Geoscience and energy shows to be debut events at exhibition centre

MANAMA: The 14th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition (GEO) and the co-located Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference (MEOS) have been announced as the first events to be hosted at the new Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre in Sakhir.

Organisers announced yesterday that the two events will be held from March 7 to 9, 2023, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

This marks the petroleum and geoscience exhibitions’ return to their traditional timing in the first half of the year.

“We are excited to confirm that the event will now take place at the new Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre due to open in the second half of 2022, which will allow us to co-locate with the Middle East Oil and Gas Show (MEOS), enabling a more holistic gathering of the energy value chain in Bahrain,” said a joint statement from Informa Markets, the exhibition organiser, and AAPG Middle East and Africa, the conference organiser.

“Furthermore, the co-location will provide a wider experience and value for visitors, delegates and exhibitors.”

The announcement of the first major events at the venue comes just weeks after ASM Global was named the managing operator of the centre.

Billed as the region’s largest exhibition and convention centre on a total site area of 309,000sqm, the new centre is set to bolster Bahrain’s position as a leading business events hub internationally with a total build-up area of 149,000sqm.

With 95,000sqm of exhibition space over 10 halls, a 4,000-seat tiered auditorium, 95 meeting rooms, Royal and VIP majlis and a 250-seat restaurant, it can host a range of events from exhibitions and conventions to concerts, live events, weddings and seminars.

The organisers of MEOS and GEO further said: “Additionally this expansive, purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility allows us to host MEOS with the Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition (GEO), enabling a more holistic gathering of the energy value chain in Bahrain for one seismic show. Furthermore, the co-location will unlock significantly more value for visitors, delegates and exhibitors.

“The 2023 edition promises to build on the stature and heritage of these two shows and the co-location will afford us the opportunity to orchestrate an event of global scale that will provide the impetus for the region’s petroleum ambitions.”

avinash@gdn.com.bh

Source: https://www.gdnonline.com/Details/979957

 

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