ASM Global shows Gulf in class with Bahrain win

ASM Global, a global venue and event management company, has announced, 10 August, its appointment as the managing operator for the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre.

ASM Global was successfully appointed by Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority (BTEA) after an extensive tender process.

The project is set to complete construction in 2022 with a total build-up area of 149,000sqm. Offering 95,000sqm of exhibition space over 10 halls, a 4,000-seat tiered auditorium, 95 meeting rooms, Royal and VIP Majlis, supported by event organisers' offices and a 250-seat capacity restaurant.

Harvey Lister AM, ASM Global APAC chairman and chief executive, commented: “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.”

Iain Campbell, executive vice-president, ASM Global, Gulf Region, added: “The appointment as managing operator is testament to ASM Global’s expertise, knowledge and experience in bringing venues to life across the world.”

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

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