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Telecommunications Regulatory Authority hosts a power consumption reduction awareness workshop

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Telecommunications Regulatory Authority hosts a power consumption reduction awareness workshop


4136The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) hosted an awareness workshop today in partnership with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on the reduction of overall energy consumption, at its Dubai headquarters. The workshop aims to target all participating TRA staff in spreading the culture of rationalization across the workplace and the conservation of natural resources, as part of the sustainable development on a nation level.

Entitled “General Conservation Practices and Facts”, the workshop was held with video conferencing capabilities, enabling the participation of employees in the Abu Dhabi office to participate and gain the necessary benefits. The workshop included a detailed discussion on the essential steps and practices that will assist in the conservation of all energy sources for the workplace, home as well as public utilities.Hosting this workshop is one of the TRA’s consistent efforts to promote the conservation of resources and consumption management, in line with the nation’s inclusive strategy.

The agenda of the workshop included showcasing the most important methods and techniques enforcing the adoption of eco-friendly, energy efficient technologies pertaining to electricity and water resources. Thus, promoting the rationalizing daily use of the nation’s natural resources.



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“GOIC” concludes the petrochemicals workshop in London

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“GOIC” concludes the petrochemicals workshop in London


432A Key Petrochemicals Workshop titled “Petrochemicals: key issues and strategy” convened in London on 26th – 27 August, designed to address the challenges facing the petrochemicals industry in the GCC region.

A joint effort by the Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting (GOIC), and International eChem (IeC), a UK-based consultancy company, the workshop comes at a time when it is highly necessary for the Gulf Petrochemicals industry to call for regional efforts to jointly address challenges and prepare to benefit from the opportunities that arise with these challenges.

Attendees included senior decision makers from major players in the GCC petrochemicals industry in addition to investors who are focusing on investing in chemical and petrochemicals industry.

GOIC Secretary General His Excellency Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Ageel said “Our workshop today comes at a time that it is highly needed to call for collective regional efforts to address jointly the challenges that face our petrochemical industry and to prepare to benefit from the opportunities that arise with these challenges. GCC region is now a major player in meeting the world demand for petrochemicals. In 2013, the region was producing more than 120 million tons of petrochemicals annually. Its share in the world ethylene production capacity exceeded the 24% level while its ethylene Glycol’s share, an important chemical component, was more than 50%”.

According to our statistics, the region has invested more than US $ 500 billion in the chemical petrochemical and this investment has generated more 100,000 job opportunities. However, more jobs are created by small and medium enterprises.

GOIC Secretary General added: Despite the fact that the GCC petrochemical industry has established itself worldwide, however we all know that challenges continue to surface from time to time and it is a fact that also these challenges bear opportunities in between. The issue of feedstock limitation that the region is currently facing due to limit in natural gas availability and the completion that arises from shale gas and oil in the United States, is a point in case. The region needs to address these issues in a coordinated efforts aiming at sustaining its comparative advantage in the world petrochemical business.

Al-Ageel said: We at GOIC strongly believe that joint efforts, especially in the area of technology and innovation, can achieve the goal of sustaining the region comparative advantage. Moving more into Downstream and targeting new markets in the Middle East and Africa will be one of the best ways to ensure these results. We will be continuing to work with the private sector to identify viable opportunities and supporting the governments to adopt strategies that promote sustainable and stronger industrial facilities in the region. We have recently worked with a number of investors across the region and identify some opportunities that are now at a very advanced stage in their implementation”.


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“GOIC” and “IEC” to Host Workshop for Gulf petrochemicals manufacturers in London

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“GOIC” and “IEC” to Host Workshop for Gulf petrochemicals manufacturers in London


4221The Gulf petrochemical industry has witnessed over the past years a strong revival that reinforced its position as a key resource for petrochemicals in the world. Production has increased from about 50 million tons in 2004, to more than 100 million metric tons currently, ranging from chemical products to fuel additives, polyvinyl and aromatics. The Gulf States are planning to increase their share of petrochemicals production in the global market, up to 25% in 2025, but they face many challenges in this regard.

In order to support the Gulf petrochemicals sector, and to unify efforts to find a sophisticated Gulf strategy in the petrochemical industry in the region, the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) in cooperation with the IEC will organize a workshop titled “Petrochemicals: key issues and strategy” during the period from August 26 to 27, 2014, at the Rosewood Hotel in London. The aim is to provide a platform for decision-makers in the Gulf petrochemicals sector to exchange ideas in order to face the challenges of the future. The participants, using their expertise in long-term planning, will be able to develop strategic options allowing the possibility of effectively developing the petrochemicals industry. This will further enhance the role of the GCC States in the global market and increase their contribution to the economic prosperity in the region.

The workshop targets senior management and senior staff of the industrial sector in the GCC countries, as well as investors, senior advisers from the public and private sectors, and workers close to the decision making process in the petrochemicals and related industries.

During its 2-day sessions, the workshop will shed light on the Gulf petrochemicals sector where GOIC will provide an overview of the industry in the region. The sessions will then address the plenary topics of strategic energy issues, raw materials, demand for petrochemicals, in addition to major regional issues related to refineries. A major source of petrochemicals based on the successful investing of steam cracking rising from raw materials and taking advantage of its derivatives, will be discussed during the workshop. The advantages and disadvantages of the main petrochemicals production from other sources will also be tackled.

The lecturers at the workshop will address the strategic advantage of the gas, the main role of basic blocks in petrochemicals, in addition to presentation of the key issues that affect the demand for their main derivatives. Sessions will also discuss the effectiveness of the major pricing mechanisms in the field of petrochemicals, marketing and trading, as well as the strategic role of the main drives of this sector in the world, and the strategic challenges ahead.

The workshop will be offered by the experts: John Kelly, Bob Townsend and Ismail Al-Shafie. John Kelly, who heads a team of experienced advisers and trainers, has spent 35 years with Shell Chemicals Company in UK, the Netherlands and Germany, where he held senior management positions. He is very well experienced in the fields of trade and international relations in the chemical industry.

Bob Townsend, on the other hand, is a senior vice president, specializing in olefins, particularly ethylene, propylene and polycarbonate plastic. During the last ten years, he worked on evaluating the security of raw materials and economy to a group of clients, including the companies of Basil, Shell, and Haldia Petrochemicals. He has previously worked with Shell, where he held leadership positions.

GOIC’s business development consultant, Engineer Ismail Al-Shafie, will also participate in presenting the workshop. He carries a Master degree in energy from Pennsylvania State University, USA, and has more than 20 years of experience in the chemicals and petrochemicals sector in the GCC countries.

GOIC seeks to promote individual and organizational capacities of the industrial sector in GCC countries and Yemen through its Training and Capacity Development Program (TCD). You can visit GOIC website www.goic.org.qa and register online for similar workshops or communicate with us via Facebook and Twitter.



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GOIC organises a specialised workshop in Dubai on the 22nd of June

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GOIC organises a specialised workshop in Dubai on the 22nd of June


493The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) seeks to support Gulf industrial exports through a series of programs, especially after the surge in the value of GCC industrial exports to almost 115 billion USD in 2012 (12.6% of the total Gulf industrial exports including oil exports valued at 908 billion USD). Thus, GCC and Yemen’s support to this vital sector that influences the economy has become a highly necessary.

GOIC Secretary General Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Ageel explained that GCC industrial exports increased from nearly 55 billion USD in 2008 to almost 115 billion USD in 2012 (from 8.6% of the total GCC industrial exports in 2008 to 12.6% in 2012 without including re-exported products). Al-Ageel announced that re-exported products were valued at 153.2 billion USD in 2012 and non-oil exports were worth 168 billion USD.

In this regard, GOIC is holding the “Industrial Exports Promotion Workshop” at the Radisson Royal Hotel – Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, UAE from the 22nd till the 24th of June 2014. This workshop aims at raising awareness among participants regarding the best practices in the area of export management and promotion. It focuses on exchanging expertise, determining new methods of exports marketing, taking part in group discussions and identifying requirements to improve export promotion activities.

This workshop targets companies manufacturing export products, export services companies, exports support authorities within ministries of commerce and industry and governmental institutions, owners and managers of export houses, exports marketing companies, staff and executive directors of trade promotion agencies, exports development organisations, chambers of commerce and industry and bank employees working in the area of export programs.

The workshop will discuss managerial duties in exports promotion agencies, executing exports marketing measures, exports marketing strategies and will present a case study about best practices in the area of export development and management of marketing activities. It will also tackle products and markets by studying products, companies and market prospects, product marketing programs and adapting, companies’ marketing plans, trade information services, external support and activities services such as taking part in trade exhibitions and seller’s message etc.

GOIC seeks to promote individual and organizational capacities of the industrial sector in GCC countries and Yemen through its Training and Capacity Development Program (TCD). You can visit GOIC website www.goic.org.qa and register online for similar workshops or communicate with us via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.





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GOIC hosts the GCC non-oil exporting strategy workshop

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GOIC hosts the GCC non-oil exporting strategy workshop


448The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) hosted the “GCC non-oil exporting strategy” workshop in cooperation with the GCC Secretariat-General and with representatives from different GCC countries and the Secretariat-General and international experts on the 1st and 2nd of June, 2014.

The sessions were chaired by Dr. Hilal Al-Mukhaini, Director of the Secretariat-General Commerce and Industry Department. A number of sessions were attended by GOIC Secretary General Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Ageel, Mr. Mohammed Bin Khamis Al-Mukhaini, Assistant Secretary General for Industrial Information and Studies and several representatives from the Secretariat-General and the Organization.

GOIC Secretary General Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Ageel gave the welcome speech in which he greeted participants and explained that the workshop will tackle topics related to the first phase of the non-oil exporting strategy in GCC countries and to the second phase aiming at developing and determining strategic objectives and benchmarking.

Furthermore, activities were kick-started with a presentation delivered by Dr. Anwar Al-Quraan, Director of Industrial Studies and Policies Department at GOIC. Dr. Al-Quraan highlighted the main objectives of the strategy: helping GCC countries in achieving economic diversification, expanding citizens’ income source and wealth pool and guiding GCC countries to increase non-oil exports in the medium term (five years) and long term (fifteen years).

Moreover, Dr. Al-Quraan talked in details about the strategy execution phases and goals that were accomplished and modified. He explained that the first phase focused on assessing the current non-oil exports situation in GCC countries; it has been accomplished and requested modifications were implemented. As to the second phase, it includes identifying strategic objectives and benchmarking. The third phase is about putting together the document of the strategy and the general framework of the executive plan. The execution requirements are to be accomplished right after the completion of phase II.

In addition, GOIC experts delivered a detailed presentation about the achievements of the first phase and an assessment of the non-oil export diversification endeavours in GCC countries. On the second day, participants discussed strategic objectives and benchmarking.

The examination of the strategy focuses on non-oil exports, notably industrial exports including knowledge-based and vital industries. It has been prepared by GOIC experts in cooperation with an external research team led by Dr. Jamal Daoud Salman. The workshop was also attended by experts specialised in WTO topics and ESCWA representatives.



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KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY HOSTS “YOUR WAY TO SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURSHIP” WORKSHOP

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KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY HOSTS “YOUR WAY TO SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURSHIP” WORKSHOP


4216King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) hosted “Your way to successful entrepreneurship” workshop in Bay La Sun Hotel and Marina attended by 50 students from King Abdulaziz University-Rabigh Branch. The workshop which was organized by the Centennial Fund in collaboration with the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) is part of KAEC sustainability plan for new projects. The plan was designed to empower entrepreneurs and secure their future in the economic city as well as to ensure business sustainability by gathering all small businesses starting up and the supporting bodies under one umbrella.

The workshop aimed at attracting young Saudis to start small businesses and increase their awareness of entrepreneurship as a significant contributor to the kingdom’s economic and social development.

The main focus of the workshop was on instilling in the participants the fact that every entrepreneur must have a clear vision of the project intended for financing. To emphasize this, the workshop identified some of the factors of failure such as inappropriate project concept, incompatibility of project with the skills and experience of the entrepreneur, and lacking significant marketing research for the project. On a positive note, the sessions stressed the importance of conducting a project feasibility study and also pointed out the different opportunities available for project financing.

Expressing the city’s pleasure in hosting the workshop, Mr. Fahd Hamidaddin, Head of Marketing, Communications and Sustainability in KAEC, stated that the workshop was intended to motivate and encourage youth in the surrounding areas and contribute to decreasing the rate of the unemployment, especially considering that KAEC is a main base to entrepreneurs.

The workshop highlighted KAEC’s commitment to sustainable development as an integrated social and economic city, demonstrating that the role of KAEC is not only to bring investments and develop various industries but to enhance and encourage the nation’s human resources to be part of the of economic activities that will benefit them and their country with prosperity.

KAEC has embraced many cultural, intellectual and developmental events at both local and international levels, most recently the ‘Messengers of Peace” program, which aims to develop the skills of participants in all areas of scouting work where 83 employees were from KAEC.




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GOIC Launch a workshop entitled “Balanced scorecards (BSCs) for a successful execution of the strategy” in Doha

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GOIC Launch a workshop entitled “Balanced scorecards (BSCs) for a successful execution of the strategy” in Doha


4173The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) inaugurated a training workshop entitled “Balanced scorecards (BSCs) for a successful execution of the strategy” today. This workshop will continue until the 22nd of May 2014 at the GOIC Headquarters in Doha (Qatar).

In his speech at the launching of the workshop, Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Ageel, GOIC Secretary General, emphasized that this workshop lies in the context of the Organization’s effort aiming at building capacities in the industrial sector in the GCC and Yemen” highlighting the importance of the national capacity building in the Gulf for the benefit of the industrial sector.

The workshop delivered by Dr. Laila Diab Shrair, Strategic Planning Consultant at GOIC Secretary General Office, with the participation of a number of department managers, decision makers, parties involved in the implementation of corporate strategies, planning staff, employees of institutions using BSCs, various stakeholders in the area of strategy development and implementation, and GOIC staff.

This workshop aims at determining current challenges to the successful implementation of a given strategy. It focuses on strategic analysis prior to the development of a corporate strategy (future business strategy) and stresses the importance of setting flexible goals to clearly guide the institution/organisation. It tackles communication issues at the administrative level and the will to change and identifies key factors allowing a successful execution of a given strategy and a quick review of balanced scorecards (BSCs).

The workshop helps participants develop a clear and successful strategy and understand the need for realistic strategic analysis to reinforce decision making throughout the planning process. It expands the knowledge of participants in the following areas: SWOT analysis, PEST analysis, understanding competitors and parties influencing institution’s activities, revisiting and updating their organisation’s vision, message and values, setting measurable overall objectives, transforming corporate strategy into work plans and developing performance indicators.

At the end of this workshop, the participants are expected to have grasped the necessary tools to develop procedural steps transforming the strategy into reality and implementing a successful plan to set a coherent balance between the work plan and the budget. Each and every individual within the organisation is tasked with implementing the strategy and the use of BSCs is necessary to manage the execution of the strategy. In this regard, the training will expand on strategic progress, BSCs and various options to manage BSC tools.

GOIC seeks to promote individual and organizational capacities of the industrial sector in GCC countries and Yemen through its Training and Capacity Development Program (TCD). You can visit GOIC website www.goic.org.qa and register online for similar workshops or communicate with us via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.



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Dubai Chamber organises workshop on drafting contracts

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Dubai Chamber organises workshop on drafting contracts


478Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently organised a workshop on how to prepare successful contracts, as part of its efforts to support the business community in Dubai.

The one day workshop, which is essential for all businesses that regularly work with contracts, taught participants about new and valuable approaches to recognise and produce effective contracts. It was attended by Dubai Chamber members, lawyers and legal consultants, investors and contract administrators as well as SME and business owners.

Mrs Jehad Kazim, Director, Legal Services Department, Dubai Chamber, said: “Contracts memorialise many types of relationships, from the most informal to the most complex and competitive.

“While good contracts can increase profitability and strengthen relationships, poorly drafted contracts can destroy a business deal and diminish valuable goodwill,” she said.

The workshop was led by Paul C. Jorgensen, a Washington D.C. attorney who frequently instructs lawyers and business people on contracts, licenses and intellectual property. He has been a popular legal instructor at Dubai Chamber since 2009.

The workshop covered topics such as understanding contract theory, preparing effectively to draft better contracts and drafting the 12 most important contract provisions.




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Samsung Electronics Levant holds a training workshop

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Samsung Electronics Levant holds a training workshop


498Samsung Electronics Levant and United Pioneering Business (UPB), Samsung’s AC distributor in Jordan, held a training workshop for air conditioning systems sales personnel  for the latest air conditioners lineup for the year 2014.

In line with its firm believe in supporting the sales force and providing them with the adequate training, Samsung Electronics Levant organized the workshop to introduce the HVAC’s system latest technology and innovative features.

Eng. Zaid Zureikat, Product Manager at Samsung Electronics Levant, presented the new Air conditioning series featuring the new re-imagined exclusive design that delivers powerful cooling performance and cleaner air quality. Thanks to Samsung’s innovative triangular design, the new air conditioner offers longer, larger and faster airflow.

The new air conditioner design offers longer, larger and faster airflow. The enlarged inlet port increases air intake by up to 39 percent while the wider front blade ensures powerful airflow. In addition to the bigger inner fan that delivers cool air reaching up to 14 meters. The Digital Inverter Compressor can consume 70 percent less energy than conventional Air conditioners and maintain cooling performance 15 percent more quickly than conventional air conditioning systems.

Additionally, the new AC lineup offers Single User Mode feature that makes the Inverter compressor 26% more efficient than any other Inverter compressor. This feature allows the user to select specific modes depending on whether the air conditioner is cooling for a single person or a crowded room. This innovative approach, exclusive to Samsung, improves energy efficiency and lowers potential environmental impact.

The new Samsung air conditioner features Samsung’s exclusive Virus Doctor that keeps families safe and comfortable through innovative air purifying technology that neutralizes harmful contaminants in the air. This includes bacteria that resist physical filtration, turning these contaminants into harmless water vapor.

The exterior on the new air conditioner features a crystal gloss design technology, identical to that used on premium cars, for a sleek-looking appliance that complements any interior home design, while also providing the durability needed to last for many years.


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Conclusion of “Developing strategies and strategic planning” workshop in Doha

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Conclusion of “Developing strategies and strategic planning” workshop in Doha


516The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) concluded the workshop entitled “Developing strategies and strategic planning” that was held from the 17th till the 19th of February in Doha. The training took place at the Organisation’s headquarters and was attended by participants from different GCC countries and Yemen.

GOIC Secretary General Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Ageel presented certificates to the trainees and highlighted the importance of strategies and strategic planning to successfully complete projects and put institutions on the right track leading to success. He said that this workshop would help participants carry out their tasks by providing them with knowledge and correct foundations for the preparation of a comprehensive and cohesive strategic plan and the development of an executive plan to implement the strategy and further develop it.

Mr. Al-Ageel stated: “This workshop is among GOIC’s endeavours aiming at building national capacities in the area of developing strategies and strategic planning in order to help decision makers develop correct policies boosting Gulf economies.”

The training was attended by professionals in charge of developing, following up and evaluating strategies within ministries of Industry, Economy and Planning and statistics authorities. It was also attended by people in charge of creating industrial data and researchers from the ministries of Industry, Economy, Environment and Planning and a number of private institutions and companies from GCC countries and Yemen.

Dr. Laila Dyab Ishrair, Strategic Planning Consultant at GOIC Secretary General’s Bureau delivered the workshop. She introduced strategic planning and execution of strategies, highlighted concepts related to strategies and strategic planning and provided participants with supporting tools and forms aiming at helping them prepare a strategic plan, execute it and further develop it.

At the end, participants commended the organisers of this workshop that has strengthened their knowledge of concepts related to strategies and strategic planning, in addition to major necessary steps such as: vision, mission, pillars, requirements, values, strategic goals, periodic objectives, gap analysis, strategic planning and performance indicators etc. The trainees were also capable to identify factors of success and failure when it comes to developing strategies.

This workshop is to be followed by a second training entitled “Successful implementation of a strategy to improve an institution’s performance”. It will be organised by GOIC from the 19th till the 22nd of May 2014. Its objective is to gain further benefit from strategic planning and successful execution of strategies.

GOIC is deploying endless efforts through its Training and Capacity Development Program (TCD) in order to promote individual and organizational capacities of the manufacturing sector in GCC countries and Yemen. You can visit GOIC website www.goic.org.qa and register online for similar workshops or communicate with us via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.









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