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Mother and Baby Bahrain Show in Feb

Manama, January 14, 2009

A major exhibition aimed at mothers and babies will be held next month in Bahrain.

The Mother & Baby Bahrain Show is being held under the patronage of Shaikha Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty the King of Bahrain and president of the Supreme Council for Women.

The show, from February 25 to 28 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre, is being organised by Magnum Events and Exhibitions Management (Meem) in association with Non-Stop Promotions from Lebanon.

The show is planned to be the biggest consumer event dedicated to pregnancy, mothers-to-be, babies and toddlers in Bahrain.

The show is aimed at enhancing the awareness of mothers about the latest developments and products in the market which will help them a great deal in taking care of their babies, said Jamil A Wafa, founder and group chairman of Magnum Holdings, the parent company of Meem.

“It is an ideal platform to showcase products and services and to develop contacts,” he said.

The show will be a great day out for families and will provide the best opportunity to see all the very latest products and services available on the market today, under one roof, said Wafa. 

The show has received great support from the Ministry of Commerce and the Bahrain Exhibtion and Convention Authority, he said.

Wafa announced that the proceeds from the show will be donated to the welfare of orphans and children of Gaza.

“The show is not entirely commercial in nature and the main aim is to fill a gap that exists in relation to creating awareness among mothers on products, services and healthcare issues,” said Marwan Sarraf of Non-Stop Promotions.

Non-Stop has successfully hosted a similar show in Lebanon and this inspired the company to join together with Meem to launch the event in Bahrain, said Sarraf.

Major international, regional and local companies providing products and services in the areas of beauty and hygiene, childcare and nurseries, clothing, education, entertainment, accessories, feeding equipment, food, furniture and furnishings, gifts, healthcare, insurance, photography, prams and baby carriers, pregnancy and parenting help, toys and wellness are expected to take part in the show.

The show, which will cover a minimum of 3,000 sq m, will also feature children’s entertainment, competitions, workshops, live demonstrations and product testing.

The show has elicited good response from potential exhibitors and the current global economic crisis will have no impact on the show since it deals with products and services which are essential for mothers and babies, said Hisham Al Baradie, chairman of Meem.

Acting CEO of Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen extended the authority's full support to the show.

Meanwhile, Meem, which already hosts the successful Bahrain International Travel Exhibition, plans to organise three more shows this year. They will cover automotive products; furniture and wedding items; and products made in China and Thailand.  –TradeArabia News Service 




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