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ASM Global appointed managing operator of new Bahrain exhibition centre

ASM Global has become the managing operator of the Gulf region’s largest exhibition and convention centre ahead of its opening next year.

The Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre in Sakhir will have a total site area of 309,000 square metres across 10 halls, a 4,000-seat tiered auditorium, event organisers’ office space and 95 meeting rooms. There will also be Royal and VIP Majlis and a 250-seat restaurant. 

The brand-new destination will boast state-of-the-art technology, as well as having flexibility to host a range of events from exhibitions and conventions to concerts and live events.

Harvey Lister, ASM Global APAC chairman and chief executive, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed the operator of what will be a landmark development, which will further position Bahrain as a growing international destination helping to drive growth and create jobs as well as a legacy for the Kingdom.

“We look forward to working with Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority in creating a brand new exhibition and convention hub at the heart of the region.”

ASM Global was appointed by Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority (BTEA) following a tender process. 

Dr. Nasser Qaedi, chief executive officer, Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority, added: “The new centre will reinforce the Kingdom’s status regionally and internationally and Bahrain’s position in the MICE [meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions] industry. We look forward to working with ASM Global to attract international exhibitions and conferences to be held in Bahrain.” 

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