Building and interiors exhibition set to display the latest in technology

Updated 09 April 2016
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Building and interiors exhibition set to display the latest in technology

Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras will inaugurate the silver jubilee edition of Saudi Building & Interiors Exhibition (SBIE) on Monday (April 11) at Jeddah Center for Forums and Events.
The show, organized by Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE) ends on April 14.
Saudi Arabia’s rapid progress in the construction and the real estate sector has witnessed the launch of numerous commercial, residential, hospital, school and education facilities projects, thus creating a demand for interior and outdoor design, and decor and furnishings.
SBIE 2016 is set to host 200 national and international pavilions from China, Egypt, Turkey, and individual companies from Europe, Arab World and Asia.
Major Saudi companies representing a large number of locally manufactured products and representing international brands are also taking part.
“As always the objective of SBIE is to display the latest in technology, usage of materials and innovative approaches to interior design, decor and furniture. SBIE serves to meet the growing demand, by bringing together all the leading companies in the industry under one roof,” said Zahoor Siddique, VP of ACE.
At SBIE, architects, engineers, contractors, designers, interior decorators and government officials will have the opportunity to evaluate and source the best products and services.
In its 25th edition, SBIE is showcasing products related to building materials and hardware, climate control, construction equipment and tools, electricity and lighting, environmental conservation, and marble, granite and stone technology, as well as safety, security and fire Prevention, and water technology and waste management.
Interior designs and products related to hotels and leisure, office environment, outdoors and landscape design, schools and hospitals, shopping malls and restaurants, and residential areas are also exhibited.
The show timings are 4-10 pm daily till April 14.


Landmark Arabia launches ‘Super Kidz’ initiative

The initiative spreads the message of healthy eating through two superhero characters — Super Sam and Super Sara.
Updated 20 November 2018
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Landmark Arabia launches ‘Super Kidz’ initiative

Landmark Arabia, a retail and hospitality conglomerate in the region, has launched a nationwide initiative in Saudi Arabia titled “Super Kidz.” The initiative aims to encourage kids to eat healthy and adopt an active lifestyle, through an online creative contest. The contest is set to run throughout the month of November, to mark the diabetes awareness month. 

The “Super Kidz” initiative is part of the group’s global CSR initiative “Beat Diabetes,” to spread awareness about the condition. The initiative shows people that diabetes can be managed by taking three simple steps — Take the Test, Eat Healthy and Get Active. This is the 10th year of the “Beat Diabetes” initiative and the group aims to reach out to a large audience with the message of healthy living. 

The “Super Kidz” initiative spreads the message of healthy eating and active lifestyle for kids through two superhero characters — Super Sam and Super Sara. The characters have also been illustrated in two digital comic books that chronicle their adventures including their love for sports, reading, exercising and eating lots of healthy food. In the comics, the “Super Kidz” are seen to receive their superpowers from their healthy lifestyle habits.

During the initiative, kids will have the chance to participate in an online “Super Kidz Creative Contest,” which will include a drawing and a creative writing challenge. Children between the ages of four and six can submit a drawing showcasing ways of eating healthy or getting active, while children between the ages of seven and 10 are invited to submit their original stories in English or Arabic on the same topic of healthy living. The entries will be judged for age-appropriate creativity and originality. 

The winning drawing and story will be included in the next Super Kidz comic. In addition, the first-place winners from both categories will receive an iPad Pro, while the runners-up will receive an iPad. Every submission will get a certificate of participation. 

The World Health Organization recognizes childhood obesity as a significant challenge of the 21st century. Globally, in 2016 the number of overweight children under the age of five, was estimated to be over 41 million. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has also underlined the high prevalence of modifiable risk factors among Saudi youth, and further states that if current unhealthy habits are not reversed at a young age, the burden of disease and illness will rise in the future. 

Recognizing the alarming consequences of such findings, Landmark Arabia is committed to taking necessary steps to address and prevent a surge in the incidence of chronic lifestyle conditions.  

Entries can be submitted via the SuperKidz website: http://www.superkidz.me/sa/en