Bahrain gears up for top B2B shows
Manama, April 27, 2013
Bahrain-based Hilal Conferences & Exhibitions (HCE) is gearing up to host what promises to be the biggest integrated business-to-business showcase for the construction, interiors and property sectors ever to be staged in the Northern Gulf.
For the first time HCE’s market-leading gulfBID and gulfInteriors exhibitions will be joined by the inaugural Gulf Property Show, bringing together under one roof from May 7 to 9.
This will be the ultimate business opportunity for companies involved in all aspects of the construction and real estate development chain, from architecture and contracting services to building materials and equipment supplies, and interior design services to property sales.
For visitors the trio of trade exhibitions being held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC) in Manama under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of Bahrain will make history.
It is the first time in Bahrain that an exhibition organiser will simultaneously stage three exhibitions, offering a ‘one-stop-shop’ experience which is easily the most comprehensive and accessible B2B concept of its type ever organised by HCE in the Northern Gulf.
Floor space in Halls 1 (gulfBID) and 2 (gulfInteriors) of the BIECC are already sold out, with waiting lists in operation, as is the case for the Gulf Property Show, ensuring that the BIECC will be alive with energy, said HCE in a statement.
The tremendous response to the three shows to date reflects an overwhelmingly positive outlook for the Northern Gulf’s economies, based on the expectation of sustained high oil prices and the countries’ committed economic diversification strategies.
This includes the growth of the construction and real estate sectors, with Saudi Arabia in particular witnessing billions of dollars worth of new projects, including large-scale housing schemes.
This continues to have a healthy trickledown effect on demand for the regional construction, interiors and property products and services supply sectors.
HCE managing director Jubran Abdulrahman said: "The decision to bring the Gulf Property Show into the fold was entirely logical for two principal reasons: first, regional economic indicators, as well as population growth forecasts, suggest the Northern Gulf property market will be a key economic driver in future, so strategically the show aims to serve the B2B, and business-to-consumer, needs of this sector."
"Second, we believe that what is missing in Bahrain, which is an important economic hub, is a dedicated showcase for the property sector. Gulf Property Show naturally complements the gulfBID and gulfINTERIORS exhibitions, which have since 2010 clearly proven their respective strengths," stated Abdulrahman.
"What this means for exhibitors in 2013 is even more opportunities to meet prospective clients, secure contracts, learn more about the latest market trends and share opinions and experiences," he noted.
"For visitors, it means unique access to the full supply chain of products and services in one area, where you can buy or invest in a residential or commercial property, source materials to build or make repairs to it, and decorate, furnish or design the interiors of your home or office," he added.-TradeArabia News Service