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Jeddah trade forum to boost partnerships



Published: Apr 7, 2011 00:27 Updated: Apr 7, 2011 00:27

JEDDAH: Jeddah 2011 trade forum will be held from May 16 to 18 under the theme: “Trade… Partnership and Investment… Development and Success.”

More than 500 traders and other delegates will take part in the forum, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) Chairman Saleh Kamel said on Wednesday.

The forum, being held under the sponsorship of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, is aimed at creating a flexible environment to boost trade and investment, Kamel said.

The three-day event will highlight the role of commercial chambers in stepping up trade promotion and economic stability by strengthening partnership between public and private sectors, said Kamel.

He said the forum would also focus on legal aspects of trade transactions and government procedures.

A safe trading environment will help ensure quality of services and products, he said, adding that delegates would discuss ways of promoting such issues.

Risk analysis, e-trade and support for small and medium enterprises will also be on the forum agenda, he said.

Kamel also said the forum will discuss ways to easing government procedures and improving transparency in commodity prices.

JCCI trade committee Chairperson Nashwa bint Abdul Hadi Taher said the forum is expected to recommend new strategies to end the menace of fake and counterfeit products. Delegates are likely to discuss quality standards and measures to curb commercial fraud.

“Rules and regulations must be activated to preserve the rights of consumers, producers and traders,” she pointed out.

She said an exhibition, being held on the sidelines of the the forum, will raise awareness about intellectual property rights.

Nashwa, who is also the chairperson of the forum, said experts in trade, economy, banking, law, investment and culture, would speak at the event.


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