Sharjah Chamber of Commerce wins social responsibility award

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Updated 08 October 2020

Sharjah Chamber of Commerce wins social responsibility award

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has been recognized at the 13th Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards for its role as a responsible entity toward society and in appreciation of its contributions to social responsibility. 

Organized by the Arabia CSR Network, the award is the first of its kind initiative to gain the support of the leadership of Dubai, the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Program, the League of Arab States, and a host of private sector entities.

SCCI was crowned winner in the public sector organization/departments category during a ceremony held on Tuesday at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, under the patronage of Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al-Qasimi, chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation of Ras Al-Khaimah.

Abdul Aziz Shattaf, SCCI assistant director general, Members Services Sector and director of Sharjah Exports Development Center, received the accolade in the presence of Habiba Al-Marashi, president and CEO of the Arabia CSR Network, and Mariam Al-Ali, director of strategy and institutional excellence office at the chamber, as well as a number of senior officials from the SCCI.

Abdullah Sultan Al-Owais, chairman of SCCI, said the chamber is forging ahead under the wise directives of Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al-Qasimi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah.

“We adopt a clear-cut vision and mission targeting sustainability in business and the economy in order to make the emirate of Sharjah a global hub for businesses in light of a sustainable, competitive knowledge-based economy,” Al-Owais said.

Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, director general of SCCI, affirmed the chamber’s commitment to implementing the government’s directives and strategy to promote social responsibility and support sustainable social and economic growth in the emirate. 

“We are doing so by launching humanitarian, academic, knowledge, cultural, social, health, environmental and other initiatives, as well as supporting university and school students through the Sharjah Chamber Award for Innovators and the ‘Mehnati’ initiative for field training implemented by the SCCI Training and Development Center,” Al-Awadi added. 


Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh celebrates Global Customer Appreciation Week

Updated 29 November 2020

Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh celebrates Global Customer Appreciation Week

  • Team members representing each department participated in a citywide series of sales calls, and visual and hybrid meetings

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh celebrated the Global Customer Appreciation Week with an event giving the men and women of the hotel a unique opportunity to show their appreciation for the support and continued patronage of the property by the top international and local clientele. 

Team members representing each department participated in a citywide series of sales calls, and visual and hybrid meetings, highlighting the Ritz-Carlton service directly to client offices and local associations.

The sales team expressed their appreciation by surprising their clients with luxurious boxes of handcrafted oriental sweets and travel kits given personally to their offices. The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh then wrapped up the week with a creative digital invitation, dedicated to their contacts and bookers to the hotel, for a gala dinner experience of its famous Seafood Night at the award-winning venue, Al-Orjouan Restaurant.

“This is an exciting week for the Marriott Family, as we celebrate the Global Customer Appreciation Week. We truly missed our loyal guests and partners and this is an exciting opportunity to regather after the tough situations caused by the global pandemic. As always, we pledge to provide the finest personal services and facilities for our guests to enjoy the warm, relaxed yet refined ambiance at The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh,” said Mohammed Marghalani, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh.

Located within 52 acres of luxuriantly landscaped gardens, the hotel offers 493 rooms and suites, 5,800 square meters of meeting and event space, and numerous onsite fine-dining options. It is prominently situated next to the Diplomatic Quarter and adjacent to the King Abdul Aziz Convention Center, one of the largest in the region and host to international summits and conferences.