Digital signage industry in KSA to gain market share

Sunil Purushothaman, general manager of Masonlite.
Updated 25 September 2018
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Digital signage industry in KSA to gain market share

According to industry experts International Expo-Consults (IEC), Masonlite and LG, digital signage offers huge opportunities for growth in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region. The digital signage market in this region is a very mature digital network. Unlike most industries where technology is being imported from the rest of the world, many digital signage strategy concepts, designs and initiatives are coming from the region. IEC is the organizer of the largest signage, graphics and imaging exhibition in the MENA region — SGI Dubai.
Sunil Purushothaman, general manager, Masonlite, said: “Digital signage gives more mileage than static signs and therefore plays an important part in drawing the attention of customers.
“Whether it is kiosks or wall screens, digital signage has such an impact on the viewer that, it leaves a long-lasting impression and conveys the message in a most effective manner.”
Digital signage uses less power compared to conventional signage and emits less pollution. Digital signage powered by solar panels will be the ultimate achievement for the future.”


Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Updated 20 February 2019
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Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Saudi shipping company Bahri is demonstrating its commitment to advancing the growth of maritime industry and improving security in the logistics business at the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) and Naval Defense and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX).

The events are being held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, president of the UAE and supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces in Abu Dhabi from Feb.17-21.

Khaled bin Hussain Biyari, assistant minister of defense — executive affairs; General Awwad Eid Al-Balawi, director general of Saudi Arabian Border Guards; and other officials visited Bahri’s booth during the events.

As part of its participation, Bahri is showcasing its maritime capabilities and innovation-driven solutions at the largest defense expo in the Middle East. The company is also highlighting its unmanned surface vessels (USVs) at its booth. Powered by MAP Pro technology, which transforms any vessel into an autonomous one, Bahri’s USVs are capable of numerous applications, including gathering data, surveillance and reconnaissance. In addition, the vessels offer significant cost savings and reduce human workload in high-risk operations. 

Bringing together more than 1,310 specialized companies from 62 countries, both events offer a strategic business platform for exhibitors to present their latest naval, maritime and coastal security technology, equipment and crafts, and explore partnership opportunities with local and international companies. 

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said: “Events such as IDEX and NAVDEX provide a unique opportunity to gather new insights into new security technologies that can help companies thrive in a safe and secure trade. With Saudi Arabia being at the forefront of efforts aimed at maintaining stability and security in the region, maritime security is a key focus area for the Kingdom.” 

Aldubaikhi added: “Bahri’s presence at IDEX and NAVDEX 2019 is part of our strategy to further strengthen our offerings to enhance the Kingdom’s maritime capabilities and support its transformation as the world’s leading logistics hub. The exhibition also provides us with an excellent platform to connect with our customers and explore new partnership opportunities that will further drive our ambitious expansion plans.”

Bahri Logistics, one of the five business units within Bahri and one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world, operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels that are capable of carrying different types of cargo, including project, ro-ro, breakbulk, equipment, and container cargo.