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

Renewables ‘vital’ to Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification, says DC PRO engineering chief

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Saudi Vision 2030 targets production of 9.5 GW of renewable energy by 2022 and 54 GW by 2040. George Berbari, CEO of DC Pro Engineering, urges Kingdom to transition to Tri-Generation & Renewable District Cooling. Riyadh – One of the world’s foremost voices in pioneering District Cooling technologies believes public and private sector entities across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia …

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Abu-Ghazaleh: Lebanon Must Embrace Technology

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Beirut – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), highlighted the role of technology in building Lebanon which will lead to its prosperity and sustainable development. Speaking at a seminar held by Notre Dame University- Louaize (NDU) in Lebanon under the theme ‘Building the Structure of Lebanon: A Dream or Reality,’ Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said, “Rapid developments in …

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DarkMatter CEO, Faisal Al Bannai forecasts that future success of nations will be based on cyber security resilience

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Faisal Al Bannai is a featured speaker at the prestigious .GOV Awards in Dubai. Abu Dhabi and Dubai – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, will be addressing the requirement to add resilience to digital infrastructure in order for Dubai to achieve the ambition of becoming the smartest city in the world by 2017. During his …

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Zain sheds light on outstanding efforts of Value Added Services partners

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Company highlights their exceptional performance during Q1 2016. Kuwait – Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, recently held the quarterly recognition event to shed light on the efforts of its outstanding authorized service providers for value added services to highlight their performance during the first quarter of 2016. Zain officials, along with VAS partners’ representatives, were present during the …

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EGA annnounces participation at Careers UAE 2016

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Aluminium giant offers exciting career opportunities for UAE Nationals. United Arab Emirates: Highlighting a corporate commitment to recruiting, retaining and developing local talent to deliver a legacy of excellence for the UAE, Emirates Global Aluminium (“EGA”) has announced its participation at Careers UAE 2016 – the annual national careers exhibition, which takes place this year at the Dubai World Trade …

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Emirates Insolaire targets sales of 50,000 square metres of solar glass during 2016

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Company sees strong growth potential in energy-efficiency on skyscrapers. Emirates Insolaire LLC, a pioneer in the development of new solar technologies and a joint venture of Dubai Investments PJSC and SwissINSO Holding Inc., is expecting sales of 50,000 square metres of solar glass during 2016 amidst rising demand for sustainable, energy-efficient solar technology across the globe. The company, which offers …

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IRTI Conference Discusses Poverty Alleviation through Islamic Microfinance

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Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), a Member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, is organizing a seminar to discuss the role of Islamic microfinance in poverty alleviation on 14-15 May 2016 in Bogor, Indonesia. IRTI is collaborating with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and three Indonesian institutions to organize the event, …

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Deloitte: Transforming gender balance in the Middle East

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Monitor Deloitte recently published a white paper “Getting the balance right- A blueprint for gender balance in the Middle East private sector” which showcases the firm’s recognition of the importance of gender balance in driving economic engines and improving organizations’ bottom line. The white paper tackles many aspects including the importance of gender balance in the workplace, how to set …

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GE and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship Partner with Social Entrepreneurs to Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Africa

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Selected social entrepreneurs from Nigeria Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, South Africa and Angola will be taken through a detailed training programme GE (NYSE: GE) (GE.com) and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship have announced a partnership that focuses on training and mentoring social entrepreneurs working on maternal and child health innovations in sub-Saharan Africa. The program enables …

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Hyundai Appoints New Head of Africa & Middle East Region

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Mike Song Will Lead Regional Activities from Dubai RHQ Has 23 Years’ Experience with Hyundai Motor Company Previously Worked at Hyundai Headquarters, and in North America Carmaker Hyundai has appointed Mike Song as its new Head of Africa and Middle East Region, commencing during the second week of May. Based in the Dubai Regional Headquarters, Mr. Song will oversee operations …

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