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Producing tech world-beaters starts with getting the basics right

Getting to a point where home-grown technology companies can scale to be a global force is not easy. But it’s essential that this is our goal in the Middle East. So how can we make it happen?

Bahrain Makes History as First Nation to Enact UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records

Electronic commerce, more than any other facet of the economy, holds the potential to transform the GCC in exciting ways over the next few years. Taking into consideration that mobile phone subscriptions have already outpaced population numbers throughout the region – by 2.1 times in Bahrain and the UAE, for instance – it is a … Continued

Team Bahrain welcomes 92 global leaders in 2018

The year 2018 marked a special year for us here at the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), one in which we’ve realised record-breaking job creation and direct investment figures. We attracted over USD 830 million in direct investment with 4,772 jobs being added to our economy over the next three years. We have our Team … Continued

Bahrain Surges as Top Business Destination Across Sectors

Corporate executives have never had more attractive options for where to focus their operations and investments throughout the world. But objective assessments of key differentiators – from rental rates for commercial spaces, to workforce salaries, to childhood education – allow business leaders to make informed, data-driven decisions about where to establish operations. For the GCC … Continued

Better in Bahrain: Gulf Region’s best ICT market also its most affordable

We all know it’s a good time to be in the information, communications and technology (ICT) industry in Bahrain. ICT businesses in Bahrain benefit from this nation’s digital focus and fast-growing, highly connected and pro-business environment, that is championed from the top. Bahrain’s Government has prioritised ICT and has deliberately built a fast-reacting regulatory environment … Continued

Bahrain in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Getting digital globalisation right

For those who do get it right, digitalisation will be a huge force for prosperity – in the Middle East and elsewhere. According to a report from WEF itself, between 2016 and 2025 digitalisation could create up to six million jobs worldwide in the electricity and logistics sectors alone. So what is Bahrain doing to get digital globalisation right?

Bahrain Tech Week: Strategic support for technopreneurs

Technology-led innovation is disrupting economies around the world, and here in the GCC it’s a central pillar of the radical economic transformation that is creating exciting new opportunities across the region.

Meet us at RISE Hong Kong!

Organised by the same team behind Web Summit, RISE Hong Kong is “the largest tech gathering in Asia” and a converging point for some of the region’s biggest companies, highly anticipated startup firms and most influential investors.

Welcoming disruption, spurring innovation: Bahrain’s booming tech sector

Technology-led innovation is disrupting economies around the world, and here in the GCC it’s a central pillar of the radical economic transformation that is creating exciting new opportunities across the region.