SAWEA water and wastewater mission visits Japan

A Saudi water and wastewater related business delegation visited Kobe, Osaka and Matsuyama recently.
Updated 20 June 2016
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SAWEA water and wastewater mission visits Japan

A Saudi water and wastewater related business mission, headed by Nidhal S. Al-Dossary, president, Saudi Arabian Water Environment Association (SAWEA), Dammam, recently toured Kobe, Osaka and Matsuyama. The purpose of this mission is to receive information on state-of-art and cutting-edge technologies for water and wastewater treatment in Japan.
SAWEA is a non-profit organization started on Jan. 1, 2012 by a group of predominantly professionals within Saudi Aramco working in Saudi Arabia in water and wastewater treatment. The objective of SAWEA is to preserve and enhance water quality in Saudi Arabia and the world.
First day, the participants visited the Center for Membrane and Film Technology in Kobe University and this center embrace full range of the research and development on high functional membrane and films to latest processes for producing them.
Second day, the participants visited three plants, Higashi Water Environmental Center for wastewater treatment, Tobu Sludge Center for sludge management and Water control center of Kobe City Waterworks Bureau.
At first, the participants visited the Higashi Water Environmental Center for wastewater treatment.
Secondary, the participants visit the Tobu Sludge Center that is fluidized bed incinerator for sludge volume reduction.
At the end of the day, the participants visited Water Control Center of Kobe City Waterworks Bureau.
Third day, the participants traveled to Matsuyama to visit Ehime plant of Toray Industries Inc.
Fourth day, the participants visited Kubota (Hirakata Plant) and Green Front Sakai. Kubota was well-known as a wide variety of products in water and wastewater field.
After visiting Kubota, the participants moved to Advanced Treated Water Recycle Center in Green Front Sakai City.
Final day, the business mission was closed to have B2B meetings with Japanese companies — Sumitomo Corporation, JFE Engineering Corporation, Kubota Corporation, Mitsubishi Rayon Aqua Solutions and Toyobo Co., Ltd.


Al-Hokair aims to grow Sparky’s brand globally

Updated 20 November 2018
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Al-Hokair aims to grow Sparky’s brand globally

Al-Hokair Entertainment, a family entertainment organization in the region, demonstrated its ambition to grow its Sparky’s brand through franchise business model during the recent IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 in Orlando. With 91 active entertainment centers under Al-Hokair’s key entertainment brand Sparky’s, the company is now aggressively embarking on its global expansion strategy. 

“We are aiming to grow the Sparky’s brand worldwide through the franchise business model as it can be easily replicated in any market easily through our expertise. We are delighted to be here at IAAPA, one of the largest shows for the theme park and amusement industries. We wanted to also showcase our expertise and also learn from the global industry stakeholders who have gathered here. We are today getting ready for the new generation as they need more immersive game,” added Mishal Al-Hokair, executive vice president and general manager of the entertainment sector.

“Through the franchising route we can take the concepts to the market in a much faster way. Today’s generation is demanding and consuming more entertainment content than ever before. We want to start early and stay ahead in this sector and offer our consumers some of the best entertainment concepts,” added Al-Hokair.

Companies from around the world debuted the latest products, services and technology in the global attractions industry at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 in Orlando, Florida, which ran until Nov. 16.