The ‘8th Global Businesswomen and Leaders Forum’ was held on the 7th and 8th of March 2006 at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE. Held on International Women’s Day, this annual conference seeks to provide women professionals in the region with valuable business advice and empower them for significant contributions to the regional economy.
Successfully organized for the past seven years, the event aims to raise awareness amongst women professionals on the importance of updated finance and management skills and information to effectively manage their business and professional careers.
The forum is designed for experienced women business leaders in upper-middle and senior levels of management, as well as emerging and successful women entrepreneurs. It includes informative presentations, open discussions, Q&A sessions and provides valuable benchmarking and networking opportunities for the conference delegates.
What Was Discussed?
Major topics that was taken up for discussion at the forum include:
· Challenges faced by women entrepreneurs
· Investment opportunities for businesswomen
· Women in politics
· Empowering Saudi Arabian business women
· Strategies for success in the GCC economy
· Emerging role of women in the Middle East media industry
· Negotiation and decision making strategies for women in the global market
Who attended the event?
The forum is dedicated to all who are interested in the field of professional development and business empowerment of Middle East women. This includes researchers, policy makers, and officials of government and business organizations. More than 300 delegates are expected to attend the forum. Participants who interacted at the forum, engaging in keynotes, panel sessions and case studies include:
· Members of the Ruling Family, Worldwide Women Leaders, Diplomats
· High Profile Middle East Government and Business Decision Makers
· Female Entrepreneurs, Business Women, Professionals
· Highly Qualified Women & University Graduates
· Professional women from both the private and governmental sector