The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized a business dinner that brought together 130 representatives of companies, factories and retailers of economic facilities operating in Sharjah's manufacturing sector, with the aim of discussing the needs of the economic sectors and possible areas of cooperation, and identifying the best practices and investment opportunities, supporting the growth of private sector companies and raising the emirate's reputation as a vital trading centre for the establishment and practice of business. The dinner was attended by Abdul Aziz Shataf, Assistant Director General of the Chamber for the Membership Services Sector, Director of the Sharjah Export Development Centre, Medhat Munir, Head of Affiliation and Certification, and a number of employees and members of the Chamber. Abdul Aziz Shataf stressed that this type of meetings is a true embodiment of the chamber's efforts to promote integration, cooperation and coordination to achieve the advancement of economic planning mechanisms, given its importance in exchanging constructive ideas between the Chamber and representatives of the sector, and its vital role to play in exchanging views on various issues of concern to the business community and discussing future business prospects, in line with the emirate's ambitious aspirations to build a competitive, productivity-based economy. Shataf pointed out that this meeting is a platform to discuss the most important mechanisms for the development of work, in addition to highlighting the opportunities for joint cooperation in the manufacturing sector, which is one of the most important sectors supporting the policy of diversifying the economic base pursued by the Emirate. He added that the Chamber seeks from its constant communication with sector representatives to align the emirate's strategic economic vision with their needs, with the aim of building new partnerships that contribute to achieving the emirate's sustainable economic development goals. The meeting discussed a number of proposals and initiatives to improve performance, while participants praised the role of the Chamber and its efforts in strengthening relations between the government and private sectors and raising proposals and recommendations to decision makers, in addition to launching initiatives and programs that will support different sectors and help establishing investment partnerships between them and major government projects.