Lili Gil Valletta’s Participation in Manama Entrepreneurship Week

U.S. Embassy Manama invited Ms. Lili Gil Valletta to be a keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Manama Entrepreneurship Week on October 21. The opening night featured a number of panel discussions covering new global business trends, culture, entrepreneurship, and financial resources for start-ups. Lili presented a keynote presentation on “Cultural Intelligence” and how to integrate ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits American Mission Hospital

As part of the Discover America Week events, Unites States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Justin Siberell visited the American Mission Hospital on October 16. The American Mission Hospital traces its origins back to 1893 and the establishment of the Arabian Mission by the Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  American physicians began ...
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U.S. Ambassador Tours the Avenues Bahrain for Discover America Week

As part of Discover America Week activities, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell visited The Avenues-Bahrain shopping complex, where he was welcomed by the director, James Waugh. Mr. Waugh led the ambassador on a tour of American food and beverage outlets at the complex. Ambassador Siberell stopped and met employees at three of the U.S. restaurant chains, ...
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Ambassador Siberell Highlights American-Made Products at Lulu Hypermarket Juffair

On October 15, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Justin Siberell visited Lulu Hypermarket (Juffair Mall branch) to highlight American-made products in Bahrain as part of Discover America Week – a celebration that runs from October 14-24. The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Juzer Rupawala, Director of the Lulu Group, and other Lulu Hypermarket staff. Ambassador ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hosts Discussion In Honor of U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement Founders

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s Discover America Week celebrations, U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell hosted a discussion at his residence in honor of the founders of the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (FTA).  The guests discussed bilateral economic and commercial relations and ways of moving forward with the FTA to enhance trade. Ambassador Siberell ...
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Travel to Manama

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan traveled to Manama, Bahrain from October 12-13, 2018.  The Deputy Secretary met with senior officials to discuss critical regional and bilateral issues, including counterterrorism cooperation and countering the Iranian regime’s malign influence.  He also engaged with U.S. Embassy staff, as well as with representatives from the business community ...
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Celebrate and Discover America in Bahrain! An op-ed by the U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain

Celebrate and Discover America in Bahrain! By Justin Siberell, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain The United States enjoys an extremely robust relationship with the government and people of Bahrain. Ours is a long-standing, mutually-beneficial partnership that allows each country to enhance the other’s strengths and capabilities. Our partnership is built upon an enduring ...
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Ambassador Siberell Presents AWA Ambassador’s Award

On May 14, the American Women’s Association (AWA) held its annual awards ceremony at the Movenpick Hotel.  U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell and his wife, Mrs. Arnavaz Siberell, attended the event, and Ambassador Siberell presented the AWA Ambassador’s Award to former AWA president Lia Wright.  Ambassador Siberell noted that the AWA has played a vital role in the Bahraini-U.S. partnership.
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Ambassador Justin Siberell’s address to AmCham Bahrain, January 30, 2018

Ambassador’s Speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain Welcome Lunch, January 30, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel, Al Bahrain Ballroom   Thank you, Qays for that warm welcome.  It is a great honor to join you and the members of the AmCham Board, along with your guests and friends at ...
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Embassy Offers, “How To Do Business in the United States” Seminar

On Monday, February 12, the U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham) and BIBF, held a seminar entitled “How to do Business in the United States.”  The seminar, held on the BIBF campus, included speakers from the U.S. Embassy, Washington, D.C., and across the region.  The speakers gave tips ...
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Ambassador Siberell Addresses the MEET ICT Bahrain Opening Ceremony

On February 13, Ambassador Siberell joined HE Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, HE Minister of Youth and Sports Hisham Bin Mohammed Al Jowder, and BTECH Chairman Ubaydli Ubaydli to open the 2018 MEET ICT Bahrain (BITEX) Conference at the Gulf Hotel Convention Center. During his speech, Ambassador Siberell noted the strength ...
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Ambassador Siberell highlights U.S. Products in AlJazira Supermarket

U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell visited AlJazira Supermarket to highlight U.S. made products in Bahrain as part of Discover America Week 2018.  The Ambassador was accompanied by Al Jazira Supermarket’s Chairman Abdulhussain Dawani and other Al Jazira staff.  Al Jazira Supermarket, which opened their first store in Bahrain in 1965, stock around 5,000 different U.S. products ...
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Success Story of U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement

U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell along with Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed Al-Zayani visited West Point Home to celebrate a fantastic United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement success story as part of the Discover America Week 2018. The American home textile company has invested more than $160 million in Bahrain since the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade ...
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Discover America Week 2018 OP-ED

By Justin Siberell, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain It is a pleasure to announce the opening of Discover America Week 2018. Discover America is a weeklong celebration of American commerce and culture, including food, leisure, shopping, sports, tourism, and more. The relationship between Bahrain and the United States runs strong and deep; it ...
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Ambassador Siberell Addresses AmCham

On January 30, Ambassador Justin Siberell attended a luncheon hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham) and addressed AmCham members. In his remarks, Ambassador Siberell lauded the strong Bahraini-U.S. economic relationship and hailed the Bahrain-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, which has more than doubled bilateral trade since it came into force in 2006. ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Seedstars MENA Summit

On December 14, 2017, U.S. Embassy Manama participated in the Seedstars MENA Summit.  The summit gathered all of Seedstars’ local winners, 350 registered attendees, including regional investors, mentors, entrepreneurs, and corporations. The event featured a number of panel discussions as well as some innovation showcases.  U.S. Embassy Economic Officer Judith E. Baker participated in a ...
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President Trump Meets Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa

On November 30, President Donald Trump welcomed Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa to the White House. During his successful trip to Washington D.C., Crown Prince Hamad also met with Vice President Mike Pence and signed an agreement for Bahrain to purchase U.S. F-16 fighter aircraft.  Crown Prince Salman also met U.S. Secretary of ...
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United States Contributes To The International Businesswomen’s Forum

At the Second International Businesswomen’s Forum and B2B Exhibition, which took place November 13-15, Political Economic Counselor Anne Bennett delivered remarks and introduced a video message by Nina Vaca, Chairman and CEO of the Pinnacle Group and Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. The Forum, organized by the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society and themed, “Global Business Trends ...
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American Businesswoman Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan Talks Entrepreneurship

  American Businesswoman Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan visited Bahrain as part of Manama Entrepreneurship Week 2017, held under the patronage of H.E. Sh. Hisham Bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa.  Manama Week aims to promote sustainable development and social entrepreneurship and to foster an environment highly conductive to entrepreneurship and innovation, in order to achieve continual development, sustainability ...
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Embassy Hosts Global Innovation through Science & Technology Webinar

In conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week, the U.S. Embassy hosted a viewing session for the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) webinar led by the U.S. Department of State.  The webinar, entitled “Failing Forward, Using Setbacks to Drive Success,” included three panelists who spoke about their experiences mentoring entrepreneurs through setbacks in their businesses.  ...
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Al Raja School Tour of Mondelez Cheese and Tang Plant

On November 17, as part of the U.S. Embassy’s celebration of International Education Week, commercial officer Christiaan De Luigi accompanied a group of students from Al Raja school on a tour of the Mondelez International Cheese and Tang Plant in Hidd.  The 10th grade students from the Al Raja School learned about Mondelez International’s history ...
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U.S. Ambassador visits Coca-Cola Bottling Facility in Bahrain

  On October 24, Ambassador William Roebuck toured the local Coca-Cola manufacturing facility, hosted by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Bahrain.  The visit was part of this year’s Discover America Week activities.  Ambassador Roebuck was accompanied by Mr. H. Delano Roosevelt, Vice President of American Chamber of Commerce, and was briefed on Coca-Cola’s key role ...
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U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Opens Film to Start “Discover America Week”

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Aimee Cutrona welcomed guests to the Domain Hotel and Spa’s weekly movie night on Tuesday, October 18.  Attendees were treated to a viewing of the classic American film, “Sabrina,” as part of the U.S. Embassy’s Discover America Week festivities.  During brief remarks, Ms. Cutrona highlighted the role America’s film industry ...
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U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Opens Film to Start “Discover America Week”

  U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Aimee Cutrona welcomed guests to the Domain Hotel and Spa’s weekly movie night on Tuesday, October 18.  Attendees were treated to a viewing of the classic American film, “Sabrina,” as part of the U.S. Embassy’s Discover America Week festivities.  During brief remarks, Ms. Cutrona highlighted the role America’s film ...
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