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Abdulrahman and Al Mannai at the signing ceremony.

Bahrain Industrial Association backs Gulf Industry Fair

MANAMA, December 12, 2016

Bahrain Industrial Association (BIA) has joined hands with the upcoming Gulf Industry Fair, the Northern Gulf’s only industrial expo, in Bahrain to promote the needs of the industrial sector in the diversification of the kingdom’s economy.

Gulf Industry Fair (GIF) takes place from February 7 to 9 under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

"The Bahrain Industrial Association aims not just to highlight the challenges facing industrialists; but more importantly to propose solutions to these challenges,” said Darwish Al Mannai, chairman of BIA.

“We aim to co-ordinate with authorities on legislation and policies related to the sector by bringing to their attention the ramifications of these to the growth of the industrial sector. It is important that Bahrain’s industry is nurtured to grow which means protecting industrialists and investors from foreign competition and discouraging import and sale of foreign-made goods at prices substantially below domestic prices,” added Al Mannai.

“As the organizers of the Northern Gulf’s only industrial expo, we are excited to see the development of BIA.  The association will play an important part in the industrial development of the Bahrain Economy and we have extended our sincere support to assist the goals of BIA outside the activities of the Gulf Industry Fair,” said Jubran Abdulrahman, managing director of Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions, organizers of the show.

Gulf Industry Fair will host a round-table forum for industrialists from across the GCC to debate and propose action points to encourage the diversification of the GCC’s economies away from hydro-carbon dependency.

Gulf Industry Fair 2017 is sponsored by the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) in association with NOGA and Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA). Supporting organisations for GIF 2017 includes AHK Saudi Arabia, the German Saudi Arabian Liaison for Economic Affairs and the Saudi British Economic Offset Programme.

BIA is founded by a group of companies operating in Al-Hidd Industrial Area and established by a group of industrialists with a sound background and solid history.

All members are manufacturers based in Bahrain and work in various industrial fields. BIA is a growing community of local and international companies and represents a large sector of the economic force of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The association was founded to serve for the interest of this grown sector and to look after their needs and ambitions. – TradeArabia News Service

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