Here is a summary of the delegation which attended the 2015 HTRS. Please check back in September for information on the HTRS 2016.
The HTRS 2015 Delegation
Mr. Adel Hameed
Manager, Business Development
Ms. Ameena Alshirawi
Officer, Business Development
Mr. Nathan Regan
Country Manager, USA
Ms. Rose Sager
Trade Representative, Embassy of Bahrain
Bahrain Economic Development Board
The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is a public agency with overall responsibility for attracting inward investment into Bahrain and supporting initiatives that help enhance the investment climate in the country. The role of the EDB is to work with current and prospective investors, ensuring that Bahrain’s investment climate is attractive, identifying its key strengths, and identifying opportunities for further economic growth through investment.
The EDB focuses on several economic sectors that capitalize on Bahrain’s competitive advantages and provide significant investment opportunities. These sectors include financial services, professional services, manufacturing, ICT, logistics and transport. The financial services sector is particularly strong in Bahrain, accounting for the largest proportion of GDP, and the EDB works to support the continued growth of the banking industry and key sub-sectors, including Islamic finance, wealth management, asset management, insurance and re-insurance.
The Bahrain EDB Board, which includes representatives of the Bahraini Government and the private sector, is chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, the Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister.
Corporate Focus: The EDB is looking to develop partnerships in such key sectors as financial services, professional services, manufacturing, ICT, logistics and transport.
Ms. Lina Naciri
Association of Moroccan Professional in America
The Association of Moroccan Professionals in America (AMPA) is a non-profit organization established to promote networking between experienced, successful, and active Moroccan professionals in the United States of America. AMPA provides its members with a comprehensive platform where they can share their knowledge and contacts to advance social and professional development. This platform includes:
• Developing and maintaining a strong network of Moroccan professionals in the U.S.
• Promoting bilateral commercial exchanges between the U.S. and Morocco
• Developing strategic alliances in Morocco and the United States
• Providing members with opportunities to leverage the AMPA platform for professional development
• Promoting community service and education initiatives in Morocco.
Corporate Focus: Consistent with its mission, AMPA is looking to serve as a technological bridge between the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco. With this in mind, AMPA will be focused during the High Tech Road Show on creating strategic alliances that serve the business development and technology transfer goals of both nations.
Mr. Mohammed Aziz Al-Abdulghani
Public Relations & Marketing Department
Eng. Talal Saad Al Maghaiseb
Maintenance & Operations Department
Qatar Olympic Committee
The vision of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) is to ensure that the State of Qatar becomes a leading nation in bringing the world together through sustainable sports development. The QOC strives to promote sports and physical recreation activity at every level of society in the State of Qatar in order to support the harmonious development of men and women in a true Olympic spirit and in accordance with the Olympic Charter. The QOC represents Qatar in a wide variety of regional and international sports bodies.
The QOC contributes to teaching programs of physical education and sports throughout the school system, including universities, and the QOC helps in the training of sports administrators in accordance with the principles of the Olympic Charter. Qatar oversees one of the most sophisticated anti-doping labs in the region and, through its Global Sport Fund, the QOC works with international organizations to use sports to help prevent drug use and juvenile delinquency.
The QOC provides substantial support to more than two dozen National Sports Federations with a view to maintaining Qatar’s reputation as the sporting hub of the region. The QOC’s Chairman is H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.
Corporate Focus: The Qatar Olympic Committee has played a leading role in the High Tech Road Show for seven years, and its primary focus is to learn about the most advanced technology solutions that serve the world of sports. For the 2015 HTRS, priority interests revolve around advanced technologies in healthcare, safety, and security.
Sheikh Ali Abdulrahman Al Jeraisy
Mr. Bader Ali Al Jeraisy
Mr. Nabiel El Shikh
Products and Solutions Manager
Jeraisy Group is owned by one of Saudi Arabia’s top businessmen, Sheikh Ali Abdulrahman Al Jeraisy. Since the firm’s establishment fifty-five years ago, Jeraisy Group has embarked on an uncompromising commitment to total quality.
Jeraisy Group is one of the leading business entities in Saudi Arabia, whose subsidiaries collectively deal in office automation systems, office machines, computers and communication systems, software, networking, furniture and furnishings. The firm is also engaged in manufacturing wood and steel furniture, computer paper products, and plastic cards.
Jeraisy Group, throughout its history, has been dedicated to providing its customers with value-added, total solutions that maximize the potential of the workplace. In the IT sector, Jeraisy Computer & Communication Services (JCCS) was established in the early 1980s to address business opportunities in information and communications technologies (ICT), concentrating primarily on systems integration in high tech and infrastructure projects.
With over 35 years of experience, a diverse partner ecosystem, and a highly skilled and certified team of business and technology specialists, JCCS offers a broad range of core solutions and services, each designed to deliver measurable results.
Corporate Focus: Systems Integration within high tech and infrastructure services projects is the primary focus of JCCS. Jeraisy Group is also interested in exploring new partnerships with American companies providing smart home accessories, biometrics, energy management, Internet services, security products, and telecommunications.
Mr. Samir Ben Taieb
Based in Tunisia and operating throughout the North Africa region, SAMSTECH is an IT consulting firm and integrator that delivers high value-added services and affordable technology solutions. The company is involved in several complex IT projects in Africa and is proud to serve the governments of Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco as clients.
SAMSTECH employs qualified consultants who are certified for ITIL & ITSM, project management, quality management (Six Sigma), biometrics, and data center infrastructure, and who have extensive multinational experience in IT consulting and service delivery.
For the past two years, SAMSTECH has been involved in the ITIL V3 ITSM process, the quality assurance and workflow design of biometric solutions, and the end-to-end production of the new Seafarer ID (ILO 185 convention). The firm has also been involved in architecture design of automated fingerprint Identification systems, application delivery strategy, e-learning solutions, virtualization technologies, and more.
Corporate Focus: A longstanding participant in the annual High Tech Road Show, SAMSTECH wants to add to its already formidable client list of U.S. tech companies looking to do business in North Africa.
Mr. Mourad Dimassi
Deputy General Manager
Servicom was established in 2004, and has grown its regional presence in Algeria, France, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. The company has been listed on the Tunis Stock Exchange since 2009.
Servicom covers a wide range of infrastructure products and services, including telecommunications, HVAC, lifts, and civil engineering. Servicom covers the geographical areas of North Africa and France, and it exports to Africa and Europe.
Corporate Focus: Servicom is focused on building corporate relationships with U.S.-based IT companies interested in working in Tunisia – and across the Maghreb countries – with a primary focus on telecoms and engineering solutions.
Dr. Juma Al-Matrooshi
Executive Vice President, Commercial
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), a 100 percent government-owned free zone, was established to facilitate and promote modern technology-based industries and to support the region's demand for business expansion. Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) is a technology park that provides both a living and working integrated community. DSO's urban master-planned community spans 7.2 million square meters and has been carefully divided into five main localities based on the provision of industrial, commercial, educational, living / residential, and public facilities.
Dubai Silicon Oasis is designed as a high tech ecosystem that offers businesses a wide range of advantages, including a state-of-the-art utility infrastructure featuring advanced telecommunications, electricity, and road networks. DSO also supplies in-house business services with technology investment incentives for large enterprises, entrepreneurial support, an incubation center, and venture capital.
The vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is to make Dubai Silicon Oasis one of the world’s leading centers of advanced electronic innovation, design and development. The Chairman of the DSOA is H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who is positioning the DSOA to assist in the development and training of local talent within the domain of advanced technology manufacturing.
Corporate Focus: With a goal of attracting U.S. companies that have an interest in expanding to Dubai, DSOA is seeking serious technology companies that wish to access the MENA market, providing them with an outstanding business platform to operate throughout the region.