Bahrain Conference: 23-24 Jan 2019

RAG is bringing its unique conference format to the Middle East for the first time



Batelco, the principal telecommunications company in the Kingdom of Bahrain, will be host of RAG’s January 2019 conference. They will welcome RAG to their head offices for the first RAG conference in the Middle East.

As with all RAG conferences, telcos and regulators may attend for free.

New information will be regularly added to this page, so keep returning for updates. Alternatively, you can join RAG and receive our regular e-newsletters, which tell you when new speakers are added to the conference agenda, and also share news about global developments in telecoms risk and assurance.



The agenda will cover fraud management, revenue assurance, business assurance, and enterprise risk management and security. Unlike other conferences we want to avoid promising speakers until we are confident they can take part, so we share the draft of our agendas as we keep adding new speakers to it. The first draft agenda will be added to this page in the coming weeks.

For an idea of the likely quality of the speakers, please look at the agenda of the conferences we ran in Sydney and London.


Location, Evening Entertainment and Hotels

The conference will take place at Batelco’s headquarters. The address is:

Road 1425
Al Hamala

The audience will be seated in the auditorium at Batelco’s superb staff centre, which is used to provide leisure facilities for Batelco employees as well as holding meetings. Free lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days. The staff centre will also be our venue for the complimentary networking buffet on the first evening of the conference, to be provided alongside the staff swimming pool. The location of the networking meal for the second night will be announced in due course.

Attendees of RAG events are responsible for booking and paying for their own accommodation. Here are some local hotels recommended by staff at Batelco:



We know that some telco managers like to see a printed brochure before they agree to approve the travel costs to attend our free conferences. This can make life difficult for RAG because our events involve lots of speakers, and new ones keep being added! However, we will add a downloadable and printable PDF brochure to this site in due course.

RAG always adds speakers right up to the week before the conference, so be sure to keep checking the agenda on this web page for the most accurate and comprehensive rundown of speakers.


Free Registration for Telcos and Regulators

Managers and staff employed by telcos or telecom regulators may participate in RAG Bahrain for free, so long as they register using the email address associated with their employer. Registrations are managed via Eventbrite; click the button below to begin. Please complete all the fields to register.

Eventbrite - RAG Bahrain - January 2019


Attendance Options for Sponsors and Invited Guests

Sponsoring businesses may send their representatives to RAG Bahrain. RAG receives ongoing support from several market-leading suppliers, but there are also opportunities to sponsor individual conferences. If your business is interested in participating in RAG Bahrain then please make your initial query through our contact form.

RAG allocates a limited number of complimentary seats for freelance consultants, subject matter experts, and other industry leaders. To maintain a balanced audience, these seats will only be made available to specific named individuals. Invitations will be emailed in due course. If you wish to be added to the guest list you should contact a member of the RAG Committee, or else ask for advice from a relevant representative of Sprint’s host team or one of the conference sponsors.

One of the most important aspects of our conferences is what we call the ‘RAG Spirit’. We want attendees to feel relaxed and have the freedom to talk openly about the challenges they face. To protect the RAG Spirit, we reserve the right to decide who may attend on a case-by-case basis.