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Posted On: 19 April 2017 05:51 am
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Canon unveils new ‘Explore, Inspire, Improve’ concept to help Qatari businesses realise hidden potential

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Canon Middle East unveiled a new concept of ‘Explore, Inspire, Improve’ as part of their ‘Canon for Business’ offering. The initiative supports businesses in Qatar to drive productivity, efficiency and sustainable development, and reinstate their position as a ‘Partner of Choice’ for their customers.

Held in the capital city of Doha, the event was part of a series of Canon for Business events planned in countries within the Middle East and part of Canon’s strategy of working closely with its customers.

Canon is exploring the changing world of business and information, and is drawing inspiration from its customers’ challenges to help improve their business. Canon’s new concept of ‘Explore, Inspire, Improve’ is reflective of these efforts, which will provide a business process consultancy, and work with its customers to build the best solution for their organisation based on their business priorities.

“Digitisation is becoming an inevitable trend for organisations in the region however, to uncover maximum benefits from this trend, businesses need solutions that offer workforce efficiency, stronger cost management, feature more robust data security features, and that function to the highest international sustainability standards. Canon’s solutions holistically address these pain points, and we are happy to demonstrate these capabilities to our Qatari customers through this event. We are here to provide an end to end solution to consumers and businesses and this integration will further serve us to become closer to them and make technology more functional.”said Anurag Agrawal, Managing Director, Canon Middle East.

“With our corporate philosophy of `Kyosei`, meaning ‘living and working together for the common good,’ we will look to maintain our growth and prosperity in the region.” Agrawal added.

The outlook for Qatar’s economy is strong as the country’s strategy has been to diversify into all major markets. Qatar's 2017 growth is expected to be 3.8%, making it one of the most attractive Middle Eastern markets. Qatar will continue to lead GCC non-oil growth in 2017-18.

“Our approach has always been to create sustainable growth and strengthen our core business by primarily being a partner who will solve customer challenges. With the launch of our direct operations in market, Qatari customers now can receive direct advice on products and services from Canon professionals. Customers can also benefit from our state-of-the-art showroom designed to provide hands-on demonstrations of our B2B services and solutions” said Shadi Bakhour, B2B Business Unit Director, Canon Middle East.

Qatar is a key, strategic market for Canon in the region and its intent is to contribute to the Qatari economy. In fact, Canon is the first global technology brand to set up a direct in-country presence in Qatar which is a testimony to Canon’s vision and commitment of being closer to its customers.

Wim Wynants, General Manager, Canon Office Imaging Solutions, Doha said, “Since the launch of our operations in Qatar, we have contributed to the sustainability of society and the environment with the advanced technological strengths, global business deployment, and diverse, specialised human resource. This has been cultivated through the diversification and globalisation of our business operations. We follow the best practices including flexible cloud services which is set to increase efficiency and make options simpler for our customers. Canon Business Services is our outsourcing business which will help digitise and sustainably transform our customers’ processes efficiently across varied business units.”

At the event attended by more than 150 customers from Qatar, Canon highlighted its B2B strategy to its channel partners and key customers and showcased an innovative range of products catered to the evolving needs of businesses in verticals such as , healthcare, hospitality, construction, education and government.

In the sphere of CSR, Canon has continued to promote and support the activities of the Canon Foundation as well as various social and cultural programs. The company has implemented initiatives to strengthen information security, compliance and governance from the perspective of risk management.

Canon Office Imaging Solutions Doha has organised several community activities with the objective of a better tomorrow. These include a blood donation drive with its employees in conjunction with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

Canon remains committed to innovation, agility and a solutions-driven approach. The company has been working collaboratively to pioneer transformational approaches to the biggest social and environmental challenges.