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Universal Robots is merging the best of manual labour and advanced technologies

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Rome: Take a step back in time

VALX 48 Providing the assistance you need, when you need it

ARABIAN INTERNATIONAL

COMPANY 54 Moving from strength to strength in steel

KING HUSSEIN CANCER

CENTRE 80 Comprehensive cancer care covering all medical specialties

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Entrepreneurship is all about finding a niche or gap in an established market, but there has never been a sense of scale attached to the concept. An entrepreneur can be a local innovator bringing fresh ideas to a small sector base, or they can be a rich tycoon unveiling a revolutionary technology to millions around the world. It’s often the case therefore, that some entrepreneurs can end up surprised by Universal Robots is merging the best of manual labour and advanced technologies their own success, as their initially humble - yet focused - ambitions suddenly get fast-tracked to widespread international acclaim. In this month’s EME Outlook, we celebrate a fantastic example of such ingenuity and rapid ascent via Universal Robots, a tech success story that went beyond its intended SME audience to reach the factory floors of numerous renowned industry heavyweights. The Company’s simple but effective, flexible, accessible, and easy-to-use robotic arm products have not only given companies a timely nudge towards the benefits of collaborative robotics (cobots) but they’ve done so in a way that the existing labour forces of the world are complemented and enhanced, rather than replaced. Universal Robots helps to kick-start an issue which has a very industrial feel about it this month, as the likes of Valx, Arabian International Company, Impresa Pizzarotti, Gemini Property Developers and YIT Corporation bring their equally enlightening manufacturing and construction ideologies to the page. Elsewhere among our showcasing assortment, we also pay tribute to a Company whose goal is to save lives rather than to enrich enterprise, in the form of Jordan’s leading healthcare institution, the King Hussein Cancer Centre. Outside of the profiles domain, we struggle to conceal the fact that the region is about to enter expo season! It is somewhat becoming tradition for each July’s publication to break records on the Event Focus front, and 2017 is no different as no less than 14 exhibitions, trade shows and interactive forums detail their appeal across sectors including mining, energy, construction, food & drink, oil & gas, aviation, and logistics. Three of these events will be taking place at the ExCel in London, and it is Outlook Publishing’s base camp in the UK where we round off the issue, as we document the success story of airline charterer, SaxonAir and take a look at the oft-mentioned ‘legacy’ of the London Olympic Games, which took place five years ago this August. Matthew Staff ISSUE 19

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All the latest top stories from Europe and the Middle East

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ART & CULTURE

Under The Rug Todd Wonkka’s gripping first novel is now available on Inkshares

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Let the Games Continue Was London 2012 the property panacea it was hoped to be? Gateway to Growth DIFC’s Nabil Al Kindi discusses the Company’s master plan

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OIL & GAS

The New Normal Baker Hughes and GE are uniquely positioned to drive productivity

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SHOWCASING LEADING COMPANIES Tell us your story and we’ll tell the world

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KING HUSSEIN CANCER CENTRE An Ongoing Pursuit of Excellence Comprehensive cancer care covering all medical specialties

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Automate the World Combining the best of both worlds

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Above and Beyond A 10-year aviation journey to provide true value when it really matters

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Attention and Commitment to Customer Needs Moving from strength to strength in steel

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UNITED HEAVY LIFT

Driven By Passion A dynamic and flexible organisation, specialising in providing innovative solutions

The Middle East’s premier event for the facilities management industry The Middle East’s largest flat and container glass event

An established trade show for professionals specialising in urban development and infrastructure

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CONTAMINATION EXPO SERIES 2017

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FLOOD EXPO

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MINING INVESTMENT MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIA

The most powerful solar conference in the MENA region

Showcasing innovations that further the protection of the environment

The largest and most influential event in the show’s four-year history

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IMPRESA PIZZAROTTI & C. S.p.A Anticipating Customer Demands Steady development in construction

G4S UAE

A Winning Culture Moving beyond the borders of risk prevention and security data

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ORACLE MIDDLE EAST

The World’s Tech Hub A commitment to technological and industry growth in the Middle East

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YIT CORPORATION

Building Trust A positive force in the real estate industry Creating Better Living Environments Developing more liveable cities

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MIDDLE EAST PACKAGING SUMMIT 2017

Getting a deeper understanding of the trends and developments in the Middle East packaging market

MOSCOW REFINING AND PETROCHEMICALS WEEK

The 16th Russia & CIS Petrochemicals Technology Conference & Exhibition and 17th Russia & CIS Refining Technology Conference & Exhibition take shape

Focusing on the state of the commercial aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul industry

The foremost Middle East and Central Asian forum for the global mining community

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THE CWC WORLD LNG SUMMIT & AWARDS EVENING

A new series of catalyst technology conferences are set to discuss the latest developments in the sector The must attend event for food, beverage and ingredients professionals

Bringing together the who’s who of the global LNG industry

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Aston Martin Confirms Production of First All-Electric Model

Less than two years after being unveiled as a concept, Aston Martin is today confirming that the all-electric RapidE will enter production in 2019. Set for a limited production run of 155 cars, RapidE is Aston Martin’s first all-electric model. As such it spearheads development of the brand’s low- and zero-emission vehicle strategy laid out by Aston Martin’s President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, in the company’s Second Century Plan. RapidE sees a continuation of the collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering who worked on the original RapidE Concept. Based in Grove, Oxfordshire, Williams Advanced Engineering will assist Aston Martin with the complex task of engineering integration. Based upon the forthcoming Rapide AMR concept, RapidE will

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deliver four-door sports car looks and dynamics of the Rapide S powered by an all-electric powertrain replacing the six-litre V12 engine. More information will be revealed about

the RapidE’s all-electric powertrain in due course. The instantaneous delivery characteristics of electric motors means the RapidE will offer a unique driving experience of a kind not experienced before in an Aston Martin. Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, said of the RapidE: “Having unveiled the RapidE Concept back in October, 2015 we reach another milestone with the confirmation that we are now putting the first all-electric Aston Martin into production. RapidE represents a sustainable future in which Aston Martin’s values of seductive style and supreme performance don’t merely co-exist alongside a new zero-emission powertrain, but are enhanced by it. The internal combustion engine has been at the heart of Aston Martin for more than a century, and will continue to be for years to come. RapidE will showcase Aston Martin’s vision, desire and capability to successfully embrace radical change, delivering a new breed of car that stays true to our ethos and delights our customers.” Paul McNamara, Technical Director at Williams Advanced Engineering said: “Williams Advanced Engineering has always endeavoured to work collaboratively with its customers to meet their sustainability challenges and find energy efficient solutions. For today’s car manufacturers, this is particularly important as legislation demands more energy efficient vehicles. This project with Aston Martin will draw on the extensive battery and EV experience we have accumulated and we are extremely pleased to be supporting this prestigious British company with their future electrification strategy.”

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Total to Invest $3.5 Billion over Five Years in Qatari Field France’s Total (TOTF.PA) will invest $3.5 billion over five years in Qatar’s offshore Al Shaheen oilfield and expects to keep production running at 300,000 barrels a day in future, French and Qatari executives said. Total’s investment commitment was announced while Qatar is embroiled in a political crisis. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have imposed sanctions on Qatar accusing it of backing terrorism, a charge Doha denies.

Total CEO, Patrick Pouyanne told a news conference in Doha to mark the inauguration of the joint venture firm that will run the field that the French firm aimed to maintain Al Shaheen’s output at 300,000 bpd for “many years”.

Total won a 30 percent stake in the field last year, while stateowned Qatar Petroleum (QP) holds 70 percent in the joint venture, called North Oil Company (NOC). The previous operator of the field was Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO). QP Chief Executive, Saad al-Kaabi said Total had given the best offer for the field last year and that the new contract would bring Qatar more revenue than the previous deal. He said Total would invest $3.5 billion over the next five years. Pouyanne said Total could invest more in Qatar, as well as in neighbouring UAE. The operation of the Al Shaheen field under the new arrangement runs for 25 years, starting on 14 July.

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Google Chooses Koios as its Only Northern Tech Partner A technology firm in the North of England has become one of only seven companies in the whole of the UK to officially partner with Google as a Google Cloud partner. Koios, a Newcastle based technology company, passed a series of rigorous tests to complete the Google Partnership and is now the only Google Partner in the whole of the North East region for cloud services and consultancy. GCP is Google’s industry leading cloud infrastructure platform, competing with Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. GSuite is an integrated office, email and collaborative working toolset. This is a huge boost for the North East firm because it now becomes the sole gateway for Google’s business in the north of England. This remarkable achievement

means that Koios is now a strategically placed partner for Google to deliver developmental and integration work for companies that want to use Google Cloud Services. Koios will be serving an area as far south as the East Midlands and as far north as Berwick. The Company, previously known as SGP Consulting before recently re-branding as Koios, is a software engineering business and has taken advantage of the region’s strengths in this area. The Company has invested heavily in developing young talent.

Koios have focused primarily on improving business systems and performance and excels in areas including manufacturing, fintech, insurance and business process and efficiency. They are currently working on a range of innovative projects including a highly disruptive CCTV monitoring service that will tackle fraudulent injury claims, a system which controls nuclear waste across the globe and chemical data to ascertain water purity.

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Study Reveals Digital Drives Nearly Half of UK Business Revenue

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Breakthrough in Digital Transformation A milestone for the digital transformation, Thyssenkrupp Materials Services connects the machinery of the materials division via a new digital platform. Thanks to Toii - the platform - all machines can communicate with each other. Due to predictive maintenance the platform is also supposed to forecast the necessity of machine services in the future. The name chosen by the business area is a double play on words - it spells IIoT backwards, the abbreviation for “Industrial Internet of Things” and it is pronounced like the word “toy”, an indication of how the new platform makes linking heterogeneous machines to existing IT structures “child’s play”. Toii was developed completely in-house by company software engineering experts and tailored to the specific requirements of Materials Services. The machinery belonging to the business area, which focuses on global materials distribution and processing services, is highly diverse, with the machines perform a wide range of tasks.

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Pure Storage, the market’s leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, today announced the UK results of Evolution, a groundbreaking independent global research survey that explores the ways in which businesses are balancing infrastructure and applications today and beyond. The independent survey of IT leaders in more than 500 UK businesses showed that data is considered so important to businesses that 70 percent think it should be shown as an asset on the company balance sheet. More striking is that 65 percent think that data is more valuable to their business than the people they employ. Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning have changed the way businesses operate and what it takes to thrive in a digital economy. Digital is now typically driving around half of revenue for UK organisations. However, despite this appetite for digital transformation, UK businesses are in technology investment ‘limbo’ as Brexit and GDPR create confusion around how to proceed and where to invest to drive innovation, whilst remaining compliant.

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A European Power Market Designed to Deliver a Clean Future As many as 13 industry leaders and associations have launched ‘Make Power Clean,’ a joint initiative to promote a European electricity market designed to deliver cleaner energy for all. The European Union’s electricity market must become more flexible, secure and sustainable to put Europe on track for the energy transition. Avoiding that State aid, in the form of capacity mechanisms, ends up incentivising the most polluting and less flexible power plants, and is central to meeting this goal. The new ‘Make Power Clean’ initiative strongly supports the European Commission’s proposal for a carbon eligibility criterion in the Regulation on the Internal Market for Electricity: it is a most needed step in the right direction. “We call on the Council and the European Parliament to endorse the 550g CO2/kWh carbon criterion, which is critical to the overall consistency and efficiency of EU climate and energy policy,” a statement said.

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Large Energy Consumers Hungry for Green Power Google, Norsk Hydro and Facebook are leading the growing trend of major companies looking to secure reliable and competitive power from renewable energy and reduce the risks associated with fossil fuel-based power

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UK Competition Regulator Refers Tesco/Booker Deal for In-depth Probe Britain’s competition regulator has referred supermarket Tesco’s proposed £3.7 billion ($4.75 billion) takeover of wholesaler, Booker to a detailed investigation, ceding to a request from the companies to “fast-track” the process.

supply. 100 top companies including leading industrial players are already committing to procure 100 percent renewable power in the short-term through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The Chemicals industry has also emerged as an actor in renewable energy PPAs. Earlier this year, AkzoNobel led a consortium to procure power from the Bouwdokken Wind Park in the Netherlands as part of a commitment to be carbon neutral by 2050.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it believed that in more than 350 local areas where there is currently an overlap between Tesco shops and Booker-supplied independent grocery retailers, or ‘symbol’ stores, shoppers could face worse terms when buying their groceries. It said there were concerns that if the deal was cleared there was potential for Booker to reduce the wholesale services or terms it offers the ‘symbol’ stores it currently supplies, in order to drive customers to their local Tesco.

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UK Energy Network Operators Face Tougher Price Controls from 2021 Britain’s energy network operators face tougher price controls from 2021 as investment costs in the networks have fallen, the energy market regulator said. Energy networks are monopolies so the regulator, Ofgem, sets controls for the maximum amount companies can recover to fund the operation and investment in their networks. However, it said price controls need to evolve to meet the changing needs of an energy system where renewable energy, for example, now accounts for 24 percent of capacity, compared to five percent 10 years ago. “Ofgem is signalling today that companies need to prepare themselves for a tougher round of price controls from 2021,” the regulator said in a statement. E C O N O M Y

France Seeks to make Paris Europe’s Leading Finance Hub France will use “all means” to make Paris Europe’s main post-Brexit financial capital, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said, while international bankers said they wanted to see if such pro-business reforms would stick over time. Eager to attract banking jobs leaving London, Philippe has pledged to reduce the cost of employing financial services staff in France and also committed to keeping the regulatory burden on finance companies competitive. “The message I want to share with you is clear and it is simple: the French Government is committed to boost Paris’ attractiveness by all means,” Philippe told a banking conference in Paris, presenting the package of reforms which includes a cut to payroll tax on high-earning bankers.

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sychological and satirical fiction writer, Todd Wonkka has released his first novel, Under The Rug, to Inkshares, realising an ambition that has blossomed since his teenage years. The Massachusetts-born author’s opening instalment tells an enthralling tale of Jake, whose traumatic childhood contributes to an addictive search for true loyalty in adult life; “questioning the integrity of his family, substance abuse, sex, and violence” along the way. Jake ultimately “has to make a choice that will change his life forever - acceptance or vengeance?” Throughout Todd’s life, he has travelled, found himself on the music scene, started a family, and currently works as a tennis pro in Rancho Santa Fe, California but the one unwavering draw for him has been the love of writing; listing the likes of Bukowski, Elmore Leonard, Easton-Ellis and Hunter S. Thompson among his influences. “It’s about telling a story with your guts, something that rips the page,” he emphasises as he begins work on his second novel - Tennis Monster - while Under The Rug continues to make headway on Inkshares; a crowdfunding platform set to launch Todd’s dream into mainstream consciousness.

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A psychological coming of age story about a young boy’s addictive search for true loyalty Writer: Matthew Staff

Inkshares.com is an incredible platform for writers. They use the mechanics of crowdfunding to test the market for your book. You post a teaser (in my case I’ve posted the prologue and first five chapters for the audience to read), then you spread the word. If you hit your goals you get funded. You can preorder your copy/copies here. Inkshares has two publishing-goaloptions: • If you get 250 pre-orders (Quill) in three months, Inkshares will edit, print and publish it • If you get 750 pre-orders in three months, Inkshares will edit, print, distribute, publish, and give it the full marketing and promotional treatment

Pre-order your copy/copies of Under the Rug at https://www. inkshares.com/books/under-the-rug - Todd Wonkka

What’s important to remember is that authors are not able to fund their own books. At the end of the three months, assuming you’ve hit one of your goals, the book will go into production. If you get less than 250 pre-orders at the end of the three months, then everyone is refunded.


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The ‘legacy’ of the London 2012 Olympics was one of the most familiar buzzwords coined during the Games five years ago, but half a decade on, it is still unclear as to whether the real estate market is living up to its billing Writer: Pete Mugleston, Director, Online Mortgage Advisor

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he London Olympics in 2012 were a huge success for the country. British athletes took home armfuls of medals, royal honours were handed out left and right and, for a short while, the whole country was filled with a sense of optimism; for both our sporting future and our economic one. In the run-up to the games we heard plenty of talk about how our property market would benefit, buoyed by the huge investment that the Games would provide, and it would appear that the major investment in areas such as Newham, Barking, Dagenham Greenwich, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest did indeed act like a shot in the arm for the local market. Newham has seen property prices leap by 64 percent since the games got underway, 11.2 percent higher than the London average of 52.8 percent, and the national average of 23.96 percent; while Hackney has seen a rise of 66.9 percent. During the games, Eton Manor in Waltham Forest played host to many of the aquatic events, including water polo and synchronised swimming, and the borough has seen the most significant increase in property prices with a jump of more than 76 percent, leaving the average property price currently sitting at a healthy ÂŁ422,333.

A resounding upswing

It’s clear to see the positive impact that the Olympics has, and continues to have, upon the value of property within the areas directly adjacent to the Olympic Park, but high prices do not always indicate a market that’s full of vim and vigour. In the period directly following the games, mortgage approvals actually fell to their lowest point in the past five years; to around 48,000 each month.

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‘It’s clear to see the positive impact that the Olympics has, and continues to have, upon the value of property within the areas directly adjacent to the Olympic Park, but high prices do not always indicate a market that’s full of vim and vigour.’

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Thankfully there began a fairly resounding upswing, and by the beginning of 2014 approvals had leapt to their highest point since the start of the financial crisis in 2007. Following the twists and turns of the past three years, including the Brexit vote, they are currently sitting at around 65,000 a month, more than 10,000 a month higher than they were before the games began.

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If the Olympics delivered a boost to local property owners, renters haven’t been quite so fortunate though. The notable investment in key areas around the Olympic Park, coupled with a post-Brexit economy and low availability of finance, has seen rents increase; significantly in some areas. Academic insight can give us an idea of how this growth might develop in the coming years, too. A study carried out by China’s HUST in preparation for the Beijing games, deduced that growth following the Olympics should continue for 15 years, and with our own games only five years in the past, we still have plenty of reasons to be cheerful. The areas positively affected by the 2012 games are likely to continue their upward trajectory, with the added bonuses of Cross Rail and Chinese developer, ABP’s £1.7 billion project which aims to breathe new life in Docklands; turning it into an international business centre still on the horizon.

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EME he Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, providing a world-class platform connecting the region’s markets with the economies of Europe, Asia and America. Established in 2004, DIFC facilitates the growth in South-South trade and investment by providing a stable, mature and secure base for financial institutions to develop their wholesale businesses. From a property perspective, the infrastructure within the district features ultra-modern office space, retail outlets, cafes and restaurants, art galleries, residential apartments, public green areas and hotels. The DIFC is continually evolving in terms of its real estate and retail offering, which is all part of the DIFC ecosystem. Currently, 1,648 active registered companies operate from the Centre, with a combined workforce of 21,611 professionals. In line with its 10-year strategy, the number of people working in the Centre is set to increase to more than 50,000 by 2024. As Chief Real Estate Officer, Nabil Al Kindi is responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership to the Property Development team at the DIFC, and explains plans for future expansion to Europe & Middle East Outlook. Europe & Middle East Outlook (EME): What are the current services offered by DIFC, across its key divisions, and how have these services expanded and diversified over the years? Nabil Al Kindi (NAK): DIFC offers all the elements found in the world’s most successful financial industry ecosystems, including an independent regulator, an independent judicial system with a common-law framework, a global financial

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exchange, inspiring architecture, powerful, enabling support services and a vibrant business community. Provision of first-class commercial office spaces, state-of-the-art business centres, dynamic retail spaces and modern data centres, offers a portfolio of exclusive commercial property comprising of approximately 700,000 square metres of prime commercial space. With Grade A quality, all of DIFC’s leased spaces have advanced facilities, safety and security systems, connectivity and integrated data solutions. We significantly broadened our client portfolio in 2016, particularly in the Wealth and Asset Management, Banks and Capital Markets and Insurance spaces. In terms of Corporate and Service Providers, 2016 saw the DIFC welcome new entities, including Exxon Mobil, Mayer Brown LLP and Larsen & Toubro as well as over 20 family businesses which registered their firms in the Centre to structure and manage their wealth. EME: Looking forward, how are you finding new and innovative ways to promote growth and development with the UAE? NAK: As part of DIFC’s commitment to adopting innovation and harnessing information technology to enhance productivity and efficiency for its clients and position itself as an advanced technological hub, the Centre achieved yet another regional first as DIFC became home to the first, innovative Equity Crowdfunding platform in the region. Last year, Eureeca.com began DFSA regulated activity linking high growth businesses with much needed and underserved capital. Setting up representative offices in the centre meant that the firm’s investor network, that ranges from small scale and angel investors, to institutional investors and corporates, can access

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Gate Avenue at DIFC - inside view of Miniature Gates

“We will continue to evolve as a financial centre and as a destination as we make further investments in our real estate and retail offering”

new investment opportunities from multiple countries globally allowing them to buy shares and make equity investments in these companies. In line with DIFC’s objective to build a unique and advanced technological infrastructure, the Centre also launched its first mobile app, giving DIFC-registered clients access to a wide variety of online services and a Property Listings Website (properties. difc.ae), connecting landlords to existing and prospective tenants. We also recently launched the


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are evolving as a world-class business and leisure destination having invested in innovative developments such as the premium Gate Avenue at DIFC. The new urban premium lifestyle, cultural and entertainment development at the heart of DIFC, is the first of its kind in the region that promises to change the face of urban space and living in Dubai. Set for completion by the end of 2017 and due to open to the public in April, 2018, the project will offer more than 220 dining, boutique, cultural and

EME entertainment options, as well as an iconic new mosque and will be across 650,000 square feet and span 880 metres in total length. It will enhance the existing infrastructure and is set to elevate it into a truly world-class business and lifestyle hub. Gate Village 11, recently renamed The Exchange, is a very attractive addition to our existing Gate Village and highlights our efforts to continuously enhance the appeal of DIFC, a destination beyond a financial centre as part of our broader Masterplan. This latest development is testament to the significant demand for space at DIFC, as we endeavour to further develop our infrastructure and offering to meet the requirements of our growing community, in line with our 2024 strategy. EME: Looking forward, if we were to speak again in three-five years’ time, what progress and development would you hope and expect to be able to report back for Dubai International Financial Centre Authority? NAK: As we move forward in 2017 and beyond, we will continue to embrace the opportunities that are opening up particularly in terms of new technologies and the emerging markets of MEASA. DIFC continues to pursue expansion into new services and sectors within the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, an area comprising over 72 countries with an approximate population of three billion and nominal GDP of $7.4 trillion. We will continue to evolve as a financial centre and as a destination as we make further investments in our real estate and retail offering. This evolution will be complemented by projects such as the Emirates Towers Business Park, which is set for completion in 2020 and will be part of the DIFC jurisdiction.

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NORMAL Baker Hughes and GE have completed an exciting joint venture, creating the world’s first and only full stream oil & gas Company Writer: Phoebe Calver

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improving productivity in operations as well. BHGE’s leading technology and of course, access to the GE Store of knowledge, experience and research mean that it can bring new solutions to market faster. It deepens its competitive advantage through its long-standing local partnerships, creative business models and access to financing. BHGE is building on a heritage of more than 125 years of experienced talent in the industry, with a mindset of continuous improvement to

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serve its customers in more than 120 countries. Both Baker Hughes and GE have world-renowned commitments to integrity, innovation, simplification and diversity, and BHGE recommits to these principles.

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‘We created BHGE because oil & gas customers need to withstand volatility, work smarter and bring energy to more people’

BHGE’s global organisation is designed to achieve business continuity, minimise disruption and meet and exceed performance objectives. It brings global scale and tailors its capabilities for the local needs of its customers. In numbers, that breaks down to approximately 70,000 people, with operations in more than 120 countries and dual headquarters in Houston and London. With a highly experienced team, drawing on the talent and expertise inherent in both predecessor businesses, it is well positioned to guide and support the organisation towards success in both the UK and America.

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The City will provide you with endless sources of entertainment, and for those of you self-proclaimed history lovers; you can easily stumble across areas in which legendary events have taken place. Of course, Rome is particularly famous for its spectacular architecture, which is incredibly hard to miss when roaming the streets of the city. For quite some period of time, Rome was one of the world’s main epicentres of classical architecture, after developing new forms such as the arch, dome and vault. Rome is the city of al fresco dining, making it so much easier for you to maximise your evenings and enjoy soaking up the atmosphere; with such incredible food available - particularly the local favourite of thin, crispy pizzas and authentic pastas - you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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Languages: Italian Area: 1,285km2 Population (2016): 2,869,461 Currency: Euro Time zone: UTC +1 Dialling code: 06 Internet TLD: . .it Climate: Mediterranean Climate

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The Business End AS ITALY’S CAPITAL, Rome hosts all of the principal institutions of the nation, such as the Presidency of the Republic, the Government, Parliament, main judicial courts, and many international institutions. It could be said that the economy of Rome is characterised by the absence of heavy industry, while being dominated by high-technology companies - such as IT, aerospace, defence and telecommunications - as well as research, construction and commercial activities. Tourism is of course incredibly important to Rome’s economy

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and has become synonymous with the city, due predominantly to the endless array of incredible historic sights to see; with so much culture to discover it is hardly surprising the City is always bustling with life. It could in fact be said that today Rome is one of the most important tourist destinations in the World, predominantly due to the enormous number of archaeological and historic treasures that the city holds. This combined with its charming and unique traditions, makes Rome the perfect place for a jam packed business trip, where you will be truly

immersed in all the city has to offer. Rome is also the hub of the Italian film industry, thanks predominantly to the Cinecitta studios which have been incredibly popular since opening in the 1930s, and supported by the success of national radio and television.


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Out & About SPENDING TIME IN Rome is not simply about the things you will see, it is about truly immersing yourself in the culture and atmosphere that surrounds you. There are few cities that can rival Rome’s incredible heritage, a fact that is complimented by an incredible cultural selection of treats for you to experience. When it comes to eating, there really is something for everyone and with the popular option for al fresco dining available in places like the very popular Per Me Giulio Terrinoni. After a busy day between meetings or working out of an office, this provides

the perfect opportunity to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the local cuisine in all its glory. If you are looking for a true taste of Rome’s nightlife to continue your evening, then you won’t be disappointed. With vaulted nightclubs such as Shari Vari and a variety of bars stocked with the finest Italian wines; there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. Of course at the end of a long day, you will be looking for the perfect place to rest your head and with Rome’s international business status; there are an array of hotels available

with business travellers in mind to ease the difficulties that sometimes arise from being away from home. It would be wrong to go Rome without taking in at least a few of the sites, most of which are incredibly easy to reach once you are in the city centre. It is a must, for instance, to take a trip to see the Colosseum, one of the City’s most thrilling and magnificent sights to behold. The sheer grandeur and history of the building will make it an unforgettable experience for you and something to make your business trip different to any other.

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RETAIL Via Condotti Piazza Di Spagna Via Del Babuino

MUSEUMS Ristorante Crispi 19 My Ale Per Me Giulio Terrinoni

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Capitoline Museums Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme Gallaria Doria Pamphilj

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SIGHTSEEING Hotel Artemide Villa Laetitia

St Peter’s Basilica Trevi Fountain

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ROME HAS QUITE the reputation for its busy and often confusing roads, so before you start-out into the city, it is advisable to collect a map from your hotel to avoid adding unnecessary delays to your busy schedule. One of the real gems on offer when it comes to finding your way around Rome is the Roma Pass. If you’re staying in Rome for more than three days, for the cost of €36 you will be entitled to free admission to the first two museums or archaeological sites visited, full access to public transportation, reduced museum tickets (Vatican Museums not included) and music events. It has to be said that cars are

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perhaps the worst way to see Rome, unless you have at least two weeks in the city, in which you can master the complicated Italian way of driving. When driving in Rome, it is commonly accepted that the driving is done in a very chaotic way, and taking it in turns to let people go in front of you is very rare. Also take note to be particularly careful when driving in certain parts of Testaccio, as certain parts are limited purely to residents and therefore you could find yourself with a hefty fine. Taxis are perhaps the most expensive way to get around Rome, however, when taking into account

both the convenience and speed which is important when you need to get across the city to meetings quickly. Rome’s taxis run on meters and will typically only pick you up from taxi stands; these can be found easily all around the city in the piazzas. Once you are in the city centre, it is perhaps most advisable to move around on foot. However, it is important to remember that you will often find yourself sharing space with cars, as the green man light that usually indicates it is safe to cross is the same for traffic turning right. It is definitely important to always be very aware of your surroundings in this city bursting with life.


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Landmark Attractions Colosseum

“Rome’s great gladiatorial arena is the most thrilling of the city’s ancient sights. Inaugurated in AD 80, the 50,000-seat Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, was clad in travertine and covered by a huge canvas awning held aloft by 240 masts. Inside, tiered seating encircled the arena, itself built over an underground complex (the hypogeum) where animals were caged and stage sets prepared. Games involved gladiators fighting wild animals or each other.” - Lonely Planet

Pantheon

“A striking 2000-year-old temple, now a church, the Pantheon is the best preserved of Rome’s ancient monuments and one of the most influential buildings in the Western world… it’s still a unique and exhilarating experience to pass through its vast bronze doors and gaze up at the largest unreinforced concrete dome ever built.” - Lonely Planet

Vatican Museums

“The Vatican Museums are an enormous complex composed of more than two dozen distinct collections, any of which could be a self-sustaining gallery in themselves… The Vatican Museums are of course where you will find the Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world. Additionally, the Vatican Museums house many priceless works of art including the “Raphael Rooms”, and many galleries of sculpture, tapestries and frescos.” - The Rome Toolkit

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Automate the World Universal Robots is changing the dynamics of manufacturing; complementing - rather than replacing - the labour force with advanced technologies Writer: Matthew Staff | Production Manager: Tom Arnold

niversal Robots has quickly changed the face of manufacturing automation over the past 12 years via a concerted drive to make robotics more accessible and flexible for businesses of all sizes. Initially targeted towards the SME segment of the market, the Company’s UR3, UR5 and UR10 robotic arm products have not only revolutionised internal processes for the unsung heroes of manufacturing, but are now etching their way into the shop floors of larger industry players as they too search for enhanced agility and more sustainable consumer trend adherences. “It all began in 2003 when I was working at the Technical University of Denmark on various projects, where the idea was to make an easy-to-use and easy-to-programme flexible robot arm that gave more flexibility to the factories and more ownership to people working the robots,” explains the Company’s co-founder and Chief Technical Officer, Esben Ostergaard. Universal Robots officially incepting two years later in 2005, the products

on show and gracing factories today are essentially the ones derived from these projects; as the business opened people’s eyes to the idea of collaborative robotics. “This market is now bigger than the established industrial robot market and we’re still growing and opening up the potential,” Ostergaard continues. “The traditional robots that were built up for automotive domains initially are now too complicated to build and set up in the modern climate and in other sectors, so what we wanted to do was build a new kind of robot; still an arm but much more revolved around flexibility. “Initially we targeted SMEs because we knew that the existing larger robots were geared towards the bigger customers, but we have since realised that the larger companies also have a big need for flexibility. And the reason is that consumer behaviour is changing all the time and they need to be able to react to that. Manufacturing equipment has to be all the more flexible and re-adjustable and it turns out that our products are spot on to meet this need.”

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On Robot brings true collaborative and flexible grippers to cobot arms Innovative, Plug & Produce grippers that help manufacturers take full advantage of the benefits of collaborative robots: ease of use, reduction of production time, and safe use alongside human workers.

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The labour force’s knowledge and expertise is complemented by the robots’ consistency

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With hindsight it is clear to identify where the gap in the market for Universal Robots laid, but back in 20032005, the Company had to ensure that it conveyed its optimism and ambition for the product to a market relatively unexposed to such a solution. Especially for the SME sector, there was unbound opportunity deriving from companies already feeling disillusioned and displeased with the use of larger industrial integrators; partially because of the lack of ownership, but primarily due to the lack of skills on-hand to manage and operate such machines. With this in mind, the Company embarked on numerous demonstrations to showcase how usable and how much of a gamechanger its product could be. “One project included getting school kids to play Lego robot soccer, programming each player to play in a tournament, and this was all about making programming accessible,” Ostergaard explains. “They had to be able to learn how to programme these robots easily.”

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Another project revolved around the Danish food industry, where there was certainly a willingness among SMEs to veer away from the traditionally complex robots they’d utilised in the past. Not only did businesses struggle to use, maintain, repair and even operate their older machines, but they also resented having to rely on external input in dealing with these challenges as well. “So we thought if we could provide them with a robot that’s easy to programme and easy to use and install, then it would give them the flexibility as well as the ownership they were looking for,” the CTO adds. “It wasn’t about replacing people who had contributed years of expertise and knowledge, but by simply giving those people a tool to help them apply that knowledge more consistently and efficiently. “We helped to combine the best of both worlds. People know what needs to be done, what quality is required, and what customers want, while the robot is really good at keeping consistency of quality and consistency of flow.”


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are highly flexible and simple enough to be programmed and operated without the need for engineers, helping speed development and affordably automating processes.

Odense has long been known as one of the leading capitals of robotic clusters around the world. The innovative and entrepreneurial mindset surrounding the Danish cluster, fostered Universal Robots, the leading manufacturer of collaborative robots. On Robot is yet another exciting and successful story, as the Company is quickly making a global impact on the emerging market of cobots.

Creating more jobs On Robot’s flagship product, the RG2, that was launched back in 2015, is currently used in more than 40 countries, with a strong demand from SMEs that are looking for more cost-effective grippers that offer additional capabilities and are easier to use. In 2016, the Company released the Dual RG2 gripper configuration, which is just as easy to mount and control as the single, requires no extra cables and improves production time. This year, On Robot is introducing the RG6 gripper, which has a wider stroke and higher payload, and all the unique features the RG2 introduced.

On Robot has brought to the market grippers that are more user-friendly, flexible and safe to work alongside humans. Compared to traditional gripping solutions, that often require complex cabling, external power and air supply, the On Robot grippers work right out of the box and straight into the production line. The ambition behind the development of the gripper was to provide a cable free gripping solution, that does not require a high level of expertise to install and operate. “We have made our grippers so user-friendly that the employees will be able to get involved in the work with cobots. This also means that instead of being intimidated by the technology, the employees become really engaged and fascinated by the possibilities and even get ideas on how to optimise and develop their production,” says Kenneth Bruun Henriksen, Head of Sales, Europe. On Robot’s grippers integrate seamlessly with the whole range of UR robots. They are mounted directly on the cobot arm,

The On Robot grippers enable companies to become even more cost-efficient and have helped several medium-sized productions save the time and resources vital to staying competitive. Henriksen explains: “There are so many benefits of investing in collaborative technology; it saves your staff from exhausting and monotonous work and, though many worry this will cost them their job. Statistics show that collaborative technology leads to a larger workforce because it leads to better competitiveness and greater production.”

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ARTIMINDS ArtiMinds Robot Programming Suite (RPS) & ArtiMinds Essentials for UR+ ArtiMinds RPS combines online and offline programming in a unique, intuitive platform to easily create complex robot programs without writing a single line of code. The software is certified by Universal Robots and can be easily customised to the user’s experience. Programming starts with three simple steps: 1. Building a task sequence via drag & drop with 50+ templates, ranging from standard robot motions to forcecontrolled alignment or camera-based search motions. 2. Running the step-by-step wizard of each template to teach key points with the real or simulated robot to compute the template parameters.

The Company boasts more than 60 percent of the cobot market

Automation to the world

Despite the Company now able to boast around 60 percent of the collaborative robot (cobot) market share, its entrepreneurial origins are still very much at the forefront of considerations, and Ostergaard and his team have subsequently introduced two new, major initiatives to ensure continuous improvement moving forward. First, is the Company’s Universal Robots Academy (UR Academy). “It is an online training platform where we offer free education in robot programming,” he details. “It’s important because what we want to do is get people using robots on the shop floor and to be robot programmers able to optimise these tools. “We don’t want companies to replace people with robots, we want to make sure that there is enough

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3. Execution of the automatically generated robot code directly on the standard robot controller without additional hardware. Expert users have access to all lowlevel parameters as well as advanced programming and inspection tools. ArtiMinds RPS allows the import of CAD files for reachability analysis, collision checks and path generation, e.g. for gluing, polishing or grinding applications. It supports different robots and a wide variety of force-torque sensors, vision systems as well as grippers. Xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx The ArtiMinds +Force and +Vision packages allow to solve challenging applications requiring tactile sensitivity or camera-based motions. The add-ons are seamlessly integrated in the basic software and add new programming templates and wizards. Example applications are assembly of THT components or cables.

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automation knowledge in the industry for them to work effectively together, and to achieve that, UR Academy is helping to enhance robot literacy.” People can partake in the course online before bringing this niche specialty back to their respective shop floors with certificate in hand. And this isn’t the only value-add feature to be found on Universal Robots’ website at present. “The second new concept is UR+, a kind of app store where integrators can sell add-on products to market, for customers to install on to existing UR robots,” Ostergaard continues. “The thinking behind this was that we could see a lot of other integrators - often skilled start-ups out of university - with a clever product but no sales channel which seemed a bit wasteful. So why not incorporate their solutions? We sell more robot arms which is our aim, these integrators receive a route to market, and our partners and end-

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OPTOFORCE Easy automation with OptoForce high precision force/torque sensors Do a lot of your precise assembly tasks need automation? UR compatible OptoForce creates very precise force/torque value software modules, allowing solutions to assembly tasks with high tolerances, undertake quality control tests, or carry out various surface-finishing and pick and place tasks. Equipping light-weight robots with a sense of touch combines the advantages of human workers and industrial robots. Equipped with OptoForce high-precision sensors, robots can now feel if they are placing an object in the right place or need to adjust it, and can automatically correct course. Ease-of-use is of paramount importance

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The SICK Inspector URCap software, a UR+ plugin, offers a new entry-level system for robot guidance, enabling applications such as pick-and-place and machine tending. The ease-of-use of the system makes it possible for a wide range of companies to improve the day-to-day experience for their workers. The cooperation with Universal Robots offers you easy access to robot guidance for a low initial investment and with a short payback time. www.sick.com/Inspector

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users have increased access to more advanced robotic solutions. “It’s a win-win-win for all parties and lowers the barriers to technology usage. UR+ and UR Academy, together, really increase the potential for automation in the world. People are now able to automate so much more than they used to and these two initiatives are helping to drive it.”

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exponential fashion. The business is aiming for a 50 percent growth rate in 2017, and it has achieved double digit growth rates for several years; no mean feat when considering the ever-changing tech environment it operates within. Ostergaard notes: “It’s not simply a case of growing like we have, but it’s doing so in a constantly changing sector. The industry - and therefore the Company - is never the same as it was one year before. “However, our strategy lends itself to remaining flexible enough to this end, to achieve this consistent,


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ever-increasing swathe of competitors hoping to usurp Universal Robots’ success in the years to come. “Several companies have tried to replicate our model and some have been more successful than others, but our volume and speed keeps us ahead of the pack,” Ostergaard concludes. “Our differentiator stems from a balance between the performance of the robot and the use of the robot. We want to make a tool that is easy for people to use. “And if we’re doing that then we’re edging closer to our overall goal to automate the world.”

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MILE Valx is working on an upward trajectory, in the direction of modernisation, large-scale production and axle specification for the European market and further afield Writer: Phoebe Calver | Production Manager: Matthew Cole-Wilkin alx is a Company of ever-evolving stature, with an impressive reputation when considering its young age; founded in 2009 by a Dutch trading company, with the benefit of a previous 20 years experience as a distributor in the industry. Two years ago the Company was acquired by Chinese manufacturing

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giant, FUWA, and with the biggest axle manufacturer in the world joining its team, the Company has had to adapt its strategy. “Our axles were coming across from China, fully dressed with brakes and hubs, with the remainder of the parts provided and mounted locally in Europe,” explains Martin Van Willigen, Managing Director of Sales and Operations. “In order to maximise

efficiency, we wanted to make our supply chain as lean as possible in order to be able to carry out the final assembly of products locally.” This has been achieved by the Company to great success, with assembly hubs in the Netherlands, Spain and looking to build a hub in Poland in the near future. Having made these changes to its strategy, Valx is able to act quickly on customer


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we call them the building blocks of our axle, with a modular design which is enabling us to create new ‘flavours’ of axle. “We have been able to develop a 13 tonne axle as well as our original nine tonne, based upon these building blocks and taking our basic design while upgrading the size we are working with.” The Company has built up close

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relationships with its partners and suppliers, especially during the past few years, working side by side within all aspects of the business. In doing that, the Company has enabled itself to focus on its core strength - creating axles - and utilising its suppliers to support the surrounding needs. “Previously we have just focused our core strength in axle production in Europe, however, now we are looking to branch our operations outside of Europe to areas that currently require European specifications of axles,” adds Van Willigen. “A prime example of this is in China where our mother company is based; it is now following the European specifications and selling axles for the domestic market, enabling the end users to be privy to the use of low maintenance axles.” Other markets that Valx is looking to branch into outside of Europe are South Korea and South Africa - among others - while also exploring the other

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areas that currently require European specification axles that the Company can work on establishing. “Excitingly, we are also looking to open up our own branch of the Company in Dubai, in order to look after the Middle East,” explains Van Willigen. “From that point we see a lot of growth potential for the use of our European specification axle, however, for now we will be placing the majority of our investment in China where the manufacturing takes place.”

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Valx focuses on research and development

Instead of spreading itself thin in too many areas, Valx has steered away from carrying out its own manufacturing, allowing itself to focus on research and development and sales, subsequently being able to take time to hire the right people for the job, looking for those that have built a solid network in the industry over time. Van Willigen continues: “We try to


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employ locally for each region, a recent example being the new team member we have working in Germany and we believe it is important to have these locals working in their area.� In researching its potential employees closely, the Company is able to recruit skilled and incredibly experienced workers to join the Valx team, a good example being the new members of the sales department. Ulrich Donauer, a new member of the Valx team mentioned: “I decided

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to join Valx after seeing huge potential for the product. Its axles have been developed by the most experienced and qualified professionals in the European axle industry. “With the addition of FUWA - the biggest trailer manufacturer - Valx is a serious contender in axle supplies and I strongly believe in the success of the Company.” Another exciting new member of the team is Bart Sloot, an automotive engineer, who began his career as a

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Commitment TO CUSTOMER NEEDS ver since the early days of Arabian International Company (AIC Steel), the Company has been incredibly focused on tackling the most challenging projects in terms of high quality demand and schedules. In order to differentiate itself from its competitors in the region, AIC has built extensive references in an array of business sectors, including the aluminium smelter projects in the GCC region, fossil power projects, as well as projects for the oil & gas sector as

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a whole. “With AIC working hand in hand with the main contractors of such prestigious projects, we are able to establish ourselves as the steel partner of choice,” explains Wasim Attieh, President of Arabian International Company. “This is especially when we take into account our projects that share a challenging volume, a short execution schedule and stringent requirements for quality.” AIC Steel has been described as a Saudi business conglomerate, after starting in 1995 from a simple


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towers. To get to this point its activity portfolio has grown quite dramatically to include, steel erection, as well as heavy equipment rental and heavy transportation. “When geographically speaking, our operations are present in a multitude of locations in the MENA region including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and China - where our aim is to ensure the best reach to our suppliers,” adds Attieh. “We are also able to demand resources that could support us in delivering a competitive, top quality products and services to our clients.” With AIC’s incredibly diverse geographical portfolio, incredible levels of organisation were required to continue on with success as the Company grew; this has been supported by adequate systems and technologies which would enable the sustained growth support of AIC operations.

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3) General construction and onshore activities such as multi-disciplinary constructions for civil and structural projects, power plants, watertreatment plants, petrochemical plants, oil refineries and metal fabricators. The above are supported by quality mills, enabling the Company to supply fully certified steel products at the most comprehensive prices. The remarkable success of the Company wouldn’t have been possible without its talented workforce who specialise in areas of procurement, Xxxxxxxxmanagement xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx project and delivery of structural steel products. Today, the Company enjoys a reputation for quality and superior service across the region – a position that has been a result of the support of its trusted clients and the Company continues to grow even during economic downturns and endeavours to further enhance its presence in the GCC countries. T +971 4 8101111 E sales@dbmscsteel.ae

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Working across areas of steel supply and erection, towers and galvanising, heavy equipment, and shared services

“In accordance with this we have adopted a hybrid structure - centrally based on our core sectors of steel supply and erection, towers and galvanising, heavy equipment and shared services - with our steel sector being the most prominent of our operations,” affirms Attieh. “Positively, we have experienced continuous growth in our other business sectors, which the Company is excited by moving forward.”

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This includes a responsibility towards all stakeholders - employees, the community, shareholders, suppliers and customers - where values of loyalty, care, respect and boldness are all paramount. One such beneficiary of this allencompassing service over the past 10 years has been AIC whose relationship or -more aptly - partnership serves as a perfect example of Jotun’s personable approach.

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“AIC and Jotun have similar values, and are keen to explore all possibilities, relationships, work ethics, and quality levels,” states Tucker. “Jotun has a Xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx strong supply chain in the UAE and is able to provide AIC with their high demands of paint consumption. Jotun’s products meet the client’s specifications so enabling AIC to meet their own clients’ needs. “Jotun is well placed to support AIC technically - locally and regionally - with our competency, knowhow and longterm commitment to the partnership.”

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believe in our adaptability and ability to change as two of the main drivers in our ever evolving organisation,” describes Attieh. “We are seeking improvement in everything we do, be that on the shop-floor, offices, internally and externally with our clients and suppliers.” AIC has followed some very specific paths over the past 20 years, which have guided the Company along in its success. It began with a belief in the viability of concentric growth in the

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mission to expand operations at AIC, never looking at it as an easy or quick gain or becoming opportunistic when it comes to any business venture. “We have always ensured that every decision in the Company is made upon the core belief that if we decide to enter into a new business area, we are aiming to stay there for the long-run,” continues Attieh. “Of course, it made sense that such business should be relevant - directly or indirectly - to our current operations, building on our unified infrastructure and resources, as well as capitalising on our internal talent inventory.”

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“The structure we created for KAPSARC has been complete for five years now and is considered to be one of the most magnificent and intricate architectural steel structures,” states Attieh. “We actually won the Safest Company Trophy, for outstanding performance and best steel for that project, which is of significant importance to us.” Another pivotal project in the Company’s history would be Madinah Airport, where as a steel partner, AIC took control of managing everything for the project; from design, detailing, fabrication and erection of the complicated steel structures with a total tonnage of approximately 12,500. “This provided an excellent addition to our portfolio of airport and aviation-related projects,” adds Attieh. “When we look proudly at our history, we remain very confident with the landmark projects that we are currently working on - with AIC at the helm in several prestigious projects


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both locally and regionally - knowing that they will become pivotal in our Company’s history.”

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equally influential, differentiator would be the passion towards every aspect of the business, setting us apart from the other market players,” continues Attieh. “Many of our employees have been with AIC since inception; it is this unlimited loyalty that wouldn’t be possible if not supported by complete passion towards what we do.” The Company’s motto comes across in its passion when serving clients to the best of its ability, while maintaining business today. the quality standing of the AIC brand. “Our people have worked Included within this is the full spectrum of product development, particularly hard to satisfy all clients’ engineering, planning, process requirements, taking pride in their mandate to continue,” concludes optimisation, production as well as material handling functions. This Attieh. “This has resulted in three comes alongside the already diversified key terms that we abide by as a product portfolio that AIC has already team; quality, delivery and cost. By built to serve the industrial and maintaining control and balance over these three elements, I believe this will commercial sectors. “Perhaps a slightly less tangible, yet lead to market dominance for AIC.”

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This project changed the lives of many Italian citizens and together with other Italian companies, Impresa Pizzarotti completed the project to an incredibly high standard. “During the project, we were able to use interesting and innovative systems for the construction of more than 10 kilometres of railway viaducts and beyond,” explains Francesco Aguglia, Project Director at Impresa Pizzarotti. “This solved the problem to the numerous interferences for

densely populated territories, while also allowing for optimal landscaping and environmental integration and permeability of the highly relevant infrastructure.” With some of the more challenging overhangs that the Company came up against - particularly in terms of length - the solution had to be integrated in a similar manner, designed with hyperstatic solutions which were poured on site. The Company was founded in 1910,


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following the constitution of an artisan firm named Gino Pizzarotti, and having built upon this, more than a century later Impresa Pizzarotti stands out as a truly modern organisation. “It was between the 70s and 80s that we began to gain international acclaim in foreign markets, most definitely a crucial step towards the Company’s success,” adds Aguglia. “Our work on post-earthquake reconstruction was particularly significant for the Company’s development; it represented

the core relationship that could at times be undervalued, between construction companies and the precast division.” The past seven years has seen prominent growth for the Company’s business abroad, with the opening of several divisions and affiliate companies. The Company very wisely consolidated its position in countries it already had a presence in, with new projects being acquired in the United States, Russia, Poland, Moldova, Montenegro, Kuwait, Israel, Saudi

Arabia, Cameroon, Peru and Australia, and in the next few years the Group will reach 3,000 employees.

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TURCHI CESARE S.R.L. is a family business founded in 1964, with the present third generation: it has been active for over 50 years in the construction sector in its entire production chain: The core business is made up of the realization of infrastructural works (in particular roads, motorways and related works) and works of high-quality industrial construction. The Company represents the “Made in Italy� of the infrastructure: through the high technical competences, technological innovation and the reputational capital, the same is able to develop constructive solutions able to enhance the resources of the Territories and to realize complex infrastructural works. Over the years, the Company has been equipped with a full-cycle internal operational structure for all the activities necessary for the construction of a work for the purpose, considered fundamental, to monitor all phases of the production chain through an integrated system based on ethical principles of quality, safety and respect of environmental regulations. The organized business model allows overseeing of the entire production cycle, from the ownership and management of quarries of the raw material, its subsequent crushing and production of bituminous and cementitious conglomerates until the complete realization of the work: this represents the real strength of the Company. The above structure consists mainly of business areas dedicated to the production of materials, the study of new products and the development of new technologies, to analyse technical and economic-financial feasibility, to examine new projects and to implement the ethical system of quality – safety and environment, monitored by an external monitoring body of proven experience, which are constantly assisted and supported by the corporate functions of administration, finance and control.


The Company has more than 150 direct and indirect human resources (also through participating companies), all in continuous formation. In addition to this, the company combines a continuous innovative research of products and a competitive fleet of vehicles and plants, consisting of over 170 industrial equipment and cutting-edge machinery.

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Aguglia continues: “We have found the world of construction needs to speak through work, rather than through words; unfortunately, very often we have found words have appeared to take on a greater importance than work for other construction companies.” In order to support its work, the Company has always focused on both technology and IT innovation, researching and investing in the processes that will improve conditions for employees in general. Alongside this, particular attention is also paid to the safety and environmental sustainability of its own site, proudly boasting an index of injuries far below the industry average. “At the Company our aim and policy is to focus on the needs of our customers, as well as providing transparency in all interactions with financial operators, local authorities

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High speed railway from Milan to Bologna, Italy

and of course our employees,” affirms Aguglia. “We are able to provide stakeholders with more than 100 years of expertise, built upon reliability and commitment to the industry.”

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will enable growth and modernisation of the production processes Impresa Pizzarotti is renowned for. Due to this, a strong engineering structure is now in place, managing the technical choices for the realisation Advanced administrative processes of the works in order to achieve In more recent years, the Company has the best possible technical results, been focused on a persistent search alongside the best economic results for advanced technology solutions that for sustainability of the projects.


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ne of the main infrastructure works carried out by Turchi Cesare S.r.l. is Lot B of the new Milan external ring road (TEEM) highway, between the A1 MilanBologna highway and the A4 Milan-Venice highway; an area that has been entrusted to Consorzio Arcoteem , which was conducted by Impressa Pizzarotti & C. S. p.a. in 2013. This work, considered essential for the decongestion of heavy traffic in the area of Milan, has been a challenge for the two companies, Pizzarotti and Turchi Cesare, considering the importance of the project (gaining international visibility thanks to the Expo event which graced Milan in 2015) and the tight timing for its construction. For the construction, therefore, specific equipment was required to guarantee not only the highest quality of the final product, but also extreme reliability and enhanced productivity. In October, 2013, the delivery and installation of the plant was commissioned to Ammann Italy S.p.a (world leader) and it has subsequently produced a host of hot mixes for the entire Lot B project (approximately 600,000 tonnes in 15 months across 16 kilometres). The plant, chosen and designed by Group Ammann with the collaboration of Pizzarotti and Turchi Cesare, is a mobile type, SpeedyBatch 320 and it is configured with two lines for recycling of milled material. This technology is covered by three international patents and enables the re-use of milled material in high quantities in the full respect of emissions; similarly succeeding in producing asphalt of high quality even

with the use of large percentages of milled material. The plant, installed and tested in just eight weeks in the industrial area of Melzo (MI), has been managed operationally and exclusively by Turchi Cesare, which has produced on a daily basis about 4,000 tonnes of hot mixes, working 24 hours in continuous shifts (with a maximum production of 300 tonnes an hour). The paving of the hot mix asphalts produced has occupied on a daily basis up to four teams of Turchi Cesare, composed of equipment including: five road pavers, eight tandem rollers, six track loaders, two excavators, one milling machine, one soil stabiliser and cold recycler, two truck mounted sweepers , 31 heavy trucks and 15 vans for mixed-use, and the use of an innovative mobile crushing and screening plant. All activities were monitored and coordinated by operating and technical staff, composed of more than 100 employees with proven experience - in continuous collaboration with Pizzarotti Group - with the aim of studying, designing, and implementing a mixed design of innovative and durable materials.

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Supporting this software is of course a dedicated team of employees, therefore it has become pivotal to pay attention to training processes, across technical, behavioural and management aspects. Training will always have a specific focus and for 2016 it was to hone specific skills to fit corporate requirements, as well as cross-sectoral opportunities that place a particular emphasis on specific and highly specialised knowledge. “We have always allowed for significant resources when it comes to staff training and moreover, as part of our HR development policy, the Company provides internal academies about specific technical topics, which promote organisational skills within the Impresa Pizzarotti,” explains Aguglia. “From the perspective of individual development, training programmes have been introduced that are dedicated to team working. “In that regard, the volunteering programme is experienced in collaboration with local associations

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operating within the social sector to involve in staff and sharing and inclusion projects.”

“Our aim here is to complete these projects in the allotted time, specifically conforming to the budget and meeting high quality Attention to detail standards,” states Aguglia. “In order One of the major differences between to successfully sustain these standards, Impresa Pizzarotti and its competitors the aforementioned will often lead is most definitely the close attention to double checks on the activities of paid to the achievement of a result, every individual employee, therefore and this is reflected in a control and the minimising the possibility of errors and widespread programming of projects, with that a loss of time that could have ensuring nothing is forgotten. a negative impact of the timing of the


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produced within the Company.” That factor has ensured that even throughout some very intense periods of crisis in the Italian and international economies, the Company has been able to successfully overcome it. “Moving forward, it would be exciting to see our Company unlock a large portfolio of work, some of which is already available and currently stationary due to lengthy administrative and bureaucratic

procedures and a lack of funding,” concludes Aguglia. “Similarly it would be great for us to be able to develop our business activities particularly in the areas where the Company has recently started its business experience - in areas such as the service sector. It is this kind of diversification we are particularly interested in and hope that with time it will provide us and our clients with a greater level of stability.”

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“However, within a short space of time, we are getting very close to delivering on Gemini Splendor ahead of its committed delivery time; taking into consideration that this is in a market in which delayed delivery times are the norm, we feel particularly successful in these early days and it is reflected in the Company shareholder’s strong commitment to the property buyers.” In its early years the Company is showing itself to be an organisation of character and integrity, with its shareholders believing in sustainable business practices through a strong set of guiding principles that characterise its operations, including a strong ethical business practice backed up by solid company morale. Jatania affirms: “With our first project now entering its advanced stages of development, we are gearing up to launch our second project in the proceeding few months; reflecting

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the Company’s firm belief in long-term sustainability of the real estate sector of the UAE and Dubai in particular.”

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With the final aspects of the Splendor project coming together at Sobha Hartland, the finalised preparations for the launch of Gemini Property Design’s second project are in process and will commence upon completion of the regulatory requirements, making for a particularly exciting time. The current project is located at the heart of Dubai, a plot connected by two major highways and close to many famous landmarks. It will be possible to watch the New Year’s Eve Burj Khalifa fireworks from your balcony, as well as a stunning view of the Meydan Racecourse located just next door, with excellent amenities including a connection to the Dubai Metro network in the future. “As a new developer, our selection of projects was chosen very


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carefully,” explains Sudhakar Rao, Managing Director at Gemini Property Developers. “We have placed huge emphasis on fundamentals such as location, quality, affordability and a customer-centric approach, and we are limited by time not ambition so the sky is the limit moving forward.”

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The biggest investment the Company has made in ensuring that its projects are carried out to excellent standards, as well as perfectly on schedule is its people, proving to be their biggest asset. “We firmly believe that the best things happen when you engage good people in the Company,” explains Raghavendra. “Our team is our biggest strength and they are consistently adding value to our business; having said that there are of course other aspects that play into it. “Gemini Property Developers also deploys the latest technologies, such as smart homes with automation features within its projects, while also ensuring that all of the project facilities are maintained to the highest possible standard.” The Company prides itself on sourcing all of the products used from reliable partners only, and of course with that, quality is of the utmost importance and Gemini Property Developers will not allow that to be compromised. “We work for our customers and they are king in our eyes, therefore we ensure that no shortcuts are taken when it comes to carrying out our business practices,” adds Jatania. “For our first project, we have carried out extensive visits to various countries in order to establish the best possible supply chain, for example we are sourcing the floor surfaces, kitchens, wardrobes amongst other things from Europe, while doors are procured from China, so as you see we have a far reaching range to source from.”

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Having established itself as a boutique property developer, Gemini Property Developers is working to build a reputation of character and integrity, seeking excellence in everything it does. “We always strive to achieve the best service and therefore customer satisfaction,” describes Rao. “Money is a by-product of what we do, we want to challenge ourselves which is why we have set the bar so high when it comes to achieving quality products and services across all of our business. We are a morally strong business with sound ethical practices.” In marketing themselves in this way, the Company’s success will be determined by the level of happiness that it can provide for its customers, not the number of apartments or buildings it can deliver. “It is crucial to us to establish what we are going to deliver in terms of shape, size and format,” affirms Raghavendra. “We are not bothered

We always strive to achieve the best service and therefore customer satisfaction... Money is a by-product of what we do, we want to challenge ourselves

by the magnitude of the property or product, but instead what it will be able to provide for the customer and how they will be able to enjoy the products and services that we deliver.” Taking into account that economies grow in cycles, the Company is doing incredibly well in these early days, especially when considering that its first project has been launched under a particularly tough market condition that is marked by lower oil prices and weaker demand. “Jatania concludes: “We don’t launch our sales campaigns in a big way like most developers do, with our philosophy being that our works will do the talking for us, subsequently delivering automatic sale when we deliver on our projects. “In a way we have challenged ourselves to deliver more and be better than initially promised and over time we firmly believe that this will make us stronger as an organisation that is growing under tough conditions.”

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EME IT Corporation has always had a very clear mission, vision and values that have helped to build the foundations of its incredibly successful operations and ways of working, having committed itself to a long-term business strategy within the industry. The Company has always ensured that its values are paramount and therefore it will not simply pursue good financial results at any cost. Instead, in order to achieve such high business success, YIT consistently shows respect to its stakeholders in order to create value for all of them. “This of course includes customers and employees,” explains Timo Lehmus, Senior Vice President of Real Estate at YIT. “We strongly believe that the ways of working outlined within our YIT business principles are supporting and boosting the long-term success of our business.” These business principles are a concrete expression from the Company, demonstrating what compliance with its values means when it comes to its work with different stakeholders; of course there is also the Company vision, to always be a step ahead with care for people. “Our relationship with the society we operate in is particularly important and subsequently we find our business is characterised by locality,” adds Lehmus. “Currently we are present in a variety of different countries and within these; we operate in small municipalities, big cities and of course everything in between. “To match our local conscience, we employ local people and, through that, we cooperate with local suppliers and contractors, in order to be successful with this, good relationships with societies around us are crucial to the business.” Of course in order for this to run smoothly the Company has strict regulations in place to adhere to when

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it comes to these relationships, and YIT follows the local laws and regulations in every country in which it operates. “It is particularly important to us not to exercise or tolerate any form of corruption, extortion or bribery,” continues Lehmus. “We are incredibly committed to working against these practices and it is one of the driving forces of our Company.” Alongside the aforementioned, the Company also actively participates in developing the whole construction industry, a prime example of this being partnering with educational institutions in the field and taking part in important discussions that concern the development of local communities. Lehmus affirms: “YIT is incredibly committed to working on all of these schemes in order to develop attractive urban environments, as well as developing new services together with citizens and customers.”

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Monitoring environmental impacts

In more recent times, one of the main aims of the Company has been to minimise the impact on the environment which is caused by its own operations, however, YIT’s products and services also have the possibility to support the reduction of its customers’ environmental impact. “Our aim is to utilise this possibility to its full potential and therefore support it in creating an increasingly environmentally sustainable living

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environment in the surrounding areas of YIT’s projects and businesses,” continues Lehmus. “Additionally the following principles apply to our Company approach towards the environment.” A big part of this commitment is to minimising the energy and water consumption, as well as the waste generation of the Company’s operations, alongside its greenhouse gas emissions. More specifically in construction projects, YIT has to pay special attention to the efficiency of the energy and material used, as well as the specific choice of materials; continuously developing solutions to any of those issues which will develop new solutions for increasing environmentally friendliness. Lehmus explains: “We strive to provide long-lasting as well as environmentally sustainable living environments for our customers, investing in any developments in innovations in this field.”


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As a longstanding leader in the construction industry, YIT is incredibly skilled at creating more attractive and sustainable urban environments, through building housing, business premises and infrastructure. “We have created sustainable urban environments through building housing, business premises and entire residential areas, that we are incredibly proud of,” describes Lehmus. “Over time we have built a strong market position, complimented by extensive experience and the ability to offer high quality, diverse expertise.”

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construction company in Russia. “Looking to the future we are hoping to pursue well-managed and profitable growth for all of our businesses located across Europe and beyond,” adds Lehmus. “Our aim is to become a leading North European developer, builder and service provider, creating shared value Building project in Kuninkaantammi, Helsinki with high responsibility.” With aims to improve on its already At present the Company’s operations quality service and customer service, are located in Finland, Russia, the Baltic the Company continuously introduces countries, Czech Republic, Slovakia and new, exciting and innovative housing Poland, and with last year’s revenue solutions for customers. reaching EUR 1.8 billion, YIT looks set for “It has to be said that the continued expansion into new regions in success of our Company is first and the near future. foremost based on the high skill level of our employees, bolstered Strong market position by the continuous development of In holding such a strong market competence,” concludes Lehmus. position at present, YIT is the largest “It is a particularly exciting time for residential construction company to be us at YIT, with the recent completion operating in Finland - also possessing of numerous rental apartments and one of the largest business premises agreements in the pipeline. I am there - as well as holding the title particularly excited to see where we as the largest foreign residential will take the business.”

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n just 20 years, the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Centre has grown from a hospital comprising just two full-time oncologists to be one of Jordan’s, and indeed the region’s, leading non-profit healthcare institutions with more than 250 consultants and oncologists to call upon. Established by Royal decree back in 1997, the institution has evolved exponentially not just from a capacity perspective, but in the quality of care offered and across the research & development carried out. The result: King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC) now treats more than 60 percent of all cancer cases in Jordan, with survival rates comparable to anywhere else in the developed world. “KHCC is the only specialised tertiary hospital that provides all treatment modalities and services for cancer care in addition to bone marrow transplantation for adult and paediatric patients in Jordan,” elaborates the Centre’s Chief Executive Officer and Director General, Dr Asem Mansour. “It has developed its organisational structure from mere medical and nonmedical departments, to include crossdepartmental units and programmes that focus on specific cancers. “This is referred to as multidisciplinary management of cancer patients and is practiced continuously at KHCC through multidisciplinary organised teams (MDT) or clinics (MDC).” Developing in collaboration with leading institutions from around the world, KHCC’s clinical crossdepartmental services include: breast cancer, gastrointestinal malignancies clinic, adult lymphoma, head and neck, thoracic, gynaecological malignancies, sarcoma, adult neuro-oncology, genitourinary malignancies, thyroid, adult leukaemia, adult ocular oncology, paediatrics solid tumours, paediatric neuro-oncology, and paediatric leukaemia services.

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“KHCC additionally provides patient support services through non-medical units and programmes including psychosocial services, pain management, physical therapy and rehabilitation, nutritional services, child social life/ education/play therapy, patient and family education, and support group services,” Mansour adds. A total of 352 beds are in place across both new and pre-existing inpatient buildings, while the new adjacent King Salman Bin Abdulaziz inpatient facility contributes a further 179 single-occupancy rooms to the tally; the combination accounting for intensive care, bone marrow transplants, paediatric patients, and oncology admissions. The physical extension of its campus has continued in 2017 as well with two

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new inpatient and outpatient building set to be unveiled in September. “With the full operation of the new buildings - which includes seven state-of-the-art operation rooms that allow for advanced integration options - the Centre will be able to receive 7,000 new cases yearly. The number of inpatient admissions will reach 14,000,” Mansour explains.

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At present, the patient number sits at around 3,800 new patients each year, as well as around an average of 150,000 outpatients each year. This number is set to rise by more than 100,000 though in light of the ongoing expansions and ever-broadening positive recognition. To date the Bone Marrow

Transplantation (BMT) Programme at KHCC has performed 1,570 transplants, including the most difficult and complicated types of bone marrow transplants. With the expansion, the number of annual transplants performed is expected to reach 300 cases; which will make KHCC the largest BMT centre in the region in terms of capacity, and one of the most advanced in terms of quality. “In its ongoing pursuit of excellence, KHCC received international accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI), the international arm of the Joint Commission that accredits and certifies healthcare organisations and programmes in the US,” Mansour continues. “KHCC is currently working on two important accreditation applications for 2018, one for nursing


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quality and another for clinical research programmes.” Between the two, a whole host of accreditations and quality-affirming certifications have been added to the KHCC repertoire, serving as an indictment of the Centre’s unwavering dedication to forwardthinking healthcare and continuous improvement. “Through a comprehensive strategic plan, KHCC seeks to sustain excellence and expand infrastructure by upgrading existing services, and starting new ones in the new outpatient and inpatient buildings,” Mansour says. “Other areas of improvement the Centre is looking to implement is innovation in - and expansion of - medical services and programmes including cell therapy and an applied genomics lab; capacity building, training and development including the establishment of a training academy; cancer control and

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Other areas of improvement the Centre is looking to implement is innovation in - and expansion of - medical services and programmes including cell therapy

research to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco consumption and to educate the public about healthy lifestyles and wellness; and fostering safe and effective person-centred care through the implementation of clinical practice guidelines, monitoring, and continuously upgrading and automating our patient management systems.” Facilitating its own growth, a host of investments have been made to sustain such proactive progression, ranging from new stateof-the-art healthcare technologies such as expanding diagnostic radiology equipment and two new linear accelerators for radiation treatment of cancer patients; to the aforementioned facility renovations and new departments; and new machinery including the introduction of intraoperative neurosurgery in which magnetic resonance images of a patient’s brain are taken to help the neurosurgeon locate a tumour.


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Involving itself so wholly and effectively in the latest healthcare trends, technologies and innovations inevitably requires stringent collaborations and market research, as well as affiliations and memberships such as ones enjoyed as part of the EORTC (European Organisation of Research and Treatment of Cancer) and the WIN consortium (Worldwide Innovation Networking in Personalised Cancer Medicine). “These memberships give us access to state-of-the-art clinical trials that are concurrently being conducted in other leading cancer centres worldwide,” Mansour notes. “Such clinical trials usually address difficult diseases with

grim prognoses and incorporate novel biomarker-driven treatments that are not available for patients outside the research setting. “Similarly, our pharmacy department is always on the lookout for changes in medication safety profiles and drug withdrawals and communicates this promptly to medical staff.” KHCC is concurrently working on obtaining AAHRPP (Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programmes) membership to further strengthen its role in the global healthcare community; an initiative that not only enhances the reputation of the institution, but also the individual opportunities for knowledge sharing for the Centre’s employees. “From a personnel perspective, transforming the training centre into an education and training academy was an important step in providing the necessary training to improve the skills of KHCC employees and healthcare workers in the field of cancer within Jordan and the region,” Mansour affirms. “As a multi-accredited institution, KHCC focuses on increasing self-awareness, motivation, self-


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The Khaled Shoman Training Centre at KHCC is another example of the institution broadening its reach in acting as a modern space for hosting academic education and training activities for both KHCC staff and the local community. And such commitment to widespread improvement is just one asset of many that Mansour attributes to the overall success of the Centre. “It’s also the reasonable medical care costs compared to other hospitals within the EU, the UK and the US,”

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EME he adds. “Other advantages include our multidisciplinary approach for our team of physicians and nurses to make medical decisions; our holistic treatments that cover the medical, the psychological, and the social needs of both adult and paediatric patients; the possibility to obtain direct consultation from recognised cancer treatment centres around the world; and the ease of communication we encourage in both Arabic and English, as well as the availability of translation services into other languages.” Vigilant cultural considerations and general comprehensive cancer care across all medical specialties complete the proposition that KHCC has strived to create over the past 20 years; culminating in a portfolio that tackles the most pressing challenges that the industry can present. “Cancer cases are expected to increase in the future, reaching levels that will challenge public and private healthcare systems and may hinder patient access to treatments that can save their lives,” Mansour concludes. “The cost of the many recently introduced cancer drugs and sophisticated radiation therapy and surgical techniques will create significant challenges for the current insurance system. And this should alert policy makers to plan strategies and discuss alternatives. “A shortage in cancer care providers will be a challenge at all levels as Jordan experiences significant difficulties in attracting and retaining highly-specialised Jordanian graduates, but the healthcare system in Jordan must progress towards integrated clinical care and clinical research, including research on quality, access and treatment outcomes; and with an emphasis on survivorship programmes.” All of the above being critical facets that KHCC will no doubt be instrumental in driving as its impressive evolution continues.

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axonAir has been offering the optimum in private air travel for the past 10 years and is celebrating its monumental anniversary through the reemphasis on a vision which will see the Company soar to new heights in the years to come. Initially established as an aircraft operator and charterer, the business has diversified in line with acquisitions and organic growth into adjacent aviation services, as well as aircraft management and operating, and later aviation logistics support and offshore facilitation. “It’s been an exciting journey and the Company hasn’t looked back since,” enthuses Group Commercial Director, Chris Mace. “Growth has been a fundamental element to our success, including in 2011 when we built the multimillion pound Business Aviation Centre and hangar facility in Norwich, which we now use as a UK HQ base (although the majority of the aircraft fleet are based from SaxonAir locations around London, including Luton, Stansted and Denham Airports).” SaxonAir operates under the umbrella of the Klyne Aviation Group and is comprised of four divisions: SaxonAir Charter, SaxonAir Flight Support, SaxonAir Helicopters, and SaxonAir Aircraft Sales. And engulfed into these ever-diversifying and expanding remits is a host of services primarily centred on private and business aviation.

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atcom Direct (SD) and its companies provide global connectivity solutions for business and general aviation, military, government, and head of state aircraft. Since 1997, SD and its teams have worked to advance the technology of global connectivity, being first to market with new capabilities and advancements in communications technology. SD’s industry leading cabin and flight deck systems are complemented by SD software solutions, synchronising the aircraft with the flight department. A premier Inmarsat distribution partner (including Jet ConneX), Iridium service partner, and ViaSat Ku preferred reseller; the Company is also a valueadded reseller for Panasonic systems and the exclusive service provider for SmartSky Networks.

SaxonAir has traveled to every continent

Jets and helicopter chartering; group travel charters; aircraft management; aircraft sales; flight support; pleasure flying; offshore flight logistics; hangar, office and workshop space rentals; and aviation centre facility hire are all contributors to the SaxonAir success story in 2017 - and they have taken the Company to every continent in the world and to the doorsteps of numerous high profile clients. “SaxonAir’s existing tenants include CHC and NHV, both based-operators who work internationally serving the industry,” Mace explains. “Significant multi-national organisation, OranjeNassau Energie has also made this their UK headquarters and this exciting collection of tenants places SaxonAir at the heart of the energy industry in the East of England.” SaxonAir Charter holds a European Air Operators Certificate allowing the business to own, manage and operate a mixed fleet of aircraft, while

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Our Mission To release the potential of aviation to our clients, partners and employees through a profitable, safe and customer focussed operation that’s supported by experience, financial stability and an appreciation of all it can offer

SaxonAir Helicopters has attained the same certification to ensure the ultimate in “door-to-door travel”. Mace continues: “Chartering your own aircraft offers you complete flexibility and control over your schedule. You control when, where and with whom you wish to fly. There are no check-in queues, connections, baggage handling or delays and more importantly, you save money that would have been spent on additional travel or hotel expenses. “Whether for business or pleasure, private air charter offers true value when it really matters.”

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“SaxonAir are delighted to work with Satcom Direct who supply internet and voice connectivity onboard many of our aircraft charter fleet. Wi-Fi access on our aircraft enables our clients to continue business whilst traveling to their destination. SaxonAir also uses the SD Tracking system to monitor aircraft movements and provide live flight status.” Chris Mace, Commercial Director, SaxonAir

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charter industry, in offering both jet and helicopter charter services,” Mace elaborates. “We can therefore offer our clients the most convenient and fastest method of transport possible from all aspects.” To achieve such prominence in a niche market, the business places great importance on staff to ensure that codes of conduct, as well as best practices are being instilled on a continuous basis. “With this, each person understands the philosophies of the business, ensuring that these present themselves in every area of the business as we look to exceed our customers’ expectations. “We have then looked to expand our fleet based on what our clients want, need and will benefit from,” Mace adds from a continuous improvement perspective. “Our aim is to give our

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Other key contracts include in 2010 when SaxonAir won a 10year contract to provide ground handling services for all non-scheduled or based aircraft operating into Norwich Airport

private air charter clients more time; whether that be for business, family, or pleasure.” A large proportion of the Company’s contracts are ad-hoc arrangements that rely upon clients’ need to travel, and the flexibility that is therefore required on an internal scale is paramount. That being said, this also has to be balanced out by a professionalism and consistency that comes with working alongside key business organisations and sectors such as offshore oil & gas clients; processing the handling of passengers and freight to platforms in the southern North Sea. “These contracts are with both helicopter operators and the end oil & gas operators such as Shell and Oranje-Nassau Energie,” Mace notes. “Other key contracts include in 2010 when SaxonAir won a 10-year contract


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to provide ground handling services for all non-scheduled or based aircraft operating into Norwich Airport. “The services cover a wide range of aircraft from pilot training flights to international heavy jets through to

military jets and helicopters. Services include VIP passenger handling, fuelling, catering, ground and air transport, flight planning, hangarage and airport coordination.” The Company also holds contracts

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the Grand New helicopter range is unrivalled by anything yet on the market,” Mace affirms.

Enabling efficiency

By fostering an ethos of flexibility and fleet prominence, the Company is able to react more efficiently and successfully to any changing industry trends or indeed consumer trends. Of late, this inevitably includes promoting the appeal of efficiency that SaxonAir’s services can bring organisations. “This is in line with business aviation associations in a drive to realise that air charter is not a purely leisure and luxury based industry, but plays an important in the country’s and wider European economy,” Mace explains. “Aviation is all about enabling efficiency in transportation and business aviation reduces both travel times and travel burdens,

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Our Vision & Values To continue developing SaxonAir to be a leader in the provision of aviation services, ensuring safety and integrity are at the heart of the operation with valued staff passionate about delivery of a service aimed at exceeding our customer expectations

allowing users to complete their travel objectives more quickly, securely, and smoothly. “Business aviation may also reduce cost compared to commercial aviation, especially in cases where many executives are travelling on first class or business class tickets. For business and employee travel, business aviation leads to increased business efficiency, which leads to the flow of millions of euros annually into the European economy.” The family-run nature of the Company further compounds this aforementioned agility and personability; something which is stringently instilled into each new member of staff as they are encouraged to embrace the missions and values that have proved so successful over the first 10 years of SaxonAir’s journey.


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PASSION United Heavy Lift is meeting every day and every new project with a vigour, drive and professionalism indicative of a Company looking to become a market leader on a global scale Writer: Matthew Staff Production Manager: Josh Hyland

nited Heavy Lift’s (UHT) mission to ensure long-term business relationships through customer satisfaction is being realised on an ever-broadening scale as the Company’s - and indeed the wider Group’s - remit diversifies and expands exponentially. Alongside United Wind Logistics and United Engineering Solutions, the United Heavy Lit arm of the organisation comprises a highly experienced team of engineers, naval architects, operators and shipbrokers in order to provide effective, innovative and tailor-made heavy lift transport solutions to a range of industry sectors. Ensuring safe and cost efficient project execution without fail, areas of power generation and renewables, infrastructure, mining and material handling, floating cargo, and offshore oil & gas have all benefited from the bespoke portfolio offered by the UHT. “The core value of our services is engineering. We have a large team of engineers and naval architects who have a vast experience in creating innovative solutions to match the needs of our clients,” the Company affirms. “We value and endeavour to build long-term relationships with our clients, employees and all of our stakeholders. “We meet every day with the same vigour, drive and high level

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of professionalism, striving to be a market leader worldwide and the preferred carrier of choice of our clients.” This ethos has brought UHT to the forefront of numerous largescale projects over the years and to numerous continents in the process; even undertaking a gas pipe insulation project in Alaska at present. And such flexibility and dynamism is indicative of the reputation that the Company now has within the global market. The business continues on its website: “We are a dynamic and flexible organisation, who specialise in providing innovative solutions to the market. Being a privately owned Company naturally creates flexibility [where] the time from idea to execution is extremely short. “Our goal is to maintain this dynamic way of doing business, which is not only crucial when delivering the

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best service and highest standards, however, also to maintain and encourage ownership and motivation among our employees.”

Raising the standard

We are a dynamic and flexible organisation, who specialise in providing innovative solutions to the market

UHT’s scope was given a timely and significant boost in September, 2016 through a merger with strategic partner, Thorco Projects, with whom the Company cooperates closely with now. By combining the two companies’ fleets, expertise and knowhow, the aim for Thorco Projects was to become a major player within the project and heavy lift market, offering clients a full range of services, the highest quality, and ultimately the best solutions. The project-oriented carrier, Thorco has one of the largest fleets in the world which, together with the size and diversity of its vessels, creates a flexibility which makes the Company


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able to handle just about all types of commodities and reach anywhere in the world at any time. “Meanwhile, United Heavy Lift, established by industry leader, Lars Rolner, serves the project and heavy lift market, raising the standard of performance and quality within the industry,” a statement added upon the unveiling of the partnership. “The way we complement each other in respect of clients and markets couldn’t be any better,” added UHT’s Rolner. “Thorco has many years of expertise and a large and diverse fleet. We have very strong engineering skills and posses a deep knowhow within heavy lift. Together our combined fleet and experience enable us to provide a full range of services, offering everything from general and project cargo to heavy lift, with vessels geared up to 800 tonnes and deck carriers which can load units up to 8,000 tonnes.”

There are good and long-term relationships between our employees which naturally make things more smooth and we are really looking towards the future with great aspirations

Thomas Mikkelsen, Chief Executive Officer and Partner at Thorco, concurred: “Geographically we have different strong points which can benefit us mutually. All in all, our profiles fit each other very well and by joining forces, we believe we are creating a very solid and even better platform, meeting the needs and demands of all our clients. “In this way, Thorco Projects can simply cover the entire project market.” Rolner picked up: “The two companies already know each other very well which, furthermore, eases the process. Both of us have known the people behind each others’ companies for many years. “There are good and long-term relationships between our employees which naturally make things more smooth and we are really looking towards the future with great aspirations.”

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Expectations and requirements

With each new strategic merger and acquisition the business builds upon a solidity and scope within the market which has already been earmarked through its internal sister companies, Engineering Solutions and Wind Power. The former aids in delivering solutions to well established and renowned firms; providing motion analysis, method statements, engineered lifts, technical support and numerous other services in compliance with marine standards and practices. Also offering port captain services, the UHT-United Engineering Solutions combination is able to offer whole and integrated logistics services and project management in order to exceed the expectations and requirements of its clients. Meanwhile, the UHT-United Wind

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Recognising a responsibility to provide a healthy and safe work environment

Logistics force has led to concerted participation in the Burbo Bank extension project for its client, MHI Vestas in 2016. “United Heavy Lift planned consecutive voyages with a time chartered vessel which United Heavy

Lift also operated,” the Company adds.”Additionally, United Heavy Lift and Heavylift@Sea also delivered the cargo securing solution for this very project and optimised the lashing/ securing dunnaging throughout the project.”


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While each strand offers something slightly unique and sought-after, the similarities and sharing across the three domains critically include access to one of the most comprehensive fleets in the industry, and a set of principles and ethics that are adhered to throughout every project. “As a company performing services globally, we are committed to maintaining the highest level of ethical, social and environmental standards,” the Company affirms. “United Heavy Lift recognises its responsibility to provide a healthy, safe and secure working environment for everyone in its employ and within its facilities as well as the preservation of the environment. “United Heavy Lift has defined expectations and requirements in this regard. In order to meet these expectations, the execution of required performance objectives is mandatory.” Embracing the social, environmental, safety and compliance facets of corporate social responsibility, such ethical considerations help to pave the way for the world-class operational practices that UHT is renowned for and that will continue to drive the everexpanding business forward more in the future.

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Culture o reflect the continued growth of the security sector in the Middle East, G4S UAE has widened its already extensive offering to bring a more diverse range of turnkey solutions to the market; offering custom-made solutions that are designed to fit the needs of each customer and their respective industry. Under the watchful eye of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Alida H. Scholtz - who hopes to replicate her track-record for executing successful growth strategies by leveraging a wealth of experience from working in the service and manufacturing industries - G4S UAE is on-target to implement a robust regional expansion and development plan that will deliver on both a technology and innovation front. “Following the rapid economic development in the Middle East, national security has become a top priority for the United Arab Emirates,” Scholtz said in an interview in September, 2016.

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G4S UAE has been closely monitoring regional security trends for a number of years, in order to bring a customisable and diverse range of turnkey solutions to meet the growing demands of the market Writer: Matthew Staff Project Manager: Kane Weller

Alida H. Scholtz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

“The Middle Eastern security market is expected to maintain its ongoing growth; urging government and private sectors to boost their budgets for modernisation of national security through more professional security partners in the fields of technology, risk and gap analysis, and the sourcing of quality equipment.” Having operated as a trusted security partner across all seven Emirates in the UAE for the past 25 years with dedicated contact points across the region, G4S UAE continues to expand and grow its leadership capabilities; bringing in new industry leaders to look after its cash, ESS (electronic security system) and aviation divisions. The Company’s strategy to capitalise on the burgeoning commercial security sector in the UAE falls in alignment with the current global industry trends being closely monitored by the wider G4S Group. Operating in more than 110 countries across six continents and providing solutions to more than 20 different sectors, the worldleading integrated security Group has many accolades to its name; including a global positioning as a leading manpower provider and a reputation for pairing together innovation and technology to provide best-in-class services.


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Considered one of the most advanced and developed countries in the world with a well-developed market, the UAE’s growing investments in local infrastructure have necessitated investments in security systems, leading to the increased demand for security services and solutions. Further, increased security and safety concerns, theft and Government regulations are also equally important factors driving the growth of man security services and the electronic security solutions market. Aligning with these local trends and demands, G4S has designed its portfolio offering to meet the exacting requirements of customers across the region, while also being fully-compliant with all the requirements of the Private Security Business Department and Department of Protective Systems. According to a Frost & Sullivan report released in January, spending on physical security systems in the Middle East was scheduled to achieve a 36

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G4S UAE is... • Certified to ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004 standards • Fully-compliant with all Private Security Business Department and Department of Protective Systems requirements • A member of the National Outsourcing Association • A Ministry of Labour ‘Category A’ employer • An employer of 12,000 staff from 35 different nationalities • Dedicated to the support of nationals, operating a Citizen Affairs Department


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percent boost in 2016; with regional demand expected to be worth US$5.2 billion, compared to $3.8 billion a year previously in 2015. Similarly, the access control market was expected to reach $10.4 billion by 2020, growing at an impressive CAGR of 10.6 percent between 2014 and 2020. “Hence, G4S is focusing on the electronic and surveillance market, innovations for cash management solutions and delivering its risk analysis technology,” affirmed Scholtz. “The subsequent rise in budgets allow for extensive spending on security products and solutions such as man security, public surveillance systems, critical infrastructure security, X-ray and thermal scanners, and many others; with the aim to raise security levels in the country.” She added: “We have invested significant funds in upgrading the processing tools in our cash centre combined with state-of-the-art

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tracking and surveillance equipment that will be integrated on one platform to provide service efficiency data to our customers. We have also partnered with strategic software developers to bring intelligent analytics to the banking sector and we are excited to launch and pilot this product in the market towards the end of November, 2016. “All divisions offer an end-to-end service offering that drives efficiencies and effectiveness across the full supply chain of our clients and their customers.”

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series of other internal continuous expansion and upgrades to support its expansion plans. Operating an open and transparent hiring and employment HR strategy - which adheres to the Government’s Emiratisation initiative to encouraging local development - G4S UAE believes in being the ‘voice to the customer’ through its people management capabilities. Scholtz affirmed: “This means we have to ensure that we provide the best and most fit-for-purpose service to each client’s culture, while meeting the cultural nuances in the UAE. “Essentially, we want our customers to feel that we listen to them, keeping our commitment to provide a best-inclass workforce that stays one-step ahead of their needs.” The concept of ‘voice to the

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by integrating our data to create intelligent analytics,” Scholtz explaind. Enjoying the support of global relationships as well as notable strategic local investments, G4S UAE continues to expand its technologies and innovative solutions to efficiently reach customers across all industries with its full end-to-end solution; differentiated by its ability to embrace

national legislation and changes to the business landscape, positioning this information to research and develop a stronger and safer security infrastructure for its customers. “Whether it be security for the commercial, residential, government, industrial, healthcare or education sectors, every industry has started to use cutting-edge technology to create

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a secure and safe environment,” the CEO further detailed. “Our plan is to expand our reach to clients who are driving strategies of standardisation and looking to increase both the quality and awareness of their security protocols. Going forward, our expansion will be across all divisions, with a key focus on driving our customer value proposition across our whole product portfolio combined with our new innovative technology tools.” Scholtz concluded: “We have a winning culture and carry our brand with great pride, allowing us to continuously challenge our way of working so that we can build and create products that will give our customers a competitive edge.”

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Oracle is replicating its globally successful model in the Middle East, with more and more success stories to call upon in its quest to digitally transform the world

companies, Dubai Airports and Landmark Group, bagged top honours at Oracle OpenWorld for implementing next generation IT innovations. “Oracle OpenWorld has been one of the industry’s most important business and technology conferences for the past 20 years,” said Arun Khehar, Senior Vice President, Business Applications, ECEMEA, Oracle. “Recognition on this global stage is testament to the UAE being at the forefront of implementing IT innovations to drive growth, develop world-class operations, and offer an exceptional customer experience. “At Oracle, we are proud to support the digital transformation process of Dubai Airports and Landmark Group and we look forward to jointly achieving more milestones in the future.”

Enhance local capabilities

This is simply the tip of the iceberg for a Company that has become so renowned for enterprise enrichment over the years; capitalising on the most pressing and contemporary of tech challenges on an internal note before then delivering the most optimum solution to such challenges on behalf of companies of all sizes, and across all sectors. To this end, 2017 has already witnessed the Company enhance capabilities in the UAE - the heart of the region’s technological growth to support cloud progression. Reinforcing its commitment to the Middle East, Oracle announced the opening of a state-of-the-art Oracle Digital Hub and its first data centre in the region, which was scheduled to go online later in the year. This followed the regional expansion news whereby Oracle outlined plans to continue its extensive infrastructure investments and expands its cloud footprint in the US, UK and Turkey. Both capabilities are designed to advance rapid cloud growth and provide seamless support to Oracle customers and partners in the Middle East.

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MINDTREE Reduce maintenance of Oracle ERP Apps through hyper-agile managed services Today, CIOs are constantly seeking opportunities to reduce the “Run costs of IT”. This is mainly to channel more dollars into IT initiatives that can “Grow the business” rather than just maintain it. This is because delivering Business outcomes is as much a priority of IT today as any other function. However, reduction in the “run costs” of IT does not mean compromising on the quality of service delivered. The challenge is more so in organisations adopting a strategy of inorganic growth where there is every scope for duplication of infrastructure and systems.

Opening Oracle Digital Hub demonstrates the commitment to enhancing local capabilities

The Oracle Digital Hub, which is targeted to employ 400 cloud sales professionals, is located in Dubai’s Knowledge Village and equipped with future proof technology to deliver an exceptional customer experience. It will also deliver an unparalleled employee experience and has been designed specifically to align with the modern buying journey using future proof technology to better support our customers in their digital transformation. Features include virtual meeting labs, interactive customer meeting rooms, modern collaboration spaces, and Oracle’s first social media hub in the region. The social media hub will enable digitally native Oracle team members to engage with customers using the most modern communication tools and channels. “The opening of the Oracle Digital Hub underscores our commitment to continuously enhance our local capabilities and service offerings in the UAE,” said Giovanna Sangiorgi, vice president, Oracle Digital EMEA at

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the time of its announcement. “The Hub was designed to support the remarkable demand for our complete cloud portfolio across the Middle East. We now have the ability to engage with our customers anytime, anywhere and on their terms.” “The Oracle Digital Hub and the Abu Dhabi data centre are solid evidence of our commitment to the UAE and the wider Middle East region,” added Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, senior vice president, Middle East and Africa, Oracle. “Cloud adoption is on the rise, and with an unmatched portfolio of solutions and support infrastructure, Oracle is poised to lead the regions’ digital transformation movement.” Oracle hosts a series of events in Dubai each year, including a Digital Economy Summit attended by more than 400 customers and partners in 2017. Todd Buchholz, former White House economic advisor and Harvard professor, delivered keynotes at the event. Key government and private sector leaders including Mir

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Emphatically epitomising the status of companies, organisations, associations and bodies currently benefiting from the services that Oracle provide; customer collaboration and ongoing feedback helps mould the business’s future portfolio. Unparalleled from a market research and industry trend monitoring point of view, Oracle then benefits itself from the positive, long-term relationships formed as a consequence. As an example, one such partnership has been fostered alongside leading Saudi Arabian retailer, Al Nahdi and in April, 2017 the pharmaceutical

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specialist was announced as the latest to benefit from the array of bespoke solutions in Oracle’s armoury. Oracle announced that Nahdi Medical Company had deployed Oracle Retail Advanced Science Engine Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Merchandising Solutions, and Oracle Retail Category Management as part of this customised package. Nahdi is considered the largest pharmacy chain in Middle East and North Africa with a mission to exceed the expectations of 85 million guests across 125 cities by providing personalised high-quality health, wellness and beauty products and services through its expertise and extended reach. Nahdi manages a huge and growing assortment of SKUs across 170 categories throughout its stores and the volume of data forced Nahdi to adopt a scalable and smart planning solution. With the deployment of Oracle Retail, Nahdi gains the ability to segment customers, cluster stores


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Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Level Partner, Logic Information Systems was another beneficiary of the everexpanding Oracle reach via a solution which saw it accelerate a smooth cloud implementation and guide the customer through business process change. Logic developed a Retail Data Extractor to extract data correctly and cleanly from the installation of Oracle Retail

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all packaging buyers and providers. Middle East Packaging Summit 2017 will prove to be helpful in getting a deeper understanding of the trends and developments in the Middle East packaging market and the importance of equity packaging in the region. The two-day event will also include a workshop on the world-renowned G7 colour management by Idealliance USA; specifically for packaging and print professionals. Partakers will be introduced to key concepts that can help them manage quality, and improve the efficiency of their supply chain. The conference includes presentations that will introduce new materials and technologies that form the perfect recipe for packaging innovations at an optimal cost. Guests will get a chance to interact with Ron Ellis, Idealliance; Muzammil Hashmi, RB; Kaunain Shahidi, Almarai; Thomas Schneider, World Packaging Organisation (WPO); Anita Budiman, Mars; Atiullah Khan, Tabuk Pharmaceuticals; amongst others. The upcoming summit will be held on 18-19 September, 2017 in Dubai and is supported by the World Packaging Organisation and NVC-Netherlands Packaging Centre. To get more useful insights and information about the event, write to us at devendra.birajdar@fleming. events.


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EURO PETROLEUM CONSULTANTS welcomes you to attend the 16th Russia & CIS Petrochemicals Technology Conference & Exhibition (19-20 September) and the 17th Russia & CIS Refining Technology Conference & Exhibition (20-21 September) during Moscow Refining, Gas & Petrochemicals Week at the InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya Hotel. We cordially invite all the participants interested in sharing their knowledge and research in the arena of the petrochemical and refining industry. The 16th Russia & CIS Petrochemicals Technology Conference & Exhibition is the premium conference bringing world’s industry leaders, suppliers, solution providers together. The conference offers a unique environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping the future of the petrochemical industry. The experts at the 16th Russia & CIS Petrochemicals Technology Conference & Exhibition will address the key issues in the sector, provide crucial information on the new technologies, and identify current key projects in the region. The main topics of discussion at RPTC 2017 will be Overview of the Petrochemical Industry & Markets, Major Projects, Olefins Production: Innovative Technologies, Increasing Operational Margins, Modernisation

of Existing Units, Latest Catalysts Developments, Polyolefins Production: Technologies & Solutions, Feedstock Supply, Aromatics & Derivatives Production: Technologies for Plants Modernisation, Production Plans and Market Impact, PTA and PET, phenol and styrene production. RRTC 2017 will feature a high quality programme that will include international keynote speakers, industry experts and technical updates. Accompanying the Conference will be a high quality Exhibition, bringing together producers, equipment & technology providers. The main topics of discussion at RRTC 2017 will be Overview of the Global and Russia & CIS Refining Industry Developments and Market Trends, Clean Fuels Technologies: Base Oil & Lubes Hydrogen Production Technologies Latest Developments in FCC Technologies, Recently Completed FCC Projects, Catalysts with Improved Performance, Residue Upgrading Technologies, Environment Protection, and Project Management. As usual, both events are designed to encourage networking and open discussions. Benefit from a robust programme of highly professional presentations, dynamic debates, make longlasting connections and build enduring mutually beneficial relationships!


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FROM 25-27 SEPTEMBER, professionals from across the diverse facilities management disciplines will gather for three days of sourcing new products and services, enhancing their professional knowledge and networking with their peers. This highly educational and informative free-of-charge event offers infinite opportunities to connect with industry peers, experts, vendors, and understand the competitive landscape. The nature of this event lends itself to facilitating meetings between businesses to help them get in touch with visitors and showcase their full range of services and solutions. The event will feature a wide range of educational and engaging STER 25-27 conferences, talks and workshops NE FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 E ENTRY that will reveal dominant DUBAItrends, WORLD

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stimulate the exchange of ideas and address major issues within the sector. The event includes the Facilities Management Congress Middle East, CPD certified workshops, and interactive seminars and industry report giveaways; especially designed for attending companies and their clients to enhance their understanding of the industry. With more than 95 percent of last year’s attendees intent on returning, FM EXPO is definitely worth attending for anyone related to this field. FM EXPO is co-located with three other events - The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show, Windows, Doors and Facades Event, and Gulf Glass - bringing even more influencers to the event.

Products and services include on show include: access control, air quality , anti-graffiti protection, architect design services, BIM, building maintenance units, CAFM, catering, cleaning products, cleaning service providers, drinking water suppliers, duct cleaning, elevators, energy management, full service FM providers, FM consultants, façade cleaning, fit out contractors, food waste management, furniture suppliers, H&S consultancy, H&S training, HVACR, insurance cover, IoT, janitorial/washroom suppliers, lamp replacement, landscaping, legionella, life services, lighting, logistics, maintenance contractors, man lifts or worker platforms, paper waste, protective clothing, security equipment suppliers, security service suppliers, signage, software and IT solutions (business process), testing, training and development, vehicle hire, vending, waste management providers, waste management solutions, and water saving.


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NOW IN ITS seventh edition, Gulf Glass is the Middle East’s largest flat and container glass event, connecting more than 4,500 professionals from the glass, glass manufacturing and processing industries. The event takes place bi-annually (once every two years) and will feature more than 150 regional and international glass brands bringing you a range of products and services that cater to the growing demands of this region. With more than 15 certified workshops scheduled to run during the three-day event, all participants will have free access to learning, unparalleled networking opportunities and a chance to source and select from a range of products

and services offered. Gulf Glass will take place at The Dubai World Trade Centre in Halls 4 & 5 and will be co-located with Windows, Doors and Facades (taking place in Halls 6, 7 and 8). Both events together are visited by more than 6,000 professionals. To ensure you save time on-site, we recommend you pre-register for your free entry on www.gulf-glass.com before you arrive to the venue. For more information, visit www.gulf-glass.com


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INTERSOLAR MIDDLE EAST is a high-impact two-day conference taking place on 26-27 September, 2017 in the Conrad Dubai Hotel. The conference programme features more than 40 hours of valuable content, 100-plus speakers and 500-plus conference attendees, definitely representing the most powerful solar conference in the MENA region. Attendees will profit from a top-level conference as well as unique networking opportunities, ideal for forging valuable, long-term www.intersolar.ae partnerships and exchanging ideas. Don’t miss the following session highlights: Solar Markets: The panelists will analyse the prospects of established markets, including Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and the UAE. Furthermore,

attendees will receive an update and opportunities in the ‘runners-up’ solar markets; Tunisia, Algeria, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. PV Module Manufacturing: The Middle East is one of the sunniest and hottest regions in the world. International experts will discuss developments designed to support module reliability and durability in such a climatic area. Utility-Scale, Ground-Mounted PV Power Plants: This session will provide insights into setting up utility-scale ground-mounted PV power plants and lessons learned during the various stages of project development. Soiling, Drones & Robots: PV power plants built in desert areas are subject to extreme conditions and soiling is a major challenge of operation and maintenance. Drones offer plenty of advantages when inspecting and maintaining solar PV power plants. PV Power Plants – Rooftop Design, Quality & O&M: This session focuses on C&I + residential systems designs, component selection, mounting structures, among other issues in the MENA context. On & Off-Grid Energy Storage System: Delegates will learn about recent and anticipated market developments, with a focus on the hotspot stationary markets, in both on and off-grid applications around the globe. Electric Vehicles: Delegates will learn about recent and future market developments in the world’s leading electric vehicle markets, possible expansion scenarios and the latest technology developments. Financing Solar Transactions: The record beating low tariffs on solar have been achieved of late in the Middle East. What role has financing optimisation played in that context? How far more is there to go?


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Showcasing innovations that further the protection of the environment THE CONTAMINATION EXPO Series is Europe’s largest event designed to showcase the latest innovations that further the protection of the environment and management of contaminated land, water, and air. It takes place on 27-28 September at ExCeL London and tickets are FREE from the Contamination Expo Series’ website. The show features more than 150 innovative suppliers, 120 CPDaccredited seminars, interactive masterclasses, one-to-one advice from industry experts, unparalleled networking opportunities, and much more. Your Free Ticket to the Contamination Expo Series gains you access to eight industry-leading exhibitions & conferences:

The Land Remediation Expo will give land contamination professionals a vision into the future technology of land remediation and offer the chance to test the latest products and services in environmental monitoring, containment and remediation. In the2017 Spill Response Expo, spill sept excel, london response professionals will get cutting-edge masterclasses and demonstrations on the methods that will be used to respond to inland and inshore spills for years to come. The Clean Air Technology Expo will house the groundbreaking innovations in air pollution control and present the most sustainable and financially-viable products and solutions in clean air technology. Hazardous Materials Expo is concerned with the removal, transportation and disposal of hazardous materials; strategies for asbestos management, removal and training; and promoting the most environmentally-friendly construction

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strategies. In the Nuclear Decommissioning & Remediation Expo, nuclear waste professionals will get expert advice on nuclear decommissioning and discover the latest knowledge and developments in identifying and managing hazardous waste. Lastly, the Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Expo is the place for engineers and specialists in the field to touch and test all the ground engineering solutions of the future. The cherry on the cake? Your free ticket will also give you access to Flood Expo and the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo; two awardwinning events with a lineup of seminars and exhibitions that are sure to prove invaluable to contamination professionals. To book your FREE ticket and take advantage of everything the Contamination Expo Series has to offer, register on the Contamination Expo Series website.


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The largest and most influential event in the show’s four-year history THE PROGRAMME FOR the Flood Expo is almost complete, and all signs point to this being the largest and most influential event in the show’s fouryear history. Free tickets for this year’s event are still available and are likely to prove priceless when the doors swing open at the ExCeL London on the 27-28 September. The show – which is supported by the Environment Agency and the world’s largest event designed to showcase the innovations that further the way flooding is predicted, prevented, and managed – has attracted some of the industry’s largest names, reinforcing its growing reputation as the premier exhibition & conference in the industry. The two-day event features more than 200 innovative suppliers, 100 Your free ticket will also gain you case studies, live demonstrations CPD-accredited seminars, revealing on the River Thames, interactive access to all seven theatres which panel debates, one-to-one advice include highly anticipated talks from the Queen of Floods Mary Dhonau from industry experts, unparalleled networking opportunities, and much OBE, University of Exeter’s Albert S. SUPPORTED more. Chen from Centre for Water Systems, BY: Major names already staking their Ambiental’s Daniel Cook, Michael claim to the growing floorplan include Thoroggood from Eadon Consulting, and more. Alton Pumps, Brokk UK, Cemex, Event Details Marshalls, Wavin, Crocodile Flood, Expert-led seminars and discussions Adler & Allan, Ebsford Environmental, will also be led on “Flood risk WHEN: Cunningham Lindsey, and more. modelling and assessment for 27-28 September community resilience “, “Changes They, along with the other leading WHERE: in policy relating to Flood Risk & environmental organisations will be ExCel, London, UK ber unveiling new products, offering free tem Drainage”, “Redesigning Flood p e S L e C one-to-one advice, and answering any Resilience”, “Innovations in Flood x E on CONTACT: d questions you may have. and more – making this onPrevention”, L gary.hall@prysmgroup.co.uk /FloodExpo @TheFloodExpo #FloodExpo year’s show the most important and What’s more, the Environment WEBSITE: Agency will be on hand with their own influential in the industry this year! www.theFloodExpo.co.uk networking area and seminar theatre, To discover why this event has 200 Exhibitors in 100 Seminars On Trend demos and on where they will host their grown Live so rapidly Flooding and Case Studies Live own Debates The Thames to register for sequence of insightful and revealing your Free Ticket, visit www.theFloodExpo.co.uk seminars.

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AVIATION WEEK NETWORK’S MRO Europe (#MROE) will be held 3-5 October at the ExCeL in London, UK. Focusing on the state of the commercial aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul industry, MRO OCT 3 – 5, 2017 Event Details LONDON, UK Europe features industry leadership, including: Jayesh Shanbhag, Executive WHEN:ExCeL London Director, Digital Strategy, GE Aviation, 3-5 October who will discuss Big Data: Finding the WHERE:Connect Winners; Mike Rezman, VP Business 7000+ Attendees reconnect with ExCel, London, UK Development, StandardAero and peers, build new relationships and strengthen partnerships! Sonny Stern, VP Sales, MRO Services, 400+ solution and service providers. WEBSITE: Find new products and suppliers. Delta TechOps, will look at dynamics http://mroeurope.aviationweek. New for 2017 and trends in MRO partnerships; and com/eu17/Public/Enter.aspx MRO Europe for the first time at MRO Europe, Heli Zone Network & Discover MRO Europe will introduce the Heli the agenda willone feature Meet all the key decision makers under roof. MROState Europe of the Zone on the exhibition floor. Visit this is the leading destination for airlines and their suppliers to test niche pavilion for product demos and Airlines. This programming was first to connect with helicopter service and purchase MRO solutions and services. providers and technical experts! introduced in the US and provides an Engage & Develop Co-located with in-depth overview of the carrier’s fleet

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status, what’s new in tech-ops, major and upcoming projects, challenges and issues facing its supply chain. Confirmed presenters include easyJet and Icelandair. MRO Europe’s programme includes drill-down discussions and case studies to give attendees access to critical information and intelligence. Topics include: • Supply Chain & Predictive Maintenance • Operator Update: My Airline • New Technology Investment - Go or No-Go? • Manpower and the Future Workforce Challenge • Connectivity and Cabin Modification: A Case Study • The Lessor in MRO Complimentary, sponsored sessions and product and service technical briefings will take place throughout the programme. Aviation Week Network will also introduce the Heli Zone and “Go-Live” demo theatre at MRO Europe 2017. The Zone is a dedicated area on the exhibition floor focusing on all things helicopter! The “go-Live” theater will give attendees the chance to meet providers, join in on complimentary sessions and see product demos! The Exhibition Hall will host more than 350 companies displaying their products, solutions and services. Access to the hall is complimentary for industry professionals who register on or before 3 October, 2017. MRO Europe has long been the focus of growth and revenue opportunities and brings together industry leaders, buyers and solution providers to develop the market and create partnerships. Learn more and register to attend at mroeurope.aviationweek.com


OCT 3 – 5, 2017

LONDON, UK ExCeL London

Connect 7000+ Attendees reconnect with peers, build new relationships and strengthen partnerships! 400+ solution and service providers. Find new products and suppliers.

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MRO Europe Heli Zone MRO Europe will introduce the Heli Zone on the exhibition floor. Visit this niche pavilion for product demos and to connect with helicopter service providers and technical experts! Co-located with

Join Europe’s Largest Gathering of MRO Leadership. Network & Discover Meet all the key decision makers under one roof. MRO Europe is the leading destination for airlines and their suppliers to test and purchase MRO solutions and services.

Engage & Develop MRO Europe is a one-stop-shop that serves all functions and tiers in the aftermarket, attracting the large and small MROs and OEMs and their supply chains from C-level to engineer.

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The foremost Middle East and Central Asian forum for the global mining community

9 - 10 OCTOBER 2017

Sheraton Hotel, Muscat, Oman

Where Miners, Investors and Service Providers Converge SNAPSHOT OF SPEAKERS

Event Details WHEN: 9-10 October HENRY ANTWI

Commercial & Technical Advisor Mining Development Oman

DEAN CUNNINGHAM CEO Kunooz Oman Holding SAOC

MARK O’BYRNE Research Director Goldcore, Ireland

WHERE: Take AdvantageHotel, of our Special Offer to Attend and Exhibit Today! Sheraton Muscat, Oman Contact Karen Boh at +65 6717 8500 or karen.boh@spire-events.com

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MINING INVESTMENT MIDDLE East and Central Asia (www. mininginvestmentmiddleeast.com/) is a strategic mining conference and exhibition for leaders of the mining, quarrying and construction materials industries. Following a successful launch in Muscat, Oman in 2016, the 2nd edition is expected to bring together 350 attendees from 25 countries. Ministers, mining companies, investors and service providers will travel from all over Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa and Americas for two days of partnering, networking and business matching in Muscat, Oman. As one of the major mineral rich countries in the Middle East, Oman is the ideal location to attract

mining companies, investors and their partners from across the entire region. At the conference, various topics such as key issues disrupting and innovating the mining sector, insights on the mining landscape, mining finance and business strategies will be discussed. Mining Investment Middle East and Central Asia will bring in top notch business thought leaders to share their insights with the delegates. The conference will also provide plenty of networking opportunities through roundtable discussions and meal receptions. Besides the conference, the exhibition also provides a great opportunity for expanding connections, launching new products and forging new business partnerships. With key buyers and industry leaders conveniently located under one roof, it is also an excellent branding platform. Mining Investment Middle East and Central Asia is organised by Spire Events (Singapore) and is part of the global Mining Investment Series which has 12 conferences spanning across five continents. Full calendar of the latest conferences can be found at www.spire-events.com


9 - 10 OCTOBER 2017

Sheraton Hotel, Muscat, Oman

Where Miners, Investors and Service Providers Converge SNAPSHOT OF SPEAKERS

HENRY ANTWI

Commercial & Technical Advisor Mining Development Oman

DEAN CUNNINGHAM CEO Kunooz Oman Holding SAOC

MARK O’BYRNE Research Director Goldcore, Ireland

Take Advantage of our Special Offer to Attend and Exhibit Today! Contact Karen Boh at +65 6717 8500 or karen.boh@spire-events.com Exhibitor

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service providers and end users will be invited for a unique opportunity to be brought up to date with the latest developments. The Asian edition ‘ASIA-CAT - Asia Catalyst Technology Conference’ will take place on 11-12 October in Bali alongside the well-established ‘ASIATECH - Asia Downstream Technology Forum’. ASIA-TECH is the leading forum for producers, solution providers, technology companies and EPCs to share innovative practices that will enable companies to achieve bestin-class performance. ASIA-TECH and ASIA-CAT will offer cutting-edge presentations from the industry’s leading experts providing real case studies and first-hand experiences. The Middle East edition, ‘ME-CAT - Middle East Catalyst Technology Conference’ will take place on 6-7 October in Bahrain during the same week as the very successful BBTC MENA - Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference. Established 16 years ago, Euro Petroleum Consultants’ BBTC - Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference Series continues to be the only event that focuses on technologies, project trends, catalysts catalyst can help improve margins, help and equipment innovations for residue achieve better product quality, higher upgrading in refineries around the world. yields and longer cycle lengths; all this ME-CAT 2017 and BBTC MENA will with relatively small investment. take place under the Patronage of The global catalyst market is booming and is forecast to reach US$33 H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa billion a year by 2018. Developments in Al Khalifa Minister of Oil, Kingdom refining, petrochemicals and chemicals of Bahrain on 4-5 December in Bahrain. The conferences are very as well as environmental factors are well supported by key regional and increasing the demand for higher performance catalysts and the catalyst international companies and confirmed to participate include Bahrain producers are introducing enhanced Petroleum Company (BAPCO), Saudi products to meet this demand. Aramco, Saudi Aramco Total Refining With this in mind, Euro Petroleum and Petrochemical Company (SATORP), Consultants are pleased to launch their new series of catalyst technology TAKREER Research Centre, Honeywell UOP, ExxonMobil, Shell Global conferences taking place this year in Asia and the Middle East where catalyst Solutions, Crystaphase, Nickelhuette and many more. suppliers, licensors, contractors,

A new series of catalyst technology conferences are set to discuss the latest developments in the sector Catalytic processes are at the heart of all refineries and petrochemical complexes. With the recent drive for increased integration, the number of units using modern catalysts has increased significantly. The right

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FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS ASIA-CAT 2017 Asia Catalyst Technology Conference 11&12 October, Bali

ME-CAT 2017 Middle East Catalyst Technology Conference 6 & 7 December, Bahrain

ASIA-CAT will take place during the same week as ASIA-TECH

ME-CAT will take place during the same week as BBTC MENA

Euro Petroleum Consultants are proud to announce the launch of our new series of conferences dedicated to downstream catalysts taking place in Asia and the Middle East in 2017. Catalytic processes are at the heart of all refineries and petrochemical complexes and with the recent drive for increased integration, the number of units using modern catalysts has increased significantly. The global catalyst market is booming and is forecast to reach 33 billion USD a year by 2018. Developments in refining, petrochemicals and chemicals as well as environmental factors are increasing the demand for higher performance catalysts and the catalyst producers are introducing enhanced products to meet this demand. Our catalyst conferences will give catalyst suppliers, licensors, contractors, service providers and operating companies the unique opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the sector.

Key Topics ■ Catalytic Reforming (CCR & SR) & Isomerisation Catalysts ■ Hydroprocessing Catalysts (Hydrotreating, VGO Hydrocracking) ■ FCC Catalysts for max Naphtha and max Olefins ■ Selective Hydrogenation Catalysts ■ Residue Hydrocracking (Ebullating Bed & Slurry Processes) ■ Catalytic Dewaxing ■ Solid Bed Alkylation Catalysts ■ Catalysts for Aromatics, Olefins & Detergents ■ Catalyst Management – Guard Beds, Regeneration, Spent Catalyst, Metals Recovery, Presulfiding, Monitoring Tools and Instrumentation ■ Modern Catalyst Testing, Evaluation Techniques & Procedures

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities: There are a variety of different packages available to ensure your company enjoys a high profile at our events. Please contact us for more details.

How to contact the Organiser: ASIA-CAT 2017 Conference Director Marina Marchovska marina_marchovska@europetro.com ME-CAT 2017 Conference Director Laura McManus laura@europetro-me.com www.me-cat.biz

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The must attend event for food, beverage and ingredients professionals

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RETURNING TO FRANKFURT, the world’s leading food and beverage ingredients show will be bigger than ever when it opens its doors on 28 November. With its new “Expo FoodTec Content Hub”, amongst other highlights, the event will attract more visitors than ever before. Fi Europe & Ni 2017 is the must attend event on the calendar for virtually everybody who works in the food, beverage and ingredients industry. With a record number of exhibitors, a four-day conference programme focused on thought leadership and new sections and initiatives, organiser UBM EMEA expects the event to attract more visitors than ever before. Four halls spanning 65,000 square

metres of exhibition space will give more than 1,500 suppliers a stage from which to showcase every conceivable food and beverage ingredient sourced from all over the world, including a vast range of functional and organic raw ingredients. Traditionally, suppliers use the global industry’s leading event to introduce their innovations to the market. Exhibitors and visitors will also benefit from the new Expo FoodTec Content Hub in the Expo FoodTec pavilion, uniquely focused on ingredient processing and packaging solutions for the food & beverage industry. The Expo FoodTec Content Hub is the hotspot where speaker sessions, presentations, and videos from leading experts and associations will offer priceless insights on new developments in F&B processing and ingredients packaging. Flagship exhibitors will include global powerhouses such as ADM, BENEO, Brenntag, Cargill, DSM, FrieslandCampina, Gelita, Kerry, Naturex, Roquette and Symrise, as well as leading European food and beverage manufacturers such as Barry Callebaut and Lactalis. Visitors can also look forward to exploring niche suppliers with an immense number of exciting ingredients. Fi Europe & Ni is FREE to attend when pre-registering online before the show. Early bird prices for the conference start at €450 for a one-day pass and €900 for a full access pass for the full four-day programme.


1,800+ leading ingredient suppliers under one roof! Source the latest ingredient innovations from leading ingredient suppliers at the world’s largest global food ingredients show!

Indonesia is one of the top 10 global markets for the health and wellness industry. At Hi South East Asia, the Get to know 1,800+ leading suppliers and their latest newest addition to the Fi Global you and will have solutions, build your network withportfolio, 25,000+ food thebeverage opportunity to sourcefrom from the leading suppliers of professionals across the globe and theget South East Asian ingredients industry. the latest insighthealth on food and beverage trends from 86+ free presentations and tours.

Find out more about the most innovative health Find your perfect ingredients supplier for flavourings, ingredients, nutraceuticals and functional foods. proteins, colours, aromas, bakery, functional foods, Co-located with CPhI South East Asia, the event is dairy, gelling agents, gums, fibres plus many more – expected to attract over 5,500 attendees and 260+ all under one roof at Fi Europe. exhibitors, who will present their newest products.

28 - 30 November 2017 Frankfurt, Germany @Fi_Global Search for Food ingredients

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THE

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AWARDS

EVENING

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Bringing together the who’s who of the global LNG industry

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This initiative is an excellent opportunity for us to position our country as a leader in this innovative market and promote Portugal’s advantages for the development of the LNG market. The CWC World LNG Summit offers the perfect opportunity to build and develop business partnerships with players from across the entire global value chain. “The Portuguese Government are honoured to welcome the CWC World LNG Summit to Lisbon to discuss the potential growth opportunities within the LNG industry.”

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THE CWC WORLD LNG Summit & Awards Evening is recognised as the premier end-of-year gathering for the global LNG industry. The CWC World LNG Summit will continue to bring together the who’s who of the global LNG industry for four days of unparalleled networking and intensive discussion. The 2017 CWC World LNG Summit will be moving to Lisbon, Portugal. Speaking about the move to Lisbon, Portugal’s Minister of Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino stated: “The Portuguese Government and I, Minister of the Sea, welcome the relocation of the 18th CWC World LNG & Gas Summit & Awards Evening to Lisbon, on 28 November- 1 December, 2017.

Confirmed speakers include:

• H.E. Ana Paula Vitorino, Minister of Sea, Republic of Portugal • H.E. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources, Government of Pakistan • Yuki Sadamitsu, Director, Oil & Gas Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI), Japan • Laurent Vivier, President Gas, Total • Kunio Nohata, Executive Director, Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd • Hiroki Sato, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Fuel Transactions Officer, Jera Co., Inc. • Djohardi Angaga Kusumah, Senior Vice President, Gas & Power, PT Pertamina (Persero) • Martin Houston, Vice Chairman, Tellurian Inc.


Presenting

18 - 20 SE P 2017 D U B A I WO R L D T R A D E C E N T R E

D U B A I S E R V E S A WO R L D O F H O S P I TA L I T Y Reflecting the soaring demand for new, adventurous leisure and dining experiences, GulfHost will redefine your performance in the fast-moving hospitality arena. Discover the A - Z of restaurant, bar and cafĂŠ solutions at the global melting point for multicultural cuisine

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