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Bahrain prepares for key industry forum

Key speakers include the country’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy

| | Oct 31, 2011 | 2:08 pm
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Key speakers include the country’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy

Following on from the success of the inaugural Gulf Industry Forum in January 2010, top-level government, industry and business leaders will converge on Bahrain again next February for the second forum in the series, to be held at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC), the organisers, Bahrain-based Hilal Conferences & Exhibitions (HCE), said.

The forum, the organisers added, will feature influential personalities from government, industry and business, articulating their vision for the long-term economic prosperity of Bahrain and the Gulf region as part of the theme, ‘The Future is Industry’. There will be a frank exchange of information, views and opinions between the speakers and delegates.

Participants at the inaugural Gulf Industry Forum

The topics to be discussed include: Powering Industrial Development; Developing SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises); Market Innovation; and Creating Industrial and Manufacturing Businesses. The confirmed speakers at the event include Dr Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Bahrain’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy; Sheikh Daij Al Khalifa, Chairman of Bahrain Logistics Zone; Khalid Al Qadeeri, CEO, Foulath Steel; and Mahmood Daylami, General Secretary at the Gulf Aluminium Council (GAC).

The forum, organised in association with the international event consultancy, North Star Associates; it will run alongside HCE’s flagship trade show, the Gulf Industry Fair, being held from February 8-10 at the same venue.


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