LuLu kicks off 7-day Italian food festival

Updated 19 November 2017

LuLu kicks off 7-day Italian food festival

LuLu Saudi Hypermarket is hosting an Italian food festival this week.
The “Extraordinary Italian Taste 2017” will be inaugurated by Luca Ferrari, ambassador of Italy to Saudi Arabia, at 7:30 p.m. at LuLu’s Murabba branch in Riyadh.
The week-long event is organized by LuLu Saudi Hypermarkets in association with the Italian Trade Agency. The objective is to “introduce and promote the foods and food habits of Italy among the local community as well as the large cross-section of ethnic communities hailing from various countries.”
Italian food products will be showcased in-store with the aim of increasing LuLu’s customer awareness and improving the penetration of Italy’s food brands and products throughout the Saudi market.
“The LuLu ‘Italian Taste 2017’ will give customers an opportunity to explore the unique Italian taste and products, such as sweets, pasta, coffee, olive oil and traditional cheeses and learn more about this fascinating culture,” a press release said.
“Special focus has also been given to display imported agricultural produce, cheese and other Deli products, dry groceries, Italian cooking ranges, other electrical appliances, house-ware, exquisite world-class collections of Italian perfumes and beauty accessories, latest and trendy range of fashion wear and footwear to suit all age groups.”
Live cooking stations will be manned by Italian chefs, where visitors can taste authentic Italian dishes.
“LuLu invites everyone to this seven-day grand event and hopes that its customers will have a pleasant and unforgettable shopping experience,” the press statement concluded.

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.”