Saudia Cargo exhibits latest products & services at airshow

Saudia’s booth included a special pavilion for Saudia Cargo showcasing its newest products and services in the air cargo and ground-handling industries.
Updated 17 March 2019

Saudia Cargo exhibits latest products & services at airshow

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company participated under the umbrella of Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) in the first Saudi International Airshow, which took place at Al-Thumamah Airport in Riyadh, March 12-14.
Saudia’s booth included a special pavilion for Saudia Cargo showcasing its newest products and services in the air cargo and ground-handling industries, demonstrating its state-of-the-art logistical capabilities and achievements.
Omar Hariri, chief executive officer of Saudia Cargo, said the company’s presence in the airshow is “part of its pivotal role in achieving Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to make the Kingdom a leading global logistics hub.”
The Saudi International Airshow is the first aviation and aerospace exhibition of its kind in Saudi Arabia, with global participants ranging from companies specialized in aviation, spare parts, airports, military jets and various service providers to international airlines and governmental firms.
Saudia Cargo has an extensive global network spanning four continents, 225 international destinations and 26 domestic destinations. It operates a modern dedicated freighter fleet and offers ample capacity on Saudia passenger fleet with a wide range of products.

Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

Updated 17 April 2019

Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

The Top CEO Conference & Awards 2019, organized by TRENDS magazine — Mediaquest and international business school INSEAD, has concluded at the Al-Areen Palace and Spa in Bahrain. The event, held on Thursday, included seven key panel discussions under the theme “Growth in a Volatile Future” as well as the Top CEO Awards 2019 ceremony, which recognized the region’s most successful and trendsetting CEOs from more than 700 companies listed on GCC stock exchanges.

Top business leaders and more than 30 speakers from across the GCC shed light on the Middle East’s dynamic but volatile region and the burning issues facing the corporate world today. This year’s theme focused on a score of relevant issues, such as oil price fluctuations, tech disruptions, armed and political schisms that pose new risks, and opportunities. Speakers such as renowned economist Professor Nouriel Roubini provided growth solutions and road maps for businesses in the GCC region.

Alexandre Hawari, CEO of Mediaquest, said: “In its fifth edition, the Top CEO Conference & Awards fully encapsulated the theme of ‘Growth in a Volatile Future’ by acknowledging and exploring the growth transformation that the region is undergoing through digitalization and the fourth industrial revolution amid geopolitical tensions, looming trade wars and a rapidly evolving business environment. Building on the huge success of the previous years, the Top CEO Awards 2019 recognized CEOs and companies who have raised the bar by navigating challenges, implementing new strategies, and have demonstrated unquestionable growth, profitability and excellence in corporate governance.”

The conference kicked off with an opening keynote from Jassim Al-Seddiqi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Financial Group and chairman of GFH Financial Group, who delved into the potential of transforming the region into a fintech hub and the importance of jumping on the digital bandwagon. 

The prime panel discussion on the “Future of Growth Amid Volatility” brought together five CEOs who explored methods to create future-proof strategies that can not only tackle challenges but also boost growth in a tough geopolitical and economic climate. 

Hisham Al-Rayes, CEO and board member of the GFH Financial Group, said: “Investing in the future in areas such as fintech, education and technology, the foundations for strong, enduring knowledge-based economies, is a priority for the group and the governments of the region in which we invest.”

“The Blockchain Opportunity” and “The Human Factor and Tech Innovation” panels brought together industry experts from Facebook, the Bahrain FinTech Bay and King Abdul Aziz University. 

“The Future of Women’s Business Leadership” panel discussed positive strides taken by GCC governments and businesses in leveling the playing field for women professionals.