Saudi PPPP Exhibition 2018 attracts over 12,400 visitors

Updated 08 February 2018
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Saudi PPPP Exhibition 2018 attracts over 12,400 visitors

The 15th edition of the Saudi Plastics and Petrochemicals and the Saudi Printing & Packaging (Saudi PPPP) Exhibition, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in the field of plastics, petrochemicals, printing and packaging in the region, concluded after four successful days of activities. More than 425 local and international exhibitors from 26 countries took part in the event at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.
The exhibition, considered one of the major industrial shows in the GCC, saw numerous deals signed between exhibitors and other companies operating in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi PPP attracted a total of 12,480 visitors, including industrialists, consumers, specialists and scientists from around the world.
The exhibition featured a number of engaging activities for visitors interested in the petrochemicals and plastics sector, including several workshops, including “Exporting for the Growth of your Business,” organized by the Saudi Export Development Authority. This included an overview of exports and their importance in business development, and also covered important tips and tools for exporters.
The four-day exhibition also featured discussions on advanced technologies, sustainability in the petrochemical industry, and innovations in printing.
In addition to participating in the exhibition, technical experts from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) also conducted a series of workshops on the advantages of the solutions they offer and presented a detailed explanation of their new initiative “NUSANED” — which was launched earlier this year in partnership with a number of government agencies and the private sector in order to achieve SABIC’S localization agenda and to help local industry development
Mohammed Al-Sheikh, marketing manager of Riyadh Exhibitions Company Ltd., which organized the event, praised the success of the exhibition, which was aligned with the growth of the petrochemical sector in Saudi Arabia, noting the increasing interest in the exhibition year on year.
He added: “The exhibition presented participating companies with the opportunity to showcase their products and innovations in the petrochemicals, plastics, printing and packaging sectors, and to strengthen communication channels between exhibitors and other players in the petrochemical and printing industries.
Having said that, we believe this exhibition falls in line with the income diversification strategy and the growth of the industrial sector witnessed by the country, and contributes toward achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”


Alef Education launches first project in US

From right, Geoffrey Alphonso, CEO of Alef Education; Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children’s Zone and chairman of NexGen Education; and Hanut Singh, CEO of NexGen Education and CEO of QBS Learning.
Updated 17 October 2018
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Alef Education launches first project in US

Alef Education, a UAE-based education technology company, has announced the launch of its Alef education system in the US.

The system will be used at Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) schools in New York city, starting Oct. 15.

The Alef education system brings together a blend of the latest technology and pedagogical approaches geared toward learners of today. A key component of the system is the “Alef Platform,” which has three main pillars: 

•A fun and easy-to-use digital learning environment 

•High-quality digital content developed to engage and stimulate learning with a blend of videos, interactivities and games. 

•Real time data provided within each lesson to truly enable educators to support personalized learning and identify student strengths and weaknesses. 

The partnership between Alef Education and the Harlem Children’s Zone schools started in 2017 when leaders of those organizations met. The meeting included a review of best practices in pedagogy, instructional design, the use of technology, and the best ways to identify difficult concepts and detect struggling students early using data. 

Alef Education identified NexGen, an education technology startup based in New York City, as its US-based partner to carry forward the implementation of the program at the Harlem Children’s Zone schools and other school systems across the US. 

Geoffrey Alphonso, chief executive of Alef Education, said: “As a leading education technology company, we want to play a significant role in the creation of the next generation of innovative individuals around the world, and continue to provide the latest innovations in artificial intelligence-based and technology-driven education solutions within a holistic education system.” 

He added: “The implementation of our innovative education system in the Harlem Children’s Zone schools in New York city speaks of a quantum leap in our long-term mission to leverage technology to provide students with the personalized education they need to succeed, while also empowering teachers with real-time, actionable data.” 

Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children’s Zone schools in New York and chairman of NexGen Education, named one of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine and as one of the 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine, said: “We are pleased to welcome Alef Education’s innovative education system into our schools in New York as of October 2018. Education systems across the world are witnessing unprecedented transformations and a transition to a more dynamic education based on new technologies. In this context, we have decided to adopt this program to further enrich the resources available to our students to ensure they have access to the best the digital education industry has to offer.”