Spectacular firework: Inauguration ceremony o...
Spectacular firework

Inauguration ceremony of the Exhibition World Bahrain

Photo: Exhibition World Bahrain

Exhibition World Bahrain, the largest exhibition centre in the Middle East, is now open. The Kingdom's Exhibition World is one of the most contemporary such venues in the world. Its launch is a milestone in the Kingdom's economic development and is expected to play a key role in advancing the economic competitiveness and positioning of Bahrain as a major global destination for regional and international conventions. The opening extravaganza was attended on behalf of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Bahrain. HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad highlighted the importance of competitiveness as a fundamental element of the kingdom's economy, which has bolstered investments, promoted economic progress and created quality opportunities for citizens. During the ceremony, Bahrain Tourism Minister H.E. Fatima Al Sairafi noted the kingdom's longstanding history in being a destination linking the east and west for trade, which has furthered its position as a global tourist destination.

„We're also looking forward to leveraging the widest network in the world within the MICE industry to create unique experiences built on years of expertise“
Ron Bension, ASM Global's president and CEO
Exhibition World Bahrain is unique for its adaptable and flexible design, featuring 10 halls with a combined total of 95,000 sqm. The spectacular Grand Hall has a capacity of 4,000 seated guests and is supported by 94 meeting rooms as well as 25 F&B and retail outlets throughout the exhibition concourse. Exhibition World Bahrain is owned by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), which plans to utilise ASM Global's wider network within the MICE industry to create unique experiences built on years of expertise. Exhibition World Bahrain general manager Dr Debbie Kristiansen said she was extremely proud of her dedicated and committed team and their passion and determination to "give back" to the beautiful country of Bahrain, helping to create long-term legacies for the future.