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Technology Week Pavilion (Datacenter)

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 (Datacenter): 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 include more than $75,000 worth of prizes and two tickets to Web Summit in Lisbon provided by Tamkeen, AWS and Batelco

Taking place 25th to 28th September, the Technology Week Pavilion (Datacenter) aims to attract members of Bahrain’s tech and startup ecosystems, the general public and other interested visitors.  It will have an expansive exhibitor space, a stage for a number of activities and live entertainment, and a dedicated area for Food Trucks.  The pavilion will be open during AWS, as well as the MITEF Innovation Forum – See below for the list of exhibitors and full agenda.



Government Pavilion StartUp Bahrain Pavilion
  • Sales Force
  • PayTabs
  • Batelco
  • C5 Accelerate
  • Infonas
  • Esri
  • Almoayyed Computers
  • Alnadeem
  • Tarteeb
  • The Hive
  • OneGCC
  • eGovernment Authority
  • Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism
  • Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications
  • Tamkeen
  • Central Bank of Bahrain
  • Bahrain Institute of Public Administration (BIPA)
  • Rowad
  • Brinc
  • Level Z
  • Tenmou
  • Cloud 10
  • CH9
Company Product Presentation Training & Education
  • 40 companies/startups
  • BIBF
  • ThinkSmart
  • University of Bahrain
  • Bahrain Polytechnic


Day 1 – 25th September
Time Program
18:00 Welcome Speech by H.E. Khalid Al Rumaihi – Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board
18:15 Welcome Speech by Ms. Teresa Carlson – ‎Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
18:30 Welcome Speech and Awards Ceremony by H.E. Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa – Director General of the Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister
  • Ms. Teresa Carlson – ‎Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
  • H.E. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed – Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications
  • H.E. Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf – Minister of Works
  • H.E. Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza – Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs
  • Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa – Chairman, Batelco Group
  • Mr. Mohamed AlQaed – Chief Executive Officer, Information & eGovernment Authority
19:00 Reception
19:15 Gaming Panel Discussion – Why Bahrain for Gaming?
20:15 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.

Panelists: Bahrain Polytechnic, University of Bahrain, BIBF, ThinkSmart, OneGCC

Moderator: Amazon Web Services

18:30 Startups Panel Discussion – Brinc, C5 Accelerate, CH9, Tamkeen, Rowad

Moderator: Bahrain Economic Development Board

20:00 Coffee Break/Entertainment
20:15 Tamkeen Session: Get on the Cloud
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: The Support for ICT Companies in Bahrain
21:30 Closing
Day 4 – 28th September
Time Program
16:30 – 17:30 Digital Transformation Master Class
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!