Around 80 entrepreneurs who benefited from Tamkeen programmes as well as partners and certified service providers are expected to participate in the first Tamkeen Conference and Exhibition, due to be held at the Gulf Hotel from 7 to 8 January 2013. The event is part of Tamkeen's efforts to support the private sector and empower Bahrainis to make them the employees of choice.
Participating enterprises will have their stands arranged according to their business sectors so that visitors will find it easy to tour the exhibition and see how has Tamkeen programmes impacted the business projects of the participants and stimulated their growth. This is In addition to giving them the opportunity to sign up for or learn about the programmes that Tamkeen offers to support enterprises and citizens across all sectors.
The exhibition will also include an "Achievements Wall" near the main entrance to the exhibition hall. In a creative visual display, the wall will showcase Tamkeen's most important achievements and milestones since its establishment in 2006. To date, more than 65,000 citizens and establishments have benefited from Tamkeen's initiatives. Plans are set to raise the total number of beneficiaries to 100,000.
Parallel to the exhibition, which will be held at Al Dana Hall at the Gulf Conventions Center in the Gulf Hotel, a conference and a series of interactive workshops will be organised. The conference will focus on Tamkeen’s achievements and the role of entrepreneurship and the private sector in advancing economic development, while the workshops, which will be led by prominent experts, will discuss the best international practices for key topics that benefit entrepreneurs and SMEs in Bahrain such as marketing strategies, quality assurance systems, use of social media, efficient participation in exhibitions, ways to apply to e-tenders, basics of entrepreneurship success, and sound strategic planning.
"Tamkeen conference and exhibition will provide a valuable opportunity to see firsthand our various programmes designed to empower the private sector by providing both support for SME's and training opportunities for the Bahraini labor force," Tamkeen’s Marketing Communications Manager Ms. Hala Ahmed Sulaiman commented. "We invite all Bahrainis that are seriously wishing to realise their ambitions to sign up for participation in this integrated event."
The activities of the "Tamkeen Conference and Exhibition" are free of charge, but those who sign up first will have priority.