TBY SIGNS MOU WITH UAE MINISTRY OF ECONOMY

Abu Dhabi, February 11, 2015—The UAE Ministry of Economy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the international business research company The Business Year (TBY) to support the publication of The Business Year: Abu Dhabi 2015 as research partner.

His Excellency Eng. Mohamed Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Economy, signed the agreement with Betül Çakaloğlu, TBY Regional Director. The macroeconomic publication will be released in 2Q2015. With a circulation of 97,700 printed copies, the publication will be distributed extensively, both locally and internationally.

The Business Year: Abu Dhabi 2015 will feature interviews with key decision makers from Abu Dhabi's public and private sectors, in addition to high-level guest speakers from foreign governments. Featuring extensive analysis of the macro-economic trends in the Emirate, the content will include sections on diplomacy, economy, finance, energy, real estate and construction, transport, health, education, agriculture, and tourism and sport.

Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Eng. Mohamed Al Shehhi said, “The 2015 edition of The Business Year: Abu Dhabi will highlight the capital city's achievements at all levels, articulating the UAE Government's determination to diversify its economy in line with the goals outlined in the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.

“Through our partnership with The Business Year, the Ministry of Economy aims to support the contents of the publication with accurate data and statistics related to economic developments in Abu Dhabi. Our inputs will help provide a comprehensive snapshot of Abu Dhabi for potential investors, and for business professionals considering opportunities in the Emirate and the UAE at large."

The Business Year's decision to release the 2015 Abu Dhabi edition follows the successful response to the previous year's publication, which positioned TBY as the most comprehensive English-language review on Abu Dhabi's economy published internationally to date.

Speaking on behalf of TBY, Betül Çakaloğlu said, “We hope that TBY's Abu Dhabi publications will serve as a ready reckoner and go-to platform for key decision makers across all sectors of the local economy in Abu Dhabi. In addition, the publication provides a unique opportunity for industry thought leaders to share their insights with the global business community and communicate with international investors. This agreement aligns our goals with the macro-economic development goals of the Emirate, and we look forward to our continued collaboration with the Ministry of Economy in stepping up the research and knowledge sectors in the UAE."

TBY's business intelligence publications have been applauded by top executives, policy makers, and international media all around the world, including representatives from the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, the World Economic Forum, the International Finance Corporation, and the Asian Development Bank.