Under the Patronage of the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism H.E. Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani, Assistant Undersecretary of Resources & Services Mr. Abdulaziz Mohamed Alashraaf opened the eCommerce Forum and Exhibition for High School Students 2019 at Bahrain National Charter Monument in Sakhir, in a strategic partnership with Labor Fund “Tamkeen” and with the support of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company “Mumtalakat” as a Silver sponsor of the event. The event is organized in cooperation with the Student Affairs Directorate in Ministry of Education and Think smart Institute for Development and Training with the participation of 200 students and teachers from different private and public high schools in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The ceremony has been started with a welcome speech from the organizing committee, which is the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism confirmed that organizing the first forum for high school students specialized in eCommerce applications to spread the entrepreneurship awareness among youth in light of the current technological development and encouraging them to innovate in this area which will contribute to the economic development.
In this context, the winners of the eCommerce Competition which was held in parallel with the forum have been announced for the best 3 ideas of electronic projects in the field of eCommerce applications. The first winner was Al Hekma International School for the Online Tutoring project idea in the eLearning category. The second winner was implementing the smart phone application to help the old vehicles from Al Jaafari Religious Institute in the category of eShopping. As well as, Al Esteqlal Secondary Girls School was the third winner for online stationary application in the category of eMarketing.
Then the Education Sector Manager Microsoft Bahrain and Oman Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Ebrahim has started the presentation under the title “Technology will change the future”, where he briefed the students on the latest technologies used in the field of eCommerce applications.
Moreover, Dr. Ahmed Abdulla Nasser the Counselor of Knowledge Club for Information Technology and Communication added in his presentation how the young entrepreneur thinks and what skills required to employ their talent through the latest technology and offering eCommerce training courses by the Bahrain eCommerce Academy initiative between the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and the Think Smart Institute for Development Training and supported by Tamkeen, which will contribute to the development and success of online projects.
On the other hand, Mohamed Abdulrasool Saleh the Investor’s Relation Specialist at the Commercial registration Directorate in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, clarified that the youth can conduct their eProjects through an easiest way, which called “Sijili” the virtual registration that can be practiced without physical location requirement and the types of activities.
The most successful stories in the eCommerce field “Talabat” website has been presented by Mr. Hesham Ahmed AL Saati the Managing Director of Talabat Company. He viewed the beginning story of the project and how it reaches the global success.
The forum concluded by Ms. Eman A.Aziz Janahi Youth Schemes in
Operations Department at Labour Fund “Tamkeen” with highlighting ‘Mashroo3i Youth Business Plans Competition that held recently with 30 projects from various fields aims to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit among the youth by instilling the values of hard work and determination and to create a platform to solidify the skills of young Bahrainis and introduce them to the competitive world of business.
On the sideline of the forum, mini exhibition was held for the winners and the best participated projects in the eCommerce competition, which present the ideas of their eProjects and how to apply them in the eCommerce field.