Grant Hyatt Kochi hosts networking event in Riyadh

Photo shows Grant Hyatt Kochi officials — Mausam Battacharjee, director of sales and marketing; Girish Bhagat, general manager; Zafar Hussain Karmali, director of sales; Nishant P. Nair, associate director of sales; Nitin Singh, associate director of sales; and Shehim Mohammed, regional director, LuLu Saudi Hypermarkets.
Updated 12 October 2017

Grant Hyatt Kochi hosts networking event in Riyadh

Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty recently hosted a networking event for tour operators and travel agents in Riyadh. The event was held at Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya and attended by Saudi Arabia’s top tour operators, travel bloggers and members of the media.
Girish Bhagat, general manager of Grant Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty, introduced a soon-to-open luxury waterfront resort, describing it as a “game changer” in South Indian tourism, especially in Kerala.
He said the resort has a large convention facility, which is expected to host a number of big events and conventions and draw tourists to South India.
“This is the most anticipated luxury hotel in South India and the convention center will boost the presence of Kerala on the world tourism map. We are proud to open our doors and set a new milestone for Kerala as a leisure and corporate meeting destination,” Bhagat added.
India and Saudi Arabia enjoy strong relations. Kerala is a popular tourist destination among Saudis.
The hotel and convention center is owned by UAE-based LuLu Group International.

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

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.”