Photobooth-ME: Say cheese!
We look at dynamic companies and entrepreneurs in the region, what makes them tick, and the buzz on their business. In a nutshell Name: Carolyn Deed Designation: Director Company: Photobooth-ME Subsidiary of: Blink FZE Industry: Events and entertainment Date it was founded: March 2011 Number of employees: under 25... Read more
Case study: Watch out, here she comes!
Cynthia Trench – Principal, Trench and Associates legal consultants – is witty, vivacious, charming, confident, quirky, intelligent, and not someone you mess with. There’s a reason she’s nicknamed “The Rottweiler”. Ketaki Banga chats with the first female expatriate licensed legal consultant in Dubai. The diminutive Cynthia Trench is a... Read more
The number of Facebook users in the Arab world reached 27.7 million by the end of Q1 2011, an increase of 30% since the beginning of the year, according to the second Arab Social Media Report (ASMR). The report is the second edition of a series produced by the... Read more
Cost management and public attitudes are more important factors for UAE companies when implementing ethical business practices than a desire to “save the planet”, according to the 2011 Grant Thornton International Business Report. Just over half (51%) of businesses in the UAE are motivated to move to more ethical... Read more
A.T. Kearney released its 2011 index of top ranked emerging markets for global retail expansion. In the 10th annual Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), seven countries in the MENA region make it into the top 20. Kuwait on 5th place remains the Middle East’s highest ranking country. Globally South... Read more
Content may be considered king but an award-winning script, badly presented, will swiftly dilute audience attention, according to Mike Atack, the man behind Talking Presentations. He said that statistics reveal that boring presentations are those that focus only on the content. “The Wall Street Journal conducted a survey among... Read more
His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Consumer Protection, has instructed retailers to stop charging additional fees on credit card usage, effective July 1, 2011. He was heading the second meeting of the Committee for 2011, which passed a... Read more
The 8th edition of the Indian Property show is back on popular demand and is scheduled from 16th-18th June at Dubai World Trade Centre. Organised by Sumansa Exhibitions, the Indian Property Show is expected to generate business worth USD 58 million (INR 250 crores) making it the largest Indian... Read more
The Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF), a non-profit global organisation linking Arab women and their international counterparts, marked its 10th anniversary with a special three day programme which commenced with AIWF welcoming HRH The Duchess of Cornwall as Guest of Honour to a reception hosted by the Lord Mayor,... Read more
A positive outlook from Middle Eastern business is at last being matched by real results, says the latest edition of the Regus Business Confidence Index, which is based on the opinion of over 17,000 companies from around the world.  Business confidence has grown since 2010, but is now accompanied... Read more