November 7, 2016 - UAE: Roberto Azevedo, Director General of World Trade Organization (WTO) received in his office in Geneva Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Chairman of the World Free Zones Organization. Also attended the meeting senior officials from both organizations.
In this meeting the Chairman of the World FZO, Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni and Mr. Roberto Azevedo, Director General of WTO, discussed ways to leverage the network and role of both multilateral organizations to transform free zones through a new initiative, the Free Zone of the Future Program. In particular, the meeting covered the strategic importance of free zones in global trade, the vital role they can play in the development of innovative, fast growth businesses across the world and how these businesses in turn could create jobs and expand economies. Dr. Al Zarooni elaborated on the Free Zone of the Future Program (FZF Program), “This innovative initiative launched by World FZO, is a global initiative for local prosperity, that aims to empower free zones and ensure that they build and contribute to a sustainable and prosperous future – one that supports the growth of local economies and communities even while benefiting from the global market dynamics.”
Through the FZF program, World FZO will bring together the ecosystem of free zone partners from around the world and help them contribute to building sustainable prosperity. The program will further expand the knowledge base of free zones and improve communications with other stakeholders. The zones will have the ability and the incentive to improve compliance with local laws and international rules governing trade in goods and services.
Both parties agreed to solidify their collaboration with a joint research project aiming to synthesize the WTO’s knowledge and expertise on international trade and the World FZO’s knowledge of how free zones operate and the extent of economic activity in and around free zones to understand better the potential role that free zones can play in economic growth and development, and deeper engagement of countries into the world trading system. Mr. Azevedo also accepted the invitation extended to him by Dr. Al Zarooni to attend the World FZO Third Annual International Conference & Exhibition taking place in Cartagena, Colombia May 3-5, 2017.
Founded in Dubai/UAE, SCLG is a membership driven industry business group with 200+ corporate members. SCLG is expanding internationally to continuously enhance its global foot-print.
Managing supply chain and logistics more effectively shall contribute to positive growth of economy in range of 3% to 5% (GDP terms).
Impact of climate change on managing supply chain should be on agenda of all supply chain professionals.
Oil and Gas industry should enlarge its theme to manage supply chains of larger energy domain.
Reduction in current level of wastage in food supply chain shall help mitigate poverty.
Managing Fresh water supply chain needs attention of all.
Sophisticated demand forecast and planning for sure helps improve efficiency of supply chain.
2nd GPCA Responsible Care Conference 2018 , InterContinental, Dubai - Festival City, UAE 06th -08th May 2018
GPCA Supply Chain Conference 2018 , InterContinental Festival City Hotel, Dubai 08th -10th May 2018
7th Supply? ?Chain? ?Finance (SCF)? ?Summit , Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Deira Dubai 09th -10th May 2018
7th Black Sea Ports and Shipping 2018 , International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, Varna, Bulgaria 08th -12th May 2018
Supply Chain Summit , Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport 05th -06th June 2018
2018 International Pharma Logistics Exhibition and Conference , SNIEC, Shanghai, China 20th -22nd June 2018
8th India Warehousing Show 2018 , Hall 8 to 12, Pragati Maidan, New Dehli 21st -23rd June 2018
Refining & Petrochemicals World Vietnam 2018 , Hanoi, Vietnam 26th -27th June 2018
16th ASEAN Ports & Shipping 2018 , Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel, Johor, Malaysia 03rd -05th July 2018
IOT World Asia , Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 18th -20th September 2018
2nd LAST MILE ASEAN Conference & Expo , BITEC, Bangkok 20th -21st September 2018
2nd Baltic Ports & Shipping 2018 , Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, Riga, Latvia 25th -27th September 2018
4th China International Internet & E-commerce Expo , Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center 11th -13th October 2018
East Africa Utlities Expo , Kenyatta International Convention Center Nairobi, Kenya 25th -27th September 2018
15th Trans Middle East 2018 , Intercontinental Aqaba Resort, Jordan 23rd -25th October 2018
Procurement 4.0 , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
2nd Annual Modern Warehousing , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
4th Annual Fleet Management , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
FoodEx Saudi 2018 , Jeddah Centre For Forums And Events Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 12th -15th November 2018
20th Intermodal Africa 2018 , Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana 27th -29th November 2018
Refining & Petrochemicals World China 2018 , Beijing, China 05th -07th November 2018
Refining & Petrochemicals World Thailand 2019 , Bangkok, Thailand 23rd -24th January 2019