Over 10 commercial agreements were signed between Bahraini firms and their regional and international counterparts at Gitex 2021, which came to a close today (October 21).
Besides, many activities took place at the Bahraini National Pavilion at Gitex this year, including the reception of official delegations from Belgium, Pakistan, Jordan, and the Dubai Digital Government. On the margins of the exhibition, a variety of lectures and conversation sessions were organised.
This year's participation included the Economic Development Board, 20 start-up companies, three universities, Benefit company, and major sponsorship from Alba and Batelco.
For the 15th year in a row, the Labour Fund Tamkeen, in strategic collaboration with the Bahrain Society for Technology Companies BTECH and WorkSmart for event management, organised the Kingdom of Bahrain's annual participation in Gitex.
The Bahraini participants in Gitex were able to accomplish several objectives, including maintaining close contact with customers and partners, better understanding the challenges of digital transformation and ways to speed up recovery from Corona, and updating visitors about their companies' latest products and services in the ICT industry.
On this occasion, Hussein Mohamed Rajab, CEO of Tamkeen Labour Fund, highlighted the growth potential provided by using specialised technology solutions for institutions in many industries. He stated that institutions must invest in creative solutions to enable them expand and sustain their operations in order to stay up with current and future challenges.
"Tamkeen's strategies have always included supporting digital transformation and promoting innovation. We will continue to build on this by working to develop Tamkeen programmes and services, which play a critical role in enhancing company performance and generating opportunities that lead to increased productivity and national economic contribution,” said Rajab.
Ubaydli Ubaydli, Chairman of the Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH), expressed his satisfaction at Bahrain's significant success at Gitex this year. He noted that many factors contributed to this success, the most important of which was the support of Tamkeen and the efforts undertaken by the organisers to provide all support and facilities to the participants and to organise mutual visits with representatives of other national pavilions within the exhibition.
"This year's Bahraini participation at Gitex highlighted the commitment of Bahraini firms and firms and Bahraini entrepreneurs who own startups technology companies to embrace growing business possibilities at the local and regional levels, and build business models to fulfil the demands of new markets," said Ubaydli.
Ahmed Al Hujairy, CEO of WorkSmart, said: "BTECH, in collaboration with WorkSmart, was able to organise Bahraini participation in Gitex in spite of numerous challenges, because we believe in the critical role played by the ICT sector in Bahrain's national economy."-- TradeArabia News Service