Royal Guard Commander and Head of the High Organizing Committee of Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC 2019) Major General Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa chaired Wednesday the High Organizing Committee meeting of BIDEC 2019 which will be hosted by Bahrain from October 28 to 30 under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Major General Sheikh Nasser underscored the importance of the event which will be held at Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. He praised the tremendous efforts and facilities provided by the competent authorities, officials and organizers, including mainly Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), the National Guard, the Interior Ministry, the Foreign Ministry, the Information Ministry, Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) and Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (DERASAT). He described the event, held for the second time in Bahrain, as a platform bringing together major companies to showcase various land, air and marine defence equipment.
Major General Sheikh Nasser praised the idea of holding the Military Technology in the Middle East Conference in association with the exhibition, pointing out the importance of ensuring national military institutions keep abreast of the latest defence technologies adopted in advanced countries. He affirmed that preparations are in full swing to ensure success of BIDEC 2019 and project Bahrain’s civilization image and its capability to host such major events.
For his part, DERASAT Board of Trustees Chairman, BIDEC official spokesman and Head of the Organizing Committee of the Military Technology in the Middle East Conference Dr. Sheikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa expressed gratitude to Major Genera Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, stressing that his directives and close follow-up are a driving force for the success of BIDEC 2019.
He noted that the event, held for the second time in Bahrain, is very interesting for concerned parties as it represents a platform for exhibitors to make deals and attract thousands of visitors. He added that it also provides the opportunity to exchange views and experiences regarding security and military developments to achieve integration between modern defence technologies and advanced strategic thought.