Ambassador Siberell Launches Discover America Week

In collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham), U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell addressed the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain’s networking luncheon on October 24 to kick off U.S. Embassy 2019 Discover America Week.

Ambassador Siberell used the speech to highlight the schedule of events of Discover American Week.  In his speech, he said, “This year’s Discover America programming has been designed to highlight the long history of America’s commercial relationship with Bahrain, which dates back 120 years to the founding of American Mission Hospital.”  He underscored the enduring presence of some American companies in Bahrain, as well as the incredible variety of new entrants into the market.

The US Embassy also sponsored American Speaker and leading Businesswoman Ingrid Vandebveidt who spoke about empowering women in business.

Mr. Qays Al-Zubi President of Amcham, welcomed Ambassador Justin Siberell’ s efforts to highlight the strong U.S.-Bahraini bilateral trade relations through the events of Discover America Week, and called on the audience on taking advantage of the many commercial events during that Week.

Discover America Week, which runs from October 24 through November 1, is an annual event organized by the US Embassy in Bahrain to promote US-Bahrain bilateral trade and investment and to maximize the benefits of the US-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (FTA).  For a full schedule of Discover America events, please visit