Audemars Piguet opens newly designed boutique in Riyadh

The newly refurbished Audemars Piguet boutique opens in C-Center, Tahliya Street, Riyadh.
Updated 12 March 2017
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Audemars Piguet opens newly designed boutique in Riyadh

In partnership with Ali Bin Ali, Audemars Piguet has opened its boutique in C-Center, Tahliya Street, Riyadh, following a re-design aligned with the brand’s new global retail concept. The new space was officially inaugurated during a cocktail reception on March 7.
Situated on the ground floor of the C-Center, the boutique showcases an elegant design concept that captures the 142-year old manufacture’s core values: origins, artistry and extraordinary relationships. The blend of wood, metal and idyllic landscapes of Le Brassus, immerses clients in the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland, birthplace of Audemars Piguet. Created with the Valley’s atmosphere and base materials in mind, customers are invited to discover the brand’s heritage, craftsmanship and watchmaking expertise.
“We are pleased to introduce our new ‘home away from home boutique concept to Saudi Arabia which underlines our commitment to the region. The new design was created to transport our customers to our birthplace; the new space really brings out the quintessence of Audemars Piguet’s DNA,” said Nicolas Garzouzi, CEO Middle East, Audemars Piguet.
To mark the occasion of the opening, Garzouzi presented the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Openworked in titanium with a black ceramic bezel, crafted specially for Ali Bin Ali Group and limited to 20 pieces.
Masterfully skeletonized entirely by hand, the Ali Bin Ali limited edition Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Openworked comes with a 44mm titanium case and a black ceramic bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown.
The openworked dial is black — emphasizing the beautiful hand finished decoration of the movement — and features black counters, a black inner bezel, as well as white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.


Saudi students to visit Huawei HQ in China

Huawei recently held a special ceremony for students participating in the program at the CITC headquarters in Riyadh. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 17 November 2018
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Saudi students to visit Huawei HQ in China

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) is collaborating with Huawei, a global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, to launch Huawei’s fourth edition of the “Seeds for the Future” program. 

This year the Seeds for the Future program is expected to attract numerous projects from a wide range of universities in Riyadh, each with the potential to be selected for incubation. The initiative aims to develop ICT talent among Saudi students who will become tomorrow’s leaders. They will also receive focused mentoring from top Huawei executives and a chance to travel to Huawei’s global headquarters in Shenzhen, China, to gain exposure to the ICT solutions provider.

The company recently held a special ceremony for students participating in the program at the CITC headquarters in the Saudi capital. The event was attended on behalf of the CITC governor by Ahmed Al-Jarboo, vice president of corporate communications; Zhou Xinglong, counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Saudi Arabia; and Dennis Zhang, CEO of Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia Ltd. 

CITC has been collaborating with Huawei since 2015 on Seeds for the Future. A total of 51 students have directly benefited as a result of the program, including through their visit to Huawei HQ in Shenzhen.

Al-Jarboo thanked Huawei for its efforts in “serving the community and its keenness on upgrading the Kingdom’s ICT sector.” He also urged students to benefit from the experience in expanding their knowledge.

Xinglong said: “This is another example of the close relationship we have with Saudi Arabia. I am proud of Huawei’s commitment to social responsibility and the important role played by this prestigious company in the development of Saudi youth.”

CEO Zhang said: “We are pleased to announce that we will continue to partner with the CITC for the Seeds for the Future in 2018. Saudi Arabia has a huge segment of young people and we are proud to announce our solidarity to empower these young people and give them the opportunity to sharpen their skills and help them become the leaders of tomorrow in the field of information and communication technology.”

He added: “Huawei is seeking to collaborate with government partners to develop an ecosystem for the ICT sector, and the key to this is to guide and support outstanding young talents in the field of ICT not only in Saudi Arabia, but to provide them with access to institutions to develop technologies that will help the Kingdom achieve its goals in its Vision 2030.”