Red Sea Mall sponsors Retail ME Awards 2019

Red Sea Mall is one of the largest malls in Jeddah, home to 521 retail outlets, in addition to a seven-floor office building for the parent company SEDCO Holding Group.
Updated 20 March 2019
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Red Sea Mall sponsors Retail ME Awards 2019

The Red Sea Mall of Jeddah, owned by Red Sea Markets Company Ltd., has announced its sponsorship of the Retail ME Awards 2019. For the first time, Retail ME Awards will be taking place in Jeddah at the Ritz-Carlton in April. The awards will recognize top-performing retailers and best practices in the industry and reward excellence across a range of retail categories. 

Al-Rayan Gadouri, general manager of Red Sea Mall, said: “We know very well that Retail ME Awards is one of the renowned events in the Middle East and we are proud to sponsor the event, in a step to contribute to the retail industry and entertainment.”

He added: “Red Sea Mall will provision the industry by all means, and we will continue to develop and support through our different approaches, in order to achieve our objective as well as the Saudi Vision 2030 and the Saudi prospects toward the general economy and not just the retail sector.” 

Retailers can nominate one or more of their unique stores/concepts, their brand campaigns that could be a multi-channel campaign using above or below-the-line media or a campaign using social media and CRM channels, as well as their store design concepts across all retail formats and the e-commerce space, including brick and mortar retailers now selling online. Furthermore, retailers can also nominate their store managers for outstanding performance, in addition to entries that demonstrate how design is delivering a delightful customer experience, enhancing the retail brand’s visibility and drawing significant media and consumer attention.

“The retail industry is our main goal and Red Sea Mall has been achieving its objectives for the past years and will continue to support, develop and contribute to the industry to ensure a great retail experience, transforming the sector from traditional into a new concept of an overwhelming customer experience,” Gadouri said.

Red Sea Mall is one of the largest malls in Jeddah, home to 521 retail outlets, in addition to a seven-floor office building for the parent company SEDCO Holding Group. 

The mall has a mix of international and local brands, with a range of options for restaurants and cafes.


Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

Updated 17 April 2019
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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.