The AIWF Annual Conference 2012: Emerging Economies, Emerging Leaderships

The AIWF Annual Conference 2012: Emerging Economies, Emerging Leaderships 17 May 2012

The AIWF 2012 Conference, with the theme of ‘Emerging Economies, Emerging Leaderships: Arab Women and Youth as Drivers of Change’, was held from 15 – 17 May 2012, at one of the leading universities and centres of excellence in the Arab world, the American University of Sharjah with whom AIWF was proud to have co-hosted this important two-day conference. The Arab International Women’s Forum was privileged and honoured that this event had the esteemed patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member, United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and President of the American University of Sharjah. An impressive gathering, of distinguished guest speakers, government representatives, international business leaders, academics and esteemed AIWF members and Global Partners from thirty four countries worldwide, came together in a unique assembly to participate in the formulation of AIWF’s forward-looking programme, identifying and promoting factors which will create real opportunities and economic growth by placing the empowerment of women and youth at the heart of the sustainable development process for the region. On this occasion AIWF was in partnership with the Financial Times in the publication of their Special Report on The Arab Awakening.