Works Minister Essam Khalaf at last year's event.
Top construction firms head to Bahrain
Manama, March 16, 2014
Latest technologies in green buildings and their implementation in construction industry in the Mena region will be discussed at a three-day event opening in Bahrain tomorrow.
The third edition of the Arabian MEP (Mechanical Electrical Plumbing) Conference and Exhibition will be inaugurated by Works Minister Essam Khalaf at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
More than 100 exhibitors from Bahrain, the region and around the globe are taking part in the event, which will bring together professionals and experts from the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry, who will discuss such technologies in detail and update builders and developers with the latest in the field and their use, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Show organiser Exposure Media managing director Sijo Joseph said among the highlights of the event will be lunch sessions on all three days focusing on artificial rain, the holding of Expo 2020 in Dubai, and the opportunities it will generate in the region as well as a special session on 'Reward Your Idea' where participants from Bahrain will present their 'green' energy-saving ideas to a select panel of experts.
"An expert from the Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), senior scientist Dr J Kulkarni, will explore the possibilities of artificial rain research and discuss how it could be implemented in Bahrain."
He said IITM have already carried out the programme successfully in several parts of India, where there is scarce or no rainfall.
Joseph said builders and developers are investing a lot in achieving higher levels of energy efficiency in their buildings and Bahrain is taking a lead in the field.
"Among those attending will be those involved in manufacturing of HVACR and allied equipment and components, mechanical and plumbing contractors, architects and designers as well as public utility providers and government agencies.
"One of the challenges today is for businesses to showcase themselves to their target national and international clients," he said.
"During the show, participants will join key decision-makers and industry leaders in shaping their industry and crafting solutions."
Engineering giant ABB Technologies and Awal Gulf Manufacturers have backed the event as platinum sponsors, said the organisers.
Business deals worth $380 million were also concluded during the last edition of the show, which was attended by more than 4,000 visitors from 15 countries.
The show is open to the public on all three days between 10am and 7pm. Entrance is free, they added.-TradeArabia News Service