Meeting Resources

2023 TMS Anode Technology for the Aluminum Industry Course (Anode 2023)

September 10-14, 2023 • The Gulf Hotel Bahrain • Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain


Hotel/Course Location:
The Gulf Hotel Bahrain
Building 11 Rd No 3801
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Phone Number: +973 1771 3000

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain at a special rate for your convenience. In addition to saving you time and money, staying at the course location will give you convenient access to technical session rooms and social functions, allowing plenty of informal networking opportunities with your course colleagues.

Prepare for your Travel


  • Details on course transportation (including transportation options between the airport and venue/hotel and between the venue and hotel) are not yet available, please check back for updates.


  • Bahrain International Airport (BAH) is 30 km from the Aluminium Bahrain Plant (40 minute drive) and 12 km from the Gulf Hotel Bahrain (16 minute drive).


  • The course hotel and surrounding businesses accept Bahraini Dinar. Most businesses also accept major credit cards.

Obtain a Travel Visa for a Course Held in Bahrain

Visa Application Process

Some countries are eligible to obtain a visa upon arrival, with no paperwork needed ahead of time. Please visit this website to see if you qualify. A fee is required on-site for this type of visa. It is recommended to pay with a credit card upon arrival. 

Course attendees from countries that are not eligible for upon arrival visas are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa can take a minimum of three months. You are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and begin the application process early.

Request an Invitation Letter

To generate an official invitation letter for this course, please click the button below. To personalize the letter, follow the instructions and type in your information in the appropriate places. An invitation letter will then be e-mailed to the address provided. The letter can be printed and used as needed to obtain approval to attend this course. Please note that this letter does not guarantee you will be granted a visa. If you need additional assistance, e-mail Diana Grady, or call at +1–724–776–9000, ext. 256.


Letters for use in visa application packages will only be provided to individuals known to TMS, including:

  • TMS members
  • Presenters
  • Exhibitors and/or sponsors
  • Registrants
  • Attendees of one or more past TMS events

If you are neither a TMS member, nor a presenter, instructor, exhibitor, sponsor, or past attendee, then you must register and agree to attend the event for which the letter is requested.

TMS cannot send the letter to an embassy or consulate for you nor can we contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to Bahrain. It is crucial for the success of the application to apply at least three months in advance. TMS may contact program participants to follow up on specific visa requirements and may provide customized letters and supporting documentation as needed. If you do not receive a timely response from TMS, please check your spam filter or junk e-mail folder for your letter.

For More Information

For more information about this course, please contact:

TMS Meeting Services
5700 Corporate Drive Suite 750
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
     U.S. & Canada Only: 1-800-759-4867
     Other Countries: 1-724-776-9000
Fax: 1-724-776-3770