- 14 Oct 2017
Alghanim Industries announces it Strategic Sponsorship of the Tmkeen Youth Symposium
Sponsoring the event for the second year in a row in support of entrepreneurship
Kuwait, 14 October 2017: Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned companies in the region, announced its strategic sponsorship of the 6th annual Tmkeen Youth Symposium, which will be held under the patronage of the Emir, H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, on 23 to 25 October 2017. Registration for this year’s conference is expected to open on 15 October.
The organizers of the event held a press conference that was attended by the company sponsors, during which the guest speakers of the event were formally announced. The speakers include Patrick Pichette, former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Google Inc.; Mike Tattersfield, Chairman of Caribou Coffee; Sam Chamberlain, Chief Operating Officer of Five Guys Group; Simon Ainslie, former Global Vice President at Nokia; and Victoria Grace, Founding Partner and CEO of Colle Capital – USA.
Commenting on their strategic sponsorship, Head of Corporate Communications at Alghanim Industries, Mr. Abdullateef Abdulaziz Al-Sharikh, said: “We are excited to sponsor the Tmkeen Youth Symposium. Tmkeen’s vision and commitment to youth has been exemplary. Through their annual conference and their various initiatives, Tmkeen has hosted some of the most inspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs across the globe.”
He added: “At Alghanim Industries, we view the support of initiatives such as these as our natural role, as well as a social and national responsibility. We strive to continuously support our youth and facilitate learning opportunities that enable them to own their future success and become active contributors to developing the economy. We look forward to this year’s insightful conference.”
Chairman of the Tmkeen conference, Mr. Ali Al-Ibrahim, said: “This marks our second partnership with Alghanim Industries, a company that shares our same passion for youth entrepreneurship and for creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem in our nation. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Alghanim Industries, and its CEO, Omar Kutayba Alghanim, who has been an avid supporter of our initiatives. Tmkeen works hand in hand with Kuwait’s private sector – which has been a key factor in our success and longevity. We look to continue our cooperation and partnership with Alghanim Industries in the years to come.”
This initiative comes as part of Alghanim Industries’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, which is committed to giving back to the community, supporting education and encouraging entrepreneurship.
About Alghanim Industries
Alghanim Industries is one of the oldest and largest, privately-owned companies in the MENA region. Founded at the turn of the century, in Kuwait, the company today employs more than 15,000 people in 30 businesses across 40 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Alghanim Industries is a market leader in almost every major sector of its operations, which include: engineering, retail, automotive sales and service, insulation and pre-engineered steel building structures, logistics and warehousing, fast moving consumer goods, food & beverage, oil & gas, office automation, advertising, insurance, consumer credit and travel. The company is actively growing its brand portfolio, with a focus on top-tier global partners. Among them: Avis, British Airways, British Petroleum, Cathay Pacific, Daewoo, Honda, Saint-Gobain and Toshiba. Additionally, Alghanim Industries has created a number of successful regional businesses, including X-cite (consumer electronics), and Safat Home (lifestyle and home furniture).