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Bapco announced as a partner for the annual mentorship forum Middle East

October 20, 2021
oil and gas

Mentorship Forum Middle East (MFME) 2021 today announced The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) as a Partner for its second edition to be held on November 11, 2021 at the Gulf Hotel in Kingdom of Bahrain.

Set to take place as a hybrid event, the Forum aims to highlight the strategic significance of “Prioritising Mentorship in a New World”. The theme has been selected to reflect the serious challenges being faced by organisations and up-and-coming professionals as a result of COVID-19 and the considerably reduced peer-to-peer interaction and exposure to senior staff that is so critical to on-the-job learning and career progression.

The Forum looks to closely examine a range of topics relating to changes in workplace that have resulted from the pandemic, gaps in training and development that have occurred and the role mentorship can play in ensuring talent development goals stay or get back on track in the new working order.

As part of Bapco’s support for the event, Manager Learning & Development, Mr. Terrence Harrison, joins the Forum’s “Think-Tank”, comprising a group of nine prominent regional and international business leaders and talent development experts, who will help in setting the event’s agenda. This includes the selection of topics, speakers and coaches to feature in a series of keynote addresses, interactive panel discussions and workshops to promote knowledge sharing and hands-on-learning.

Bapco already have an established mentoring programme within their scholarship and post graduate training programme which provides the required guidance to ensure success.

Commenting, Terrence Harrison, Manager Learning & Development at Bapco, said, “Mentoring is one of the most powerful and most underutilized learning methodologies in use by global corporations. The power of mentorship and the results achieved through the correct mentoring processes has an exponential return on investment, but takes commitment from both parties”.

Ms. Zahraa Taher, Managing Director of FinMark Communications, the Forum’s Founder and Organiser, added, “We’re very pleased to welcome Bapco on board as a Partner for this year’s Forum. As participants last year, they added great value to the event, sharing the experiences and insight of their leadership. This year, we’re delighted that they will play an even more prominent role in making this a dynamic and highly engaging event. Working together with Bapco and our other strategic partners, we look forward to giving attending professionals, HR managers and decision makers both the inspiration and practical tools to go about joining or developing effective mentorship programmes.”

The Forum expects to attract strong attendance from top regional and international speakers and a diverse range of attendees with the inaugural event in 2019 having welcomed more than 250 senior HR and mentorship practitioners as well as C-suite leaders. Further details on the Forum’s agenda will soon be announced as well as information on a series of virtual roundtables being organised in the run up to the main even in November.

National Bank of Bahrain is the Forum’s Lead Partner, now for a second year, It is also being supported by Gulf International Bank (GIB), Tamkeen, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, Reach, CFA Society Bahrain, Foulath Holding, Netiks and EMIC Training. The Forum’s financial media partner is the BFT Media and the educational media partner Education BH.