The U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham), is thrilled to announce the launch of Discover America Week from October 3-7, 2021.
Discover America Week will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement and highlight new business and investment opportunities in the food, tourism, health, energy, and auto sectors that are creating jobs and restoring economic prosperity to Bahrain’s citizens and residents.
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Maggie Nardi will kick off Discover America Week with an op-ed in local newspapers and a launch video posted on the U.S. Embassy’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. She’ll inaugurate the schedule of activities with tours of the Lulu Hypermarket store in Dana Mall Sanabis and the Tamimi Market store in Dilmunia Mall. Both stores will offer significant discounts on a wide selection of American food products available in two of Bahrain’s most popular shopping establishments.
Discover America Week will promote the opening of new American franchises in Bahrain’s thriving food and beverage scene. Chili’s and Papa John’s are launching new stores in Manama, while Hilton has opened a new hotel in Bahrain Bay. All three businesses showcase iconic American brands that are hiring staff and contributing to Bahrain’s economic recovery and its expanding tourism sector.
In partnership with the Bahrain Sustainable Energy Authority, the U.S. Embassy will host a virtual presentation on emerging investment opportunities in solar, wind, and waste-to-energy projects. The U.S. Embassy will also partner with a local vehicle repair shop to highlight the quality of American auto part imports and emphasize critical industry standards for Bahrain’s auto parts aftermarket.
To further expand bilateral ties under the Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. Embassy will launch virtual information sessions on the process for obtaining non-immigrant visitor and business visas, as well a separate webinar on educational opportunities and how to pursue studies in the United States.
Finally, the U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with AmCham, will present a virtual webinars for the local business community. The webinar will explain Bahrain’s new health system, Sehati, and explore investment opportunities for U.S. insurance providers.
U.S. Embassy Manama and AmCham are committed to promoting new business and investment opportunities for our private sector partners and fostering stronger commercial ties between the United States and Bahr