May 29, 2014
Manama: The Economic Development board welcomed the participation of leading German companies from a variety of sectors in the first combined German Breakfast & Catalogue Show, held in the Intercontinental Regency Hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Also participating in the show were high level business men and women, as well as top decision makers and chief executives, who were given the opportunity to meet with representatives from German companies that have established operations in the region, in order to exchange experiences, share ideas, and explore means of developing relationships further and building commercial partnerships.
The attendees also included the Delegate of German Industry and Commerce for Saudi-Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen, Mr. Andreas Hergenroether, the Deputy Head of Mission – Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bahrain, Mr. Holger Tillmann, and the Second Deputy Chairman of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Mr. Jawad al Hawaj.
Mr. Yousef Al Khan, Manager of International Relations – Business Development at the EDB gave a speech highlighting the importance of Bahrain-German relations, and the investment opportunities available to German investors, as well as the strengths of Bahrain’s economy, including its competitiveness and ideal location in the Gulf, which German companies looking to invest in the region can take advantage of, in order to access the Gulf’s $1.5 trillion market.
The Catalogue Show, organized by the German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (AHK Saudi Arabia), was inaugurated by BCCI Chairman HE Khalid Abdulrahman Almoayyed at the Chamber of Commerce, and saw the participation of twenty-five German companies from a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, engineering, fashion, ICT, chemicals, food manufacturing, and healthcare.
The German Catalogue Show held in Bahrain follows recent shows in Riyadh, Dammam, and Jubail, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this month, which also concluded successfully, and is a sign of the further development of the Show since its initial launch in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2004.
The event was sponsored by Lufthansa, DHL Express, and Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski.
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