Batelco Signs Partnership Agreement with BIBF

October 23, 2016

Commitment to Support Bahrain International Project Management Convention

Batelco has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance (BIBF) that will see Bahrain’s leading digital services provider play the role of Communications Partner for the upcoming Bahrain International Project Management Convention. The month long programme will run throughout the month of November at the BIBF campus in Juffair, under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain.

The Convention, which is an initiative coordinated by the BIBF and supported by the Project Management Institute – Arabian Gulf Chapter (PMI – AGC), is the first of its kind event to take place in the region. The programme will include a series of training courses, workshops and fun corporate activities highlighting various topics related to the science and art of project management. It has been designed to promote further awareness about this discipline, with the ultimate goal of enhancing project deliverables in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The partnership agreement was signed by Batelco’s Human Resources & Corporate Services General Manager Suhaila Alnowakhda and the BIBF Deputy Director Dr. Ahmed Al-Shaikh at a recent meeting which was held at Batelco’s HQ in Hamala.

Batelco Bahrain CEO Eng. Muna Al Hashemi, speaking following the signing of the agreement, said that Batelco was delighted to support the BIBF to ensure the success of the month long programme.

“A number of Batelco’s staff will have the opportunity to participate and benefit from the training delivered by industry leading professionals. The content rich programme will undoubtedly benefit all who participate,” she added.

Mrs. Alnowakhda said that training and development formed an essentials part of Batelco’s framework with its staff benefitting from a wide range of opportunities at the Company’s Hamala Training Centre.

“Batelco also avails of external training opportunities and the Project Management Convention with its high caliber trainers and comprehensive range of programmes and workshops, promises to be a very worthwhile opportunity not to be missed.”

Dr. Al Shaikh extended his appreciation to Batelco on behalf of all concerned saying that the event will be a great opportunity for personnel from across different industries to learn and develop their skills, benefitting from the expertise of leading industry experts.

“This partnership comes at a time when the project management discipline is growing and more organisations recognize its importance for delivery of better results within a given projects’ framework. Consequently, the BIBF is very proud to be part of this thriving industry. At the BIBF, we know that ongoing professional development plays a tremendous role in the success of projects,” added Dr. Al Shaikh.

The convention will comprise of 30 specialised workshops conducted by professional Project Management International Experts that covers all business sectors. A first of its kind in the Kingdom of Bahrain, a competition in the project management field will be launched as part of the convention. The competition will be a practical implementation of project management principles that will help learners to apply and better understand the principles of project management, from beginning to the delivery of a product or result.