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Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) and Eskan Bank concluded a highly anticipated Design Thinking Forum, drawing over 400 delegates from various sectors, both physically and virtually. Held at the BIBF headquarters in Bahrain Bay, the forum served as a platform for dignitaries, executives, and experts to exchange insights, explore future trends in design thinking, and cultivate a culture of innovation in Bahrain’s business ecosystem.

Her Excellency Mrs. Amna bint Ahmed Al-Rumaihi, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning and Chairperson of Eskan Bank, underscored the pivotal role of design thinking in propelling sustainable economic growth during her opening speech. Emphasizing creativity and innovation as catalysts for societal and economic progress, she highlighted the forum’s significance in fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange to drive business success.

The forum featured engaging workshops, executive discussions, and presentations by thought leaders, focusing on fundamental principles of design thinking, the impact of digital innovation, and its alignment with sustainability goals. Participants delved into innovative strategies to enhance business growth, explored global trends in design thinking, and discussed practical applications for organizations seeking to leverage this transformative approach.

Dr. Khalid Abdulla, General Manager of Eskan Bank, commended the collaboration with BIBF, citing the forum as a testament to their commitment to promoting sustainable solutions and embracing innovation. Dr. Ahmed Al-Shaikh, CEO of BIBF, echoed the sentiment, emphasizing the institute’s dedication to nurturing creativity and supporting businesses through dynamic initiatives. The forum concluded with a wealth of insights and recommendations, laying the groundwork for a more sustainable and innovative business landscape in Bahrain.