Exhibition World Bahrain witnessed an eventful and diverse calendar of events during the second quarter of the year, hosting multiple events at the local and international levels.
The venue successfully hosted a total of 5 events: 2 international and 3 local events, attracting more than 27,000 visitors.
EWB’s April events calendar kicked off with the International Peace Festival of Balaji, held on the 28th of April. This extraordinary event celebrated the importance of peace, unity, and understanding among diverse cultures, attracting approximately 20,000 international visitors.
The International Peace Festival was followed by “Run for Autism” on the 29th of April, a public community engagement event organised in collaboration with the Bahrain Society for Children with Behavioural and Communication Difficulties “Alia Centre for Early Intervention”. “Run for Autism” was held on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Month and aligns with EWB’s corporate social responsibility strategy. It was held under the patronage of the Minister of Social Development, His Excellency Osama Bin Ahmed Khalaf Al Asfoor, and attracted more than 300 visitors, including children, their families, organisers, and sponsors.
In May, EWB hosted the Global Higher Education Exhibition “GHEDEX” from the 4th to the 6th for the first time in the Kingdom.
The exhibition was inaugurated and held under the patronage of the Minister of Education and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Higher Education Council, His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma.
GHEDEX brought together a number of local and international universities, institutions, and colleges, as well as several training and rehabilitation centres from the higher education sector, and saw more than 5,000 visitors, from Bahraini students to students from the Eastern Provence, Saudi Arabia, and the rest of the GCC countries.
Furthermore, Exhibition World Bahrain had the honour of hosting the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore, the Honourable Sundaresh Menon, who delivered an insightful lecture organised by The Supreme Judicial Council on 9th May. The lecture was attended by approximately 400 visitors, from ministers to officials and judges.
May ended with Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School’s Graduation Ceremony, held in the Grand Hall on the 23rd, and attended by 130 graduating students and over 800 guests.
This was the first of many graduations planned to be held at EWB’s Grand Hall, which offers world-class flexibility in design with multiple configurations to cater to all types of events and a capacity of up to 4,000 seated guests.
EWB is a flexible venue designed to accommodate various types of events. In June, EWB’s calendar of events includes kicking off a collaboration with Al Dana Amphitheatre to host their Summer Fest live events and concerts, starting with the Grammy-nominated singer Halsey for her first concert in the Kingdom of Bahrain on 16th June.
Exhibition World Bahrain, the Middle East’s newest exhibition and convention centre, is committed to continuing to host and attract large-scale international, regional, and local exhibitions, conferences, live performances, and events from around the world, further elevating the Kingdom’s position as a regional pioneer in the MICE industry.