GEC 2019: Plenary

GEC 2019: Plenary

In order to participate in this plenary session, you must be in the room by 8.45am. Seats are assigned on first-come, first-served basis.

09.00: Welcome Remarks from the Kingdom of Bahrain

H.E. Mr. Zayed Bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Industry and Commerce & Tourism, Bahrain

09.10: Bahrain: Pioneering policies, innovation and a globally connected startup ecosystem

H.E. Mr. Zayed Bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Industry and Commerce & Tourism, Bahrain

H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, Chaiman,Tamkeen, Bahrain

H.E. Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Board (EDB), Bahrain

Sonya Janahi, Founder, Maya La Chocolaterie, Bahrain

Hala Sulaiman, Co-founder, Alrawi, Bahrain

Moderator: Jonathan Ortmans, President, Global Entrepreneurship Network

09.40: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & the New Economy: What I Learned from my Mistakes

Jonas Kjellberg, Co-founder, Skype

10.20: Q&A with Keynote Speaker & Concluding Remarks

Victor Hwang, Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Kauffman Foundation

10.50: Adjourn to Parallel Sessions