Saudi national carrier partners with ‘Summer Retreat’

Updated 14 June 2018

Saudi national carrier partners with ‘Summer Retreat’

Saudi Arabian Airlines, the Saudi national carrier, is the latest addition to the list of leading national and international firms as strategic partners of the annual “Summer Retreat” planned on July 11 and 12.

The “Summer Retreat” includes two events: The Economic Forum on July 11 at the London Stock Exchange and the BMG Foundation Polo Cup at Cambridge Polo and Country Club on July 12. 

The forum will focus on encouraging foreign direct investments into the Kingdom via investment opportunities including, Giga
projects, IPOs, public debt offerings, privatization, etc. Saudi senior
officials, international sovereign funds officials, emerging funds managers, CEOs, and others are among the distinguished faculty of speakers.


On July 12, the 23rd BMG Foundation Polo Cup will take place, which is considered the oldest joint Saudi-British charitable social and diplomatic event where royal family members from the two countries have participated in the past including King Salman and Queen Elizabeth, among others. 

This noble event has been supporting charities in the UK and awareness campaigns in Saudi Arabia.


What is the BMG Foundation Polo Cup?

BMG Foundation Polo Cup is an annual equestrian event focused on bridging business, social and philanthropic networks between the most influential business leaders of the East and the West. The event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the needy around the world.

Zain advocates ‘New Kuwait’ vision at GITEX

Zain’s dedicated booth at the GITEX Technology Week. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 16 October 2018

Zain advocates ‘New Kuwait’ vision at GITEX

Zain Kuwait inaugurated its dedicated booth at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX Technology Week 2018). The international event is hosted in Dubai until Oct. 18, where technology leaders and pioneers gather under one roof for five days to showcase the latest tech applications that will enrich the digital world’s revolution. 

The opening ceremony witnessed the visit of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, where he was welcomed by Zain Group’s Vice Chairman and Group CEO Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi and Zain Kuwait’s Chief Executive Officer Eaman Al-Roudhan. The ceremony was attended by Kuwaiti Consul General in Dubai Diab Al-Rashidi, as well as Zain’s executive management and strategic partners from global firms.

During his tour at Zain’s booth, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed expressed his admiration of the role Zain plays in transforming the telecom sector in the Middle East, as well as the company’s efforts in advancing innovation within the enterprise sector that witnesses constant leaps of change in the region’s markets. 

GITEX Technology Week, organized by the Dubai World Trade Center and featuring the biggest global companies, organizations, and entities from the telecom and IT industry, is considered one of the biggest events in the industry around world. 

Through its participation in GITEX, Zain aims to showcase its capabilities as an active partner in achieving the goals of the Kuwait National Development Plan (New Kuwait 2035) that stems from Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s conceptualized vision of a new Kuwait by 2035, which is based on five expected outcomes and seven key pillars. Through its booth at GITEX, Zain provides the technologies required under each of the seven pillars to achieve the goals of the Kuwait National Development Plan. 

At GITEX, Zain offers its latest innovative solutions based on the seven pillars of the Kuwait National Development Plan, which are Smart Security, Smart Education, Smart Health, Smart Mobility, Smart Living, Smart Economy, and Smart Infrastructure. 

The smart solutions Zain showcases at GITEX include solutions for Smart Security, like access control, identity management, mass notification, video surveillance, intercampus communications, and business intelligence. Solutions for Smart Education include connected classrooms and virtual classrooms. Solutions for Smart Health include remote chronic illness management, remote medical collaboration solutions, health care cloud services, and more. 

Zain’s smart solutions also feature solutions for Smart Mobility, including smart parking, remote monitoring, and smart public signage. Solutions for Smart Living include smart districts, energy management, facility management, smart metering, smart lighting, smart benches, digital signage, and smart waste bins. Smart Economy solutions include the smart investment platform, E-Wallet, payment platform, and smart retail. Finally, Smart Infrastructure solutions include the integrated DNX Platform, which enables all individual services to run in a cohesive environment, and synergizes across applications by fusing data and analysis to provide a 360-degree platform view for digital service development, management, and operations.