Pfizer to train KSU pharmacy students

Updated 16 July 2018

Pfizer to train KSU pharmacy students

In collaboration with King Saud University, Pfizer Saudi Arabia Ltd. has announced the organization of an extensive training course on Monday and Tuesday for students from the university’s College of Pharmacy. The course is part of many programs organized by Pfizer in cooperation with different Saudi universities with the objective to contribute to developing and qualifying Saudi students as well as enhancing their pharmaceutical skills. The programs come within the company’s efforts to effectively participate in the realization of the objectives of Vision 2030.
The training course will be offered by international experts and specialists from Pfizer with the aim to develop this vital sector in the Kingdom.
General Manager of Pfizer Saudi Arabia Ltd., Dr. Alaa Abdul Ghani explained that the course intends to empower Saudi pharmacy students and enrich them with practical and scientific experience that can enable them to work in the pharmaceutical sector and contribute to building their communities and nation. “At Pfizer we have used practical methods to express our commitment toward the Saudi community as well as our vision to contribute to the realization of Vision 2030, which is particularly concerned with employing Saudi youth. In this context, we launched this program to collaborate with colleges of pharmacy across the Kingdom,” he added.
Dean of the College of Pharmacy at King Saud University, Dr. Aws bin Ibrahim Al-Shamsan expressed his appreciation to Pfizer for taking the initiative by organizing this course and inviting international experts to enrich the Kingdom’s pharmaceutical industry by transferring their knowledge to Saudi students. He revealed that this program is the first of more pharmaceutical training programs to come in cooperation with different partners and sectors.
In early 2017, Pfizer Saudi Arabia Ltd. opened its new integrated plant at King Abdullah Economic City with an investment value exceeding $50 million. The plant aims to manufacture Pfizer products locally and transfer expertise, technologies, and trained personnel to the Kingdom. The new plant contributes to the provision of medications for different categories of patients, and also creates the opportunity to develop industrial expertise and qualify local competencies to manufacture drugs inside the Kingdom.
Pfizer Saudi Arabia Ltd., which falls under its parent company located in the US, has been operating in the Kingdom since the 1960s.


Casio opens Middle East’s largest store in Dubai

Updated 16 February 2020

Casio opens Middle East’s largest store in Dubai

Global watchmaker Casio has opened its new G-Shock retail store in The Dubai Mall Zabeel. The 150 -square-meter flagship store is the largest of the brand’s consumer outlets in the Middle East. To mark the occasion, three G-Shock models were unveiled and will be sold exclusively at The Dubai Mall store. A private viewing of the 2020 models was held at the new store. The three new models are:

• MTG-B1000DCM-1A — A new camouflage model from the MTG-B1000 Series of shock-resistant metal and resin watches with smartphone link, radio-controlled timekeeping, and solar-powered operation. The metal of this watch is laser engraved with a camouflage pattern. The elegant look of this model is created by a high-transparency sapphire crystal, as well as hour markers and dials that are precision-engineered at the Casio Yamagata Factory.

• GMW-B5000TCM-1 and GMW-B5000TB-1 — These are the new variations of the full-metal GMW-B5000 and inherit plenty of DNA from the original G-Shock DW-5000C. The case, band, bezel, and back cover of this new model is made of lightweight, easy-on-the-wrist titanium. Titanium is notorious as being a material that is difficult to work with, and its application in this model represents a significant achievement. The surface of the metal is finished with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating that protects it against scratching and other damage. 

Koji Naka, managing director of Casio Middle East, said: “The store concept is set to offer a truly immersive experience to Casio fans in the UAE and beyond. The Dubai Mall is a fashion hub and well-known for attracting shoppers from all over the world and our new store offers a home to those passionate about the brand as well as a place for other consumers who are curious about Casio to learn more about our brands and products.”

Naka added: “With so many dedicated fans living in and visiting Dubai, we wanted to offer them something exclusive that they could only find at the flagship store. This is why we have limited sale of certain new MT-G and GMW models to the new store.”

Mahmoud Jabsheh, general manager of timepiece sales at Casio Middle East, said: “We have some truly extraordinary timepieces available only in the new store. Like the wider MT-G range, the MTG-B1000DCM-1A is high-performance, sophisticated and advanced. Along with the GMW-B5000TCM-1, its unique laser camo-print appeals to those who are looking to set themselves apart from the crowd. Meanwhile, the all-titanium GMW-B5000TB-1 offers the ultimate in lightweight, rugged beauty and traces its ancestry directly back to our original 1983 model.”

Located in The Dubai Mall’s new Zabeel extension and as the new home in the region for the brand, the space is also set to host a series of activations and events in the coming months.