Bahrain to host GULF VIP exhibition


Held in the richest region of the Middle East, in Bahrain, GULF VIP is the unique event with the latest, luxury trends in aviation, yachting and elite car interiors.

GULF VIP is a new concept in the exhibition of interiors of VIP transportation. It will take place from March 3 – 5, 2009 at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre.

GULF VIP will present a trade show with 3,500 sqm of exhibition space distributed with the appropriate exhibitors’ profiles of these three markets. In addition, one-to-one meetings will be hosted between buyers and suppliers, conferences and several workshops, including speakers who will introduce the latest developments and insights of the aviation, yacht, car, and design associations.

“This is a new opportunity for VIP travelers, suppliers, and buyers to discover the most innovative technologies and features and experience the authentic quality of these worldwide, luxury, transportation vehicles,” Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, acting CEO – Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA), said. “GULF VIP is the first event of its kind, because it involves the exhibition of interiors of executive jet, luxury yachts and elite cars, all in the core of the Middle East, Bahrain.”

The profile of the exhibitors include all the divisions on aircraft, yacht, and car construction, manufacturing, interiors, designs, finishes, operational and functional systems, aesthetics, food equipment, safety, and customized products. For more details visit .

VIP service providers including financial institutions, insurance companies, leasing providers, fractional jet ownership operators, aircraft services management, aircraft charter service companies, VIP transport catering services, limousine airport services, vehicle maintenance services, and other VIP airport service providers and VIP charter companies are expected.

The buyers’ profile include among others airframe manufacturers, seacraft and vehicle constructors, interior design companies, cabin system suppliers/manufacturers, commercial and private airlines, corporate and private jet owners, fleet operators, pilots, conversion and maintenance centers, refit centers and repair yards, and charter owners.

Business Conventions International France (BCI) organizes GULF VIP in association with Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA). For 2009, GULF VIP expects to have over 150 exhibitors and around 5,000 visitors, with an actual confirmation of worldwide-recognized companies in these three market sectors.