„We are entering into this reseller agreement with Ondot to help financial institutions meet the growing demand for digital payment solutions first, which are combined with an easy-to-use solution,“ said Ed W. Rhea, President and CEO of MEA. Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) and the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) publish an updated version of their standard customer/engineer agreement for professional consulting services. The AACO delegation also confirmed the need for collective bargaining with other associations and the importance of the agreement signed in Damascus for the establishment of an Arab negotiating federation (because such a federation would have a more effective bargaining value than individual countries). Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) and Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) have announced a standard customer/engineer contract for professional consulting services. The model agreement is designed to help Ontario`s 444 municipalities ensure a fair procurement process by establishing a fair and consistent business conditions for both customers and consulting engineers. „This standard agreement will allow municipalities to do business more efficiently with consulting engineers. The proposal will mainly save small municipalities time and considerable costs for contracting,“ said Reg Russwurm, president of the Association of Municipal Engineers. The Executive Committee also reviewed the results of the Arab Transport Ministers` Conferences in Damascus on 18 December. The meetings confirmed the importance of the two agreements signed for the adoption of the open airspace policy between Arab countries and the creation of a federation of negotiations with other associations. The attached York Region presentation only serves to help members understand how free trade agreements can affect service procurement „It has been a long and complex process, but also a very rewarding process,“ said Geoff Pound, Chair of the Municipal Engineers Association Liaison Committee. „The revised standard agreement now reflects current municipal engineering practices. This will benefit both municipalities and the mechanical engineering advisory sector.
„The model agreement is based on the principles of partnership and fairness. It symbolizes a collaborative approach to creating a business environment that benefits both customers and consulting engineers,“ said Barry Steinberg, Chief Executive Officer of Consulting Engineers of Ontario. Middle East Airlines (MEA) is a member of the SkyTeam Airline Alliance, the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In early 2006, at a press conference in New York, the airline expressed interest in becoming an associate member of SkyTeam.  On February 28, 2011, MEA officially signed the partnership agreement with SkyTeam at an official ceremony in Beirut.