Jeddah International Trade Fair 2017 attracts global companies

JCCI Secretary-General Hassan Dahlan inaugurated the 29th annual Jeddah International Trade Fair (JITF) on Monday.
Updated 25 November 2017
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Jeddah International Trade Fair 2017 attracts global companies

JCCI Secretary-General Hassan Dahlan inaugurated the 29th annual Jeddah International Trade Fair (JITF) at the Jeddah Center for Forums & Events on Monday. The event ran until Thursday.
The Jeddah International Trade Fair 2017, organized by Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE), brought together a multitude of products and services from major international suppliers including national pavilions from China, Morocco, Egypt and Indonesia and individual companies from the UAE, India and Saudi Arabia. A wide range of multi-sector products such as clothing, fashion wear, textiles, leather goods, home décor accessories, appliances, information technology and many more were on display.
“ACE is proud to host the Jeddah International Trade Fair for the 29th year. It is the only multi-sectoral event that is organized in the Kingdom allowing countries from around the world to display a wide array of products and service,” said Hadi Al-Harith, CEO of ACE.
More than 100 top Chinese companies offering over 500 products and competitive prices attended the exhibition. The main products included building material, textiles, food, electrical products, auto parts, machinery and consumer goods.


SABB becomes ICAEW authorized training employer

Updated 26 June 2019
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SABB becomes ICAEW authorized training employer

The Saudi British Bank (SABB) has joined forces with Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) to become the first bank in the Kingdom to be an ICAEW authorized training employer. The partnership will help SABB attract and retain talented individuals by offering ICAEW’s ACA qualification.

The new partnership is part of the SABB’s strategy to become a best-in-class international finance organization, but most importantly by supporting the Saudi Vision 2030. By providing Saudi nationals access to internationally recognized qualifications and training, supporting development of their skills and abilities, SABB aims to help them achieve a better future that matches their qualifications and ambitions.

Matthew Pearce, chief financial officer at SABB, said: “By partnering with a world-leading accountancy and finance organization that maintains the highest professional standards, SABB is very proud to become the first bank in the Kingdom to be an authorized training employer with ICAEW. This partnership aligns with SABB’s vision and strategy to be internationally connected while developing Saudi nationals and supporting Vision 2030.”

Completing the ACA qualification enables professionals to use the title “ICAEW Chartered Accountant.” 

Michael Armstrong FCA, ICAEW regional director, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, said: “ICAEW works with employers to support the professional development of their teams. In Saudi Arabia, ICAEW works alongside the national profession to complement the important national accountancy qualification and equip finance talent with the broad range of technical knowledge and professional skills they need to make a great contribution to their organizations. 

“As an authorized training employer, SABB will be able to prepare employees for the internationally recognized ACA qualification. Throughout the world, our training partners benefit from being able to attract the best talent and develop the next generation of business leaders. Our partnership with SABB underscores its commitment to remain at the forefront of the fast-paced banking industry and contribute to the growth of Saudi Arabia’s financial services industry.”