His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister inaugurated Exhibition World Bahrain (EWB) in Sakhir on the 21st of November 2022. It is the region’s newest convention and exhibition Center, and the largest in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
HE Al Sairafi noted that the inauguration of the Exhibition World Bahrain reflects the Kingdom’s commitment to expanding cross-sector development in line with Bahrain’s sustainable development goals.
The Exhibition World Bahrain’s conference center features a main hall that can accommodate approximately four thousand people and can be divided into three separate halls equipped with the latest technical services to host international conferences and events. It also consists of several other halls for medium and small-scale conferences and meetings.
Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority was established in 2015 under Royal Decree number (76) for the year 2015 issued by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain.
Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA)’s the scope of work includes all sectors related to national tourism affairs in the Kingdom: organize conventions and trade exhibitions in the Kingdom of Bahrain; attract international, regional, and local conferences to be hosted in the Kingdom; establish, manage, promote and maintain the Authority’s conventions and exhibitions centers directly or through specialized companies or firms BTEA establishes solely or in partnership with others for the same purpose; grant licenses for conventions and trade exhibitions, supervise and assess them.
The Tourism sector aims to attract prominent international events that engage a large number of tourists and strengthen the position of Bahrain as an important tourism attraction on a regional and international level.
BTEA also aspires to boost the Tourism sector’s contribution to the national economy, in line with the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030 and toward achieving the goals of the Economic Development Board.