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Hormann MEA launches new automatic bollards

December 6, 2017

Hormann Middle East and Africa a unit of Germany-based Hormann Group a leading provider of doors and gates has introduced three versions of automatic bollards. The first version comes with an integrat... View more

Evonik appoints president for MEA

December 5, 2017

Evonik one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals has appointed Hendrik Schönfelder as president -Middle East & Africa (MEA). This follows the merger of the former regions Sub-Sahara Africa and M... View more

Television market in MEA to grow 30pc by 2021

December 4, 2017

The television market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is expected to grow by 30 per cent from 2016 to 2021 an increase in value of almost 3.5 billion making the MEA region one of the fastest growi... View more

Fidor opens MEA regional office in Dubai

November 23, 2017

Fidor a leader in digital banking solutions that helps banks launch and run their own digital brands has opened its new regional headquarters in Dubai Silicon Oasis the integrated free zone technology... View more

Profits plummet as MEA hotels return to business as usual

November 1, 2017

Following a summer of mixed fortunes which included a welcome year-on-year increase in profit per room in August hotels in the Middle East & Africa were back to business as usual in September as gross... View more

Marriott appoints new VP Luxury Brands for MEA

October 23, 2017

Marriott International has appointed Candice D Cruz as its vice president of Luxury Brands Middle East and Africa. D Cruz was previously head of marketing and communications for Meraas Hospitality div... View more

Barco MEA expands training centre in Dubai

October 12, 2017

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) division of global technology company Barco has announced the expansion of its Demo and Training Center based in Dubai Media City s Concorde Tower. The new Barco Exper... View more

Siemens Gamesa opens first blade plant in MEA region

October 12, 2017

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has officially inaugurated its first rotor blade factory in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region at Tangier (Morocco). The 37 500-sq-m facility is strategical... View more

MEA sees 16.6pc rise in cardiovascular disease

October 11, 2017

The greatest increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevalence in the world during 2014-2016 was in Europe (38.8 per cent) and Middle East and Africa (16.6 per cent) said Aetna International a UK-ba... View more

Merck appoints new head of MEA

September 25, 2017

Merck one of the leading science and technology companies has appointed Paolo Carli as head of Middle East Africa & Turkey (MEA) region for its healthcare business. In his new role Paolo will be respo... View more

Zain wins best MEA telecom brand award

September 23, 2017

Zain Group a leading mobile telecom services innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa is proud to announce it has been awarded Best Brand for Telecom in 2017 for a fourth consecuti... View more

Etisalat launches first IPX Exchange platform in MEA

September 18, 2017

UAE s leading telecom services operator Etisalat will officially launch the first IPX Exchange platform in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region to support IPX traffic exchange (an integral part of ... View more

Over 890 hotels under construction in MEA

September 13, 2017

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) hospitality market is witnessing robust growth with a total of 891 hotel projects under construction in the region said a report. Of this about 583 projects comprising... View more

MEA hotel revenues hit five-year low in July

September 7, 2017

Hotels in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) saw revenue per available room (RevPAR) figures drop to a five-year low in July according to a survey. Data collected by HotStats showed that July marked a low... View more

TP-Link Technologies aims to raise product awareness in MEA

September 7, 2017

TP-Link Technologies a global provider of SOHO SMB networking products and wireless LAN solutions has announced a plan that will see it help channel partners to raise awareness of its SMB products and... View more

Over 123,000 hotel rooms under construction in MEA

August 15, 2017

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) hospitality market is witnessing solid growth with a total of 123 589 rooms under construction in region said a report. Of this about 95 089 rooms are under constructi... View more

Mastercard appoints marketing head for MEA

August 9, 2017

Mastercard a leading technology company in the global payments industry has appointed Beatrice Cornacchia as head of Marketing and Communications Middle East and Africa. In this role Cornacchia will l... View more

Hyundai launches redesigned Sonata in MEA

August 9, 2017

Hyundai has launched its redesigned mid-size sedan Sonata with a dramatic new exterior design an impressive list of standard safety features and new engine and transmission options in Africa and Middl... View more

MEA ‘to spend $8 billion on IoT in 2017’

August 3, 2017

Middle East organisations are adopting the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technology infrastructure to drive the wider region s 8 billion market said global IoT enabler SAP. As the inter-connected In... View more

Diabetes prevalence highest among expats in MEA

August 2, 2017

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) region showed the highest prevalence of diabetes among expatriate population globally at 2.58 per cent in 2016 according to a new report. Meanwhile the total number of... View more

Hyundai set to launch revamped Sonata in MEA

July 19, 2017

Hyundai will launch its refreshed Sonata mid-sized sedan in Africa and the Middle East next month with preview images of the car showing dramatic changes to the car s bodywork. New sheet-metal and tri... View more

New MD for Cisco global service provider business in MEA

July 18, 2017

Cisco announced today that Ali Amer has been appointed managing director for global service provider sales in the Middle East and Africa at Cisco. In his new role Amer will be responsible for helping ... View more

SDLG launches first asphalt compactor in MEA

July 17, 2017

Global construction machinery manufacturer SDLG has launched its first asphalt compactor for the Middle Eastern and African (MEA) markets. The introduction comes as infrastructure projects and investm... View more

Cherfan joins PSA Group as VP sales and marketing, MEA

July 13, 2017

PSA Group a leader in mobility solutions has appointed Samir Cherfan as the senior vice president sales and marketing for Middle East and Africa effective July 1. This new role has been created to sup... View more

Axis names MEA business development manager

July 6, 2017

Axis Communications a global leader in the network video market has appointed Tertius Wolfaardt as its business development manager A&E (architects and engineers) for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) ... View more

Over 120,000 hotel rooms under construction in MEA

June 14, 2017

The Middle East and Africa hospitality market is on track for growth with a total of 124 823 rooms under construction in the region said a report. Of the total about 93 984 are under construction in t... View more

MEA firms pump $10bn into system integration

June 12, 2017

The companies in the Middle East and Africa region have invested around 10 billion to boost their system integration (SI) services last year said an expert. The SI services market in the region posted... View more

Zaloni appoints new MEA sales director

June 8, 2017

US-based Zaloni the data lake company has expanded its MEA team with the addition of new clients in the travel and transportation industries and the hire of Raheel Khan as its new regional sales direc... View more

Mövenpick Hotels makes key appointments in MEA and Asia regions

June 1, 2017

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has expanded its management team in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Asia regions with the appointment of Marc Descrozaille to the position of vice president operations ... View more

MEA hotels report positive results in April

May 24, 2017

The hotel industry in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) posted growth in the three key performance metrics during April 2017 according to data from STR a hotel data benchmarking firm. April marked the ... View more

Ascott aims for 5,000 units in the MEA by 2020

May 11, 2017

Leading residence owner-operator Ascott s expansion is expected to hit a high gear as it is set to grow its global portfolio to 80 000 apartment units from the current 52 000 units by 2020 with 5 000 ... View more

Marriott offers upto 30pc off across MEA hotels

May 11, 2017

In a first of its kind coordinated regional promotion Marriott International has launched a unified and compelling offer at nearly 200 participating Marriott International hotels in 30 countries with ... View more

Marriott reveals MEA expansion ambitions

May 4, 2017

Marriott International has revealed expansion plans with projected growth across 38 countries and 150 000 rooms in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region operational and pipeline by 2022. The complet... View more

Virgin Mobile MEA logs over 3.5m customers

April 20, 2017

Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa (VMMEA) has now surpassed 3.5 million customers making it the MVNO leader in the MEA region Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa was the first licensed MVNO to lau... View more

GCC telcos have ‘edge over other MEA operators’

April 4, 2017

The higher disposable income of in the GCC countries will enable telecommunication companies to overcome the macro challenges and political risk across the Middle East and Africa according to a new re... View more

HFZA to take part in StocExpo MEA

March 23, 2017

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) the second largest and fastest growing industrial free zone in the UAE will be supporting this year s StocExpo Middle East Africa to be held in Dubai on April 26 an... View more

Dubai event to help boost leather industry in MEA

March 19, 2017

Global interest in the Middle East and Africa s (MEA) leather industry is gaining momentum as international tanneries designers suppliers and manufacturers look to boost business prospects at the upco... View more

Dubai named top city for expats in MEA for fifth time

March 15, 2017

Dubai has clinched the title of Best City for Expats in Middle East and Africa for the fifth consecutive year. The city came in 74th place in Mercer s 2017 Quality of Living Survey global ranking. Glo... View more

Makkah, Dubai lead hotel room growth in MEA

March 14, 2017

Makkah (Saudi Arabia) and Dubai (UAE) are leading the boom in rooms in construction for the Middle East and Africa region with 22 370 rooms in 17 projects and 19 578 rooms in 64 projects respectively ... View more

MEA green power projects attract $8.7bn investments

March 13, 2017

The merger and acquisitions (M&A) in the renewables sector picked up in 2016 across the Middle East and Africa region after a long period of slow activity said a report by leading global professional ... View more

Johnson Controls unveils agressive MEA growth strategy

February 20, 2017

Johnson Controls a leader in delivering products services and solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings shared its enhanced capabilities and strategies for aggressive growth across the re... View more

Houari named new Airbus MEA president

February 18, 2017

Airbus one of the leading planemakers in the world has appointed Mikail Houari a global industry veteran as its new president for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. He replaces Habib Fekih who r... View more

Hamriyah Free Zone backs StocExpo MEA

February 14, 2017

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) will feature a large pavilion dedicated to one of the UAE s largest petrochemical chemical oil and gas hubs at the StocExpo Middle East Africa to be held in Dubai U... View more

MEA stationery market to hit $12bn by 2019

February 11, 2017

International suppliers of stationery and office supplies are turning to the Middle East and Africa (MEA) for future business growth with the UAE presenting itself as the ideal gateway to access hard-... View more

Motorcity named ‘Top Dealer Distributor’ in MEA

January 31, 2017

Motorcity the sole distributor for Hyundai Heavy Industries Co in Bahrain was named Top Dealer Distributor in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region for 2016. Hyundai evaluates dealer performance thr... View more

Granet named managing director, COO for AccorHotels MEA

January 24, 2017

AccorHotels one of the world s leading hotel operators has promoted Olivier Granet to the role of managing director and chief operating officer for the Middle East and Africa. Granet previously oversa... View more

MEA to spearhead $2.2trn packaged food industry growth

January 21, 2017

The global packaged food market is expected to reach 2.2 trillion by 2020 mainly driven by the demand from the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market and Asia-Pacific region said a report released ahead ... View more

MEA rough terrain cranes market to grow at 5.6pc

January 19, 2017

The overall long-term outlook on the growth of MEA market for rough terrain cranes remains optimistic with the market projected to grow at a promising CAGR of 5.6 per cent through 2026 a report said. ... View more

InSinkErator opens first MEA training centre

January 18, 2017

InSinkErator a business unit of Emerson a top manufacturer of food waste disposers for home and commercial use opened its first dedicated training centre for the Middle East and Africa region. The tra... View more

Sabic launches dedicated foam grade for MEA

January 17, 2017

Leading petrochemicals producer Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) has launched a new dedicated foam grade - LDPE HP0824NDF - for Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Asian markets to broaden the ... View more

Over 860 hotels under construction in MEA

January 15, 2017

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) hospitality market is witnessing robust growth with a total of 864 hotel projects under construction in the region said a report. Of this about 555 projects comprising... View more

People - Schneider names new MEA president

December 26, 2016

Schneider Electric a global leader in energy management and automation has named Caspar Herzberg as president of its newly formed Middle East and Africa region effective January 1 2017. In a bid to re... View more

Schneider Electric names new MEA president

December 20, 2016

Schneider Electric a global leader in energy management and automation has appointed Caspar Herzberg as the president of its newly-formed Middle East & Africa (MEA) region effective January 1. In a bi... View more

Over 218,000 hotel rooms under construction in MEA

December 17, 2016

The Middle East and Africa hospitality market is witnessing solid growth with a total of 218 800 rooms under construction in the region said a report. Of this about 159 922 rooms in 560 projects are u... View more

Mimecast names new MEA channel director

December 13, 2016

Jersey-based Mimecast Limited a leading email and data security company has appointed Jason Roos as its new channel director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. In his new role Roos will mana... View more

Juniper Networks appoints new MEA manager

December 7, 2016

US-based Juniper Networks an industry leader in automated scalable and secure networks has appointed Hatem Hariri as its general manager for Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. In his new role Hariri... View more

ArabiaWeather to offer training products in MEA

November 27, 2016

ArabiaWeather a leading provider of weather products and solutions in the Middle East has signed an agreement with the UK s national weather service the Met Office to promote its training products acr... View more

Axis set to expand to MEA, eyes diversification

September 21, 2015

The mid-sized company is now planning to diversify its operations into various related fields like industrial support coatings and metallurgical services in addition to expanding its presence in the M... View more

Inaugural Routes MEA attracts 300 delegates

July 1, 2015

The inaugural Routes Middle East & Africa (MEA) took place in Bahrain from May 31 to June 2 and was hosted by Bahrain Airport Company. Designed to build on the success of the regional Routes Africa 20... View more

Marriott International reports positive 2013 earnings across MEA

February 24, 2014

Following the release of Marriott International s Inc. 2013 global results the company announced today that full year RevPAR earnings for the Middle East and Africa (excluding Egypt) have increased by... View more

Golden Tulip signs alliance with MEA

May 27, 2013

LEBANESE national carrier Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA) has signed an agreement with Golden Tulip Hotels under which it has expanded its Cedar Miles frequent flyer rewards programme. The agreem... View more

Schneider Electric posts solid MEA growth

April 22, 2012

Schneider Electric the global specialist in energy management said it had registered a 12 per cent growth in new economies across the Middle East and Africa region during last year. Announcing its rec... View more

Flexibility allows Hilton MEA to reach objectives

December 31, 2008

Business for Hilton Hotels Middle East and Africa has been strong across the region achieving excellent RevPAR growth on the back of strengthening corporate and leisure business according to JEAN PAUL... View more

MEA communication upgrades for $3 million

August 26, 2008

SITA provider of IT business solutions and communication services for airlines recently announced a five year 3 million agreement with Middle East Airlines Lebanon s national airline to implement and ... View more

Galileo urges MEA focus on e-ticketing deadline

October 4, 2007

Galileo is urging suppliers and subscribers in the Middle East to focus on e-ticketing if they are to meet the extended IATA deadline of 96.5 per cent e-ticketing by May 31. As a leading global distri... View more

MEA receives new A321

March 2, 2003

Middle East Airlines (MEA) of Lebanon has taken delivery of the first of six A321s scheduled for delivery during the year 2003 from Airbus. The A321 was handed over to Lebanese Minister of Transport N... View more