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NEWS        UAE

            REGIONAL BRIEFS                            8th edition of Sharjah's
           HH Sheikh Ahmed bin
           Mohammed bin Rashid
           Al Maktoum, Chairman
           of Dubai Media Council,                     Paper One Show
           reviewed the work done
           b y  tw o ad v isor y
           councils, the Publishing                     The 8th edition of Paper
           Advisory Council and the Content Creation Advisory Council, to   One Show, the premier inter-
           develop strategies to enhance quality in the various sectors of   national paper exhibition in
           Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) including its broadcast,
           print, and digital platforms, which together form an   the MENA region since
           integrated media system. “Today’s media excellence has set   2007, will be held at the Expo
           new standards and taking them into account we must be   Centre Sharjah from 21-23
           active participants in making them. Having a strong and   February, 2023.  Paper One
           competitive media is vital to enhancing Dubai’s global   Show, the premier interna-
           leadership in various spheres. Media excellence is being   tional paper exhibition in the
           constantly redefined with the industry’s constant evolution.   MENA region since 2007, is
           In the modern age of metaverse and the Internet of Things   dedicated to all kinds of   Paper One Show’s 8th edition to be held from 21 to 23 February
           (IoT), we need to be proactive and innovative in driving   paper and paper manufactur-
           quality benchmarks,” adds HH Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum.             region and in the paper   breaking its own records.
           The meeting, attended by several prominent members of the   ing, paper jumbo rolls, fin-  industry as well. Paper One   Paper One Show’s 7th edi-
           Dubai Media Council, also reviewed proposals to encourage   ished products, printing,   Show also adds value to the   tion brought together 100+
           contribution by Emiratis in boosting media growth, as well as   writing, tissue, and hygienic   paper industry with the fairs,   international exhibitors from
           initiatives to develop national talent.     paper, converters, cartons,  symposiums, trade missions,   21 countries with 8,897 sec-
                                                       paperboard, and more.  and B2B meeting events
           UAE has officially issued a                                                             tor professional visitors from
           federal decree-law on                        Throughout the years,   being held in the MENA   98 countries under one roof.
           taxation of corporations                    Paper One Show has not only   region since 2007.
           and businesses. As per                      become one of the premier   Al Furat Fair Organizer   Paper One Show brings
           the federal decree-law                      exhibitions of its kind but   completed the latest edition   together a wide variety of
           No. 47 of 2022, businesses                  also attained a well-known   of Paper One Show in 2022   manufacturers and buyers
           will be subject to the UAE                  reputation both around its   at Expo Centre Sharjah by   from the paper industry.
           corporate tax, beginning from their first financial year that
           starts on or after 1 June, 2023. The corporate tax will levy a
           standard rate of 9% for taxable profits exceeding 3,75,000   Reimagine the future of work
           dirhams. Profits up to and including that threshold will be
           taxed at a zero percent rate to support small businesses and
           startups. The Ministry of Finance confirmed that the new   with stunning AR technology
           corporate tax is an important milestone in building an
           integrated tax regime that supports the strategic objectives of   The landmark IDC
           the UAE as well as enhances global competitiveness and   Government Congress 2022
           provides the economy with flexibility to deal with and   event, held recently in
           support international financial systems of the UAE’s   Riyadh, provided the perfect
           established partnerships.
                                                       opportunity for Saudi Xerox
           One of  UAE’s leading                       to highlight its best-in-class
           corrugated cardboard box                    Augmented Reality solu-
           manufacturers Universal                     tions.
           Carton Industries LLC (UCI)                  Mehmet Sezer, General
           has announced plans to                                            Xerox strives to introduce key workplace solutions: Mehmet Sezer, GM
           increase its production                     Manager of Saudi Xerox out-  introduce key workplace  data that organizations sud-
           capacity by investing 55                    lines a well-thought-out   solutions in the past decade   denly have access to. In such
           million dirhams to meet                     vision for the future of Saudi
           the growing market                          Xerox and the role the com-  to enable more efficient pro-  cases, an organization like
           demand. With this, UCI aims to boost its production capacity      cesses and workflows. Our   us can help customers navi-
           by threefold from its current capacity, to 1,00,000 tons   pany  plays  to  help  KSA   Managed  Print  Services   gate this assessment stage
           annually. It is located at Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone’s   achieve digital transforma-
           (RAKEZ) specialised Al Ghail Industrial Zone. Managing   tion:  “Digitization is the   offering is industry-leading,   before automating and opti-
           Director of UCI Arsalan Pirani says, “This expansion will not be   future of Saudi Arabia and   and we use many of the tools  mizing.”
           limited to increasing our share in the UAE and GCC markets,       and techniques to imple-  The landmark IDC
           but will also extend its scope to include targeting new   we are actively working with   ment digital transformation.   Government Congress 2022
           strategic global markets. With the extension of our European   our customers to help them
           food grade corrugated plant in Ras Al Khaimah, complete   transform their organiza-  "As an example, a critical   event provided a great stage,
           with modern equipment and innovative technologies, we   tions with our solutions.    aspect is the collation, man-  where Saudi Xerox showed a
           will have achieved an unparalleled production capacity by   Embracing digital transfor-  agement and understanding   glimpse of its futuristic con-
           becoming the pioneers of sustainable packaging solutions.”
                                                       mation, Xerox has strived to   of the significant volume of   cept, available today.
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