Jotun’s new color collection an ode to Arab culture

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Updated 29 June 2020

Jotun’s new color collection an ode to Arab culture

Paint manufacturer Jotun is embracing the legacy and culture of the Arab world with the launch of their latest exterior color collection. Inspired by the Arab world, the new collection, “One Color,” encompasses four main color themes — Heritage, Nostalgia, Tomorrow and Somewhere. Each of the collection themes celebrates the past, present and future of Arab culture.

Rana Khadra, color and creative manager at Jotun Middle East, India and Africa, said: “The exterior color collection is inspired by our lands, our people, our food, and our beautiful history. It is a reflection of the warmth and hospitality that play a very important role in the lives of every Arab and we at Jotun have been inspired by these pillars in the creation of our collection.”

She added: “The palette is a proud expression of the personalities and lives from the region. It is based on warm, inspiring, earthy and welcoming hues that bring what is on the inside to the outdoors.”

Complementing the vibrant color collection are two main Jotun exterior products — Jotashield ColorXtreme, an ultra-premium quality exterior paint that claims to provide the best color experience with an unparalleled resistance to dirt; and Jotashield Décor, which provides a stone finish inspired by the regionally famous Travertine Rock.


Virtual BMG forum to spotlight Saudi investment

Updated 07 July 2020

Virtual BMG forum to spotlight Saudi investment

More than 20 high-level Saudi government representatives and 15 local and international CEOs will bring to light post-pandemic investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia at the 2020 BMG Economic Forum, which will go virtual this year.

The forum, with a 25-year history, will be held on July 15 from 2 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. KSA time.

The forum is organized by BMG Financial Group and its CSR arm, BMG Foundation, and is part of the BMG Summer Retreat, which always takes place in the UK and also hosts a polo match, with the presence of Saudi and British royals among participants.

“In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Saudi economy needs foreign investment more than ever,” said Basil Al-Ghalayini, chairman and CEO, BMG Financial Group. “Saudi Arabia is on a journey of economic diversification, which offers many investment opportunities, and international investors have for several years been encouraged by the clear direction that Vision 2030 offers as well as by the huge improvement in the prestigious annual world competitiveness rankings by the Swiss IMD.”

Explaining the role and purpose of the 2020 BMG Economic Forum, Al-Ghalayini said: “Now that we are focused on post-pandemic recovery, the international investor community is keen to get a comprehensive update on the Saudi economy as well as on key industries — those that are the pillars of the transformation of the Saudi economy. Therefore, the timing of the annual BMG Economic Forum has never been better, and we are proud to host a very prestigious lineup of speakers and welcome over 500 participants.”

The recently launched tourism development fund and the opportunities for accelerating the recovery will be a leitmotiv for the virtual BMG Economic Forum this year. Saudi government officials and local and international business executives will discuss the investment opportunities for foreign investors and Saudi organizations.

In the tradition of BMG Foundation Classics’ charitable summer concerts in London, the foundation will this year unite an orchestra with musicians representing the G20 countries, including musicians from Nova Orchester Wien. The concert will be broadcast live digitally from Ehrbar Hall in Vienna, Austria, at the end of the BMG Economic Forum.

Reflecting international cooperation within the G20 group of nations, 20 young musicians will come together to play a concert of Eastern and Western music, conducted by Maestro William Garfield Walker, a young American conductor based in Vienna. The program features music composed by Syrian-Argentinian composer Diego Collatti, including traditional Arabic music, arranged specially for this concert, in the classical tradition of Western music.

Other sectors and themes featuring on the forum agenda include: The new mining law, what is next for Saudi capital markets, energy, international supply chains and food security strategy revisited.

The confirmed speakers include: Bander Al-Khorayef, Saudi minister of industry and mineral resources; Stephen Groff, governor, Saudi National Development Fund; Dr. Frank Appel, CEO, Deutsche Post DHL Group; Paddy Padmanathan, president and CEO of ACWA Power; Dr. Ali Parsa, founder and CEO of Babylon Health; Ali Alireza, managing director, Haji Husein Alireza and Co. Ltd.; Reema Al-Asmari, CEO, corporate and investment banking KSA, Natixis; Richad Soundardjee, CEO, Societe Generale Middle East; Nicholas Naples, CEO, Amaala; and Khalid Al-Hussan, CEO, Tadawul and Hussain Shobokshi, Businessman, Consultant and Columnist.

 

The prominent speakers will also cover topics such as privatization, partnerships and digitization in health care and sustainable investment trends.