Huawei listed on Forbes’ Most Valuable Brands of 2017

Updated 14 July 2017

Huawei listed on Forbes’ Most Valuable Brands of 2017

Forbes released its list of the Most Valuable Brands of 2017 recently. Huawei ranked 88th with a brand value of $7.3 billion, up by nine percent year on year, and was the only Chinese brand making the list.
Forbes selects 100 most valuable brands every year from a pool of over 200 international brands. This year, the top 100 on the list spread among 15 countries, with the United States taking the lead with 56 spots, followed by Germany, France and Japan with 11, 7 and 6 spots respectively.
Technology is the hottest industry of all, taking 18 spots of the list, and nine out of the top 15 are technology companies. The list saw 13 brands from the financial sector while 12 consumer goods companies made the cut.
Huawei outperformed the industry in 2016 by a vast lead. The first quarter of 2017 saw this momentum continue as Huawei’s smartphone shipments grew steadily. According to statistics from research institutes like IDC, SA and Trendforce, Huawei smartphone shipments ranked third globally and the first in China, ramming down its position in the top segment internationally.
On brand development, Huawei has also integrated top world-class marketing resources and kept innovation in marketing plans. After the launch of Huawei P10 series, Huawei partnered with fashion magazine Vogue and launched a campaign to “reproduce iconic photos” with the Huawei P10 series, highlighting the phone’s Leica Portrait photo quality.
Gene Jiao, president of Consumer Business Group for Middle East and Africa, said: “Thanks to the growing global recognition of Huawei products and the Huawei brand, Huawei Consumer Business Group’s influence has further increased as a high-end brand in 2017.”
He added: “Moving forward, Huawei Consumer Business Group will be focused on improving customer service, and building up its presence within sales channels, retail, branding, marketing, services and other sectors, to proactively streamline operations and enhance the overall customer experience. Meanwhile, Huawei Consumer Business Group will continue to develop artificial intelligence (AI) products and innovations. These will provide users with excellent experiences and cement Huawei as a leader in emerging technologies while establishing the company as a cultural technology brand loved by consumers the world over.”

Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients.
Updated 18 March 2019

Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

In light of National Kidney Month observed in March, The Ascott Limited joined forces with Albir Society Jeddah to observe World Kidney Day, on Thursday.

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients, who were presented a flower and a gift from the properties.

Further supporting the cause, a dedicated Albir Society stand has been set up in the lobby of the four properties from March 13th to 20th, enabling a financial contribution from both staff and guests, as Ascott aims to raise support for the organization.

Vincent Miccolis, Ascott’s regional general manager for Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said: “We’re proud to support this important cause across Ascott Jeddah and enable both staff and guests to get involved. All Ascott Jeddah staff wore a green ribbon on their uniforms for the month of March, further driving awareness and showing their commitment to the cause. CSR initiatives form a core component of Ascott’s operations, and we’re pleased to be able to support the Albir Society Jeddah.”

World Kidney Day is annually observed on second Thursday in March. This year, it fell on March 14. The day is marked to raise awareness about kidney health and its relation to our overall health. This year, the theme of World Kidney Day was “Kidney Health For Everyone Everywhere.”

According to National Health Portal, chronic kidney disease is the sixth fastest growing cause of death. Around 850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases due to various causes. Around 1.7 million people are estimated to die annually due to acute kidney injury globally.

The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. It has more than 58,000 operating units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as over 42,000 units, which are under development, making a total of more than 100,000 units in over 660 properties.

The company’s serviced residence and hotel brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, lyf, HARRIS, FOX HARRIS, YELLO, POP!, Préférence and HARRIS Vertu.