Registration & Hotel


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Conference Rates

Regular Rate
Conference Package: 25-26 February
Includes 2 days of conference sessions at the Ritz Carlton; Morning coffee each day; 3 Lunches; Breaks; Welcome Dinner
Hands-On Training Package: 25-27 February
Includes general sessions and 1/2 day of classroom training at the Ritz Carlton on 25 February, 2 days hands-on training on 26-27 February offsite at the Bahrain Civil Defence Training Center.  Includes 3 Lunches, Welcome Dinner
Welcome Dinner, additional tickets
Can only be purchased in conjunction with either of the packages above

Hands-On Training Package Information

Pre-Registration Required.  Please select your package when you register. 

  • Option 1: Mayday Firefighter Down:  Rescue Techniques 
    Special Note: The practical evolutions are very labor intensive and require a high degree of physical fitness. 
  • Option 2: Crew Leadership in High-Risk Environments
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Cancellation/Substitution Policy

All cancellations will be subject to a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations must be sent in writing to the registration center via e-mail to Sara Stehle at by Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. After Wednesday, January 16, 2019, substitutions will be allowed in the event the registrant is unable to attend, but no refunds will be issued. Telephone substitutions will be permitted.

Conference Headquarters Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain

The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain
Bldg. 112, King Mohammed VI Ave, Block 428, Al Seef District
Manama, Bahrain
Phone number: +973 1758 6870

Hotel Reservation Form

Within Bahrain's capital, Manama, this luxury resort offers a secluded slice of paradise. The beach resort's location along the Arabian Gulf features a private white-sand beach that stretches to a private lagoon and island. The resort provides guests with one temptation after another. Dining spans the globe in 11 dining experiences, from Italy to India. The spa fuses traditional therapies and modern-day relaxation and beach time can transform into an afternoon of golf or tennis.

Hotel Rates

Room Type Group Rate Offer
Deluxe Room
     Inclusive of Internet Only
BD 70+++
approx $185 USD
*Deluxe Room
BD 80+++
approx $212 USD
Club Room
BD 110+++
approx $291 USD
Club Suite
BD 160+++
approx $424 USD
*Deluxe Room
BD 90+++
approx $238 USD
Club Room
BD 120+++
approx $318 USD

*Deluxe with breakfast package will be inclusive of Breakfast at La Med restaurant & Internet Club Room & Club Suite is Inclusive of Breakfast at Club Lounge, Internet & Club Access

Reservations must be made by 28 January 2019. After 28 January, reservations will be based on hotel availability and current rate. Please make your reservations early to ensure availability.

Reserve Your Room:

For those guests who would like to call : Please contact the hotel directly at the number listed below.  Your call will be sent to the operator - please mention you are attending the IAFC conference and can ask the operator to connect to Groups section.
Group Contact: Prakash
Phone number: +973 1758 6870 

For those guests who would like to email their completed form: Please send your completed form to

Discrimination & Harassment Policy

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has zero-tolerance for discrimination and all forms of harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment. This zero-tolerance policy means that no form of discriminatory or harassing conduct by or toward any IAFC member, exhibitor, presenter, attendee or staff member will be tolerated.

The IAFC is committed to enforcing its policy at all levels within the association and at any IAFC meeting. Any person who engages in discrimination or harassment will be subject to discipline and possible removal from a conference premises. If you feel that you have been harassed by any person(s), immediately contact the IAFC at 703-273-0911 or or, if on location at an IAFC conference, go to the registration desk and ask to speak to the onsite conference manager.


For hotel parking, maps and information on getting around, visit our Travel Page.