The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the organization of Abu Dhabi-Korea Healthcare Week from 26 – 29 October
- Abu Dhabi-Korea Healthcare Week comes to top off the strategic cooperation between the Chamber and Gangnam Ju Region in Korea
- The schedule of the Week includes a webinar on the investment opportunities in the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the organization of Abu Dhabi-Korea Healthcare Week from 26 – 29 October in cooperation with the Department of Health Abu Dhabi, Mubadala Healthcare, SEHA, Korea International Trade Association (KITA), Gangnam Ju Region Office and the Ministry of SMEs and Startups in Korea.
Organizing the week comes to discuss the available investment opportunities in the healthcare sector and to increase the cooperation between the companies operating in the healthcare sector in the two countries.
The schedule of the week included a webinar on the healthcare market and investment opportunities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and a number of b2b matchmaking between the suppliers of medical equipment and leading beauty clinics.
Abu Dhabi-Korea Healthcare Week comes to top off the strategic cooperation between the Abu Dhabi Chamber and Gangnam Ju Region in Korea and to expand the channels of trade and cultural and tourism exchange between the two sides.
This prestigious event also comes to cope with the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the UAE and Korea, which witnessed rapid development in all sectors including energy, manufacturing, retail and wholesale, logistics, IT, telecommunications, financial services, construction, properties and ports management to name just a few.
Commenting on the organization of the event, His Excellency Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, said, “We are honored to organize this outstanding week that brings entrepreneurs and investors in the Korean healthcare sector with their counterparts in the UAE under one roof to explore the available investment opportunities in this sector.
We feel very proud that Abu Dhabi has become a destination for the most promising investment opportunities thanks to the unlimited support of the wise leadership in preparing a proper investment climate to attract the biggest international and multinational companies to Abu Dhabi which would help in realizing the comprehensive and sustainable development in the emirate.”
Efficient Healthcare Ecosystem
Neil David Clark, Acting Healthcare Licensing and Medical Education Director at Department of Health, said: “Over the last years, Abu Dhabi has established itself as a unique hub for efficient and high-quality healthcare ecosystem. It is known for its robust and advanced infrastructure and regulatory framework set into place, in order to achieve the vision of the UAE wise leadership to ensure the health and wellbeing of all members of the community. It has become a destination that attracts top international healthcare facilities that will contribute to continue providing world-class healthcare services, further enhance them and maintain their sustainability.”
“Abu Dhabi-Korea Healthcare Week is a great platform to showcase Abu Dhabi as a leading investment destination and identify the current and future investment opportunities that Abu Dhabi’s healthcare sector has to offer. We will also shed light on the Capacity Master plan which is an essential and comprehensive reference for investors interested in the Emirate's healthcare sector. We look forward to boosting further joint cooperation and knowledge sharing between the two countries in the healthcare field.” Clark added.
Hasan Jasem Al Nowais, Senior Vice President at Mubadala Healthcare, said, “We are very grateful to the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Gangnam Ju Region in Korea for creating this opportunity to establish mutually beneficial relationships with members of the healthcare and health tourism industry in Korea. We are proud to support this initiative through sharing our expertise derived from Mubadala healthcare’ various leading facilities. This event will shed light on the resilience and flexibility of the healthcare sectors of both nations, and we believe that the relationships forged will help us move into a new post-pandemic era of healthcare.”
Dr. Anwar Sallam, Group Chief Medical Officer, SEHA, said: "As the UAE's largest healthcare network, SEHA recognizes the immense value in partnering with and learning from international partners, and is looking forward to exploring collaboration opportunities in Korea. We are committed to delivering on the vision of the nation's leadership in advancing and transforming the healthcare industry, and will leverage the great experience and insights from our Korean partners in ensuring that we do so in accordance with international best practice and excellent standards."
It is worth noting that Abu Dhabi Chamber is playing an active role in realizing Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 and in enhancing the place of the emirate as an exceptional trade, tourism and economic destination by contributing to the efforts of attracting FDI, especially in healthcare considering it one of the key sectors and the fastest growing in the country.
The Chamber has also opened a representative trade office in the Korean Capital Seoul in 2015, which acts as a communication bridge between the two countries. The representative office works on promoting the available investment opportunities in Abu Dhabi and helps in holding partnerships and economic and investment cooperation as well as supporting businesses in both Abu Dhabi and Korea.