Welcome to BIDEC
Under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Clarion Events is proud to present the 2nd edition of BIDEC
- the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conferenc
Following the hugely successful inaugural edition of BIDEC
in 2017, BIDEC
will return on 28-30 October 2019 at Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre. BIDEC
is fully supported by the Bahrain Defence Force, and presents a unique opportunity for exhibitors to showcase the latest technology, equipment and hardware across land, sea and air.
WHAT IS BIDEC?
- BIDEC 2019 will take place 28-30 October 2019 at Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre
- Bahrain's only tri-service defence expo - covering air, land and sea
- Officially supported by the Bahrain Defence Force
- 180+ exhibiting companies in 2017 from 39 countries showcasing the latest technology, equipment and hardware across land, sea and air.
- 9000+ industry visitors across three days in 2017
- Fully-Hosted International Military VIP Delegation Programme
- BIDEC also hosts the Middle East Military Alliances & Coalitions (MEMAC) Conference
- BIDEC Off-Site Activities include Parachute Display, Shooting Demonstrations, Warship Display, Military Vehicle Demo and Sniper & Night-vision Shooting.
- BIDEC 2017 won Best Trade Show Over 10,000sqm at the Middle East Special Event Awards 2018
HOW CAN BIDEC WORK FOR YOUR COMPANY?
- Place your brand in front of over 9,000 visitors at Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre
- Meet face-to-face with senior military and industry leaders from Bahrain and across the MENA region
- Be a part of the only tri-service defence exhibition in Bahrain
- Strengthen your relationships with existing customers
- Keep up-to-date with the latest industry developments and procurement requirements in the local and regional defence industry
- Increase brand awareness with prominent onsite and online sponsorship
- Meet all three services (land, air and sea) in one place
- Showcase the latest technological innovations to both procurement and operational directorates
BIDEC Off-Site Activities BIDEC
provides an international stage to view ground-breaking technology and strategies. The event showcases some unique Off-Site Activities, held across different locations in Bahrain, such as:
- Parachute Demonstrations - Companies showcase their latest parachute systems in a pioneering display with the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF). Visitors with the appropriate military free-fall license will be given the opportunity to trial these products.
- Shooting Demonstrations - Military personnel have the chance to test new firearms and ammunition on an indoor and outdoor shooting range.
- Sniper & Night-Vision Demonstrations - Military personnel have the chance to test new night-vision equipment, firearms and ammunition on a long-range shooting range in Bahrain Defence Force grounds.
- Warship Display - VIP's and visitors will have the opportunity to examine today's most technologically advanced warships and naval fleets at Mina Salman Port.
- Military Vehicle Demonstrations - Manufacturers will demonstrate the latest cutting edge military vehicle capabilities on a specially designed course at Bahrain
VenueBahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre
158 Avenue 28,
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.