Bahrain MEP expo to highlight green tech
Manama, January 2, 2013
The use of green technologies in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering will come under the spotlight at an upcoming mechanical, electrical and plumbing exhibition in Bahrain.
Around 90 exhibitors have so far signed up for the second Arabian Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP 2013) exhibition opening on January 7 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre, said a report in our sister publication the Gulf Daily News.
Exposure Media managing director Sijo Joseph said several initiatives by the government and public sector will also be discussed during the event, being held under the patronage of Works Minister Essam Khalaf.
"The response so far has been very encouraging and we expect more than 100 exhibitors by the time the show gets under way," said Joseph.
He said there have been several initiatives in the field, particularly in the areas of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning insulation, refrigeration and automation in the recent past and participants will share their knowledge on the developments.
He said the first such event last year had been a great success and a boost for the industry.
"The heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry is developing and progressing in the Middle East region and, as such last year's event served as a perfect meeting point to interact with entrepreneurs worldwide to exchange breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas."
He said several well-known companies had already signed on to be part of the upcoming show and said the event will promote quality manufacturers, certified for their socially responsible practices in labour, fair trade and a low carbon footprint.
Joseph said the show supports sustainable methods and environmentally responsible practices with all of its partners.
"The event is an opportunity for global players in Bahrain and other GCC countries to buy, sell, network and learn."
Those taking part include manufacturers and distributors of products, allied equipment and components' suppliers, mechanical and plumbing contractors, architects, designers, builders, consultants and technicians, among others.
The event is supported by the Works Ministry, which is also setting up a material testing lab at the venue.
The ministry, along with the Bahrain and Saudi chapters of building technology society ASHRAE and engineering giants Trane, Samsung and ThyssenKrupp, will conduct technical seminars as well.
MEP 2013 is sponsored by Awal Gulf Manufacturing Company and ABB as platinum sponsors, while BTA Trane, NEHMEH, Saach International, Aztec Technical Services, JGB Group of Companies, Kavalani and Sons and MMTI are gold sponsors.
Al Fayasil Group, 3i Aluminium, Capital Electricals, Ideal Projectlink, Mohammed Fakhroo and Sons and Flex Air have signed on as silver sponsors.
MEP 2013 will run until January 9. – TradeArabia News Service