Representatives from different sectors of the ICT industry in Bahrain, including start-ups and medium-sized businesses, government organisations, and educational institutions form part of the Bahraini National Pavilion (BNP) at Gitex 2021.
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, is organising the kingdom’s annual participation at Gitex.
This year’s participation includes the Economic Development Board, 20 start-up companies, three universities, the 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, Hussein Rajab, CEO of Tamkeen Labour Fund, commended the excellent prospects that the kingdom’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 programmes and initiatives that emphasise the need to invest in opportunities, while enhancing its strength, performance, areas of growth and competitiveness at the global level,” according to Rajab.
Ubaydli Ubaydli, Chairman of the Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH), said BNP 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 Labour Fund Tamkeen for its ongoing support for BNP at Gitex, which helps to build technology firms and boosts their competitiveness, productivity, and contribution to the GDP,” Ubaydli said.
Ahmed Al Hujairy, CEO of WorkSmart said: “We are pleased with our success in organising BNP 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.”
Al Hujairy concluded by explaining that Bahraini IT companies’ participation in Gitex is an excellent showcase of the kingdom’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.