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Gulf Industry Fair 2017 hosts two major Forums

17th January 2017

Gulf Industry Fair 2017 breaks new ground by hosting two major Forums that will be highlighting Bahrain’s key role as a conduit for industrialization in the GCC.

The GCC’s industrial B2B showcase will be hosting the India Business Partnership Summit on the 7th of February at 2:00 pm. The Business Partnership summit is led by Senior Vice President of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Anil Khaitan, who will be bringing a delegation of 30 businesses and entrepreneurs for the Gulf Industry Fair. The Summit explores potential investment opportunities between India, Bahrain and the GCC, with the intent to further trade relations. Bilateral Trade between Bahrain and India is already worth more than $1 billion.

“The Business summit brought to us by PHD will play a practical role in Bahrain’s plans towards attracting foreign companies to take advantages of Bahrain’s strategic location for the Northern Gulf.” Says Mr Jubran Abdulrahman, Managing Director of HCE.

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s  delegation of companies will also be exhibiting under the umbrella of GIF’s Indian Pavillion. The companies , some of whom are  new to the GCC market   include some of India’s leading industrial experts specializing in logistics, infrastructure, renewable energy, power and manufacturing. Companies from India who will be attending the Summit include Packraft Container India, Elektromag Devices, Maxmech Equipments, Swastik Furnaces, Green Planet Technologies and Satya Group.

Bahrain Industrial Association (BIA) and Gulf Industry Fair will present the GIF Dialogue: Future of Industry in the GCC at 10:00 am on the 8th of February. The GIF Dialogue presents a roundtable discussion, for Bahrain’s industrial leaders to discuss policy and initiatives to encourage industrial development.

Officials from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Majaal, PHD Chamber, Economic Development Board (EDB),  National Academy for Professional Training and BIA will join together to discuss issues surrounding : Regulations  to stimulate industrial development, Foreign Investment Opportunities, Industrial Facilities, Industrial Economic Outlook and Training for Industrial Needs.

“GIF will present a Dialogue where the region’s leading industrialists can address initiatives to improve industrial developments.” Adds Mr Jubran Abdulrahman.

The Indian Summit and the GIF Dialogue will both be held at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre.

The Northern Gulf’s leading annual industrial expo takes place from the 7-9 February 2017 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Gulf Industry Fair 2017 is sponsored by the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA) in association with NOGA. Majaal and NAFFCO will be supporting the Industrial Facilities and Fire and Safety sectors respectively.

Supporting organisations for GIF 2017 includes AHK Saudi Arabia, India’s PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the German Saudi Arabian Liaison for Economic Affairs, the Saudi British Economic Offset Programme and Bahrain Industrial Association.

Attendance to the events are free but require pre-registration as spaces are limited .

To register for the Summit and the Dialogue please send details to Sarah Almoosa at [email protected].



Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC)
Building 158, Avenue 28, Sanabis, Block 410
P.O. Box 11644
Kingdom of Bahrain

+973 17 299 123

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