Supporting Open Economies, Inclusive Growth - Women's Role in Arab Countries

Posted by Caabu on 21 Jun 2013

Caabu is proud to be associated with a conference starting Tuesday 25th June 2013 about the role of women in Arab countries. Supporting Open Economies, Inclusive Growth - Women's Role in Arab Countries, held under the auspices of the G8 Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition, will aim to create new business partnerships between G8 and Arab business women to achieve shared prosperity, taking into account women’s increasing importance in the global economy. International Development Secretary Justine Greening and Middle East Minister Alistair Burt will address participants as well as a number of prominent G8 and Arab speakers, including from Gulf and North African states and leading international institutions such as The Islamic Development Bank, World Bank, EBRD and OECD. At the conference, panel discussions will be held on the following:

  • Women in Open Economies and Inclusive Societies
  • Promoting Women's Entrepreneurship and Leadership
  • Arab Business Women in Global Supply Chains
  • Financing Business Growth in the MENA Region
  • Gateways for Women into Trade and Investment
  • Creating a workplace in which women can thrive

A series of sector specific workshops will also take place discussing female participation in areas such as: financial services, creative industries, health and education, technology, retail and tourism, infrastructure and environmental services.  The conference will end with a Business Award event to celebrate the immense contribution Arab women have made, and will inspire others to make, towards business and economic growth.