Deals bonanza for gulfBID exhibitors
Manama, May 9, 2013
The exhibitors at ongoing gulfBID expo saw business booming on the first day of the event with more deals being finalised yesterday.
Sanitary ware specialist Suha Galleria, taking part in the show for the second time, had completed more than 20 deals by lunchtime yesterday.
"The first day of this year's show was exceptional," said business development manager Khalid Nasser talking to the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
"We have been talking to individual customers and contractors and some developers from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait and things have been much stronger this year. That is a reflection of a turn up in the industry both locally and across the region," he stated.
Yousif Salahuddin (Serendipity) sold 10 Jacuzzis on the first day of the show. "This has been an amazing event for us," said business development manager Salah Yousif Salahuddin.
"This is our first time here, but for us, the decision to run three shows together is an extremely good idea. We are specialists in sanitary ware with top products from Italy and China as well as local production and so far this event has been a massive success," he stated.
"We will definitely be returning next year, hopefully with a larger stand closer to the entrance," he added.
Euro Gallery, another sanitary ware first time exhibitor at gulfBID, was full of praise for the event.
"We have already done a few deals with existing customers and end-users and we expect to do a lot more business before close of play," said general manager Maher Shuhadeh.
London-based Sylvania, a lighting specialist with 17 factories across six countries, was making its debut at the show.
"This has been an extremely positive move for us and things are looking very good so far," said regional sales manager Fakhruddin Golwala.
"We have done work with the National Theatre of Bahrain and have been talking to the government about a major healthcare project.
"We are targeting a range of opportunities including government offices, the hotel industry and high-end villas," he said.
"We are already making plans for next year because this is an excellent arena to do business," he added.-TradeArabia News Service