Under the auspices of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, Bahrain has been chosen as the destination for the esteemed 18th Arab Businessmen and Investors Conference (ABIC) and the 3rd edition of the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum 2019 (WEIF 2019). With the slogan: “4th Industrial Revolution: Shaping the future – Digital disruptions for a better tomorrow”, the events will be held in parallel and run concurrently in the Kingdom of Bahrain from November 11 to 13th 2019.
Organized and supported by the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Union of Arab Chambers, Arab League, The Arab Investment and Export Credit Guarantee Corporation and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO ITPO Bahrain), this edition of the Arab Businessmen and Investors Conference will represent an Arab economic and investment gathering to lead the investment in the 4th Industrial Revolution and digital innovation in Arab countries in this field.
Sonya Janahi, Board Member, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry says ”The 18th Arab Businessmen and Investment conference aims to drive investment in entrepreneurship and innovation in the digital revolution in the Arab world, and to enhance the regulatory cooperation between the Arab countries in this field.”
Dr. Hashim S. Hussein, Head of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization – Investment & Technology Promotion Office (UNIDO-ITPO) says ”The 4th Industrial Revolution has made paradigm changes in the way society and businesses have been functioning and is about more than just technology-driven incremental change; it is an opportunity to help varied stakeholders, including leaders, policy-makers and the general population from all income groups and nations, to harness converging technologies in order to create an inclusive, human-centered future.”
More about the Congress: https://www.abic2019.bh/
About Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry
About the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry
The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) plays a vital role in shaping the national economy of Bahrain and creating a rapidly advancing private sector, since its inception in 1939. With a vision to become the leading voice of the business community and an influential partner in economic decision-making, the BCCI strives to contribute significantly to implement Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030. BCCI is the first chamber of commerce in the region and has been evolving its spectrum of services continuously to meet the needs of the country’s fast evolving business environment.
About UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office in Bahrain
The UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office in Bahrain was inaugurated on 22nd April 1996. Its mandate is to mobilize resources (finance, technology, know-how, managerial) from Bahrain and the Arab region to developing countries and economies in transition. In parallel, ITPO Bahrain has also developed the EDIP (Entrepreneurship Development and Investment Promotion) Programme, which aims at stimulating the emergence of new and growth of existing enterprises that produce goods and services for trade, provide employment and income for people, and thereby contribute to poverty alleviation and overall economic growth.