- July 5, 2012:
3M, a recognized leader in research and development recently organized an exclusive customer event in Dubai, which was hosted byHakCheol (H.C) Shin, 3M’s International Vice Presidentalong with Irfan Malik, Vice President, 3M Middle East & Africa.
3M top leadership’s visit which included executives from St. Paul, Minnesota to the UAE marked the unveiling of global major’s expansion plans across wider Middle East and Africa includingSaudi Arabia, Qatar, Iraq, Nigeria and Kenya. The exclusive customer event, which was essentially aimed towards providing key customers in the UAE direct interface with 3M global leadership, also witnessed 3M leadership hailing Middle East region as the next BRIC destination for the company with regards to fresh investments and geographical expansions.
Addressing key customers at the event in Dubai, Irfan Malik, Vice President, 3M Middle East & Africa said, “Middle East is one of the fastest growing geographies for 3M globally and we have outlined a compelling growth strategy for our company in this strategic region, which has embarked on a path of inspirational development across key industry sectors”.
He further added, “This exclusive customer eventwas indeed a great opportunity for Mr. H.C Shin to personally interact with our key customers in the UAE and get a sense of their business requirements and aspirations. We are confident that our thousands of unique and innovative solutions will continue to contribute significantly to the success of our customers’ businesses across key industries”.
The customer event held at the Grosvenor House in Dubai, witnessedparticipation oftop customers from 3M’s key businesses including Health Care, Consumer and Office, Electronicsand Communications, Industrial and Transportation, Safety, Security & Protection Services and Display & Graphics.
“The Middle East is a priority market for 3M and aggressive expansion plans have been outlined for our operations across various countries in the region.This customer event is one of our many initiatives that have been developed to engage with our key partners in the UAE who will be instrumental towards achieving the desired growth for the company”, Malik concluded.