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Tamkeen wins top award for backing entrepreneurship

MANAMA, February 20, 2020

Tamkeen, Bahrain’s labour fund, has received “The Best Governmental Agency of the Middle East Supporting Entrepreneurship” award at the World Congress WBAF 2020 held recently in Turkey.

The award ceremony took place at the World Congress WBAF 2020 VIP Gala dinner where Tamkeen was selected amongst a group of participating organizations from the Middle East. This award highlights Tamkeen’s role and efforts within the entrepreneurship sector since it provides various services and programs for entrepreneurs and contributes to the country’s social and economic status.

Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al-Khalifa, chairman of Tamkeen commented on the achievements Bahrain has attained with its strong presence within the region especially through its programs and services offered to entrepreneurs.

According to him, this represents a promising plan to develop the national economy, pointing out that this award also reflects the country’s vision of improving its economy and supporting the entrepreneurship sector.

Dr Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi, chief executive of Tamkeen said: “This is one of the most prominent international awards hosted by the World Congress where more than 1500 participants from all around the world attend this event to discuss the most important and recent topics around global economic developments in addition to investment opportunities and how to strengthen the development of sustainable global economies.”

Baybars Altuntas, chairman of the Board of Directors, World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) extended his congratulations to Bahrain on this achievement and expressed his confidence in the contribution of Tamkeen’s role in supporting the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurship.

“This Award is presented to organizations that demonstrate best practices in the region and salute those who stand out in imagining, discussing, and shaping the future of an entrepreneurial world,” he added.

Chief of Planning and Monitoring of Tamkeen, Dr Jarmo Kotilaine participated in a panel discussion on developing startup and FDI ecosystems and increasing cross-border investment.

The World Congress WBAF 2020 is considered one of the world’s most important fixtures for early and post-early stage equity and capital markets. It provides a unique opportunity for executives of private equity funds, wealth management institutions, family offices, banks and stock exchanges, among others.

Moreover, it features seven key summits including: Angel Investors Summit 2020, Global Startups Summit 2020, CEO Investors Summit 2020, Foreign Direct Investment Summit FDI 2020, Science, Technology & Innovation Summit 2020, Global Woman Leaders’ Summit 2020, and FinTech Summit 2020. – TradeArabia News Service




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