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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.

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.