Canon celebrates 2015 achievements and kicks off 2016 with growth plans

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, xx January, 2016: Canon Middle East – which includes Canon Emirates and Canon in Qatar – along with Canon Central and North Africa, the newly formed entity to focus on Africa region, organised a joint kick-off meeting at The Versace Hotel in Dubai. The event reviewed last year’s business achievements and the road ahead in meeting regional and global objectives for 2016.

In 2015, Canon Middle East marked its sixth year of continuous success in the region as the company expanded into new markets and strengthened its offering in preparation of 2016 and beyond.

Canon Middle East used the opportunity to discuss its strategy, the opportunities from societal and technological shifts, and its plans to tackle them head on. In 2016 the company will capitalise on its very strong positions in its core markets in addition to a greater focus on new business such as Network Video Solutions.

Canon Middle East will also build new digitally enabled, value added solutions and services, in an effort to enrich lives and businesses using imaging experiences, through Canon Emirates and Canon in Qatar, both companies that have brought the imaging solutions leader closer to its customers. The two entities have also made strong inroads into business solutions for customers such as Managed Print Services and Network Video Solutions.

The newly created Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) strategy was also discussed. CCNA will meet customers’ demands in the rapidly evolving and challenging African market with increased on-ground support from Canon, and a focus on developing the market across all B2B and B2C product categories.

The Canon kick-off event was also attended by delegates from Canon Europe.

Anurag Agrawal, Managing Director, Canon Middle East, said: “This has been an extremely exciting year for us in the region. We have gone from strength to strength and expanded our partnerships and customer-base around the region. Furthermore, I am delighted by the formation of Canon Central and North Africa which will pave the way for even further growth in the Africa regtion. In 2015 we witnessed an ever-changing economic landscape, but our people made it possible for us to reach new milestones.

“With all these wonderful achievements, I have no doubt that we will not only start 2016 off on the right note, but also sustain that momentum for the entire year,” he concluded.

Roman Troedthandl, Canon Central and North Africa, Managing Director, said: “We are very excited about the year ahead as we believe CCNA will enable us to tap unseen potential in the Africa region.”

The kick off included team-building exercises, workshops and seminars for employees. A highlight was the launch of a survey by the “Great Places to work” whereby employees could voice their opinions on their professional environment to make Canon Middle East and Canon Central and North Africa one of the best places to work in, regionally.

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