Posted by Bob Brunskill
The Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) is preparing to welcome over 200 international and regional delegates ahead of its hosting of the World Free Zone Convention 2010 on November 2nd-3rd.
According to Arabian Supply Chain, the event, which is the first of its kind to be held in the Middle East, will review the challenges facing free zones worldwide in the current economic climate.
The conference will be held at the Al Hamra Convention Centre and will feature a keynote address by Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the UAE minister of foreign trade who was recently voted by Forbes magazine as the most powerful Arab woman and the 70th most influential woman in world politics.
Other speakers at the event include Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, chairman of RAK FTZ, and Graham Mather, chairman of the World Free Zone Convention and president of the European Policy Forum for London and Brussels.
"Through an honest assessment of the current scenario and constructive dialogue, we will be looking at the potential avenues to differentiate free zone offerings and create value for our customers," commented Sheikh Faisal.