District 20 Toastmasters Annual Conference to take place under patronage of HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa

Under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, son of His Highness the Crown Prince and Chairman of the Isa bin Salman Educational and Charity Fund Board of Trustees, the Kingdom of Bahrain will host the District 20 Toastmasters Annual Conference “DTAC 2017”. Held under the theme of “Towards Excellence”, the conference will take place between 18-20 May 2017 at the Gulf Convention Centre – Gulf Hotel.

Chairman of the conference, Toastmaster Eng. Ali Alraies, DTM expressed his thanks to His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa on behalf of all the members of District 20, adding that His Highness’ involvement will add another dimension and no doubt contribute in the enrichment and success of the conference, which is expected to see the participation of more than 800 delegates.

From his side, District 20 Director Ali Shahbaz Ali, DTM expressed the District’s appreciation for his Highness’ continued patronage, which will undoubtedly add an extra level of competition between contestants. The Director added that the first-place winner will be selected to compete at the Public Speaking World Championship, which is due to take place later this year in Canada.

Toastmasters International is a global leader in the fields of public speaking and leadership. Its mission is “to empower individuals to become effective communicators and leaders”. Its programs serve all sections of society, including youngsters, to develop communication & leadership skills.

District 20 of Toastmasters International has around 19,000 active members from 375 clubs, in seven countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon and Jordan.

The District 20 Toastmasters Annual Conference “DTAC 2017” is a 3-day annual event organised by each member state on rotation. This year, the Kingdom of Bahrain has opted to hold this important event. During the event, several champions from each country display their talents in public speaking and compete in four contests both in Arabic & English across four categories. The event also includes several workshops conducted by internationally renowned speakers, a keynote speech and a Gala dinner.

For more information about the event, please visit our website: www.dtac2017.org , or email us at: dtac2017.bahrain@gmail.com