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Zoho signs MoU with Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Zoho signs MoU with Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai to foster innovation amongst young developers Through this partnership, Zoho will enable developers & IT undergraduates to transform their ideas into deployable, real-life solutions using its low-code platform, Creator Dubai, UAE- 5 July, 2022:  Zoho Corp., a leading global technology company, and School of Engineering & IT, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Dubai have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate hands-on training and knowledge-transfer to the institute’s developer community. The MoU was signed by Ali Shabdar, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Zoho and Dr. S. K. Pandey, Dean – STEM Programs and Chairperson, School of Engineering & IT, MAHE Dubai. The agreement aims to empower the next ......read more

Zoho Joins Forces with Falak Investment Hub to Digitally Empower Startups and Young Talents in Saudi

- Zoho will provide startups under the Falak network USD 2500 wallet credit to access any of Zoho's products - Falak and Zoho are conducting a series of bootcamp sessions to nurture young talents’ ideas and help them build MVPs using latest technology Riyadh, Saudi Arabia- 05 July, 2022: Zoho Corp., a leading global technology company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi-based Falak Investment Hub to work together to digitally empower youth and startups in Saudi, and support them in their digital transformation journey.  As per the MoU, Zoho will provide startups associated with the Falak Investment Hub network wallet credit worth USD 2500, an initiative by the 'Zoho for Startups' program. The wallet credit can be used for accessing any of its 50+ products. In addition, members of ......read more

BNI Concludes the First Annual BNI EXPO UAE and Members Day 2022

• An annual event bringing together over 600 delegates to celebrate the successes and achievements of growth in business and networking • For over 17 years now, BNI in the UAE is well attended by business professionals and has immensely contributed to better capitalizing on their capabilities and optimizing innovation while creating a favorable environment for businesses to transform the nation’s economy.  • As part of BNI’s initiatives for members to thrive, the BNI UAE EXPO and Members Day 2022 was held on July 2, 2022, from 9AM – 6 PM   5th July 2022 Dubai United Arab Emirates, Business Network International (BNI), the World's Largest Business Networking and Referral Organization, hosts the first BNI Expo UAE and Members Day on July 2, 2022, at the JW Marriott Marquis. With ......read more

CEOs Consultative Council of UAE Banks Federation Holds its First Meeting

Abu Dhabi, UAE; 04 July 2022:  The CEOs Consultative Council of UAE Banks Federation (UBF), the umbrella body representing banks operating in the UAE and the unified voice for the UAE banking sector, held its first meeting under the chairmanship of H.E. Mohammad Omran Al Shamsi, Vice Chairman of UBF, Chairman of RAK Bank, and attended by CEOs of UBF member banks.   The CEOs Consultative Council was established as per the resolutions of the UAE Banks Federation General Assembly meeting and Board of Directors meeting, held in December 2021 and April 2022, to complement the CEOs’ Advisory Council. The newly established council will provide a broader platform for CEOs of member banks to share their opinions, benefit from their experiences, and widen decision-making bases. The CEOs Consultative Council represents ......read more

SBA Launches Lightning Source Sharjah, bringing the World's Largest Print-on-demand and Distribution Services ‘Ingram' to the Middle East

The new facility opened recently in Sharjah Publishing City FZ will enable publishers access to Ingram Content Group’s robust distribution network of 40,000 retailers globally    • The Sharjah facility has the capacity to process print-on-demand orders within 24 hours and can ship to select destinations within 48 hours.  • Equipped with first-rate technology and digital publishing innovations, new facility can quickly process and ship print-on-demand orders, reducing waste and lowering carbon footprint.    Sharjah, July 04, 2022:  Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and Ingram Content Group’s print-on-demand company, Lightning Source LLC, have launched a joint venture, ‘Lightning Source Sharjah’, bringing the world’s first large-scale print-on-demand operations ......read more

Hotpack Launches New Showroom in Salalah; Expands Operations in Oman

Dubai, July 04, 2022: Hotpack, the UAE based global leader in disposable food packaging products, has inaugurated a new showroom in Salalah. The new showroom is Hotpack’s second in Oman and with this expansion, the company expects to increase its foothold in Oman and the GCC region. The inauguration was attended by Shura Council member Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed bin Hassan Sabanot. Hotpack Group General Manager and Executive Director, PB Zainuddin, Deputy General Manager Mujeeb, Country Manager Ratheesh V. Pillai, as well as Sahad and Bismil Rahman of Salalah Branch were also present.  Commenting on the launch of the new showroom, Group Executive Director of Hotpack Global, Mr. Zainudeen Beeravunni said, “This showroom marks a significant expansion of our operations in the Oman market. We expect that with this showroom, ......read more

Mashreq Partners with Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education to Strengthen UAE's Emiratization Push

• Selected TechUp graduates will be welcomed annually from Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation’s NOMU Initiative to receive paid internships with Mashreq • TechUp, part of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education’s NOMU Initiative, is designed to help 25,000 Emirati youth compete in the global labor market for the jobs of tomorrow   Dubai, UAE, 04 July 2022: Mashreq Bank has signed a strategic partnership with the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education to support its recently launched NOMU Initiative. The multi-sector national youth development project is designed to impact 25,000 Emirati nationals with market-driven, industry-led training and work integrated learning opportunities to improve their employability and support the national priority areas of the United Arab ......read more

Dream the Golden Dream with Mahzooz this Summer and Win a Kilogram of Gold!

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 4 July 2022:  Mahzooz, the leading weekly draw in the UAE that has so far created 24 millionaires, is celebrating the arrival of summer in style with the announcement of the Golden Summer Draw, where one lucky participant can win one kilogram of 22ct gold in addition to the usual prizes. Everyone who takes part in the Mahzooz weekly draws in July 2022 will automatically be entered into the Golden Summer Draw which will be held on 30 July 2022, along with the grand and raffle draw. Entrants can participate in Mahzooz by registering via www.mahzooz.ae and purchasing a bottle of water for AED 35. Each bottle gives them an entry through one line into the grand draw, another entry into the weekly raffle draw and this month, an additional chance to win one kilogram of gold through the Golden Summer ......read more

QNET goes Home with 11 Wins for Another Successful Awards Year

Dubai – July 04, 2022:  QNET, the Asian direct selling giant, is celebrating an immensely successful 2022 awards campaign by bagging eleven wins at various award competitions in the past few months. The company received multiple awards from the 2022 TITAN Business Awards, The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, The PR Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie®️ Awards 2022 and the 2022 HERMES Creative Awards. The successful 2022 awards campaign by QNET comes following the company’s stellar performance in 2021 with 33 wins. At the start of the year, QNET also swept the AVA Digital Awards with 5 wins, exceeding their performance in the 2021 edition when they had wins.  The company earned its accolades for various innovative social and PR, social media, and marketing communication campaigns through ......read more

Women Reign Supreme at the 82nd Mahzooz Grand Draw

• All-female cast of Mahzooz Raffle Draw winners scored big    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 1 July 2022: On the back of the AED 10,000,000 win in the 81st Mahzooz Grand Draw, spirits were high in the 82nd draw. Indeed, a testament to the fact that Mahzooz changes lives overnight. However, it was a different surprise this week when all three Raffle Draw winners were women from different continents.    Oana, Rachel and Barbara, originally from Romania, Philippines, and Uganda respectively, took home AED 100,000, each after they won the three Raffle Draw prizes.   The three raffle winners have plans for how they will use their Mahzooz winnings to improve the lives of their families and themselves.    Oana is from Romania and is currently based in Ras Al-Khaimah. The newly wed ......read more

Rahul Titus Appointed as Ogilvy's Global Head of Influence

30 June, 2022: Ogilvy PR has named industry leader Rahul Titus as the first Global Head of Influence. Since 2017, Rahul has worked with Ogilvy’s Influence team in the UK to establish the agency’s dominant position and authority in this space. In this new role for the agency, Rahul will build on the existing momentum by scaling Ogilvy’s Influence capabilities across the global Ogilvy network. Rahul will continue to expand the Influence footprint in partnership with the agency’s earned and social teams, and will work closely with other Ogilvy businesses to unlock new growth opportunities through Influence-enabled content and experiences. Rahul will continue to have a strong base in the UK as he leads the Global team to drive Influence forward for clients, reporting to Ogilvy PR Global CEO, Julianna ......read more

LG Earns Robot Safety Control Certification from Det Norske Veritas

First in the World to Receive ISO 13849-1 Certification for Mobile Service Robots,  LG Confirms Its Leadership in the Field of Robot Safety Technology DUBAI, June 29, 2022 — LG Electronics (LG) has again proven its technological capabilities and commitment to creating safe, new innovations for a better life, becoming the first company in the world to receive the ISO 13849-1 certification* for its safety controller module utilized in mobile service robots. The new certification applies to LG’s advanced safety controllers for robots and was issued by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), an international accredited registrar and classification body headquartered in Norway.  LG’s newly developed safety controller for robots ensures the highest level of operational safety and reliability by actively managing ......read more

Qatar brings Global Photography App, ‘Explorest,' to the Middle East

• Visitors can now discover more than 75 locations in Qatar • App’s Qatar Location Insights unlocked for the first 12 months   Following the successful launch of Explorest in some of the world’s most photographed cities including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Qatar Tourism has partnered with Explorest to debut in the region and unveil 75 of the greatest places to take photos across Qatar.  The partnership sets the app to become the go-to digital travel companion for amateur and professional photographers wishing to capture unique images of the country’s diverse natural assets, architecture, cultural hotspots and more.   First-time or returning travellers to Qatar from the region, as well as professional and amateur photographers can ......read more

Brazil to Continue Creating Opportunities with Results Achieved by Expo 2020 Participation

DUBAI – June 27, 2022: Brazil will continue creating influence in the global marketplace in line with the results the nation created with its participation at the recently concluded Expo 2020 Dubai.  About 1,030 Brazilian companies that became part of their pavilion at the Expo, secured business deals of USD 648 million during the event and are expecting additional deals worth USD 3.4 billion in the next 12 months in food, cosmetics, furniture, aerospace, leather, oil and gas sectors, according to an official statement.  “The Brazil pavilion, being positioned among the five most visited pavilions of the Expo 2020, hosted 2.1 million visitors with an average of 11,700 visitors daily during the six-month-long event. We are determined to enhance the impact of the results created at the Expo Dubai with excellent ......read more

1,405 Winners Score Total Prize Money of AED 1,777,050 at the 82nd Mahzooz Grand Draw

• Three Raffle Draw winners take home AED 100,000 each   United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 27, June 2022: Following the stunning top prize win of AED 10,000,000 in last week’s Grand Draw, a substantial AED 1,777,050 was awarded to 1,405 lucky winners at the 82nd Mahzooz Grand Draw on Saturday, 25 June 2022. Operated by EWINGS, Mahzooz is the leading weekly live draw in the UAE that has awarded over AED 200,000,000 in prize money to date.   The wins keep on coming Overall, the 82nd Mahzooz Draw saw  1,405 winners, including 39 participants who matched 4 out of the 5 numbers, sharing a total prize kitty of AED 1,000,000 among themselves. Each of the winners took home AED 25,641. Meanwhile, 1,363 participants won AED 350 each after matching 3 out of 5 numbers.   Guaranteed Raffle ......read more

Make it in the Emirates Forum Concludes with Signing of 32 Industrial Partnership Agreements

1,800 industrial stakeholders, investors and 24 Prominent Exhibitors participated in the forum AED 110 billion of offtake agreements unveiled Event witnessed the announcement of promising opportunities across 11 industrial sectors Forum identified 300 products to be manufactured locally, contributing AED 6 billion to GDP annually Agreements set to leverage purchasing power of 12 leading national companies   Abu Dhabi, UAE. 23 June 2022 - The Make in the Emirates Forum, organized by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (AD DED), has concluded with the signing of 32 agreements between government entities, industrial companies, and financing institutions. 1,800 stakeholders from the industrial sector and investors and 24 leading companies ......read more

TCL Joins Hands with Retail Giant Jashanmal to bring Top-of-the-Range Home Appliances in GCC

Jashanmal will become the strategic partner of TCL and distributor of its wide range of home appliances and ACs in the region.  Dubai – June 23, 2022: TCL Electronics (1070.HK), the global No.2 LCD TV brand and a pioneer in consumer electronics and home appliances, has entered into a strategic alliance with Jashanmal, one of the leading retail groups in the GCC. The partnership will enable TCL to reach a wider customer base with its top-of-the-line home appliances and air conditioners (AC) for the first time in the UAE, Oman, and Bahrain. The partnership with Jashanmal is part of TCL’s expansion strategy in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Jashanmal will be a key partner for TCL in the region, launching their extensive range of home appliance products and newest FreshIN ACs as well as handling end-to-end ......read more

Infracorp Reports $6.2m Profit in Q1 2022

• Infracorp generates  $17.4 million revenue during first three months of 2022 • Infracorp brings sustainable social infrastructure development platform to investors around the world   23, June 2022:  Infracorp, the social infrastructure group recently announced by GFH Financial Group, achieves a net profit of $6.2 million on a revenue of $17.4 million during the first three months of 2022. Making its first financial disclosure since launching earlier this year, Infracorp reported it currently has $3 billion of assets under management.   Infracorp was established in January 2022 to bring sustainable social infrastructure development products to investors around the world, generating long-term returns and adding lasting value to communities. Eventually managing a portfolio of around $3 billion ......read more

Mahzooz Grand Draw Celebrates AED 10 Million Winner!

The winner of the 81st weekly draw is the 23rd Mahzooz multi-millionaire  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 22 June 2022: In just a short amount of time, Mahzooz, the leading weekly draw in the UAE, has created 23 multi-millionaires.  Last week’s Grand Draw saw another lucky top prize winner.  On Saturday 18 June 2022, Engin, an ecstatic Dubai expat who is originally  from Turkey, scooped up the top prize of 10 Million Dirhams. To put the win into perspective, this prize money, could buy him a lifetime that is devoid of financial anxiety.  Engin was invited to the premises of EWINGS, Managing Operator of Mahzooz,  to celebrate the win and to receive the  cheque that will change his life immensely. At the media event, Farid Samji, CEO of EWINGS, said  after presenting the cheque to the ......read more

Sharjah FDI Office Taps into Investment Opportunities in High-Growth Competitive Sectors at Budapest Meet

Panel discussion titled ‘Investment Opportunities in Sharjah’ organised during ‘Sharjah Business Day in Hungary’ steps up economic cooperation between the two sides June 19, 2022:  The Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah), an affiliate of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), has strengthened ties with potential investors and businesses from across Hungary and members of the Hungarian and Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry in a bid to expand commercial, industrial and investment cooperation in several high-priority sectors during a networking event hosted in Budapest. Invest in Sharjah organised the ‘Sharjah Business Day in Hungary’ at the Matild Palace in the Hungarian capital to promote investment opportunities in competitive sectors and to highlight the ......read more

Arab Bank “Best Bank in the Middle East 2022”

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - 18, June 2022: Arab Bank has recently received the “Best Bank in the Middle East 2022” award by New York-based international publication “Global Finance”, for the seventh year in a row.  This global recognition came as part of Global Finance’s 29th Annual Best Bank Awards and was made by the editors of Global Finance after extensive consultations with corporate financial executives, bankers and banking consultants, and analysts throughout the world. In selecting top banks, Global Finance considered several factors that included: growth in assets, profitability, geographic reach, strategic relationships, new business development and innovation in products. Winning criteria also included the banks that attended carefully to their customers’ needs in difficult markets ......read more

Al-Futtaim Group Organizes Open Day to Recruit Young Emirati Talent

Outstanding success with more than 800 participants offered the opportunity to work in the Private Sector Dubai, UAE, 15 June 2022: With the goal of contributing to the UAE Government’s private sector Emiratisation strategy and in line with the pillars of its Emiratisation strategy (Sinyar), yesterday the Al-Futtaim Group hosted an Open Day to recruit young Emirati talent. The event, which was attended by hundreds of young Emiratis, was dedicated to attracting promising, passionate, and ambitious Emirati talent looking for job opportunities in the private sector to build a successful future for the UAE.  The event witnessed a large turnout of male and female applicants, with the Al-Futtaim Group HR representatives welcoming around 814 job seekers. All attendees were interviewed to work across all departments of the group ......read more

Central Trading Company Appointed as the Sole Distributor of Davanti Tyres for UAE

Central Trading Company, a member of Al Rostamani Group, is appointed as the Sole distributor for British tyre brand Davanti across all UAE territories. Al Rostamani Group is one of the largest and oldest conglomerates in the United Arab Emirates. The Group has grown steadfastly and conscientiously over the last 65 years with the guiding principles of Commitment, Care and Vision. Launched in 2015, Davanti Tyres combines expert engineering, advanced manufacturing processes, extensive testing and progressive development. Advanced silica compounds combined with innovative tread designs ensure that every Davanti tyre delivers excellent quality, high durability, safety, efficiency and driving comfort for good value within the mid-range market. Mr. Mohammed Aqel, General Manager of Central Trading Company, has expressed his enthusiasm ......read more

Lenovo Celebrates Channel Success in Gulf

June 14, 2022 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Building on its 100% channel-led approach, Lenovo has celebrated its annual channel awards in the United Arab Emirates. The ceremony was held to celebrate the success of Lenovo’s channel partners in supporting and delivering on key digital transformation projects in the GULF region across both its intelligent device (IDG) group and infrastructure solutions divisions (ISG). 28 award winners were named in acknowledgement of the achievements demonstrated by Lenovo’s network of distributors, partners, resellers as well as individual awards. During the awards, Mohammed Hilili, General Manager, Lenovo IDG, GULF said “As an industry, we have faced shared challenges – seeing unprecedented demand for PCs and smart devices as remote working an e-learning took hold. On ......read more

Ogilvy Promotes Elaine Grell to Chief People Officer across EMEA

June 14, 2022 – Ogilvy has promoted renowned People leader Elaine Grell to the position of Chief People Officer across EMEA. While now responsible for the EMEA region,  Elaine will continue to work closely with Fiona Gordon, CEO Ogilvy UK, to strategically drive the UK People agenda. Elaine will lead the agency network’s People teams and drive its "people first" strategy, ensuring Ogilvy continues to be  the best place for people to grow their careers.  Before coming to Ogilvy, Elaine worked in the hospitality, leisure and real-estate industries in the UK and US for IHG, British Airways and The Collective. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and holds an MBA from the Open University.  Elaine has also been a trustee of The Springboard Charity for the last ......read more

Philip Morris International Releases 2021 Integrated Report, Introducing New Sustainability Strategy and Sustainability Index

Report communicates progress toward achieving sustainability targets and gives stakeholders an update on the company’s transformation to accelerate the end of smoking.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- June 13, 2022: Today, Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) released its third annual Integrated Report, which includes an updated Statement of Purpose, a new environmental, social, and governance (ESG) framework, as well as detailed information about PMI’s strategic vision, performance, governance, and value creation model. The content was informed by a formal sustainability materiality assessment conducted in 2021.   “Sustainability and business performance are fully interrelated and mutually reinforcing. Our actions—grounded in data, science, and facts—speak ......read more

Empower Showcases Effective Strategies to Achieve Sustainable Global Urban Growth at IDEA Conference 2022

The Conference highlighted Dubai's global leadership in district cooling industry    Dubai, UAE - 13, June 2022: Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, Board Member Emeritus of International District Energy Association (IDEA) and the Chairman of Dubai's District Cooling Operators Association, showcased effective strategies for achieving sustainable global urban growth through modern technologies that increase energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and protect natural resources, during his participation in the most prominent panel discussion, ‘Building Connections’, of the IDEA annual conference, held in Toronto, Canada.    He stressed the importance of district cooling services and highlighted Empower's experience as a leader of this vital industry globally, in addition to its ......read more

Bluechip Token: The Promising Game Changers Set To Rising High In The Crypto Sky

With the promise of building sky for the foundation of the society, the common man. A vision of providing wings to reach the limitless and beyond to acquired wealth and richness, Mr. Ravinder Soni, the CEO and Mr. Suraj Jumani, the COO of Bluechip Group of Companies had grand inauguration of the “Bluechip Token” and “Acre N Yard” at the grand Palazzo Versace Hotel on 11th June 2022. “Everyone should get the wealth and live their dreams, we are here to make their dreams into reality” with passionate and optimistic welcoming words from the CEO Mr. Soni, the stage was set for the questionnaires. With the strong belief in Bluechip’s dream, the modern messiah, the Covid soldier and the brand ambassador of the company, actor Sonu Sood spoke about his association with the company as he connected ......read more

QNET Bags an Incredible Double Win at the 2022 MENA Stevie® Awards

The Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards recognizes innovation in all fields in 17 countries in the MENA region. Dubai – June 13, 2022: After an immensely successful awards season in 2021, QNET, the leading e-commerce based direct selling platform continued its winning streak in 2022 with an incredible double win at the third annual, Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards. Earlier this year, QNET swept five trophies at the 2022 AVA Digital Awards. The company was named the Bronze winner in the categories of ‘Innovation in the Use of Social Media’ and ‘Innovation in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Videos’. QNET representatives collected the awards in the presence of their stakeholders at the Gala.   Commenting on this spectacular achievement, QNET CEO, ......read more

Zoho to Kick Off its First MENA Low-Code Technology Conference in Dubai

Dubai, June 9, 2022:  Zoho, a leading global technology company, is set to bring its global ‘Zoho Creator Roadshow’, a low code user conference, to Dubai in its debut in the MENA. The event aims to help organizations and IT teams tap into low-code technology’s full potential and empower more citizen developers in the region. The event will take place from June 12-13,2022 at the Conrad Dubai Hotel.    Bringing together a community of low-code enthusiasts, IT professionals and Zoho Creator’s product experts for the first time, the event will showcase Zoho's latest, best-in-class features and tooltips in its low-code platform, Creator. The unified platform helps businesses automate custom processes as well as build complex, deployable and scalable solutions to accelerate their digital ......read more

Invest in Sharjah to expand Economic and Trade Horizons with Hungary

‘Sharjah Business Day in Hungary’ on June 17 will explore trade and investment opportunities in key sectors poised for promising business growth   Sharjah, June 08, 2022 The Sharjah FDI office (Invest in Sharjah), an affiliate of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), is organising the ‘Sharjah Business Day in Hungary’ led by H.E. Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Government Relations in Sharjah on June 17, 2022, at the Matild Palace, Budapest. With an aim to promote investment opportunities in competitive sectors to potential investors and businesses from across Hungary and to highlight the range of services and facilities offered by various government organisations in the emirate. The highlight of the Budapest meet, is a panel discussion held ......read more

METRO, Capillary Technologies Team-Up to Helm Multi-Country B2B Loyalty In 24 Countries Across Europe

The Landmark Deal Marks Bangalore-based Capillary’s First European Client Dubai – June 8, 2022: METRO, a leading international wholesale company, and Capillary Technologies, a B2B SaaS platform for customer loyalty and engagement, today announced a long-term partnership to create a multi-country B2B loyalty program reaching METRO’s 17 million customers worldwide. This landmark deal with METRO also marks Capillary’s debut in the European market. With a high number of recurring customers, large shopping baskets, and elevated productivity, wholesale businesses are typically powered by a robust, loyal customer base. By using Capillary’s Loyalty+, METRO will build closer and more trusted relationships with its vast network of international hotels, restaurants, catering businesses, and distributing grocery ......read more

Applabs Expands its Operations in MENA; Appoints Sanjeev Bankira as Country Head

Dubai, 8, June 2022: Singapore-based Ad-tech platform and solutions company, Applabs today announced its expansion plan in MENA region, appointing Sanjeev Bankira as Country Head. Sanjeev will be spearheading the company’s operations in MENA and will be responsible for the strategic growth of Applabs in the region. He will be responsible for strengthening the local team, creating partnerships and new business opportunities while establishing strong client relationships.   With 12+ years of work experience, Sanjeev worked as Head, Growth Marketing, Monetisation and Partnerships in his last role with Fork Media Group. He has successfully handled a number of impactful marketing campaigns on Fork Media’s content platforms - CurlyTales, Mashable IN and IGN IN for well-known brands such as Samsung, Accenture, ......read more

Introducing the Vision Behind Samsung's Bespoke Home 2022 and the Expansion of Home Life Possibilities

Over the past 2 years, as the central axis of life has shifted towards the home, the concept of spending time at home has changed significantly. Accordingly, home appliances have also evolved from being just mere products to being true companions in our everyday lifestyle and routines. According to a recent survey on the reason for purchasing home appliances in 2022, over 60% of Millennial and Gen Z respondents noted that their most recent purchase of a major appliance was driven by needs other than just replacing a broken product. This figure has increased by 10% over the past three years alone, indicating that home appliances need to go beyond mere functionality and should offer real, practical value that is based on the consumers’ own needs and experiences while using the product. And so, we are now scaling up the Bespoke ......read more

Lenovo Group: Full Year Financial Results 2021/22

• Lenovo delivers another record year – crossing the US$70 billion revenue milestone on a global scale • Lenovo maintains Note Book Market Share leadership in Gulf region for three consecutive years   • Lenovo is exceeding the expectations of customers in the Gulf by advancing the workplace market, gaming industry and forming strategic partnerships   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 2, 2022:   Lenovo Group (HKSE: 992) announced record fiscal year results for the Group, with historic highs for both profit and revenue. Annual net income reached the US$2 billion mark, up 72% year on year, with revenue growing by US$10 billion for the second year running to over US$71 billion. All main business groups were profitable for the full fiscal year - with strong growth momentum in ......read more

Chalmers University of Technology Selects Lenovo and NVIDIA Technology for Swedish National Supercomputer

Using national computer resource Alvis, the university is powering innovative research using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with Lenovo and NVIDIA      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 2, 2022– Lenovo has today announced that Chalmers University of Technology is using Lenovo and NVIDIA’s technology infrastructure to power its large-scale computer resource, Alvis. The project has seen the delivery and implementation of a clustered computing system for artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) research, in what is Lenovo’s largest HPC (High Performance Computing) cluster for AI and ML in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Alvis (old Norse meaning ‘all-wise’) is a national supercomputer resource within the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing ......read more

Gulf Islamic Investments fully Acquires Digital Bank Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank from Mubadala

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2022 – Gulf Islamic Investments (GII), a leading private equity, real estate and venture capital company based in the United Arab Emirates, has acquired 100% of Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank (AGTB) from Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund Mubadala in line with GII’s objective of providing the best financial services solution to its investors and clients.    AGTB is a Category 1 Digital Bank licensed by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international finance centre in the capital of the United Arab Emirates and was established by Mubadala as the world’s first digitally-enabled trade bank. The consideration for the transaction is undisclosed.    Based in the innovation-friendly environment of ADGM, ......read more

Zoho Announces Arabic E-Commerce Store Builder and Integration with Tap Payments for MENA Businesses

● Zoho announced a partnership with Tap Payments to enable MENA businesses to accept payments securely and seamlessly. ● The Zoho Commerce platform is among the few global vendors to offer a built-in right-to-left website builder.    DUBAI—May 31,2022: Today, Zoho Corporation, a leading global technology company, announced a right-to-left (RTL) Arabic website builder for its e-commerce platform, Zoho Commerce. In addition, Zoho announced its integration with Tap Payments, a leading payment solutions provider in the MENA region, to empower businesses throughout their digital transformation journey.    "Zoho is committed to serving the local businesses in the UAE and lowering the entry barrier for technology adoption," said Hyther Nizam, President of Zoho MEA. "Businesses ......read more

ERRA Gains Membership of International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations

Membership enables the Emirates Reprographic Rights Management Association to bolster its role in protecting publishers’ rights       Sharjah, May 31, 2022:  The Emirates Reprographic Rights Management Association (ERRA) has become the first entity in the region to become a member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), marking a significant achievement in the entity’s efforts to protect rights of publishers at the regional and international levels. The membership announcement was made during a recent IFRRO board meeting in Oslo, Norway. The membership provides ERRA with more opportunities to bolster support in protecting the copyrights of all content creators and reinforcing the critical role and value they add through their work. Launched in March 2022, ERRA - ......read more

Emirates Development Bank to Support Integrated Industrial Partnership for Sustainable Economic Growth

CEO Ahmed Mohamed Al Naqbi – The vision of the partnership closely matches the strategic objectives of Emirates Development Bank and its role as the key financial engine of this economic diversification and industrial transformation agenda.   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 30, May 2022 – Emirates Development Bank (EDB), the key financial engine of the UAE’s economic diversification and industrial transformation agenda, has announced its support for the Integrated Industrial Partnership for Sustainable Economic Growth, the three-nation initiative between the UAE, Joran and Egypt launched to unlock new industrial opportunities and enhance sustainable economic growth.   EDB will become a key strategic partner to the tripartite initiative, offering its range flexible direct and indirect financing solutions to ......read more

Hotpack Grows its Foothold in Morocco, joins Hands with Retail Holding in Regional Expansion

The north-western African country is a part of company’s goals to increase its pan regional presence Dubai, May 25, 2022:  Hotpack Global, the world’s leading manufacturer of disposable food packaging products, announced a regional expansion in Morocco, joining hands with the retail leader of the African nation, Retail Holding through its investment arm, Best Financiers.  The partnership agreement was signed by Mr. Abdul Jebbar P.B, Hotpack Global Managing Director, Mr. Zouhair Bennani, Chairman of Best Financiers, Mr. Abdellatif Merzaq, Director of Samaz (currently President of the new entity) and Mr. Ziad Merzaq, General Manager of Hotpack Global SA Morocco in Morocco in the presence of Mr. Riyad Alaissaoi, Financial Director of Best Financiers. In a statement, Hotpack said the partnership will lead to an ......read more

National Biosecurity Committee Convenes First Meeting of 2022

Dubai-UAE: 24 May, 2022 – The National Biosecurity Committee held its first session of 2022 to examine multiple relevant issues and review the status of the deliverables and recommendations of its second meeting of 2021. Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, presided over the meeting. The Committee discussed the preparations for the fifth UAE International Biosecurity Conference. Set to run in December 2022 under the theme ‘Vision of Tomorrow to Achieve Sustainable Biosecurity’, the conference will convene international and local experts and feature main sessions, side workshops, laboratory, and exhibition. It will highlight the challenges of biosecurity, the contribution of compliance to sound scientific and medical practices in achieving biosecurity, and the ......read more

Iman Developers Announces the Launch of its Sixth Residential Development – Oxford Terraces

Worth AED 72 million, the project will offer studios, one BHK and two BHK apartments Dubai – May 23, 2022:  Iman Developers, one of the leading luxury residential developers based in Dubai announced the launch of their latest project, the Oxford Terraces in Jumeriah Village Circle (JVC). Valued at approximately AED 72 million, the Oxford Terraces will be the sixth addition to Iman Developers’ residential development project portfolio. The firm has two other projects in the pipeline that are currently in the development stage.  This latest project will add a total of 117 apartments which will comprise 58 studio apartments, 51 one-bedroom units, and 8 two-bedroom units which will range between 400-500 sq. ft, 680-950 sq. ft and 1000-1800 sq. ft respectively. The studio apartments will be priced between AED ......read more

GROHE becomes new Global Partner of WorldSkills

• Professional skills critical for the sanitary industry • GROHE to support WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 as part of extended partnership • Another important building block in the brand’s efforts to counteract the shortage of skilled labor in sanitary industry   19 May, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2022 – GROHE has joined WorldSkills International, a global platform to raise the profile and recognition of skilled people, as its newest Global Partner.    GROHE first supported the skill competition, Plumbing and Heating, in WorldSkills Kazan 2019. Now as a Global Partner, GROHE will extend its support to WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 and as a Global Industry Partner.    “We are delighted to strengthen our collaboration with WorldSkills. Professional skills are ......read more

Panasonic Announces FY22 Business Strategy for Middle East and Africa

The brand unveiled its new global motto ‘Live Your Best’ in the region and aims to grow its market share with locally-focused innovative solutions that boost consumer ‘wellbeing’ by aiding healthy and hygienic living    Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) restated its commitment to MEA market expansion and consumer wellbeing at its regional convention, held in Dubai, that unveiled the brand’s new global motto - “Live Your Best”. The new slogan embodies Panasonic’s commitment to providing solutions that make life simpler, safer, healthier, and more enjoyable for the customers helping them to live their best.   Meanwhile, the brand will focus on expanding its regional market share to cater to the evolving customer ......read more

BCC Group International Announces Diversification into Property Development

BCC Group International, one of the largest manpower services companies in the UAE, has embarked on a major expansion into Real Estate development and Facility Management after successfully diversifying its activities into construction, interior fit-out, transport services etc. BCC, operating in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and India, is also looking at expanding operations to other parts of the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region. “The real estate industry is in for another boom after the Covid-19 pandemic-induced slowdown and we want to take advantage of the conducive situation with a forward integration strategy,” said Amjad Sithara, Founder Chairman of BCC Group International, on the sideline of an event to inaugurate BCC’s Abu Dhabi office located at Al Fahim Building, Musaffah M-4, Abu ......read more

Fashinza Raises $100m Series B to Create Sustainable Supply Chain for Global Fashion Industry

• Fashinza suppliers experienced a 200% YoY increase in earnings in 2021 from increased capacity utilization  • Fashinza customers reported a 25% reduction of costs in inventory and a 20% increase in top-line with faster TATs and lower minimums • The company experienced 10x growth in 12 months along with increasing their global footprint    Dubai, May 17, 2022 – Fashinza, the AI-driven B2B marketplace and real-time global supply chain platform for fashion brands and retailers, today announced a Series B funding round totaling USD 100M (AED 367m). The round is led by Prosus Ventures (formerly known as Naspers Ventures) and Westbridge along with participation from existing investors Accel, Elevation, and DisruptAD. The round also saw participation from angel investors Naval Ravikant, Jeff ......read more

Amlak Finance announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

• Amlak Q1 2022 net group profit up by 116% compared to the same period last year • Total assets stand at AED 4 billion • Debt settlement arrangements yielded AED 26 million gain and contributed in total debt reduction of AED 65 million (including Mudaraba instrument of AED 14 million).   Dubai, UAE: 12 May 2022: Amlak Finance PJSC today announced its Q1 2022 financial results. Amlak reported a net profit of AED 13 million for Q1 2022 as compared to net profit of AED 6 million for Q1 2021. The company focused on prudently managing its UAE operations and balance sheet.    Amlak’s total income for Q1 2022 decreased by 23% to AED 72 million as compared to AED 92 million in Q1 2021. Revenues from financing business decreased by 17% to AED 36 million during Q1 2022 as compared to AED 43 ......read more

Procter & Gamble Announces New Commitments and shares progress on actions to Strengthen Equality & Inclusion across Asia Pacific, the Middle-East, and Africa

P&G is committed to achieving gender balance at all levels with 51% women in senior management roles in the UAE and 25% of its leadership team comprising of female nationals in Saudi Arabia.   Dubai, UAE, May 11, 2022 - Procter & Gamble (P&G) today announced new commitments aimed toward advancing Equality & Inclusion across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa, at its fourth annual #WeSeeEqual summit for the region. The event saw participation from distinguished advocates and personalities from the private and public sectors who came together to discuss the challenges that society faces on equality and inclusion, and how different stakeholders can accelerate progress in the new normal.    Built on the theme, ‘#Unlearn and #Unleash’, the summit saw P&G commit to several ......read more

New Survey Reveals Global Industry is Accelerating Investment in Energy Efficiency

• Global survey commissioned by ABB highlights current and future plans of companies to invest in energy efficiency to achieve Net Zero • 90 percent will increase spending over the next five years while 52 percent plan to achieve Net Zero within the same period • Growing impact of energy costs on profitability means that energy efficiency is receiving a higher priority, yet cost and downtime are major barriers to investment   Dubai, May 11, 2022: Global industry is accelerating its investment in energy efficiency in the next five years as the crucial race towards Net Zero intensifies, a new survey finds. The Energy Efficiency Investment Survey 2022 comes in the wake of a recent UN report calling for concerted action from countries to cut greenhouse emissions at a faster rate.    The global ......read more

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