Who we are

CPI Industry is a strategic publisher of marquee B2B magazines and directories and a producer of high-end conferences related to the electro-mechanical sector. Its key areas of interest and coverage include the UAE National Strategy and Action Plan for Environmental Health, the Dubai Strategic Plan of 2020, Saudi Vision 2030 and international climate change protocols, to name some… all in the context of the electro-mechanical sector. As part of its strategic alignment with international and regional environmental and broad socio-economic development goals, the organisation analyses and reports on such issues as climate change, renewable and alternative sources of energy, energy security, water security, food safety (cold chain management) and food security.

CPI Industry enjoys the support and goodwill of governmental, quasi-governmental and private-sector bodies in the region and elsewhere. Over a decade of publishing specialised magazines, including the globally acclaimed Climate Control Middle East, and producing conferences, the organisation has attracted key insights and leadership statements from regional and international government agencies, international implementation bodies, master developers, developers, consultants, contractors and manufacturers.


Climate Control  

Energy efficiency and IAQ have moved into our collective psyche like never before. We are witness to a worldwide clamour for efficient and elegant engineering solutions and strategies.

Climate Control Middle East recognises this sentiment among engineers and technocrats and strives to perpetuate it among the readers. Playing the role of a conduit, the magazine aims to share innovations and bold engineering approaches – in all realms of the HVACR industry. A case-in-point is the field of district cooling in the region, where the very best of minds have assembled to deliberate and hammer out top-notch solutions to technical as well as economic challenges. The magazine takes upon itself the responsibility of channelling their solutions and strategies to the wide readership, so that everybody can benefit and push an entire industry forward.

Climate Control Middle East is about much more than energy-efficiency, IAQ and district cooling, though. It is about people and companies in the industry and a sharing of their concerns, ideas, thoughts and perceptions. It is about community building and a sense of fraternity.

Climate Control Middle East is accessible online at and available in digital format through Zinio


Chill is Climate Control Middle East's answer to a strong demand for an in-depth and focused look at the district cooling industry in the Middle East.

Published semi-annually as a pull-out supplement of the magazine, Chill contains analyses, technical papers and guest columns on district cooling. The prime objective is to present solutions and strategies that can be adopted to surmount challenges in a fledgling district cooling industry. To meet this, Chill is willing to adopt innovative communication methods. A case in point is the June 2007 supplement, which featured a verbatim account of a roundtable discussion on the O&M aspects of district cooling.

Called DC Dialogue, the discussion involved key personalities in the industry. They brought to the table their day-to-day experiences on such issues as low delta T, controls and measurement, maintenance of chillers, and water treatment and cooling towers. The discussions were intense and detailed; the solutions were relevant and immediately applicable.


Dominic De Sousa (1959-2015)
Founder, CPI Media Group

  Frédéric Paillé
Co-Founder & Commercial Director
M: +971 50 714 7204

Frédéric started his career in industrial marketing at PALL Europe, which manufactures filtration equipment. Over 10 years ago, he moved into industrial publishing for various international publications covering the Middle East and Africa regions. He started the regional office for Technical Review Middle East in Dubai. He holds the ICN (Institut Commercial de Nancy - France) Masters' Degree in International Marketing in exchange with Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA; the European Diploma in Business and Management from Portsmouth University, UK; and the Diplome Universitaire de Technologie in Business Studies from Valenciennes University - France.

  B Surendar
Co-Founder & Editorial Director
M: +971 50 509 2457

Surendar has worked as a journalist for over 20 years, during which he has covered several key industry events, such as the 3rd World Water Forum, held in Kyoto, Osaka and Shiga in 2003. He is the recipient of the 2007 Pan Arab Media Quality Award for 'Best Article', published in Climate Control Middle East magazine ('LEEDing the way', which focused on the District Cooling Central Plant 1 at Dubai's Wafi City; July 2006 issue). The award is an e-TQM College initiative. Surendar holds a Master's degree in Journalism from The University of Kansas, USA, and a Master's degree in English Literature from The University of Madras, India. During his days in the USA, he was twice a recipient of The Reader's Digest Fellowship for journalistic excellence.

When not chasing stories on cooling towers, chillers, valves and pumps, Surendar likes to unwind by reading, investigating and discussing history, etymology and sports journalism. He is also a published author.

Manzoor Usman
Business Development Manager
M: +971 (58) 121 8393
Kanika Saxena
Our representative in North America
T: +1 (905) 890 5031
Judy Wang
Our representative in Asia (except India):
T: +852-30780826
Keith Lobo
Finance Manager, CPI Industry
D: +971 4 440 9122
T: +971 4 440 9100
Purwanti S. Paillé
Subscriptions Manager
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