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HFZA lays emphasis on Food Park at inaugural Meet the Farmers Conference

Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF ZONE) was the chief guest at the inaugural Meet the Farmers Conference (MTFC) held in Dubai in November 2017.

This agro conference was the first of its kind in Dubai and the Middle East and aimed to connect large scale agro commodity producers to buyers alike, especially among the stakeholders from Africa and GCC.

In his welcome speech, Al Mazrouei called upon African farmers, participants, exhibitors and delegates to leverage the business opportunities available to them at Hamriyah Free Zone.  “The vast investment options available at HFZA in various domains serve as a growth catalyst for SMEs and multinational firms looking to expand operations and for emerging entrepreneurs with big dreams,” he said.

He also laid emphasis on HFZA’s Food Park, the region’s first city dedicated to food and commercial industries. “This new world class facility is dedicated to importing, exporting, holding and re-packaging foodstuff destined for not only the GCC region but all over the world,” he said.  Al Mazrouei also discussed the possibility of a tie-up to facilitate quicker opening of companies from Africa at the Free Zone.

Rakesh Ranjan, Chief Development Officer at HFZA gave a presentation on the Food Park, outlining its features and amenities such as warehouses, offices and labor accommodations. He also participated in a panel discussion at the conference.