Exhibition World Bahrain draws 27,000 visitors in two months

Fresh from winning international accolades for its stunning construction, Exhibition World Bahrain (EWB) is also celebrating its impressive ‘visitor pulling power’ with more than 27,000 recorded guests visiting during April and May.

Two international and three local events in the second quarter of this year attracted thousands to the Sakhir site and management is confident it can continue building on its success.

The Middle East’s newest exhibition and convention centre boasts an impressive line up of events scheduled for this month in collaboration with the Al Dana Amphitheatre for their Summer Fest events starting with Grammy-nominated singer Halsey for her first concert in Bahrain on Friday.

“EWB witnessed an eventful and diverse calendar of events during the second quarter of the year, hosting multiple events at the local and international levels,” said the EWB in an official statement released yesterday.

“EWB’s April events calendar kicked off with the International Peace Festival of Balaji, held on April 28, and the extraordinary event which celebrated the importance of peace, unity and understanding among diverse cultures attracted approximately 20,000 international visitors.

“It was followed by a public community engagement event – ‘Run for Autism’ – organised in collaboration with the Bahrain Society for Children with Behavioural and Communication Difficulties ‘Alia Centre for Early Intervention’ on April 29.

“It was held on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Month – under the patronage of Social Development Minister Osama Al Asfoor, aligns with EWB’s corporate social responsibility strategy, and was supported by more than 300 visitors, including children, their families, organisers and sponsors.”

In May, EWB hosted the Global Higher Education Exhibition – GHEDEX – from May 4 to 6 for the first time in Bahrain. The event was held under the patronage and inaugurated by Education Minister Dr Mohammed Mubarak Juma and attracted more than 5,000 visitors.

GHEDEX brought together local and international universities, institutions and colleges, as well as training and rehabilitation centres from the higher education sector.

The GDN previously reported that Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) and EWB picked up the 2021 Eventseum Hall of Fame Global Innovation Award for Convention and Conference Centres – Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Art Moldavia Schuchman, executive director of Eventseum Hall of Fame, said that its global judging panel described EWB as one of the ‘most ambitious tourism infrastructure projects’ in the Middle East.

The kingdom also won the award for ‘New Construction’ at the IMEX 2022 Exhibition held in Frankfurt, Germany.

BTEA chief executive Dr Nasser Qaedi said the prestigious accolade was a testament to the tourism authority’s leadership in innovation in the tourism and MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) sector, regionally and internationally.

“EWB had the honour of hosting the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore, the Honourable Sundaresh Menon who delivered an insightful lecture organised by the Supreme Judicial Council on May 9,” added the EWB in the statement.

“The lecture was attended by approximately 400 guests including ministers, officials and judges.

“May ended with Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School’s Graduation Ceremony on May 23 attended by 130 graduating students and over 800 guests.

“This was the first of many graduations planned to be held at EWB’s Grand Hall, which offers world-class flexibility in design with multiple configurations to cater to all types of events and a capacity of up to 4,000 seated guests.”


Source: https://www.gdnonline.com/Details/1254088/Exhibition-World-Bahrain-draws-27,000-visitors-in-two-months


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