DUBAI – Forbes Middle East is set to host a glittering gala dinner for the Top 500 Companies in the Arab World 2014, celebrating the passion and dynamism of the publically listed companies that continue to inject success into the region’s economy.
The VIP event will be held on June 17, 2014, in the lavish Godolphin Ballroom at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai. The evening will include a prestigious awards ceremony, recognizing the companies that are cultivating homegrown Arab success and placing it on the international stage.
Set in Dubai’s downtown area, the business hub of the city, the occasion will be attended by senior figures from a broad range of sectors. This year, industries represented include financial services, oil and gas, telecommunications, real estate and construction, retail, transport, healthcare, investment, energy, banking, insurance, hotels and tourism and petrochemicals.
The ranking of the Top 500 Companies in the Arab World builds on FORBES’ renowned Global 2000 list, which highlights the most successful publically-listed companies across the globe. Those with a keen eye will notice a number of new entries this year as Middle Eastern business talent continues to proliferate.
Commenting on the rankings and upcoming event, Mrs. Khuloud Al Omian, Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Middle East, said: “We are witnessing an exciting time in the region’s business landscape and the Top 500 Companies in the Arab World 2014 reflects this. Once again, we are seeing regional companies – and the people behind them – excel, pushing money, innovation and talent into the growing Middle Eastern economy. Forbes Middle East is honored to be able to mark this pertinent time with the unveiling of our 2014 ranking at this exclusive event and awards ceremony.”
Those in attendance of the gala dinner will include Mr. Osman Sultan, CEO, Emirates Integrated Telecom (du); Mr. Nafel Mohammad Eisa Al-Hathal, Chairman, YIACO Medical; and Mr. Tasdique Pasha, EVP Insurance, Oman Insurance Co.
Forbes Middle East is proud to collaborate with title sponsor, The Investor for Securities Company for the occasion. Hayssam El-Masri, the company’s Advisor to the Board of Directors, says, “We are honored to join Forbes Middle East in recognizing our homegrown businesses who continue to place the region on an international platform. It is through the vision and leadership of these companies that the Middle East has become a leading business destination and The Investor for Securities Company is proud to be a part of that story.” Other esteemed partners include Al Tayyar Travel Group, Janabi Group, Elite Executive Services, Elegant Resorts and Skyline University College, Emirates Airline, HMG, The American Hospital, Montegrappa, Sprüngli, DMTV and Dubai Eye 103.8.