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Al-Futtaim IKEA embraces circular sustainability

United Arab Emirates, Dubai: Al-Futtaim IKEA, the region’s leading Swedish home furnishing retailer, today unveiled a 30-meter-long community table to celebrate Dubai Design Week. Made out of used furniture that would otherwise go to the landfill, the table will be open for public use from November 7th to the 12th in Dubai Design District. Not only is the community table a bold piece of art, but it is also functional, well-designed and signifies Al-Futtaim IKEA’s unwavering dedication to the Year of Sustainability, Innovation and the path leading to COP28.Thoughtfully designed and curated by IKEA designers and co-created with Adimas Bayu, an illustrator and upcoming doodle artist, along with Grade 5 and Grade 6 students of the Universal American School, this initiative is a testament to the Swedish retailer’s vision of using only renewable or recycled materials to offer fresh solutions to customers, extending the lifespan of products and materials. The table has a story to tell. It aligns with the core themes of conserving energy, preserving water, reducing food waste, and safeguarding biodiversity.Al-Futtaim IKEA has a vision and ambition in the markets it operates in - the UAE, Qatar, Egypt and Oman; to inspire and enable more than 70 million people to live a better everyday life within the boundaries of the planet by 2025. It also aims to become a circular climate positive business by reducing more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than the IKEA value chain emits by 2030. Dubai Design Week served as an ideal platform to showcase the retailors vision. Aligning with the UAE’s sustainability vision, it seeks to educate and encourage people to make choices that lead to a better everyday life.Vinod Jayan, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim IKEA in UAE, Qatar, Oman and Egypt said, ‘At Al-Futtaim IKEA, sustainability is one of the most important pillars that sets the foundation for what we do. We’re on a mission to make sustainability accessible to all, ensuring that sustainable living is not a luxury but a choice everyone can afford. For example, by changing to IKEA LED bulbs, we save 80% energy as compared to conventional bulbs. By using IKEA showers and taps, we can save up to 40% water with the special inbuilt aerator.’The community table is a great example of raising awareness among consumers on the importance of sustainability and the role they can play in contributing towards a circular economy. It encourages consumers to think about the life cycle of products and the value of reusing and recycling materials.‘As we craft this community table, IKEA's mission is crystal clear: we're championing Circularity. Our approach for designing and developing IKEA home furnishing products is to ensure that they integrate good function, beautiful form of long-lasting quality, while also securing sustainability and low price. We want to not only encourage people to protect the planet but also fosters a sense of community amongst artists. Together, we worked to inspire others to craft affordable, creative pieces off used and unwanted furniture’, he continued.In addition, Al-Futtaim IKEA has taken a step further by launching a Maker Space at Dubai Design District. This dynamic environment will showcase IKEA's sustainable furniture range, providing consumers with hands-on education on the functionality of these eco-conscious products. The space will allow customers with opportunity to gain valuable insights into energy conservation, water preservation, and food waste reduction, contributing to the crucial goal of protecting biodiversity.The Maker Space will also include workshops that will take visitors into the world of creativity. From transforming cushions to crafting collages from old catalogues, there's something for everyone. Come visit the Maker Space at building number 8 daily until November 12th, and experience these workshops for free. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your artistic potential.
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Egypt's Entrepreneur Awards unveils third edition shortlist

Cairo: Egypt's Entrepreneur Awards (EEA), the first platform in Egypt that recognises, and connects Egypt's most innovative, successful, and resilient entrepreneurs, announced a total of 35 shortlisted candidates, as selected by 38 prominent jury members across 11 categories.This year’s edition brought new categories including “Next Gen Intrapreneur of the Year”, “Rising Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Entrepreneur for Good Award” and “From Art to Business”Across all the categories, the 3rd edition of the competition received 286 applications entrepreneurs, and after significant deliberations by a panel of distinguished jury members, 35 numbers of nominees were chosen as finalists.Amr Mansi, EEA’s Founder and CEO, spoke at the shortlisting ceremony about how these finalists, and previous editions’ finalists and winners, are distinguished by their innovative and successful businesses and their tangible impact on their respective industries. “We created this platform three years ago with a mission to recognize local, and now regional entrepreneurs, in a way that acknowledges their journey to success that has not been done before. Through challenging times, these entrepreneurs have shown resilience and created real value for their industries in innovative and tangible ways such as product market fit, growth and financial stability, as well as social impact. They are an unseen force contributing to this economy and a source of inspiration for the next generation of entrepreneurs.” Mansi also thanked EEA’s jury members, who are some of Egypt’s most dynamic and inspirational entrepreneurs, business leaders and industry pioneers.For the first time, the shortlisting event witnessed the “Ideation Competition” that is created by EEA & MINT by EGBANK. The competition targets young entrepreneurs from the age of 18 till 29 years. The young entrepreneurs presented their ideas and will be chosen based on the clarity, usability and scalability of this idea, in addition to its impact socially, environmentally, economically or financial benefits for the community and stakeholders.The jury members will meet to deliberate and interview the finalists over the next few weeks. Selected winners from the 14 categories will be announced at the awards ceremony on the 10th of June in Cairo.EEA is presented by IEvents and powered by Tatweer Misr. The official Bank partner: EGBANK. Orange and Pepsico are both co- partners for this year’s edition.Official Media Partner: Startup scene. Industrial Partner: El Sewedy electric, Official Fashion Partner: Concrete, Payment Solutions Partner: Geidea,Supported by Partner; Dolato Supported by partner; Nestlé. Tech partner: collard, TV Partner; Al Sharq Business , Radio Partners; Nile & Nogoum FM, Ecosystem Partners; She wins Arabia by IFC, Mint by EGBANK, American Chamber( AMCHAM), Endeavor, Entrepreneurs Organizations (EO) and SYNDO. Digital Partner; Yellow & Co, Post production partner; Snappers. Design House; Amr Helmy DesignsBelow are the finalists who have been shortlisted for each category:Fashion Business Award: Maram Aboul Enein -Founder & Creative Director MARAM , Aya Abdelraouf     - Co-Founder BE IDNIE Mounaz Abdelraouf - Co-Founder BE INDIE, Mohamed Abdelraouf - Co-Founder BE INDIE, Vano Alexanian - Co-Founder BE INDIE , Ahmed Hamdi - Founder & Creative Director Nile Eye WearInterior Design Award: Heba El Gabaly - Founder & CEO Efreshli, Nourhan Kanjo - Co-founder & Managing Director KANJO Design House , Dayana Kanjo - Co-founder and Managing Director KANJO Design House, Ahmed Dsuki - Chief Designer BLCK, Amena Mashhour - Chief Designer BLCKFrom Art to Business: Mustafa Sharara - Co-Founder & CEO SYNC School, Omar Heraize - Co-founder & Chief Content Officer SYNC School , Abdelrahman Selim - Co Founder & CEO 2oolameme, Sarah Aboulkhair - Co Founder & CCO 2oolameme, Layla Ghaleb - Co Founder GOODSPACE, Mahmoud Shoukry - Co Founder GOODSPACE.Next Gen Entrepreneur of the Year: Nada El Ahwal - Chief Strategy Officer Transmar, Mohamed Khattab - EVP, b_labs & Digital Commerce B Tech, Mohamed El Kahhal - Managing Director Kahhal 1871Digital Solutions & Customer Experience Award: Rafik Zaher - Co founder Cartona, Mahmoud Talaat- Co founder & CEO Cartona, Mohamed Younes - Co founder & CEO Khazenly , Mohamed Montasser - Co Founder & Chief Experience Officer Khazenly , Osama Al Jammali       - Co Founder & CCO Khazenly , Ahmed Dewidar - Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer Khazenly , Ahmad Yousry - CEO Rabbit Mart , Ismail Hafez - COO Rabbit Mart , Tarek El Geresy - CFO           Rabbit Mart , Walid Shabana - CTO Rabbit Mart Mohammed Elhorishy - Co Founder & CEO Taager, Abdelrahman Sherief - Co Founder & VP of Growth Taager, Ismail Omar - Co Founder and CTO   Taager, Ahmed Ezzat Kadous - CEO & Co-Founder Pharmacy Marts, Haitham El-Ghotni - Co-Founder & CBO Pharmacy Marts - Ahmed Mazhar - Co-Founder & CSO Pharmacy Marts, Mahmoud Shousha - Co-Founder & Sales Head Pharmacy MartsRising Entrepreneur of the Year: Mohamed Wahid - Founder & CEO Impactyn, Ali Mokhtar - Co-founder & Head of Investment          Impactyn, Amr Zikry- Co-founder & Head of Operations Impactyn, Ramy Radwan           - Co-founder & PR Advisor Impactyn, Omar El Defrawy - Chief Executive Officer Slyndr, Andrew Morcos - Chief Operating Officer Slyndr, Moataz El Etreby - Chairman    Slyndr, Amr Gamal - Co Founder & CEO Octane, Ziad el Adawy - Co Founder & CCO Octane, Hatem Farag - Co Founder & COO Octane, Hatem Mamoun - Co Founder & Engineering Director OctaneEntrepreneur for Good Award: Mustafa Abd Ellatif - Co Founder & CEO E-Youth, DR. Ahmed Fathy- Co Founder & CEO MEDEX, Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim - Co Founder & Ph. Manager MEDEX, Rawia Saeid - Co Founder & Marketing & PR MEDEX, Karim Dabbous - Co founder & CEO E-TadweerExperiential Dining Business Award: Amr Barghash - Co Founder The Sage Experience , Ahmed El Meligy - Co Founder The Sage Experience , Karim Abdelrahman - Executive Chef / Founder Avec Karim, Mona Saeed Mohamed Nassef - CEO Tabali, Mohamed Abdel-Hamid Sabbour - Co-founder, Mohamed Saeed Mohamed Nassef, Vice Chairman of Board of Directors Tabali, Said Mohamed Nassef, Co founder & CEO Impact TabaliSports & Wellbeing Award: Ayman Hakky - Founder & Managing Director Trifactory, Khaled Nagy Ibrahim - Co-founder & CEO SR Padel, Seif Adel Abou Senna - COO SR Padel, Ahmed Ayman- CEO and Co-Founder Linos, Ahmed Shalaby - Sales Director & Co-Founder Linos, Ahmed Sedky - Marketing Director & Co-Founder    Linos, Ahmed El Shamy Co-Founder LinosReal Estate Services Award: Mostafa El Beltagy - CEO Nawy, Aly Rafea - Chief Experience Officer Nawy, Mohamed Abou Ghanima - COO Nawy, Abdel- Azim Osman - Chief Marketing Officer - Nawy, Ahmed Rafea -Chief Business Development Officer Nawy, Ahmed Selim - Founder & CEO Co-55, Farah Selim - Co-Founder & COO Co-55, Norhan Selim - Co-Founder Co-55. Ahmed El Raggal - Co-Founder & COO Partment, Nadim Nagui - Co-founder & CEO Partment, Chinmaya Das - Co-Founder & CTO PartmentFintech / Fintech Enabler Award: Marwan Kenawy - Co Founder & CEO Dsqaures, Ayman Essawy - Co Founder Dsqaures, Momtaz Moussa - Co Founder Dsqaures, Amr Sultan - Co founder & CEO           BInk, Tarek Elsheikh - Co-Founder & Chief Risk Officer BInk, Ahmed Atalla - Co Founder & CEO Raseedi
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PayTabs launches ReelsPay across MENA to elevate social media sales

Dubai: PayTabs, MEASA’s award-winning payments powerhouse, today announced that millions of freelancers, home based business owners and micro vendors across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt will now be able to sell even more over social media with ReelsPay, by Paymes.Paymes, which serves over a million merchant users across Turkey, Azerbaijan, Egypt, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia, just launched its new feature – ReelsPay. The feature serves to increase sales by highlighting all the content available on an instagram Reels Video, making it easier for buyers to view the products on display and then purchase them under one payment link. Social media platforms such as Instagram allow brands to increase their sales by reaching a wider audience. With the growth of social media marketplaces, it is estimated that Instagram will have 2.5 billion active monthly users by the end of 2023. The Middle East is home to some of the biggest social media markets. In fact, the region makes up 10% of the world’s Instagram users, making it a prime platform to see, be seen and of course, generate sales. In line with customer behaviour and the increasing tendency of millennials, Gen Z to make purchases online or over social media, businesses across the region are keeping up with the social media trend and actively using digital sales channels to offer the best customer experiences. PayTabs brings the buyer and the seller together by enabling digital payment acceptance through the Social Commerce solution. PayTabs empowers and enables webpreneurs and homepreneurs to accept payments via social media platforms like Facebook Messenger, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and other channels.It does this via providing buyers with secure online payment links, QR codes and complimentary online store fronts for faster checkout experience.To this effect, reels videos are the most active type of content used by individual sellers and businesses for marketing. Statistics reveal that 91% of active Instagram users watch videos on the platform every week. Reels videos occupy a large part of the conversion rate within the Instagram ‘Explore Tab,’ and it has undoubtedly become one of the most used methods for advertising and product promotion.ReelsPay accelerates the sales process while giving the seller the opportunity to introduce products to users in an organic way. Via the Paymes merchant Dashboard, sellers can create and list their products on the Reels video and then introduce them to their customers or followers by sharing the ReelsPay link over any social media platform.Commenting on the launch of Reels Pay in the MENA region, Hany Soliman, Regional Head and Operating Partner GCC Region said: “This innovation by Paymes takes the social media purchasing experience to the next level, allowing buyers to purchase all the products they see on a Reels video with a single click, enabling seamless online sales. It further strengthens social media marketing strategies, enabling businesses to benefit. While sellers can reach a wider audience and market their products more cost effectively, they can also include the ease of searching for products in their sales adventures, thanks to ReelsPay. PayTabs is delighted to be the first to bring this innovation to the region via Paymes.”Sabrican Zaim, CEO of Paymes, on this new product that will change the pulse of social commerce, said, "The seller can deliver all the products on Reels to the buyer with a single listing on their shop page, and the buyer can easily buy all the products they see in the Reels video without getting lost on the shop page. ReelsPay, which provides quick purchases with a direct link to the link, meets with users as a big plus of social commerce and makes it easier for them to make sales with Paymes' reliable payment methods. ReelsPay, which provides great convenience for those who want to sell multiple products, such as outfit combinations, which are immensely popular on Instagram, and present their products together on a single page, will undoubtedly be one of the favorite purchasing methods of the digital world.”PayTabs acquired Turkey’s largest social commerce platform, Paymes in 2022.Paymes serves as PayTabs social commerce platform across the MENA region.
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Bain & Company’s study sheds light on sustainable tourism in MENA

DUBAI: Following a dip in 2020, tourism globally is again on the rise and is expected to reach $17 trillion in size by 2027, compared to $11 trillion prior to Covid-19. Bain & Company’s new research study, Sustainable Tourism: An Untapped Opportunity for Green Growth, reveals that there is an increasing appetite for more sustainable tourism among leisure travelers across the globe, who will choose destinations and providers (airlines, hotels, restaurants, and tour companies) based on their sustainability records and are starting to pay a premium for it. On the other hand, research shows that some travelers feel that the travel and tourism sector is making little or no effort to be more sustainable, indicating that there is still much room for the sector to respond and make a difference.“The uptake in sustainable tourism is driven by an appetite to travel sustainably and make more responsible choices. Bain has developed a framework defining the components of a sustainable tourism experience around three pillars: environmental impact (e.g., eco-friendly transportation and accommodation options), social responsibility (e.g., DEI standards), and community engagement (e.g., contract with locals)” says Karim Henain, Partner at Bain & Company Middle East.There is a significant opportunity among the “sustainability enthusiasts” segment of travelers interested in visiting the MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa) region. The study’s aim is to better understand the behaviors and preferences of relevant travelers interested in MENA as a destination. The research covered consumers from six markets: Germany, Italy, France, the UK, Saudi Arabia, and China.Overall, more than two-thirds of consumers surveyed in the selected markets consider sustainability aspects to be important or extremely important when traveling for leisure, and 73% expect sustainability to become more important over the next five years. In addition, they state that sustainability considerations influence their choices (64%), are willing to pay extra for more sustainable offerings (66%) and would recommend a holiday destination based on sustainability considerations (57%). Among the respondents, Bain identified sustainability enthusiasts: those who consider sustainability “extremely important,” both in their daily life and when traveling for leisure (~30% of survey respondents).Sustainability enthusiasts were found in all markets, but demographics varied by country. For example, sustainability enthusiasts from China and Saudi Arabia were predominantly highly educated millennials, whereas their European counterparts were almost equally spread across age groups, income, and education levels.Importantly, compared with the rest of the survey respondents, sustainability enthusiasts were:4x more likely to consider sustainability aspects as “extremely important” when choosing a holiday destination7x more likely to recommend a holiday destination driven by sustainability considerations1.6x more willing to pay for more sustainable choices, at a premium of 15 to 20 percentage points compared to non-enthusiastsTo further analyze the potential that sustainable tourism has in Egypt, Bain & Company worked closely with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to develop insights about the travel and tourism industry in the country. On that note, H.E Ghada Shalaby, Vice Minister for Tourism - Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities Arab Republic of Egypt said: Contributing to such valuable reports as this one provides priceless insights and recommendations that will guide our efforts to promote sustainable tourism in Egypt and create a more resilient and inclusive industry for the future. These insights should continue being a part of our decision-making processes as they will further refine the industry.Egypt has several assets to leverage, but still has some work to doEgypt has already launched several initiatives to improve the sustainability performanceof its travel and tourism sector. Examples include Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Egypt’s Tourism (MBDT), Green Star Hotel (GSH), as well as flagship initiatives promoting Egypt’s holiday destinations across sustainability pillars, such as the town of El Gouna, “the first place in Africa and the Arab region to receive the UN-sponsored Global Green Town award,” which recognizes cities that display “substantial efforts and progress towards environmental sustainability and a greener community.” El Gouna has a zero-waste system where more than 85% of all waste is reused and recycled.To evaluate how travelers perceive Egypt’s sustainability efforts, the survey respondents were asked to rank Egypt’s sustainability performance vs. the main competing destinations in MENA (Greece, Turkey, Tunisia, UAE, Morocco). Sustainability enthusiasts perceived Egypt’s sustainability performance more favorably compared to competing destinations as they ranked Egypt 2nd, however, overall survey respondents ranked Egypt 4th.Balancing the right mix of “bass notes” and “high notes” is important for Egypt’s sustainable tourism. While bass notes – broad important topics such as sustainability certificates and green infrastructure – are critical, customers tend to follow the high notes, which are topics that create differential competitive advantage. For Egypt, an example of high notes would be to enhance the preservation of its cultural and natural assets across key eco-tourism zones.The opportunity that sustainable tourism presents to Egypt’s tourism sector is sizable and requires a coordinated effort across the entire ecosystem in order to capitalize on this opportunity. The roadmap should include:Targeting the sustainability enthusiastsDialing up Egypt’s high notes by repackaging existing tourist offerings to highlight sustainability aspects, defining new sustainable offerings, and launching flagship initiatives to improve the perception of Egypt’s sustainability performanceAttending to bass notes, including pursuing certificates, enhancing infrastructure, and distributing benefits to local communitiesNurturing the tourism ecosystem by stimulating businesses and local communities to adopt sustainable practices while securing the necessary funding“It is important to go green in the tourism sector as it allows tourism growth, environmental conservation, and social well-being to be mutually reinforcing – green/sustainable tourism will eventually help create jobs, support the local economy, and reduce poverty,” said Jenny Davis-Peccoud, Global Head of Sustainability & Responsibility Practice at Bain & Company.
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Salesforce and PwC’s ETIC partner to offer Salesforce

Dubai:  Salesforce, The Global Leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), partners with PwC’s Egypt Technology and Innovation Centre (ETIC) to offer a free, three-week Salesforce training that aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to lead off a thriving career in the Salesforce ecosystem. This partnership comes to reinforce the strategic alliance between Salesforce and PwC to accelerate the digital transformation across the region.The program is designed to help Salesforce's new learners to grow and sharpen essential technical skills. Additionally, the program offers a valuable opportunity for participants to gain a full scholarship and be considered for subsequent employment at PwC’s ETIC as Salesforce Developers.Kicking off on April 26, the program will be starting with a keynote session and in-person career panels to brief the participants on the program’s activities which will include weekly in-person and pre-recorded sessions, and scheduled emails with recommended modules on Trailhead – Salesforce’s free app for consultants. Over the course of three weeks, participants will be exploring:The growth of customer relationship management tools and related in-demand careersSalesforce Business Skills: Discovering Salesforce in business contexts, from a customer and Salesforce Administrator perspective.Different tools and practical ways to acquire Salesforce skills, and how to connect with employers.Commenting on the program, Thierry Nicault, Area Vice President, MENA, Salesforce, said: “This training program is an ideal opportunity for people who recognise the potential of digital technology to transform organisations and to learn everything they need to know to develop a career as a Salesforce expert. Currently, the economic headwinds are reinforcing the need for organisations to digitise and make their operations smarter, allowing them to transform challenges into opportunities for growth.”From his side, Wael Moustafa, Partner and ETIC CEO & Board Member, commented: “We’re proud to continue our investment in the local talent in Egypt through our strategic partnership with Salesforce to build the next generation of digitally-enabled talent. Throughout Egypt’s resilient, high-quality digital infrastructure, we will continue to build on the Public Sector efforts to accelerate the digital transformation in Egypt. At PwC’s ETIC, we will continue to build a community of solvers who collaborate to evolve technology enabled services that reimagine the future of businesses and leverage leading practices.”With Salesforce’s anticipation of 9.3 million jobs to be created in the global Salesforce ecosystem by 2026, the program will contribute in offering significant opportunities for those with the right knowledge and expertise. Furthermore, the program will be taking place in Egypt where young talent and governmental initiatives (ex. ICT 2030 strategy) are growing to drive economic growth.
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Amazon.eg announces Eid sale with savings up to 50%

CAIRO : Today, Amazon.eg announced its Eid Sale, offering customers tens of thousands of deals across over 30 product categories. The sale will run from April 12 to 18, and features discounts of up to 50% off on a wide range of products including fashion, beauty and perfumes, electronics, home and kitchen appliances, toys, groceries, including Kahk (Egyptian Eid cookies), and more.Amazon.eg Prime members will have exclusive early access to the sale starting from midnight on April 11, a full day before the sale opens to all customers. Prime members will also benefit from exclusive deals and extra savings, including fast and free shipping, early access to deals, Prime Video, and Prime Gaming. Customers who are not yet Amazon Prime members can sign up for a free 30-day trial on www.amazon.eg/prime and enjoy all the benefits of being a Prime member, including early access to the Eid Sale. After the trial period, membership will be available for EGP 29 per month. For ease of payment and convenience, Amazon.eg customers can pay online using their debit or credit cards, and Orange customers can also subscribe to Prime with their Orange bundle package. Commenting on the upcoming sale, Omar Elsahy, Amazon Egypt General Manager, said, “We are thrilled to launch our Eid Sale event for our customers and provide them with a range of products and discounts of up to 50%, allowing them to save big ahead of the festive occasion. As we know customers love to purchase new clothes for Eid, we are offering special fashion discounts of up to 70%, meeting their needs this Eid, along with Eid’s all-time favorite Kahk. Amazon.eg Prime members can take full advantage of the sale, benefitting from their membership perks and exclusive deals that are tailored to their shopping preferences.”Amazon.eg also provides customers with more ways to save this Eid. Amazon.eg customers who are Banque Misr credit card holders can get 20% discount up to EGP 150, with an additional 10% up to EGP 50 for Amazon.eg Prime members, and have the opportunity to pay in installments up to 12 months with 0% interest rate. In addition, ALEXBANK credit card holders buying on Amazon.eg can also pay in installments up to 12 months with 0% interest rate. For Vodafone Cash customers, Amazon.eg customers can get an extra 20% discount up to EGP 40 on their order when they pay EGP 100 or more using Vodafone Cash as a payment method.Customers shopping the Eid Sale on Amazon.eg can also support local businesses by exploring the ‘Support Egyptian Products’ storefront featuring a curated collection of products connecting local businesses, with customers throughout the sale.Eid Sale DeliveriesThe increased demand through the deals season is met by Amazon’s world-class last-mile operations and delivery station technologies. The company’s advanced capacity management systems, enhanced tracking, and global routing solutions will ensure a faster, more reliable, and more convenient customer experience. Today, Amazon’s network across Egypt includes 22 delivery stations across cities like Cairo, Alexandria, Tanta, Ismailia, and Assiut, and several established corporate and customer service offices.Customers can make their shopping experience even easier by downloading the Amazon app to browse and shop the best Eid sale deals or shop directly on the website on www.amazon.eg. All Amazon.eg deliveries can be paid through online payment options including credit and debit cards.
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‘Uber Travel’ launches in Egypt

Uber has launched its latest innovative travel feature in Egypt, Smart Itineraries. Once riders link their Uber profiles with their Google account by clicking on ‘Travel’ in the app, the feature displays upcoming travel plans and allows users to reserve an Uber to and from specific locations based on hotel and flight bookings, making the travel experience even more seamless. Smart Itineraries is part of the Uber Travel Suite of Offerings globally, with a range of features expected to launch in the region soon. Norhen Ali, Uber’s Head of Communications for MENA, said: “Uber Travel forms an integral part of Uber’s vision to make movement and local and international travel more seamless. We’re excited to introduce Smart Itineraries to the MENA region, as an enhanced offering to help ease the stress of travel, and we will continue to expand our services to accommodate increasing travel needs through the power of our technology.”In line with Uber’s constant efforts to create more affordable rides for riders and drive more demand for drivers to support their earnings, Uber will return 10% back in Uber Cash every time riders book a Reserve ride with Uber Travel, which means they can plan ahead and earn Uber Cash. Smart Itineraries is part of the Uber Travel Suite of Offerings globally, with a range of features expected to launch in the region soon. Once riders connect their Google account, Uber will do the rest, organizing all reservation needs in one place for stress-free travel.How to use Uber TravelOpen the Uber app and tap “Travel” followed by “Get Started” then “Sign in” with your Google accountOpt-in to give Uber-AwardWallet permission access your bookings Check the permissions box to continue. You will soon see all your upcoming trips appear right in the Uber appWith a vision to provide a variety of products available for every traveller’s need, the feature is the latest innovation in Uber’s product portfolio, following the expansion of Uber Reserve last year in Egypt.
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The ENTERTAINER appoints new CEO for growth into KSA and Egypt

The Board of Directors at the ENTERTAINER announced earlier today Ahmed Gaber has been appointed as the new CEO of the company to lead new growth strategy. An experienced business leader, Ahmed will assume responsibilities and commence his duties on 10th October 2022.The board concluded that the company will maintain its key attention on the MENA region with a continued focus on the UAE as a key market. Besides UAE, KSA is identified as the primary focal market with its prominent status to eclipse existing regional hubs and has set course to expand in Egypt. As an additional strategic measure, the company is negotiating sales of non-core markets outside MENA for successful exits.“We are pleased to appoint Ahmed as the new CEO for the ENTERTAINER, he has a broad and unique experience, which we believe will be very valuable for our company. The leadership team has integrated a new business growth strategy that will ensure a diverse selection of B2B offerings with a projection consisting of a steady increase in the number of merchants on the ENTERTAINER app and fast growth of users and resumption. Another high priority for the management includes retaining employees as pillars for success,” said the Chairman of the Board of the ENTERTAINER, Hisham Alrayes.“I am honored and very excited to lead the ENTERTAINER. I believe that our award-winning lifestyle app is the perfect solution for people to enjoy more, for less, especially as we face the current economic uncertainty. Additionally, the company’s business model will be restructured in order to accommodate its business partners. I’m confident in our new strategy as it positions us as a necessary asset in the UAE as we take strategic steps in KSA to generate further profitable growth while simultaneously tapping into Egypt’s market,” said Ahmed Gaber, the newly appointed CEO of the ENTERTAINER.Prior to the ENTERTAINER, Gaber was the General Manager of Visa's operations in North Africa where he was responsible for developing the digital Payments industry across numerous markets with a special focus on enabling digital commerce, launching EMV acceptance and issuing, rolling out financial inclusion programs and helping governments implement digital payments programs. He has more than 21 years of experience in the GCC and MENA region and has led markets across 11 different countries.Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology that he obtained in 2000. He also attended more than 25 courses in leadership, sales and strategy. Ahmed also attended Strategic Business Management, a Harvard University course, and the Visa Leadership program in partnership with INSEAD to lead and manage teams.