Home Centre launches flagship store in Dhahran Mall

The new store includes different sections centered around living, dining, sleeping, decorating and a play area for kids.
Updated 05 September 2018

Home Centre launches flagship store in Dhahran Mall

Home retailer Home Centre has launched its biggest new-format store in the Kingdom in Dhahran Mall, Dammam. The 5,650-square-meter retail space opened its doors this week.

The store, spread across a vast single floor, features a model apartment and “dream room” to give customers a firsthand glimpse into the variety of furniture and home decor on offer and the ways in which they can be paired together. It also includes different sections centered around living, dining, sleeping, decorating and a play area for kids. 

Home Centre has also introduced the “Click & Collect” function at the store. Customers will now be able to shop a range of products in-store by choosing from a variety of products online and collecting their purchases at a Home Centre store of their choice. 

Sameer Jain, CEO of Home Centre, said: “Trendy and affordable products have always been at the heart of Home Centre’s business and with the new store launch in Dhahran Mall, we intend to renew our relationship with our customers by providing them an unparalleled, modern retail experience.” 

This innovative concept reflects our continued commitment to meeting the shopping preferences of the generations to come.”

Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

Updated 17 April 2019

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.