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:

Sharjah Tatweer Forum organizes interactive seminar titled ‘Women and Entrepreneurship: What’s holding Women Back?’


Sharjah Tatweer Forum recently organized an interactive seminar titled ‘Women and Entrepreneurship: What’s holding women back?’ in collaboration with SAP which attracted several entities that support SME and entrepreneurship projects in Sharjah like Ruwad Establishment, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sheraa, and Sharjah Business Women Council. Women entrepreneurs and leaders from the business and investment sectors also attended the …

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Mobily achieves 17 Million net Profit for the First Quarter of 2016


The Improved Operational Efficiency Enhances the Company’s rising Path. Etihad Etisalat (Mobily ) has achieved a net profit amounted SAR 17 million for the first quarter of this year 2016 comparing to a loss of SAR 44 million for the same period last year, with a growth of 54% so that he company continues the rising trend of profitability which …

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Rosatom presented leading nuclear technologies at Alexandria University within the framework of Nuclear Energy Week in Egypt


Nuclear Energy Week was held at Alexandria University in Egypt. Alexandria University is one of the oldest and most respected universities in the country. Nuclear Energy Week is held on the grounds of the Faculty of Engineering and is one of the key industry events in Egypt. The event was organized by the Nuclear Power Plant Authority of Egypt (NPPA), …

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ADFD and IRENA enter new phase of cooperation for innovative $350m renewable energy development facility


Facility will be even better placed for targeted and effective renewable energy investments in developing countries through $6m of technical and administrative support from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development over next four years Abu Dhabi, UAE – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development ( ADFD ) has signed a new cooperation and support agreement with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), …

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Leading eLTE Technologies for a Better Connected Airport


Huawei connects with industry leaders to share efficient and effective technology solutions to leverage Bahrain’s Airport Modernisation Programme at BIADF 2016. This week Huawei – a leading global ICT solutions provider – showcased its latest ICT innovations designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Bahrain’s new airport to top airline companies, international contractors and technology providers at the Bahrain …

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Alsalama Healthcare @Home Launches Their Brand New Website


Alsalama Healthcare @ Home W.L.L., one of Bahrain’s leading Home Nursing and Healthcare Services Providers has recently announced the launch of their brand new website – The newly launched website takes you through detailed healthcare, medical services and other miscellaneous health services, which the nursing center provides for patients in the home. Some of the unique services Alsalama has …

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Mashreq honored for its customer driven innovation and service excellence

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Mashreq scoops 4 awards at the 2016 Banker Middle East Product Awards. As a leading financial institution, Mashreq continues to be recognized for its exceptional banking products and services at the 2016 Banker Middle East Product Awards, winning four awards in two categories: “Best Mobile Banking Service – Snapp”; “Best Premium Credit Card – Solitaire”; “Best Trade Finance Offering – …

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Virgin Mobile Hits 2.5 Million Subscribers in the Middle East & Africa

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Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa Maintains Pace as Fastest Growing MVNO in the Middle East & Africa Dubai – Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA) announced today that 2.5 million customers now use its mobile telecom services, bolstering its position as the fastest growing MVNO in the region. Mikkel Vinter, CEO and founder of Virgin Mobile Middle East …

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SA scoops investment awards in Dubai


By – Deputy Minister Masina says the IORA awards are an honour for SA. Pretoria – South Africa has won two awards at the second Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Ministerial Economic and Business Conference, in Dubai. Deputy Minister Masina received two awards on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry and InvestSA which was presented by UAE …

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DEWA visits UK to boost renewable energy

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA

London, UK – HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ), is leading a delegation from DEWA to London to encourage British companies to take part in clean and renewable energy projects in Dubai and the UAE and also to promote the UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia) annual USD1 million global …

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