Middle East nations are witnessing significant economic and technological transformation due to growing business opportunities in large industries such as banking, financial services, insurance (BFSI) in the region. With the rapid economic growth and the increasing threat of cyber crimes, many organizations in the Middle East countries are beginning to recognize the need for an efficient cyber security system. Particularly Oman government is actively pushing and promoting connectivity, which is a key element of the broader Digital Oman Strategy (eOman), which is focused on developing IT skills, digital literacy and e-government services. As we are aware new digital initiatives brings new cyber challenges. Hence the Sultanate of Oman while adopting to new elements, they will need to upgrade or implement their cyber defense mechanisms in parallel.
The sultanate’s ongoing commitment to cyber defense offers myriad opportunities for local and foreign ICT service providers, with strong demand growth expected in both the public and the private sector.
Whilst Oman is number one in terms of readiness against cyber-attacks in the Middle East, there are new threats emerging not just in the region, but across the world. Nispana will be hosting over 150 CISOs & CIOs at its fourth Cyber Security Conference this year between September 17 & 18 in Muscat to uncover some of the latest threats in the region and how companies are gaining cyber intelligence to counter these.
To support EV integration in the UAE
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, launched the Dubai Green Mobility Initiative as part of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050. This strategy aims to transform Dubai into a sustainable and clean city by 2025 by implementing standards, guidelines, facilities, incentives. Electric Vehicles UAE will support the introduction of EV infrastructure and facilities, regulations, standardizations and mandates.
Electric Vehicles UAE is an interactive conference that will take place on the 26-27 September 2017 in Dubai, UAE. It will provide a platform for the government authorities, consultants, owners and developers, transport experts, international and regional organisations, researchers, universities and EV technology providers to share intelligence related to new regulations. The event will discuss the promotion of the use of EV through incentives, new infrastructures to support the transition a clean and sustainable city and to match Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 goals.
Dubai: a clean, smart and sustainable city
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have invested in 300 hybrid taxis which represents 6% of the total taxi fleet. They are working to convert 50% of the taxi fleet to hybrid cars by 2021. DEWA have already implemented 100 electric-car charging stations in Dubai (budget allocated AED 10 million). A mandate has been issued that 10 % of the government investment in new vehicles will be electric and hybrid cars by 2020.
The UAE Presidents office has launched the ‘EV Accelerator Initiative’ to remove the barriers associated with introduction of EV in the UAE. The CEO of Masdar announced that the UAE is investing $15 Billion in Clean Energy Company to create a “Silicon Valley of Cleantech”.
For further information about the conference, please visit www.electricvehiclesuae.com
The 3rd Annual Smart Parking UAE 2017 conference will bring a fresh approach to government authorities who will share their experiences at every stage of implementation. The event will reach into healthcare facilities, high access areas and real estate development led by developers and assisted by parking consultants who will further discuss new topics such as crowd control, pedestrian requirements on both for on-street and off-street parking.
The 3rd Annual Smart Parking UAE 2017 conference will bring a fresh approach to government authorities who will share their experiences at every stage of implementation. The event will reach into healthcare facilities, high access areas and real estate developments led by developers and assisted by parking consultants who will discuss new topics such as crowd control, pedestrian requirements for on-street and off-street parking.
For topic highlights and more details about Smart Parking UAE 2017, please click here.
Saudi Arabia is transferring within the spirit and text of the project. It says it depends on the private sector a lot as it chose it as a major partner to provide key services in terms of Energy, Education, Healthcare, education, transportation and other Sectors to achieve the goals of the National Transformation program and Vision 2030. The energy sector, particularly Renewable Energies is where most of the investments are projected to be concentrated.
Saudi Arabia’s National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) is a long-term, multifaceted renewable energy strategy designed to balance the domestic power mix in order to deliver long-term economic stability and prosperity to the Kingdom, whilst working towards carbon reduction commitments. The NREP is managed and executed by the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (MEIM), directly supporting Saudi Arabia’s National Transformation Program (NTP) and Vision 2030.
Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy market is set for growth, supported by an abundant solar resource, land availability, an A-rated sovereign credit, and strong economic and strategic logic. The Kingdom’s plans are in line to achieve the VISION 2030 that was announced last year with a desire to diversify the energy mix and take advantage of the compelling economics of renewables especially solar and wind, in the country. As government finances come under pressure in the low oil price environment, the Kingdom is seeking to reduce subsidies for oil consumption and encourage clean generation technologies.
Notwithstanding the slump in the global oil prices, Private Capital Investment can be of tremendous influence in financing power sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Public-Private partnerships would play a major role in the development of renewable Energy generation and infrastructure. With a highly ambitious plan laid out by the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, the kingdom is looking for development of the Private sector. With extended support from the ministry, the project is largely aimed to realize the well-being of all the stakeholders of the energy sector from policy makers to government authorities to end users and suppliers under one roof to discuss and understand the way forward and what’s in it for each of us.
Entrepreneurs of manufacturing companies see great potential in promoting their products in foreign markets. Apart of all well-known export directions, the Gulf States market is now becoming increasingly popular. The success of Polish business entities proves that Polish entrepreneurs can successfully start the export process to Arab markets.
Entering a new market always involves a need to discern, discern not only about competition but also about legal aspects. Besides of that while speaking about Arab countries we cannot forget the important aspect of culture.
The potential of that region and the local prosperity are factors that allow companies looking for expansion to see a bright future there. However, there are still many questions and issues to be clarified.
How to export to Arab markets?
The constant development of the Arab markets means a great opportunity for Polish entrepreneurs to promote their products and, therefore, an attractive profit.
Where to start? And how to enter the Gulf States market? Is local tax law complicated?
To get answers to these questions, all entrepreneurs interested in exporting their products to UAE market should take part in the 2nd edition of the conference “Export to the Gulf States” which will take a place in Warsaw, on October 23rd, 2017.
The Middle East is still a huge potential for earning, investing, and above all exporting. There are entrepreneurs from all over the world, therefore participation in the conference may be a big opportunity to acquire new business contacts, it is also an excellent chance for B2B dealings with local representatives from Middle Eastern companies.
Apart from the speeches given by experts and representatives of local companies from the United Arab Emirates, there will also be a workshop.
This part of the conference guarantees entrepreneurs a solid dose of practical knowledge – They will be taught by the example of a cosmetic company and its entry into the Middle East market.
The Organizer also provide a discussion panel during the conference to dispel the doubts of participants.
More about the conference: konferencja2edycja.biznesdubaj.pl
The second Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference took place at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, on November 14th, 2016. Like the first Conference, also held in Abu Dhabi, it was hugely successful, bringing together experts from the fields of shipping, ports, banking, finance, trade and maritime law, among others, to discuss and debate the key issues and trends facing the shipping business, and trade, in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.
They willingly shared their insights and knowledge through a series of presentations and panel discussions, signposting the way forward, and identifying the key challenges ahead, as well as the significant opportunities that exist. A high-level panel of speakers dealt with a number of themes including regional trade patterns, ship finance and ports and shipping. Speakers and attendees alike praised the content of the conference and the networking opportunities presented. There was appreciation of the fact that leading executives shared their industry knowledge and pointed the way to opportunities to adapt to evolving market situations in line with their forecasts.