Commenting on the announcement, H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, Chairman and Acting Chief Executive of Tamkeen, said: “Tamkeen works continuously to create a supportive environment for businesses and individuals in the Kingdom. Therefore, we partner with organisations and entities who seek to enhance this environment for further economic growth in Bahrain. This workshop organised by Bahrain Bourse and the BIBF is part of these collective efforts that contribute towards the overall growth and development of the private sector in the Kingdom.”
Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Bourse said, “These awareness workshops go in line with the Bourse’s efforts to spread investment awareness among the Bahraini community.” Shaikh Khalifa praised Tamkeen’s cooperation and support to organize similar workshops, as well as Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society’s efforts to support this initiative. Shaikh Khalifa also thanked BIBF for their efforts in conducting and organizing this workshop.
“Organizing this workshop for Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society supports our belief, at the Bourse, of encouraging the participation of women in the banking and financial sector and our commitment to enhance BHB’s cooperation with all related parties in order to continue the development process and contribute to the prosperity of the country,” Shaikh Khalifa added.
Mrs. Ahlam Janahi, President of Bahrain Businesswomen’s society said that the celebration of Bahraini Women’s Day is considered one of the national occasions that began to increase in its importance and is celebrated by many local and official institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain. “It is an important occasion to highlight the key achievements and participation of the Bahraini Women in supporting the national economy in various areas,” Mrs. Janahi added.
Mrs. Janahi also expressed her thanks to the coordination and follow-up committee chaired by Mrs. Afnan Al-Zayani for their efforts in organizing this workshop in cooperation with the Bourse and making it a successful one. “The Board Members of the society is looking forward to invest at the Bourse, and during the workshop, we have encouraged the participants to individually invest at BHB,” Mrs. Janahi added.
The workshop, conducted as a continuation to the first workshop that was held in April 2015, highlighted the importance of saving and investment, and discussed the different investment products available for investors in the Kingdom of Bahrain in detail. The workshop also highlighted the concepts of risk and return, and educated the participants on how to build their investment portfolios, concluding with trading at BHB, and the stock selection process.
Approximately 50 members of the society attended the workshop that was conducted by a specialist from BIBF’s faculty.
It is worth mentioning that this is the second workshop that BHB organized for Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society this year following the MOU signed in June 2015 with the aim of enhancing investment awareness among the society’s members.