The company began operations in
1979 with Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal, a pan-Arab business and economic
magazine covering the public and private sectors. The magazine was a
pioneer in this endeavor and quickly gained favor among decision-makers
in the region for providing an alternative to Arab readers with its
audience-specific coverage. A subsequent goal of founder and general
manager, Mr. Raouf Abou-Zaki, was to use this medium as a means of
furthering direct ties with regional and international communities
In the early 1990's, the company launched a new business
line of conferences and exhibitions to foster investment in the region.
Among the first of these was the Arab Investment and Capital Markets
conference, the regional success of which spurred a series of other
topical conferences that cemented the Group’s reputation as the foremost
planner and marketer of investment conferences in the region.
Thanks to 34 years of insight into Arab
economies and a vast network of field specialists, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal
group has gained substantial expertise in predicting development and
investment trends, offering in depth and up to date analysis and
coverage of the latest business issues in the region, as well as
providing the needed platform to bring together businesses in the Arab
economies and to expand business relations internationally.
Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group is an independent, private company with a
shareholder base of 45 leading businesses, corporations and investors
from 10 Arab countries. The group encompasses a number of business
divisions that include 4 publications and an event management and
Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group has been responding to the Arab world's need
for regional and country-specific conferences designed to join private
companies and policy-makers in promoting regional development. The
Group's conferences and exhibitions promote regional investment, foster
economic ties and create networking opportunities for Arab and
Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal group organizes
15 conferences per year on average in the Middle East, North Africa and
Europe. Conference topics are chosen to be timely and relevant to the
issues concerning the industry or country in question. Selected speakers
are made up of prominent leaders from the public and private sectors,
such as ministers, central bank governors, top executives, analysts and
independent business entrepreneurs. Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal conferences
are designed to join private companies and policy makers to promote
regional development and offer a one of its kind network opportunity for
entrepreneurs and business leaders across the MENA region.
conferencing division also provides event-planning and marketing
solutions for private companies holding new product launchings, seminars
or meetings. Our solutions include media and PR campaigns, set and
graphic design, special issue publication and other communication
Events are well publicized and promoted through prominent media
tools as best appropriate for the event at hand, offering sponsors a
targeted promotion of their corporate messages.
are limited ensuring a valuable coverage and attention for each sponsor
Events are attended by the highest level of VIP figures,
presenting sponsors an excellent opportunity not only to network but
also to raise awareness of their corporate image in these exclusive
Event sponsors can benefit from a complementary
exhibiting space that provides added targeted exposure.
Event sponsors are given an opportunity to conduct business
meeting with other sponsoring or participating corporations who are
looking to learn, invest or work in the field.
can benefit from the included branding and advertizing opportunities
Acquiring up-to-date knowledge from experts in various
industries on the latest economic developments affecting your
Benefiting from the vast experience and business
strategies of leading regional and international business figures for
handling economic successes, hurdles and obstacles.
firsthand knowledge on the current available investment opportunities
Interacting with high profile speakers including ministers of
prominent sectors central bank governors, as well as prominent leaders
from the private sector.
Benefiting from the service of
bilateral meetings (arranged upon request).