Jeddah to host multi-sectoral trade expo

The event will be held at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events from Nov. 20-23.
Updated 15 November 2017

Jeddah to host multi-sectoral trade expo

Over 200 local and international companies will participate in the 29th Jeddah International Trade Fair (JITF), which will be held at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events from Nov. 20-23.
The four-day annual event will bring together a wide range of multi-sector products, clothing, fashion wear, textiles, leather goods, home décor accessories, appliances and much more.
This year, the show is dominated by international participation with national pavilions from China, Morocco, Indonesia, Egypt and individual companies from India and the UAE. The event, held in a venue spanning 2,000-square-meters, provides opportunities for Saudi companies to have agencies, distributorships, dealerships and joint venture agreements with their international counterparts.
Zahoor Siddique, vice president of Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE), organizers of the event, said the fair offers endless opportunities for both investors and exhibitors to help enhance the ever-growing Saudi franchise market.
He said: “It offers a unique exposition for manufacturers, suppliers, buyers and users of a wide range of goods and services as well as opportunities for investment and trade promotions.”
JITF 2017 is in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 seeking to identify all general directions, policies, goals and objectives of the Kingdom and whose aim is to grant the country a leading position in all fields. It aims to ultimately enhance the level and quality of services provided to beneficiaries to achieve a prosperous future and a sustainable development.
The fair is held concurrently with “Textiles Arabia,” the fourth textiles expo and a leading trade fair for all kinds of textiles, fabrics and materials.
JITF serves as an annual meeting point for international and regional franchisers, entrepreneurs, agents, and business owners either seeking face-to-face interaction with investors, or establishing long-term connections with potential franchisees.
The show timings are from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.


LuLu to fly 12 students from Kingdom to NASA

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LuLu to fly 12 students from Kingdom to NASA

LuLu, the largest hypermarket chain in the Middle East, awarded a total of 12 young students of different nationalities from Saudi Arabia, India, Philippines, and Egypt, a chance to visit the NASA center in the US.
LuLu’s back-to-school promotion called “Fly to NASA” was held in partnership with Almarai. The hypermarket hosted a competition last September in search of students who are science and space knowledge enthusiasts to experience and visit the NASA center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Shehim Mohammed, LuLu Hypermarket director of Saudi Arabia, said: “We are glad to finally announce the winners of this innovative campaign, which is a first and the most unique among our activations over the years of operating in the region. Thank you to our partner Almarai for joining hands with us in this exciting promotion. This is the first time that LuLu will lead a great opportunity to children who have the high potential to grow and learn more while having fun through science.”
Winners include: Abrez Hussain, Mohammed Ahmed, Rayyan Abdul Aziz, Naif Saad Altwaim, Osama Al-Harbi, Hugh Matthew, Khalid Abdul Aziz, Munther Mohammed Qasim Abujazar, Ahmad Gahwagy, Ahmed Khalaf, Hamza Ladha and Asif Rijo.
“Fly to NASA” winners will get to enjoy and experience a one-week trip, which will include five days of fun and learning at NASA’s Space Camp. The selection process involved two phases — first was the preliminary online registration, while the final stage featured a live quiz to obtain the top 12 winners. Students aged 9 to 18 years were encouraged to register and join the online activation.
With 185 stores operating worldwide, LuLu is the fastest growing retail chain across 10 countries, which include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Founded in the early 1990s, it has successfully expanded to different parts of the world, garnering more than 1,600,000 shopping patrons everyday.
LuLu is one of the favorite shopping destinations in Saudi Arabia, where it offers a broad selection of international products. It is one of the Middle East’s top employers with its workforce numbering to 50,000.