The new Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre, due to open later this year, is set to boost Bahrain’s position as a leading meetings and events destination, attracting future tourism investment and events to the region.
With 95,000 sq m of exhibition space over 10 halls, a 4,000-seat tiered auditorium, 95 meeting rooms, Royal and VIP Majlis and a 250-seat restaurant, the centre will be the largest venue of its kind in the Middle East, said Dr Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, the General Manager of the centre.
“I’m truly honoured to have been appointed as General Manager of the new Bahrain IECC and to work closely with our owner; Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority to develop and grow the international Mice business and to create a long-term legacy for Bahrain and to have the privilege to help mentor, develop and build the talent and skill set of young Bahrainis for generations to come,” said Dr Stanford-Kristiansen addressing the Bahrain British Business Forum (BBBF), which hosted its monthly business networking meeting featuring
“We are delighted to hear about the latest developments and future plans for the new Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre. We’re positive the centre will firmly place Bahrain on the meetings and events map in the Middle East, attracting world class events to be held in the kingdom,” said Khalid Zayani OBE, BBBF Chairman.
The new Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre is managed and operated by ASM Global, the world’s leading venue management and event services company, connecting people through the power of live experiences.