AIWF Special 2011 Programme: Building Bridges, Building Business: Emerging Economies, Emerging Leaderships

AIWF Special 2011 Programme: Building Bridges, Building Business: Emerging Economies, Emerging Leaderships 13 May 2011

The AIWF 10th Anniversary Special Programme held in London in May 2011 with three key events marking both a commemoration of the founding of the Arab International Women’s Forum and the springboard for the AIWF remit and advocacy for the next decade. The Special Programme commenced with the Official Reception and Dinner held at the Mansion House, the City of London, on 11 May 2011, hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Michael Bear, Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall as the Guest of Honour at the Reception and the RT Hon William Hague MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs as the Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker at the Dinner. The AIWF 10th Anniversary Conference was held the following day, on 12 May, under the banner of ‘Women in the Arab World, Africa and Asia: Emerging Economies, Emerging Leaderships Shaping the Future Together’, at Lancaster House, St James London, set out the AIWF agenda for the next decade. Putting their concern with youth into action on the third day of the Programme, Friday 13 May, AIWF cooperated with global partner PricewaterhouseCoopers in co-hosting a successful one-day conference, ‘Emerging Arab Women Leaders – The Voice of the Future’.

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