Roscongress Foundation & AZPROMO ink deal

Roscongress Foundation Chairman of the Board and CEO Alexander Stuglev and Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) Acting President Yusif Abdullayev signed the cooperation agreement.
Updated 09 June 2019

Roscongress Foundation & AZPROMO ink deal

Roscongress Foundation Chairman of the Board and CEO Alexander Stuglev and Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) Acting President Yusif Abdullayev signed a cooperation agreement at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum to establish effective communication between expert and business communities of the Russian Federation and the Azerbaijan Republic.
“Developing communication between the Russian and international business community is one of the Roscongress Foundation’s key objectives. Together with the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation, we are planning to organize business events that aim to develop a dialogue on cooperation in financial investments, export-import activities as well as tourism and cultural interaction,” Stuglev said.
The meeting participants spoke about plans to organize joint convention and exhibition events with a focus on both bilateral and multilateral energy, trade and economic issues.
“We are ready to provide assistance in the implementation of joint investment projects and also promote the formation of financial and industrial groups, production associations, and joint-stock companies whose activities aim to develop business cooperation,” Abdullayev said.
The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, exhibitions and public events.


Seafood lovers flock to LuLu fiesta

LuLu Hypermarket’s annual seafood festival, held in association with the National Fisheries Development Program, was attended by senior officials from the fisheries department and LuLu.
Updated 20 November 2019

Seafood lovers flock to LuLu fiesta

LuLu Hypermarket hosted its annual “Seafood Fiesta,” a showcase of more than 100 varieties of fish and shellfish across its stores in the Kingdom.
The seven-day festival, which ran until Nov. 17, was held in association with the National Fisheries Development Program, a subsidiary of the Department of Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA).
LuLu honored seven Saudi fishermen who completed 50 years in the field of fishing. The seafood festival was inaugurated by Abdul Aziz A. Alshehab, general director of Fisheries Research Center, Eastern Province, at LuLu Hypermarket in Dammam. At its Jeddah branch in Amir Fawaz district, the event was inaugurated by Rada Al-Zahrani, director of the fisheries department in Jeddah, while at the Riyadh branch in Murabba district, Dr. Ali Muhammed Al-Shaikhi, CEO of National Fisheries Development Program, opened the event.
Shehim Muhammed, director of LuLu Hypermarket Saudi Arabia, said: “We have always taken pride in offering fresh and high-quality seafood from around the world. Seafood Fiesta is one such event that proves the commitment of LuLu to bring the widest range of fish and shellfish that is well-loved by both the local and expat communities. We also support local produce, as we are recognized as the top seller of Samaq-certified products, which highlight fresh and cooked seafood that is promoted by the national aquaculture product certification and labeling program of the Saudi Aquaculture Society, under the guidance of MEWA.”

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LuLu honored seven Saudi fishermen who completed 50 years in the field of fishing, during the seven-day festival, which ran until Nov. 17.

From Norwegian salmon to sea bass, lobster, kingfish and much more, LuLu offered fish and shellfish products in both fresh and frozen options. Apart from the seafood offerings in the wet section, the hypermarket offered a variety of fish dishes at its hot food stations. Japanese maki, prawn pizza, grilled tuna, salmon quiche, fish masala and tuna puff were some of the main attractions at these counters.
LuLu Hypermarket, one of the largest retailers in the region, recently celebrated the group’s 10th anniversary in the Kingdom.
With 180 stores operating worldwide, LuLu aims to provide and sustain the supply of global products at the best rates. It is one of the favorite shopping destinations of both locals and expatriates in the Kingdom.
LuLu is the fastest growing retail chain across 10 countries that include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It is one of the Middle East’s top employers with a workforce numbering at more than 55,000.