EghtesadOnline: Kish, a 91-square-kilometer island in the Persian Gulf off the southern coast of Iran, will be hosting 12 national and international exhibitions by the end of the current fiscal year on March 20, 2019.
The first upcoming event is the fifth edition of the International Exhibition of Exchange, Banking, Insurance and Privatization, which will be held along with the 10th edition of the Exhibition on Iranian Opportunities, also known as Kish Invex 2018, from Oct. 22 to 25 at Kish International Exhibition Center.
Next is the 14th edition of International Exhibition of Building and Construction Industry, BuildEx 2018, slated for Nov. 2-5.
The Fourth International Exhibition of Gold Jewels, Silver Products, Watch, Gemstones and Related Industries will be held from Nov. 22 to 26. The event is supported by Kish Free Zone Organization and Importers and Exporters Union of Iran Gold, Jewel, Silver, Watch and Gemstones, according to Financial Tribune.
The Ninth International Iran AirShow is scheduled to open on Nov. 26 at the Kish International Exhibition Center.
According to Bijan Bonakdar, secretary of the expo, prominent Russian aviation companies, including PJSC United Aircraft Corporation and Russian Helicopters, will be attending the event.
The 2018 edition of RoboCup IranOpen will be held at the center from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9. The event is aimed at promoting artificial intelligence and robotics research. It will provide a chance for all researchers to present and share their experiences and achievements.
The 20th iteration of Iran International Maritime and Offshore Technologies Exhibition, otherwise known as IRANIMEX 2018, is slated for Dec. 17 to 19 on Kish Island International Exhibition Center, according to an official with the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran.
Ali Akbar Marzban added that the event aims to introduce Iran’s capacities in the fields of port development, shipbuilding, repair and conversion industries, maritime and offshore industries, services and technologies, maritime, safety and dredging equipment, engineering and consultation services, communications and navigation, electronics, propulsion and maneuvering and maritime research and training.
It will prepare the grounds for information and technology transfer with foreign companies active in the field, the news portal of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development reported.
The ninth edition of Ideal City Exhibition is scheduled for Jan. 11 to 14, 2019, and the 15th International Energy Exhibition will be held from Jan. 21 to 24.
The first edition of international medicine packaging is also scheduled for Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2019 , and the Third International Steel Exhibition is slated for Feb. 27 to 28.
The final exhibition in Kish this year is Iran International Sport Goods, Equipment and Technologies, also known as Iran Sportex Kish, that will be held from Feb. 25 to Feb. 28.
Owing to its free trade zone status, Kish Island is touted as a consumer’s paradise, with numerous malls, shopping centers, sunny coastlines, tourist attractions and resort hotels. It has a population of 26,000 and hosts a million visitors every year.
Kish is part of the Bandar Lengeh County in Hormozgan Province of Iran. Owing to its free trade zone status, the island is touted as a consumer's paradise, with numerous malls, shopping centers, tourist attractions and resort hotels.
Kish Island is the third most-visited vacation destination in Southwest Asia, after Dubai and Sharm el-Sheikh. Tourists from many—but not all—foreign nations wishing to enter Kish Free Zone from legal ports are not required to obtain any visa prior to travel.