A trio of trade exhibitions successfully concluded last month (May 6 to 8) in Bahrain, with more than 7,100 visitors attending.
The three leading shows – the eighth edition of gulfBID, the third gulfInteriors and the second Gulf Property Show – were inaugurated by His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain, at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC).
Covering a total of 5,600 sq m of floor space, the shows – popularly known as the ‘3Gs’ – are a one-stop shop for visitors across the construction, interiors and real estate supply chain in the Northern Gulf and are organised by Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions (HCE), a division of Bahrain’s Al Hilal Group.
“Brisk levels of business were reported, and the shows have once again proven just why they are the leading events of their kind for the Northern Gulf,” said Jubran Abdulrahman, HCE managing director.
He said bookings have already begun for the 2015 editions. “We expect over 50 per cent of all our exhibitors to book early for next year’s shows,” he said, adding that the Gulf Property Show “will be expanded next year to meet surging demand”.
This year, a line-up of 140 exhibitors showcased market-leading products and services.
Y K Almoayyed and Sons demonstrated its comprehensive range of heavy-duty, construction equipment and contractors’ plant and machinery from top global manufacturers.
Haji Hassan Group showcased the combined strengths of its subsidiaries including Arabian Chemical Industries, Bahrain Precast Concrete Company, Haji Hassan Readymix, Haji Hassan Reinforcements and Bahrain Block.
Manar Al Omran Scaffoldings and Engineering targeted new markets in a bid to achieve high growth and this year, it introduced new slab form shoring and formwork products to the Gulf market.
Kisco Group of Companies’ director Johnson V P, said the group’s steel doors with a wood finish, received a good number of enquiries. They are three-hours fire rated, and are approved by Bahrain Civil Defence.
Falcon Cement Company, the largest and only integrated cement producer in Bahrain, was looking to widen its customer base and market presence through its participation.
Saudi-based Rezayat Protective Coating Company showcased its fusion-bonded epoxy coated steel reinforcement bars, available in diameters ranging from eight to 40 mm.
Other companies and products represented included Ashok Leyland, part of the Hinduja Group, one of India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers; Compare portable and industrial compressors from the UK and Germany; Sykes dewatering pumps from the UK; and Kion Baoli forklifts for the material handling industry from China.
Next year’s gulfBID, gulfInteriors and Gulf Property Show will be held from May 12 to 14, at the BIECC