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Date(s) - September 25, 2017 - September 28, 2017
All Day

Bahrain Bay


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is set to bring their global Summit to Bahrain this month, and will take place in Bahrain on the 25th September.

Within the activities surrounding AWS Summit and the MITEF Innovation Forum that same week, we are kicking off the Technology Week Pavilion: a major initiative featuring a 2,200 square meter exhibitor area within a big pavilion tailor-made for the event. A range of technology, innovation and startup themed activities will be taking place, including panel discussions and talks. Brinc and C5 Accelerate will also be hosting the StartUp Bahrain “FACE-OFF ON THE BAY” competition, which will over winners more than $75,000 worth of prizes and two tickets to Web Summit in Lisbon provided by Tamkeen, AWS and Batelco

The Technology Week Pavilion aims to attract members of Bahrain’s tech ecosystem, the general public and other interested visitors.  It will have allocated spaces for exhibitors, as well as a stage for a number of activities that will take place from the 25th-28th September.   The pavilion will be open during AWS, as well as the MITEF Innovation Forum.


AWS Partners

AWS Sponsors Government Pavilion
  • BTEC
  • Sales Force
  • Badir
  • Batelco
  • C5 Accelerate
  • Almoayyed Computers
  • Infonas
  • Esri
  • Global Knowledge
  • Ventas
  • Integra Technologies
  • OneGCC
  • eGovernment Authority
  • Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism
  • Bahrain Chamber of Commerce
  • Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications
  • Tamkeen
  • Central Bank of Bahrain
StartUp Bahrain Pavilion Company Product Presentation Training & Education
  • Rowad
  • Brinc
  • Level Z
  • CH9
  • Cloud 10
  • Tenmou
  • 40 companies/startups
  • BIBF
  • ThinkSmart
  • University of Bahrain
  • Bahrain Polytechnic




Day 1 – 25th September
Time Program
18:00 Official Expo Opening Announcement
18:15 Welcome Speech by H.E. Khalid Al Rumaihi – Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board
18:30 Welcome Speech by Ms. Teresa Carlson – ‎Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
18:45 Reception
19:00 Gaming Panel Discussion by IGN
20:00 Rowad Talk: Mr. Omar Al Saudodi – CEO, Pay Fort
21:30 Closing


Day 2 – 26th September
Time Program
17:30 Panel Discussion: The new norm: Changing Skills requirements in a transformative job market.

Moderator/Speaker: AWS

Panelists: Bahrain Polytechnic, University of Bahrain, BIBF, ThinkSmart, Global Knowledge and OneGCC

18:30 Startups Panel Discussion – Brinc, C5 Accelerate, CH9, Tamkeen, EDB, Rowad
20:00 Coffee Break/Entertainment
20:15 Tamkeen Session 1: Get on the Cloud



  • Mr. Khalid Al Qaood, Enterprise Advisor, Tamkeen
  • Khalifa A. AlMannai, Founder and Managing Director, MannaiTech
21:30 Closing


Day 3 – 27th September
Time Program
17:30 – 18:30 “FACE-OFF ON THE BAY”Heat 1: First round of pitches (Seed stage)
18:30 – 18:40 Break and Deliberation
18:40 – 19:40 “FACE-OFF ON THE BAY”Heat 2: Second round of pitches (Scale-up stage)
20:00 Tamkeen Session 2: Support for ICT Companies in Bahrain


  • Mr. Khalid Al Qaood, Enterprise Advisor, Tamkeen
  • Ms. Amal Sanad, Enterprise & Advisory Relations, Tamkeen


Day 4 – 28th September
Time Program
16:30 – 17:30 AWS Speaker on Startups
17:30 – 18:30 “FACE-OFF ON THE BAY”: Final Face-off
18:30 – 19:45 Coffee Break and Score Tally
19:45 “FACE-OFF ON THE BAY”: Awards Ceremony
20:30 Live Entertainment


Follow @BahrainEDB on Twitter and Instagram for coverage of the Technology Week events, and keep an eye on #TechWeekBH to stay up to date with all things Technology Week!


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