Saudi Mining and Minerals 2015 conference, exhibition set

Updated 23 October 2015
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Saudi Mining and Minerals 2015 conference, exhibition set

A Saudi Mining and Minerals 2015 conference and exhibition is being organized for the first time with the support of Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al-Naimi to help shed light on how the Kingdom can achieve its global mining and minerals aspirations.
The conference together with an exhibition will be held on Oct. 27-29, at the Prince Sultan Grand Hall, Al Faisaliah Exhibition & Convention Centre in Riyadh.
“Saudi Arabia holds rich mineral resources like tantalum, niobium, REE, quartz, and iron ore among others that provide manufacturing opportunities to develop high value products for the growing demand of several advanced industries such as automotive, aerospace, solar and oil and gas.
Investors in these opportunities will benefit from the Kingdom’s competitive advantage in energy and the provided financial incentives, says Khalid Al-Salem, president, National Industrial Cluster Development Program (NICDP), a government entity set up to grow and diversify the Kingdom’s economy by developing targeted industrial clusters and leveraging its rich natural resources.
Another key speaker at the event, Paul Robinson, director at CRU Group, a global leader in mining and metals analysis, says phosphate is one commodity where Saudi Arabia is well positioned to become a leading regional supplier.
The Saudi Mining and Minerals Symposium 2015, jointly organized by MEED Events and Montgomery Star, will also feature an exhibition participated in by leading local and international companies showcasing the very latest products, services and technologies in the mining and minerals sector.
The first event of its kind in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Mining and Minerals Symposium is supported by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and the National Industrial Cluster Development Program, as well as Maaden, Atheeb, Outotec, Ali Salem Al-Raddadi Factory, Saudi Specialty Chemical Ind. Co. Ltd., ThyssenKrupp, SRK Consulting, and Roscoe Postle Associates, Inc.


Bosch opens flagship store in Jeddah

Updated 16 February 2019
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Bosch opens flagship store in Jeddah

European home appliances brand Bosch has opened its flagship store in the Kingdom. The showroom, located in the heart of Jeddah, was recently inaugurated in the presence of Holger G. Ziegeler, the German consul general in Jeddah. 

Spread across 300 square meters of built-up area, the new Bosch store makes room for a product display ranging over 100 different appliances and models, all designed by German engineers. 

The showroom follows a two-story structure, with the ground floor dedicated to product showcases according to themes and categories. 

It hosts a welcome area, a brand heritage and innovation wall along with areas dedicated to kitchen inspiration, cooling, laundry, cooking and baking. The floor above makes room for a live cooking area and a “Perfect Kitchen” concept. 

“Our new flagship store strengthens our brand presence in the Saudi market and complements our existing network of outlets — which are currently in shop-in-shop forms,” said BSH Home Appliances CEO Tomas Alonso.

He added: “This purpose-built space will help us deliver the quality, innovation, design intelligence and efficiency that Bosch stands for. Bosch prioritizes innovation in the service of a healthy balanced life, and I look forward to people exploring the concept themselves in this beautiful new space.” 

The showroom will also showcase the strides Bosch is making toward intelligent eco-friendliness, where appliances reduce their energy and water footprints. Consumers not only give back to the environment but also save costs through reduced utility bills. 

The store, operated by Bosch Home Appliances Saudi Arabia distributor and partner Abdul Latif Jameel Electronics, also serves as a logistics hub for Bosch products across the Kingdom.

“Bosch products have proved very popular with Saudi households thanks to the brand’s association with quality, trust and excellent design. Bosch products are invented for life, with the goal of making life noticeably easier, healthier and more balanced. We are proud to be exclusive partners and distributors of Bosch in the Kingdom, and are delighted to be able to welcome customers to a new, easily accessible location,” said Hisham Hamza, CEO of Abdul Latif Jameel Electronics.

The showroom is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday to Thursday.

BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH is the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. 

The group was founded in 1967 as a joint venture between Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart) and Siemens AG (Munich). Today, BSH operates 40 factories in 13 countries in Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia.