Marc Mcilhone

Marc Mcilhone is ArabBrains' Editor - sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to: editor@arabbrains.com

The first edition of HITEC Dubai will be hosted by HFTP and Naseba in 2017

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Dubai, UAE – Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals, or HFTP, is a global hospitality association responsible for organizing the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC), the world’s leading hospitality technology event. In partnership with Naseba, a business facilitation company based in Dubai, HFTP will now be bringing HITEC to the Middle East for the very first time. The most …

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Dubai Exports hosts joint forum in Sao Paulo to bring focus on Dubai as global halal hub

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In partnership with Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre and UAE Consulate Islamic economy promising area for stronger Brazil-UAE ties: HE Saleh Al Suwaidi Saed Al Awadi lauds efforts of UAE diplomatic missions in promoting bilateral trade Latin America presents vast avenues for Islamic economy: Abdulla Al Awar Dubai – Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic …

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Abu Dhabi Housing Authority and Abu Dhabi University ink MOU to collaborate on research

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Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi Housing Authority (ADHA) and Abu Dhabi University recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the opportunities of cooperation in scientific research, field studies, academic applications of housing related activities and the development of scientific methodology used for pre-planning and forecasting Abu Dhabi’s housing needs, in addition to chances for student internship and training. The …

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Low Salaries the Number One Factor Contributing to Stress in the MENA Workplace

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Beirut – While much of the stress we experience comes from our personal lives, sometimes, a person’s stress can be caused by, or made worse, by work. In its poll entitled, ‘Stress in the MENA Workplace’, Bayt.com, the Middle East’s leading job site, investigates the various factors that contribute to stress in workplaces across the MENA region. The poll has …

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Jafza-Japan explore investment opportunities in the region

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The Free Zone organizes Japanese Business Forum. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region and Africa organised the Japanese Business Forum, recently, to promote trade relations and explore future opportunities in various sectors. The forum, graced by Hisashi Michegama Consul General of …

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Dubai’s BMA Studio architecture start-up win big at prestigious MENA real estate awards

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Africa and Arabia Property Awards 2016 honors BMA Studio, a local boutique architecture firm for four projects at prestigious awards ceremony in Dubai. Dubai’s BMA Studio have been honored at the Africa and Arabia Property Awards 2016 which took place at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai on the 22nd September. The Dubai based boutique architect firm were recognized for …

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More than 250 attend inaugural Young Global Leaders Debate in Ras Al Khaimah

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Keynote speech from His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah: “Youth and education are central to Ras Al Khaimah’s growth. For centuries Ras Al Khaimah has been a crossroads for humanity, trade and business – tourism is now part of that story.” Ras Al Khaimah, UAE – Held under the …

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Lines of Business Now Funding More than 40% of Enterprise IT Spending as Digital Transformation Sweeps Across the Middle East & Africa

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The influence of lines of business (LoBs) over enterprise IT spending in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) continues to grow, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The firm’s recently published ‘Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide: Line of Business’ shows that 40.5% of the region’s total enterprise IT spending for 2015 stemmed from business functions rather …

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KIPCO announces Strategic Sponsorship of Youth Empowerment Symposium (Tmkeen)

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KIPCO – the Kuwait Projects Company – has announced that it will be a Strategic Sponsor of the 5th Youth Empowerment Symposium (Tmkeen). The event will be held under the auspices of H.H. the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, on October 25-26. This is the second year that KIPCO supports the conference. Throughout the past twelve …

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B.E.A.T.S Foundation invites globally renowned speakers to the UAE for a Leadership Summit

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The two-day leadership summit will see Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, World’s number 1 executive coach; Mr. Arthur F Carmazzi, World’s number 9 Leadership Guru; Mr. Fons Trompenaars, Worlds renowned cultural coach; and Mr. Tom Abbott Asia’s Renowned Sales coach. B.E.A.T.S is a platform evolved from the industry and regional needs addressing the challenges and opportunities which industries face. Our research displays …

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