Bapco makes strong presence at Gulf Industry Fair
Manama, January 17, 2010
Bapco’s pivotal role as a pillar of the national economy of Bahrain has been reinforced by its participation as a Strategic Energy Partner at the recent Gulf Industry Fair (GIF), a leading industrial event in the Middle East region.
The company’s high-level participation in GIF reflects its ongoing and unwavering support for the growth of the Kingdom’s broad downstream industrial sector, including small and medium-sized enterprises, said its top official.
“As one of the key national economic drivers, Bapco is proud to be a catalyst of growth of the Kingdom’s industrial sector, in line with the long-term objectives of the government’s Vision 2030 strategy. The company’s participation in GIF as a strategic energy partner reinforces our leadership role in this regard,” said Faisal Al-Mahroos, acting chief executive.
The impressive Bapco exhibition stand attracted scores of visitors on all the three days of the event. Fellow exhibitors, many of them Bahraini companies, took the opportunity to showcase their industrial products and services to Bapco.
The exhibition, Al-Mahroos said, was an excellent opportunity to emphasise its leadership status in the long-term development of the Kingdom, its economy and community across its broad scope of operations.
The fair also helped Bapco highlight its current strategic initiatives such as its relationship with Tatweer, the joint operating company formed to develop the Bahrain oil field besides gving opportunity to show the world the major steps taken to ensure environmental compliance and reduce its impact on the environment; and promote Bapco's position as one of the leading employers in Bahrain.
Al-Mahroos was also a keynote speaker at the Gulf Industry Forum on a high-level panel of influential local, regional and international business leaders.
Delivering a presentation during the Energy & Power Plenary Session of the Forum, Al-Mahroos outlined the development of the gas market in Bahrain and its role in industrial development, in which he described gas supply/demand patterns and pricing challenges faced by Bapco and other industries in the Kingdom.-TradeArabia News Service