American Ambassador City Center Tour To Celebrate Discover America Week

As part of the activities of the U.S. Embassy’s Discover America Week 2019 in Bahrain, American Ambassador Justin Siberell toured a number of U.S. brand hotels and department Store at the City Center Mall on Tuesday.  Sammy Gani General Manager of Saks Fifth Avenue, and Senior Division Manager Mark Asfahani both welcomed Ambassador Siberell.  The …

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American Ambassador Visits AECOM and Parsons at Diyar Al-Muharraq Development Project to Celebrate Discover America Week

As part of the activities of the U.S. Embassy’s Discover America Week 2019 in Bahrain, the US Embassy and AECOM organized a site visit headed by US Ambassador Justin Siberell to the Diyar Al Muharraq project, where leading US companies AECOM, Great Lakes and Parsons are working on the development.  AECOM Country Manager Clarke Morton-Shepherd, Great …

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American Ambassador Attends the Launching of New Lincoln At Al-Moayyed Showroom to Celebrate Discover America Week

As part of the activities of the U.S. Embassy’s Discover America Week 2019 in Bahrain, American Ambassador Justin Siberell, attended the unveiling of the all new American Lincoln Nautilus at Almoayyed Motors, the official distributors of Lincoln and Ford in the Kingdom of Bahrain, at their Showroom in Sitra. He was welcomed by Directors of …

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US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Attends A Seminar on the U.S.-Bahrain FTA

As part of Discover America Week 2019, the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) hosted a seminar on the “success stories in supply chain and logistics under the US-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (FTA).”  The seminar was attended by the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Margret Nardi and included speakers from the US Embassy in …

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Gulf Air Showcases New Dreamliner to American Ambassador to Bahrain

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 27 October 2019: H.E. Justin Siberell, the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Bahrain, was recently welcomed by Gulf Air’s executive management at Bahrain International Airport and toured the airline’s flagship aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which recently entered the airline’s fleet in the 70th anniversary …

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US Ambassador Visits Sabre Travel Network to Promote American Technology in the Travel Industry

As part of Discover America Week 2019, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell visited the offices of US Company Sabre Travel Network to learn about the latest trends and technology in the travel and tourism sector. H.E. received demonstrations on the latest technology that Sabre is delivering in the market. He was welcomed by the company’s Vice …

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US Ambassador Visit to Al-Jazira Supermarket Promotes American Products in Bahrain

As part of Discover America Week 2019, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell visited the Al-Jazira Supermarket branch in Mahooz.  Chairman of Al-Jazira Supermarket Abdulhussain Dawani welcomed the ambassador and took him on a tour of the American products on prominent display.  At the end of the tour, Ambassador Siberell and Mr. Dawani cut a cake in …

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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, …

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US Ambassador Visit to Lulu Hypermarket Promotes American Products in Bahrain

As part of Discover America Week 2019, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell visited the Lulu Hypermarket branch in Saar where he was welcomed by Lulu Group Director Juzer Rupawala who also took the Ambassador on a tour of the American products on prominent display.  At the end of the tour, Ambassador Siberell and Mr. Rupawala cut …

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U.S. Embassy Launches Discover America Week: October 24-November 1

Op-Ed By Justin Siberell, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Everyone knows that Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas by accident.  But there is nothing accidental about Discover America Week in Bahrain from October 24 to November 1.   The US Embassy and our partners in the Bahraini and American business community have planned a series …

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American Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

The U.S. Embassy in Manama celebrated the 243rd anniversary of the independence of the United States of America at the Gulf Hotel.  The theme of this year’s celebration was “Roads Across America,” featuring pictures, videos, and installations of the most famous and well-known freeways and boulevards in the United States. The cities of New York, Miami, …

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U.S. Ambassador Hosts a Webinar on Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in Bahrain’s ICT Sector

On March 25, U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell hosted a webinar with two leaders in information and communications technology and development in Bahrain. CEO of the Bahrain Economic Development Board Khalid Al Rumaihi and CEO of Bahrain FinTech Bay Khalid Saad participated in the webinar on “Opportunities for U.S. businesses in Bahrain’s Information Communication …

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Ambassador Siberell Addresses MEET ICT and BiTEX

Ambassador’s Speech at the MEET ICT Bahrain (BITEX) Opening Ceremony March 19 2019, 8:45 a.m., Gulf Convention Center, Gulf Hotel   Your Excellency, Mohammed Al Qaed, CEO of the Information and e-Government Authority, Mr. Janahi, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for the invitation to participate in today’s opening ceremony of MEET ICT and BITEX.  …

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Apply for Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019

The Ninth Global Entrepreneurship Summit Will Be Held in The Hague, Netherlands, June 4-5, 2019. Application deadline February 25. The 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, or GES 2019, will be co-hosted by the United States and the Netherlands, June 4-5, 2019, at the World Forum in The Hague. Have you heard? #GES2019 will be held at the …

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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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U.S. Ambassador Concludes Discover America Week 2018

Ambassador Siberell concluded Discover America Week 2018 on Thursday February 15, with some American BBQ at the Big Texas Barbeque & Waffle House at the Best Western Olive Hotel in Juffair. The Big Texas Barbeque & Waffle House is a success story of the Bahrain-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. Discover America Week 2018 highlighted the strong economic relationship between Bahrain and the …

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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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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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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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Ambassador Roebuck Celebrates Second Annual AmCham Bahrain Golf Tournament

On April 14, U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck hosted an awards dinner at his residence following the Second Annual American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Bahrain Golf Tournament, AmCham Bahrain’s largest annual fundraiser.  The dinner included roughly 200 guests, most of whom played in the golf tournament earlier that day.  The dinner was catered by the Four …

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Ambassador Opens Build Your Brand Roundtable

On April 10, Ambassador William Roebuck delivered opening remarks at a roundtable discussion titled “Building Your Brand – Intellectual Property Considerations in the Digital Age.”  U.S. Patent and Trademark Organization Intellectual Property Attaché for the Middle East and North Africa, Aisha Salem, moderated the roundtable discussion, which was hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce …

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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Visit of Acting Assistant Secretary Stuart Jones

Acting Assistant Secretary Stuart Jones visited the Bahrain March 14-15 to support the AmCham MENA Forum, where he delivered the keynote address.  He also met with the Crown Prince and other senior Bahraini officials to discuss our strategic partnership, growing commercial ties through the U.S.-Bahrain FTA – now in its 11th year – and key …

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U.S. Agricultural Attaché Attends Invest in Food Forum

U.S. Department of Agriculture Attaché Alan Hallman participated in the Invest in Food Forum organized by the MENA Centre for Investment on January 24.  Hallman spoke about the importance of implementing standards that ensure food safety while not being overly cumbersome for businesses to implement.  He advocated the adoption of American standards approved by the …

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Ambassador Roebuck Attends Ribbon-Cutting for WestPoint Home’s Expansion

Ambassador Roebuck attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for WestPoint Home’s $9 million expanded yarn-spinning plant in Bahrain. This investment marks WestPoint Home’s third expansion in Bahrain over the past five years, and the American home textile company has invested more than $160 million in Bahrain since the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement entered into force in 2006. …

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Ambassador Roebuck Highlights the Bahrain-U.S. Free Trade Agreement

On October 31, Ambassador Roebuck participated in a roundtable discussion, organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham), regarding the Bahrain-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA).  Ambassador Roebuck provided members of the press corps with statistics and evidence of the benefits of the FTA to the United States and Bahrain, and to highlight some …

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