Red Sea Mall wins ICSC Foundation award

The Red Sea Mall won the ICSC Foundation award for its ITAA’M project within the cause marketing category.
Updated 06 November 2018
0

Red Sea Mall wins ICSC Foundation award

The Red Sea Mall in Jeddah won a prestigious ICSC Foundation award at the Middle East and North Africa Retail and Shopping Center Awards 2018, held on Oct. 30 at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre.

The awards, organized by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Middle East Council of Shopping Centers (MECSC), are designed to recognize the most successful retail centers, boost net operating income, and to design and develop shopping centers. An international committee composed of global and regional experts in the areas of shopping center development, and marketing and operational processes, has selected the winners of this year’s Middle East and North Africa Retail and Shopping Center Awards.

Mohammed Alasiri, marketing manager at Red Sea Mall, said: “We are extremely proud to win this valuable award, which underscores the effort exerted by everyone to achieve this excellence and uniqueness. This award will be added to the record of success that the center has achieved through the efforts of the team who have become experts in organizing campaigns and events that engage the community and set higher standards in marketing and entertainment, in line with the progress of the Saudi Vision 2030.”

He added: “The competition to win these awards has been great... we have surpassed many of our competitors and achieved this recognition for the great achievement which motivates us further to introduce programs and events that raise awareness among the community.”


Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Updated 23 April 2019
0

Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Global biopharmaceutical company Allergan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Saud University (KSU) that focuses on developing a robust student-exchange program by facilitating training opportunities for Saudi nationals.

The agreement was signed by Ramsey Morad, Allergan’s vice president for India, Middle East and Africa, and Dr. Aws Al-Shamsan, dean of the College of Pharmacy at the university. The MoU is in line with the Kingdom’s overall efforts to drive more cooperation levels between the public and private sectors, with the underlying objective to integrate Saudi nationals into various fields within the health-care sector.

Under the agreement, Allergan will provide training courses on an annual basis for students at the College of Pharmacy as well as programs to develop their scientific and medical knowledge and align them to international industry best practices. Students will be assessed according to set parameters, and the top performers will earn an internship opportunity with the company

In addition, Allergan will run courses for faculty members at the College of Pharmacy with a focus on leadership skills.

Morad said: “We have used practical methods to express our commitment toward the Kingdom and toward the realization of Vision 2030. We are placing a very high emphasis on developing the local capabilities of Saudi nationals within the health-care sector, and this partnership with a leading university in the region is one of the steps we are taking. Saudi Arabia is at the heart of our operations in the region, and this MoU represents a key milestone in our efforts to attract the young minds of tomorrow and integrate them as core members of our Allergan team.” 

Al-Shamsan said: “We are proud to partner with Allergan to implement internationally recognized knowledge-based programs for the development of our students. With this MoU, we are focusing on the enhancement and development of the pharmaceutical sector across the Kingdom. We are guided by the mission to provide students experiences to learn from international best practices and, at the same time, work toward the improvement of the quality of the pharmaceutical sector in the Kingdom.”

Allergan said it is committed to a wide range of programs with health-care professionals, patients and national entities across the Kingdom. The company’s investments through its joint venture, Allergan Saudi Arabia, include the development of medical training centers focused on training health-care professionals in medical aesthetics.