Georgina Wilson-Powell to step down at CPI Media

Georgina Wilson-Powell has announced she will step down at CPI Media Group at the end of next week. Having worked at CPI Media Group as Group Editor since November 2011, launching Hospitality Business Middle East in 2012 and Lonely Planet Traveller Middle East in 2013, Georgina is giving up her newly appointed position as Group Managing Editor to travel before returning to the UK.

“It’s been a wonderful couple of years working with CPI Media Group launching some really dynamic and different titles to the market,” says Georgina. “I’m very proud of all I’ve achieved with the company but after six years in Dubai it’s time to slowly make my way back to the UK.”

Georgina will be available for freelance work on print and digital titles, with a focus on travel and lifestyle.

BBC Good Food winners announced

The fourth annual BBC Good Food Middle East Awards took place on Wednesday evening at The Address, Dubai Marina. New category winners included Best New Restaurant, Doha, which was awarded to Market by Jean Georges, W Doha Hotel & Residences, Best Seafood Restaurant, which went to Bice Mare, and Best Experiential Dining, which was awarded to The Act Dubai.

“This year’s awards were a resounding success, with everyone who attended – not just the winners – having had a great time,” says Sudeshna Ghosh, Editor of BBC Good Food Middle East magazine. “The results were a mix of some surprise winners as well as some long-time favourites coming out on top.”

For a full list of winners, visit

New Editor joins Mother, Baby & Child magazine

Dina Maaty has today joined Mother, Baby & Child magazine as Editor, superseding Zaina Shihabi, who stepped down last month after relocating to Liverpool. With over five years of experience in the media industry, Dina has previously held both editorial and PR roles in leading lifestyle publications and government communication hubs in the US, Qatar and Egypt.

“I am delighted to join this publication which has been helping women in the UAE make a smooth transition into the world of parenting and motherhood,” says Dina. “I look forward to presenting readers with more quality content as expected from a magazine of this calibre.”

Website revamp for Mother, Baby & Child magazine

CPI’s popular parenting magazine Mother, Baby and Child, is revamping its website, which should be unveiled by the end of October.

“We’re really excited about this revamp as we are hoping to serve our clients and readers more efficiently,” says Zaina Shihabi, Editor of Mother, Baby & Child.  “The new website will be user-friendly and contain all the informations mums and families need.”