BNC Publishing to host GM Leaders Conference

Hotel News Middle East, part of BNC Publishing, is set to host the second edition of the GM Leaders Conference on May 16, 2016 at the St. Regis Dubai. The half day conference will be presented by Broadcaster, Presenter and Journalist Stephen Marney and will cover topics as well as developments specific to the hotel industry. Rikan General Trading will be the presenting sponsor for the event, with other sponsors including; Unique Precise International, TSSC, Assa Abloy and Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management.

“In today’s business environment, where we face challenges posed by de-valued currencies, low oil prices and huge levels of supply, it is even more important for the industry to gather and discuss business strategies and best practice,” says Melanie Mingas, Group Editor, BNC Publishing. “We have a line-up of fantastic speakers from across the industry and we are incredibly excited for them to share their insight with our delegates.”


TRACCS appoints new VP of Strategy and Development

MENA-based public relations network, has appointed Stephen Marney as Vice President of Strategy and Development. With over 30 years media, communications and business consultancy experience Stephen has will be developing TRACCS’ existing and future portfolio of products and services, revamping its ENRICH suite of training programs and enhancing the internal communications and strategic business advisory practices.

Stephen will directly report to the CEO, Mohamed Al Ayed and brings with him extensive experience in the MENA Region and corporate management and development expertise.

“MENA is one of the world’s fastest growing regions in terms of PR and with the proliferation of agencies in the region and especially in some key markets, 2016 is going to be the year of thinking beyond the realm of possibilities for us at TRACCS,” says Mohamed Al Ayed, CEO, TRACCS. “Growth doesn’t necessarily have to evolve out of innovation; sometimes structured advancement of the existing offering can transform an organizations competitive approach and performance, setting it apart from the rest of the industry players.”

Stephen adds, “I am excited about this new challenge and I am confident that I can draw upon my 16 years of experience in the region, working with a diverse portfolio of clients across various industries including media, to make strategic business enhancements within TRACCS. I am extremely happy to join the region’s largest PR network and work closely with its senior leadership, turning obstacles into challenges, challenges into opportunities and opportunities into successes.”