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Ahmad Itani, COO of UAE-based Cicero & Bernay Public Relations (C&B), has been recognised in PR News’ global ranking of the ‘Top 50 Game Changers of PR for 2017’. C&B is the only PR agency from the MENA region to appear on the list – a global ranking which celebrates individuals who have been accelerating the expansion and growth of brand communication across the world. The global PR community has been posting its nominations since last spring and the final selections were made recently by the PR News editorial team.

A growing number of start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs in the UAE are substituting advertising for PR as they look to build a meaningful brand presence in the country’s fast-paced business community.

Tejar Dubai, an initiative of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently hosted a five-day workshop series held under the theme “Entrepreneurship and Innovation 360”, which provided aspiring entrepreneurs with practical advice and best practices in adopting innovative business strategies.

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), in collaboration with the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (ICCIA) and the Perez-Guerrero Trust Fund (PGTF) of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), will organize on Monday a training workshop titled "Entrepreneurship Development through IT for OIC Countries."

Orient Planet, an award-winning and a leading public relations (PR) and marketing communications agency based in Dubai, has recently been awarded with an ‘A’ rating as a Dubai SME Rated Business, receiving a certificate from Dubai SME following a rigorous review of its business under the Dubai SME Rating Framework--a ratings system initiative that aims to provide a comprehensive review of small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) performance based on financial and non-financial criteria.