Zonamerica concentrates on its ability to deliver state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities for its key marketing targets: shared service centres and regional HQs; financial services; logistics & distribution centres; software and IT; call centres; biotechnology; and consulting & auditing. One of the key benefits offered by the zone is a high level of education and literacy – almost one-third of the working population has completed vocational or university training. From Uruguay services can be rendered to all Latin American countries and to the growing Spanish-speaking market in North America.

The Zonamerica Foundation is an integral part of the technological development encouraged by this thriving zone. The foundation is a non-profit organisation which aims to create synergies between public and private institutions to empower the development of new technological applications in Uruguay and their transfer to the global market.

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Jafza has recently launched an exciting new global branding effort including a new identity and visual system. The new branding has been designed to transform the image of Jafza to better reflect the true scope of the company’s services, achievements and future ambitions. “Along with a new positioning platform and marketing campaign this change has been developed to leverage Jafza’s growth as a powerful global brand,” says Jafza’s newly appointed marketing manager, Abdalla Al Banna.

This positioning centres around the idea of being a thriving and dynamic hub of business success. The new tagline “Empowering Business. Partnering Success” reflects this as well as the pro-business attitude of the Emirate of Dubai. The free zone, Dubai Ports Authority (DPA) and Customs have merged as one corporation to be known as the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC). They are led by one chairman and share a strong, symbiotic relationship. The free zone is built around the DPA’s Jebel Ali terminal, enabling customers to take full advantage of the port’s container and general cargo operations.