AIWF Activities 2013

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“ The empowerment of women is at the forefront of the debate over the future of the Arab world.”

-- Special Report, The Financial Times June 2007


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Building Bridges Building Business between the City of London, the Arab World & the International Community

October 23, 2014


Event Overview:

AIWF Official Gala Dinner

Hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London
Mansion House, City of London, United Kingdom

The AIWF Official Gala Dinner part of the three day programme was held at the Mansion House on Oct 23 under the theme Building Bridges, Building Business between the City of London and the Arab World and the International Community. The Gala Dinner was addressed by Mrs Haifa Al Kaylani, AIWF Chairman, The Rt Hon Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE, The Lord Mayor of the City of London, The Rt Hon. Tobias Ellwood, MP, and Minister for the Middle East & North Africa, United Kingdom, and Mr Omar Farid, President MEA PepsiCo. Mrs Haifa Al Kaylani, AIWF Chairman, in her speech said:

“We call on British and Arab governments to work more closely together to launch and support initiatives for women entrepreneurs in both economies to start, grow and lead creative and successful companies, foster small business, create jobs, serve as role models to the next generation of women leaders.’’

This distinguished gathering was attended by close to 240 guests from the UK and across the Arab region.

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