MCIT, Huawei launch ICT job fair in Riyadh

The event was attended by Hazem Bazan, Ambassador Li Huaxin, Mansour Al-Shathri, Abdul Aziz Altamimi, and other senior officials from the MCIT as well as the Ministry of Labor and Social Development. (Supplied)
Updated 20 January 2019

MCIT, Huawei launch ICT job fair in Riyadh

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) recently partnered with Huawei to launch the First Huawei and Partners ICT Talent Job Fair at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The recruitment event aimed to promote promising students who have taken part in previous Huawei training programs such as the ICT Competition, Future Leaders Program, Seeds for the Future, or educational initiatives through Huawei’s ICT Academies, and offer them the opportunity to advance their careers.
The event was attended by Vice President of Channels and Commercial Sales at Huawei Middle East Hazem Bazan; Chinese Ambassador to the Kingdom Li Huaxin; Vice Chairman of the Riyadh Chamber Mansour Al-Shathri; HR Adviser for the Shared Support Deputy Governor of SAGIA Abdul Aziz Altamimi; and other senior officials from the MCIT as well as the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, Saudi Center for International Strategic Partnerships, Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), and 16 enterprises who are Huawei’s local partners.
At the job fair, hundreds of students applied for ICT positions at Huawei and its partner enterprises. Huawei also used the forum as a platform to launch the Saudi Talent Enablement Program (STEP), a program which will encompass many of Huawei’s educational initiatives to promote the development of valuable skills in Saudi nationals.
On the sidelines of the fair, 30 students graduated from Huawei’s Future Leaders Program, an initiative which provides technical education to Saudi nationals, particularly fresh university graduates.
Chinese Ambassador Li said: “This First Huawei and Partners ICT Talent Job Fair is yet another example of China’s strong partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I proudly recognize the contribution that Huawei makes through its social responsibility programs as it plays a major role in developing skills of the youth of the Kingdom.”
Saad Almaleki, general manager of digital capabilities at MCIT, said: “We are proud to partner with Huawei once again to promote the First Huawei and Partners ICT Talent Job Fair, and support our students in developing the skills and technology necessary to enable our leadership’s Vision 2030 and National Transformation Plan 2020. We are grateful to Huawei for its great contribution to accelerating our Kingdom’s digital transformation by equipping our students with the skills they need to drive forward the ICT industry and promote them into labor market, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration and partnership for many years to come.”
Vice President of Channels and Commercial Sales at Huawei Middle East Bazan said: “Huawei sees enormous potential for Saudi Arabia to become a global leader and pioneer in the ICT sector. Saudi Vision 2030 calls for the development of the Kingdom into an innovative and globally-competitive economy through digital transformation, and our aim at Huawei is to support the success of this vision.”

Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Updated 20 February 2019

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.