Red Sea Mall wins five excellence awards

The award was received on behalf of the Red Sea Markets Company, owner of Red Sea Mall, by Mohammed Al-Asiri, marketing manager at Red Sea Mall.
Updated 23 October 2018
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Red Sea Mall wins five excellence awards

The Red Sea Mall in Jeddah won five awards in the GCC, Africa, Middle East Business Excellence Awards, during the annual ceremony held at The Address Boulevard in Dubai on Oct.3-4.

The ceremony was attended by eminent leaders from various business sectors, economic specialists and other officials. The award was received on behalf of the Red Sea Markets Company, owner of Red Sea Mall, by Mohammed Al-Asiri, marketing manager at Red Sea Mall.

Awards won by the center include The Best Shopping Center of the Year for the ITAAM project that was aimed at reducing the waste of food and utilization of the leftover, non-used food by distributing it to the needy; the productive families campaign that benefited more than 300 families since the start of the project, and the Career Fair campaign. 

The center also won The Best Marketing Campaign of the Year award, for the success of the “Win the Key to Surprises and the Red Sea Mall Cup” activation campaign.

Al-Asiri said: “We are proud to have received these valuable awards that underscore our progress and position across shopping centers in the region. The recognition we have received through these awards is a tribute to the community we are operating in. They have placed their confidence in us which clearly reflects in our business and initiatives.”


Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

Updated 19 March 2019
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Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

Annual horology exhibition Salon des Grandes Complications (SDGC) is returning to Saudi Arabia for the third year in a row, with shows in both Jeddah and Riyadh. The event will showcase the latest masterpieces from some of the most celebrated watchmakers in history. The fine watchmaking exhibition will kick off in Jeddah at the Hilton Hotel April 8-11, and then move to Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh April 15-18.

Salon des Grandes Complications debuted in Dubai in 2014, later branching out to Saudi Arabia due to high demand and the appreciation of exceptional timepieces in the Kingdom. 

Saudi Arabia is a key Middle Eastern market for watchmakers — last year saw a year-on-year increase in the import of Swiss watches by 6 percent, and this figure is only expected to increase with the introduction of new policies. 

The capital city of Riyadh is home to over 10,000 watch collectors while Jeddah on the other hand, is Saudi Arabia’s commercial hub, with almost as many horological aficionados estimated to live there. 

Designed to offer a platform for Maisons and enthusiasts to convene, Salon des Grandes Complications creates opportunities for knowledge to be exchanged and collectors to discover — often for the first time in the region — limited editions, the newest launches and unique rarities. 

Among the international brands that will be present at the 2019 edition are Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Breitling, Fabergé, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Harry Winston, Montblanc, Rudis Sylva, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin and Zenith. 

With the introduction of several new brands, there will be a more diversified display of timepieces, from innovative novelties to classic creations, grand complications and high jewelry timepieces. Also new to this year’s edition will be a private majlis (a gathering place for social events), where special talks will be hosted by various brands and experts will share their personal insights into modern day horology. 

SDGC has successfully attracted over 80 international Swiss, German and Italian brands during the past five years.

The event will be held alongside the 10th annual Jewellery Salon 2019, a well-established jewelry exhibition in the Kingdom.

SDGC 2019 will be held in partnership with Bentley Motors and with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia.

The event will be open free of charge to all professional visitors from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.