AWS Summit, Bahrain (2017)

Working to further strengthen Bahrain’s strategic leadership in the GCC’s ICT infrastructure, Bahrain EDB’s extensive ICT networking schedule covers many one-to-one meetings with target clients in Dubai, China, Japan, South Korea, India, USA, UK, France, and more. During 2017, Bahrain EDB also participated in international and regional events, such as the China High Tech Fair in Shenzhen and Gitex in Dubai. In addition, the ICT team attended various international events, such as AWS re-Invent in Las Vegas and Nasscom in Mumbai, to meet new potential clients and promote Bahrain’s unique business environment.

The Bahrain EDB’s role in building strong relationships in the sector fosters the inward migration of world-class companies with innovative technologies and frameworks, to set up regional operations in Bahrain.

Testimony to this are the major ICT industry events held in Bahrain, like Technology Week, which attracts participants from all corners of the ICT universe – government, international, and regional private sectors. This year’s Technology Week allowed participants to network while learning more about the most recent disruptive technologies and digital trends revolutionising the global industry. Key topics such as cybersecurity, FinTech, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and Industry 4.0 are embedded in the panel discussions and exhibitions.

Two other principal events within Technology Week are the Amazon Web Services Summit and the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab. They offer collaborative interaction for attendees, and first-hand exposure to the latest developments in cloud storage infrastructure, leading-edge technologies and research. Another highlight of the events calendar was the 5th Middle Eastern Shared Services & Outsourcing Network Conference (SSON), which highlighted the benefits of consolidating operations, and how Bahrain’s businesses can realise them.

Bahrain EDB team in action