Riyadh Marriott hosts Taste of Canada festival

Updated 26 February 2013
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Riyadh Marriott hosts Taste of Canada festival

On the occasion of the inauguration of the newly opened steakhouse, Terrace Grill, and in association with the Canadian Embassy in Riyadh and Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour, Marriott Hotel is presenting a Taste of Canada festival.
Riyadh Marriott Hotel is hosting at its Terrace Grill a two-week Canadian Festival in presence of executive chef David Roger who came exclusively from Victoria Marriott, Canada to present the authentic taste of Canadian cuisine under the theme Taste of Canada, which opened on Thursday and continues till March 6.
Riyadh Marriott Hotel opens the gates to the Canadian festival at the Najd Ballroom attended by Ambassador of Canada in Riyadh Thomas McDonald and a number of diplomatic dignitaries. General Manager of Riyadh Marriott hotel Khaldoun Hayajneh welcomed all the guests and stated that Marriott Riyadh has been hosting many such food festivals every year and representing many countries across the globe.
McDonald said he was delighted that Riyadh Marriott had brought the taste and feel of Canada to Riyadh. “By visiting here you will certainly get the authentic taste of Canada in this beautiful ambiance,” he added.
Daily Dinner is being served with mouthwatering Canadian cuisine especially made to enhance one’s taste buds. Among Chef David Roger's specialties are Ribs a la plaque, Angus beef cuts & a variety of hot and cold classic dishes from Canada. Terrace Grill steakhouse opens its doors every day from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.


Events company sees KSA as market leader

Updated 20 May 2018
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Events company sees KSA as market leader

  • My Events International is based in Malaysia and operates on three continents worldwide.
  • ‘Saudi Arabia is being renewed,’ says My Events International founder.

JEDDAH: A global events company has begun operations in Saudi Arabia with a plan to make the Kingdom and Vision 2030 the focus of a growing world market in event management. 

My Events International provides event management, marketing, and sponsor and sales management in sectors including banking, technology, health care and construction.

The Malaysia-based firm operates in India, Kuwait, the UK, Singapore, Nigeria — and now Saudi Arabia. 

The company’s Jeddah opening was attended by Khaled Almaeena, Al-Abeer director; My Events International Saudi Arabia manager Shahul Dawood; founder and president of My Events International, Mohammed Abudawood; and Malaysia’s consul general in Jeddah, Dato Mohamad Ali bin Selamat.

The opening also included the launch of Expo Malaysia, which will showcase the country overseas.

“Our partnership with My Events International will help create a new trademark in Saudi Arabia that compatible with Vision 2030 and the new changes that is bringing,” Almaeena said.

“We are proud to announce that we are organizing the Malaysia Expo, which promotes trade and investment between the two countries and will provide job opportunities for Saudi youth,” he said.

Dawood said: “Saudi Arabia is our fifth country to have a partnership. We have entered Saudi Arabia at the best time — most of the doors are opened for us, and people are encouraging and supportive. 

“We are also aiming to do a special program for women. We are not only an event managing company, but also a specialist in content creation and public private partnership.”

Abudawood said: “We are witnessing a country that is being renewed. Youth represents 70 percent of the Saudi community, and they are full of energy and new ideas, so talking about events and entertainment will help make this change happen.”

Selamat said: “Malaysia and Saudi Arabia are two countries with great potential in sectors such as tourism, as well as developing small and medium enterprises.

“My Events International has great significance in events development, and this partnership will help strengthen ties between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, and promote economic relations as well.”