Sun, 18 Oct | Virtual Event

MEW2020 Opening Ceremony

The official opening of MEW2020 - 10 inspiring sessions from around the globe!
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

18 Oct 2020, 17:00 – 20:00 GMT+3
Virtual Event

About the Event

5.00 pm

Welcoming Remarks

H.E. Sheikh Hisham bin AbdulRahman Al Khalifa

Governor of Capital Governorate

UNIDO Speech by Dr Hashim Hussein

Head of UNIDO-ITPO Bahrain, Director of AICEI


Recognition Ceremony

General Session I

5.10 pm

Keynote - Dynamic Disruption

Terrel Jones - Founder of & Founding Chairman of

5.40 pm

AUB’s Outlook Towards SME’s in Bahrain

Suvrat Saigal

Deputy Group CEO - Retail Banking at Ahli United Bank

Wafa Obaidat

CEO & Creative Director of Obai & Hill

Ali Al Haddad

Yasser Shuaib

Co-founders of The Closets

6.00 pm

Fireside chat: Telecoms Reimagined

Andrew Hanna - CCO of Omantel

Moderator: Yasin Aboudaoud - Entrepreneur, CDO & GM MENA at Brinc

& Co-founder of Diwan Hub

6.15 pm

Fireside chat: Scaling up businesses by digitalization and smart financing

Baybars Altuntas - Former Senior Advisor of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)

& Executive Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF)

Feryal Nass - Chairwoman of Bahrain Entrprunership Organization (BEO)

& WBAF High Commissioner and Director of WBAF Bahrain Country Office

6.30 pm

Live Entertainment

Electric Cello by Ann Nazimova

General Session II

6.35 pm

Fireside chat: The Future of Tech adoption and digital transformation

Kareem Elsirafy - Co-founder and Managing Partner of Modus Capital

Moderator: Simon Tkachenko - Principal at Modus Capital

6.50 pm

Panel - Diversity from another lens

Javad Mushtaq - Founder and  CEO, MAK

CEO, MinMentor

Founder and Managing partner, JM Ventures

Tiffany Yu- CEO and founder, Diversability

Founder, Awesome Foundation Disability Chapter

Moderator: Hejer Krichene - Customer Success Manager, Insomea Computer Solutions

7.15 pm

Case Study: Nano PharmaSolutions, Inc. San Diego, California

Innovation, Disruption & Evolution

Dr Kay Olmstead - Co-Founder & CEO of Nano PharmaSolutions, Inc. San Diego, California

Moderator: Khulood Al Qattan

First Vice President of Bahrain Businesswomen Society

& General Manager of Prime Advisory

7.30 pm

The Post-Pandemic World - Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Getting Back to the Basics

Dr George Moker

Managing Director at Ambrosi Donahue Congdon

& Director of Suffolk University's Center for Entrepreneurship

7.45 pm

Nanotechnology for a sustainable future

Mark Sisson - Co-founder of NanoTouch Material

Registration is Closed

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