Prince Sultan applauds Midwan Edutainment’s work

Updated 14 April 2015
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Prince Sultan applauds Midwan Edutainment’s work

Midwam Edutainment, a Saudi Arabia-based technology company offering turnkey solutions for 3D, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), received recognition and positive feedback for its project revolutionizing a UNESCO World Heritage site, Bait Nassief in Jeddah, using multiple technology platforms.
Midwam Edutainment showcased this technology at the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market Forum (STTIM), held in Riyadh between March 29 and April 3.
Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) who commended Midwan Edutainment’s work, said: “By changing how we experience our environment, the best of AR and VR technologies also prompt growth of other verticals such as tourism and education.”
He added: “These pioneering technologies are currently implemented by the SCTA in 25 museums in Saudi Arabia. Midwan’s work in Jeddah’s UNESCO World Heritage site is one-of-a-kind.”
Khalid Muawad, co-founder and chief technology officer, Midwam Edutainment, said: “By weaving technology with imagination, we are creating such newly demanded aesthetics.”
Hattan Nassief, head of the development department at Midwam, highlighted the company’s augmented reality technologies to Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the SCTA who applauded the ability of these technologies to change the landscape of the tourism market in the Kingdom.
Mats W. Johansson, co-founder, president and CEO of Eon Reality, Midwam’s foreign partner, said: “We have opted to cooperate with SCTA for its pioneering role on the technological levels.”
Sponsored by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market Forum is a key event with multiple activities aimed to both B2B (business) and B2C (public) target groups. This year, more than 80 local and international experts discussed issues of relevance within tourism, investment opportunities and the future of the market in Saudi Arabia during 40 workshops and lectures catered to the tourism work force.


Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Updated 20 February 2019
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Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Saudi shipping company Bahri is demonstrating its commitment to advancing the growth of maritime industry and improving security in the logistics business at the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) and Naval Defense and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX).

The events are being held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, president of the UAE and supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces in Abu Dhabi from Feb.17-21.

Khaled bin Hussain Biyari, assistant minister of defense — executive affairs; General Awwad Eid Al-Balawi, director general of Saudi Arabian Border Guards; and other officials visited Bahri’s booth during the events.

As part of its participation, Bahri is showcasing its maritime capabilities and innovation-driven solutions at the largest defense expo in the Middle East. The company is also highlighting its unmanned surface vessels (USVs) at its booth. Powered by MAP Pro technology, which transforms any vessel into an autonomous one, Bahri’s USVs are capable of numerous applications, including gathering data, surveillance and reconnaissance. In addition, the vessels offer significant cost savings and reduce human workload in high-risk operations. 

Bringing together more than 1,310 specialized companies from 62 countries, both events offer a strategic business platform for exhibitors to present their latest naval, maritime and coastal security technology, equipment and crafts, and explore partnership opportunities with local and international companies. 

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said: “Events such as IDEX and NAVDEX provide a unique opportunity to gather new insights into new security technologies that can help companies thrive in a safe and secure trade. With Saudi Arabia being at the forefront of efforts aimed at maintaining stability and security in the region, maritime security is a key focus area for the Kingdom.” 

Aldubaikhi added: “Bahri’s presence at IDEX and NAVDEX 2019 is part of our strategy to further strengthen our offerings to enhance the Kingdom’s maritime capabilities and support its transformation as the world’s leading logistics hub. The exhibition also provides us with an excellent platform to connect with our customers and explore new partnership opportunities that will further drive our ambitious expansion plans.”

Bahri Logistics, one of the five business units within Bahri and one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world, operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels that are capable of carrying different types of cargo, including project, ro-ro, breakbulk, equipment, and container cargo.