The Economic Development Board Participates in the 1st GCC Logistics Conference

March 27, 2016

Manama: The Economic Development Board will be participating in the 1st GCC Logistics Conference, held in Manama between 30th and 31st March 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel & Spa. The EDB is one of the conference’s key sponsors.

The 1st GCC Logistics Conference aims to highlight the importance of the logistics sector in the GCC and the wider MENA region. A number of expert speakers will be hosted at the event, allowing audiences to learn more about potential growth opportunities and challenges in the sector.
Mr. Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive of the Bahrain EDB, will make a keynote speech at the event, highlighting Bahrain’s activities in the transport and logistics sector, and will also participate in a panel session focused on global trends and regional opportunities.
Mr. Al Rumaihi commented: “Bahrain offers a unique value proposition in the transport and logistics sector, positioned as a gateway to the region offering modern infrastructure, competitive costs, strong human capital and an evolving regulatory environment. We have enjoyed considerable growth in the transport and logistics sector over recent years, with the transport and communications sector growing by 5.9% in 2015.
“The GCC has also rapidly emerged as a global logistics hub over recent years. Major investments are being undertaken in air, sea and road infrastructure, with much of it driven by the need to accelerate diversifying the region’s economies away from the energy sector, and given the current economic context this event comes at an important time. ”
The EDB has identified a number of key economic sectors which demonstrate potential for growth and offer competitive advantages for investment. The sectors include manufacturing and logistics, ICT, Tourism, and Financial Services.
A number of key officials will be speaking at the conference, including;   H.E. Zayed R. Alzayani – Minister of Industry, Commerce & Tourism, H.E. Mr. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed – Minister of Transportation and Telecommunication, H.E. Mr. Alfred Simms-Protz, German Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mr. Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji – Chief Executive Officer at Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company B.S.C., and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wimmer – Chairman of the Executive Board at “BVL International” – The Global Supply Chain Network.
For More Information, Please Call:
Bahrain Economic Development Board
Tel: +973 17589966
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