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Media Partners 2014

Category I

  • Entrepreneur-logo

    Entrepreneur Middle East (ME) is a licensee of U.S.-based Entrepreneur, a monthly print publication devoted to business endeavors that acts as a valuable resource for businesspeople globally. In addition to print, Entrepreneur as a global brand makes strategic use of various other mediums in the realm of web and social media.

    Entrepreneur ME, in adherence with our global parent company standards, is committed to localized and high quality content delivery under the following section headers: Tech, Money, Start It Up, ‘Treponomics, and Culture.

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    Gulf News, the flagship publication of GN Media, is the leading English language daily newspaper of the region. Published in the modern Berliner format, it is among the select few newspapers worldwide to be printed with the latest waterless offset technology.

    Gulf News has sections including World, Business, Sport, The Views, Tabloid, Residential, Commercial Properties, Jobs & Careers and Classifieds. The weekend edition includes Weekend Review and Friday magazine.

    Dynamic journalism, interface with its readers, subscriber benefits, bespoke solutions for direct marketing, the largest pan-Emirates print media distribution network and competitive advertising rates give the paper an unparalleled lead both commercially and socially within the region. This fact is validated by the BPA Worldwide audit for the six month period ending in December 2013, confirming an average daily circulation of 103,603 and the IPSOS MediaCT - NRS - UAE - 2013 survey. In fact, Gulf News reaches more readers than all the other English dailies, combined.

Information Partner

  • Thomson Reuters

    Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, go to http://thomsonreuters.com

Category II

  • ASWAQ Magazine

    ASWAQ Magazine was established in 2009, with headquarters in Malaysia and Dubai. The magazine is tourism focused, but still manages to cover many topics related to Malaysia. ASWAQ is targeted towards Arab readers with most of its contents in Arabic. The Arabic-English magazine editorial understands needs of Middle Eastern businessmen and tourists. The magazine also discuss healthcare and developments within the sector.

    ASWAQ is also considered one of the most significant advertisers for Malaysian brands, allowing Arabs to know more about the local businesses in Malaysia. It is distributed monthly in the form of 50,000 free copies. The high-profile magazine is onboard the Malaysian Airlines and is delivered to decision makers in the UAE, Saudia Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain.

  • Bloomberg

    Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company's strength - delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately - is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 315,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg's enterprise solutions build on the company's core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Bloomberg BNA, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service, television, radio, mobile, the Internet and three magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek Bloomberg Markets and BloombergPursuits covers the world with more than 2,400 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 15,000 people in 192 locations around the world.

  • Financial Times

    The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 665,000 (Deloitte assured, Q1 2014). Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving 60% of subscriber consumption, 45% of total traffic and almost a quarter of new digital subscriptions. FT education products now serve 37 of the world’s top 50 business schools.

  • Forbes Middle East

    Forbes Middle East is the licensed Middle Eastern version to the world renowned Forbes magazine and extends the Forbes brand of journalism across the MENA region. Forbes Middle East's distinctive editorial style attracts a readership community of Billionaires, Powerful Arab Men and Women, Entrepreneurs, C-Level executives, government officials and investors united by a belief in the spirit of free enterprise and entrepreneurial values.

    Across the region, Forbes Middle East is setting the pace for preemptive business journalism. By uncovering trends and anticipating opportunities in the regional marketplace, each monthly issue, brings top executives the information critical to their success – in both Arabic & English language editions. Forbes Middle East is the guiding compass for investments and best practices in the Arab region.

    The magazine researches and publishes original and relevant Lists/Rankings, based on the criteria of neutrality, authenticity, commitment to the methodology of scientific research and the quality of standards set globally by Forbes Media, US.

Category III

  • AlHuda CIBE

    AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Islamic Economics (CIBE) is a recognized name in Islamic banking and finance Market for trainings, research and advisory over the last six years. The prime goal has always been to remain stick to the commitments and provide state-of-the-art Advisory Consultancy and Education through various well recognized modes viz. Campus programs, Distance learning programs, Trainings Workshops, Awareness Programs and Islamic Microfinance Products Development all side by side through our distinguished and generally acceptable and known Publications in Islamic Banking and Finance.

    We are dedicated to serve the community as a unique institution providing trainings, education and consultancy in the field of Islamic Banking & Finance not only in Pakistan but all over the world. We have so far organized more than 300 trainings, 32 successful campus programs and training courses with numerous national and international students. Website link: http://www.alhudacibe.com/

  • Amilin TV

    Amilin TV, founded in 2010 is the prime mover of Islamic Finance News TV. It has a viewership up to 100 countries worldwide and is regarded as the Business Channel for Islamic Market. Unrivaled in Islamic Finance, OIC Economy and Halal Industry, Amilin TV is at the forefront of the new economy, empowering viewers with the latest Islamic Economy news headlines and news of major events that shape your business day ahead. Exclusive interviews with the captain of the industry, industry experts, market analyst and emerging market. With a strategic partnership between Thomson Reuters, Amilin TV will be looked upon as a turning point for the Islamic Economy to move to the next level.

  • Edbiz Consulting

    Edbiz Consulting is a truly unique, international Shari’a/Shariah advisory firm, committed to engendering the value proposition that Islamic finance serves to offer in the global financial markets. Edbiz Consulting provides multiple services that balance the dual purpose of developing thought leadership in this niche industry and strengthening the Islamic finance capacity for businesses and banks. Our client base is diverse and includes financial institutions, governments, education providers, established businesses and entrepreneurs.

    We are proud of our international network which spans five continents and includes leading names within and beyond the industry. Our aim is simple: to push the Islamic finance industry forward through dedication, collaboration and innovative thinking.

  • Global Finance Magazine

    Global Finance magazine has a circulation of 50,050, audited by BPA, and readers in 163 countries. Its headquarters are in New York, with offices in London and Milan. Global Finance’s audience includes Chairmen, Presidents, CEOs, CFOs, Treasurers and other senior financial officers responsible for making investment and strategic business decisions at multinational companies and financial institutions. For more information please go to www.gfmag.com.

  • Islamic Banking Magazine

    Islamic Banking Magazine website www.islamicbankingmagazine.org, is a free scientific and cultural electronic magazine published in Arabic language, specializing in news, articles, reports, events and studies regarding Islamic banking, Islamic Capital markets in particular and Arab/Islamic Economics in general. The magazine is published by the Arab Islamic Center for Economical Research and Studies "AICERS.ORG", the magazine’s main focus is to support the Islamic banking and finance industry and the principles behind it.

  • Islaamic
    • Islamic Finance Navigator Ltd. is a boutique Shariah advisory firm headquartered in London, specialised in Islamic finance product structuring, training and research
      • Designing and structuring Islamic financial products: We have a strong track record of advising and structuring Shariah-compliant investment funds, indices, Sukuk, as well as Islamic banking and Takaful products
      • Research: We have recognised expertise in conducting research and feasibility studies
      • Training: We have widespread experience in providing training to leading financial institutions
    • Islamic Finance Navigator is an accredited training provider by:

    Chartered Institute for Management Accountants 

    Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments

    • First boutique to structure an Islamic equity fund in Morocco
  • Islamic Finance Information Service

    Islamic Finance Information Service (IFIS) is the premier news, research and data online service designed for the Shariah-compliant financial industry.

    Our readers not only receive the latest news stories on deals and developments in the market. They also enjoy the benefits of the most comprehensive sukuk, takaful and loans databases available, as well as latest research papers from top providers. IFIS captures the entire global sukuk market, with extensive coverage of both international and domestic issuance, as well as long and short term maturities.

    The market for Islamic finance continues to grow, and IFIS is the only Islamic finance information hub with a global scope. Subscribers to IFIS never miss a development in the market.

  • The Malaysian Reserve

    The Malaysian Reserve is an all business daily (Monday-Friday) first published on July 28th, 2007 in recognition of the fast moving and ever changing market environment. As a pro-business newspaper, it stresses on balanced reporting encompassing local and international news. The layout is uncluttered and designed to facilitate ease of reading.

    The Malaysian Reserve is targeted at senior and top management of organizations (the C-Suites), businessmen, policymakers, investors and high net worth individuals who are significantly powerful within their sphere of influence. It is also read by researchers, analysts and post graduate students.

    In 2012, The Malaysian Reserve aims to widen its reach to the growing Malaysian SME/SMI market where on Fridays the content is skewed towards SMEs /SMIs who are in need for SME related information.

  • Media Planet

    Media planet specialises in the production and distribution of content marketing campaigns covering a variety of key topics in the areas of health, business, finance, lifestyle, technology, corporate social responsibility, industry, and education.

    We provide our readers with insightful and educational editorial in the fields of their interest, designed to motivate them to take action. Our unique ability to pair the right leaders, with the right readers, in the right platforms, has made Media planet into a global powerhouse in content marketing over the last 11 years.

    We continue to explore and expand our network of partners and clients through the shared interest of providing our readers the best experience possible.

    On 23rd September, Media planet will launch the cross platform Islamic Finance campaign. Working in partnership with leading experts, the campaign will be launched through Islamicfinanceinfo.co.uk and a multipage report within the Guardian Newspaper.

  • Newsdesk Media

    Global media services organisation Newsdesk Media specialises in the production of high-calibre publications on behalf of prestigious public- and private-sector organisations worldwide.

    Established in 1997, the company works closely with governments, official organisations and corporate clients to deliver top-quality publications within its highly successful 'partnership publishing' model. Every Newsdesk Media publication combines compelling editorial and design with targeted distribution to ensure maximum impact.

    Alongside producing official publications for the African Union, Caricom and the governments of China, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Nigeria and Kazakhstan, the company is also responsible for the renowned G7, G8 and G20 publications circulated at every leaders' summit since 2005.

    Newsdesk Media is proud to be producing a special publication for the 10th WIEF, “Innovative Partnerships for Economic Growth” following last year's successful partnership for the ground-breaking 9th WIEF in London.

    To view the latest Newsdesk Media publications online, visit www.newsdesmedia.com

  • Oxford Business Group

    Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

    OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.

    OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.

  • Business Year

    The Business Year (TBY) is a leading provider of business investment consultancy services and publisher of yearly information resources on national economies and business environments. The Business Year provides accurate, timely and country-specific economic and business data.

    We meet with the country’s economic decision makers and business leaders to provide targeted information, in-depth analysis and strategic advice to the global business community on economic trends and investment opportunities. Written by experts based in country for months at a time who work closely with local business leaders and key stakeholders, our publications provide in-depth and authoritative analysis of the business community in the countries that we survey.

    The Business Year assesses trends and developments in all major economic sectors of the country, including real estate, telecoms, construction, finance, banking, tourism, industry, and energy and is one of the most comprehensive annual economic publications available internationally on the countries we cover.

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  • The-Prospect-logo

    The Prospect Group is a global media content provider. We produce and distribute high-quality online video content specifically targeted to the international business community. Our specialties are content creation, video production, and media distribution. Our team has worked with numerous leaders and innovators in the Islamic Financial Services industry for over a decade. We see a tremendous amount of opportunity for growth in this industry going forward. With foundations integrally linked to the real global economy and better guiding principles, the opportunities are limitless. We are looking for those at the forefront of this industry to act as leaders, diplomats, and envoys. Together, we can bring this industry to anyone, anywhere in the globe

  • erou

    Euromonitor International is the world’s leader in strategy research for consumer markets. Global coverage and leading edge innovation make our products essential for companies worldwide. From socio-economic context to intimate detail on the smallest products or markets, we offer unmatched detail and unbiased content for every region, country, category and channel. Euromonitor International is headquartered in London, with regional offices in Chicago, Singapore, Shanghai, Vilnius, Santiago, Dubai, Cape Town, Tokyo, Sydney, São Paulo and Bangalore, and has a network of over 800 analysts worldwide.

  • NEWS 24X7

    The24X7News Bahrain (www.twentyfoursevennews.com)*, which was launched in early 2011, has received an overwhelming response from the readers of this portal from across the 150 countries across the world, making it one of the fastest growing online news content providing platforms in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

    In April 2011, The24X7News concludes a syndication agreement with Hindustan Times Media Limited, the world’s second largest media conglomerate, for feeding stories for the HT Media Limited for distribution for its clients, principally in the US market.

    In 2011, The24X7News won the e-Content Award 2011. The e-Content Award, which held under the auspices of the UN every two years, decided by a jury comprised of experts from 34 countries, who met in Hong Kong, voted The 24X7 News as the best English Language portal in Bahrain.

    The24X7News Bahrain also concluded a news syndication agreement with Zaywa.com, the region’s most powerful news platform, exposing The 24X7 News to millions of readers daily.

    *The24X7News is a pioneering project of the Two Way Communication Company.

  • efinancelogo

    eFinancialCareers, a Dice Holdings Inc. service, is the world’s leading financial services careers website, and the place to go for financial careers and talent.

    eFinancialCareers provides finance professionals with the latest job opportunities, career information and invaluable industry insights they need to maximise their potential. The site connects them to roles within many of the world’s most respected financial organisations.

    Through its recruitment solutions eFinancialCareers provides financial services recruiters a vital competitive edge by enabling them to source the highly qualified professionals they need to achieve their strategic ambitions - quickly and efficiently.

    eFinancialCareers offers local websites in 19 markets across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the financial centres of the Middle East. click here

  • efinancelogo

    Capital Business Magazine is a B2B English monthly publication focusing on business best practices and is a publication accredited by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). It enjoys a sizable footprint in the Middle East on the strength of feature articles contributed by certified financial and business experts, as well as coverage of a broad spectrum of topics including banking, IT, oil & gas, real estate and construction, human capital, risk management, corporate finance and cash management, corporate governance, investments, IPOs, tools of trade and more. click here

  • efinancelogo

    Business Islamica: Launched in November 2006, Business Islamica is the first monthly magazine of its kind in the UAE, specifically covering all aspects of Islamic business and finance, both regionally and internationally. The magazine’s objective is to spearhead awareness initiatives, heighten knowledge of its core principles and practices, as well as feature the latest developments in this industry. Our editorial covers interviews with key industry leaders, case studies, and includes features on a wide range of topics such as; Islamic Banking, Wealth Management, Takaful (Islamic Insurance), Islamic Retail Finance, Marketing and Branding of Shari’ah-Compliant products, Regulatory Issues, Islamic Business Challenges and Risk Management. click here

  • Al iktesad walaamal

    Nominated as the leading Arab business publication in the region (according to Ipsos BES 2008, 2009, 2010), Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal magazine, and since 1979, is still the most comprehensive source of information on Pan-Arab business and economy, delivering relevant, in-depth and timely coverage of news you can use.

    With its 12 monthly regular issues and 15 special issues published with transparency and professionalism over the year, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal with 10% market share over all other 247 business publications in the region, is the right tool for a better understanding of major industries and country economies, as well as investment and business opportunities in the region.

  • Al Iqtisadi

    Aliqtisadi.com is a business news and information portal targeting Arab readers in the MENA region. It has 5 country websites, and includes specialized sections that help decisions makers and readers get information and news about the business scene in the region. It is published by Haykal Media, based in twofour54, the media zone of Abu Dhabi.” For more information, please visit our website: https://ae.aliqtisadi.com/

  • milestone

    milestone GRP specializes in producing top-tier business and investment publications focused on the world’s most vibrant economies and its fastest growing industries. Our in-depth books feature analytical and opinion pieces from top global experts in their field. Our contributors have included the likes of the World Bank, International Energy Agency, OECD, World Economic Forum, UNWTO, APEC, The Economist Intelligence Unit, and many more renowned thought leaders. To complement this expert coverage, milestone GRP’s teams also conduct face-to-face interviews with the country’s political leaders and business elite to get maximum exposure to the issues that matter and the people driving national, regional and global economies forward.

    For more information and to access all our publications for free: www.milestonegrp.co.uk




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