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MEW 5th Edition Opening Ceremony

19 Oct 2019

Venue: The Ritz Carlton Bahrain 

3.00 pm - 10.00 pm 

Opening Ceremony, Conference and Networking Dinner 


3.00 pm

Registration & Networking


4.00 pm

Welcoming Remarks & Recognition Awards Ceremony


4.30 pm

Keynote: Entrepreneurship in Times of Change

Ingrid Vanderveldt - Chairman & CEO of EBW2020, First Entrepreneur in Residence for Dell Inc, Emeritus Member of United Nations Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council, Managing Partner of Vanderveldt Global Investments, Oprah's SuperSoul 100 Global Leaders


5.00 pm

Announcement of the "Winner of the Most Innovative App in Bahrain Competition"


5.15 pm

Fireside Chat: The New Norm - Video Analytics & Facial Recognition 

Yasin AbouDaoud - Entrepreneur and CDO & GM MENA at Brinc.io

Dmitry Doshaniy - General Manager of NNTC Innovative Technology Company, UAE


5.45 pm

Panel: "The Power of Customer Loyalty" an Entrepreneurial Quest - Powered by REPO

Saad Ahmad - Group CEO at RBW Group & REPO 

Ali Farooq - Partner and Director at RBW Group & REPO

Tausif Ahmad - CEO RBW Dubai and Oman & REPO 


6.30 pm

Fireside Chat: "From the Ground Up" - Business Setup, Expansion & Diversification 

Mohamed Abdulaal - Founder of The Cheese-Maker WLL, A partner of Juice Lab, Athens, Founder of All Food for Food Stuff, Chairman & Co-Founder of Gourmet Food Express Company WLL 

Kyriako Zarkadas - CEO of Visit Bahrain, Founder of Arion Media, Founder of Solymar Beach 


7.00 pm

Panel: The Future of Sustainability in Bahrain - Powered by United Nations Bahrain

H.E. Amin El Sharkawi - United Nations Resident Coordinator & Representative of UN Secretary General to the Kingdom of Bahrain 

Stefano Pettinato - Resident Representative a.i. of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Dr Hashim S. Hussein - Head of United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Investment & Technology Promotion Office (ITPO Bahrain), and Arab International Centre for Entrepreneurship & Investment (AICEI)  & Executive Director of World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum

Abdelmenam Mohamed - Regional Programme Officer at the United Nations Environment Programme for West Asia 

Dr Hala Hatoum - Entrepreneurship Researcher & Advocate With a Focus on Female, Youth & Social Entrepreneurship and a Faculty member at University of Bahrain. Ex-financial analyst and business counselor for UNIDO


7.45 pm

The Pitch: Busan Social Venture (BCCEI)

Sung Kikwang - Founder of Dot

Jung Sehyeon - Founder of Zim Carry

Kim Yubin - Founder of Kyeong Seong Technology

Cha Wanwoung - Founder of Marine Innovation

Yun Taejun - Founder of Tieut 


8.30 pm

Networking Dinner 

4th ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

20 Oct 2019

Venue: University of Bahrain - Sakhir Campus

9.00 am - 1.00 pm

In partnership with University of Bahrain


20 Oct 2019

Venue: The Startup Factory

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Women as Leaders & Entrepreneurs: The Secret Sauce to Global Business Success

20 Oct 2019

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

5.00 pm - 8.30 pm

In partnership with Bahrain Entrepreneurship Organization


Panel Discussion Followed by Dinner 

B2B Meetings and Ecosystem Tour

21 Oct 2019

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Factors Driving The Private Sector: Challenges and Opportunities

21 Oct 2019

Venue: Brinc Batelco IoT Hub

5.00 pm - 7.00 pm



Sandra Knight - Co-Founder & COO of Hayatech

Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa - Director of Housing Policy & Strategic Planning at Ministry of Housing 

Ingrid Vanderveldt - Founder & CEO of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020

Yasin Aboudaoud - CDO Chief Development Officer & GM MENA at Brinc.io

Sumaya Abdulla - Learning & Development Manager at Batelco

Moderator: Masooma Kadhem - Marketing & Coworking Coordinator at Brinc MENA

5th Youth Entrepreneurship Forum

21 Oct 2019

Venue: United Nations House

6.30 pm - 9.00 pm

In partnership with Bahrain SME's Society and United Nations Bahrain

Panel Discussion: "Brands in Action" - How to Grow Your Brand

21 Oct 2019

Venue: Nomad Urban Eatery 

7.00 - 9.00 pm

How to Grow Your Brand

Staying Consistent, Sustainable, Seasonal and Stylish


Kolja Koracak - Brand Director at UCI Professional Cycling Team Bahrain Merida 

Justin Kim - The Merchant House, Campbell Gray Hotels, General Manager

Mohamed Abdulaal - Founder of The Cheese-Maker WLL, A partner of Juice Lab, Athens, Founder of All Food for Food Stuff, Chairman & Co-Founder of Gourmet Food Express Company WLL

Ahlam Janahi - President of Bahrain Businesswomen Society 

Mayyasa Osama Alali - Co-founder of Kaia Flowers & Linens

Moderator - Alberto Pardo - F&B Director at ITICO Bahrain  

B2B Meetings and Ecosystem Tour

22 Oct 2019

9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Meet & Greet with Competition Finalists

22 Oct 2019

Venue: Capital Club, Bahrain Financial Harbour

4.30 pm - 6.00 pm

ISACA Bahrain Chapter: A Fireside Chat with Self-made Entrepreneurs

22 Oct 2019

Venue: Capital Club, Bahrain Financial Harbour

6.00 pm - 9.00 pm

In partnership with ISACA Bahrain Chapter & Capital Club


Workshop: Maximize Your Potential on Social Media

22 Oct 2019

Venue: BIBF

6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

In partnership with Social Media Club Inc.


Registration by invitation only (info@smcbahrain.org)

How Entrepreneurs Can Use Technology to Empower a Billion Women

23 Oct 2019

Venue: Regency Intercontinental Hotel

9.30 am - 11.30 am

In partnership with WCCI

A conversation about how technology can help women to create businesses, build opportunities and support each other. 

Making the Impossible, Possible: Technology as the Great Equalizer and Enabler to Global Business Success

23 Oct 2019

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay. Sky 1&2

12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

In partnership with AmCham 


Panel Discussion and Business Luncheon 

Workshop: Leading Through Tech Locally – The Intersection of Entrepreneurship and Empowerment

23 Oct 2019

Venue: Marjan Space, Al Andalus Park

4.30 pm - 6.30 pm

In partnership with the Manama Hub of the Global Shapers

Panel: United Nations Day - We Care About The Blue Planet

23 Oct 2019

Venue: Capital Club, Bahrain Financial Harbour

6.00 pm - 8.30 pm

In partnership with Clean Up Bahrain & Capital Club

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