Majaal inks Gulf Industry Fair deal
Manama, August 29, 2010
Majaal, the flagship project of First Bahrain, has signed an agreement with Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions (HCE) to be the strategic logistics sponsor for the fourth Gulf Industry Fair to be held in Bahrain next year.
Majaal offers small and medium enterprises (SMEs) a unique purpose-built full-service business incubator platform.
GIF, to be held at the Bahrain International Convention & Exhibition Centre (BIEC) from February 8 to 10, is the most comprehensive industry-related exhibition in the Middle East, providing a highly targeted opportunity for any company or organisation marketing products or services aimed at the region's growing industrial sector.
In addition to logistics, the fair covers key industrial segments of aluminium, metal, automation, metrology, energy, petrochemicals and manufacturing.
It also provides a unique opportunity for operators of industrial areas and free zones to meet decision-makers in the manufacturing and distribution sectors.
'First Bahrain's vision for the kingdom's SME sector is closely aligned with HCE's vision for Gulf Industry Fair, which is to provide a springboard in Bahrain for international industry-related companies to serve regional Gulf markets, in line with the government's Economic Vision 2030,' HCE managing director Jubran Abdulrahman said.
'We look forward to extending all support to ensure Majaal achieves maximum value from its participation in Gulf Industry Fair,' he noted.
Opened in December last year at the Bahrain Investment Wharf, Majaal is a purpose-built state-of-the-art business facility offering a wide range of production areas, offices, storage facilities and more, focused on the growing SME market.
The unique facility represents the vision of First Bahrain, the innovative real-estate investment organisation, to invest in demand-driven projects; focus on proven markets; and offer convenience to locally-based businesses and foreign investors looking for a one-stop-shop solution to setting up operations in business-friendly Bahrain.
'Gulf Industry Fair's exhibitor and visitor profile matches our target audience, and is an excellent vehicle through which we can establish new contacts with SMEs from Bahrain and around the world,' First Bahrain general manager and Majaal managing director Amin Al Arrayed said.
'We believe Majaal's integrated business, office, logistics and storage facilities add value to Bahrain's economy and provide the perfect platform to stimulate growth and diversification of the SME sector.'
Gulf Industry Fair 2011 will be complemented by the second Gulf Industry Forum, to be held at the Conference Suite at the BIEC on February 9.-TradeArabia News Service