Visitor FAQ’s

Registration

GEO is open to oil and gas professionals and business visitors. Children under the age of 16 will not be admitted.

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

GEO is a trade event, and the nature of the exhibits and our attendees reflect this. As such attendance by anyone under the age of 16 is strictly prohibited at all times; this includes build up, the open days and breakdown of the exhibition.

Online advance registration will be available closer to the event.

Registrations can be made onsite during registration desk opening hours.

  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • Conference delegate bag
  • Conference and exhibition programme online
  • Access to all conference proceedings online
  • Invitation to the conference gala dinner
  • Invitations to 3 official lunches
  • Refreshments at tea and coffee breaks
  • Admission to the exhibition
  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • Conference and exhibition programme online
  • Access to all conference proceedings online
  • Invitation to the conference gala dinner
  • Refreshments at tea and coffee breaks
  • Admission to the exhibition

Registration for faculty and students is free of charge. To qualify, valid faculty or student ID must be presented on collection of badges.

  • Access to the full programme of activities designed for students and young professionals
  • Admission to all plenary sessions
  • Access to conference proceedings online
  • Invitation to the conference gala dinner
  • All social activities as part of the student and young professionals programme
  • Admission to the exhibition
  • Refreshments at tea and coffee breaks
  • Lunches at Al Raya Suites Hotel

To qualify as a young professional, you must be under the age of 35 with less than 10 years work experience.

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

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.

Registration for faculty and students is free of charge. To qualify, valid faculty or student ID must be presented on collection of badges.

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.

For details, please contact [email protected]

At the Event

The venue is the new Bahrain International Exhibition and Conference Centre in Sakhir

GEO dates will be from 6 – 9 March 2023

Times are TBC

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.

Timings will be announced soon.

Preferred hotel status has been awarded to 6 Bahrain hotels, offering participants competitive room rates:

  • Asdal Gulf Inn Boutique Hotel, Seef
  • The Gulf Hotel
  • InterContinental Regency Bahrain
  • Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre
  • Ramada Manama City Centre
  • The Westin Bahrain City Centre

Please see our hotel page for further information.

Visas are not required by GCC passport holders. Visas are required by all other nationalities visiting Bahrain. Passport holders from 60+ countries are granted visas on arrival. 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.

The abstract for each paper presented at the conference is published in the conference proceedings and hosted online.

Media

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

  • The exhibition
  • The conference opening ceremony
  • Plenary sessions

Media are not permitted to attend conference technical sessions.

In line with many countries, there is a requirement for international media to register for a media visa ahead of their visit and provide a list of all the technical equipment that will be brought in to the country in order to clear customs. International media includes journalists, reporters and accompanying crew members, all of whom should contact the Bahrain of Ministry Information Affairs to ensure smooth entry to the country. For further information on requirements and to apply online visit: www.mia.gov.bh