Saudi Aramco sponsors, participates in industrial security conference

Saudi Aramco exhibition booth at the conference in Bahrain.
Updated 23 November 2017
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Saudi Aramco sponsors, participates in industrial security conference

Saudi Aramco participated as a strategic partner in the 12th Professional Development Conference & Exhibition, organized in coordination with the American Society of Safety Engineers — Middle East Chapter (ASSE-MEC). A number of subjects in safety, industrial security, and environmental protection were discussed from Sunday to Thursday under the patronage of Lt. Gen Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah, Bahrain minister of interior, at the Gulf Convention Center in Bahrain.
Bader F. Al-Qadran, Saudi Aramco executive director of safety and industrial security, spoke about the important role of the human factor in ensuring safety and improving reliability. “The safety and security of our people and our industries are of great importance to both governments and our businesses. Safety is no longer just about meeting basic standards and requirements; it’s about the beliefs that must be instilled in people’s hearts and minds that will translate into their daily actions and behaviors,” he said.
Al-Qadran also indicated the leading role of Saudi Aramco in managing industrial security. “Saudi Aramco has always promoted a culture of excellence, and its strong commitment to the safety of its people, facilities, and communities, resulted in the gradual maturing of safety management systems and guidelines, as well as engineering standards and codes, to a world-class level that allowed the company to achieve the safety records it holds today,” he said.
The conference provided a platform to discuss the challenges facing governments and companies in ensuring safety and industrial and environmental security around the globe, especially in the Middle East. Leaders and professionals from government organizations, academic institutions, and oil and gas industries addressed those challenges by sharing their experiences and insights from using the latest innovative techniques developed in this field. The conference covered all aspects related to the industrial security and environmental protection of oil and gas industries, in addition to the safety of people working in this field.
Participants and attendees discussed several topics including risk management, the security of manufacturing industries, chemical materials storage facilities, and information security.
This conference comes in line with Saudi Aramco’s safety strategy where the company is keen to communicate its efforts in maintaining the safety and security of all of its facilities, as well as its information security programs with all employees and stakeholders.


Emaar to build ME’s largest Chinatown in Dubai

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Sayed Al Nahyan(R) arrive at the presidential palace in the UAE capital on July 20, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 22 July 2018
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Emaar to build ME’s largest Chinatown in Dubai

Emaar has announced a landmark development that is expected to further strengthen UAE-China relations, coinciding with the historic visit of President Xi Jinping of China to the UAE.
To honor Chinese expatriates in the UAE and further bolster business ties with China, Emaar will develop the Middle East’s largest Chinatown within the retail district of Dubai Creek Harbor, its six-square-kilometer mega-development, only 10 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and the Burj Khalifa.
“The retail precinct will occupy a central location within Dubai Creek Harbor — a destination which will be home to the world’s new icon, Dubai Creek Tower, and encompass vibrant lifestyle elements. Set by the Dubai Creek waterway, elegantly designed homes in Dubai Creek Harbor will offer spectacular views of the city’s dramatic skyline, the waterfront and the Ras Al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary — home to over 450 animal species and migratory birds, including pink flamingos,” Emaar said in a press release.