Bahrain’s green expo postponed to Jan
Manama, October 13, 2011
A conference to promote the use of green technologies that was scheduled to take place in Bahrain next week will now be held in January.
The first Bahrain Green Technology Expo will be held from January 15 to 17 at Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC).
The three-day event will bring experts, together with investors, regulators and the public, with the goal of highlighting the use of clean technologies.
It is being organised by the Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife and will be held under the patronage of president Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
UN Industrial Development Organisation (Unido) has partnered with the commission as a co-organiser to bring international experts in green technologies to the event and promote it globally.
It will conduct technical workshops and provide conference speakers as well as promote the technologies to suppliers to exhibit in Bahrain and the region.
Commission director-general Dr Adel Al Zayani said that dates had been pushed back because they coincided with other world conferences taking place at that time.
"Unido and our main sponsors and exhibitors prefer to have the exhibition at another time because they are committed to events at the same time," he said.
"The exhibition centre is the only place big enough to hold this event and it is booked, the next time available is in January."
The conference and forum will focus on four main themes: renewable energies, water management, waste management and lifestyle technologies.
Supporters include the ministries of Finance, Municipal and Urban Planning Affairs, Housing, Industry and Commerce and Engery as well as the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry. – TradeArabia News Service