A stall at the gulfBID exhibition in 2013

A stall at the gulfBID exhibition in 2013

Stage set for integrated shows in Bahrain

01 May 2014

THE stage is set for the holding of three exhibitions in Bahrain for the construction, interiors and properties sectors.

Beginning May 6, the three-day integrated event covering gulfBID, the construction showpiece; gulfInteriors, representing the interiors industry, and Gulf Property Show, highlighting real estate offerings, takes place at the Bahrain Interntional Exhibition and Convention Centre. Some 9,700 visitors flocked to the three events last year to participate in what Jubran Abdulrahman, managing director of HCE, described as “a unique one-stop-shop for the construction, real estate and interiors sectors”.

gulfBID takes into its stride a gamut of construction-related fields including design and engineering, project management, environmental and green building development, smart building technologies, climate control systems, piping and ducting, construction equipment and tools

gulfInteriors’ range embraces home and office furniture, specialists paints, office interiors, textiles, upholstery fabrics, lighting, interior design services and consultancy among a host of other fields.

Gulf Property Show will focus on real estate investors and developers and service providers and consultants.

Ahmed Suleiman, HCE exhibitions director, said confirmed exhibitors at the three shows by the last week of April were 128, of which 61 were booked for gulfBID, 39 for gulfInteriors and 28 for the Gulf Property Show. He said there were 31 returning exhibitors at gulfBID, 20 at gulfInteriors and 12 at GPS.

The three shows are taking place in a total space of 5,542 sq m with gulfBID occupying nearly a half of the area.

An exhibitor at gulfInteriors at last year’s edition

An exhibitor at gulfInteriors at last year’s edition

One of the gulfBID exhibitors is Acico, a Kuwait-based company that will be participating through its Saudi representatives. Acico offers a building system based on load-bearing walls using autoclaved aerated concrete products such as blocks, slabs, lintels and pre-fabricated walls. The system can be applied to just about any type of building – residential, industrial or commercial. The system has the advantage of short construction time and low construction cost and it has won customers throughout the Gulf.

Also participating at gulfBID is Riyadh-based Al Dweik Factory which specialises in skylight and glass fabrication. Its solutions include structured skylight domes in cloud-stained glass layers, thermoforming skylight and structural and curtain walls.

Rezayat Protective Coating, which has a factory in Dammam, is participating through its Bahrain representative. The company is one of the major players in the surface treatment of steel reinforcing rebar.

Bahrain exhibitors include YK Almoayyed, Arabian Chemical Industries, Insulated Building Systems Factory and Al Yusuf Glass and Mirrors.

Exhibitors at gulfInterior include Hempel Paints and Berger Paints, YK Almoayyed & Sons, Bahrain Blinds Manufacturing, Al Makateb Office Furniture and Impact Interiors, among several others.

Gulf Property Show exhibitors include Bahrain Financial Harbour, Bahrain Property Developers Association, Dadabhai Development & Properties Management and Manama Developments.

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