The Arab International Society for Management Technology (AIMICT) held its annual meetings under the chairmanship of its president H.E. Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, with its members attending.

The meeting discussed and then approved the annual report of the Society's administrative board for the year ending on 31/12/2016. It also discussed the final financial statements, reviewed and approved the Society's general budget for the year 2017, and elected an auditor.

Activities and achievements of the Society during 2017 were also reviewed and discussed: several specialized training programs were implemented, the wide array of events which were organized have all contributed to strengthening cooperation frameworks with various institutions trying to meet requirements of the local, regional and global community in the area of quality and knowledge management.

The President of the Society, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, approved a number of decisions that would further develop the Society and expand its services. He also called for making greater efforts in education and training programs and for expanding cooperation frameworks with Iraq, Erbil and Syria in the field of quality training programs; as well as with Saudi Arabia, most particularly in the area of digital education so as to disseminate the quality program.

It was also decided that 2017 will be dedicated, or rather be called, the "membership year". Therefore an electronic manual/ guide for members use will be put on its website and new committees for discussing matters related to membership and members' activities and privileges will be formed. The Society also intends to organize a regional Arab conference on smart phone applications.

As the Society has already developed applications for its smart phones on Android and iOS platforms to be launched soon, the Society has announced a competition where the winner shall be the person who finds the biggest number of errors in these applications; a step aimed at introducing and launching a high quality app.

Society director Mrs. Majd Farhat, has reviewed the 2016 annual report, which described activities carried out during the year, building on previous achievements, with the aim of building capacities in the area of information technology and knowledge management in all fields. It also placed the society at the top of international professional organizations and institutions working in this field while at the same time seeking to realize the objectives for which it was established.

As far as professional certificates and trainings are concerned, the "Specialized Quality Manager Program" was held for the first time in the city of Ma'an. It is worth noting that this specific program was delivered in 2016 not only in Ma'an but also in the cities of Amman, Oman, Cairo, Gaza, Sharjah and Damascus.

Regarding the professional publications of the Society, Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh decided to distribute a free copy of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Dictionary to all participants in the training programs held by the Society.

The Arab International Society for Management Technology:

The Arab International Society for Management Technology (AIMICT) was established as a non-profit organization in 1989, in Buffalo-New York City, in the United States of America and it was officially registered in Amman in 1990 under the name of "Arab Management Society".

Arab managers and businessmen have realized the importance and consequences of their role in serving business communities in their countries and thus the idea of establishing such a society emerged into existence. In 2015, the name of the organization was amended into "The Arab International Society for Management Technology" (AIMICT), so as to keep pace with modern global technological developments in various sectors and to help establish and create a knowledge-based management.

Source: National News Agency