WORDS WILL NOT APPEAR HERE

unbound Bahrain Agenda

unbound Bahrain 2018: Main Stage

Loading
07 Mar 2018
  1. We kick off the inaugural unbound Bahrain by looking at how The Kingdom and its surrounding countries’ utilise knowledge and the available technological infrastructures to transform country’s economy from oil-based to knowledge-based one. We’ll find out how governments and corporations place more comprehensive strategic planning in the adoption of science, technology and innovation to drive economic success.
  2. unbound invites a selection of well-known start-ups to give an overview of their journey to date, sharing lessons learnt along the way and plans for the future.

  3. The job of a startup is to scale up, to create better solutions and improve the lives of more and more people. Scaling is not a random act, rather it is methodical, scientific and requires the passing of very specific checkpoints.

  4. The fast-growing number of tablets, smartphones and computers, combined with high internet penetration, means e-commerce is ready to explode in the gulf. Despite well-established ICT infrastructure and high degree of connectivity, e-commerce is still in its infancy in the region, compared to the more well-established online business hubs the in the USA and across Europe. We hear from the online retailers paving the way in this market, finding out how they operate and what demands they’re facing from the ever-growing online community.

  5. With finance being one of the markets most affected by the digital economy, it makes sense for the Gulf and Bahrain, as a leading banking hub, positioned to take advantage of a highly skilled and proficient workforce to create financial solutions not just for local needs, but for potential customers all around the world.

  6. unbound invites a selection of well-known start-ups to give an overview of their journey to date, sharing lessons learnt along the way and plans for the future.

  7. Few world markets are primed for digital disruption and a shift towards the knowledge economy like the Gulf. With an educated and tech-savvy workforce, alongside governments that are proactive about innovation and a geographically advantageous location with far-reaching relations, Bahrain is a strategic gateway to the gulf. Hear from leaders who are successfully making their companies global on a regional scale.

  8. unbound Bahrain is ready to showcase women’s success stories in the MENA region. We invite eight entrepreneurs to take part in a live, interactive and inspiring competition on the Main Stage to pitch their business. The winner will get funding from the challenge sponsor (tba). All the finalists will receive mentoring sessions prior to the event.

08 Mar 2018
  1. In a region where oil and gas used to dominate industry, the birth of a new, digital Bahrain will require investors willing to take a risk on fledgling startups in a new, untested market. Hear from leading investors from across the spectrum as they discuss different methods that Bahrain can adopt in order to attract this important lynchpin in the innovation ecosystem.
  2. As connected technologies continue to drive fiscal decision making, big brands and SME’s alike have to navigate an ever-changing landscape of new technology, new attitudes and new platforms in order to compete for an increasingly savvy customer base. This need for better understanding is especially necessary for a region like the gulf, where traditional sensibilities and the rapid adoption of technology have created a new type of consumer.

  3. unbound invites a selection of well-known start-ups to give an overview of their journey to date, sharing lessons learnt along the way and plans for the future.

  4. The first step in building a knowledge driven economy is to create the fundamental foundation for inculcating innovation. From the creation of innovations hubs to attracting investors, the GCC will benefit from installing these fundamentals in place to attract not just the right talent from abroad but also to nurture local, home grown minds.

  5. unbound invites a selection of well-known start-ups to give an overview of their journey to date, sharing lessons learnt along the way and plans for the future.

  6. Although the Middle East has a small share in the global advertising spend, the region has become a rich destination for marketers. Whilst only 10% of MENA ad spend is on the digital market, experts believe that the shift towards digital is picking up at a good pace. With the Middle East boasting a high smartphone penetration rate, there’s no surprise that marketers are seeing a move towards consuming longer-term video content on individual devices. We hear from brands and agencies providing the right type of content on a platform fit for their connected consumer.

countdown to unbound Bahrain


 

twitter

Get in touch

Get involved with the most exciting innovation festival.

Subscribe to our newsletter arrow