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India’s Apex Chamber PHDCCI signs up for Gulf Industry Fair

8th November 2016

111 years old PHD Chamber of commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), one of India’s leading chambers of commerce, has chosen Gulf Industry Fair to promote its members and their products in the GCC.

Under the co-operation agreement PHD Chamber will bring companies from infrastructure, power, renewable energy, manufacturing, logistics and smart cities space to Gulf Industry Fair under the umbrella of an Indian Pavilion to promote the industrial expertise available in India from its members.

“PHD Chamber has a direct and indirect membership of over 48000 corporate entities. Our members include some of India’s leading industrial companies such as DCM Shriram Industries Ltd.; IREDA, Reliance, Tata Power, DLF, J K Organization, Kajaria Ceramics, Hindware, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. And Salora International mention a few” says Mr. Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary General of PHD Chambers.

PHD Chamber are connected globally with over 60 Chambers of Commerce. The organisation provides business advice to Indian companies on most aspects of their business. In addition the Chamber is proactive in promoting business opportunities to its members from around the world.

“The 2017 Gulf Industry Fair Expo will see us take our first steps in the GCC market through an Exhibition. We have chosen the event after watching the progress of the exhibition over the last two years; not only are we impressed with the quality of the exhibition and the potential business opportunities that the Exhibition provides, but moreover the approach of the organisers to business development has been the deciding factor. HCE have displayed a passion in working with their exhibitors as partners for business, a philosophy and approach that resonates with PHD Chambers Leadership and Membership.”

“As the official partner organization of the Gulf Industry Fair, we will showcase an Indian pavilion of expertise and products new to the market.”  adds Mr. Saurabh Sanyal,

“We have invested our resources over the last few years to promote our events and Bahrain as the business entrepot across a number of target markets. PHD’s support is a result of this investment. As the organizers of the Northern Gulf’s leading industrial expo, we are proud to team up with India’s PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry to promote the Gulf’s industrial and economical ambitions.” comments Jubran Abdulrahman, Managing Director of Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions, organizers of the show.

Indian investments in Bahrain have recently crossed the $1 billion marker, the total trade between the two countries in 2015 totaled USD 650 million. Currently there are 18 branches of Indian companies and 150 Indian commercial agencies in Bahrain.

Gulf Industry Fair takes place from the 7-9 February 2016 under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, The Prime Minister of Bahrain,   at the  Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Gulf Industry Fair 2017 is sponsored by the Bahrain Petroleum Company ( BAPCO) and Aluminum Bahrain ( ALBA) in association with NOGA.

Supporting organisations for Gulf Industry Fair 2017 includes AHK Saudi Arabia, the German Saudi Arabian Liaison for Economic Affairs and the Saudi British Economic Offset Programme.



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Kingdom of Bahrain

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