Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Kuwait Investment Company (KIC) Chief Executive Officer, Fawwaz Al-Ahmed has officially announced the launching of the activities of global Maker Faire Exhibition 2 - Maker Faire Kuwait 2018" during which will be held during the period from 6 to 10 February in the International Fairs Ground in Mishref.- Hall 5.
At a press conference held by KIC on this occasion, attended by the Assistant Under-secretary for International Organizations Affairs and Foreign Trade, Sheikh Nimer Al-Sabah, officers from National Bank of Kuwait, Kuwait International Fair Company, Kuwait Airways Corporation, Kuwait Financial Center, Babtain Group, Al-Oula Fuel Company, Al-Ahmed said: "Kuwait Investment Company is organizing the Exhibition for the second year in a row in the State of Kuwait under the umbrella of the Kuwait International Commercial Exhibition – Kuwait Expo 2018" – representing the Middle East region after having obtained a license from the parent exhibition to organize and oversee the largest global event that houses "makers" projects". The Exhibition, he said, receives the attention of the highest levels of government in various countries, for the parent exhibition was held at the White House in Washington DC under the patronage and support of former US president Barack Obama in 2014 and 2015.
Al-Ahmed went on to say that "the Company gives considerable attention to projects of young people in general and Maker Faire Exhibition in particular, with a view to highlighting the creativity and works of young people combing modern technology with manual crafts,, and presenting them in an international gathering at which large corporations join hands to support and promote this industry that needs both encouragement and care. The Exhibition will be held for the second year running under the umbrella of the Kuwait International Exhibition – "Kuwait Expo 2018", which, too, will be held for the second year running, with participations from 15 countries worldwide. Held at all the halls of the international fairs ground, the exhibition is expected to receive more than 50,000 visitors and will certainly be a lively event and a substantial addition to the projects witnessed by Maker Faire Exhibition.