CMEC facilitates mutual introductions for companies, business organizations and academia interested in doing business between Canada and the Middle East, with a focus on the Gulf States.

– Shawky Fahel, Founder



About CMEC

CMEC is made up of a versatile team of leaders with decades of experience in business, academia, through to all levels of government.

We notably helped Blackberry break into the Middle East in the early 2000’s, and continue to this day to help the brightest innovators of today like Waterloo’s North do business in new areas.


Our Services

Our versatile team of experts is equipped to help make introductions as well as assist with cultural awareness, travel documents, marketing, feasibility studies, and more.


Connect with Canada

As Canadian leaders, we leverage years of expertise and experience and connections at every level of government, and across dozens of industries across the country. We particularly specialize in the burgeoning tech community of Waterloo Region.


Connect with the Middle East

We take great joy in growing Canadian companies in the Middle East, with a particular emphasis on the Gulf States. Contact us for introductions and help working with experts across government and industry.


“Our university has built close ties with industry leaders such as Mr. Fahel. He is a wonderful ambassador for Waterloo Region.”

– Feridun Hamdullaphur, President of University of Waterloo