For two decades, Dubai-based CPI has published magazines and guides, organised events and run successful marketing campaigns across the GCC.
From an initial start with B2B IT titles, it has grown its range to include industry, oil & gas, construction and finance. For the last five years, it has also published in the consumer space, bringing globally important brands to the regional market.
Privately owned by its founder, Dominic De Sousa, CPI has grown organically from a single title to its current stable of over 30 titles, over 20 web portals, over a dozen awards ceremonies and numerous b2b events and conferences. Aggressive expansion plans mean more will follow in the next two years.
Proud of its multinational staff mix, CPI is a flexible and ideas-driven company, reacting quickly to opportunities in the market. Over the past year, for example, most titles have launched their own annual awards and many now run regular events, road shows and conferences.
CPI is committed to a digital future and is already exploiting social media to enhance its brands, as well as investing heavily into upgrades of its multiple Web sites. Marketing solutions for clients typically include a mix or print, digital and event-based solutions.
CPI has enjoyed several long term partnerships with leading global brands – IDG, Northern & Shell , BBC Worldwide and Times of India. All of these major players chose CPI over competing publishers because of our innovation and understanding of the regional market.
Importantly, CPI never stands still or takes its past successes for granted.