CONGRESS & HOTEL VENUE
Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
The Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay is the official venue and hotel of the 2019 CIBJO Congress. Facing the city of Manama, it is a soaring modern architectural icon located on its own exclusive island, which was reclaimed from the sea. The luxury resort blends innovation and relaxation, making it an ideal site for both business events and vacations.
The hotel complex comprises four interconnected buildings, woven together with pathways and gardens reflecting modern Moroccan and Turkish influences. The most striking feature is the 201-metre high tower, with bookending sides that support a stack of glass-walled floors. Hotel rooms occupy the lower portion of the building, while a spa, restaurants and business centre are located near its summit.
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: https://www.fourseasons.com/bahrain/
CONGRESS LAUNCH VENUE
Sheikh Ebrahim Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Centre
Proceedings at the 2019 CIBJO Congress will kick off on November 16, the first day of pre-congress meetings, at the Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Centre for Culture and Research, a restored building in Muharraq on the historic pearl trail.
Built on the land of the original majlis of Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, a leader in the fields of education, culture and the social sciences who died in 1933, the centre opened in January 2002 as a forum for debate and exchange on current cultural, social and political issues. Since then, more than 400 artists, speakers, philosophers and poets have visited to share their art and thoughts in a venue dedicated to the open exchange of ideas and knowledge.
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: http://www.shaikhebrahimcenter.org
CONGRESS GALA DINNER VENUE
Qalat Al Bahrain – Bahrain Fort
Known as Dilmun in ancient times, Bahrain’s rich trading history is reflected in numerous archaeological sites around the island. One of the most fascinating is the Qalay al Bahrain, or Bahrain Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It will be the venue of the 2019 CIBJO Congress Gala Dinner on the evening of November 18.
Located at the site of the former capital of the Dilmun civilization and one of the most renowned archaeological treasures in the Arabian Gulf, its origins date back about 4,000 years. Excavations on the 17.5-hectare hill on which the fort stands have revealed a wealth of residential, public, commercial and military structures.
Sunset at the fort is a magical experience.
LOCAL FLAVOUR NIGHT VENUE
Located on the pearling trail that courses through the ancient alleyways of old Muharraq, Buzaboon House opened in 2012 as part of Shaikh Ebrahim Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center for Culture and Research cultural preservation program. It is an architectural gem that that has been restored to offer modern day convenience with the ambiance and romance of the past.
Buzaboon House will be the location for an evening of local cuisine, which will end the second full day of the 2019 CIBJO Congress, on November 19.
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: http://www.shaikhebrahimcenter.org/en/page-virtual-tours/