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H.E. Obaid Humaid Al Tayer tours EPG Innovation Week activities
28 NOV 2015

H.E. Obaid Humaid Al Tayer tours EPG Innovation Week activities

UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs, H.E. Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, toured the various segments of Emirates Post Group's Innovation Week activities on the final day, accompanied by Acting CEO of EPG Mr. Fahad Al Hosani; noted writer and former Speaker of the Federal National Council Mr. Mohammed Al Murr; former rally champion Mohammed Ben Sulayem; members of the EPG Board and head of Emirates Philatelic Association.

His Excellency Al Tayer visited the Stamp Innovation section and viewed three types of stamps being issued by Emirates Post Group: Stamps that use 'Augmented Reality' technology which plays a video of the particular stamp when a smartphone is placed over it; Personalised Stamps that print a photo of an individual and Online Stamps.

His Excellency the Minister also visited the VIP Lounge which hosted a number of corporate speakers addressing the employees on innovation in business; an Innovation Café designed to help employees offer ideas and suggestion on innovation and a cinema corner in which a trainer conducted brainstorming sessions on innovation.

The industry speaker series featured Rami Suleiman, UPS ISMEA district Vice President, Finance, Risk & Compliance (Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, and Africa), who explained 'how UPS, a 108 year old company, innovated in order to position itself as a global worldwide leader in Logistics.'

"UPS is a proud supporter of the National Innovation Strategy 2015, led by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. This vision encourages government entities, public and private sectors to push boundaries, build capacities and harness creativity," said Rami Suleiman. "Innovation is the core driver of our services at UPS and has helped position us as a global logistics leader for over a century. Innovation will ultimately enhance the way we work in the region and it will continue to play an instrumental role in creating a sustainable economy".

"Emirates Post Group is very pleased to be part of the Innovation Week celebrations through a host of unique events and activities," said Acting CEO of EPG, Mr. Fahad Al Hosani. "These activities reflected EPG's pioneering adoption of new technologies in the fields of mail sorting, courier, counter services and back office support. We are sure our employees would be motivated to innovate further in their day to day work through this event."

Also present on the occasion were CEO of Emirates Post Mr. Abdullah Alashram, CEO of Support Services Mr. Sami Al Khaja and employees of the Group.


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