Night Earth. Africa And Middle EastThe Middle East & North Africa Consultants Association (MENACA) was founded in 2012 by a group of independent consultants with two complementary goals: 1) to create a forum to better educate the U.S. business community on opportunities and business practices in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and 2) to create a centralized platform where those interested in doing business in the MENA can find expert assistance at a reasonable cost.

MENACA can facilitate your business needs in the MENA. Our consortium of experienced service providers include strategic consultants, subject matter experts, lawyers, public affairs specialists, translation companies, and business services solutions companies. We can help you manage the administrative, advocacy, cultural, financial, legal, licensing, regulatory and security challenges presented both in the region and in Washington D.C.

  • Administrative: We assist with securing all your office needs from: administrative support, bookkeeping, accounting, human resource needs, receptionist, and securing office space.
  • Cultural: We can develop and promote your company’s message to a Middle Eastern audience, provide technical and professional assistance with document translations, and guidance on acceptable professional and personal customs.
  • Financial: We can help you understand the financial “do’s & don’ts” of a new market, financial regulatory environments, financing options, etc.
  • Legal: We can provide legal assistance prior to working abroad, ensuring you are in compliance with laws domestically and internationally throughout your business transactions and development.
  • Licensing: We can assist with obtaining the necessary US Commerce export/import licenses required to conduct business internationally.
  • Regulatory: We can assist with ensuring your business is in regulatory compliance domestically and internationally throughout your business development.
  • Security: We can provide due diligence reports and risk assessments, mitigating concerns domestically and internationally throughout your business transactions, partnerships, and development.

Tell Us What You Need Here.

Members of MENACA are comprised of service professionals doing business in the Middle East & North Africa. Full members include individuals and companies who are consultants, lawyers, public relations professionals and financial service advisors, and translation experts.

For more information on membership benefits and costs, please click here.

To Join MENACA, please fill out the registration form here.

To be successful in a new market, businesses should not cut corners or think of doing business like doing business in the United States.  International business is different and frequently challenging but can be achieved successfully with the right knowledge and support.

MENACA can facilitate your business needs in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). Our consortium of experienced service providers include strategic consultants, subject matter experts, lawyers, public affairs specialists, translation companies, and business services solutions companies. We can help you manage the administrative, advocacy, cultural, financial, legal, licensing, regulatory and security challenges presented both in the region and in Washington D.C.

To learn more, please click here.

MENACA Partners are generally non-profit trade groups across the US and the globe. By creating partnerships, we hope to mutually expand our marketing reach across regions and sectors. We frequently negotiate referral and marketing agreements.

If you are interested in becoming a MENACA partner, please send your request to info@menaconsultants.org.

Who We Are
The Middle East & North Africa Consultants Association (MENACA) is two distinct entities working together for a common goal. MENACA, a 501(c)(6), focuses on educating the business community on doing business in the Middle East & North Africa. MENACA International LLC is a consortium of strategic consultants, subject matter experts, lawyers, public affairs specialists, translation companies, and business services solutions companies.

Our Joint Mission

MENACA International LLC and MENACA, a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, are two distinct entities with a joint mission to be the premier platform facilitating collaboration amongst professionals doing business in the Middle East and North Africa and supporting the business development of our members & clients.

Upcoming Events

MENACA Lunch Reception in Amman, Jordan — April 21, 2015

MENACA Breakfast with Amb. Susan Ziadeh — April 17, 2015

MENACA – US Commercial Service Doing Business in Free Trade Agreement Countries — March 24, 2015 — Denver, CO

MENACA Panel Breakfast: Doing Business in Free Trade Agreement Countries — March 19, 2015 — Washington, DC

MENACA News

March 17, 2015 — MENACA President to make 3 week trip to UAE, Oman, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia in April. MENACA will hold a lunch reception in Amman, Jordan during visit.

February 22, 2015 — MENACA and TRACE sign a partnership MOU for members to receive TRACE anti-corruption certification for a reduced price.

February 10, 2015 — MENACA will partner with the US Commercial Service in Denver to bring Embassy officials and regional experts together for an event on Doing Business in the Arab Tree Trade Agreement Countries: Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, and Oman on March 24, 2015.

December 21, 2014 — MENACA will hold its first MENACA members retreat in January 2015.

November 3, 2014 — MENACA is pleased to announce two new Board Members: Toni Christiansen and Robert Leggat.

Members & Partners

 

Meet Our New Members

Ridge Global
Ridge GlobalSecurity Firm
Led by The Honorable Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, Ridge Global offers international expertise across a scope of risk management and core business concerns, including security and infrastructure protection, emergency preparedness and response, strategic growth, and energy and maritime management. 
AccountSight
AccountSightAccounting Software
AccountSight is the #1 easiest time tracking and billing software available online. It was specifically created by consultants for the consulting industry. It’s easy to use, affordable and has helpful features such as resource planning and integration with QuickBooks and PayPal. 
CLT3 Consulting
CLT3 ConsultingSecurity Firm
CLT3 Consulting is a DC-based security consulting company, specializing in security risk assessments, vulnerability and threat analysis, security infrastructure design and aviation, port and rail feasibility studies.
Rainmaker
RainmakerWater Technology
Rainmaker Worldwide is a young technology driven and innovative company focusing on the creation of fresh water through wind turbines.  With operational units in Kuwait and the Netherlands, we continue to evolve our self-sustainable water production and purification technology to meet the growing demands of the global market.