A number of strategic partners from Bahrain’s startup ecosystem will join the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) in the Bahrain Pavilion in the upcoming Gitex Exhibition 2022 in Dubai.
The exhibition is set to open on Monday, October 10, at the Dubai World Trade Centre and will run for five days until October 14.
Tamkeen is sponsoring the Bahrain Pavilion with the participation of 30 Bahraini SMEs and startups from the information technology and telecommunication (ICT) sector. Bahrain’s participation is being organised in collaboration with Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH).
The Bahraini delegation will comprise representatives from Tamkeen, the Information and eGovernment Authority, the Bahrain Economic Development Board, the Bahrain Development Bank, and Hope Fund.
This participation highlights the Kingdom’s commitment to supporting the local startup ecosystem across all economic sectors, especially the ICT sector which actively contributes to driving economic growth by creating job opportunities for local talent. This participation will also provide opportunities to attract international investments by meeting with global technology companies and exchanging knowledge and expertise, said a Tamkeen statement.
Maha Mofeez, Acting Chief Executive of Tamkeen, emphasised Tamkeen’s commitment to maintaining ongoing collaboration with the relevant government organisations that represent Team Bahrain in alignment with national priorities to fulfill the objectives of the economic recovery plan, thus driving greater impact for the national economy.
She stated: “It is a priority for us to represent the Kingdom of Bahrain in prestigious international events such as the annual Gitex Exhibition which attracts some of the biggest ICT companies from across the globe. By sponsoring the Bahrain Pavilion, we will support startups and SMEs from the local ICT sector and enable them to enhance their performance and explore opportunities for growth and expansion, allowing them to promote their services and compete in regional and international markets.”
She added: “The Bahrain Pavilion will also host the Bahrain delegation that will represent the Kingdom during the event and share Bahrain’s experience in developing and supporting its ICT sector, as well as network with international experts in ICT and bring back a wealth of knowledge that can benefit the development and growth of this high potential sector in Bahrain” - TradeArabia News Service