Green Expo 09 exhibitors donate to Bahrain charity


Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA) presented boxes of gluten-free Quinoa cookies, energy drinks, soda, and flavored water to The Palm Association on behalf of the companies who participated in the inaugural Bahrain International Natural Health Products & Green Expo 09. Green Expo 09 opened at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIEC) from February 5 to 7.

BECA, represented by Hassan Jaffar Mohamed, acting chief executive officer; Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, deputy chief executive officer; and Mohammed Yousif, head of BECA’s sales & events department, presented the food items to The Palm Association Committee members Reem Antoon and Tess Anderson in a ceremony at the BIEC. The Palm Association is a proactive organization run by women with a sole purpose of providing help and assistance to local families.

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US-based Andean Dream LLC, LIVE Energy Drink, Jones Soda Co., and ICIO, Inc. donated the gluten-free, Quinoa cookies, energy drinks, sodas, and flavored water, respectively, to charity through BECA.

About Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA):

Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA) is the forerunner organization with a mandate to market the Kingdom of Bahrain as a preferred, all year-round business destination and cultivate partnerships with key Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry stakeholders by pursuing market development work in the international business sector. Its MICE, Destination Marketing & PR Department seeks to achieve this mandate by nurturing a healthy business environment for the exhibition, convention, meetings, and incentive travel community in partnership with the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIEC), the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), Gulf Air, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Tourism Affairs, and the hospitality and leisure tourism industry.

About The Palm Association:

The Palm Association is the brainchild of two long-term Bahrain resident expatriate ladies and has grown from humble beginnings to a well-respected, proactive organization, run by women, with a sole purpose to provide help and assistance to local families and individuals in the greatest need. They are both proud and grateful to announce that since their launch in November 2000, they have raised BD 315,000.