139 convention and exhibition bookings secured in 2009 for Bahrain


Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA) recently reported that it had secured 139 new conventions and exhibition over the last year and expects even better results this year.

Concluded arrangements sit at 139 for 2009, an 11% increase on 2008 results, reported BECA in its operational performance reports.  At the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC) bookings last year represented a 223% increase over the 43 bookings of 2006.

“Since its establishment by virtue of a law promulgated in September 2006, BECA has been instrumental in growing the total number of bookings at BIECC and charting Bahrain’s course towards a continued promising future in business tourism,” said Dr. Hassan A. Fakhro, BECA Chairman.

397,000 local, regional, and international visitors attended the major events hosted at the BIECC in 2009.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X
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