Gulf Industry Fair 2015 extends B2B potential
14/01/2015 10:20 am EDT

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Gulf Industry Fair is to be held under the patronage of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and will take centre stage from 3rd – 5th February 2015, providing a window into the world of the Northern Gulf’s vibrant industrial landscape, and offering unrivalled networking opportunities and lead generation potential.

Gulf Industry Fair 2015 comes to Bahrain at a time of unprecedented industrial and infrastructure investment in the GCC. New investments worth hundreds of billions of dollars will reinforce a regional industrial base which, according to the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC), more than doubled in investment value from 2009 to reach almost $369 billion by 2013.

The annual Gulf Industry Fair continues to enjoy high-level support from many of the iconic organizations at the forefront of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s investment programs. This includes Aluminum Bahrain (Alba), one of the world’s largest smelters, which is currently spending at least $2.5 billion on a sixth production line; Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), which is subject to a multi-billion dollar refinery modernization program; and Majaal Warehouse Company, which earlier in 2014 announced it had completed and fully leased all three phases of its 37,000 square meter industrial real estate project in Bahrain Industrial Wharf.

Alba will again sponsor the ‘Aluminum Village’ show segment at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC), which will showcase the unique synergies of the Kingdom’s upstream and downstream aluminum industries.

As in previous years Bapco will support the ‘Energy and Environmental Protection’ segment, where it will demonstrate some of the capital investments in projects which reduce the Company’s environmental impact.

Meanwhile Majaal, a developer and operator of industrial facilities primarily for small and medium enterprises (SME), will again be the principal sponsor of the ‘Logistics and Industrial Facilities’ show segment, where it will not only showcase the successes of its business model but also demonstrate Bahrain’s strong credentials as an investment destination.

Other sector partners at the show include Ahmed Mansoor Al A’ali, who will sponsor the ‘Industrial Processes and Manufacturing’ segment, and Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (ASRY), one of the Gulf’s leading shipyards, as sponsor of the ‘Ports and Maritime’ segment.

Gulf Industry Fair 2015 will have a vocational element, in keeping with the organizer’s broader goals to support Bahrain’s socio-economic development. The Comgroup ‘Training4Life’ workshops, organized by MedpointDesign and Events Management in association with Lead Academy, will be tailored exclusively to individuals working in the Kingdom’s industrial sectors, offering expert insight and live practical experiences in discipline such as behavioral safety, while exploring ways to enhance productivity and innovation for profitability.

In addition to the seminars, the Training4Life workshops will feature sector specific sessions run by Ducab (Dubai Cables), Alba and Bapco.

Gulf Industry Fair 2015 will also, for the first time, host ITECH Industry 2015, an event where IT companies can showcase their capabilities and generate direct leads with potential industrial customers whether they be participating at Gulf Industry Fair or visiting the Exhibition

“HCE is constantly looking at ideas to improve the B2B value of our Exhibitions. In 2014 we launched the Virtual Exhibition. In 2015 we plan to build on the overwhelming success of the Virtual Exhibition experience by offering interviews and information about participating companies, to prolong exhibitor exposure to the wider global online business community for a further 200 days after the exhibition: says Jubran Abdulrahman, Managing Director of Hilal Conferences and Exhibition

Sarah Almoosa
Marketing and PR Assistant,
Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions,
Al Hilal Group
Tel: (973) 17293131 ext: 488

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