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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is a full-service international law firm that consistently achieves top rankings in industry surveys and major publications.  We are distinctively positioned in today’s global marketplace with more than 1,200 lawyers and 19 offices, in major cities throughout the United States and in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America.  Gibson Dunn is a recognized leader in a wide range of interdisciplinary areas, is renowned for excellence in the practice of law, is committed to the very highest quality of client service, and is sought out for the exceptional creativity and sophistication of its attorneys.  Our clients are found in all major industries and range from some of the world’s largest multinationals to start-up ventures and emerging growth companies.  Because we operate as a single, unified law firm in practice and culture, our professionals work together seamlessly across offices and countries.  The year 2015 marked our 125th anniversary.

Deloitte

Deloitte drives progress. We advance the aims of our clients and their stakeholders, striving to make them leaders wherever they choose to compete. We focus on making a tangible positive difference by combining strategy with action and delivering measurable impact. We form unique collaborations to find smarter insights, innovative solutions and entrepreneurial ways to move ahead. Deloitte is committed to driving societal change and promoting environmental sustainability. Working in innovative ways with government, non-profit organizations, and civil society, we are designing and delivering solutions that contribute to a sustainable and prosperous future for all. Deloitte invests in programs that unlock the potential of young people and enable them to acquire the skills they need for work and life. Deloitte is an active participant in advancing the economic empowerment of women around the world, contributing to public forums, research, and thought leadership, and developing talent approaches and community programs.

Deloitte is among the Middle East’s leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through 26 offices in 15 countries with more than 3,000 partners, directors and staff. The firm has received numerous awards in the last few years which include Best Employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, a Tier 1 Tax advisor, and the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 320,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively.

Through Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Bloomberg BNA, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service, television, radio, mobile, the Internet and three magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets and Bloomberg Pursuits, covers the world with more than 2,400 news and multimedia professionals at 150 bureaus in 73 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 15,500 people in 192 locations around the world.

Servcorp

Servcorp was founded in Sydney in 1978 and has evolved from a small Australian, family run business to respected and successful multinational publicly-listed organization. It now operates an international network of approximately 140 prime city locations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, South-East Asia, India, Europe, the Middle East, UK, and United States.

Servcorp employs and trains approximately 900 people worldwide, serving 35,000 clients ranging from some of the world's multinational companies through to small and medium enterprises from all over the globe.

Servcorp's office and IT solutions enable companies of any size to operate with the corporate presence, IT, infrastructure and support of a multi-national organization, without having the associated overheads normally required to do so.

As a market leader in the Serviced Office business, it has a track record of global growth with strong cash flow generation. With the development of their Global Technology Platform, Servcorp has become a unique business, facilities, services and technology provider.

Mojo PR

Mojo PR is an independent boutique PR agency headquartered in Dubai. With a wealth of PR experience in the Middle East, UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, the Mojo PR team creates and delivers intelligent, relevant PR campaigns for a wide range of clients across the Middle East, North Africa, Levant and neighbouring regions.

Our core expertise is to tell the client’s story to the right people, manage their profile and influence the influencers. Whatever the medium – print, broadcast or online – and whoever the audience – consumer, corporate, government – Mojo PR ensures exceptional exposure for our clients’ brands.

London Business School

London Business School's vision is to have a profound impact on the way the world does business. The School is consistently ranked in the global top 10 for its programmes and research and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. As well as its top-ranked full-time MBA*, the School offers degree and executive education programmes serving early and later career managers from around the world. There are seven subject areas: accounting; economics; finance; management science and operations; marketing; organisational behaviour; and strategy and entrepreneurship.

The main campus is in London's Regent's Park and the School has a presence in Dubai, Hong Kong University and Columbia, New York. Teaching and research Faculty come from more than 30 countries and students come from more than 100 countries, making London Business School exceptionally international. There are more than 39,000 alumni, many of whom contribute to current student networks and conferences.

More info at http://www.london.edu.

Macquarie Group

Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 65 office locations in 28 countries and employs more than 14,100 people. Assets under management total approximately USD370 billion at 31 March 2015.

Macquarie Capital, the Group’s principal investing, corporate finance advisory division, has been operating in the Middle East since 2005 and has been at the forefront of the infrastructure and real estate project finance market in the UAE for a decade.

Hills Advertising

Established in 2003, Hills Advertising LLC has earned its recognition as one of the largest and most experienced owners and operators of outdoor advertising in the Middle East. Hills has exclusive rights to prime advertising locations regionally and internationally and offers creative media solutions for both traditional and digital media, which equates to over 70% market share in the UAE alone.

With a long term vision being top priority, Hills has a 10 year contract with our strategic partners: Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Meraas Holding and Dubai South who constitute some of the largest and most prestigious governmental and semi governmental developers in the UAE. These partnerships allow us to own over 5,000 faces along the MENA region and accrue total sales revenue of over $70 million.

Under a group umbrella, Hills runs several successful companies in the fields of healthcare, investments, hospitality and real estate.

Brunswick

Brunswick is a critical communications consultancy that provides counsel to corporates across the world on the major strategic challenges which affect reputation, valuation, and business success.

Over twenty-seven years, Brunswick has earned a position as the leading firm worldwide in financial communications and has consistently ranked number 1 in the world for capital market communications by deal value.

In the Middle East, Brunswick has offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, staffed by a team of over 30 highly experienced advisors that all have a very strong cultural appreciation and language capability for the regions in which they operate with a number of the team bi-lingual in Arabic and English.

For membership information, please visit http://brunswickgroup.com and follow us on Twitter @BrunswickGulf

Insight Discovery

Founded in 2007, Insight Discovery is a strategic research company which specialises in stakeholder engagement and leadership insights. Existing clients are mainly from the financial services sector and include regional banks, investment banks, asset management companies, insurance companies and private equity companies

Insight Discovery recently won the award Best Consultancy firm of the year from Global Investor, part of Euromoney

Further details are available at www.insight-discovery.com, general email address info@insight-discovery.com

Latham & Watkins, Women Enriching Business

Latham’s WEB initiative is designed to support women in business by creating broader networks and productive business relationships and by attracting and investing in the long-term success of women. Many of the firm's offices host events geared toward women in business as well as internal programs focusing on mentoring, education and increasing the visibility of women role models throughout the firm.

Roberto's

Roberto’s: where fine Italian dinning meets contemporary design, a cosmopolitan experience for Dubai’s discerning crowds.  Enjoy Roman passion for food, Venetian hospitality and Milanese style all combined to create a truly unique experience in the heart of Dubai’s gastronomic scene, DIFC Gate village.

aeca – Insighting Brands

AECA functions as a collective of designers, strategists, wordsmiths, technologists and artists who encourage, challenge and sharpen one another in an effort to create brands that are meaningful, functional and communicative.

We thank aeca for the dedicated effort and creativity in developing the Reach brand identity, and for donating their time and expertise in support of our organisation.

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