The Advertising Business Group (ABG) has a significant role to play in today’s fast-changing media environment and difficult economic conditions. Our primary objectives of improving standards and providing one voice for the industry within the GCC are more important than ever.
Improving effectiveness and accountability is imperative in a challenging business environment. The ABG will continue to drive meaningful changes within the region’s advertising industry by creating a shared understanding of responsible advertising, increased transparency, providing a platform to work together as one group, sharing best global practices and developing our marketing talent.
We invite you to join the ABG and maximize benefit through a collective voice with your peers in advertising and marketing. With your support, we look forward to delivering much-needed change within our industry. ABG is open for both advertisers and agencies.
Website - http://www.abg-me.com/
Brand Owners Protection Group
In 2005 a group of those alarmed at the continuous illicit replication of genuine goods and interested in the enforcement of intellectual property rights joined hands to form “The Brand Owners’ Protection Group”.
The Brand Owners’ Protection Group (BPG) ,a non – profit organization aims to use all legal means at its disposal to achieve improvement in the brand protection environment across the Gulf Region. The group focuses on education of the business community, consumers, media and interaction/collaboration with authorities – local, regional, and international – to strengthen the enforcement of those laws governing illicit trade in all its forms.
Website - http://gulfbpg.com/
Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group
Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG) is the largest trade body for Dubai’s jewellery industry with around 600 members representing all sectors of the trade; including bullion, gold and diamond jewellery manufacturing, wholesale & retail of jewellery, precious metals, diamond and pearl. The Group was formed under the directives and Guidance of Dubai Department of Economic Development in the year 1996. From being a group of Jewellery retailers who came together to support the first edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival back in 1996, today the Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group has grown to a prestigious trade body committed to developing and sustaining Dubai’s status as the ‘City of Gold’ and ‘The Jewellery Destination of the World’. DGJG represents the interests of the trade through liaising with government organizations and spearheading various member beneficial initiatives. The Group acts as a one-stop-centre to provide solutions to the industry grievances; often acts as an intermediary between various government authorities and the trade.
Website - http://dubaicityofgold.com/
Dubai Travel & Tour Agents Group
Established in 2004, the Dubai Travel and Tour Agents Group or DTTAG was formed to create an environment conducive for interaction among travel trade members and the achievement of business objectives. To induce positive and open interaction among members, to promote and foster cooperation, goodwill and better understanding within and outside the area of the group.
DTTAG wish to ensure that the interests of the travel trade are represented at the highest level to government bodies such as DTCM; DCCI as well as airlines, IATA, Car Hire companies and other suppliers and partners. To communicate, implement and enforce agreements on charges and activities.
We will take up complaints by agents against other agents and mediate. We will share best practices and negotiate on behalf of agents with airlines, GDS provider’s car hire companies etc. We will provide subsidized industry training for members on a regular basis. We will seek to enhance bottom line figures by ensuring a fair return for work performed on behalf of both clients and principals alike. Overall we will seek to protect and promote the mutual interests of our members, combat unfair competition and promote the integrity & patronage of DTTAG members.
Website - http://www.dttag.com/
Emirates Environment Group
The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) is a non-governmental professional working group founded in 1991 in Dubai, UAE. EEG is composed of corporate members, federal and local government agencies, reputed regional and international institutions, universities, colleges and schools, as well as students, individuals and families. With more than 2,000 volunteers from across UAE, EEG considered as one of the most active environmental NGO's in the region. Its office is in Jumeirah, Dubai.
Website - https://www.eeg-uae.org
Food & Beverage Manufacturing Business Group
Food & Beverage Manufacturing Business Group
Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group
The Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group [FERG] is a non-profit organization based on the initiative of the Central Bank of UAE. FERG comprises of companies engaged in the business of money exchange and remittances, from large-sized companies with over 100 branches, to single-branch outlets to join a common platform and work towards mutual benefits.
The initiative to form the Foreign Exchange & Remittance Group (FERG) started back in 2003 when some of the largest leading exchange companies decided to come together and hold regular meetings in order to discuss the current market situations, opportunities and threats facing this industry. This initiative gained momentum with the Central Bank Governor calling a meeting of all leading exchange companies in January 2004, to discuss all challenges facing this industry. One of the important outcomes of this meeting with the Governor was the initiation of the Steering Committee, comprising of ten leading exchange companies, which relentlessly worked towards connecting the majority of UAE’s exchange companies to a common platform.
Over the next couple of years, the Steering Committee held regular meetings and took up issues with various regulatory and government authorities such as the Central Bank of the UAE, Reserve Bank of India, Dubai Police, Human Resources Committee for Emiratization and others, with an objective to facilitate easier operational norms and create an improved business environment for UAE’s money exchange. Over time, more exchange companies joined the Committee as Rotating Members to strengthen it and make it more flexible.
The efforts of the Committee to register the Foreign Exchange & Remittance Group (FERG) were successful with its registration in Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry in October 2008.
FERG’s first General Body meeting was held on 29th November 2008. The number of members has since grown to 70 and aggregately covers more than 90 percent of all money exchange and remittance business in the UAE. Meetings of the Representative Committee and its members are held at regular intervals.
FERG is registered with Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the body concerned with patronizing and supporting various activities of the private sector in the United Arab Emirates.
Website - http://www.ferguae.org/
Lawyers and Legal Advisors Business Group
Lawyers and Legal Advisors Business Group
Printing & Publishing Group
Printing & Publishing Group
Supply Chain & Logistics Group
Headquartered in Dubai (UAE), Supply Chain & Logistics Group (SCLG) is a membership driven industry business group engaged in advancing supply chain & logistics industry locally, regionally and globally. SCLG currently has a membership base of 200+ corporate organizations and is growing.
SCLG is a purpose based organization delivering values through bringing policy-centric discussion, connection, communication, collaboration, creation, motivation, empowerment and encouragement to individuals, organizations industry and economy. SCLG engages in supporting and conducting industry-centric conferences, roundtables, educational awareness, site visits and supports publications and co-ordination of magazines and research notes aimed at growth and innovation of organizations.
Founded in Dubai, the smart and green city of innovation, SCLG is expanding globally by launching and supporting the development of international chapters. These international chapters are formed and grown by international advisors.
SCLG is continuously striving to encourage adoption of best practices for innovation, visibility, sustainability, technology adoption and social accountability through its various roundtables, forums, technical workshops, training, conferences.
Website - http://www.sclgme.org/
The Fragrance Foundation Arabia
Fragrance Foundation Arabia was founded on the 27th of October 2008 by signing the license agreement with Rochelle Bloom and Miss Mary Ellen Lapsansky, president and vice-president of The Fragrance Foundation US in Dubai, invited by Mr. Shahzad Haider, Chairman and Mrs. Grit Pannier, President of Fragrance Foundation Arabia.
The Fragrance Foundation headquartered in NYC was established in 1949 by six industry leaders affiliated with the legendary fragrance houses Elizabeth Arden, Coty, Guerlain, Helena Rubenstein, Chanel and Perfumes Weil, to develop educational programs about the importance and pleasures of fragrance for the American public. Today the Fragrance Foundation has become an international source for historic, cultural, scientific and industry related reference materials. The Foundation maintains one of the most extensive prints and video fragrance libraries in the world. It publishes educational and sales training materials. The Foundation produces videos and consumer publications and holds seminars and symposia for its members as well as for the international fragrance industry.
Website - http://www.fragrancefoundationarabia.org/
CEO Clubs Network
EO Clubs UAE is a chapter of CEO Clubs Network the World Largest Business Networking Club, an over three decade old by invitation only membership organization. CEO Clubs UAE exclusive members get connected with over 16,000 CEO’s & High Executives from all industries in UAE and Worldwide.
Over the past few decades the CEO Clubs have attracted members from Prominent local & International business communities including government organizations.
Texmas”– Textile Merchants Group is the apex body of Dubai wholesale textile merchants. Established in year 1990, the formation of “Texmas” in the middle of the last decade was itself a landmark development for the textile trade in the UAE. “Texmas” offers its members in the UAE a platform to interface with the local government and its relevant bodies to enable bilateral cooperation to enhance and improve the reach of the textile trade industry. “Texmas” consists of 460 member organizations and collectively represent a trade network across more than 45 countries. In year 2010, it was estimated that textile trade in the UAE was valued at AED 12 billion.
Texmas is a registered body with Dubai Economic Department. The organization’s mandate and responsibility lies in enhancing and improving the smooth and steady flow of business in the trade, offering services such as Arbitration Services- assisting its members to resolve disputes amicably, acting as the link between the Trade and Government, and redressing the various problems of its members.