Under sunny skies!

The Autumn conference season for the ACT has been in full swing around our network from the UK to Hong Kong and today we opened in Dubai for our 8th year, this time billed as the ACT Middle East Annual Summit. Fashions in conference names seem to go in cycles from forums (should that be fora?), summits and exchanges, to roundtables, seminars and retreats all the way back to, well, conferences! I am sure there is research somewhere that tells us what delegates think of the name but in truth, it’s the experience that counts and today has been one

Going from strength to strength

A new year always brings new challenges but we hope, new opportunities as well. Not only is the Middle East set for accelerating growth, but more and more of its companies are starting to see the benefits of investing in a professional treasury team.

Although the number of treasury roles in the Middle East is not large at present, it is increasing all the time. Our magazine, the Middle East Treasurer already has a GCC circulation of more than 2,000 print copies with online access available to the entire ACT and ACTME network, http://www.treasurers.org/thetreasurer/middleeast

ACT Middle East Network update: July 2013

The economic and business climate in the UAE and wider GCC has both improved and become a lot more stable since the slowdown of 2008/09. Alongside that, the continued growth of the ACT Middle East (ACTME) across the GCC means we are adapting how we talk to the regional treasury community. We have started direct distribution of the Middle East Treasurer to over 2,000 corporate members of our network, we have held our first ME focussed webinar (with more planned on technology and other topics), we’re adding new members to the LinkedIn group and we are adding more and more