Recent Developments

14 July 2009

Emap Middle East, parent company of MEED, has added the Contax Market Intelligence (CMI) database - a web-based intelligence service that tracks and monitors energy, infrastructure and construction projects across the Middle East and North Africa region (Mena) - to its suite of high-value subscription products, in line with Emap’s active growth strategy in the region.

The investment, which augments and adds additional value and functionality to Emap’s existing MEED Projects product, the Middle East’s premium project tracking database, reaffirms MEED Projects’ market leader status in data information provision to the projects market throughout the Mena region.

“In these tough times, it is essential that our customers continue to receive the most comprehensive and accurate project information in real time from a trusted source in order to be aware of, and be able to respond to, upcoming business opportunities. Maintaining a competitive advantage is paramount to business survival,” says Richard Baker, chief executive officer of Emap Middle East.

The investment in CMI, following careful analysis of the project tracking market and customer needs, further establishes Emap’s regional presence as a trusted provider of business-to-business (B2B) information. MEED Projects is one element in the complementary suite of business products currently available under the MEED banner. It will now be delivered by a dedicated team of more than 30 researchers, journalists and business professionals currently tracking more than 5,000 live projects (minimum value $50m) throughout their lifecycle across the Mena region.

“Our investment in CMI is a real indication of our commitment to building our high-value information business in the region and offering our customers greater focus and a more complete and value-added suite of products. By making use of our analytical tools and expert project market knowledge, our customers are able to identify opportunities and plan more effectively and efficiently which, in turn, leads to better and more informed decision-making,” says Baker.

The addition of CMI is in line with Emap’s international growth strategy and works to the advantage of all Emap Middle East divisions: MEED magazine, MEED Events, MEED Insight and AME Info.

For more information please contact the MEED customer services team by email or call +971 (0) 4 390 0049.

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