About WEIF

Event In Brief

Under the auspices of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum 2019 (WEIF 2019) will be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain concurrently with the 18th Arab Annual Investors Summit on the 11th to the 13th of November 2019. The event is organized by UNIDO ITPO Bahrain, in partnership with the Union of Arab Chambers and the support of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry.


In line with the success achieved during the previous versions of WEIF; this year’s main theme is “Achieving the SDGs through Entrepreneurship & Innovation” but with special focus on “Investing in the 4th Industrial Revolution in a Digital Economy”. Hence, we intend to emphasize the pressing need to promote domestic investment for leveraging foreign direct investment, thus leading to job creation, but in the context of the challenges and opportunities laid out by the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). 


WEIF 2019 will promote and highlight the role of impactful investment and innovation towards economic development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, while showcasing the current challenges and opportunities towards sustainable economic development in developing countries, particularly in the Middle East, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Challenges include the stability of these regions and the underlying economic and social factors that are poised to address them.


Themes covered include the digital revolution and Industry 4.0, entrepreneurship & innovation, and the financial inclusion of entrepreneurs.


We strongly believe that WEIF 2019 coupled with the Arab Annual Investors Summit will serve as a unique platform for governments, investors, private sector, academia, financial institutions, civil society and entrepreneurs from the Arab region, Africa and eventually the world to explore possibilities of sharing best practices and experiences, cooperation, joint investments and business partnerships