Agreement signed for Al-Bayan hotel management college

Updated 23 January 2014

Agreement signed for Al-Bayan hotel management college

Lausanne Hospitality Consulting, the education development subsidiary of Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), and Al-Bayan Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday for establishing a hotel management college within the Prince Muqrin University project in Madinah.
The agreement was signed by Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, vice chairman of Al-Bayan, Kais Ibrahim Julaidan, assistant chairman of Al-Bayan, Michel Rochat, director-general of EHL and Yateendra Sinh, CEO of LHC.
Swiss Consul General Hans Stalder and prominent members of the business community attended the ceremony.
Prince Muqrin University is a project of Al-Bayan, which is a nonprofit institute of higher education. The project’s first stage includes a college of engineering and a college of business and information technology.
“We are in the process of enrolling students to the two colleges,” said Prince Mansour, adding that the college of hotel management and law would be established in the second stage.
“Graduates of Al-Bayan colleges will be capable of bringing about positive change for the betterment of themselves, their families, society and the whole of humanity.”
The colleges will award bachelor degrees to students who complete their four-year courses, the prince said, adding that they would be run by highly qualified international faculty.
Established over 30 years ago, LHC has delivered unique services in more than 60 countries through its product lines: management, consulting, executive education and development of hospitality learning centers, said Sinh.
“The LHC management consulting services range from market studies, development of small to very large hospitality multiuse concepts, feasibility studies and strategic advice to investors,” the CEO said.
Rooted in the Swiss sense of hospitality, the Ecole has, since 1893, been a pioneer in education that has inspired the world of hospitality and created a unique professional community of 25,000 global industry executives.

GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

Updated 26 June 2019

GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

RIYADH: The General Authority for Entertainment (GEA) launched its “Entertainment Pioneers” program, in partnership with the Initiatives Center at the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (Misk).

The program aims to prepare citizens, and especially fresh graduates, to work with the most renowned international companies in the field of entertainment, to gain experience, develop their skills in the field, and enable them to integrate this sector and contribute to its development and prosperity.

The program is part of GEA’s strategy to develop the sector of entertainment in accordance with the best international standards, and to provide it with qualified national competencies in this field, to meet the objectives of the Quality of Life program, a basic part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The first stage of the program will kick off in collaboration with a leading American entertainment company that employs 44,000 people worldwide, and that has a record of more than 30,000 entertainment programs and 100 festivals, with its sales surpassing of 500 million tickets per year.

In addition, various international companies are participating in the event, in order to train Saudis in the tasks of planning, organization and management of entertainment programs and projects.

As part of its plans to develop and increase the size of local content in the entertainment sector, GEA is launching several other initiatives to train Saudi cadres develop their skills, and to integrate the job market especially in small and medium enterprises in the field of entertainment.

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