Prince Khalifa cuts a ribbon to open the shows

Prince Khalifa cuts a ribbon to open the shows

Three Gs end on a happy note

01 June 2014

ORGANISERS of three exhibitions spanning the construction, interiors and real estate sectors expressed satisfaction after they concluded at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions, organisers of the gulfBID, gulfInteriors and Gulf Property Show, said there was an outstanding line up of 140 exhibitors and over 7,100 visitors with an array of industrial equipment and services representing technologies from leading brands as well as offerings from reputed property firms. The events, opened by Bahrain’s Prime Minister, His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, encompassed some 5,600 sq m of floor space and were billed as showpieces for the Northern Gulf in their respective fields. 

“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, with the Gulf Property Show destined for further expansion. “We expect over 50 per cent of all our exhibitors to book early for next year’s shows,” Abdulrahman said, adding that the Gulf Property Show had “outperformed all expectations and will be expanded next year to meet surging demand”.

A major attraction at this year’s gulf BID exhibition was German firm Oase’s FlashWall put on display for the first time in Bahrain by Bader Maintenance and Construction (BMC).

Manoj Bhatia, group chairman of Naraina Holding Company, said one of his group companies, Slingtek, introduced high-quality flat polyester webbing slings, chain slings, wire rope slings and fall protections systems.

Kuwait’s Acico Industries, which manufactures autoclaved aerated concrete, said it is exporting its environment-friendly blocks to Bahrain while Modern Glass Technology introduced exclusive mirror cladding, mirrors with lights and furniture with bevelled mirror cladding.

Another glass producer, Al Yusuf Thermo Glass, said it is introducing a new type of decorative laminated product to the Bahrain market.

Bahrain Financial Harbour’s stall at the Gulf Property Show

Bahrain Financial Harbour’s stall at the Gulf Property Show

Kisco Group of Companies’ director Johnson V P, said its 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, he said.

Saudi-based Rezayat Protective Coating Company showcased its fusion-bonded epoxy-coated steel reinforcement bars, which are available in diameters ranging from eight to 40 mm.

Other gulfBID brands and products included Ashok Leyland, part of the Hinduja Group and 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.

Bahrain’s AYK Almoayyed Furniture and Electronics showcased a new range of American furniture as well as a choice of home appliances at gulfInteriors.

Yas Holding’s The Closets International, known for its innovative custom home storage and organisation solutions, introduced its new kitchen offerings alongside its regular product range at the gulfInteriors exhibition. KMC Building Materials, diversifying into interiors, showcased well-known Italian furniture products from specialist Babini Office

At the Gulf Property Show, Manara Developments sold a large number of residential villas at its Wahat Al Muharraq project in record time, said managing director Dr Hasan Al Bastaki.

Real estate developer Naseej of Bahrain launched the second tier units of its public-private partnership after completing the sale of Tier One units. The project encompasses 2,800 housing units on two sites.

Impact Estate showcased two extraordinary real estate developments – Amwaj Waves and Zawia 3 Tower – both located in the heart of Bahrain’s Amwaj Islands.

Bahrain’s Durrat Marina was set to open tenders for its retail development that will run alongside its marina project at the $3.5 billion Durrat Al Bahrain.

The $3-billion landmark Bahrain Financial Harbour, a sponsor of the Gulf Property Show, is in the midst of a significant new wave of development with work underway on the $32 million Commercial West Car Park development, a 5,400 sq m facility which will provide 1,260 parking spaces for tenants and visitors. A covered bridge will be built in the future to connect the car park with the West Tower and Harbour Mall.

Next year’s gulfBID, gulfInteriors and Gulf Property Show will be held from May 12 to 14, 2015, at the same venue.

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