UK's auto firms set for big Bahrain show
Manama, January 18, 2014
Some of the UK's leading car and motorcycle manufacturers, as well as key environmental, manufacturing and engineering organisations, will showcase their engineering prowess on Saturday at a conference.
The Advanced Engineering and Innovation Conference, at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), will bring together more than 250 delegates for an exhibition of British car and motorcycle manufacturers including McLaren, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Mini, Aston Martin, Land Rover, Jaguar, Triumph and JCB.
Sponsored by the Economic Development Board, the conference is being held as part of the Great British Week celebrations.
Delegates will travel to the BIC on newly-designed London Routemaster buses that have been brought to Bahrain especially for the event.
It will also see companies across an array of sectors, including the Ordnance Survey/ Survey and Land Registration Bureau and Blue Water Bio, take part in the event.
Alongside the business-focused activity, the Formula One pit garages at the BIC will host an exclusive demonstration by McLaren Group of the new P1 plug-in hybrid supercar and 12C sports car.
A demonstration by pupils of St Christopher's School will also be held as they take part in the "F1 in schools" global educational initiative.
Speakers at the event will include McLaren's P1 programme director Paul Mackenzie, McLaren Applied Technologies market development lead Jim Newton, Rolls-Royce Aero customer marketing director Jason Sutcliff and Scottish entrepreneur and former holder of the land speed record between 1983 and 1997 Richard Noble, OBE. Entry to the event is by invitation only.-TradeArabia News Service