PLATINUM SPONSOR

For more than six decades, IBM Middle East & Pakistan has played a vital role in shaping the information technology landscape of the region. Today, IBM is part of the region’s technological fabric, solving real-world business and societal challenges, through its offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Pakistan, and also a diversity of centres across the region.

Within the region, IBM currently has groundbreaking initiatives in cloud computing, analytics, mobile, security, as well as nanotechnology, eGovernment, healthcare and many more, collaborating with leading educational institutes and governments. IBM supports hundreds of clients drive transformation through technology, contributes to regional research & development programs and has an active Corporate Service Corps (CSC) program.

Reinvention is a keyword in the company’s history and, today, IBM is much more than a “hardware, software, services” company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company.

BRONZE SPONSOR

eventsLT is a full-service agency based in the United Arab Emirates, specialised in the delivery of 360-degree management and event solutions to a number of industries and having its prime focus on MARCOMMs, Event Management & Promotions, Conferences and Exhibitions.

Our philosophy is based on knowledge transfer, customer relationship management, loyalty, commitment to deliver excellence and achieve top results.

With over 15 years experience in international business events, conferences and trade shows, our services will complement your efforts to deliver successful events in the Middle East.

OFFICIAL REGIONAL PARTNER

For two decades, Gulf Marketing Review (GMR) has been the most trusted source of marketing and media intelligence in the region, mastering a blend of analysis, research and insight to deliver the very best of news from multiple marketing disciplines. It continues to provide critical business information to blue chip businesses and high-net-worth decision makers through its combination of research, analysis, features, interviews and news tailored to clients, media owners and their agencies operating across the Mena region.

GMR’s partnership with the prestigious international Effie Awards marks a major milestone in the history of marketing in the Middle East. The initiative brings a broader international dimension to marketing in the Middle East while launching the Effies into one of the most dynamic emerging markets in the world. The Effie Mena Awards are a testament to GMR’s editorial credentials as the region’s most highly respected marketing magazine.

OFFICIAL BUSINESS MEDIA PARTNER

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.

OFFICIAL BROADCASTER

Dubai Channels Network ‘DCN’ comprises a number of TV, radio and digital channels, under its umbrella including: Dubai TV, Sama Dubai, Dubai One, Dubai Sports, Dubai Racing, Dubai Zaman, Dubai Drama,  Noor Dubai TV, Noor Dubai Radio, and Dubai Radio, that launched as culmination of over 40 years march in television service in the United Arab Emirates.

In the framework of a clear vision, objectives and integrated plan, DCN channels are working to provide high-quality media content, each according to its competence and in accordance with a comprehensive strategy to meet the aspirations of all segments of the public in various categories and ages.

Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) achieved through its multiple media channels (press, radio and TV) remarkable success and prestigious status on the level of media in the Arab world and reached a maximum number of viewers regionally and internationally owing to its creative, meaningful and relevant content that always strives to embody the spirit of originality and modernity.

KNOWLEDGE PARTNER

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council is the only global network of executives specifically dedicated to high-level knowledge exchange, thought leadership and personal relationship building among senior corporate marketing leaders and brand decision-makers across a wide range of global industries. The CMO Council’s 10,000+ members control more than $450 billion in aggregated annual marketing expenditures and run complex, distributed marketing and sales operations worldwide. In total, the CMO Council and its strategic interest communities include more than 35,000 global executives in more than 110 countries covering multiple industries, segments and markets. Regional chapters and advisory boards are active in the Americas, Europe,

The CMO Council’s 10,000+ members control more than $450 billion in aggregated annual marketing expenditures and run complex, distributed marketing and sales operations worldwide. In total, the CMO Council and its strategic interest communities include more than 35,000 global executives in more than 110 countries covering multiple industries, segments and markets. Regional chapters and advisory boards are active in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, India and Africa.

The council’s strategic interest groups include the Coalition to Leverage and Optimize Sales Effectiveness (CLOSE), Mobile Relationship Marketing (MRM) Strategies, LoyaltyLeaders.org, CMOCIOAlign.org, Marketing Supply Chain Institute, Customer Experience Board, Digital Marketing Performance Institute, GeoBranding Center and the Forum to Advance the Mobile Experience (FAME).

MEDIA PARTNER

Khaleej Times Online is the global face of the newspaper on the internet. The newspaper stepped into the digital medium with the launch of Khaleej Times online. The online version is not just a transcript of the print version. It reaches out to a targeted readership both at home and abroad, who are interested in news and information both about the UAE as well as the Middle East at large.

It has carved its own niche brand equity and is one of the websites in the Middle East with the largest number of hits. Apart from focusing on news from the UAE and the Middle East, it also provides many value-added and interactive features which are exclusive to the Online edition.

Digital Agency Network (DAN) focuses on collaboration, knowledge-sharing, business support and exploration. DAN is a global network of carefully selected, highly talented, independently operated marketing & communications agencies with digital DNA.

DAN’s mission is to provide platforms and various tools to support member agencies’ businesses and enhance the intelligence, expertise, reach and effectiveness of the members through knowledge sharing and collaboration. All member agencies are amongst the market leaders in their respective countries in terms of creativity, with an impressive portfolio of campaigns and awards.

Today, there are 300+ DAN member agencies operating in 36 cities worldwide.

CMO Asia is dedicated to high-level knowledge Exchange through Leadership & Networking amongst senior CMOs and brand decision makers across industry segments.