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The Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) has welcomed a new directive issued by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to build a new HQ for EPA, which will be situated near Sharjah Expo Centre. Senior EPA officials emphasised that the directive reflects the Sharjah Ruler’s unwavering support to the local publishing sector, and noted that the new EPA offices will provide the Association with an ideal environment to realise its goals and strategies which have been set to serve Sharjah and the UAE.

Fuad Mustafa Abazid, Chairman of Al Fuad Exchanged, has donated AED1 million, equivalent to one million meals, to the 100 Million Meals campaign, the first humanitarian campaign of its kind in the Arab world to provide food parcels for disadvantaged individuals and families across 30 countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Since its inception in May 2017, AREA 2071, the innovation ecosystem of Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), has hosted more than 780 physical and over 80 virtual events, including conferences, forums, workshops and interactive sessions, that have attracted more than 26,000 participants from around the world. The ecosystem has also organized many innovation programs, including ones from TechStars and Microsoft; and has run 7 successful accelerator programs, welcoming over 660 participants, representing 227 startups, 45 of which have established offices in the UAE, resulting in the creation of 600 jobs.  

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