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Press Release.

The Bahrain Society for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Development (BDSMES Bahrain) is the supporting partner of the Manama Entrepreneurship Week 2021.

The society will be presenting a panel on Tuesday, October 26th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm at the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry hosted in the ProSky Incubator titled: Entrepreneurship and Business Development: Thriving in Unsettling Times. 

Panelists of the session include Bader Al Mudaifa; Co-Founder of from 5osh Fikra, a well-renowned Podcast in Bahrain highlighting inspiring startup stories and entrepreneurship topics, Fatema Ebrahim; Board Member of BDSMES Bahrain & CEO of Andra PR, a Bahrain-based public relations firm focused on Financial Technology, Ahmed Saad; Founder of Local BH, a new age digital platform and Bahrain’s no. 1 source for trending, hip and lifestyle news, and Aamir Janjua; Chief Product Officer at Aion Digital, a digital banking platform designed to offer banking services on the go. The session will be moderated by Joelle Almaz; Public Relations Executive at Andra Public Relations. 

The discussion will highlight valuable insights as business and startup owners, their strategies to cope and shift their business models, their outlook on the current startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem and more.

Ahmed Sabah Al Saloom, Chairman of the Bahrain Association for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises, “​In recent times, businesses and the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a whole have faced great challenges. There have been concerns about losing their employees, their competitive advantage, or perhaps their company. Despite this, the dedication to overcome such challenging times and emerge as even more successful is the true testament to entrepreneurialism.

He further added, “This discussion is therefore extremely pertinent in these times where entrepreneurs and innovators have faced economic hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and shedding light on it and presenting our outlook is aligned with our mission to decrease the pandemic’s detrimental effects on the Bahraini economy.”

The Seventh Edition of Manama Entrepreneurship Week is held from 20 to 26 October 2021, hosting a variety of hybrid events, workshops and networking sessions. At MEW’s annual event, 7,000 participants from around the globe gather for one week of inspiration, learning, networking and new opportunities. 

To register for the session, click here.