Beautyworld Saudi Arabia moves to Riyadh in 2021

Last year, Beautyworld Saudi Arabia attracted more than 5,000 Saudi trade buyers and beauty professionals, while 193 exhibitors from 22 countries showcased their latest wares.
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Updated 28 July 2020

Beautyworld Saudi Arabia moves to Riyadh in 2021

Beautyworld Saudi Arabia has new dates and a new venue, with the Kingdom’s only dedicated exhibition for beauty products, hair, fragrances, and well-being, set to take place from April 6 to 8, 2021 at Riyadh Front, the show’s organizers have announced.

The 3rd edition of the annual three-day event was originally scheduled to run at the end of September in Jeddah, but will now be a spring show from 2021 onwards. The new location in Riyadh will boost access to key trade buyers and beauty professionals in the Kingdom’s capital and commercial hub.

The move comes as Saudi Arabia continues to implement appropriate health and safety measures within its borders to contain the spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic, with the new dates widely supported by key industry stakeholders.

Beautyworld Saudi Arabia is organized by Saudi-based ACE Group under license by Dubai-headquartered Messe Frankfurt Middle East, which organizes Beautyworld Middle East in Dubai.

Elaine O’Connell, Beautyworld Saudi Arabia’s show director, said: “We’re looking forward to returning in spring next year, and as is customary, Beautyworld Saudi Arabia will host a wide range of value-added features including educational workshops and conferences to keep industry professionals informed and engaged.

“Last year, the show attracted more than 5,000 Saudi trade buyers and beauty professionals, nine percent more than the launch edition in 2018, while 193 exhibitors from 22 countries showcased their latest wares, 15 percent up on the previous year. We can expect similar success at the 3rd edition in Riyadh next year.”

Zahoor Siddique, ACE Group’s vice president, added: “The move to Riyadh for Beautyworld Saudi Arabia bodes well for Saudi and international companies. Riyadh is a bigger market with the largest population in the Kingdom.

“In addition, the number of factories for fragrances and salons in Riyadh are comparatively more. Both from B2B and end consumer perspectives, the business potential is forecasted to be high. Moreover, the demand for a beauty show from industry stakeholders was one of the deciding factors.”

Saudi Arabia is the Middle East and Africa’s (MEA) largest beauty and personal care (BPC) market that, according to analysts Euromonitor International (EMI), was estimated to be worth $5.2 billion in 2019.

The EMI predicts the retail value of Saudi’s BPC market to rise to $5.8 billion by 2022 at a compound annual growth rate of 3.2 percent, comprising close to 20 percent of the entire MEA market.

Beautyworld Saudi Arabia is the 5th Beautyworld event globally, following annual shows in Dubai (Beautyworld Middle East) and Japan (Beautyworld Japan, Japan West, and Japan Fukuoka).


Khalaf Al Habtoor extends timely medical assistance to Lebanese hospitals

Updated 05 August 2020

Khalaf Al Habtoor extends timely medical assistance to Lebanese hospitals

  • Al Habtoor will arrange one-month’s worth of urgent medical supplies for hospitals in the country that have more than 1,000 beds
  • The Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital at Hrar in northern Lebanon will open up auxiliary treatment support for patients who are unable to be accommodated in Beirut hospitals

DUBAI: Khalaf Al Habtoor, the founding chairman of Al Habtoor Group (AHG), based in the UAE, is reaching out with timely aid for the Lebanese people after the massive explosion at a Beirut port on Tuesday, August 4, that devastated many neighborhoods, leaving more than a hundred dead people and thousands injured.

Al Habtoor, known for his philanthropic activities in the UAE and abroad, said he will extend all possible efforts within his means to aid the affected people in Lebanon as a first step of a multi-pronged assistance plan. As a first step, Al Habtoor will arrange one-month’s worth of urgent medical supplies for hospitals in the country that have more than 1,000 beds. The hospitals to be aided through this initiative include Haroun Hospital, Al Makasid Hospital, Levant Hospital, Rizk Hospital, Rafic Hariri Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital and the Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital, Hrar.

Additionally, the Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital at Hrar in northern Lebanon will open up auxiliary treatment support for patients who are unable to be accommodated in Beirut hospitals, conducting at least 100 operations for those injured in the explosion. To help those who require much needed recovery and recuperation assistance, the hospital will also rent out a nearby hotel, which will act as a temporary off-site field hospital for post-operative care and treatment.

More than 300,000 people have been left homeless by the blast, which tore through several dozen neighborhoods close to the port area, razing several buildings and shattering glass windows in a much wider area outside the blast zone. Two hotels owned by Habtoor Hospitality in Beirut, Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand and Hilton Metropolitan Palace, have been damaged in the fallout of the explosion.

Al Habtoor said: “The country and people of Lebanon have always had a special place in my heart. This explosion which has devastated the capital city in the midst of an already severe economic crisis has left the common people badly shaken. We offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and will leave no stone unturned in reaching them the best possible emergency and medical aid, post-operative care and temporary accommodation for those rendered homeless by the tragic event.”

He added that the cries of the Lebanese people for help have been heard and that it was important to respond by offering the right kind of assistance and treatment, in terms of quantity, quality and the timing it reaches the people.

The visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist has extended generous contribution to Lebanon in various forms over the last decade, including refugee aid programs, Ramadan campaigns, wintertime distribution of food packages and blankets, the establishment of The Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital, and a multitude of charitable donations.