Saudi musicians perform at Aloft Hotels concert

Aloft Hotels is Marriott International’s brand for music lovers and music makers.
Updated 20 November 2018
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Saudi musicians perform at Aloft Hotels concert

Aloft Hotels, Marriott International’s brand for music lovers and music makers, licensed by the General Entertainment Authority in Saudi Arabia and in partnership with Eplus, recently organized a music event in Riyadh titled “Music Makers Live @Aloft Hotels.”

Emerging artists were invited to the hotel where selected musicians auditioned along with Hejazi, a popular local band. The performing musicians were in the spotlight at Aloft Riyadh on Nov. 9.

“Saudi Arabia has a great number of very talented artists that are awaiting their opportunity to emerge. With ‘Live at Aloft Hotels’ concert series arriving in the Kingdom we aim to provide local talent with the perfect platform to showcase their music,” said Adel Jubran, general manager at Aloft Hotels.

“At Aloft we love music and we believe this is a great way for us to contribute back to the community through providing another outlet for the Saudi youth to be entertained,” he added.

The artists who participated in the auditions submitted a video file of their best performance along with their personal information via WhatsApp.

The event was part of the “Live At Aloft Hotels” concert series, an international program aimed to support emerging artists around the world by hosting free live music performances. The best performing artists at the live shows receive valuable rewards from Aloft Hotels.

The event partner of “Music Makers Live @Aloft Hotels,” Eplus, is a leading company in the entertainment sector having produced popular events across the Kingdom, including Michael Fadel’s concert in King Abdullah Economic City, “Khan Al-Khalili” festival in Jeddah, and “Bakshat Al-Eid” in Arar.


ICD, BBI launch global private sector platform

The agreement was signed by Ayman Sejiny, CEO of ICD, and Amer Bukvic, CEO of BBI, on Wednesday at the ICD’s headquarters in Jeddah.
Updated 19 May 2019
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ICD, BBI launch global private sector platform

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Bosna Bank International (BBI) signed a memorandum of understanding on May 16 in Jeddah. The MoU is related to a new initiative — the Global Platform for Private Sector — where the two institutions and community of like-minded financial entities can collaborate on business opportunities, exchanging market intelligence and laying a foundation for actual financial transactions within the member countries and across borders.
The signing ceremony took place in ICD’s headquarters in Jeddah and the document was signed by Ayman Sejiny, CEO of ICD, and Amer Bukvic, CEO of BBI.
Sejiny said: “ICD takes the lead in launching such a platform network to demonstrate productive applications of fintech in modern global business affairs, to help reduce financial transaction costs for its member banks, leasing companies and micro-finance institutions and to upgrade the advisory services that ICD offers to its partners across the Islamic developmental network.”
Bukvic added: “We welcome the initiative and we’re happy to be among the first entities to sign the MoU with ICD. Such a platform would open opportunities for Bosnia and Herzegovina, BBI bank and other partners once implemented, and will most certainly facilitate investment across borders. This will extend our efforts already expressed by organizing international events in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, such as the Sarajevo Business Forum and the Sarajevo Halal Fair.”

 

Bosna Bank International (BBI) d.d. Sarajevo is the first bank, both in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Southeast Europe, to operate in accordance with Islamic finance principles. BBI offers several types of financial services to retail and corporate clients through its business based on ethical principles and partnership. Shariah compliance is ensured by the BBI Shariah board with members of this board being prestigious local and international experts.
The Global Platform for Private Sector will be a cloud-based, next-generation, full-featured networking and fulfillment platform hosted by ICD for the benefit of its network of 88 financial institutions and 12 leasing companies worldwide. One major goal of this online platform is the sharing of investment, advisory, sukuk, financing and other deals in an environment of common Islamic values.
ICD is a multilateral development financial institution and is part of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group. It was established in November 1999 to support the economic development of its member countries through the provision of finance for private sector projects, promoting competition and entrepreneurship, providing advisory services to the governments and private companies and encouraging cross-border investments.
ICD has an authorized capital of $4 billion. Currently, the shareholders of ICD are the IsDB, 54 Islamic countries and five public financial institutions.

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The Global Platform for Private Sector will be a cloud-based, next-generation, full-featured networking and fulfillment platform hosted by ICD for the benefit of its network of 88 financial institutions and 12 leasing companies worldwide.