Mena Region


As part of its efforts to rejuvenate the network’s creative vision and consolidate management practices across the MENA network, the Y&R Group recently organized a week-long focused review meetings in Dubai. Led by Ramzy Abou-Ezzedine CEO – Y&R Group MENA, in the presence of David Sable - Global CEO, Y&R and Tony Granger - Global Chief Creative Officer for Y&R, the meetings sought to reflect on the best works executed under the banner of individual MENA offices, as well as renew the Group’s collective commitment towards the MENA region in general, and each individual operation

First ecosystem-backed tech startup accelerator, Speed@BDD, launches in Beirut

Bader, Berytech Fund II, IM Capital, Lebanon for Entrepreneurs (LFE), and MEVP Impact announced the launch of tech accelerator Speed@BDD in Beirut on the 29th of July 2015.

Speed@BDD is Lebanon’s only Y Combinator-style accelerator, and it is intended to be a collaborative effort among Lebanon’s leading investment funds and entrepreneurship support organizations to build an elite community for top-notch startups.

Five NGOs Receive Grants from City Centre Beirut as Part of the “Art of C” Initiative

Beirut, November,2014: After having the opportunity to be a part of the “Art of C” social initiative, five local NGOs operating in different fields, gathered at the Mall to receive grants from City Centre Beirut, the one stop destination for fashion and entertainment. The groundbreaking initiative that combined art and the community entailed the selection of five Lebanese artists who work on various forms of art, to create beautiful pieces out of the Mall’s trademark “C”.

IMPACT Fund signing ceremony: a milestone event

Lebanon’s largest Venture Capital fund, the first to comply with Banque du Liban Intermediate Circular 331, now set to boost Lebanon’s profile as a launching pad for global High Tech success stories
Beirut, October 24, 2014 – The signing ceremony of the IMPACT Fund occurred on October 24, 2014, representing a major milestone for Lebanon’s Venture Capital scene.

Free workshops and expert educational events set to boost visitors to “The Big 5 Kuwait”

September 15, 2014 - Visitors to The Big 5 Kuwait will get more than they bargained for at a typical trade show, thanks to a host of new educational features introduced by the organizer, dmg events Middle East.

Working in conjunction with its local partner, Kuwait International Fairs, the company has added three knowledge events to its show programme, including a day-long FM congress, in addition to certified workshops.