Thursday evening I tracked down to the white marquee set up across the road from AUK campus for what was dubbed “Kuwait fashion Week 2013″. I love Kuwait Expo turned out to be just another expo far from what I had thought it would be considering the tag line ‘Kuwait Fashion Week 2013″. Obviously I didn’t expect an actual Fashion week type of thing but neither did I expect to find what I did.
I’ll give them credit that the fashion at this expo was actually pretty good,diverse, stylish and up-to-date. There were some other interesting stands at the expo like Cookiology, mini kitchen as well as a card game stand.
Kuwait is stuffed with expos that is for sure but Proud 2 Be Kuwait (AKA P2BK) is one of the few that brings interesting things and ideas and that’s why I make sure to attend the opening every year. I was lucky enough that I got a V.I.P invitation so I could visit P2BK and take many snapshots before the official opening tomorrow. This year it is more exciting than last year because they have built an old Kuwaiti styled village instead of using enclosed halls, so it was fun walking around in the open air.
As I said they have built an Kuwaiti styled village with a modern touch, I was impressed with the fine details of each structure withing the village. I also liked the graffiti arts on the walls, they have done a good job intermixing old Kuwait with modern culture though I’m wondering whether they have used real mud or cement that looks like a mud but at all cases the end result was simply amazing.
In addition to the nice looking village there were many stunt shows, they also brought my favorite ever traditional Kuwaiti TV brand. I took a tour around P2BK village and saw several ideas and projects plus there were talent and musical shows. There were many small, medium, and large sized businesses that participated in the expo, I tried to focus on the interesting ones.
The village was divided into sections like gift stores, food court, stage…etc. and the exits are marked too. The expo will continue for two weeks starting tomorrow 6th March till the 20th March. I noted that not all the boutiques were opened today plus some parts of the village were still not completely finished, so I guess the expo will be more exciting when all the businesses are opened and the village is fully opened.
I was informed that Super Brand Bazaar expo which brings up to 90% discounts on high-end fashion brands such as Boss, Just Cavalli, GF Ferre, CCDK, Eden Park among others has started at Crowne Plaza hotel in Farwaniya and will continue till the 24th February.
Where: Crowne Plaza, Farwaniya – Al Baraka Ballroom
So tomorrow InfoConnect and InfoBiz 2013 annual expo will kick-off at Kuwait International Fair and extends for a week, I’m truly hoping the expo will bring us something fresh and new this year as I was disappointed last year because all I saw was Hawally shops, telecom and ISP’s companies with some offers. I’d love to see any new technologies, concepts phones or devices that are not yet released. Ok I’m not saying I’m expecting something like CES but at least I want to go to interesting futuristic stuff.
Anyhow I came to know that Microsoft Kuwait is participating this year, I hope they bring us any news on their upcoming X-Box console which will be announced by end of March I think.
Where: Kuwait International Fair Halls# 5 & 6 ,Mishref
I truly wish we have our own international (or at least regional) motorshow in Kuwait, yes we had annual one at Kuwait International Fair but it wasn’t as impressive as Dubai or Qatar motorshows and it wasn’t organized for 3 years now, I even overheard that Concours D’Elegance motorshow was cancelled this year, too bad. I received an invitation for a sneak peek tour for an upcoming motorshow at 360 Mall roof parking under the name Auto Moto 13, so that’s why the roof parking was closed for over a week now, I thought they were doing maintenance works. I spoke to the organizers and asked how they came with this idea and why they chose a mall for the motorshow, they said since we don’t have a motorshow in Kuwait anymore and many people love to attend such expo we thought of organizing one and invite all Kuwait auto agencies, and we chose a mall because we know how people love going to malls nowadays plus Kuwait International Fair needs to be revamped to attract visitors.
They do have a point when they said Kuwait International Fair needs to be totally renovated, actually what we really need is a new huge convention center. I saw several auto agencies such as Rolls Royce, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus, Jaguar, Infinity, SRT, Toyota, Nissan, KIA, Jeep, Doge, Volvo and others participating . They said there will be some first-time cars showing like Mercedes G63 AMG, Lexus LFA, new Nissan Z350 and others but sadly no concept cars.
They were still working when I arrived but they said the motorshow will kick off tomorrow. I suspect it will be good opportunity for those who are hunting for car offers.