AIWF Activities 2013

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“Arab women given the right environment make good entrepreneurs”

-Dr Afnan Al Shuaiby,Secretary General & CEO Arab British Chamber of Commerce, UK

AIWF Conference Washington ,DC, USA, June 2008

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From Partnership to Prosperity: Women in the Arab World, the United Kingdom & the International Community - City of London

October 22, 2014

Event Overview:

AIWF Annual Conference: From Partnership to Prosperity: Women in the Arab World, the United Kingdom and the International Community – London, UK

The AIWF Annual Conference for 2014 entitled From Partnership to Prosperity: Women in the Arab World, the United Kingdom and the International Community, was hosted by Willis International at its headquarters in the City of London, United Kingdom on Oct 22, 2014. AIWF Chairman, Mrs Haifa Al Kaylani said in the opening session:

“Despite the unsettling effects of the Arab Spring, women all over the region are ready and capable of playing a critical role at the forefront of economic growth that could potentially transform the MENA region.’’

The Conference emphasized the need for education, leadership training, self-development and most importantly job creation for women and youth across the Arab world. The Annual Conference was attended by close to 200 guests. Presenters and attendants examined the positive changes that are taking place within family businesses, as it’s a common trend within the Middle East region. The Annual Conference was addressed by keynote speakers that include: Dr. Afnan Al Shuaiby, Secretary General & CEO at the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce in the UK and Dr. Shaikha Al Maskari, Chairperson at Al Maskari Holding.

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