Bahrain international defence exhibition and conference

16-18 October 2017
Bahrain International
Exhibition & Convention Centre



Visitor Information

Opening Dates & Timings

Monday 16 October 2017         
Tuesday 17 October 2017
Wednesday 18 October 2017
09:00am - 17:00
09:00am - 17:00
09:00am - 16:00


View the full Event Schedule here


Venue Details

Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC) in Manama, Bahrain.

BIECC is on the north side of Avenue 28, south of the Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Highway. More info here

Registration Information:

Visitor registration for BIDEC 2017 is 100% free of charge. All registrations are subject to security clearance before the event and you will receive an email once you have been successful.


Travelling to BIDEC:

Full travel information will be available soon, including preferred flight and hotel partners. More info here

To learn more about Bahrain, click here


Visa Regulations for Bahrain

eVisa eligibility has now been extended to 114 nationalities from the previous list of 38. Additionally, visa on arrival eligibility is now extended to nationals of certain European and Central and South American countries. For further details, including a list of eligible nationalities, follow this link:

From this site you can:

  • Check your eligibility for a Bahrain visa
  • Apply on-line for certain types of visa (if available)
  • Check the status of an eVisa application

Please note that a visit visa does not entitle the visitor to take up permanent work in Bahrain. Other nationalities are solely responsible for obtaining visas for themselves, their representatives and invitees. The Organisers are not in a position to sponsor visa applications. Please be aware that the issuing of visas can be quite a lengthy process and that you must have a passport that is valid of at least 6 months from departure. Please contact the official travel agent should you require further details on the visa application process. Please note Clarion Events Limited is unable to obtain or apply for visas on anyone’s behalf.








The latest BIDEC 2017 updates and other defence and security news in the Middle East
  • The Royal Guard Commander reviewed the latest military technologies showcased in the BIDEC 2017 which took place earlier this week (16-18 October 2017).
  • Under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, the first edition of Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference covering air, land and sea is taking place on October 16-18 at Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre.

    Under the auspices of HH Brigadier Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander of Bahrain Royal Guard and High Committee Chairman of BIDEC 2017, the organizing Committee held a press conference chaired by Dr. Sheikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies “Derasat” and Spokesperson and Chairman of MEMAC Organizing Committee.

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