TBY LAUNCHES ABU DHABI 2015

International research firm The Business Year is pleased to announce the publication of The Business Year: Abu Dhabi 2015, the company's third annual publication on the Emirate's economy, produced in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Economy.

Abu Dhabi 2015 is an extensive review of the Emirate's economy, which features more than 150 interviews with industry leaders, covering sectors ranging from diplomacy through to tourism, as well as expert analysis on key projects, investments, and market trends.

The publication is directed at the international business community, to draw attention to the thriving Abu Dhabi economy, which is being guided away from being reliant on hydrocarbons, moving toward a knowledge-based, diversified economy due to careful planning and clear direction.

Betül Çakaloğlu, Regional Director of TBY, said: “There is no better time to be covering the economic shifts in the UAE's capital and largest Emirate. We are privileged to have the support, through our partnership with the Ministry of Economy, which helps us access cutting-edge information. This latest edition represents the key projects and current trends as well as highlighting the ever-present strengths of Abu Dhabi, in energy and the metal industries."

The publication was opened with a foreword from HH Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, while it also featured interviews with prominent individuals including: Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADNOC; HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research; Ahmad Julfar, CEO of Etisalat; and HE Prof. Maha Taysir Baraka, Director General of HAAD.

The edition features guest speakers, namely; M.R Pridiyathorn Devakula, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, and James Michel, President of the Republic of Seychelles, on their respective bilateral relationships with Abu Dhabi.

M.R Pridiyathorn Devakula said: “The UAE is not only our primary trade partner in the Middle East, but was our fifth largest trading partner worldwide in 2013, with a trade volume exceeding $20bn for the first time in history."

The interviews are structured around chapters covering the main sectors of the economy: diplomacy, economy, finance, energy, industry, tourism, transport, real estate and construction, agriculture, health, education, and ICT, media, and telecoms. TBY's research articles provide the reader with vital facts and figures—at both the macroeconomic and microeconomic levels—as well as highlight specific projects, investments, and opportunities.

Throughout the publication, the editors focus upon pertinent areas of the economy and write in-depth articles. 2015 included focuses on 2015 as The Year of Innovation, Khalifa Port and its exponential development, as well as the growing film industry and culture.

The publication concludes with an executive guide, delivered by Merali's Chartered Accountants, which provides an accountancy framework for foreign companies interested in developing their business within the Emirate.

TBY's interviewees, readers, and partners comprise an international network of thought-leaders helping to define the future of the global economy. In addition to widely circulated digital versions available on iPad, iPhone, and Android applications, physical copies reach over 97,700 subscribers worldwide.