One of the most important technology events in the Kingdom of Bahrain’s events calendar, Bahrain Tech Week, is making its return with a second edition from 30 September – 8 October. Hosted by Bahrain Economic Development Board, and delivered in strategic partnership with Tamkeen, Bahrain Technology Week 2018 promises an action-packed roster of events spanning 9 days, including summits, pitching competitions and forums delivered by the likes of Amazon Web Services, MIT Enterprise Forum and Web Summit!
Last year, we had a truly eventful first edition of Bahrain Technology Week, make sure to check out our previous articles covering the events: Your one-stop to everything that’s taking place, 6 speakers you simply don’t wanna miss, 12 highlights you missed (day 1), 7 highlights you missed (day 2), full recap of (day 3) and everything that went down during the last day.
This year’s Bahrain Tech Week will be an exploration of the latest emerging digital trends and their potential to revolutionize tech in the GCC. Kicking off Bahrain Tech Week 2018 will be the highly anticipated Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit on 30 September, followed by a string of events such as the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Region’s “Innovation Forum”, Web Summit’s debut in the MENA region with the “Runway to Web Summit” pitching competition, and the “Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2018” closing the week.
Looking for a full rundown of Bahrain Tech Week 2018? Here’s an extensive look at the events that will be happening around B-Town:
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- AWS Summit, Bahrain (September 30, 2018) 7:30 AM – 6 PM at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain :
The Vice President of the Worldwide Public Sector of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Teresa Carlson, will be presiding this summit which will include various topics of discussion, breakout sessions and workshops designed to “educate and inspire” the attendees. Topics include big data , analytics and more, all the while arming them with the knowledge and skills they desire.
- MIT Innovation Forum (October 1, 2018) 9 AM – 3 PM at the Bahrain National Theatre :
Make plenty of room for the “trendiest topics” on the Internet in 2018, from Industry 4.0 and Blockchain to Cybersecurity. Some of the biggest names in the tech world are planning a visit, along with speakers that range from entrepreneurs and researchers all the way to investors and tech enthusiasts.
- Bankruptcy Law Seminar (October 1, 2018) 4 PM – 5:30 PM at the Bahrain National Theatre :
Bahrain Economic Development Board along with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism are hosting a panel discussion concerning the newly introduced Bankruptcy Law, highlighting its key features and the opportunities it presents. Learn more about the impact of the law by registering here for the Bankruptcy Law Seminar.
- Runway To Web Summit, Bahrain (October 1, 2018) 6 PM at the Bahrain National Theatre :
One of the most anticipated events this week will bring together the region’s top 10 startups in a pitch competition like no other, for a single chance to win an all-expenses paid for trip to Web Summit in Lisbon!
Register now to join StartUp Bahrain and Web Summit at Runway to Web Summit and watch MENA’s most promising startups battle it out!
- Huawei Bahrain Day 2018 (October 2, 2018) 9 AM – 2:30 PM at the Wydnham Grand Manama :
Huawei Bahrain Day 2018 aims to gather key players across the ICT industry to collaborate and drive forward changes that embody the theme of “Building a Fully Connected, Intelligent World”. This event is invite-only.
- Flat6Labs Bahrain Demo Day (October 3, 2018) 6 PM – 8:30 PM at the Cultural Hall :
Following the announcement of their launch during StartUp Bahrain Week 2018, Flat6Labs Bahrain will be hosting its First Cycle Demo Day where 8 of their exciting startups will showcase the results of four months of hard work. Join Flat6Labs Bahrain to meet the startups and network with prominent members of Bahrain’s startup community. Register here.
- BBK EmTech Summit & Expo (October 3-4, 2018) 8:30 AM – 2 PM at the Four Seasons Hotel, Bahrain Bay :
BBK and BIBF partner to present the latest in the world of Emerging Technology (EmTech). From technological advancements, to the remodeled world of financial services,and the introduction of cryptocurrencies, this 2-day event is set to put the latest crazes in tech on display. Get in the know by registering here.
- Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2018 (October 7-8, 2018) 9 AM – 3 PM at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain :
This event will serve as a great closing for Bahrain Tech Week 2018, as it allows it’s attendees to delve into the latest in cloud computing, blockchain, smart cities, digital disruption and more through a series of interactive sessions joined by experts.
The agenda is shaping up to be an exciting one! For more information, make sure to visit the official Bahrain Technology Week 2018 page.We hope you’ll be joining us and the region’s brightest minds in tech and entrepreneurship at #TechWeekBH!
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