11 November 2012
Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) today made its debut in the United Kingdom while participating as the lead sponsor of the 4th Abu Dhabi Investment Forum, held in London, under the patronage of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, in the presence of H.E. Nasser Ahmed Alsowaidi, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development.
At the Forum, delegates from leading United Kingdom businesses learnt about Kizad, where different plots of land are geared toward serving the needs of specific industries. Benefits offered by the industrial zone include tailor-made utilities and infrastructure in a stable, tax-free environment with easy access to global markets.
Commenting on Kizad’s participation in the 4th Abu Dhabi Investment Forum, Mr. Khaled Salmeen said:
“With the UK as one of Kizad’s most important markets, we are pleased to have the opportunity to meet with UK business leaders at the Abu Dhabi Investment Forum. We believe that the competitive advantages of Kizad unique and we look forward to highlighting how UK companies can grow and prosper in the Abu Dhabi market through investing in Kizad.”
Following the Forum, FDi Intelligence, in association with Kizad, will be hosting a Financial Times Limited event titled, “New Industry Opportunities in Abu Dhabi: Maximising the Competitive Advantages of Kizad’s World Class Industrial Zone”. The event will include a keynote address by Mr. Tony Douglas, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and panel discussions with Middle East and UK business development experts who will provide insight regarding the benefits associated with expanding into the Abu Dhabi marketplace. Topics of discussion include, “Outlining the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030”, “Locating Industry in Kizad to Access Markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and “Growing Your Business in Abu Dhabi – Outlining the Financial and Legal Issues.”
This event will target senior executives from businesses with links to Kizad’s key clusters, including: aluminium; steel; engineered metal products; Mixed use including (pharmaceuticals and healthcare equipment; food; paper, printing, and packaging); trade and logistics.
Kizad’s strategy is to attract world-class companies from around the globe, and to establish international industry best practices. Kizad will set new standards for industrial zone infrastructure, environment and operation, reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s global competitive advantage and contributing towards Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030.