The organizers of Gulf Industry Fair, the northern Gulf’s leading industrial B2B trade show, have entered into a strategic partnership with Gulf Projects & Tenders (gulfprojects.me), a GCC-wide project tracking database.
Under the terms of the agreement with Hilal Conferences & Exhibitions (HCE), gulfprojects.me will be the Knowledge Partner for the upcoming Gulf Industry Fair 2017, to be held under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of Bahrain, from 7 to 9 February 2017 at Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
gulfprojects.me is the definitive database and project information tracker for companies and individuals working on, or interested in bidding for, key industrial projects in the GCC. The service currently has a live and exclusive database of more than 1,300 GCC projects covering nine key sectors (industrial, infrastructure, oil, pipelines, power, water, petrochemicals, refineries and gas), with easy-to-track project updates, proprietary project information and data and contact details for key project personnel, supported by live e-mail updates and alerts. Furthermore, subscribers have access to a tailored ‘Project on Demand’ service to meet their precise needs.
Jubran Abdulrahman, Managing Director of HCE, said: “As the organizers of the leading B2B trade show for the Northern Gulf’s key industrial sectors, HCE’s remit is to deliver an annual experience which is fresh, relevant and delivers maximum value for all exhibitors and visitors.
“By bringing gulfprojects.me on board as the Knowledge Partner for Gulf Industry Fair, we will strengthen the value of the market intelligence offered at the show, and build on the success of
previous initiatives such as the Innovation for Industry Forum, which was held at GIF 2016 under the patronage of His Excellency Mr Zayed Al Zayani, the Minister of Industry, Commerce &Tourism.
“The timing of this partnership with gulfprojects.me is significant in that many of the major industries in Bahrain and the region are currently executing new strategic projects worth billions of dollars in total, and these schemes are likely to dominate the dialogue at Gulf Industry Fair 2017.”
Despite a regional economic slowdown caused by low oil prices, ongoing investment in GCC industrial infrastructure remains strong. Notably, the announcement earlier this year of Saudi Arabia’s long-term 2030 Vision blueprint is likely to be a key driver of the Gulf’s industrial ambitions in coming years as the region’s biggest economy accelerates diversification efforts.
Gulf Industry Fair is supported by leading industrial giants in Bahrain, including the National Oil & Gas Authority (Noga) in association with Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), and Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), both of whom are in the midst of billion dollar expansion projects.