Real estate sector gears up for Gulf Property Show

Jubran Abdulrahman, HCE managing director, and Daniel Taylor, CFO of First Bahrain Real Estate Development, developers of El Mercado Village.
Updated 07 November 2018
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Real estate sector gears up for Gulf Property Show

The Gulf Property Show is gearing up for its debut event in a mall in Bahrain, The Avenues, from Nov. 21-24. The mall event will promote a retail route for property investors in the GCC from Saudi Arabia, Oman, the UAE and Kuwait by taking advantage of the attractive visitor location of Bahrain’s top leisure and entertainment destination — The Avenues. Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions (HCE) Managing Director Jubran Abdulrahman said: “When we launched the Gulf Property Show in 2012 we started with a simple vision, which was to create a dedicated real estate platform promoting property developments and related services from Bahrain, the Gulf and the wider international market place.” The creation of the Gulf Property Show at The Avenues was born out of the demand from exhibitors. “After months of detailed market research and customer consultation, we are delivering an exhibition dedicated to build on the Gulf Property Show’s reputation of being invaluable for sales and investment opportunities for both developers and visitors, and it will coincide with Bahrain’s marquee event, Jewellery Arabia 2018,” said Ahmed Suleiman, exhibitions director of HCE. The property show has already attracted participation from a number of developers and companies who will be providing a variety of projects from Bahrain, the UAE, UK and Turkey. “The projects on show to visitors provide excellent investment potential with entry point purchase starting at under 45,000 Bahraini dinar ($119,376) for prime real estate. There are exciting opportunities for investors available at the show and our team will be promoting this to the wider community,” added Abdulrahman. The Gulf Property Show carries the strategic sponsorship of El Mercado Village and the strategic organizational support of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority of Bahrain (RERA), Survey and Land Regulatory Bureau (SLRB) and the Urban Planning and Development Authority of Bahrain.


Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Updated 17 July 2019
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Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Indian Engineers Forum (IEF) Jeddah Chapter recently held its 13th annual general meeting at Hotel Ramada Continental.

Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia Dr. Ausaf Sayeed graced the event as chief guest and Consul General of India Noor Rahman Sheikh was guest of honor. IEF President Mohammed Sayeeduddin presided over the function.

Expressing appreciation for the activities of the forum, Ambassador Dr. Sayeed recalled its foundation in 2016 during his tenure as consul general of India in Jeddah.

He lauded Sayeeduddin, Amir Khan, Shuja Sheriff and other members and engineers for the activities of the forum and their contribution to the development of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Sayeed highlighted scarcity of water as an acute problem in the world in general and in India in particular. He shared his experience of interacting with engineers in the US, who developed a water condensation machine to extract water from humid air.

Consul General Noor Rahman Sheikh applauded IEF for its services to the engineering community in Saudi Arabia. He highlighted how the excellence of Indian engineers in each sector has impacted society. 

“Our zeal to be the best in whatever we do was demonstrated during last year’s Hajj. The mobile app developed by the Consul General of India is going to help the 200,000 pilgrims expected to come this year,” he said.

Amir Khan, founder and chairman of IEF, said IEF provides a platform for networking, career advancement, community service, and technology exchange. He urged Indian engineers to play a vital role in the development of Saudi Arabia, which he said would help strengthen the relations between India and the Kingdom.

Sayeeduddin thanked Dr. Sayeed for his support in the foundation of IEF. He announced that, having served as founding president for the last 13 years, he is now stepping down and the new president, unanimously elected, will be Khan Mustafa.

Nadeem Ahmed Ali, executive member of IEF, delivered a presentation on digital disruption.

Syed Nasir Khursheed, IEF general secretary, conducted the program.

Indian real estate advisory firm/ institutional channel partner 360 Realtors LLP participated in the event and were the main sponsors. A presentation covering major construction, residential and commercial projects in India was made by S. K. Vivek Kumar, head of international sales, 360 Realtors. Amit Hariyal also delivered a presentation on residential projects across the Indian cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. 

Abdul Rahman, general manager of TA Infra Projects, expressed happiness to be part of the IEF.

Khader Memon made a presentation titled “Special Investment Plan.”

The chief guest, guest of honor and sponsors were presented mementoes as a token of appreciation by the IEF president and executive committee. This was followed by the release of the annual magazine of the forum, Spectrum 2019, edited by Muazzam Sayeed.

A lively session of quiz was conducted by Munnawar Amafh. 

The event was attended by a number of guests from across the Kingdom, including Abdul Haseeb Hazari, Danish Ghafoor, Siadat Ali Khan, Shameem Kausar and Ahmed Omais.

The program started with a recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Talha Khan. Ashraf Nawaz Qureshi, IEF treasurer, welcomed the guests.

IEF Vice President Abu Bakar Sherkhan introduced the chief guest while Mohammed Shoebuddin, IEF chief coordinator, presented a vote of thanks.