Bridging the gap between your business and the Middle East

Commercial Intelligence | Cultural Knowledge | Connections

SECTORS

Banking & Finance

East/West trade, Islamic & western banking and FinTech are some of the issues covered in understanding the regional topography.

Branding & PR

For the 99% of companies who need safe branding and effective PR in a specific sector, we make that happen.

Company Setup

GCC countries offer 50+ FTZ’s, onshore, offshore, agency and distributor agreements. Choice is not the problem. We guide your best interests.

Construction

16,000 infrastructure, hospitality, healthcare, retail and educational projects worth $1tn are under construction across the GCC in 2017. Where do you fit?

Defence & Security

The GCC is on every security company’s radar; knowledge of the sector has significant benefits for clients of 8 Point Advisory.

Design & Interiors

Hospitality. Aviation. Retail. Real Estate. D&I is integral to all sectors, and our experience offers rare insight for planning growth.

Digital Media Management

Our 10+ years’ managing major global brands in the region shows that few can provide our experience or insight.

Distribution

We have the relationships to manage 3PL across the GCC; managing cross-border distribution is one of our core strengths.

Distributor Management

What looks an easy option, but one that’s tough to manage. We understand, guide, manage and make it a smooth operation.

Energy, Water & Power

Deep supply chains require deep knowledge on the ground; companies can’t manage from a distance. The difference can be 8 Point.

Government relations

Rarely are government and private sector so close, and that knowledge is an essential part of the service.

Healthcare

The healthcare market in each GCC country will grow 11%-13% annually and be worth $71.3 billion by 2020. Time to be involved!

Hospitality, F&B

Growth of 7.6% CAGR from US$25.4 billion (2015) to US$36.7 billion (2020) with RevPAR in the UAE anticipated to reach US$143.

Law

Different legal systems, entities and countries, along with different systems of Sharia and international law means specific advice is essential.

Logistics/Warehousing

Zoning, transporting, customs, taxation, onshore, offshore; a myriad of options requiring clear cut guidance.

Media Planning

Under 25’s comprise 50% of the GCC population, and media set to reach US$ 12.4billion by 2018 – but how to reach them?

Recruitment& HR

150+ nationalities, each with a set of rules on employment and visas. Finding people is one thing, managing the workforce quite another

Retail

A renowned global centre for retail therapy, but who owns the brands and how do you navigate the Family businesses and Malls?

Supply Chain Management

Trade accounted for 28% of Dubai’s GDP in 2016, followed by transportation and storage at 12%; the GCC is reliant on quality SCM.

Technology

As the GCC develops market-specific products and services, innovation has been placed front & centre of this strategy by all governments.

VC & Innovation Hubs

Over 30-years the region has shown massive sustained growth. The next phase has started with encouraging risk and changing financial and legal structures

WHY CLIENTS CHOOSE US

LOW RISK

Deep knowledge of markets and connections means every route to market is planned with experience.

MANAGEABLE COST

Clients typically save 50%+ on costs usually spent finding GCC business; we’re measurable, connected and deliver revenues

COUNTRY KNOWLEDGE

Partners/Advisors have excellent relationships with all relevant English-speaking Government Trade Commissions and are long-term residents of the GCC.

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