MEDGULF provides free second medical opinion service for clients

Updated 20 December 2014
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MEDGULF provides free second medical opinion service for clients

The Mediterranean and Gulf Cooperative Insurance and Reinsurance Company (MEDGULF), has launched its second medical opinion service, offered in cooperation with Assist America. The first-of-its-kind service, offers MEDGULF’s customers in Saudi Arabia the option to receive a second medical opinion from a recognized hospital in the United States at no extra cost.
To deliver the service, MEDGULF has formed a strategic cooperation agreement with Assist America, one of the largest global suppliers of emergency medical services. The agreement allows MEDGULF secure the services of world-renowned hospitals and leading experts across all medical fields to ensure that customers receive high quality medical services and the best possible advice on their diagnosis and treatment.
“Our mission at MEDGULF is to make our customers’ lives better by providing the best medical care and supporting the development of the health sector," said Saleh A. S. Al-Sagri, chairman of MEDGULF. “Our strategy is to provide the best medical care and outstanding service for individuals and companies. This new service will enhance the benefits and the scope of private health insurance coverage for MEDGULF clients in the Kingdom”.
The second medical opinion service covers chronic and pre-existing conditions as well as the evaluation of cases where a diagnosis is not available in Saudi Arabia. The service allows MEDGULF customers in the Kingdom for the first time to obtain a second opinion of any diagnosis, free of charge, from advanced medical centers across the United States. MEDGULF will put its agents in direct contact with the hospitals to provide added support for customers and reduce the possibility of diagnostic and therapeutic errors.
“We are proud of our leading position in the Saudi Arabian and Middle Eastern markets and our ability to offer our customers in the Kingdom the services they need,” said Lutfi Fadel El-Zein, executive president of MEDGULF.


Real estate landscape to be explored

Updated 17 February 2019
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Real estate landscape to be explored

Informa Middle East, organizer of the Cityscape portfolio of events, will roll out a trio of back-to-back events across Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE between March 24 and April 18.

With the specific market dynamics of each destination being explored through dedicated country events, the 2019 Cityscape series springs into action with Cityscape Egypt at the Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC) in Cairo. A two-day conference kick-starts the Egypt schedule on March 24 and 25, before the exhibition takes centerstage from March 27 to 30. 

Cityscape then moves to the Center for Forums and Events in Jeddah, which includes an exhibition from April 5 to 7, before a one-day workshop on April 7. Finally, a return to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) includes a three-day exhibition from April 16 to 18 with an influential agenda on the lineup at the conference set for April 16.

“It’s a packed three-week schedule with a very distinct market approach and program for each destination,” said Chris Speller, Cityscape group director. “This year more than ever, Cityscape will drill down into the specifics and varied issues affecting each market. While opportunities continue to abound across the region, each market requires very different approaches from consumers, government entities and private developers to realize them. 

“With each market at varying stages of maturity and subject to very different developmental concerns, the conference and exhibition stops in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi enable industry professionals and public investors to engage with people at the sharp end of the business, understand and seize opportunities, and network for future growth,” added Speller.

In Egypt, the conference will focus on “Energizing the Market and Reinstating Confidence” with government authorities, experts, and market influencers scheduled to spell out the country’s strategic vision to achieve real estate market maturity. 

Expecting a turnout of more than 40 exhibitors and over 8,000 visitors, Cityscape Jeddah this year looks to align with the goals of the Kingdom’s real estate market in light of its Saudi Vision 2030 economic diversification plan.

“Vision 2030 reforms are expected to attract major investment into a Saudi real estate sector predicted to double its contribution to the national economy right through this decade,” said Speller. 

“Over the past few years, we have witnessed Saudi Arabia make significant strides in attracting foreign and local investment, implementing various urban regeneration initiatives, and investing in infrastructure.”

This recent progress, when aligned with the various projects being green-lit, will no doubt transform the country into a global investment powerhouse. We believe Cityscape Jeddah will help drive investment in the Saudi sector by enhancing its standing as a crucial meeting point for regional and international leaders who can contribute to making Vision 2030 a reality.”

With a focus on “Achieving Diversification and Energizing the Market,” the Jeddah workshops will feature prominent investment panel discussions which dive into how the country’s tourism and hospitality sector agenda can impact Vision 2030. The Cityscape outings in Cairo and Jeddah will both feature dedicated editions of the Cityscape Awards, which recognize and celebrate excellence in real estate development and architecture. 

The UAE capital’s official real estate event platform, Cityscape Abu Dhabi is held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The one-day conference agenda will explore the future of regulatory and technological innovation with a strong focus on the government sector’s growth strategy for the UAE capital.