Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, inaugurated Bahrain’s first purpose-built, 8,000 square meter(m2), pillar-free exhibition facility on 2nd November 1991 with a trade fair called, Rebuild Kuwait. It occupied nearly 22,000 square meters of indoor and outdoor space at the then Bahrain international Exhibition Center (BIECC).

To augment the center’s exhibition space, Hall 2 – with 6,000 m2 of column-free space-was opened in 1999. In addition, a Convention Center with 1,400 m2 meters of dedicated meeting space was inaugurated in 2003 to address the country’s growing demand for conference facilities.

General Objectives of Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA)

  • To promote the Kingdom of Bahrain as the regional exhibition and conference hub.To contribute to attracting international exhibitions and conferences, particularly specialized events.To contribute to developing the proactive infrastructure efficiency.To allocate Bahrain international Exhibition center to host specialized exhibitions and conferences and limit hosting of public exhibitions.To develop a marketing strategy that includes local, regional and international conferences, including meetings, cultural events and various recreational, entertainment and sports events.To promote continuous to-operation with the Bahrain’s hotel and tourism sector in marketing international exhibitions and conferences.To develop the exhibition industry through co-operating with various countries.To support and encourage local traders in organizing and participating in local and international exhibitions and conferences through co-ordination with the Bahrain chamber of commerce and industry.