Bahrain international defence exhibition and conference

16-18 October 2017
Bahrain International
Exhibition & Convention Centre



Middle East Military Alliances & Coalitions Conference · 16-17 October 2017 · Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

Middle East Military Alliances & Coalitions Conference · 16-17 October 2017 · Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

BIDEC will host a strategic conference series that will offer a forum for knowledge sharing and will address the biggest challenges in Bahrain and the wider region.

The Middle East Military Alliances and Coalitions (MEMAC) Conference will seek to address many of the challenges facing the region, and the wider global implications. The approach will be both political and diplomatic stressing the importance of military coalitions such as the role of NATO, UN Peacekeeping Operations, The Arabic Coalition in Yemen and the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism, with support from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and militarily with the region's military experts and coalition commanders discussing real threats and solutions, stressing the importance of military coalitions operations.

During the Conferences, speakers will examine the core issues of strategic importance within the defence industry through dedicated panels sessions.

Once you have registered to attend BIDEC 2017, you will have access to the full programme details when they are available.

Knowledge Partner


The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies ‘DERASAT’ is a think tank in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is known for its dedication to the promotion of informed dialogue and rigorous research. Their research focus encompasses international strategic, security, economic, and energy issues, with a mission of producing insightful analyses that can be used to inform and guide policymakers, and the general public, to a better understanding of the strategic landscape and emerging issues relevant to Bahrain’s national security.

Interested in taking part?

If you're interested in taking part in the MEMAC Conference - speaking or even just visiting, please email

If you're interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at BIDEC, please email:

Craig Le Roux
Head of Sales 

t: +971 (0) 4 4356101
m: +971 (0)  52 646 4157








The latest BIDEC 2017 updates and other defence and security news in the Middle East
  • Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa received in Manama the Commander of the Italian Naval Fleet, Vice admiral Danato Marzano, and his accompanying delegation, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
  • Bahrain’s Defense Affairs Minister Lt-General Yusuf bin Ahmed Al Jalahma received a delegation from the US Congress, and discussed cooperation and topics of mutual interest, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

    The meeting was also attended by Bahrain Defense Force Inspector-General Major General Abdulla Hassan Al Nuaimi, Director of Logistics and Supply Major General Ali Sager Al-Nuaimi and Director of Military Cooperation Rear admiral Mohammed Hashim Al Saada.

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