GulfBID 2013 'to be a record-breaker'
Manama, May 5, 2013
The gulfBID, an annual exhibition for the Northern Gulf’s construction industry being staged from May 7 to 9, 2013 under the patronage His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of Bahrain, will be the biggest in the show’s seven-year history, said the organisers.
Building on positive sentiment in a regional construction sector underpinned by strong economic indicators and a multi-billion dollar project contact pipeline reportedly worth $64.5 billion alone this year, gulfBID 2013 was declared sold-out by organisers Hilal Conferences & Exhibitions (HCE) several weeks ago.
Featuring a raft of new product and services launches - including the latest regional offering from international commercial vehicles and transport solutions provider MAN Trucks – and interactive presentations which bring capabilities to life in the exhibition hall, gulfBID promises to continue its fine tradition of adding value to the show.
To raise the exhibition’s regional profile for the benefit of the 90-plus exhibitors - some, like Haji Hassan Group, Al Bait, Kavalani, Al Abd Group and Al Moayyed International from Bahrain, participating for the first time - HCE has bolstered its gulfBID2013 outdoor marketing strategy in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province in particular.
This is ensuring high visibility at strategic locations in a booming area of the region’s largest economy.
Commenting on the tremendous response, Jubran Abdulrahman, managing director, HCE said, "We are naturally delighted with the tremendous response to gulfBID2013. The show will host products from some 23 countries, demonstrating the globalisation of the construction sector in 2013."
“Also, encouragingly this year, a number of Bahraini companies are, in association with Tamkeen, putting their trust in gulfBID for the first time as a valuable business-to-business networking opportunity,” he observed.
Underpinning gulfBID’s longevity is the public and private sector support it enjoys. This includes the enduring popularity of Tamkeen’s Tarweej scheme, whereby up to 80 per cent of the participating costs for eligible Bahraini companies are subsidised.
Other supporters of gulfBID2013 include Bahrain’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA), the German Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ghorfa) and British Expertise.-TradeArabia News Service