The Expo Centre Sharjah has made a call for assistance in reviving the exhibition industry once the coronavirus crisis subsides.
Major events in the construction world - including Big 5 Saudi - have been postponed because of the outbreak, while Expo 2020 organisers are considering pushing back this year's event because of the global disruption caused.
State-held news agency Wam reports that Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, emphasised the need for joint efforts to promote economic and investment opportunities worldwide by scaling up the competitiveness, performance, and sustainable growth.
"The Sharjah government recently approved a stimulus package to support the government and private institutions, business sectors and individuals, including the Expo Centre," he said.
"This would help enhance the confidence of the business community and local and international companies in this industry."