SCCI achieves 2022 targets, membership up by 7%
Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has announced that all targets set for this year 2022 have been achieved as planned and according to the key performance indicators (KPI) as well as operational plans.
Several objectives, including encouraging Sharjah's sustainable economic development, satisfying the needs of the business community, solidifying the emirate's trade performance flexibility, and attracting direct investments, have been realized.
The total number of registered memberships in 2022 increased by 7% to 59,882, while the number of certificates of origin reached 66,795 by the end of November this year, with a value of exports exceeding AED 25 billion.
These statistics were revealed during the SCCI’s 3rd meeting of the 16th session of the Board of Directors, held at the Chamber’s premises and headed by HE Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, HE Walid Abdul Rahman Bukhatir, Second Deputy Chairman, Board members, HE Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director-General, and Assistant Directors-General.
A number of important topics have been discussed during the meeting, with the Chamber also approving its 2023 budget, exploring ways to bring about its strategic objectives and diversify its financial resources in order to carry out its plans and projects as planned across all economic sectors.
The Chamber also discussed mechanisms for improving the business environment and fostering the sustainable performance of the private sector in Sharjah, and boosting SCCI institutional performance through the implementation of training programs intended to provide quality services to SCCI members and the business community in general.
The meeting touched on the previous year's goals, which fulfilled all KPIs set to meet the Chamber's targets, including promoting Sharjah’s position as a recognized regional investment hub. The Board also reviewed progress made on a number of projects and initiatives being implemented to upgrade the Chamber’s services.
HE Abdullah Al Owais said that milestones reached in 2022 reflected the Chamber's vital role in improving the emirate's economic environment, developing business sectors, encouraging investments, revitalizing trade, expanding business networks, improving institutional performance, and investing in human resources.
For his part, HE Mohammed Amin Al Awadi reviewed the targets achieved under the Chamber’s action plans for the support services , communication and business sectors as well as other departments and offices at the Chamber. He shed light on the impact that action plans have had on business performance development and the implementation of SCCI's strategic programs. Al Awadi affirmed that the Chamber made quality achievements in 2022, improving service quality and excellence and supporting institutional excellence.
A presentation was delivered on the progress seen by the Chamber’s Sharjah Excellence Award 2022, highlighting efforts made to promote the Award, fostering a culture of institutional excellence and quality management and improving performance.
The Board was also briefed on efforts being made by the Chamber’s branches in the eastern and central regions to serve members, and reviewed programmes, initiatives, events, and festivals organized by the Chamber to strengthen cooperation with government entities and serve the emirate’s business community.