Leading PR and Design Firm, Obai and Hill, launched the second edition of their ongoing initiative to engage with entrepreneurs, corporates, students and young women under the patronage of H.E. Aymen Almoayed, Minister of Youth and Sports Affair. Taking place on 13th and 14th October at the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa.
The event aims to showcase opportunities for investments, partnerships and collaborations created by inspirational female entrepreneurs and investors. Their vision is to connect and empower attendees by providing them with access to network and knowledge that can allow them to be innovative and succeed, by unleashing their power to create positive change.
The theme of this year’s event will be drawn towards Women in Entrepreneurship: Inspiring Action and Leading Change. The collar pillars will continue to follow the pillars initiated in 2018, which includes: Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. To foster a sense of community and create more impact by breaking barriers, the summit also included pre-events such as the largest cycling ride with over 100 participants and a woman centric run with over 150 participants to empower them to band together towards achieving success especially the youth.
The opening ceremony saw the felicitation of partners with awards of appreciation which included Gulf Air, Dessange Bahrain, JustClean, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, Elysian, APM Terminals, Bank ABC, Euro Motors Jaguar Land Rover Bahrain, BMMI Group, Arab Architects, Zain Bahrain and Kooheji Systems. The event has also been supported by over 40 Goodie Bag Partners and 25 Media Partners!
Some of the speakers of Day 1 included Sh. Haya Rashed Al Khalifa (Founder of Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Bureau of Attorney), Feryal Nass (Chairwoman, Bahrain Entrepreneurship Organisation), Rana Salam (Founder and Creative Director, Rana Salam Studio), Vivian Jamal (Founder, True North Consulting W.L.L.), Tracy Harmoush (Athlete and Entrepreneur), Jamira Burley (Head of Youth Engagement and Skills, Global Business Coalition for Education), Abdulnasser Gharem (Artist and Founder of Gharem Studio), Mariam Jumaan (CENG, FIET, SMIEEE, Infrastructure Engineering Consultant), Sh. Marwa AlKhalifa (President of the Animal and Environment Protection Charity Organisation) and many more distinguished personalities!
Speaking on the launch of the event, Obai and Hill CEO and Founder of this initiative, Wafa AlObaidat shared “It has been a wonderful journey of shared experiences with us connecting with Speakers from over 27 countries. We are grateful for the overwhelming turnout and support and look forward to a successful and engaging two days with all attendees. We further appreciate H.E. Aymen Almoayed and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs for extending their patronage towards the event and all our partners and sponsors for being our greatest support.”
Over 150 influential leaders will share their success, passion, creativity, and energy to over 2,000 delegates from across the region and internationally. The event will also include 53 learning sessions which include workshops, panels, talks, 10 shortlisted women in tech who will pitch their business ideas and 50 mentoring sessions which will create new opportunities for collaborations and partnerships.
Each Ticket grants attendees with access to 50+ panel sessions, Interactive workshops, keynote discussions, Power Pitch Competition, mentorship opportunities, Industry focused groups, networking opportunities, lead generation opportunities, Evening programs for 2 days, a goodie bag (with several partner brands), Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee!