Bahrain set to host largest Autumn Fair
Manama, December 24, 2013
One of Bahrain's largest consumer exhibitions is set to take place next month.
The 25th annual Autumn Fair will be held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre from January 21 to 29, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
The expo will be 11 per cent larger than last year's, with new exhibitors and products over 14,800 sq m.
It is being held under the patronage of the Industry and Commerce Ministry.
The fair will host more than 750 exhibitors from 21 countries, with a variety of goods on sale, including specialty food, fashion, furniture, technology, toys and textiles.
Exhibitors will arrive from China, Egypt, Kuwait, Turkey, Thailand, Syria, the UAE and Pakistan.
Children will also have an outdoor play area, with a live band and costume characters.
"The Autumn Fair acts as an important sourcing venue for local companies, and wholesale agreements and new partnerships will be established during the course of the exhibition," said Arabian Exhibition Management project manager Mohammed Ebrahim.
"Numerous local businesses also regularly take part in the exhibition and many offer special deals to visitors."
A total of 121 Bahraini companies are set to take part, making up 16 per cent of the expo.
Special women-only mornings will be held on January 26 and 27. Tickets cost 700 fils ($1.8) while entry is free for children under five. Tickets will be available at kiosks outside the centre. - TradeArabia News Service