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Bahrain will be hosting the next edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in April 2019 that will open up new opportunities for business corporations in the region.

The GEC will witness the coming together of entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and various startups and SMEs from over 170 countries. This will help identify new ways for startup founders to scale up new ventures across the world.

According to Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi CEO of Tamkeen, the event is happening at the most opportune moment when the Gulf region is looking to expand entrepreneurship and investment opportunities that support the growth and expansion of a rich and robust entrepreneurial system.

During the transition ceremony in Istanbul, a panel discussion took place that featured a Bahraini delegation represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Labour Fund Tamkeen.

The discussions touched upon entrepreneurship and economic diversity along with economic regulations in Bahrain that enable startups and SMEs to launch, sustain and expand.

Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, CEO of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) also participated in panel discussions that centered on the tourism sector and how it has grown to become a major revenue generator, effectively contributing to the national economy.

Furthermore, Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa talked about various plans to develop new infrastructure in Bahrain that will improve tourism and positively impact various other business sectors that will strengthen the country economically.

Jenan Al-Mukharriq

Jenan Al-Mukharriq

A highly driven organizing member of the StartUp Bahrain ecosystem. And a Project Manager at Matter In Hand with a passion for content creation and empowering communities.