Shadi Bakhour, General Manager for Canon Emirates
Canon, a world leader in imaging solutions, showcased sustainable services and solutions at The Hotel Show 2015. The digital imaging solutions leader highlighted IT best practices for the hospitality sector through interactive demos of eco-smart and cost-friendly products including copiers, security cameras, projectors, network video solutions, laser printers and more.
The Hotel Show, which ran until September 30, presents a holistic view of the hotel industry in Dubai, one of the world’s largest centres of tourism.
Canon Middle East (CME) is firmly committed to the GCC’s hospitality sector, which is expected to grow at an annual rate of 9.5% to US$35.9 billion by 2018, from US$22.8 billion in 2013, according to a report by investment bank Alpen Capital. In the last year alone, Canon Emirates, a subsidiary of CME, has already facilitated 25% cost saving for city hotels in their overall print related expenditure by using Managed Print Services. Hotels constantly seek ways to improve their business reach to potential customer and Canon Emirates has helped them in doing so.
This year Canon displayed even greater innovation to its product range under four main categories: NVS and Projectors, LFP, Office and Laser, each of which demonstrates cutting-edge efficiency, productivity, and security-capabilities.
As Vision Conference Partner for The Hotel Show, Canon showcased, first hand, how it is redefining the industry through the manufacture of hospitality-focused products and solutions that can improve the sector’s carbon footprint while providing cost saving, efficiency, innovation and security. The company also highlighted its Business “Gamechanger” campaign wherein it demonstrated how it is effectively adapting itself to provide new and advanced services.
During the event, Canon participated in The Vision Conference panel discussion on September 30. The Vision Conference, now in its third year, includes an extensive programme offering the latest insight, trends and market intelligence across hospitality. Shadi Bakhour, General Manager for Canon Emirates, contributed to the panel discussion ‘A hotel viewpoint - sustainability for a better tomorrow?’ Additionally, Canon was also a part of this year’s highlight, TecSec, a technology and security summit that educates hoteliers and restaurateurs on using cutting-edge automated practices to deliver a seamless guest experience.
Bakhour said: “At Canon, we recognize that the hospitality industry is fast-evolving, especially in the UAE. We believe that there is huge room for Canon to grow by providing a wide spectrum of services and solutions that can not only improve costs for hoteliers, but also make their industry more eco-conscious and secure.
“Kyosei, Canon’s corporate philosophy is the driving force behind all that we do. We try to live and work together for the common good, across our various offices. We aim to grow our business responsibly and we believe that sustainability is integral together as it makes for a healthier society and an improved environment.”
Christine Davidson, Group Event Director of the dmg events hospitality portfolio said: “I am pleased to have Canon Middle East join the event as Vision Conference Partner and exhibitor. Canon is a well-known global brand and this event provides the perfect platform for world leading global brands to connect and communicate with senior decision makers in the hospitality sector. They showcased a wide range of products including ones that can print documents from the size of a business card to banners the height of the Burj Khalifa. They shared excellent input and insight during the show.”
Product highlights included the launch of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3320i*, with an ECO STAPLER FINISH, which is the first in the world (floor standing model); it is a compact and user-friendly, colour A3 multifunctional printer. In the Network Video Solutions (NVS) and Projectors segment, cutting-edge network cameras such as VB-M741LE, VB-R11VE, VBH630VE and VB-H43* were on display.
For further details of Canon Middle East, global operations, products and services visit: www.canon-me.com. To register to attend The Hotel Show Dubai 2015 for free, visit: www.thehotelshow.com.