Exhibition World events attract 70,000 visitors

Exhibition World Bahrain’s first quarter of 2023 saw an eventful calendar of multiple international events and exceptional performances during February and March.

The venue successfully hosted eight events – five international and three local – in February and March, attracting more than 70,000 visitors.

The February event calendar kicked off with the International Downstream Conference and Exhibition (GDA), the leading Middle East strategic platform for international downstream professionals, from 13 to 15. GDA attracted around 4,000 international and local visitors.

The Middle East Oil, Gas and Geosciences Show (MEOS GEO 2023), was a merger of two events taking place at the same time, from 19 to 21, capturing the upstream industry’s value chain under one roof. MEOS GEO 2023 together attracted more than 10,000 visitors, with an exhibitor profile of 180 companies from over 20 countries.

February ended with two local events, the 12th edition of Abdulrahman International School Model United Nations, on 24 and 25, with a total of 650 visitors, and the BBK Festival held for bank customers and the public, that took place on February 25 with more than 2,000 visitors.

In March, the Exhibition World Bahrain welcomed for the first time in the kingdom two world-class performances at the Grand Hall stage, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty: Aurora’s Wedding by the Imperial Russian Ballet, which took place from March 2 to 4. The magnificent masterpiece performances included 300 performers and 120 members of the State Symphonic Orchestra, and were an astounding success enjoyed by over 4,000 visitors.

The Bahrain International Garden Show (BIGS) was held this year under the theme ‘Water: Regenerating Life’, under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad, from the March 9 to 12. BIGS was a great success, with around 45,000 visitors.

March ended with the 146th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly that took place from 11 to 15, inaugurated, on behalf of His Majesty, by Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa. The IPU Assembly was attended by 2,000 visitors from around the globe, with hundreds of parliamentarians from all over the world attending the deliberations on the overall theme of promoting peaceful co-existence and inclusive societies: Fighting intolerance.


Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority chief executive Dr Nasser Qaedi stated that Bahrain is ready to attract large-scale international events stressing BTEA’s commitment to continue to attract renowned international exhibitions, conventions and live performances from around the world to achieve Bahrain tourism’s strategic objectives including boosting the kingdom’s business tourism and ensuring a higher percentage of contribution to Bahrain’s GDP from the tourism sector.

Exhibition World Bahrain hosted the launch of the spectacular Jertour Dashing car by Motor City on April 9. The International Peace Festival of Balaji will be held at Exhibition World Bahrain on April 28 and the world-renowned Classic Ballet shows in a continued collaboration with Common Ground International from May 4 to 6. From May 6 to 8, the Global Higher Education Exhibition (GHEDEX) will take place for the first time in Bahrain.

Exhibition World Bahrain will continue to host and attract international, regional and local exhibitions, conferences and events, to strengthen the kingdom’s position as a regional pioneer in the MICE industry.

Source: https://www.gdnonline.com/Details/1240108


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