The GEO conference & exhibition in Bahrain has been rescheduled for 4-7 October 2021, having been previously scheduled for 14-17 September 2020.

COVID-19 Update

We support the Bahrain government’s robust preventative measures against the COVID- 19 pandemic. This means the exhibition venue, the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre, will be prioritised for the possible continuance of its current use as a medical and testing facility during September, an eventuality GEO supports and welcomes.

As a result, and with consultation with His Excellency the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, we have agreed to move GEO to October 2021.

Putting your Health & Safety at the Heart of Our Event

Our foremost priority remains to safeguard the health, safety and well-being of all participants. As restart and recovery efforts begin around the world, we’ll be working with our partners and suppliers over the coming months to deliver the most dynamic event in the 26-year history of GEO. We can anticipate fresh opportunities next year, and we look forward to serving you.

We have also consulted with key stakeholders and we believe that this new date provides a great opportunity to position the event at a time of year when the weather allows for us to continue to host field trips and the increased participation of the student faculty. It is also the intention to maintain GEO in the odd years thereafter.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this rescheduling may have caused and would like to thank you for your patience and support.

We wish to assure you that your participation is still valid for the new October 2021 dates, and we very much look forward to welcoming you then.


The GEO organisers are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. Your health, safety and wellbeing at our event is our utmost priority. The decision was made considering various government decisions, reviewing information from healthcare experts, staying in communication with the venue and assessing possible impacts / restrictions on travels.

GEO is the largest geoscience event in the Middle East and Informa Markets is not taking any risk that the quality of the event is jeopardized in any way.

The 14th edition of GEO has been rescheduled for 4-7 October 2021.

Different aspects were considered such as availability of dates (venue), health and safety risk assessment, suitability for exhibitors and visitors.

Rescheduled dates are confirmed by the venue and authorities and therefore to be considered final.

No. The exhibition will be held in Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre as in previous years.

Updated Event Schedule

4 October 2021:

Conference Opening Ceremony, Ritz Carlton Hotel

5-7 October 2021:

Conference and Exhibition, Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

Enquiries & Support

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