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BNP kicks off successfully at GITEX 2021 with wide participation

October 18, 2021
finance & economy

The Bahraini National Pavilion (BNP) at GITEX 2021 kicked off successfully at the World Trade Center in Dubai, with participation from representatives from different areas of the ICT industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain, including start-ups and medium-sized businesses, government organizations, and educational institutions.

For the fifteenth year in a row, the Labor Fund “Tamkeen,” in strategic collaboration with the Bahrain Society for Technology Companies “BTECH” and “WorkSmart” for event management, is organizing the Kingdom of Bahrain’s annual participation in GITEX.

This year’s participation includes the Economic Development Board, 20 start-up companies, three universities, Benefit company, and major sponsorship from Alba and Batelco.

Highlighting the critical role of information and communication technology in satisfying economic growth needs, particularly in light of present market conditions, Mr. Hussein Rajab, CEO of Tamkeen Labor Fund, commended the excellent prospects that the Kingdom of Bahrain’s economic climate is providing, as well as what it is accomplishing. “The Kingdom has made clear efforts to encourage digital transformation in various economic applications, as well as the infrastructure and policies it provides to build a technologically sustainable economic system. This includes “Tamkeen” programs and initiatives that emphasize the need to invest in opportunities, while enhancing its strength, performance, areas of growth and competitiveness at the global level.” According to Mr. Rajab

Mr. Ubaydli Ubaydli, Chairman of the Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH), the Bahraini national pavilion this year is distinguished by a harmonious presence between start-ups, small and medium Bahraini IT companies, which means that the current reality of the information technology sector in Bahrain heralds a more promising future growth.

“Year after year, Bahraini participation in GITEX has grown on two levels: quantitatively in terms of the number of exhibitors, and qualitatively in terms of the variety of products and services they offer, which include business solutions, virtual and augmented reality, as well as various software and applications. I would like to extend my thanks to the Labor Fund “Tamkeen” for its ongoing support for the Bahraini national pavilion at GITEX, which helps to build technology firms and boosts their competitiveness, productivity, and contribution to the GDP.” Mr. Ubaydli said.

Mr. Ahmed Al Hujairy, CEO of WorkSmart said, ” We are pleased with our success in organizing the Bahraini National Gallery at GITEX through a single platform that includes all of the technology companies and bodies working in the information and communications sector, demonstrating the spirit of collaboration and teamwork that has distinguished us throughout our digital transformation journey.”

Mr. Al Hujairy concluded by explaining that Bahraini IT companies’ participation in GITEX is an excellent opportunity to showcase the Kingdom of Bahrain’s digital infrastructure’s readiness and development, as well as its digital capabilities and technical resources, which support and enhance the confidence of customers, including citizens, residents, visitors, and investors.