Jafza targets African business investment
As part of a high-level delegation led by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Trade, Jafza showcased its multiple, value-added business-friendly suite of offerings for the first time at the recently concluded Africa’s Big 7 Exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Showing keen interest in setting up their regional operations at the free zone, a large number of F&B traders and manufacturers visited the Jafza stand at the biggest food, retail and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) exhibition on the continent.
Exhibitors included wholesalers, suppliers and manufacturers of products, technologies and equipment to the retail industry.
Over 400 companies and 9000 professionals participated in the event, of which 30 per cent of participating companies were food manufacturers and 22 per cent were exporters and distributors.
Ibrahim Mohamed Al Janahi, deputy CEO, Jafza and CCO, EZW-UAE Region said: “Africa is among the world’s most rapidly growing economic regions and presents enormous potential for increased trade and investment.”
“Jafza will continue to target new companies in emerging markets in the continent and is committed to achieving the economic objectives of Dubai by offering world-class services and providing an ideal work environment that attracts foreign investments,” he added.