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    Participate in the Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference this October

    Anyone connected to defence sector in the Middle East should mark out the dates of 16-18th October 2017 in their diary. Bahrain’s first tri-service Expo covers all aspects of air, land and sea. Over 120 exhibitors will be in attendance at the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) showcasing the latest technology, equipment and hardware for the sector at the Bahrain International Conference and Convention Centre in the city of Manama.

    The stunning city serves as the ideal location for such an event as the geography of Bahrain has served to be one of the Gulf’s most influential and important crossroads for over 4,000 years.  If you are travelling to Manama for this iconic occasion, take the stress out of searching for accommodation by residing in luxury serviced apartments just a short distance from the venue. Utilise modern facilities and relax in your own suite complete with well-appointed amenities to ensure a successful trip to Bahrain. As one of the best hotels near BIDEC, our TripAdvisor® accredited accommodation is the perfect choice for delegates.

    What is BIDEC 2017?

    Under patronage by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa this inaugural event features a programme of international military VIP delegates. There’s never been a better time to visit Bahrain as the Defence Force is currently undergoing a major upgrade of their systems and capabilities. Whether you are exhibiting or attending as a visitor this event will feature off-site activities, demonstrations, warship displays and more. Use the event to your advantage to network with other visitors, exhibitors, and similar organisations to assess the latest innovations in technology and strategies.

    Take part in the outdoor activities

    It’s sure to be an eventful occasion with many off-site activities such as parachute demonstrations – if you have the relevant military free-fall license you may also be invited to take part in this. Shooting demonstrations allow you to have the chance to test the latest firearms and ammunition.  Delegates, military personnel and convention visitors will also have the unique opportunity to test new night vision equipment in the grounds of the Bahrain Defense Force. See the latest in ground-breaking warship and naval fleets in addition to military vehicle demonstrations.

    Attend the strategic conference event

    The three day event will also include a major conference, acting as a forum to share knowledge and address the biggest military challenges that the Middle East and of course, Bahrain, currently faces. Named as ‘he Middle East Military Alliances and Coalitions Conference’ (MEMAC) discussion topics will cover political and diplomatic issues with speeches from the regions military experts and coalition commanders. Panel sessions will also cover sub-topics which delegates are invited to participate in. While BIDEC offers free admission to delegates, a fee is chargeable to attend the MEMEAC conference.

    Getting there

    BIDEC 2017 is located in the Bahrain International Exhibition Conference and Convention Centre. It is situated on the north side of Avenue 28, just south of the Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Highway. Get there in just 15-minutes from Fraser Suites, Seef as we are one of the few hotels close to BIDEC 2017.

    You’ll be delighted to find that the BIECC itself is a modern exhibition and convention facility with a capacity of up to 30,000, the venue accommodates up to 800 spaces for vehicles. Covering over 14,000 square metres of exhibition space and 1,400 square metres of function area, this is one of the best convention arenas in the Middle East.

    Comfortable suites for the modern professional

    Your business sector is bound to have a successful trip at BIDEC, however make sure you are refreshed and ready for this important event. At only 18 minutes from Bahrain International Airport, our location is perfect - saving you time travelling and more time to enjoy yourself or to quickly commute to the convention.

    At Fraser Suites our award-winning staff ensure all aspects of your stay are delightful – from our studio and single bedroom apartments all of our studio and room apartments come equipped with living and study areas, as well as a fully furnished kitchenette to give you the option to stay in and make your own meals in the comfort of your suite. 

    Alternatively, try some local produce and delicious cuisine at our restaurant, The Gallery, the perfect place to deliberate about the conference and to have a relaxing meal with colleagues.  We offer dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Or, after a tiring day in-suite dining options are available for you to select from. 

    Excellent guest amenities

    Feel and look your best for your business stay in Bahrain, so take advantage of our exclusive Privé Hairdressing Salon. Fancy a refreshing swim? Enjoy a dip in the refreshing water and enjoy swimming in our outdoor swimming pool – its temperature controlled and has plenty of space to swim laps or just enjoy the water. If whilst staying with us take advantage of our gym facility – it's open 24 hours a day so whether you are up before the sun or want to de-stress with a good run after a busy day, it’s available to all guests.

    On the chance you find some time to relax between meetings or just need to unwind, take a step into our outdoor jacuzzi or spend some time in our sauna and steam room

    Choose luxury serviced apartments in the vibrant Seef area of Bahrain

    If you enjoy staying with Frasers Hospitality across our global destinations, guests can take advantage of our loyalty scheme to save 5% and enjoy benefits and offers when you stay with Frasers. Simply sign up to Fraser World  to an extra saving on your trip by joining our exclusive members club.

    Make your trip to Bahrain a successful one by staying in our hotel near BIDEC 2017 – book your luxury serviced apartment at Fraser Suites Seef, Bahrain now.