GulfINTERIORS expo to be held in April
Manama, August 1, 2010
Bahrain-based Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions said its flagship expos, gulfBID – for construction sector, and gulfINTERIORS- for Interiors, Design and Furniture sectors, will be held from April 26 to 28 next year instead of May first week.
Both events, which run concurrently at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre in conjunction with the Green Building Forum, are traditionally held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain.
Announcing the new dates, Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions said the key events have been brought forward by a week in consultation with industry experts.
“The decision to bring our events forward into the last week of April as opposed to the traditional May timing has been arrived at after careful consideration and consultation with key exhibitors and other regional event organisers.” said Jubran Abdulrahman, managing director of Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions.
'In line with the current phenomenal growth and investment into the Northern GCC economy, our events this year enjoyed a 77 per cent increase in visitor numbers from the region’s construction and interiors industries,' Abdulrahman noted.
'It is essential as exhibition organisers that we recognise not only the business potential for exhibitors of our own geographical location, but are able to see the larger market as a whole, and take decisions based on the overall business needs of our clients. We feel that moving our shows forward will achieve that and allow the best possible advantages overall to our loyal exhibitor base,' he added.
This year, visitors from 29 countries attended gulfBID and gulfINTERIORS thus illustrating its global reach and appeal.
Exhibitors from 21 countries took part in the expo, recognising the huge potential of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the Northern Gulf states as developing economies currently undergoing massive and rapid expansion across the events’ target sectors.-TradeArabia News Service