Under the patronage of His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, the Internet Society: Bahrain Chapter hosted a virtual event – “INTERNET DAY Bahrain 2020” on 7th of July 2020 via the Virtual Platform Zoom. The event was in partnership with Internet Society, Bahrain Technology Companies Society, and Worksmart for Events Management.

Internet Day Bahrain 2020 focused on its theme – “Growing the Internet”, in line with the aim of Internet Society to make sure that the Internet is open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy.

In his opening remarks, H.E. Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed said:

"We are proud of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s advanced position in various fields of the information and communication industry especially Internet and Connectivity. Especially during global challenges like the one we are living through now, the importance of connectivity and digital products and services are highly relevant.”

H.E. praised the Internet Society: Bahrain Chapter’s contributions to enhance the Bahraini ICT industry on the Internet, helping drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its core applications such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of things, and more.

International Speakers all over the world shared their knowledge and experiences – notably Ms. Jane Coffin, Senior VP, Internet Growth, Mr. Juan Peirano, Senior Policy Advisor, Mr. Vassilis Chryssos, Board Member / Administrator, Sarantaporo.gr Community Network, and many more.

This virtual event gathered Internet Society Members and ICT enthusiasts not just in Bahrain but all over the world which connected and discovered more about the key topics: Building Community Networks, Fostering Infrastructure & Technical Communities, and Measuring the Internet.

Internet Society: Bahrain Chapter President, Ahmed ALHujairy said:

“This event highlighted the goal of the society to further grow and promote the development of the Internet as global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society. We were honored to host ICT professionals and enthusiasts to join the virtual event and take advantage of learning from the experts invited for the event.

Internet Society: Bahrain Chapter highlighted the importance of this event as it brought many opportunities that the society is working to highlight and invest in. Bahrain Internet Society is part of the Special Interest Group of Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH).