Bahrain set to host two major expos

Nürnberg Global Fairs and the Bahrain Convention and Exhibition Bureau will organise two major events – the third Water Middle East 2005 and the Intelligent Building Middle East 2005 – at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre, later this year.

While Water Middle East will be held from November 14 to 16, the Intelligent Building Middle East 2005 will be held from December 5 to 7.
This year the exhibition and conference will be held under the patronage of Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
Water Middle East will delve into solution approaches, technologies and expert opinions.
The summit to be chaired by Dr David Garman, senior vice president of the International Water Association, will be supplemented by a special forum on “Management of pipe-based infrastructure using modern no-dig methods”. The forum will not only focus on the laying, maintenance and cleaning problems of water and drainage pipes, but will also include gas and telecommunication lines.
The event will be attended by exhibitors from the sectors of water recovery, desalination, treatment, distribution, irrigation, waste water discharge, waste water treatment, and renovation and modernisation of plant, drains and pipes.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Unido) and the Water Science and Technology Association (WSTA) set up by the Gulf Cooperation Council in 1987 are the other partners of the event. 
International Exhibition for Water Technology will also be staged to coincide with Water Middle East.
The organiser says that the exhibition has expanded both in terms of the space occupied (over 3,600 sq m) and the number of visitors (over 3,100). Last year, the show attracted 139 companies from 21 countries apart from the 300 participants who took part in the conference organised alongside and the organizers expect the number to increase substantially this year.
The three-day Intelligent Building Middle East 2005 will focus on the latest construction concepts, materials and technologies, when it debuts in Bahrain later this year.
More than 60 exhibitors from around the world are expected to display the latest in products, services and technologies, according to the organiser.
The conference programme includes around 50 speakers from 10 countries, including renowned architects, scientists and industry representatives.