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Khalid Al Rumaihi Khalid Al Rumaihi

Khalid Al Rumaihi, CEO, Bahrain Economic Development Board

Bahrain is addressing [technology] challenges. "The GCC technology sector is expected to

grow by 10 percent per annum over the next five years, whilst sector spending in the Middle East [reached] nearly USD200 billion in 2015.

However, the region faces a number of challenges around attracting investment in the technology sector, including start-up costs and access to funding; regulatory barriers; and attracting, training and retaining human capital.

Bahrain is addressing these challenges and building on its broader strengths to develop a strong ecosystem."