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AIWF Get-Together Reception Hosted by Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel

June 04, 2015


eventpicThe Arab International Women’s Forum was delighted to welcome AIWF Partners, Board Members, UK Chapter members and guests to a Get-Together and Reception kindly hosted by the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London on 4 June. The Jumeirah Group is an AIWF Global Diamond Partner.   

This special occasion brought together close to 100 guests representing government, business, academia, international organisations and civil society to network, exchange news and views and to be presented with AIWF’s 2015/2016 Programme.  Guests were warmly received by Mrs Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, Founder Chairman of AIWF and by Ms Katie Benson, General Manager, Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel.

eventpic2In her welcome address, Mrs Al Kaylani, Founder Chairman AIWF, thanked Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel for their kind hospitality and support for AIWF since its inception, and, in particular, she expressed her warm appreciation to Ms Katie Benson, General Manager for her warm welcome and role in organising and co-hosting such a splendid occasion.

eventpicAIWF Chairman Mrs Al Kaylani went on to present the AIWF Programme for 2015 and into 2016 which built upon the success of the 2014 AIWF City of London events.  She announced that major events would be held in the second half of 2015, beginning with a new collaboration and initiative designed to enhance the role of women commercial lawyers in the Arab region, partnering with the IBA/Legal Practice Division and the Arab Women’s Legal Network to host a Conference in Amman, Jordan which represented a new area of focus for AIWF on women in the law.  A further event under this initiative was planned for early December in Beirut.

eventpicMrs Al Kaylani expressed AIWF’s pleasure at continuing its endorsement of the Young Arab Women Leaders – The Voice of the Future initiative by hosting the seventh Conference of the series in Doha this year, on October 28 in full partnership with the Qatar Business Incubation Centre, hosts of the Conference, and with the valued support of the Qatar Businesswomen Forum at the Qatar Chamber of Commerce. The eighth Conference in the series would be held in February 2015 in Abu Dhabi with the collaboration of the Abu Dhabi Business Women Council at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce with further initiatives and programmes to be announced in the New Year.

eventpicIn concluding her address, Mrs Haifa Al Kaylani said, ‘Girls and women must be at the heart of sustainable development and when we prioritise their health, rights, and wellbeing everybody stands to win. Improving their lives is the foundation for building vibrant, healthy and prosperous families, economies, and societies. AIWF is committed to working with all  our partners and  with  you all  to ensure that girls and women remain at the centre of development efforts in the Arab world and globally.’