Preparations have begun for BIDEC 2019

April 10 - 16, 2019

Gulf Weekly Preparations have begun for BIDEC 2019

Preparations have begun for BIDEC 2019, one of the region’s key International defence exhibitions with key partners confirming participation.

Following the outstanding success of the first Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC) in 2017, keen interest for the next edition scheduled for 28-30 October 28-30, 2019 has begun to build as major international defence and security organisations join forces to support what has been hailed as one of the most strategic events of its kind in the region.

Held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad, HH Brigadier Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander of Bahrain Royal Guard and chairman of BIDEC 2019 has been the force behind the success of the event. 

Fully supported by Bahrain Defence Force, BIDEC 2019 will have continued government support from all functions, including specially selected committees within the BDF, Naval Force, Air Force, Royal Guard, National Guard and other government divisions.

Lockheed Martin, the well-known global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company, have confirmed their participation as Gold Sponsor for the show, indicating its continued support to the kingdom.

BIDEC 2019 will once again be organised by Clarion Events, the largest organiser of defence and security events in the world and Faalyat, a Bahrain-based events agency.

BIDEC 2019 offers exhibiting companies the opportunity to demonstrate hardware and equipment, and to be seen on a high profile, international stage.

The high level conference on the sidelines of BIDEC has proven to be a powerful platform to hear key decision makers from the government, military and defence sectors, giving unprecedented opportunities to discuss innovations, solutions and areas of collaboration.

More than 200 exhibiting companies are expected to attend in the 2019 show and over 10,000 guests are expected to visit over the course of the three-day event. 

Off-Site activities are planned across Bahrain, including shooting displays, military vehicle demonstrations, parachute demonstrations and warship displays. All will be available to attend via shuttle buses from the exhibition centre.

Thomas Gaunt, Clarion Defence & Security.


It’s that time of year again, when all of Bahrain’s aspiring ‘belles of the ball’ get set to hit the catwalk in their quest to win the coveted Indian Club May Queen title.

The annual Indian Club May Queen event has had pride of place on the club’s calendar for more than 30 years and seems to go from strength-to-strength as the years pass by – well known for both its beautiful contestants and its innovative and exciting stage set-ups.

The Indian Club May Queen 2019 event will take place on Thursday evening, May 2, and is open to all ladies aged 16 to 28 who are resident in Bahrain.

There is no restriction on nationality, the organisers welcome as diverse an entry list as possible – in past years, a wide variety of countries have been represented including Bahrain, India, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Russia, Philippines, France and Ethiopia.

A big crowd is expected to pack into The Indian Club’s Gudaibiya premises for what should be a tremendous evening of ‘full on’ entertainment – in addition to the beauty and sophistication of the contestants, the audience of VIP guests, dignitaries, sponsors, media and spectators will be treated to a spectacular stage show, including a number of traditional and modern dance routines by talented local performers.

The format of the event will be similar to previous years with three rounds – casual-wear, ethnic or national costume, party-wear – for the ladies to impress the judges and qualify for a final ‘Question and Answer’ round – the categories being judged will include The Indian Club May Queen 2019, 1st Runner-Up, 2nd Runner-Up, Best Smile, Best Hairdo, Best Walk and Audience Choice.

The event will be choreographed by Farah Siraj.

For entry forms or further information on The Indian Club May Queen 2019, please contact me on 33331308, the president Stalin Joseph on 39526723, the entertainment secretary Gopi Nambiar on 39912039 or the chief coordinator Anup Mathews on 39690198.

Job M.J.,

For and on hehalf of The Indian Club.

General Secretary   

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