The event, which will run from 1-2 May 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), is a global platform that brings together the giants of e-commerce, e-payment and retail leaders. More than 10,000 officials, experts and 350 companies from 100 countries will participate in the event.
“DAFZA recognises Dubai’s pivotal role in the e-commerce sector–being one of the leading hubs in this field. Following on our commitment to UAE Vision 2021’s goal of positioning the country among the world’s top investment destinations, we have partnered with AFEC to help build a knowledge- and innovation-based economy and encourage investors in the e-commerce industry to adopt facilities and infrastructure for ensuring the safety and success of the industry as well as promoting seamless e-commerce between businesses,” said Nasser Al Madani, Assistant Director General, DAFZA.
In conjunction with its sponsorship of the event, DAFZA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Arab Union for Electronic Commerce (EFTU), one of the unions of the Council of Arab Economic Unity in the League of Arab States, to exchange knowledge and expertise in the digital economy and electronic e-commerce through exchange and participation in the preparation of joint studies and reports related to the e-commerce market in the Arab world. According to the MoU, both parties will cooperate with Arab governments to develop and harmonise legislation and laws to facilitate the practice of electronic commerce, especially through free zones. The two parties will develop a comprehensive cooperative framework for the establishment of conferences and workshops related to electronic commerce, as well as encouraging and promoting electronic commerce in the Arab world for investors.
The agenda of the event will include a series of seminars and round tables that will be conducted by DAFZA to review and discuss best practices and solutions in the e-commerce sector, particularly across future trends that are aimed at enhancing the experience of the investment community leaders in the Free Zone.
“DAFZA is sponsoring this year’s edition of Seamless Middle East 2017 to support creative ideas and promote dialogue among industry professionals actively involved in the Middle East’s digital economy. DAFZA plays a leading role in supporting e-commerce through its wide range of integrated smart solutions and state-of-the-art facilities. These form part of our efforts to facilitate the work of foreign investors and thereby promote a healthy investment environment for all those interested in entering the industry from Dubai, the Middle East’s economic gateway,” said Amna Lootah, Assistant Director General of Finance and Commercial Operations, DAFZA.
The participation of DAFZA in the exhibition will showcase the investment and commercial advantages it offers to investors in products and services that facilitate the creation of their…