Sharjah Chapter

The Sharjah Chapter of the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK) was formally established on June 11th 2012 during a business and networking luncheon at Al Qasba organized in collaboration with Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Hamriyah Free Zone.

The event was attended by a number of eminent speakers including H.E. Klaus HD Ranner, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dubai, H.E. Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, Shurooq CEO, H.E. Hussain Mohammed Al Mahmoudi, Director General of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Humaid Al Khatiri, Commercial Director of Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone), Dr. Peter Göpfrich, AHK CEO, and Mr. Martin Böll, Bureau Chief, Germany Trade & Invest Dubai.

The Emirate of Sharjah has accumulated quite a lot of “stakes” in business exchange between Germany and the UAE and has attracted a number of investors from Germany (direct subsidiaries of German companies as well as Sharjah-based local companies with business links to Germany).The aim of the Sharjah Chapter is to tighten the relationship with the Emirate of Sharjah and to connect all existing AHK members as well as all other German companies based in Sharjah, local authorities and Emirati businesses interested in cooperation with German companies.One of the main focuses will be the tight collaboration with local authorities and organizations such as the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) as well as the two free zones based in the Emirate, Hamriyah Free Zone Authority and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF-Zone).Also the German School in Sharjah will be in the focus of care by the Sharjah Chapter.

Activities & Events

• 01.03.2014 - AHK Sharjah BBQ Party
The Sharjah Chapter of the German-Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK), in collaboration with the German International School Sharjah (DISS) has organized a friendly get-together BBQ party for its members and friends at the beautiful gardens of the DISS.
The guests enjoyed German specialties such as German Brat & Curry Wurst, Hot dogs, and Beef & Camel Burgers provided by Gulf Meat Products FZC, as well as Sollenwerk & Feinkost products and Granini & Rauch beverages provided by Ghassan Ahmed Al Sulaiman Trading (GAAST).
We thank our generous sponsors and the German International School Sharjah for the wonderful day and hope to repeat the event again soon!

Pictures from the event are available here.
Video from the event was kindly provided by Gulf Meat Products FZC and can be found here.

• 16.07.2013 - AHK Sharjah Business Networking Sohour
The Sohour event, organized by the AHK and Sharjah Investment & Development Authority (Shurooq) with kind support of the Al Amiri Group and VS Furniture Middle East FZC, was yet another interesting activity offered to Sharjah Chapter Members & Friends, as well as local authorities in order to jointly celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. 
Held in the ornamental ambience of El Manza restaurant located in the heart of Al Majaz Waterfront, the guests enjoyed Moroccan delicacies, accompanied by traditional music and colourful fountain show.
Event picture gallery is available here.

• 17.06.2013 - Sharjah Chapter Meeting
The meeting of the Sharjah Chapter of the AHK was organised in cooperation with Sharjah Investment & Development Authority (Shurooq) and took place in the premises of the German International School Sharjah (DISS). Several topics including structure of the chapter, future events, as well as daily business and life in the emirate of Sharjah were discussed. 
The next meeting of the Chapter is scheduled for September 2013. 

• 26.02.2013 - Sharjah - German Roundtable
The event aimed to shed light on a number of strategic possibilities for increased mutually beneficial cooperation between the economic sectors of Sharjah and Germany, which include travel & tourism, logistics, renewable energies, healthcare. The attendance of Government bodies, Sharjah-based companies, and German businessmen and investors proved their strong interest in further development of the Emirate of Sharjah, as well as successful cooperation between Sharjah Investment & Development Authority (Shurooq) and the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Comerce (AHK).
The participants were honoured to be welcomed by H.H. Sheikha Hoor Bint Sultan Al Qassimi and H.H. Sheikha Nawar Al Qassimi, who enabled them to visit the Sharjah Art Foundation in the Heart of Sharjah at the end of the program.
The event was kindly hosted by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) at the amazing location - Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Agenda

    Shurooq Presentation 1 and 2 

   Picture gallery

• 11.06.2012 - 1st AHK Business and Networking Luncheon in Sharjah
The aim of the event was to tighten our relationship with the Emirate of Sharjah and to establish a so called “Sharjah Chapter” of the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK). In order to understand the needs and expectations of the business community and to integrate them within the framework of the Chapter, all existing AHK members as well as all other German companies based in Sharjah, local authorities and Emirati businesses interested in cooperation with German companies were invited to attend the session.
The event was organized together with Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and kindly supported by Hamriyah Free Zone Authority.
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