Bahrain pavilion at GITEX opens today | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Bahrain pavilion at GITEX opens today

TDT | Manama

The Daily Tribune –

Bahrain National Pavilion (BNP) opens today at GITEX 2021 - the largest technical exhibition and conference in the Middle East- with the participation of government and private agencies in the information and communications technology sector.

The expo held at Dubai World Trade Centre from today until Tuesday this year also coincides with the Dubai Expo 2020.

Bahrain’s participation aims at gathering all potential local ICT companies from the Kingdom and take them to the next level.

This year, Bahrain’s gallery has the Economic Development Board, 20 start-up companies, three universities and BENEFIT.

Organising the Kingdom’s gallery at the expo is Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH) and WorkSmart.

They are doing it for the 15th year in a row with the support of Labour Fund Tamkeen.

GITEX this year expects footfall to reach 100,000, including international visitors.

A series of events on the latest innovations in technologies and related applications will happen on the sidelines.

Bahraini companies will focus on developments in telecommunications and information technology.

5G, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Digital Economies and Blockchain will get prominence.

This year’s Bahraini’s pavilion also had space for FinTech, opening up the way for Bahraini banks and financial institutions to showcase their services and products in financial technology.

Bahrain this year also has the largest available space at the expo, Chairman of the Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH), Ubaydli Ubaydli, had said earlier.

Bahrain Pavilion in GITEX 2020 had eight ICT companies, 15 startups and five other companies.

Last year’s statistics say 81% of the exhibitors at Bahrain Pavilion successfully closed business transactions and deals, while 95% rated the event as Good to Excellent.

Seventy-five per cent of the exhibitors said they were successful in meeting their target market.

 Another 75% also said they secured business opportunities with other countries.

Finally, 98% of the exhibitors in the 2020 edition recorded their interest in participating in GITEX 2021.