Arabia Monitor is delighted to be a Cooperation Partner of the Annual Global Female Leaders Summit which brings together high-achieving leaders from all over the world. It gives focus to new ways of thinking and presents aspects we think we already understand from a new and unfamiliar perspective. This summit enables women to start a dialogue; women who shape their societies and their organisations – women who make their mark. The Global Female Leaders summit covers a wide range of aspects, from the vital questions of the world economy to initiatives which demonstrate exemplary actions in times of crisis. It directs attention to new markets and fields of action for companies and regions, enables the joint exploration of visions and strategies, and extends the boundaries of previous knowledge.

For further details on the event, and the programme, please click here.


Arabia Monitor is delighted to be an Official Supporter of the first Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (IHTIC), taking place 7-8 February at the Parsian Evin Hotel, Tehran.

IHTIC will attract an international audience of senior figures and decision-makers involved in all aspects of hotel and tourism investment in Iran. The conference will focus on hotel development and tourism attraction in Iran. Join us in Tehran and hear from the regions industry experts on the opportunities available in the region, find out what lessons they have learnt about doing business in the country and how they have overcome development and operational challenges.

Find out how government is stimulating foreign investment into the country, what incentives and projects are available.

For further details on the event, and the programme, please click here.


Arabia Monitor is delighted to announce that members of the Arab Bankers Association of North America (ABANA) now receive a 10% discount on all its subscription options, available here. ABANA is a New York-based professional association that has been an important bridge between the financial sectors in North America and the Middle East and North Africa for 30 years. Arabia Monitor members who join ABANA will benefit from preferential access to an important networking platform in the US and direct contact to industry leaders.

For latest events and more details please visit www.arabbankers.org

ABANA promotes global exchange and acts as a forum for policy discussions that enhance understanding of the business culture and capital flows between North America and the MENA region.

As Arabia Monitor becomes the first independent research provider on MENA accessible in Chinese, to deliver local insights on MENA trade and investment for Chinese businesses, we are deligthed to announce our knowledge partnership with the Institute for West Asian & African Studies Chinese Academy for Social Sciences (IWAAS).

IWAAS is the largest research institution and think tank in China on Middle Eastern & African Studies. Its members and readers will be able to benefit from Arabia Monitor as a local resource for insights and analysis on MENA economies and markets.

For more details please visit iwaas.cass.cn

IWAAS is a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive research institute,focusing on political and economic development issues, in addition to international relations throughout 73 countries and regions in the Middle East and Africa. Arabia Monitor is an official resource for the Institute. Recent events include:
Expanding China’s Soft Power: Chinese art in Africa
March 11, 2014

In 2012, Arabia Monitor became the first independent MENA research firm accessible in Chinese. Our partnership with Caixin Media, one of the leading Chinese media groups dedicated to providing financial and business news and information through periodicals, online content, mobile apps, conferences, books and TV/video programs.

Arabia Monitor has now become the preeminent expert for Caixin on MENA issues. You can view our Chief Economist’s official blog on Caixin in English and Chinese here

For more details please visit english.caixin.com

Caixin Media aims to blaze a trail that helps traditional media prosper in the new media age through integrated multimedia platforms. Some recent collaborations between Arabia Monitor and Caixin include:
Caixin’s monthly China Reform Magazine publishes Arabia Monitor article – “The Arab Spring 3 years on: Navigating the vortex”

There is a tendency to paint the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with a broad brush, but the economic and political outlook for different MENA countries varies widely. In our view, Post-Arab Spring, MENA can be categorized into three groups characterised by the uprisings’ impact on politics and economics.

Read the full article in Chinese


Saudi Arabia is China’s largest trading partner in MENA, capturing almost a quarter of Chinese trade with the region. As oil interdependence between both economies grows and as opportunities beyond oil including in petrochemicals, infrastructure and industry arise, we expect trade and investment between China and Saudi Arabia to move from strength to strength. In this spirit, Arabia Monitor is delighted to announce its partnership with the COCC in Saudi Arabia.

As part of this partnership, Arabia Monitor members interested in doing business with Chinese firms in Saudi Arabia can benefit from privileged access to the COCC. In turn, COCC members who subscribe to Arabia Monitor receive exclusive content on Sino-Saudi business and investment in addition to a 10% discount on all its subscription options, available here.

For more details please visit www.saudi-cocc.net

The COCC mission is to support the strengthening of Sino-Saudi relations through policy implementation and trade delegations, while Arabia Monitor’s research provides insights into unfolding trends impacting the business and investor community.

At present, there are almost 100 Chinese enterprises and over 20,000 Chinese people working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  With the leadership of the Commercial Counselor’s Office of the Embassy, Contact Office of Chinese Companies in Saudi Arabia (COCC) was established in March 2010.  It already boasts of 60 members, among which are the biggest, the most powerful and the most successful China enterprises in Saudi, including two enterprises ranking in the top ten among the World Top 500 Enterprises, together with other world leading enterprises in petrochemical, communication, railway construction as well as cement plant construction industries.

As the leading resource for Chinese businesses on the MENA region, Arabia Monitor has partnered with CCPIT BizMatch in China to facilitate trade and exchange ties. CCPIT members now receive a 10% discount on all Arabia Monitor subscription options, availablehere. CCPIT BizMatch is a website providing online services for enterprises from China and overseas. Arabia Monitor members can showcase their products, get trade information and data, attend CCPIT events and find business partners in China for free.

For more details please visit www.bizmatch.ccpit.org


Arabia Monitor is delighted to announce the partnership with Gulfinfo to provide locally informed insights on economic and market analysis for its audience. Gulfinfo.cn members now receive a 10% discount on all Arabia Monitor subscription options, available here.

Gulfinfo.cn is one of the most active Chinese platforms providing information on the Gulf for investors and exhibitors. It cooperates with more than 38 event organisers to support more than 180 exhibitions and events in the MENA region. Arabia Monitor members could benefit from Gulfinfo’s expertise in exhibitions and events, and link with Chinese exhibitors through the platform.

For more details, please visit: www.gulfinfo.cn


Arabia Monitor is delighted to partner with the Arab Awards 2014 to promote Arabian excellence in the World. Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden, Arabia Monitor CEO, will be joining the panel of judges to select this year’s award winners.

The Arab Awards recognise outstanding achievements from within the global Arab community. Open to individuals born in or with direct family origin from any of the Arab league countries, The Arab Awards highlight exceptional achievement across all disciplines of life from business to the arts, sport, culture and public service, rewarding success from across the world.

The high profile Awards ceremony will be held at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane London on 14 October 2014 and is expected to attract an exceptional list of guests to gather, support and celebrate worldwide Arab excellence.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.thearabawards.com


As the leading resource for Chinese businesses on the MENA region, Arabia Monitor has partnered as an exclusive MENA knowledge partner with ChinaGoAbroad, a members-only community focused on cross-border transactions relating to China. CGA provides an interactive platform for international sellers and advisers to promote their assets and expertise, and for Chinese investors to share their investment objectives.

As part of the partnership, Arabia Monitor members interested in conducting business in China will privileged access through ChinaGoAbroad. In turn, ChinaGoAbroad members will enjoy Arabia Monitor’s insights on MENA markets shared on its various platforms, as well as a 10% discount on all its subscription options, available here.

For more details please visit: www.ChinaGoAbroad.com


Arabia Monitor is delighted to announce that members of UK-Algerian Business Council (UKABC) now receive a 10% discount on all its subscription options, available here. UKABC also offers 10% discount to Arabia Monitor members to join the organisation. UKABC is a pre-eminent and unique platform to bringing together businessmen, government decision makers and experts from both countries to facilitate and maximize business flow and creating new investment opportunities, promoting good governance and corporate social responsibility, reducing the digital divide and integrating UK- Algerian co-operation in the global market.

For UKABC latest news and more details please visit http://uk-algeria.org/