The BIBF launches a virtual forum "Achieving excellence in a pandemic"

Under the Patronage of CBB

The BIBF launches a virtual forumnbsp;Achieving excellence in a pandemic

Manama: Under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain, the Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance (BIBF) organises a one-day Virtual Forum, Powered by Batelco, entitled “Achieving Excellence in a Pandemic”.

Taking place on the 22nd of June 2020, the Forum will provide an outlook on COVID-19 from a national and global level and will shed light on how to overcome its challenges and attain business continuity.

Building on the success of previous learning events and forums, this initiative is launched in alignment with the Kingdom’s national direction to support organisations during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and in order to continue the education and training support to the business community.

Business professionals from various sectors and specialisations will engage and learn from keynote speakers, expert panelists and specialised workshops through an interactive and stimulating learning experience.

In addition, the forum’s guest speaker, Mr. Hal S. Scott, the Emeritus Nomura Professor of International Systems at Harvard Law School will be delivering the Forum closing session on “How the Global Business World is Responding to COVID-19”.  

On this occasion, the BIBF Director, Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh stated, “We are excited to host the first BIBF Virtual Forum. In this challenging time, and as a leading training provider, we believe it is important that we offer learning opportunities that are catered towards supporting organisations during the Pandemic”. Dr. Al Shaikh also added, “We are proud to collaborate with Batelco on this key initiative. This partnership is in line with Batelco’s commitment to support the local community and its continuous contribution to various national initiatives including education”.

On his part, the Forum’s Project Manager, the BIBF Head of Digital Transformation and Project Management, Mr. Ahmed Naeemi stated, “Our periodic educational forums and learning events aim to connect our learners with local and international subject matter experts. This year’s Forum is delivered in a different approach, utilizing digital means to connect learners with a wider range of experts enabling them to select and attend the sessions that mostly cater to their top business issues in the COVID-19 era”.

On this occasion, Mohamed AlKhalifa, Chief Digital Growth Officer at Batelco said, “Batelco is delighted to support the BIBF’s first virtual forum. As a long-time contributor to education in Bahrain, Batelco has been very keen to continue with its efforts in spite of the current situation, through playing a key role in a number of initiatives that support distance learning.”

“As Bahrain’s national telecommunications provider, Batelco has a strong commitment to help educational establishments to continue with their important role in delivering education to the Kingdom’s students.” “This is an excellent initiative and we wish the BIBF and all participants a successful event.” he ended.



The BIBF is the leading training and education provider in the region, and is affiliated to the Central Bank of Bahrain. The Institute plays a vital role in the development of human capital in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Gulf region, the wider Middle East, Africa and beyond.

The BIBF’s commitment to excellence has strengthened its position as the leading educational provider across all major business disciplines. The BIBF serves as a partner to numerous world-class institutions; delivering Thought Leadership, Assessment and Training in the areas of:

  • Banking,
  • Islamic Finance,
  • Executive Development,
  • Accounting & Finance,
  • Academic Studies,
  • Leadership & Management,
  • Supply Chain Management,
  • Insurance
  • Digital Transformation & Project Management;

Resulting in a Complete Business Solution.

For further information, please contact the BIBF Marketing & Communications Department:
1781 5596 | 

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