November 2023 marks the first anniversary of Exhibition World Bahrain (EWB), the newest and largest convention and exhibition centre in the Middle East, commemorating exceptional achievements in the Kingdom of Bahrain’s MICE industry.
Inspired by its stunning ultra-modern edifice and beautifully coloured triangles with the motto “Shine Together”, EWB’s identity embraces creativity, excellence, and superior competence in every aspect of its business model. Offering various large-scale, multi-purpose event halls and comprehensive exhibition services, EWB is a favourable choice for exhibition and conference organisers around the world.
EWB’s extensive area span of 309,000 sqm comprehensively addresses the needs of convention and exhibition organisers who choose the centre for its connectivity, accessibility, high quality, and professional services. The centre includes 10 expansive exhibition halls of different ceiling heights and a total area of 95,000 sqm. The Convention Centre at EWB encompasses an extraordinary Grand Hall that offers world-class flexibility in design with multiple configurations to incorporate and customise every type of event.
In its inaugural year, EWB has successfully hosted a variety of international conventions and exhibitions and welcomed numerous delegates from around the globe. The centre has secured over 200 bookings for various event types and sizes, both locally and internationally. Since its inauguration in November 2022, EWB has proudly hosted a total of 170 events, attracting over half a million local and international visitors.
The first UFI Expert Day in the GCC, a special gathering for regional leaders of the exhibitions and business events industry, was successfully hosted by EWB on 1st October 2023, for the first time in Bahrain.
EWB has a full agenda of renowned local, regional, and international events scheduled for 2024, including large conventions and exhibitions as well as live concerts, galas, banquets, and other events.
EWB and the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority (BTEA) won the Eventseum Hall of Fame’s 2021 Global Innovation Award for Convention and Conference Centres in two separate categories: new construction and sole winner for the EMEA region during the IMEX 2022 Exhibition. For the first time in five years, the Kingdom of Bahrain has re-entered the top 100 in the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Global Rankings, claiming the 89th position for international events held in 2022 at EWB, which is considered the highest ranking for Bahrain in the last decade.