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Technology, innovation and the law in the MENA region

The Destination

The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago made up of 33 islands located in the Arabian Gulf close to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its total area is 780 km2.

The earliest hum settlement in Bahrain’s islands dates back to almost 4,000 years ago. Over that time it was inhabited by a series of different civilisations, starting with Dilmun, then Tylos, and finally the Islamic period.

Manama is the capital of Bahrain and it is the largest city. Manama enjoys a distinct reputation as a tourism and cultural hub regionally and internationally branded by selecting Manama as a Capital of Arab Culture in 2012, Capital of Arab Tourism in 2013 and the Capital of Asian Tourism in 2014.

Bahrain is a country that prides itself as being a thriving multi-cultural pivot, which welcomes people from all around the world, thanks to its tolerant attitudes, low cost of living, and abundance of educational, health facilities and services. According to the latest e-Government portal statistics, Bahrain’s population is currently around 1.4 million Bahrainis and residents.

Bahrain is considered as an important regional economic and financial center, and it is a base to a large number of global financial services companies. The Kingdom also laid out a comprehensive and integrated economic vision which aims to make its economy sustainable by the year 2030.

Why this Conference?

This two-day conference, first of its kind in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Region, will explore the problems posed and opportunities made possible by technological advances and innovations in the field of law.

The aims of the conference are to:
  • Provide an overview of the latest advances in legal technology that have impacted the way we think about and practice the law;
  • Identify concrete opportunities in the field of modern legal technologies that will contribute towards the advancement of legal systems in the MENA Region;
  • Explore the ways to ensure that legal women in the MENA region are fully engaged in advancing legal innovation through technological advances;
  •  Establish a framework that will provide the basis for developing a follow-up system to the lessons learned at the end of the conference.
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