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 SponsorsGovernment 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 PavilionCompany Product PresentationTraining & Education
  • Rowad
  • Brinc
  • Level Z
  • CH9
  • Cloud 10
  • Tenmou
  • 40 companies/startups
  • BIBF
  • ThinkSmart
  • University of Bahrain
  • Bahrain Polytechnic




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


Day 2 – 26th September
17:30Panel 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

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



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


Day 3 – 27th September
17:30 – 18:30“FACE-OFF ON THE BAY”Heat 1: First round of pitches (Seed stage)
18:30 – 18:40Break and Deliberation
18:40 – 19:40“FACE-OFF ON THE BAY”Heat 2: Second round of pitches (Scale-up stage)
20:00Tamkeen 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
16:30 – 17:30AWS Speaker on Startups
17:30 – 18:30“FACE-OFF ON THE BAY”: Final Face-off
18:30 – 19:45Coffee Break and Score Tally
19:45“FACE-OFF ON THE BAY”: Awards Ceremony
20:30Live 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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