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Corporate Maldives Business Expo 2019 opens with increased business opportunities



The first edition of Corporate Maldives Business Expo kicked off on Sunday.

The Business Expo, held at the main convention centre of Dharubaaruge in capital Male, was inaugurated by Minister of Communication, Science and Technology Mohamed Maleeh Jamal during a small ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Focused on targeted learning, networking, building valuable new business relationships and finding partners that will help business owners to take their business to the next level, the Business Expo is a two-day event. Over 100 exhibitors have participated in the expo, whilst 1,200 visitors are expected to visit the event.

Two days of pure networking

Corporate Maldives Business Expo is attended by the entire business community. Over 150 business from different sectors will be there to network and create new business opportunities. The expo will also introduce business profiles and new products and services to other businesses and consumers.

Features Gold 100 companies

“GOLD 100” is a list of leading 100 business entities in the Maldives, published by Corporate Maldives at the beginning of every year, in recognition of their exemplary work and success.

The list is not a ranking of businesses, and as such is published in alphabetical order. The companies are some of the most elite businesses in the Maldives and getting in touch with them is something you can do at the Business Expo, to learn more about their success story and business portfolios.

Identifying challenges faced by entrepreneurs

The expo plays host to four different summits. Leading professionals and aspiring figures will be present as panelists and will share their business success stories at the summit.

The summit will also explore, ideate, collaborate and generate new approaches that respond to the ever-changing needs, challenges and aspirations of the young entrepreneurs in the Maldives.

Maldives Young Entrepreneurs’ Summit

This is a unique conference for young entrepreneurs within the country to network and share their knowledge in business and economics, as well as the importance of entrepreneurship and presenting ideas to advance it.

The summit took place on Sunday, from 2-5pm at Dharubaaruge.

Maldives Tech Summit

Maldives is a tech-savvy community where almost everyone has a smartphone. However, the adoption of the latest tech innovations in the Maldives is slow. The summit intends to identify and address the problems related to developing, introducing and adopting the latest tech innovations in businesses for a digital transformation in the Maldives.

The summit took place on Sunday, from 8-10pm at Dharubaaruge.

Maldives Women Entrepreneurs’ Summit

Under the theme, “Equality begins with Economic Empowerment”, this new exciting platform intends to empower women, women-led organisations and SMEs by bringing together proficient women entrepreneurs and providing them with a zone to interact, network and share their thoughts.

The summit will take place on Monday, from 2-5pm at Dharubaaruge.

Maldives Finance Professionals Summit

Maldives Finance Professionals Summit is a professional development event for professionals working in the finance sector, designed to discuss local and global issues relevant to the sector. The summit targets professionals from across the financial sector, including banking, Islamic finance, insurance, leasing and valuation.

The summit will take place on Monday, from 8-10pm at Dharubaaruge.


Villa Resorts hosts over 200 travel agents from India to showcase its transformation



Villa Resorts, a leading Maldivian resort group, recently hosted a series of events for over 200 travel agents from India.

The events were held to highlight the company’s recent rebranding and to familiarise travel agents with the significant changes made as part of its strategic Blue Ocean Shift.

Villa Resorts has a significant market presence in India, and the events were part of the company’s ongoing efforts to work closely with its partners to showcase its transformation and enhancements in its products and services.

The familiarisation events drew over 200 participants, making it one of the largest series of events for travel agents ever hosted by a Maldivian resort group.

Villa Resorts plans to continue hosting similar events throughout the coming year to promote its growing portfolio of resorts to the Indian market.

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‘Get Charged and Win’ promotion: Four draws, countless winners, more to go



The ‘Get Charged and Win’ promotion, which launched with great fanfare on June 23, continues to captivate audiences across the nation with its promise of incredible prizes and adrenaline-pumping excitement. As Coca-Cola moves forward, the company has announced not one, but four draws that have rewarded lucky winners with exciting prizes!

The ‘Get Charged and Win’ promotion has been a huge success, with dozens of lucky winners taking home amazing prizes, such as Benelli motorbikes, helmets, and Charged drink cases. The promotion, which started on June 23, has been attracting customers from all over the Maldives, who have been enjoying the refreshing taste of Charged caffeinated beverage and the thrill of scratching their cards to reveal their codes.

So far, four draws have taken place, each one broadcasted live on Television Maldives (TVM) at 9:30pm. The winners of the Benelli motorbikes were Mohamed Adam, MD Musharraf, Mohamed Rasel Hossain and Ahmed Zahir who were ecstatic to receive their prizes and thanked Charged for making their dreams come true. The winners of the helmets and drink cases were also delighted with their rewards and encouraged others to join the promotion.

But don’t worry if you haven’t won yet, because there are still more chances to win! The ‘Get Charged and Win’ promotion is not over yet. That means you still have time to grab your favourite Charged drink, scratch your card, and send your code to 2626 via SMS.

As the exciting journey continues, there are two main draws left in this thrilling event, scheduled for September 24 and October 20. You could be the next lucky winner of a Benelli Leoncino 250 motorbike! But the excitement doesn’t stop there; be sure to keep an eye out for the daily draws, with winners announced regularly on the @ChargedMaldives Instagram page. You could stand a chance to win a Charged branded helmet, or a Charged drink case.

Charged, a ground-breaking addition to Coca-Cola Maldives’ beverage portfolio, is available in 250 ml, in 100% recyclable aluminium cans, in line with our packaging strategy to use 100% recyclable packaging material. The caffeinated beverage is now widely available at major retail outlets, hotels, restaurants, and cafes throughout the Maldives.

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JEN Maldives Malé by Shangri-La unveils Oro’s 100% Arabica Rose Coffee



JEN Maldives Malé by Shangri-La has introduced a special coffee to their collection – Oro’s 100% Arabica Rose Coffee. This latest addition to the menu of Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go aims to provide coffee lovers with the unique and delicate taste of Oro’s Arabica Rose.

The hotel was alive with excitement on Thursday evening with the launch of Oro’s 100% Arabica rose. Media personnel and coffee enthusiasts were treated to an exclusive tasting experience of freshly brewed Arabica Rose Coffee along with some tasty finger foods.

The highlight of the evening was a lucky draw giveaway, extending an invitation for all the guests to participate and win a Skechers Maldives voucher and coffee voucher from Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go.

Oro’s Arabica Rose Coffee is now available at Jen’s Kitchen on-the-go. It is the perfect spot to refuel with coffee, tea, freshly squeezed juices, or a light bite. Customers can now enroll to become a Shangri-La Circle Member and earn points with every purchase at Jen’s Kitchen On- the-Go and enjoy the rewards at Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts worldwide.

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