SABB supports startups with forum sponsorship

The Saudi British Bank (SABB) has contributed to supporting the activities and events of the Saudi Startup Forum, recently organized by Monsha’at in Dhahran.
Updated 02 December 2019

SABB supports startups with forum sponsorship

The Saudi British Bank (SABB) has contributed to supporting the activities and events of the Saudi Startup Forum, recently organized by Monsha’at in Dhahran.

During the opening ceremony, Deputy Governor of the Eastern Province Dr. Khalid Al-Battal honored SABB as a “supporting sponsor,” in the presence of Deputy Minister of Trade and Investment Majed Al-Bawardi and Governor of the General Authority for SMEs Saleh Al-Rasheed. The award recognizes the bank’s role in developing the national economy by encouraging startups and entrepreneurs.

“Startups are an important part of the national economy, and therefore, the success and growth of these companies is a key factor for the growth and development of the Kingdom’s economy in general, and provide more job opportunities for citizens. Hence, the national Vision 2030 focuses on supporting the startup sector and entrepreneurs,” said Dr. Al-Battal.

He also praised SABB’s role in the success of the forum, which is an important platform for the launch of many startups and entrepreneurs.

In addition to its corporate banking and trade facilities, SABB is committed to supporting startups through its community-based initiatives, and continues to provide support through the TAQADAM startup accelerator program, which aims to help young entrepreneurs take their first steps in business.


AMC launches Saudi Arabia’s first cinema loyalty program

Updated 15 January 2020

AMC launches Saudi Arabia’s first cinema loyalty program

AMC Cinemas has launched the first cinema loyalty program, along with a website and mobile application, in Saudi Arabia, ensuring that all updates and information are available for movie lovers here.

The loyalty program, AMC Da’era, is a first-of-its-kind experience that has been built specifically for the Saudi cinema goer. The app is designed to offer a personalized experience for each guest. With points being earned for every single riyal spent in AMC Cinemas, members keep ascending through each of the tiers by moving from Inner Circle to Select Circle and finally Elite Circle. Alongside each tier, the perks and benefits continue to expand from birthday, anniversary gifts, F&B discounts, free refills, and chances to win tickets to screenings and grand opening events. 

Being a member of AMC Da’era will give users a privilege to be the first to know about any advance tickets and cinema openings via a weekly newsletter.

Users can join AMC Da’era by signing with an AMC account on amccinemas.com or the AMC Cinemas app on iOS.

The new website amccinemas.com is set to be a one-stop digital hub for movie news and schedules in all AMC Cinemas, featuring advanced search tools that allow guests to narrow down their search and select a movie based on the name of the movie or the desired location. The handy booking system allows users to effortlessly purchase and book tickets online and once the transaction is completed, the tickets will be dropped into the visitors’ digital wallet. Moreover, the live chat option provides immediate real time support to help solve any problems and deliver all required information. 

The site also highlights any new food and drinks promotions for customers to benefit from. The new “Remind Me” function will keep cinema lovers always up to date. The website has been designed to be quite similar to amctheaters.com, the most visited entertainment site in the US.

“AMC Cinemas’ mobile application will allow guests to finalize everything in a seamless and speedy way. With a wide range of features that are available in both Arabic and English languages, booking a movie in AMC Cinemas will become a fun and on-the-go process,” a statement said.

AMC currently operates two theaters in Riyadh. According to Adom Aron, CEO of AMC, the company plans to open between eight and 10 theaters by June, between 12 and 20 theaters next year, and 50 theaters in the next three to four years.