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Bahrain to host regional business forum2018
12 : 24 PM - 12/02/2018
Manama, Feb. 12 (BNA): Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed R. Alzayani will patronize the fifth ALWANI Regional Forum2018.

The forum will be held on February 27 themed "Entering foreign markets: opportunities and challenges."

Economists, entrepreneurs and businesspeople will discuss the issue of exporting Bahraini products and services to traditional and new markets.

This forum will focus on government programmes aimed at diversifying the national economy and developing exports, and the efforts of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism in cooperation with the Economic Development Board, Tamkeen, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other stakeholders. Bahrain Economic Vision 2030.

The forum also discusses the importance of providing consultation, services and financial assistance to increase the exports of small and medium enterprises, especially as these institutions constitute more than 90% of the economy. In addition to gaining traditional and new markets, developing non-oil exports from various industrial and advanced industrial products and the SMEs sector.

This year’s forum is dedicated to the presence of women in Bahrain's economic landscape, the projects they are working on, how to steer them towards industrial and commercial projects and innovative non-traditional service, and support them to access their products and services to regional markets.

A number of business leaders will speak about their experience in the field of establishing and launching projects, the legislative and regulatory environment that supports the presence of women in economic activity, the provision of advisory and financial support, and the impact of all this on the export of the outputs of their projects.

The forum also discusses the future prospects for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States more than a decade after it was signed.


BNA 0915 GMT 2018/02/12

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