Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) launched three innovative and inspirational initiatives through its participation in a dedicated platform at UAE Innovation Month’s exhibition in Sharjah, inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qassimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, which extended to February 21.
The pavilion was honored by a visit from HH the Crown Prince and was attended by HE Khalid Bin Butti Al Hajri, Director General and Ibrahim Al Jarwan, Director of the Economic Relations and Marketing department. The Crown Prince was introduced to the Chamber’s latest smart initiatives that included "Barq", "Follow Me" and the "Digital Economic Board" services.
HE Khalid Bin Butti Al Hajeri, Director General, said that the Chamber's participation in the UAE Innovation Month’s exhibition in Sharjah through a dedicated platform comes as part of its commitment to instill innovation within its institutional mechanisms and encourage the private sector to adopt innovation as a basis for development and growth. This month marks the strategic leap forward in the performance of government and private sector institutions by continuously encouraging initiatives and projects that promote services and products to record levels of excellence, quality and innovation, all combining to achieve the wise leadership’s vision to make the UAE a society happy.
Al Hajeri pointed out that the Chamber's mission within the framework of its strategic plan 2017-2021 is to facilitate the prosperity of the business sectors in Sharjah and enhance their capabilities through coordination with the economic authorities using best practices, as innovation and creativity are the only way to achieve this goal and achieving leadership at all levels of social and economic.
“Barq”, “Follow Me” and the “Digital Economic Board” represent initiatives within an outstanding package of the latest quality projects developed by the Chamber for its clients as part of adopting a culture of creativity and innovation as a methodology and corporate culture.
The "Follow Me" initiative impressed visitors at the Chamber's pavilion, which is a robot that accompanies the Chamber’s visitors and leads them to their intended destination in its headquarters by clicking on the control screen, as the robot was programmed to communicate with clients and welcome them.
"Burq" is a service launched by the Chamber under the slogan "Your Happiness is Our Goal", and it’s a device that issues the certificate of origin wherever it is located in Sharjah using "smart" devices placed in a number of selected sites such as air and sea ports, major industrial areas and government departments. With one click the service enables you to obtain a certificate of origin, certified and approved without the need to visit the Chamber’s headquarters.
The "Digital Economic Board" initiative aims to introduce the Chamber's customers and visitors to the daily transactions at the Chamber and a number of other government departments under the slogan "Your Communication is Important to Us." The smart panel provides customers with the most important data, news and economic indicators in the UAE markets that are of interest to them, providing real-time follow-up that will make clients at the heart of the economic and investment business community in Sharjah.