Kizad to set up Mumbai office next year

01 November 2013

OFFICIALS from Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC)’s Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) recently met with Indian business leaders at an exclusive forum held in Mumbai to announce the launching of Kizad’s Mumbai office. Kizad officials were addressing the vast growing interest of investors from the subcontinent in the Abu Dhabi-based industrial zone, acknowledging the need for the onsite office to be launched and fully operational by Q1 2014.

With around 140 guests, including key Indian business and industry leaders, and the UAE’s vice consul in Mumbai, the number of attendees went far beyond expectations, proving this forum to be a tremendous success and an inevitable step in paving the way for solid negotiations between Indian industrialists and Kizad.

The forum, held at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, opened with a keynote speech by Khaled Salmeen, CEO and managing director of Kizad. In his presentation he gave latest updates, for the first time, about the fast developing industrial zone in which nearly 40 national and international investors from a broad range of industry sectors have begun construction of their facilities. He reiterated Kizad’s benefits to Indian investors, including its accessibility to global markets, ease of doing business as well as the low operating cost environment – all vital to industries looking to invest in Kizad.

In the following panel discussion Indian industrialist Vijay Kalantri, president of the All India Association of Industries, vice chairman of the World Trade Centre Mumbai and director of the World Trade Centres Association (WTCA) New York, shed light on the current shape of Indian investment in the UAE and on the benefits Indian businesses receive by being based in the UAE. He pointed out that Kizad is an excellent investment opportunity.

Kizad is fully integrated with Khalifa Port and investors benefit from the proximity of the only semi-automated port in the region.  

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