Visitor FAQs

Registration

Who can attend?

MEOS 2019 is open to oil and gas professionals and business visitors.

Do I need to register?

All attendees are requested to register. Registrations can be made in advance online or onsite during exhibition opening hours.

Can I bring children?

Children under the age of 16 will not be admitted under any circumstances.

Can I register in advance?

Advance registration is now open. Click here to pre-register online.

Can I register on arrival?

Registrations can be made onsite during registration desk opening hours at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre and the Ritz Carlton hotel.

What’s included in the conference registration fee?

The conference registration fee includes:

  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • Conference proceedings
  • Invitation to the conference gala dinner
  • Invitations to 3 lunches
  • Refreshments at tea & coffee breaks
  • Admission to the exhibition
  • Conference delegate bag

Do I have to pay to attend the exhibition only?

Entry to the exhibition only is free of charge on all days.

What payment methods are accepted?

The following credit and debit cards can be used as payment: Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Cash payments will also be accepted for registrations made onsite.

Can students attend?

Registration for students is complimentary, and includes admission to conference sessions, the exhibition and coffee breaks. Admission to the Industry Keynote Session, lunches, dinner, delegate bag and conference proceedings are excluded.

Students are required to provide a copy of their current student ID upon collection of badges at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Is my registration date specific?

Registration for the show is non-date specific. Once you have registered you are able to attend the show on any of the show open days.

What is the cancellation & refund policy?

All conference registration cancellations or changes must be received in writing at UBM AEM’s office by 8 February 2019. Faculty will be charged a fee of BD 10 (US$ 25) for cancellations. All other conference registrations cancellations will be charged a fee of BD 57 (US$ 150) per delegate. Refunds, less cancellation charges, will be made until 8 February 2019 after which date no refunds will be made. No refunds will be made if a delegate fails to attend.

How do I register for the SPE Middle East Energy Summit?

Registration for the SPE Middle East Energy Summit is not included in the conference registration fee. To register, contact registrationdubai@spe.org or for more information visit the SPE website

How do I register for the SPE Workshop: Beyond Diversity—A New Norm

Registration for the SPE Workshop: Beyond Diversity—A New Norm is not included in the conference registration fee. To register for this Workshop, contact registrationdubai@spe.org or visit the SPE website for further information

How do I register for the SPE Seminars?

Registration for the SPE Seminars Digital Oil Fields Building Blocks and Oilfield 4.0—Where the Petroleum Industry Intersects the 4th Industrial Revolution is not included in the conference registration fee. To register for these Seminars, contact registrationdubai@spe.org

At the Event

Where does the show take place?

The MEOS 2019 exhibition takes place from 19 – 21 March at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The MEOS 2019 Conference Opening and Ministerial Panel Session takes place on 18 March at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Bahrain & Spa. The subsequent 3 days of the conference take place in parallel with the exhibition the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre from 19 – 21 March.

Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre

Building 158
Avenue 28
Sanabis
Block 410
PO Box 11644
Bahrain

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Ritz Carlton Hotel Bahrain & Spa

Al Seef District
Building 112
King Mohammed VI Avenue
Manama
Bahrain

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What times & dates does the show open?

The MEOS 2019 exhibition takes place from 19 – 21 March at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The MEOS 2019 Conference Opening and Ministerial Panel Session takes place on 18 March at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Bahrain & Spa. The subsequent 3 days of the conference take place in parallel with the exhibition at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre from 19 – 21 March.

Click here for opening times.

Where can I stay?

Preferred hotel status has been awarded to 7 Bahrain hotels who offer participants competitive room rates: Fraser Suites Seef, Ibis Seef Hotel Bahrain, InterContinental Regency Bahrain, Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre, Ramada Manama City Centre, S-Hotel, and The Westin Bahrain City Centre.

Do I need a visa?

Visas are not required by GCC passport holders. Visas are required by all other nationalities visiting Bahrain. For up to date information on eligibility for visas on arrival, or to apply for a visa via the organisers please see our visa section.

Where can I eat and drink?

Lunches will be served on Tuesday 19 March, Wednesday 20 March and Thursday 21 March at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. Lunch tickets for all 3 days are included in the conference registration fee for all delegate types except students.

Additional lunch tickets cost US$ 60 and can be purchased at the registration desks onsite or during online registration.

Light refreshments are also available to purchase from the coffee lounge in hall 1.

Complimentary hot beverages are available for all conference delegates and exhibitors at the coffee lounge in hall 1.

How do I collect my badge / conference materials?

Badges and conference materials may be collected at the registration desks during registration desk opening hours. For security reasons, badges and conference materials must be collected in person.

How do I get a copy of the conference proceedings?

Conference proceedings are included in the conference registration fee for all delegate types except students.

Vouchers with instructions to access conference proceedings online will be distributed on arrival at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Proceedings include the full text for each paper presented at the conference together with technical diagrams and illustrations.

Additional copies cost US$ 200 for SPE members and US$ 300 for non- members and can be purchased from the SPE stand.

Media

Can media attend?

Members of the media are welcome to attend MEOS 2019. Admission is free of charge. Media are eligible to attend:

  • The exhibition
  • Conference opening ceremony
  • Ministerial panel session

Media are not permitted to attend conference technical sessions.

Is special permission required?

Members of the media are required to register for a media visa in advance of their visit to Bahrain. Applications should be made directly to the Bahrain Ministry of Information Affairs. For further information on requirements and to apply online visit: www.mia.gov.bh

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