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New Dubai Headquarters Underscores Regional Commitment by International Business Education and Consulting Services Leader

ESI International, a leading provider of project management, business analysis and contracted training, today announced the opening of a new regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The new office is the first for ESI International in the Middle East and North Africa region and will serve as the company’s regional headquarters.

Located in the business district of Bur Dubai, the set-up will be able to offer a comprehensive range of ESI’s services to clients throughout the region, new and existing clients will benefit from ESI’s locally-based expertise with a sound knowledge of the local business landscape. Through ESI’s new Dubai location, the company can better serve its clients throughout the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) by offering a large range of learning programmes to help them getting better results from their projects, contracts, requirements and vendor relationships.

With more than 15 years’ experience in the Far East and Middle East markets, ESI’s lead Middle East Business Development Manager, Craig Jordan, has worked with numerous major blue chip clients across the region, providing a high level of solutions-based expertise that ESI clients demand. “The Middle East is one of the fastest growing regions in the world at the moment and I’m excited about the opportunity this offers ESI. During 2006 we secured significant new contracts in the telecommunications, oil and gas, constructions, transportation and the financial sectors.

It is fantastic to see so many forward thinking organisation understanding the value proposition ESI offers and the trust placed on us to help them develop their project delivery capability. We are currently working very closely with a number of key accounts helping them to deliver project management development programmes specifically tailored to meet the unique challenges faced in this region and providing one of the keys to the major issue of staff recruitment and retention experienced in all industries across the GCC”.

Alan Garvey, Managing Director of ESI, EMEA said: “This is an important milestone for ESI International and clear evidence of our commitment to developing a higher profile in the Middle East and North Africa. The region is an area of strategic focus and rapid growth for ESI. The potential comes from the number of mega-projects being announced almost on a weekly basis in the region and the rapid expansion across all industry sectors. In the oil and gas sector the rise in oil prices last year and the continued high global demand means there is greater pressure than ever before to deliver upstream and downstream products as efficiently as possible, this is managed through competent project management.

In addition to this, the Project Management Institute in the region has aggressive expansion plans over the next two years aiming to more than double the number of PMI members and the number of certified Project Management Professionals in the region. Establishing this office will enable us to broaden our footprint and enhance our reputation build on our long track record by considerably enhancing services we can offer clients in the area.”

ESI has been active in the Middle East region for several years, providing project management training and consulting services to a number of clients in the area, including Ericsson, Halcrow, Motorola, HP, Saudi Aramco, Q-Tel.

About ESI International

ESI International provides professional business education and professional services to help our customers getting better results from their projects, contracts, requirements and vendor relationships.

Our training courses in public, e-training and onsite environments have helped some of the most successful companies within EMEA to achieve and surpass their organisational goals. Accredited by the PMI®, our portfolio of more than 60 courses offers unique foundations in project management and business analysis methodology and best practices. ESI is also a Charter Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) of the IIBA.



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