Bahrain international defence exhibition and conference

28-30 October 2019
Bahrain International
Exhibition & Convention Centre



Venue, Travel & Accommodation


Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC) - Manama, Bahrain. BIECC is on the north side of Avenue 28, south of the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Highway. The venue has 14,000 square meters of column-free exhibition space and 1,400 square meters of function space. It is able to hold approximately 5,000 delegates and up to 30,000 visitors each day. There is car parking for 800 cars.

It is Bahrain's largest exhibition and convention facility and operated by Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA). Functioning under the Ministry or Industry & Commerce, BTEA is governed by His Excellency Zayed Rashid Al Zayani, the Minister of Industry, Commerce & Tourism as Chairman of the Board.


Travel & Accommodation

BIDEC 2017


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.








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