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.


Spain’s Provacuno aims to beef up Saudi market

Updated 14 November 2018
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Spain’s Provacuno aims to beef up Saudi market

Abdulaziz Alaquil Jeddah: Provacuno, the inter-professional organization of the Spanish beef industry, is currently on a promotional tour across the Kingdom showcasing the benefits of their high-quality and environmentally-friendly beef production. A non-profit organization officially recognized by the Spanish government, Provacuno represents 85 percent of the Spanish beef industry.
Established in 1997, Provacuno comprises national associations representing and protecting the interests of companies involved in the production, industrial, and commercial sectors of the Spanish beef industry. Their annual meat production exceeds 650,000 tons, and they have over 110,000 farms, with industry exports amounting to 175,000 tons annually.
For the past 20 years, they have officially been recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, as an agro-food inter-professional organization.
Along with defending the interests of the Spanish beef industry, from production, through processing, and trading, Provacuno aims to support the internationalization process of beef companies into export markets such as Saudi Arabia. Their promotion of responsible beef consumption through research and development programs is done with the goal of enhancing the beef industry’s image through their sustainable and environmentally-friendly production processes that are in strict compliance with the European Production Model, which adheres to the most stringent of standards regarding animal welfare, hygiene control, and environmental protection. While at the same time, they are able to cater to international market demands, such as being 100 percent halal-certified for Saudi markets.
Representatives of Provacuno are currently in the Kingdom promoting their marketing campaign “What a Wonderful European Beef,” which will conclude at the Foodex Saudi 2018 in Jeddah on Thursday. During this campaign trail, they organized a presentation on Spanish beef at the residence of Ambassador of Spain to Saudi Arabia Don Alvaro Iranzo in Riyadh.
The event was attended by over 50 Saudi import and distribution agents, who sampled Provacuno’s beef prepared by Spanish Chef Fernando Del Cerro.
Provacuno considers Saudi Arabia a key target market as it is one of the largest meat-consuming nations in the world reliant on quality meat imports. In 2017, the Kingdom produced 60,000 tons of meat while consuming over 220,000 tons. Recently, Brazil (39 percent) overtook India (26 percent) as the main exporter of beef to the Kingdom.
Along with meeting with industry executives in Riyadh, Provacuno also hosted a cooking workshop at the King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah.