Canon, a leader in printing and imaging solutions, outlined its commitment to the Middle East and Central & North Africa markets as it shared the key achievements of 2019, and vision for 2020.
The annual ‘Kick Off’ meeting was complemented by a specific visit of Canon’s EMEA President and CEO Yuichi Ishizuka, who underlined the company’s philosophy of kyosei, dwelling and working together for the common good.
Learnings from the previous year were explored alongside methods to increase performance throughout the Canon ‘ecosystem’ in 2020, with a ‘growth mindset’ and a ten-year vision for Canon Middle East to position itself as a ‘Lifetime Imaging Partner’ amongst its customer and business audiences. Over the year, each quarter will focus on the pillars: culture, sustainability, innovation and ambition which will assist to shape communication with employees and potential employees, customers, partners, media and the industry as well as the community, which include women and youth.
Employees, customers, and the community will proceed to be at the core of all organization activities and will be strengthened as part of the workplace culture. Employees have been recognized for their contributions throughout the team, highlighting the significance of collaboration in line with the ‘Together We Can’ strategy for 2020.
During the event, Canon Middle East further outlined its plans for Expo 2020 Dubai, the largest of its kind event to be staged in the Arab world, as it its official printing and imaging provider.
This is the first time Expo 2020 Dubai has one provider for both imaging and printing, giving Canon the possibility to make contributions to the delivery of the event, and show off its complete input to output portfolio. The partnership will further assist people to reimagine and push the boundaries of what is possible via imaging.
Anurag Agrawal, Managing Director – Canon Middle East, said: “While 2019 was a difficult year due to external factors, we recorded tremendous growth and are positive about the opportunities ahead. As a global innovation leader, Canon strives to meet and exceed the wants of our clients throughout the region with the aim to emerge as a lifetime imaging partner. We have a strong employee and client focus as well as a responsible approach to sustainability, youth, women and the community. We will proceed to focus on our customers and on core sectors which includes education, healthcare and governments in our key regional markets.”