This is the first time the China High Tech Fair is held in the region, and is part of a wider roadshow the Shenzhen Government is planning to take to European countries in the next month. The High Tech Fair follow a number of visits exchanged between high-level Bahraini and Chinese government officials over the past years. The events will showcase investment opportunities in ICT in which Bahrain can offer Chinese businesses significant advantages.
The Chinese delegation will meet with officials from the EDB, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry and representatives from Bahraini businesses over the course of their stay in Bahrain.
H.E. Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive of the EDB, commented: “Bahrain and China have both proven their commitment to strengthening trade and investment ties over the past few years, and this visit is a testament to the progress both nations have made. Since the ancient Silk Route days, China has been an important trade partner for us, and today, we are able to promote our competitive economic advantages to markets like China through events like these, with a view to attracting higher levels of investment and creating high quality jobs here in Bahrain."
Many leading Chinese companies have operations based in Bahrain, including; leading global ICT solutions provider Huawei, Bank of China, CPIC, Dragon City, China Harbour Engineering Company, CIMC.
Bahrain delegations have regularly visited China and Hong Kong for the past three years and in 2015, Bahrain was the guest country of honour at the China International Fair for Investment & Trade. A total of 15 agreements were signed during the EDB’s highly successful visit to China that year, and another four agreements were reached in 2016.