Forum: Towards Sustainable Entrepreneurship

14 Apr 2019

Venue: The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Manama 


3.30 pm

Registration & Networking


4.30 pm

Opening Ceremony


4.45 pm

What I’ve learned from founding more than 40 startups

Professor Robert S. Langer -  American Scientist, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Chemical Engineer and David H. Koch Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


5.15 pm

Fireside chat: The entrepreneurial journey

Jeff Hoffman - Founder of, Entrepreneur, Hollywood film producer, producer of a Grammy winning jazz album, executive producer of an Emmy Award winning TV show, author and speaker  

Khalil A. Al-Shafei - CEO and Managing Director of Aramco's Entrepreneurship Venture"Wa'ed" 


5.45 pm

Fireside chat: The stickiness of success

Hamed Fakhro - Businessman, Property Developer, Inventor, Writer and Speaker. Founder of The Startup Factory and Hack Arabia

Moderator: Sinan Khatib - Founder of Burrito Loco, Noodlewok and Sandwich Guys


6.15 pm

Fireside chat: Building more connected and inclusive cities

Miguel A. Gamiño Jr. - Executive Vice President, Global Cities at Mastercard, Civil Technologist and Entrepreneur

Ali Murtaza - Director of Real Estate Investment Development at Bahrain Economic Development Board


6.45 pm

Panel: Business revolution and digital transformation

B Chandrasekhar - CEO of Arab Financial Services Company BSC (c)

Dr Bijan Majidi - President and CEO of Dinamica International and consultant in business innovation, digital transformation and Industry 4.0 deployment

Dr Hala Hatoum - Entrepreneurship Researcher and Advocate with a focus on female, youth and social entrepreneurship and a Faculty member at University of Bahrain 

Shaima AlMeer - Robotics Programmer and Google Developer Group Manama co-organizer

Moderator: Dr Mazen Ali - Chairman of the Department of IS at University of Bahrain and President of ISACA Bahrain Chapter


7.30 pm

Networking Dinner

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