G-Shock outlet in Abha boosts Casio presence in KSA

The event was attended by Ayman Kamil Tawfiq, assistant general director for Casio Affairs; Mohammed Ali Basurrah, director of Casio department of Abbar Company; and Abdulrahman Al-Ahmari, branch manager of Khamis Mushyat.
Updated 07 November 2017
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G-Shock outlet in Abha boosts Casio presence in KSA

Mahmood Saleh Abbar Co., Casio agent in Saudi Arabia, opened the latest Casio “G-Shock” store in Abha’s Al-Rashid Commercial Center on Oct. 23.
Spread over a 75-square-meter area in a prime location, the store features the latest generation of G-Shock watches, including high-end models.
The event was attended by Ayman Kamil Tawfiq, assistant general director for Casio Affairs; Mohammed Ali Basurrah, director of Casio department of Abbar Company; Abdulrahman Al-Ahmari, branch manager of Khamis Mushyat, in addition to clients, distributors and a large number of shoppers.
Tawfiq said the selection of Abha as the location of the new store aims at being active in the southern market.
With the new addition, there are six G-Shock stores in the Kingdom.
Tawfiq highlighted the 40-year-old strong commercial ties and strategic partnership between Abbar Company and Casio, “contributing to the desired success and common interests in the business of the Kingdom.”
The G-Shock store’s opening in Abha comes as part of a series of outlets to be opened later in Villagio Commercial Center and Queen Building in Riyadh, a statement from the company said.
The company aims to increase the points of communication with customers and create marketing channels in order to attract shoppers, organize promotional activities and strengthen the brand of Casio watches especially the brand of G-Shock, the statement said.


KSAALT, TESOL to host teaching forum in Jeddah

Updated 25 April 2018
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KSAALT, TESOL to host teaching forum in Jeddah

English language teachers from around the world will share their expertise at a Jeddah conference organized by the Saudi Arabia Association of Language Teachers (KSAALT) and the professional body TESOL International Association.
The forum on April 27-28 will feature 50 international and local speakers, publishers, universities and institutes, with visitors from Saudi Arabia and abroad. The conference chairs, Amreen Najmi and Fatima Azam, said they are delighted the event is being held in Jeddah.
“We are providing a platform for more than 50 presenters and international speakers to share their expertise,” Najmi said.
“There will be workshops, poster presentations and lectures for teachers from kindergarten to universities — a truly enlightening learning experience.”
The conference will look at improving English language education in Saudi Arabia in line with Saudi Vision 2030, the reform program supported by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Speakers will review the latest technology and look at recent developments in interactive teaching.
This year’s forum will include a pre-conference course on teaching strategies for young learners and the use of technology. The course will be run by the British Council, Master English, IDP Education and Oxford University Press.
Sponsors for the conference include Garnet Education, Alpha Publishing, Pearson Publishing, Oxford University Press, the British Council, Macmillan and IDP.
A participant in last year’s conference, Bushra Latif, said: “It gave me new ideas to use in my classroom and made a difference to my teaching style. Any teacher will benefit from this conference.”
Malikah Sisay, the past president of KSAALT TESOL, said: “Since 2008, the annual conferences have attracted from 300 to 500 English language teachers. The conference this year will continue to provide quality workshops for participants while incorporating Saudi Vision 2030.”