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Innovating across a nation – a testbed for the future

With Bahrain soon to become one of the first countries in the world to offer commercial 5G services in June this year, we are at the forefront of innovation – not just in pockets or special zones, but spread across our entire country.

Property – the next frontier in digital disruption

With big property players waking up to the potential of technological disruption on their businesses, it has been smaller, more nimble competitors who have led the change. One such disruptor is Estater, makers of a PropTech app which celebrated its entry into Bahrain.

Wozniak set to tackle FinTech phenomenon at The GCC Financial Forum 2019

History has given us some great double-acts. In the business world, few can match the achievements of the duo behind the game-changing tech giant Apple Inc. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded arguably the most influential and powerful tech company the world has ever seen. Jobs, though often given the majority of the praise for … Continued

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

Leaders converge on Bahrain to redefine FinTech

Fintastic Bahrain Week is just a few weeks away, and you don’t want to miss the impactful agenda that will see finance visionaries from across the globe descend on Bahrain to discuss technologies and innovations that are in the vanguard of redefining the financial services industry. The financial sector across the Gulf finds itself at … 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

Innovation Flows to Bahrain Through the Digital Silk Road

Team Bahrain’s recent trip to China – touring commerce and innovation hubs including Shenzhen, Hangzhou, and Shijiazhuang – only served to deepen my conviction that our partnership has only just begun to fulfil its enormous potential. As China continues to build the Digital Silk Road and support the development of technology leaders, Bahrain represents a natural partner that can nurture the ingenuity of these visionaries and serve as a gateway to a region of 50 million people with a combined spending power of $1.5 trillion.

Setting the Scene for Sustainable, Productive Growth

The United Nations has been quite clear that in order to ensure a prosperous future for all, we, as a collective of nations, must remain committed to fulfilling its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 – a global aspiration that aligns in many ways with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. As I reflect on the Bahrain Economic Development Board’s (EDB) recent recognition as a recipient of the UN’s Investment Promotion Award, I am both humbled by the ambitious efforts of our team and hopeful about the promising path we have laid out for Bahrain’s dynamic economy.

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.