Bahrain to host major housing event
Manama, October 23, 2013
Experts from around the region and other parts of the world will be in Bahrain next month to take part in a major housing conference and exhibition.
The Bahrain Housing Conference and Expo 2013 is being held under the patronage of Housing Minister Basem Yacoub Al-Hamer from November 5 to 7 at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre.
It is supported by the Bahrain Exhibition and Convention Authority (BECA).
The event comes at a time when several housing projects, accommodating hundreds of thousands of people, are set to be launched across the country, said Sijo Kavungal Joseph, managing director of organiser Exposure Media.
“The exhibition will showcase the latest available technology in green and environmentally-friendly housing and buildings for the future and participants will have the opportunity to interact with pioneers in the field,” he said.
“What we need now is a common hope of better buildings for the future and together we stand to build places that give people better, healthier spaces to live, work and play.”
He said the industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals in the region dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work will be present for the three days providing networking opportunities.
“There will also be dedicated speaker sessions, demonstrations of the latest techniques, opportunities and recent trends in housing materials and the engineering supply market,” he said.
He said the objective is to promote the most advanced equipment and technology and contribute to the steady development of regional businesses which will help to drive the future of Middle East economy in the construction sector.
The Bahrain Government is now pushing for affordable housing and this has resulted in affordable housing projects worth $7 billion being planned in the near future, said Joseph.
“These include government schemes, public-private partnerships (PPP) and private sector initiatives.”
Housing contractors and builders, estate management companies, concrete and masonry block manufacturers, precast concrete producers, plumbing contractors, civil engineering companies and others related to the business will attend.
Integrated photovoltaic solutions company Onyx Solar are backing the event as platinum sponsors. - TradeArabia News Service
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