KSA’s entertainment authority inks deal with Colleges of Excellence to promote national talent

The agreement aims to promote cooperation between both parties by attracting students to programs supervised by the CoE. (SPA)
Updated 03 July 2019

KSA’s entertainment authority inks deal with Colleges of Excellence to promote national talent

  • GEA would partake in outlining the standards and skills required for workers in the entertainment industry

RIYADH: The General Entertainment Authority (GEA), represented by its chief sector development officer Ahmed Al-Sharqi, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Colleges of Excellence (CoE), represented by its CEO, Dr. Fahad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Tuwaijri, to enhance cooperation between the two bodies and transfer expertise in the fields of training, education and human resources development.
The MoU was signed at GEA’s headquarters in Riyadh on June 30. The agreement aims to promote cooperation between both parties by attracting students to programs supervised by the CoE and engaging them in practical training programs through the events licensed by GEA. Throughout the agreement, GEA would also partake in outlining the standards and skills required for workers in the entertainment industry in accordance with CoE’s curricula, which is aligned with global vocational training institutions.
This step reflects GEA’s aim to promote the entertainment sector by enrolling young Saudi talents.


Riyadh Travel Fair faces second delay amid coronavirus

Updated 3 min 46 sec ago

Riyadh Travel Fair faces second delay amid coronavirus

  • Riyadh Travel Fair is the largest tourism and travel exhibition in the Kingdom

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s largest tourism display, the Riyadh Travel Fair 2020, has been postponed for a second time because of safety fears over the coronavirus pandemic.

Initially scheduled for March, the annual event was first shifted to September, but is now planned for March 15-18, 2021.

The latest postponement was made in the interests of public health and safety by officials at ASAS Exhibitions and Conference Organizing Company, the firm organizing the fair. 

Bandar Al-Quraini, the company’s general manager, said: “We are now planning for the 2021 edition and look forward to welcoming back all our travel industry partners and public once the health and safety of visitors can be fully assured.”

Riyadh Travel Fair is the largest tourism and travel exhibition in the Kingdom, attracting visitors and exhibitors from the Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. 

It aims to promote investment, development and sustainability of this sector in the region.

More than 270 exhibitors from 50 countries were due to take part in the 2020 edition, with up to 30,000 visitors expected for the three-day event.