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48 percent of GCC residents Prefer to Shop Online but Payment Security is Still a Concern…

•    YouGov survey commissioned by Seamless Middle East reveals that a lack of confidence in online payment security deters 34 percent of GCC residents from shopping online •    Regional and international experts will discuss best practices and future trends in the payments, e-commerce and retail industries at Seamless Middle East 2017, 1-2 May Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 April 2017 – A recent survey commissioned by Seamless Middle East 2017 – the region’s most extensive technology and solution exhibition for the payments, e-commerce and retail industry – reveals that 48 percent of GCC residents prefer to shop online, with 33 percent of respondents stating that online shopping is just as safe as offline shopping. The Arab Federation for e-Commerce (AFEC) revealed ......read more

UAE Ranks as the Most Connected Country on LinkedIn Globally…

●      Professional networking site has 22 million members in the MENA region ●      Data released as LinkedIn hits 500m global member milestone ●      Members in the UAE have an average of 211 connections ●      LinkedIn boasts 10+million active jobs and provides access to over 9+million companies ●       UAE residents are ranked among the top three connected consumers globally* UAE, April 26, 2017 – LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, released figures today announcing that it has hit the 500 million members milestone across 200 countries and 22 million members in the MENA region. A professional community of this size has never existed until now. Helping members to stay informed on relevant news ......read more

New Emirati Free Trade Zone for European Markets Announced at Hannover Messe…

The sixth annual UAE Business and Investment Forum also saw discussions of the post-oil economy, innovation and technology, and the ‘investment-ready’ UAE SMEs account for 60 per cent of the UAE economy, says Ministry of Economy Undersecretary 26 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports announced today that its Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone will open to European markets, revealing details to an international audience during the sixth annual UAE Business and Investment Forum at Hannover Messe.  Mana Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla, CEO of Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), noted that the new free trade zone, which boosted the total size of KIZAD free trade space to more than 100 million square metres, has received 130 international and local investors since opening in 2016. The Business and Investment Forum is a ......read more

Growth of 11.8% in Ras Al Khaimah's Foreign Trade in 2016…

Ras Al Khaimah – UAE- 20 April 2017: According to a report published by the Studies & Commercial Cooperation Department at the Ras Al Khaimah Chamber, based on data from the Ras Al Khaimah Customs Department, foreign trade in the Emirate grew by 11.8% in 2016 compared to 2015.  Dr. Ahmed Rashed Al Shemaili, Assistant Director-General of Commercial Service and Business Development Sector at Ras Al Khaimah Chamber said that foreign trade in the Emirate grew by 11.8% in 2016 to reach a value of AED 10 billion compared to AED 9.04 billion in 2015. Exports had the lion’s share and reached AED 3.78 billion, or 37.4% of total foreign trade, followed by imports which reached AED 3.53 billion or 34.9% while the re-export market reached AED 2.79 billion or 27.7% of total foreign trade.  Al Shemaili added that the ......read more

Henkel Reports Strong Performance in Fiscal Year 2016; Middle East and Africa Region with Strong Organic Sales Growth of 5.6 Percent…

•    Sales: +3.5% to 18,714 million euros (organic: +3.1%) •    Emerging markets sales growth: organic +6.8% •    MEA region sales: +3.7% to 1,378 million euros (organic: +5.6%) •    Strong increase of operating profit*: +8.5% to 3,172 million euros  •    Excellent earnings per preferred share*: +9.8% to 5.36 euros •    Double-digit dividend** increase: +10.2% to 1.62 euros per preferred share 20 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: “2016 was a very successful year for Henkel. In a challenging market, we achieved again new record levels for sales and earnings and met our financial targets for the fiscal year,” said Henkel CEO Hans Van Bylen. “For the first time we reached an adjusted operating ......read more

Links Group: Post-Brexit UK-GCC Free Trade Agreement Set to Enhance UAE's Economy…

Dubai, UAE - 13 April 2017: Britain’s decision to establish a post-Brexit free trade agreement with the GCC has the potential to fast track the diversification of the UAE economy, according to Links Group, the region’s leading provider of commercial facilitation and advisory services. Led by British Prime Minister Theresa May, Britain is paving the way for a post-Brexit deal for the whole of the Gulf. It will be only the second GCC-wide Free Trade Agreement to be signed with a non-Middle East country; the first was signed with Singapore in 2013. As a member of the European Union, Britain cannot currently sign the agreement, but according to Gulf officials a draft could be ready within months. The GCC states are currently undertaking the most drastic reforms in their histories to prepare for a post-oil era. Boosting ......read more

Kanoo Machinery Exhibits Farming Technologies at AgraME 2017…

Dubai, UAE - April 13, 2017: Kanoo Machinery, one of the exclusive dealers of world-class brands in the Middle East showcased its latest high-technology Massey Ferguson tractors and Bobcat Compact Loaders designed to perform a multitude of tasks in almost every farming operations around the world, at AgraME 2017 on April 10-12, 2017 at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre. Kanoo Machinery is a Silver Sponsor of the recent AgraME. AgraME is the largest agribusiness event in the Middle East which features manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, equipment and industry advancements, to cater to the growing market and to improve agriculture practices in the region.  During the exhibition, Kanoo Machinery featured its Massey Ferguson Global Series – the new MF4708 tractors re-engineered from the ground up to meet the ......read more

UAE Exchange Hiring on-the-spot at Careers UAE…

Participates for the 10th time in the Careers UAE fair Dubai, 13 April 2017:  Investing in and retaining the right people is the biggest asset for any organisation. And making significant progress in identifying and nurturing such talent through career fairs is UAE Exchange, the leading global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand. The brand’s participation in the Careers UAE, one of the largest recruitment fairs in the country, is part of its strategic plans to expand the Emirati workforce across its various operations in the UAE. Speaking on the occasion, Abdel Kareem Alkayed, UAE Exchange Country Head for the UAE, said: “Our continuous participation in recruitment fairs like Careers UAE is a testament of our commitment towards the vision of the UAE government in developing and empowering the ......read more

Empower Facilitates E-payment through “Rosoom” of Dubai Trade…

Dubai, UAE - April 12, 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider, recently entered into an agreement with Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity, to utilise  its ‘Rosoom’ the secured online payment gateway. The agreement was signed by HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower and Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, in the presence of both parties’ seniors and officials,at Empower’s head office. “At Empower we are committed to provide our customers with best-in-class services to streamline their day-to-day life. Our association with Dubai Trade is a testament to our efforts and initiatives to provide smart services to our customers and drive the UAE government’s smart vision. The e-payment gateway will ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tours Careers UAE 2017…

Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, tours Careers UAE, the UAE’s leading career fair for Emirati nationals, accompanied by His Excellency Helal Almarri, Director General of Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and Dubai World Trade Centre Authority. The event, which ran from April 9 to April 11 at Dubai World Trade Centre, is held each year under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and invites UAE nationals to explore new career opportunities within the public and private sectors. The 11th edition of Careers included Gold Sponsors Dubai Electronic Security Centre and National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Strategic Government Partner Dubai Government Human Resources, ......read more

Retailers are Failing to Drive Devotion Amongst UAE Shoppers…

ICLP survey finds that just 29% of UAE consumers feel that their custom and loyalty is rewarded by their chosen retailer 11th April, 2017 - Dubai, UAE – Global loyalty marketing agency, ICLP today reveals research which states that whilst Club Apparel, which comprises of over 70 international brands, is considered to be performing the most strongly in the eyes of UAE shoppers when it comes to rewarding customer loyalty, retailers in general are failing to drive devotion amongst consumers. Just 29% of UAE consumers feel that their custom and loyalty is being rewarded by their favoured retailer, while 36% said that they felt appreciated if they were a regular customer. ICLP surveyed UAE consumers to understand how far their expectations were being met by a named retail brand that they shop with frequently and are loyal to, and ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Offers Jobs to Nine Qualified UAE Nationals at Family Village…

Foundation is Currently Reviewing more than 300 Applications Dubai-UAE: 11 April, 2017 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) in Dubai has created nine new jobs for UAE nationals at its Family Village, the region’s first community orphanage of its kind.  The Foundation is also reviewing more than 300 applications from nationals keen to work in various disciplines and departments at the Family Village that cares for young orphans and minors. The resumes are currently being screened and sorted according to the needs of each department in the institution. Suitable training plans are also being drawn up for current and potential employees of the Family Village. The announcements were made as part of AMAF’s participation at the three-day Careers UAE 2017 that runs until April 11 at the Dubai World ......read more

Assistant Undersecretary of Regions Sector at UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Opens AgraME, AquaME, VetME…

Dubai, UAE, 11 April 2017:  H.E. Sultan Bin Alwan Al Habsi, Assistant Undersecretary of Regions Sector at the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, has officially inaugurated AgraME, AquaME and VetME, the region’s specialist agribusiness, aquaculture and veterinary trade events, taking place until 12 April at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The three-day event is hosting over 300 agriculture, poultry, livestock, aquaculture, and veterinary businesses from across the world, and also features the AgraME conference, where experts will discuss the latest developments in GCC biosecurity policies and practices and water management. H.E Sultan Bin Alwan Al Habsi opened discussion of water management on the first morning of the conference, which featured topics such as irrigation systems, urban farming and ......read more

Government Entities Lead the Way at Careers UAE…

Thousands of employment opportunities on offer at UAE’s leading recruitment fair 11 April 2017 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Emiratis are filling the halls of Careers UAE 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre this week as public and private organisations reveal a wealth of job opportunities for UAE nationals across more than 15 different industries. Taking place until 11 April, 70% of exhibitors at the UAE’s leading recruitment fair represent local government entities. Dubai Government alone report over 400 vacancies available for Emiratis and are positive they will fill at least 50% of these positions during the three-day job fair which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. With 29 government entities ......read more

UAE International Investors Council (UAEIIC) signs MoU with UAE-India Business Council (UIBC) to promote UAE investments in India…

Dubai, 11 April 2017: The UAE International Investors Council (UAEIIC) andUAE-India Business Council (UIBC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)for facilitating trade and investmentsincluding expansion of joint ventures, technological& industrial collaboration between UAE and India. The MoU was signed by H.E. Mr Jamal Saif Al Jarwan, Secretary General, UAEIIC and Mr Abdul Salam, Director General, UIBC during the seventh edition of Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai. As per the agreement, UAEIIC and UIBC will work together to facilitate, strengthen and diversify the cooperation between the UAE and Indian businesses, for pursuing a constant expansion of the trade and Investment betweenboth the countriesthrough exchange of business delegations, trade related information, and jointly organising trade shows, ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opens Careers UAE 2017…

Public and private companies out in full force to recruit UAE nationals as government strives to reach Vision 2021 Emiratisation goals Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2017 His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, officially inaugurated the 17th edition of Careers UAE 2017 today, as the country’s leading recruitment exhibition for Emiratis returns to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) with a host of job opportunities in more than 15 different industries.  Running from 9-11 April at Dubai World Trade Centre, the three-day event will welcome more than 100 public and private organisations from the region and across the world who are preparing to meet, select and interview the best Emirati talent.  In line with the UAE’s Emiratisation ......read more

Noor Bank Reiterates Commitment to Emiratisation at Careers UAE 2017…

Bank to conduct on-the-spot interviews for UAE nationals at its stand 7A-5   Dubai-UAE: 9 April, 2017 – Noor Bank is participating at the annual Careers UAE, the ultimate recruitment event for UAE nationals, as part of its strategic objective to bring on board talented Emiratis for key positions.    The event that got underway today at Dubai World Trade Centre, is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and will run until 11 April. Careers UAE 2017 aims to provide UAE nationals with the opportunity to meet with leading employers in the market. Noor Bank personnel are on hand at the bank’s stand – 7A-5, to conduct on-the-spot interviews and discuss the bank’s strategy, mission and core ......read more

UOWD and Swedish company Plantagon to set up Urban Agriculture Research Centre in Dubai…

Dubai, April 9, 2017:  The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has been selected by Plantagon, the Swedish company known for its patented innovations in urban food production systems, as its academic research partner in Dubai, to jointly focus on urban agriculture related research and development of innovative solutions for the UAE. With the world’s urban population projected to rise by 72 % in the next few decades, cities around the globe are facing numerous challenges. With noticeable climate changes and other environmental factors adding to these challenges, cities are now forced to find innovative solutions to become economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. Under the collaboration, an Urban Agriculture Research Centre will be set up in Dubai, to create a framework for developing innovative urban ......read more

UAE Plastics Industry Growth Highest in the GCC…

The industry expanded by 24.2% per annum over the past decade Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2nd 2017 – The UAE plastics industry is the fastest growing in the GCC, growing by 24.2% per annum in the past decade. This is according to the ‘GCC Plastic Industry Indicators 2016’ report due to be released at the 8th edition of GPCA PlastiCon by Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the go to resource for industry data in the region. Set to take place on 9-10 April in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, PlastiCon is an annual GPCA event that caters to the plastics segment of the petrochemical industry. According to the report, the GCC plastics industry is expected to reach 34.5 million tons by 2022, supporting further downstream development, while growing at a CAGR of 3%.  Future plastic ......read more

Growth in Dubai's Five Year Trade Volumes Underlines Emirates' Economic Resilience…

Reputation as global trade hub reinforced   Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2017:  Dubai’s trade performance has shown steady and sustainable growth over the last five years, with non-oil trade volumes in metric tonnes registering a compound growth rate of 6.1% according to figures from Dubai Customs. Despite a challenging macroeconomic environment which impacted global trade, Dubai's trade volumes grew a healthy 8.2% in 2016, compared to the previous year, reflecting the resilience of the Emirate's economy, and reinforcing its reputation as a global trading hub.  Year Trade in Metric ......read more

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture a Game-changer for Sustainable Farming…

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority partnership sees hundreds of scientists, farmers, innovators, investors in UAE for agricultural discussions Abu Dhabi, 29 March 2017:  The organisers of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) have hailed the fourth edition an unmitigated success and a game-changer in the development of sustainable farming across the GCC and wider Middle East. Thousands of farm owners, government officials, international and regional agricultural scientists, innovators and investors attended the event held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (20-21 March) to explore more than 300 solutions showcased by exhibitors and attend high level conference sessions, panel discussions, workshops, innovation presentations  and technical tours. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh ......read more

Dubai Chamber concludes high-level trade mission to India…

Delegation of UAE businessmen visit Mumbai, Ahmedabad as part of Global Business Forum roadshow Chamber reveals plans to open representative office in India later this year H.E. Al Ghurair: 29% of new companies registered with Dubai Chamber in 2016 were Indian; total number of Indian members has exceeded 36,000 H.E. Buamim: UAE and India have historic ties that have strengthened in recent decades with the increase of bilateral trade and investment Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently concluded a successful trade mission to India which was organised to facilitate economic cooperation and explore trade and investment opportunities in the country. The trade mission, part of the Chamber’s Global Business Forum roadshow, was joined by dignitaries, officials and ......read more

Farmers From Around the World Descend Upon Abu Dhabi for Sustainable Agriculture Programme…

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority to host farmers at Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 March 2017:  Abu Dhabi is set to welcome hundreds of farmers and food growers from around the world to introduce them to the growing number of new sustainable agriculture solutions which will directly impact their business. The Hosted Farmers Programme, supported by the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), will run at the upcoming Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, with support of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. “This new programme in Abu Dhabi underlines the commitment of ......read more

'Register Your Attendance' Survey Places 3,000-plus Nationals on the UAE's Emiratisation Radar…

Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development reveals aspirations and opinions of locals seeking jobs in the local market The survey was held at the National Career Exhibition 2017 Sharjah, 04 March 2017:  The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has delivered a strong impetus to the UAE’s Emiratisation drive with ‘Register Your Attendance’ – a smart data collection initiative, which collected the latest and most accurate data of more than 3,000 job seeking Emiratis who walked into the National Career Exhibition 2017, held at Expo Centre Sharjah recently.    The data collected includes job applicants' basic information such as age, academic qualifications, occupational status, previous work experience and career aspirations, among other ......read more

General Authority of Youth and Sports Partners with Growing Alliance for Youth Addressing Unemployment in Middle East and Aiming to Impact 50,000 Youth by 2020…

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  The UAE’s General Authority of Youth and Sports has partnered with the Alliance For Youth launched by Nestlé Middle East last year to bring together companies and other entities that can help young people in the region enhance their skills and develop their careers, and is now expanding to include Emaar Properties, ENGIE, LinkedIn, L’Oréal, Mohebi Logistics, Nielsen, Publicis Middle East and the American University in Dubai– with an objective of impacting 50,000 young adults through internships, graduate and training programs, and apprenticeships opportunities, and hiring 3,000 young people throughout Alliance partner companies by 2020. Announced at a Youth Conference conducted in collaboration with a number of leading universities and held at the American University in Dubai, the ......read more

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PCCI Group Expands Leadership Team; appoints new Chief Commercial Officer…

In line with its expansion plans, PCCI Group, a leader in customer experience and operations outsourcing announced the appointment of Juan Bezón as its Chief Commercial Officer. In today’s highly competitive environment where most businesses are going digital, organizations need to deliver the best customer experience in order to differentiate themselves from their competitors. With ......read more

CITIZEN L Ambiluna - A New Style of Luxury Watch…

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Arbor Networks® SP Flex Licensing Options Enable Customers to Cost Effectively Expand Their Network ...…

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Mentorship for Women in Workforce Gains Momentum as REACH reports over 200 percent growth in UAE ...…

Non-profit organization dedicated to professional women mentoring and leadership in Middle East hosts annual event to report milestones and future plans 30th March 2016, Dubai, UAE: REACH, the first non-profit organization dedicated to structured  mentoring and leadership development for women professionals in the Middle East, hosted its second annual event in Dubai this week to report ......read more

Unigulf Air Conditioning Industries Awarded the Prestigious Dubai Central Laboratory‘s (DCL) ...…

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OMA Emirates Expands Business to North Africa with Investments in Morocco Based Business Rules ...…

OMA Emirates, a provider of cutting edge technology for the payment industry announced its investment in Morocco based Business Rules Solutions (BRS), an IT consulting firm that specializes in software development in advanced fields. The move supports OMA Emirate’s global expansions plans and will now have a stronger presence in the North African markets. It will also provide a base for ......read more

How Smart Can a Multifunction Printer Really Be?…

Xerox ConnectKey Technology Boosts Office Productivity with Innovative Apps and Expanded Capabilities for MFPs Xerox announced it’s expanding what multifunction printers (MFPs) can do in the workplace through advancements to its ConnectKey® technology. The 14 Xerox ConnectKey-enabled i-Series MFPs are equipped with ready-to-use apps to speed up paper-dependent business processes and ......read more

Prominent Arab and Italian Family Businesses Convene to Initiate Business Exchange and Strengthen ...…

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Interactive Intelligence Launches Customer Engagement Cloud Service in the Middle East…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates– March 10, 2016- Interactive Intelligence Group Inc., a global leader of cloud services for customer engagement, communications and collaboration, has made available a new customer engagement cloud service for businesses throughout the Middle East. The unique PureCloud Engage℠ architecture, along with its advanced functionality, fast deployment and ......read more

ALMANSOORI announces over AED 18 million upgrade to MPD services…

Leading Middle East oilfield services provider, AlMansoori Specialized Engineering has announced a comprehensive over AED 18 million upgrade to its managed pressure drilling (MPD) services offering. The company along with its affiliated companies; Reform Energy Services, Air Drilling Associates and Kelda Drilling Controls, has worked intensively to introduce the "next generation automated ......read more

Recruiting mismatch, a factor in keeping 50 million people in MENA unemployed…

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Fourth Consecutive Year: Xerox in Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's 2016 Customer Management Contact ...…

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Autodesk empowers students to bring their ideas to life at GESS Dubai 2016…

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More than 6,000 visitors at Abu Dhabi's Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture…

Leading sustainable agriculture event reports 35% increase in visitor numbers as global food security issue aggravates Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 March 2016: More than 6,000 visitors from 96 countries took part in the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) which saw dozens of presentations and panel discussions designed to help tackle world hunger. The event, which took place from 16-17 ......read more

Several hundreds of job opportunities at the Dubai Job Show this April…

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Strong interest from Middle East industry in twin Messe Frankfurt international trade fairs…

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Autodesk and Siemens Sign Agreement to Increase Software Interoperability…

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Four in 10 UAE Working Respondents Expect their Employers to be Definitely Hiring in the Next Three ...…

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Karcher announces participation in Isfahan Hometech…

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Concorde-Corodex Group Stages Live Demonstrations of Williams Fire Fighting Equipment…

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Fleming. to Co Host The BCI Middle East Awards 2016…

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National Career Fair opens in Sharjah…

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Global Employee Mobility – Increased diversification across types of international assignments used…

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The Airline Industry has Experienced the Strongest Growth in 2015, According to UAE Respondents…

Banking and Finance emerged as the most attractive industry for the female workforce according to a third of UAE respondents Dubai, UAE, 25 January 2016: According to the recent “Top Industries in the Middle East and North Africa” survey, conducted by Bayt.com, the number one career site in the Middle East, and YouGov, a pioneer in online market research, 23% of UAE respondents ......read more

Arbor Networks Extends WestconGroup Distribution Agreement to Europe…

Global Expansion Leveraging WestconGroup’s Incubation Program Dubai,  UAE, January 13, 2016 – Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), today announced that it has expanded its distribution agreement with WestconGroup, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communication, network infrastructure, and data center solutions. ......read more

Allied Telesis aims to increase its market share in the region…

Allied Telesis, a universally recognized innovator of smart technologies for an information-driven world, with an eye to expand its reach and customer base across Middle East today announced its participation at Intersec 2016 that will be held from 17th to 19th January 2016 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE. Intersec is an annual ......read more

Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar Welcomes New Sponsors On Board…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 13, 2016: Expotrade Middle East, organizer of the successful Arab Future Cities Summit Qatar is delighted to announce five new sponsors for the fifth edition of the summit that will be held on 11-12 April 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha. Joining the robust lineup of companies that have been part of this prestigious summit are Hikvision, Esri, Wipro, ......read more

A staggering 83% of UAE employees would leave their current company for better training ...…

Overall, 85% of respondents in the UAE claim that career development is very important to them Dubai, UAE, 5 January 2015 – According to a recent ‘Career Development in the Middle East and North Africa’ poll conducted by Bayt.com, the region’s number one job site, a lack of career development prospects can radically make or break employee engagement. On one hand, ......read more

Xerox Survey: Consumers Want Tech Brands to Play Wider Role in their Lives…

Single-brand ‘ecosystem’ is seen as emerging trend among technology consumers   Dubai, UAE, 29 December 2015– A new Xerox report, ‘The State of Customer Service 2015,’ reveals that more than half (51%) of consumers are comfortable with the idea of buying into a single brand “ecosystem” for all their technology, communications and media needs. ......read more

More Than Two Thirds of Respondents in the Middle East and North Africa Feel Positive About the ...…

A third of MENA poll respondents have resolved to work harder in the New Year, according to Bayt.com survey Dubai, UAE, 27 December 2015: Professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are looking forward to the New Year, according to the Bayt.com ‘Holidays in the MENA Workplace Poll’. The vast majority of respondents (79.6%) will be making career New Year’s ......read more

The 2nd edition of Leatherworld Middle East 2016 to open in April in Dubai…

International leather makers are training their sights on the Gulf region’s US$6 billion dollar leather industry, with several big names already confirming their participation at the Middle East’s only trade show covering the global leather industry’s entire value chain. The 2nd edition of Leatherworld Middle East will take place from 26-28 April 2016 at the Dubai ......read more

FMS Tech to expand its presence in the Middle East in 2016…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 23 December 2015 – Fleet Management Systems and Technologies (FMS Tech) and its authorized and exclusive reseller in the UAE - Black Box Integrated Systems (BBIS), have announced their rebranding and service delivery expansion plans across Europe and GCC. FMS Tech’s visionary plan in 2016 is to expand its market outreach, targeting key sectors such ......read more

Matrix Launches a New COSEC APTA Feature - Attendance on Move, for Organizations…

Matrix COSEC has had a successful journey in the Time-Attendance and Access Control domains so far. It constantly aims at enhancing its products and solutions for providing better service and opportunity to grow & succeed to its customers. In accordance with this, Matrix is launching a new feature ‘Attendance on Move’! It is an additional feature that will be available for use ......read more

Levtech Consulting Ranked 12th in Dubai SME100…

Levtech Consulting recognized as one of 100 best performing SMEs in Dubai Dubai, November 19th2015: Leading technology consulting firm, Levtech Consulting was recognized amongst the leading SMEs in Dubai by Dubai SME 100. Ranked at No. 12 amongst over 4900 companies, Levtech Consulting was awarded the coveted position in its first participation in the Dubai SME100 program. Launched under ......read more

Schön Properties Delivers 1.6 Million sq. ft. Schön Business Park Project…

December 17, 2015- Schön Properties, one of the leading property developers in Dubai with a current property portfolio of AED 7 Billion, has proudly delivered its newly completed project, Schön Business Park. The company held a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the new development yesterday (December 16, 2015) and was attended by leading dignitaries and guests. Schön Business Park ......read more

66% of professionals in the MENA feel that their HR department effectively promotes employee ...…

73.4% say that there is alignment between their company’s HR department and the company’s business vision Dubai, UAE, 15 December  2015 – According to a recent ‘The Role of HR in the Middle East and North Africa Workplace’ poll conducted by Bayt.com, the region’s number one job site, Human Resources (HR) practices in MENA are flourishing. According ......read more

More UAE companies keen on hiring people with disabilities…

Ratification of UN Convention of Rights of People with Disabilities has opened more job opportunities for the disabled Over 50 million people in Middle East have disabilities Dubai to host AccessAbilities Expo 2016 Dubai, December 14, 2015:  More companies in the private sector across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are keen to employ persons with disabilities following the UAE’s ......read more

DSOA's Shahla Abdul Razak Honored at ‘Arab Women of the Year 2015 Awards' in London…

Distinction Acknowledges Shahla’s Outstanding Achievements in Trade Development London-United Kingdom: 10 December, 2015 - The Arab British Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with London & Partners and Regent’s University, has honored Shahla Abdul Razak, Deputy CEO of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) at the Arab Women of the Year 2015 Awards for her outstanding ......read more

Acronis Access Advanced Puts Companies in Control of Mobile File Sharing and Employee Collaboration…

Dubai, UAE — DECEMBER 07, 2015 — Acronis, a global leader in new generation data protection, today announced the availability of Acronis Access Advanced 7.2 – the latest version of its mobile file access, sync and share solution for enterprises. The new Acronis Access Advanced enhances security and privacy functionality and is now integrated with Microsoft Intune Mobile Application Management ......read more

Product Placement – DermoViva Baby Range of Products…

Dubai – December 1, 2015: An infant’s skin is 30 per cent thinner than that of an adult’s and so it needs extra special attention during the first few years of life. Since it can lose moisture quickly and is prone to irritation, a baby’s skin needs the mild and gentle care of natural hygiene products that can help maintain an ideal pH balance. Dermoviva launched its new ......read more

Abu Dhabi's HR fraternity gets an overview of the UAE Labour Law…

Dulsco conduct’s the workshop along with Hadef & Partners, a leading law firm in the UAE Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 30th, 2015: Dulsco recently conducted a workshop for Human Resources managers in Abu Dhabi that focused on the UAE labour law. This workshop was conducted along with Hadef & Partners, a leading law firm in the UAE. The event brought together the HR fraternity from ......read more

Dubai Auditions for ‘The Sound of Music'…

The award winning, acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s legendary musical The Sound of Music is returning to Dubai in 2016 and the producers are searching for talented local performers to form the cast for this wonderful show. The production is in partnership with The West End Stage Experience - a unique performance experience and training scheme enabling talented local ......read more

Christmas Celebrations at Grand Millennium Dubai…

It is the season to be merry as exciting celebrations await you at the Grand Millennium Dubai. Get together for the famous Christmas Tree Lighting on 15th December at the hotel’s lobby accompanied by a live school choir. Santa will distribute presents as he entertains the children and joins them for memorable photographs. Discover our award-winning signature restaurants that stand ready to ......read more

Vocalcom extends free three-month subscription offer for Cloud Contact Centre solution…

November 26, 2015: Vocalcom, a leading contact centre and cloud solutions provider, has announced the extension of its highly attractive free three-month subscription for its Cloud Contact Centre to December 2015. The extended offer is attributed to the overwhelming response received by the company during their participation at this year's edition of GITEX Technology Week. Top businesses and ......read more

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