Under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, the Kingdom will host the second edition of the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference, the “International Tri-Service Defence Show” (BIDEC 2019).
Scheduled to be held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre on October 28-30, BIDEC 2019 is supported by the Royal Guard Commander and Chairman of its High Organising Committee, Major-General HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa (photo), and the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), within the framework of its widely recognised role in safeguarding security and stability.
After the huge success of its first edition in 2017, this year’s BIDEC is expected to attract more than 200 exhibiting companies, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The event presents a unique opportunity for exhibitors to showcase the latest technology, equipment and hardware across land, sea and air defence, and provides a platform to discuss the vital topics during its Middle East Military Technology Conference (MEMTEC).
This major event, which is one of the most important strategic events in the region, affirms the complementarity between the development of military capabilities and the political and diplomatic coordination. It offers an opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions, hold consultations on the current security developments, discuss innovations and solutions, as well as broaden cooperation.
The inaugural edition of BIDEC in 2017 achieved huge success with the participation of 180 exhibiting companies from 39 countries.
A total of 9120 people from 49 countries visited the event, three times the expected figure.
BIDEC 2017 won Best Trade Show Over 10,000sqm at the Middle East Special Event Awards 2018.