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Social media, e-commerce top MEEN agenda

Middle East Entrepreneurs Network to hold first 2013 mixer in Dubai

Social media, e-commerce top MEEN agenda
Kaul: The MEEN Mixer promises to be a melting pot of entrepreneurs and professionals for direct business and social networking.

The Middle East Entrepreneurs Network (MEEN) today announced its first business networking event for 2013 will be held at Media One at Dubai Media City from 7pm onwards on 6 January, 2013.

Taner Kilicarslan, specialist in online marketing and entrepreneurship, will speak on "How to leverage tools on the Internet to drive more revenue" and "How to use social media for customer engagement and retention" at the MEEN mixer.

Meera Kaul, managing director of Optimus Technology & Telecommunications and founder of MEEN, will be conducting a workshop for entrepreneurs to help them structure and execute e-commerce business models. The work shop will cover topics such as "Structuring your online business", "Technology and marketing" and "Legal and terms" for online businesses.

"The MEEN work shop will be a summarised version of the intensive four-week workshop we have been conducting for entrepreneurs globally. We received great feedback from our recent work shop in Turkey and decided to share the same with our network of UAE's entrepreneurs," explains Kaul.

"We are also happy to announce our first Networking Mixer this year. The MEEN Mixer promises to be a melting pot of entrepreneurs and professionals for direct business and social networking. We plan to hold regular Mixers in the UAE inviting experts from various fields to talk on different aspects of running a business. MEEN will become a strong platform to get advice on setting up and running your business and a forum where ideas and experiences can be shared," she adds.

The Middle East Entrepreneurs Network (MEEN) is a group of entrepreneurs and business people created to promote and encourage business in the Middle East region through networking. MEEN helps fellow entrepreneurs in their businesses by generating business for them within the network.

The focus and vision of MEEN, will principally be to help individuals create business ideas and to connect them with investors. MEEN has also created sub groups for focused segments like IT, Women Entrepreneurs and Trading. The organisation intends to hold regular networking mixers and make available a complete knowledge repository of case studies, best practices within Middle East and relevant data to its members.

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