Food & hospitality expo opens in Bahrain
Manama, April 17, 2013
Some of the region's finest hospitality service providers and the best in the food industry are taking part in the fifth edition of the annual Food and Hospitality Expo that opened in Bahrain yesterday (April 16).
The three-day exhibition was opened Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi by at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The event is being held under the patronage of HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and organised by the Bahrain Exhibition and Conventions Authority (BECA) with Tamkeen's support.
Bahrain's status as a hub for international exhibitions and conferences has been reinforced as a series of major events have taken place in the country, said Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Hassan Fakhro.
He said the events have generated significant economic benefits for the country and enabled professionals from across the world to share their experiences.
"Bahrain's position in this field is one of the best," said Fakhro.
"Bahrain's proximity to Saudi Arabia is one of the things that make hosting such events very profitable for organisers."
A highlight of the show will be Bahrain's Best Chef competition, whose winner will be announced tomorrow.
Meanwhile, both ministers later opened the third Bahrain Health and Wellness Expo, also being organised at the BECA.
The event is being held under the patronage of Al Shehabi with support from the Industry and Commerce Ministry and Tamkeen.
The show aims to promote well-being and holistic lifestyle practices in day-to-day living and educate everyone to live a good and healthy life.
It also aims to provide a strategic platform for participating exhibitors including health professionals, specialists and other stakeholders, and displays specially designed healthcare products and services.
Free workshops and seminars on health, nutritional therapy, free medical check-up as well as fitness equipment, beauty treatments, live demos, and discounted membership fees upon registration with fitness clubs are also being offered. – TradeArabia News Service