Bahrain international defence exhibition and conference

16-18 October 2017
Bahrain International
Exhibition & Convention Centre

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BIDEC

Admission Policy

BIDEC is open to Official Delegations, Exhibitors’ Guests, VIPs, Ministry of Defence visitors (Bahrain and overseas), Media and Trade visitors. Anyone wishing to attend the exhibition (including those who have been invited by an exhibitor) must pre-register via the BIDEC website.

Please note that media must apply online to comply with the accreditation process.

During the exhibition show days (16-18 October 2017) there will be a limited onsite registration facility and delays could be possible.

Admission Rules

  • Visitors should be engaged in legitimate areas of the defence industry; the armed forces, the government, equipment procurement organisations, defence contractors, operators/end-users, educational and research establishments.
  • All exhibition stand personnel, visitors, guests, stand contractors and service providers acknowledge that only the BIDEC Organiser’s official Exhibition badge, worn by the person named on it, will permitted access into Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre. The badge remains the property of Clarion Events at all times.
  • No person named on the badge or the company, firm or business, which that person represents, may permit the badge to be worn by another person. The wearing of a badge under these circumstances will constitute appropriation, an automatic termination of such services and will be removed from the exhibition. It may also warrant possible prosecution for said party. Identity checks will be conducted rigorously throughout BIDEC as part of the entry.
  • All persons attending the exhibition should carry and produce on request a supporting personal photographic identity document - passport, photo-ID driving licence, national identity card or similar.
  • All stand personnel, visitors, guests, stand contractors and service providers should pre-register. Their names will be subject to a security clearance process.
  • Without prejudice, the organisers reserve the right to exclude any person(s).
  • No photography or filming of stands and/or exhibits is allowed without the expressed permission of the stand manager.
  • Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) will be in operation at all times during BIDEC. The Organisers reserve the right to deliver the CCTV videotapes to the Police or other competent authority as evidence if requested to do so. The contents of such videotapes may be used as evidence in a court of law. For further information contact the Security Manager.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to film/permit approved third party filming across the show open days of BIDEC. By attending the show, visitors permit the Organisers/approved third parties to use any footage taken.
  • No sponsorship, promotional, marketing, political, or any article to be used for a commercial or a charitable purpose or prohibited materials may be brought into, used or displayed by any person inside BIDEC without the express written permission of the Organisers. Any person in possession of non-permitted items will be refused entry to or ejected from the venue and site. Prohibited items include knives, fireworks, explosives, smoke canisters, aerosols, air-horns, noisemakers, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, illegal substances, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles, or any article that may compromise public safety or which may pose a hazard or nuisance to any other person.

Any visitor who at the sole discretion of the Organiser is deemed to be engaging in controlled business or activity during the exhibition and who is not in possession of relevant trade control licenses may be subject to action on the part of the Organisers including revocation of the application to attend and expulsion from the event. The ECO and other relevant authorities will be informed of any such activity, which may result in legal action being taken against the visitor by these authorities. Visitors expelled from the event will have no claim for redress against the Organisers, nor any refund for loss of fees.

  • All persons attending the exhibition must wear business or service dress.
  • No person under the age of 18 years, including children of exhibitors, will be admitted during the tenancy period.
  • Canvassing is not permitted.
  • No refunds are given to any booking fees or administration fees made for either BIDEC or the MEMAC conference.
  • I understand that by choosing to allow my badge to be scanned by an exhibitor or sponsor when at the event, I will be providing the exhibitor or sponsor with my personal data. I consent to this personal data being used to contact me about their products or services and understand that this partner or sponsor may transfer this data outside of the European Economic Area for these purposes and I consent to such a transfer of my data. I also understand and agree that my personal data may be held and used by the organiser of this event Clarion Events Ltd, and any third party hosting provider acting on its behalf, in order to run the event and for analysing visitor traffic with a view to improving the event experience for visitors


The Organisers reserve the right to exclude or remove anyone from BIDEC and the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre who does not comply with this policy or who they reasonably consider are likely to break these rules.

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BIDEC News

The latest BIDEC 2017 updates and other defence and security news in the Middle East
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  • Bahrain’s National Guard’s Director-of-Staff, Major General Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa, received Kuwait’s Military Attaché to the Kingdom, Major General Ali Suleiman Al-Asaker, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
  • His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, visited the Royal Guards Headquarters to honor Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Task Force 12, which participated in Operation Restoring Hope as part of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition mission to restore stability in Yemen.

    Upon arrival, the Crown Prince was received by Defense Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Yusuf bin Ahmed Al-Jalahma, BDF’s Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Theyab bin Saqer Al Noaimi, Royal Guards Commander, His Highness Brigadier Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Royal Guards Special Forces Commander, His Highness Major Sheikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and senior officers.

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