SAIF Zone to attract Indian IT investors
SHARJAH – Sharjah International Airport Free Zone (SAIF Zone) successfully participated in the two-day India Innovation Summit that concluded in Bangalore on Saturday (from 8th to 9th August).
Saud Al Mazrouei, Director of Sharjah International Airport Free Zone (SAIF Zone) and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA), who led the delegation to the two-day India Innovation Summit, said that Karnataka‘s Chief Minister and other senior officials visited the Zone‘s pavilion during the summit.
The event that was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) attracted over 550 CEOs, CXOs, R&D Heads, IT Heads, Heads of Innovation, Innovation Consultants, International delegates, Academia and Trade officials. SAIF Zone was the international partner for the event.
“We have received a warm response from the summit that was held at Hotel ITC Royal Gardenia in Bangalore. SAIF ZONE has conducted two meetings with the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Confederation of Indian Industry during the summit. The response was very good and we hope that some Indian companies will move to our zone. We have strategic plans for the Indian IT sector as we are going to focus more on it” stated Al Mazrouei.
“Many well-known Indian firms, including Godrej and Wipro, already has a presence in the zone,” he said.
“India is set to introduce mobile governance, making all the major services available to users on their fingertips and many a companies are interested in the SAIF Zone as it has excellent sea, land and air transport links with access to over two billion consumers across the GCC, the CIS, Asian sub-continent, parts of Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe,”Al Mazrouei said.
Renewing his Zone’s commitment to further developing the IT sector, Al Mazrouei said, “We will make the SAIF Zone the most preferred destination for global investment. We have a business savvy set-up with state-of-the-art facilities including pre-built warehouses in a choice of sizes, land on lease for unrestricted development, and a host of other features.”
Mohammed Salem Al Mahmoud, commercial director of the SAIF Zone, Ali Mohammed Al Mutawa, sales officer, were the other senior members of the delegation.