Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging solutions, and Canon Emirates organised a joint kick-off meeting at Waldorf Astoria The Palm in Dubai. The event reviewed last year’s business accomplishments and the way forward in achieving regional and global objectives for 2015.
As part of its strategy, Canon Middle East further discussed its ongoing employee engagement programme. Creativity will continue to be at the core of all company activities and to reinforce the entrepreneurial culture in the workplace, inspirational group workshops will be introduced for employees to brainstorm.
The Canon Middle East kick-off event was attended by Rokus Van Iperen, President and CEO Canon Europe Middle East and Africa, and included Employee Performance Award as an appreciation for their contribution to the success of the company in the region.
Rokus Van Iperen, President and CEO Canon Europe Middle East and Africa, said: “I am continually impressed with the passion and creativity of the people in our business in the Middle East. We have high expectations for growth in the region and their innovation approach is a great asset.”
Anurag Agrawal, Canon Middle East Managing Director, said: “Our team contribution has helped us sustain our position as a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging solutions in the region. In 2014 we witnessed challenges in our core business, but it is the Canon family which made the difference through their commitment to pursue our vision and objectives for the year. This made it possible to achieve our targets and marked a turning point in our growth.
“We have accomplished a number of milestones in 2014 through our focus on boosting our services business by creating the Managed Print Solutions (MPS) virtual team and gaining MPS deals,” he added
Canon Middle East has also completed the establishment of the joint venture with its partner in Qatar, Salam Technology.
“Our direct presence in Qatar will enable us to come closer to our customers. Additionally we have developed strong initiatives in developing the Africa territory and setting the foundation blocks for digital marketing. Together, we aim to draw on our achievements in 2014, further build on them and energize our approach to accomplish stronger growth in 2015,” he concluded.
In 2015, Canon will be focusing on services offering to meet the demands of fast growing businesses. With the number of internet users in the MENA region on the rise, enhanced digital marketing and mobile commerce are key drivers for the company.