Bahrain to host unbound innovation festival

December 19, 2017


Manama, Dec. 19 (BNA): Bahrain will host the most innovative startups in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.

As part of part of Bahrain Startups Week2018, the two-day event will take place at BIC on March 7-8 organized by "unbound global innovation festivals" in association with Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and supported by "Bahrain Startups." 

The event is expected to attract 1000 entrepreneurs, who will have the opportunity to meet with leading innovators and explore over 100 emerging technologies, products and services from across the region. 

The festival will also bring together fifty influential speakers from fintech, adtech, travel, e-commerce and more, for two days of panels and keynote speeches. Sessions will highlight the latest trends supporting the transition to a digital economy, as well as the creation of a supportive environment for innovation and e-commerce in the Gulf, the role that governments play in innovation, reaching the connected consumer and the future of finance. The festival will also feature a (Women Founders Startups Challenge), startup-investor pitching, exhibitions and hackathons. 

Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive of the EDB, said: "Technological advancements are revolutionising the way we do business and tran