Bahrain Announces Its First International Hospitality & Restaurant Expo

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With the Kingdom’s Government support and the chairmanship of his Royal Highness Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Prime Minister, Bahrain’s most anticipated Hospitality & Restaurant Expo BHR Expo 2018 is being held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Isa Bin Ali Al Khalifa. Culinaire & Beyond, Bahrain’s very own home-grown Hospitality & Restaurant experts announced a landmark initiative to boost creativity and growth in the Hospitality & Restaurant sectors in Bahrain. The purpose of the International Exhibition is to create an ecosystem within the Kingdom of Bahrain for visitors, investors and business owners to meet, create lucrative linkages and partner for mutually beneficial goals.

Their initiative is an extension of the first initiative taken by them in May this year under the patronage of Shaikh Khaled Bin Humood Al Khalifa C.E.O. Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Center to add value to two sectors that require thought, time, and attention to be able to prosper.

The Press Conference was inaugurated by CEO Culinaire & Beyond Leena Ahmed al Mannai who shared a detailed review of BHRExpo2018. The four-day Expo will begin with a Culinary tour organized by the official tour partners @Bahrain for International exhibitors and visitors to truly understand the flavors, culture and creativity of Bahrain.

Labour Fund Tamkeen took this opportunity to announce their strategic partnership for the BHRExpo2018.
Dr Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi Chief executive of Tamkeen stated: ” Tamkeen had always maintained an encouraging attitude towards startups and SME’s throughout the past decade by launching and supporting many initiatives to meet industry’s specific needs.” He added: “Restaurant & Hospitality sectors in the Kingdom of Bahrain are very vital and promising. We are keen to see our impact on the growth of these sectors and we will continue supporting it through our wide range of support including financial and training solutions in addition to grants and advisory services”

Yousef Al Khan Director of Marketing & Tourism Promotions at Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority spoke about the impact of a developed Leisure, business friendly Gastronomic region and encouraged the initiative due to its positive influence on tourism. He spoke of maintaining optimum standards of services and products within these industries to ensure tourists as well as residents received a consistent, extraordinary experience.

Mr. Mubarak Al-Moosa Facilitation Director BCCI mentioned that the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry were pleased to extend their support to Culinaire & Beyond for holding Bahrain Hospitality & Restaurants EXPO 2018.  One of the main objectives of BCCI is to develop the role of the private sector and increase its contribution to economic development and BCCI were certain that such initiatives would help catalyze the economic development of the Hospitality & Restaurant Sectors.

Mubarak Al-Moosa ended by saying that he strongly encouraged members of the business     community to take part in the Bahrain Hospitality & Restaurant Expo and contribute to its success. The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports all endeavors that aim to promote the business environment of Bahrain and invigorate business activities.