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Welcome to Q1 of MEA Markets Magazine, providing you with the latest news, deals and developments across the Middle East and Africa region.

In recent news, on the 8th March, Hamad International Airport (HIA revealed a new art piece, SMALL LIE by American artist KAWS. The inauguration was attended by the artist, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, HIA Chief Operating Officer and Khalid Yousef Al Ibrahim, Qatar Museums (QM) Chief Strategic Planning Officer. It was delivered as part of Qatar Museums' commitment to make art available to all beyond the confines of a gallery. SMALL LIE is the latest addition to the airport's fine art collection – which currently has more than twenty permanent pieces created by local and international artists.

In the month’s edition, look at how cloudworks, an agile and innovative cloud consulting company working in the GCC region and a Salesforce Gold Partner, has recently surpassed expectations by achieving a remarkable revenue growth last year. The achieved a staggering 188% revenue growth last year, and is investing in enhancing its regional presence and gearing up to be the largest Salesforce Platinum Partner in 2018.

Eurotech International, is a celebrated brand in MENA’s Corporate Training landscape and a multi award winning structure with a wide portfolio of renowned clients. Recently, we profiled the firm as we set out to discover more about how they grew to become so successful.

Elsewhere in this issue, Property.CoZa is one of the fastest growing real estate companies in South Africa. Since its inception, the firm has rapidly expanded into a national network of 34 dedicated offices, employing more than 650 Property Professionals, full time management and administrative personnel, all of whom are supported by the experienced management team who is driven by a future-focused vision.

Lastly, SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, recently announced, ‘SANS Abu Dhabi 2018’ a series of training courses focused on helping regional cyber security professionals skill-up in digital forensics, intrusion detection, and the defence of Industrial Control Systems (ICS).

Here at MEA Markets, we hope you enjoy reading this informative edition and look forward to hearing from you.