Bahrain to hold 2nd annual Food & Hospitality Expo in January 2010


Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA) will hold the 2nd annual Food & Hospitality Expo, the kingdom of Bahrain’s largest gathering of food, beverage, and hospitality industry professionals, in Hall 2A of Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre from January 12-14, 2010.

BECA’s Food & Hospitality Expo has launched new products and product enhancements since it debuted in January this year with the support of Bahrain’s Ministry of Industry & Commerce. It is part of the events portfolio of BECA, which functions under the stewardship of HE Dr. Hassan A. Fakhro, The Minister of Industry & Commerce, kingdom of Bahrain, and chairman of the board of BECA.

According to Hassan Jaffer Mohamed, CEO of BECA, the level and caliber of the 2nd Food & Hospitality Expo’s participating exhibitors, including leading companies and organizations such as Tamkeen (Labour Fund); Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry; TUV Middle East (Member of TUV NORD Group), the German Inspection, Certification, and Training Body; Bahrain Airport Services; Coca-Cola; Babasons; Bahrain Modern Mills; Noor Al Bahrain; The Diplomat Radissson BLU Hotel; Moevenpick Hotel; Gulf Hotel; and The Regency InterContinental Hotel; with Gulf Air as the Official Carrier demonstrate the value that will be delivered by this business event in January 2009.

BECA and Tamkeen are co-financing a showcase for Bahraini food industry Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Tamkeen’s pavilion in Food & Hospitality Expo 2010 is being being organized in cooperation with the Bahrain Business Women Society.

TUV Nord will be conducting workshops complying with the requirements of the International Food Safety Management System Standard during the three-day premier, international food, and hospitality event. Basic Food Hygiene, Basic Health and Safety for the Catering Industry, and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point are some of the topics that will be discussed at the workshops, which aim to raise safety standards and preserve consumer confidence in the products of the food industry in Bahrain.

“Food & Hospitality Expo serves as a strategic platform for those in the food, beverage, and hospitality business wishing to access a market of more than 274 million people in the northern Gulf. Its concept and program of workshops will optimize the dialogue between exhibitors and retailers and further participants’ and visitors’ understanding of these sectors,” said Mr. Mohamed.
For further information about the Food & Hospitality Expo 2010, please contact Mahesh Bhatia, project manager of BECA, phone: 17558826, email: ; Amal Abdulla, senior sales officer of BECA, phone: 17558898, email:; or Siddiqa Khalil, sales officer of BECA, phone: 17558815, email: .