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.”


Bupa Arabia makes its mark at Hajj Hackathon

Updated 18 August 2018
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Bupa Arabia makes its mark at Hajj Hackathon

Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance participated as the health care sponsor in the recently concluded Hajj Hackathon in Jeddah. 

The three-day event, which has been declared as the biggest hackathon in the world, was organized by the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP) and gathered leading developers and programmers to enhance the experience of millions of pilgrims in the Kingdom. 

Bupa Arabia said its strategic partnership in this grand national event is of great significance. Hajj Hackathon brought together thousands of global talents from around the world with a clear objective in line with Saudi Vision 2030. The vision aims at the creation of a vibrant community that enjoys a healthier lifestyle, in addition to increasing the Kingdom’s capacity to welcome more pilgrims so that the holy city can accommodate 6 million Hajj and 30 million Umrah pilgrims by 2030.

Ali Sheneamar, chief business development officer at Bupa Arabia, said: “We are pleased to be part of the Hajj Hackathon in partnership with the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones. We are also keen to support the Kingdom’s drive to motivate Saudi Arabia’s young talents and enrich the Hajj experience using unique innovative solutions. As we look forward to this opportunity, we join hands with the government’s direction for a prosperous pilgrimage journey by setting the foundations for local potential who play a pivotal role in the Kingdom’s current winds of change.”

Bupa Arabia welcomed all participants during the event at its health lounge and ran health checkups involving several medical tests. These included diabetes and blood pressure tests, and diagnostic eye and dental examinations. The company’s staff members were on hand providing valuable guidance and advice on health, diet, and sports, among other topics.

Bupa Arabia also displayed its e-services and digital platforms during the event. Saudi Arabia’s first Hajj Hackathon became the largest ever and entered the Guinness Book of World Records. It brought together 3,000 developers from 50 countries handpicked from among 20,000 applicants.