“The media and entertainment industry of the region is undergoing significant transformation, especially following the downturn we experienced during COVID. We would like to increase the leverage of our valuable rental partners in the region and to be ready for immediate deliveries to avoid any setbacks in projects,” commented Bilal Assidi from Martin Professional Middle East.
The decision followed the recent visit from An Steegen, CEO of Barco at the Martin Professional Middle East headquarters based in Dubai – UAE. “Following several successful years of significant growth in the Middle East’s live events industry, we have decided to join forces with our distributor Martin Professional Middle East in formulating a platform to increase product accessibility in the region. This platform features a package of exciting enablers like, locally accessible product inventory and service along with financial incentives.” shared Erdem Soyal from Barco.
Bilal Assidi mentioned: “This decision is the result of detailed consultation with our customers and gaining a deeper understanding of their expectations. As a value-added distributor, we always strive to come up with creative plans in shaping our offerings of Video, Lighting, Audio, and Control portfolio towards an absolute peace of mind of our customers. And with content at entertainment venues getting significant traction, we expect Barco’s high-performance projectors to be an essential feature in any large entertainment venue in the region.”
Bilal Assidi further said: “We experienced a huge increase in demand for projectors following several successful projects. The recent investment in 100 UDX projectors is the first step in our long-term strategy in reaffirming our position in the region. And we will have more similar plans for the upcoming year to remain the region’s primary distributor of Barco projectors.”
Erdem Soyal, Lina Assafiri, An Steegen, Nour Assafiri, Bilal Assidi, Hashem Aletaha
About Martin Professional Middle East (MPME)
Martin Professional Middle East has established itself in the Middle Eastern region as a leading lighting and audio-visual solution distributor. With more than 25 years of experience, MPME has a remarkable footprint in the different segments of the AVL market.
MPME offers professional solutions available through lasting partnerships with the most prestigious brands in the industry including after-sales support, project supervision, and commissioning.
Barco is a global technology leader that develops networked visualization solutions for the entertainment, enterprise, and healthcare markets. Our solutions make a visible impact, allowing people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences; to foster knowledge sharing and smart decision-making in organizations and to help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare.
Headquartered in Kortrijk (Belgium), Barco realized sales of 804 million euro in 2021 and has a global team of 3,000+ employees, whose passion for technology is captured in +500 granted patents. Barco has been listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange since 1985. (Euronext: BAR; Reuters: BARBt.BR; Bloomberg: BAR BB)
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