Minister of Industry, Commerce & Tourism to patronize “MicroShabab” Forum

Under patronage of HE Zayed R. Al Zayani​​ Minister of Industry, Commerce & Tourism, Future Society for Youth organize the second edition of “MicroShabab” Forum at Crowne Plaza Bahrain, which will focus on “opportunities and challenges of electronic applications and stores”, in a strategic partnership with Tamkeen Labor Fund, with the participation of public and private institutions and SME entrepreneurs.

The two-day event is paralleled to the 2018 Youth Summit organized by the National Programme for the development of Youth and Sports Sector – Estijabah. Under supervision of HM the King’s Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS), HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and his directives in investing Bahrain’s youth and placing them at the core of future development initiatives within the Kingdom’s comprehensive development programme.

The event aims to encourage young people to engage in the business world, motivates their energies, and inspires them for creativity and innovation as part of the National Assembly's responsibility to contribute to the realization of the vision of the Kingdom of Bahrain 2030.

The discussions of the second edition of the Forum will focus on exploring the prospects, opportunities and challenges of electronic applications and stores, their impact on the various aspects of work and life, especially the issue of e-commerce, and the review of the main obstacles to its growth and spread among young entrepreneurs, highlighting the latest emerging trends and deepening in the future of payments as the Middle East is considered one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in the world, with sales expected to expand to 22.3 billion dollars in 2020.

The forum will also discuss the role of the government in supporting and encouraging applications and e-shops, e-payment solutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain and how to use them for small projects, financing and incubating ideas and applications in this field. As well as the success stories of pilot projects by its pioneers, as well as many workshops offered by clubs and partner institutions.

The Organizing Committee of the Forum announced the opening of registration through: www.microshabab.com