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BY AMIT AHUJA, GENERAL MANAGER, MAICO GULF
CHAIR, AMCA MIDDLE EAST REGION
MEMBER, AMCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

m i d d l e e a s t a m c a u p d at e
The AMCA Middle East region continues to be a place of

That increases the total number of certified products to 101.

growth in membership and participation in the AMCA Certified

Between its initiatives, committees, conferences and

Ratings Program (CRP). The region has 27 members, 21 of

marketing, the region's activity increases month by month.

which participate in the CRP. The CRP in this region in par-

AMCA looks forward to a continued uptick in participation

ticular is thriving, with a 15 percent growth over the past year.

from manufacturers in the Middle East.

AMCA MIDDLE EAST REGION MEETING

The second annual AMCA Middle East Region Meeting
took place in November of 2016. The meeting was held in
Dubai in association with the Big 5 International Building
and Construction Show, at which AMCA exhibited. At the
annual meeting, members from the region and AMCA staff
developed a strategic plan outlining organizational goals,
marketing and communications plans and changes to testing
standards relevant to the region. The meeting also saw the
CRP officially introduce the first sand louvers certified for
wind-driven sand rejection. Ruskin Titus Gulf, located in
Dubai, UAE, has two sand louvers licensed to bear this
AMCA seal.
OTHER MEETINGS

AMCA was also active in hosting technical training seminars
in the region. The association hosted two December 2016

AMCA's booth at the Big 5. Images courtesy of AMCA International.

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Fall 2017

Attendees at AMCA's first ever technical seminar in Saudi
Arabia gather at the SABIC Home of Innovation.

events: one in Doha, Qatar, and one in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Doha seminar was co-hosted by the ASHRAE Oryx
Chapter, and the Riyadh event was co-hosted by the SABIC
Home of Innovation. These seminars provided instruction to
audiences of engineers who work for Qatari and Saudi Arabian
agencies and organizations.
"To host weekend events that were this well-attended in
Qatar and Saudi Arabia shows this region's desire for the
quality content that AMCA delivers," said AMCA's executive
director Mark Stevens. "AMCA's partnerships with ASHRAE
Oryx Chapter and the SABIC Home of Innovation provided
the perfect platforms for the over 250 attendees to drive forward the air systems industry in the Middle East and North
Africa regions."
AMCA was back in the region soon after, hosting three
more technical seminars in April: two in Dubai and one in
Muscat, Oman. The technical workshops in Dubai were held
April 4, 2017, in partnership with the ASHRAE Falcon Chapter
and the Amity University of Dubai. The morning presentation
was the inaugural technical workshop for the Amity University
ASHRAE Student Chapter. Over 100 aspiring engineers
attended the event, coming from five universities, including
Amity University, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT),
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Manipal

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