Top UK firms set to boost trade with Bahrain
Manama, November 7, 2013
Scores of leading businesses in the UK are looking to boost trade with Bahrain at a major event being held to mark the longstanding relationship between the two countries, a report said.
The companies will arrive in Manama to showcase their products and help build on the positive bilateral trade ties in the Great British Week, which will be held between January 15 and 22, according to the report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
"This is the first celebration of British business and innovation in Bahrain in a generation and we are very excited at the prospect of putting on and supporting a whole range of events that showcase the wide-ranging, longstanding and close relationship between our two countries," said British Ambassador Iain Lindsay yesterday (November 6) at the launch of the event at the British Embassy.
The event is being held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad and will take place in conjunction with the third Bahrain International Air Show.
It is being jointly organised by the embassy, the Bahrain British Business Forum (BBBF) and the British Council.
It will also feature a "knowledge" conference supported by UK-based Brunel University and Ahlia University, a conference about advanced engineering and a celebration dinner which will showcase British fashion and cooking.
The launch was attended by top officials, including BBBF chairman Khalid Al Zayani. – TradeArabia News Service