GOIC… 40 years of efforts in support of Gulf industrial development
HE Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Ageel, Secretary General of GOIC
Forty years since the foundation of the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC), a journey full of accomplishments and successes during which the Organization contributed to laying the foundations of industrial development in GCC states and played a major role in boosting economic growth in the region.
GOIC has achieved a pioneering status as a reputable and credible consulting institution trusted by ministries, institutions, public and private companies, investors, entrepreneurs and other relevant industrial parties in the region, in addition to the trust of decision-makers.
Over the years, GOIC proved its capacity to provide constructive contributions to economic integration of industrial sectors in member states. The Organization also had remarkable contributions to determining and introducing modern industries in the GCC.
Furthermore, GOIC deployed relentless efforts to promote joint industrial endeavours; its studies and reports formed key reference materials to move the joint projects forward, particularly through the unified GCC industrial strategy. In fact, GOIC has always worked to help and prepare GCC countries to keep up with global economic and industrial changes and to benefit from these shifts to achieve the desired industrial quantum leap.
The Organization benefits from the guidance of Their Majesties and Highnesses the leaders of GCC states to strengthen joint economic endeavours. In addition, GOIC seeks to support member states and lay the foundation of economic integration, one of the Organization’s top objectives.
These 40 years bore witness to GOIC’s many fingerprints on various important achievements in the industrial sector, notably the GCC industrial map study in June 2012, put together pursuant to the request of the Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Moreover, 15 Gulf industrialists’ conferences regularly held in different member states to discuss matters of interest to the industrial sector and discuss affairs of Gulf industrialists, investors and entrepreneurs. In addition to that, GOIC introduced dozens of investment opportunities that resulted in successful projects and fruitful experiences. GOIC also developed its databases to transform them into a valuable source of industrial information in the region.
Today we celebrate forty years of history that bore witness to the endeavours of GCC countries to achieve the highest degrees of cooperation and coordination to boost a vital sector that is a pillar of the Gulf economy. Throughout these years, the Organization was supported and hosted by the State of Qatar and its leadership, notably His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry in the State of Qatar. We would like to express our deepest feelings of gratitude and appreciation to them on behalf of the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting, its staff and myself for their support and encouragement to carry on.
Forty years of Gulf industrial development, and the journey continues…