Flynas gets Middle East's Leading Low-Cost Airline accolade again

Bander Al-Mohanna, CEO of NAS Holding, says ‘2016 was a year of major expansion for flynas’.
Updated 04 October 2016
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Flynas gets Middle East's Leading Low-Cost Airline accolade again

Flynas, the Kingdom’s national carrier, has been named as the Middle East's Leading Low-Cost Airline at the World Travel Awards 2016, for the second year in a row. The award was presented to flynas during a ceremony in Dubai on Sept. 29.
In bestowing the award, the organizers noted flynas’ significant expansion over the past 12 months, an increased number of destinations, growth in naSmiles, it loyalty program, and market leading enhancements in its customer focused mobile app and ecommerce suite of products.
Bander Al-Mohanna, CEO of NAS Holding, said: "We are delighted that this work continues to be recognized by the global aviation industry for the second year in a row."
Al-Mohanna added: "While 2016 was a year of major expansion for flynas in terms of business growth and business decisions, we remain committed to continuing to invest in our products and services for the benefit of our guests.”
For this special occasion, flynas has also announced that all guests can now get a discount of SR100 on all of its international destinations by using the promo code, WEWON, on flynas website or on flynas' mobile application. The offer took effect on Tuesday and will last for seven days till Oct. 10, and will give flynas guests the chance to travel until Dec. 31.
World Travel Awards celebrates its 23rd anniversary year in 2016. The annual program is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry.


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.