LuLu seafood festival kicks off today

Updated 12 December 2017
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LuLu seafood festival kicks off today

LuLu Saudi Hypermarket is hosting a sea food festival across all its outlets in the Kingdom from Wednesday to Dec. 19.
Ali Al-Shaikihi, general directorate for the fisheries department of Saudi Arabia, will inaugurate the “Sea Food Fiesta” festival today at 7.00 p.m. at LuLu Hypermarket, Murabba branch in Riyadh.
“The LuLu Group has been organizing the fish festival for several years as part of its annual food festivals. This year we will be showcasing 100-plus varieties of fish, most of which are imported from various countries like Norway, Uganda, India, Netherlands, Turkey, etc.,” the group said in a press release.
Rare varieties of seafood like lobster, rainbow trout, code filefish, scallop shell, farmed turbot, hake fish fillet, live crab, live tilapia, farmed sea bream and scad fish will be on offer during the festival.
“All varieties of hamour, nagroor, naizer, red snapper, rabeeb fish, many varieties of prawns, mullan fish, parrot fish, sea bass, oyster, mullet fish, barramundi, fresh clams, coffer and many more fish variants are available at all LuLu outlets during this festival. Farmed fish from various farms in the Kingdom are also available in all nine LuLu branches,” said the management of the hypermarket.
Additionally, there will be a number of freshly prepared fish delicacies in the bakery and hot food sections, such as grilled fish, fish sarsiado, Machli Amritsari, grilled prawns, fish tikka, charcoal grilled fish, fish bun, prawn pizza, tuna puff, fish biryani, fish strips, fish cutlets, sweet and sour fish, fish masala fry and fish pollichathu.
A collection of frozen and dry fish, live fish grill, free sampling, cooking contests and auction sales are some of the other highlights of the festival, the group added.


Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

Updated 17 April 2019
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Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

The Top CEO Conference & Awards 2019, organized by TRENDS magazine — Mediaquest and international business school INSEAD, has concluded at the Al-Areen Palace and Spa in Bahrain. The event, held on Thursday, included seven key panel discussions under the theme “Growth in a Volatile Future” as well as the Top CEO Awards 2019 ceremony, which recognized the region’s most successful and trendsetting CEOs from more than 700 companies listed on GCC stock exchanges.

Top business leaders and more than 30 speakers from across the GCC shed light on the Middle East’s dynamic but volatile region and the burning issues facing the corporate world today. This year’s theme focused on a score of relevant issues, such as oil price fluctuations, tech disruptions, armed and political schisms that pose new risks, and opportunities. Speakers such as renowned economist Professor Nouriel Roubini provided growth solutions and road maps for businesses in the GCC region.

Alexandre Hawari, CEO of Mediaquest, said: “In its fifth edition, the Top CEO Conference & Awards fully encapsulated the theme of ‘Growth in a Volatile Future’ by acknowledging and exploring the growth transformation that the region is undergoing through digitalization and the fourth industrial revolution amid geopolitical tensions, looming trade wars and a rapidly evolving business environment. Building on the huge success of the previous years, the Top CEO Awards 2019 recognized CEOs and companies who have raised the bar by navigating challenges, implementing new strategies, and have demonstrated unquestionable growth, profitability and excellence in corporate governance.”

The conference kicked off with an opening keynote from Jassim Al-Seddiqi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Financial Group and chairman of GFH Financial Group, who delved into the potential of transforming the region into a fintech hub and the importance of jumping on the digital bandwagon. 

The prime panel discussion on the “Future of Growth Amid Volatility” brought together five CEOs who explored methods to create future-proof strategies that can not only tackle challenges but also boost growth in a tough geopolitical and economic climate. 

Hisham Al-Rayes, CEO and board member of the GFH Financial Group, said: “Investing in the future in areas such as fintech, education and technology, the foundations for strong, enduring knowledge-based economies, is a priority for the group and the governments of the region in which we invest.”

“The Blockchain Opportunity” and “The Human Factor and Tech Innovation” panels brought together industry experts from Facebook, the Bahrain FinTech Bay and King Abdul Aziz University. 

“The Future of Women’s Business Leadership” panel discussed positive strides taken by GCC governments and businesses in leveling the playing field for women professionals.