MANAMA: A global conference dedicated to supporting the development of intrapreneurship within corporations and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will be held in Bahrain.
The Firm, an international private members networking organisation for business development and intrapreneurship, announced that the Global Intrapreneurship Forum 2012, to be held on May 27 and 28 at the Gulf Hotel, will be held under the patronage of Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Hassan Fakhro.
The conference will feature an "Executive Management Workshop on Intrapreneurship" delivered by Dr Gifford Pinchot, a leading exponent of intrapreneurship and responsible for coining the words "intrapreneur", "intrapreneuring" and "intrapreneurship".
He is also a member of The Firm's international advisory board and a leading author, speaker and consultant on launching businesses and innovation management.
The workshop is designed for business leaders at corporations and SMEs and will focus on encouraging them to develop internal intrapreneurship cultures and programmes within their organisations.
It will teach executives and managers how best to foster talent and drive the development of new ideas and ventures.
"We are delighted by to be holding the Global Intrapreneurship Forum 2012 under the patronage Dr Fakhro," The Firm founder and chief executive Abdullah Al Subyani said.
"His support and that of the ministry goes a long way towards underscoring the importance of this event and the role intrapreneurship has in driving economic growth.
"It also reinforces our belief that Bahrain is the right place to hold this first of a kind event.
"The kingdom and the ministry are firm supporters of business growth - the very objective of this forum, which is dedicated to supporting businesses, ranging from large corporates to SMEs, as well as individuals and investors in the development of new ideas, projects and business ventures," he added.
"This forum and the workshop present a tremendous opportunity for innovators - both corporate and individual - for further developing the right skills and networks to drive innovation and collaboration within and between private sector organisations on a local, regional or international level," Dr Pinchot said.
The forum is being supported by a number of leading public and private sector organisations.
Tamkeen is the forum's "Intrapreneurship Partner" and the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution a gold sponsor. Other supporters include the Federation for the Gulf Chambers of Commerce, Gulf Air, the event's official airline, Zawya and 24/7 news, the media sponsors.