Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization

Infobox_Company
company_name = Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAGOrg)
company_
company_type = Holding company
company_slogan = "We Work Hard To Stay First"
foundation = 1972
location = HQ in Amman ; operating in more than 70 offices worldwide
key_people = Mr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh: Chairman
Ms. Samar Al-Labbad: Deputy Chair
num_employees = More than 2000(as of end of 2007)
industry = • Financial Services.
Auditing & Accounting.
Intellectual Property.
Education & Training.
Project Management.
• Technical Translation.
Information Technology.| revenue = Undeclared
homepage = [http://www.Tagorg.com/ www.Tagorg.com]

The Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAGorg), is an international holding company employing over 2000 multi-disciplined professionals and operating out of 70 offices in the Middle East and North Africa, with representative offices in Europe, Asia and North America.

The Organisation is a leading provider of professional services having established a total of 14 member firms and societies since its inception, in addition to being an affiliate of the World Bank, the Register of Accountants and Auditors (Washington) and the UN Center for Transnational Corporations (N.Y.).TAGorg is mostly noted for its role in supporting Arab innovators through promoting the concept and relevance of intellectual property rights (IPRs) in Arab countries during the seventies, particularly with the formation of Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) in 1972, and later the Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP) in 1987. [http://www.cityscapeabudhabi.com/PressReleases/pressrelease_details.aspx?ID=106#Footer]

Timeline

*1972 – TAGorg founded as Talal Abu-Ghazaleh & Co. (TAGCO), in Kuwait by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh.

*1974 - TAGCO enters joint venture with Price Waterhouse, with the joint firm known as Price Waterhouse Abu-Ghazaleh.

*1975 - TAGCO publishes first English-Arabic Dictionary for Accounting.

*1979 - Joint venture with Price Waterhouse is terminated.

*1983 - The Arab Society for Certified Accountants (ASCA) is formed in London, England.

*1985 - Talal Abu-Ghazaleh is awarded the prestigious French Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur award at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, and the First Arab International Accountancy conference is convened in Tunisia.

*1987 - The Arab Society for the Protection of Industrial Property (ASPIP) is formed, later to be known as the Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP).

*1989 - The Arab Management Society is formed, later to be known as the Arab Knowledge and Management Society (AKMS).

*1997- The Arab Licensing and Technology Transfer Society (ALTTS) is formed.

*2001- TAGorg agrees with WTO to launch Arabic WTO website and agreement signed between TAGorg and CIE-University of Cambridge.

*2004 - AGIP releases Intellectual Property Dictionary and AGIP News Agency launched, and ACPA certificate accredited by the University of Cambridge.

*2005- APCO Worldwide forms strategic partnership with TAGorg.

*2006 - Talal Abu-Ghazaleh College of Business (TAGCB) is launched as part of the German – Jordanian University

Affiliations

Over the course of its existence, TAGorg has managed to develop numerous ties and affiliations with major international organizations, and in some cases, act as a promoter of their cause to Arab countries. The most notable of these affiliations include:

*United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
*World Trade Organization (WTO)
*United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
*International Auditing Practice Committee (IAPC)
*International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC)
*International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
*International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR] )
*International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
*Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)

References

* [http://www.cityscapeabudhabi.com/PressReleases/pressrelease_details.aspx?ID=106#Footer City Scape Abu Dhabi]
* [http://www.ameinfo.com/news/Company_News/T/Talal_Abu-Ghazaleh_Org__TAGO_/ TAGO Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Org (TAGO)] .
* [http://www.iccwbo.org/basis/id8238/index.html?cookies=no/ International Chamber of Commerce] Mr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh Speech on behalf of the International Chamber of Commerce.
* [http://www.un.org/webcast/ict/members.htm United Nations Infomation And Communication Technology Task Force] Memebership.
*Mr. Talal in the [http://www.un.org/av/photo/unhq/summitga062404.htm Global Compact Leaders Summit ] .
* [http://www.1stjordan.net/tagi/index.html Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International] Jordan First.
* [http://www.iec.ch/online_news/etech/arch_2004/etech_0104/news.htm#wsis World Summit] .


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