International bike festival set to boost biking industry in the region
Middle East Communications & Forums (MECOM Forums) is gearing up to launch Gulf Bike Expo 2009. Set to take place at the Dubai Festival City from 19th to 21st March 2009, the event will thrill bikers and enthusiasts in the Middle East with a complete action-packed biking experience. Gulf Bike Expo is set to showcase the latest in bikes, ATVs, apparel, accessories, custom-designed bikes and motorcycle-related products from all major international brands from Europe, the USA, Canada, Italy and Japan.
With confirmed exhibitors including Harley Davidson, BMW, Kawasaki, Yamaha/Al Yousuf, Buell, Aprilia, Confederate, Nomad, Custom Bikes, Pirelli/Al Hawai, Victory/Polaris, Scorpion Customs, KTM, Zeel Designs, Suzuki, Revolution, Al Badayer, Motor Barn, HZ Googles, Spider, Velocity, Two Brothers Racing USA, Red Art Inc, One Industries, Hinson Clutch Components, Acerbis, ITP Race Gear, Pro Armor Racing, Maier USA, Schampa Technical Wear, Draggin Jeans, R&G Racing Products, California School Bike School and many more. Gulf Bike Expo 2009 will set the pace for the growing biking and motoring industry with over 20,000 visitors expected to attend this 3-day event.
Zeel Design, winners of the North American International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW 2007 for best engineering and bodywork, will exhibit six of their award winning designs and visitors will have an opportunity to purchase these custom-design bikes at the exhibition. The Gulf Bike Expo is an opportunity for us to expand outside Canada. Zeel Design will be exhibiting limited bikes including Alien Bike, Ghost Softail and T-Rex and these will be available for purchase at the show? said Mr. Michael Long, Owner, Zeel Design Inc.
A purpose built marquee will display over 100?s of bikes, clothing lines and accessories with daily fashion shows scheduled from participating fashion brands and an entertainment area.
Gulf Bike Expo targets the region?s growing motoring industry. Our ambition is to deliver a unique expo that brings international manufacturers and products to cater to the need of the market. said Christopher Hudson, Managing Director, MECOM.'

Ketaki Banga

Ten years of content creation, strategising and managing the big picture. I write across various subjects and media including print, online, documentaries, television, advertising and marketing-communication. Currently, as the editor of SME Advisor Middle East – a magazine for small and medium enterprises – I handle print, online initiatives, magazine events and business development. Prior to this, I worked with ZK McCann Tanzania, handling brand strategy and campaigns in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi for clients such as Celtel (telecom), CRDB (bank), TANESCO (electricity), TTCL (telecom), PSI (Population Services International—an NGO), TCC (Tanzania Cigarette Company), TBL (Tanzania Breweries Limited), Mwananchi and The Citizen newspapers, Coke, Gapco (petrol), Hitachi, and more. In India, besides working with various publications, I was also a lead content developer with Tata Interactive Systems, an e-learning company that caters to top international clients. My job involved understanding instructional design fundamentals to design and develop educational and training content ranging across K-12, university, corporate and government lines of businesses.