Thumbnail description 5th Qatar International Businesswomen Forum to be held in December
QIBWF to further highlight rapidly growing significance of businesswomen in global business

To highlight the increasing relevance of businesswomen on effecting change and a more empowered role in a highly globalised economy, organisers have announced the staging of the 5th edition of the Qatar International Businesswomen Forum in December.

Organised by the Qatari Businesswomen Association in collaboration with Interactive Business Network, the annual businesswomen’s event will be conducted under the theme ‘Business Women and the New Age of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility’ and will take place on 16 and 17 December 2014 at the St. Regis Doha Hotel in Qatar.

Taking off from last year’s highly successful edition, this year’s event promises to be another extremely productive and highly informative forum. It also presents huge opportunities for exchanges of information, sharing of knowledge and networking among participants due to the huge number and high quality of speakers and attendees from all over the world.

“Our role in society has been steadily increasing in significance,” said Aisha Alfardan, Vice Chairwoman of the Qatari Businesswomen Association. “We have risen from the ranks to occupy sensitive and senior managerial posts as well as drive our own businesses to greater heights.

“Through our aptitude, intelligence and efficiency that are distinctly feminine, we have become essential catalysts for change at work, in business and in the global economy,” she added. “Today, a significant number of women achievers like us from this region and across the world occupy some of the most important positions, whether in politics or in business. Thus, as we continuously gather and discuss our expanding role in society and find ways by which to tackle the issues and challenges that lie ahead, I am confident that women and businesswomen will surely be able to effect even greater change through this new age of innovation, entrepreneurship and social responsibility.”

For his part, Mr Raed Chehaib, Chief Executive Officer of Interactive Business Network commented: “The modern woman’s influence on practically all aspects of society can and should no longer be ignored. Their contributions have been extremely positive and significant. With their rapidly increasing roles in creating and shaping policy or mapping out growth paths for businesses, it is imperative for women business leaders to have a platform wherein they can share knowledge, expertise and experiences and discuss ways by which they can effectively work together and effect further change for the betterment of our future societies.

“Recognising such a need, we at Interactive Business Network are thankful for this opportunity to work hand in hand with such a prestigious organization as the Qatari Businesswomen Association and establish this Forum,” Mr. Chehaib continued. “We are truly honored to be able to play a major role in promoting investment opportunities and business activities for our present crop of women business leaders and achievers.

“This Forum is very much in line with our objective of building channels of communication and interaction that support and promote business and investment activity. Therefore, as we look forward to playing a proactive role in the growth and development of economic and business activity among women business leaders, we shall continue to deliver an effective and meaningful tool for women in the region and elsewhere to come together and further influence and implement change,” Mr. Chehaib added.

Last year’s edition of the forum, which was held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim Bin Mohamed Al Thani, Minister of Economy and Trade of Qatar, witnessed a record number of 1,000 participants from 39 countries. Equally important was the fact that the forum hosted 50 expert speakers. Apart from the opening and honoring sessions, the Forum had six sessions on the main track of the event, three keynote speeches and six workshops that were held in parallel with the event’s main track.

Among the topics discussed last year included on entrepreneurship, financing, women empowerment, and human dimension in business.

 

ينعقد ملتقى قطر الدولي الخامس لسيدات الأعمال في ديسمبر المقبل

يواصل الملتقى تسليط الضوء على الأهمية المتزايدة لدور سيدات الأعمال في النمو والتطور الاقتصادي

أعلن منظمو ملتقى قطر الدولي لسيدات الأعمال عن انطلاق النسخة الخامسة من الملتقى في ديسمبر 2014 بهدف تسليط الضوء على الأهمية المتزايدة لدور سيدات الأعمال في إحداث التغيير ودفع عجلة الاقتصاد عالميا.

تقوم رابطة سيدات الأعمال القطريات بتنظيم الملتقى سنويا بالتعاون مع شركة "إنترأكتف بزنس نتورك"، وشعار الملتقى لهذا العام، والذي سينعقد في فندق "سانت ريجيس الدوحة" في قطر يومي 8 و 9 ديسمبر 2014، هو"سيدات الأعمال وعصر جديد من الابتكار، الريادة في الأعمال والمسؤولية الاجتماعية".

بعد النجاح الباهر الذي حققه الملتقى بدوراته السابقة ، يَعد حدث هذا العام بأن يكون مثمرا للغاية حيث سيتمّ تناول العديد من المواضيع والقضايا الجديدة. كما يوفر الملتقى العديد من الفرص لتبادل المعلومات والتواصل بين المشاركين نظرا للمستوى العالي للمتحدثين والحضور الضخم من جميع أنحاء العالم.

وقالت السيدة عائشة الفردان، نائب رئيس رابطة سيدات الأعمال القطريات: "بات دور المرأة في مجتمعاتنا ملحوظا، حيث أصبحت تشغل مناصب إدارية عليا وتشكل ركيزة أساسية في تسيير الأعمال نحو آفاق جديدة. فمن خلال عزمنا، وإدراكنا، وكفاءاتنا كسيدات، نجحنا في أن نكون محفزا للتغيير إن في القطاع المهني، أو قطاع الأعمال، أو حتى في القطاع الاقتصادي."

وأضافت: "تضم المنطقة والعالم حاليا عددا كبيرا من السيدات البارزات ذات مراكز مهمة وسجل حافل بالإنجازات في مجال الأعمال كما في السياسة. لذلك، ومن خلال اجتماعاتنا ومناقشاتنا المستمرة حول دور المرأة في المجتمع والتحديات التي تواجهها، أنا على ثقة أنه بإمكان كل إمرأة وسيدة أعمال أن تحدث تغييرا من خلال ما تطرحه من ابتكارات ومشاريع، وما تتمتع به من مسؤولية اجتماعية."

ومن جهته قال السيد رائد شهيب، الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة "إنترأكتف بزنس نتورك": "لم يعد بالإمكان تجاهل دور المرأة الفعال في المجتمع لأنها أثبتت أن مساهمتها هي مساهمة إيجابية وناجحة. ونظرا لانجازات المرأة في وضع السياسات وإرساء معايير الأعمال، لا بد أن تكون لسيدات الأعمال منصة تنطلق منها لمشاركة المعرفة، والخبرات، ومناقشة سبل القيام بالأعمال بطريقة مبتكرة تسهم في تطور مجتمعاتنا المستقبلية."

انعقد الملتقى العام الفائت تحت الرعاية الكريمة لسعادة الشيخ أحمد بن جاسم بن محمد آل ثاني، وزير الاقتصاد والتجارة، وسجل حضور 1000 مشارك من 39 دولة، و50 متحدثا. وعلاوة على الجلسات الافتتاحية والتكريمية تضمّن الملتقى ست جلسات، وثلاث محاضرات أساسية، وست ورش عمل. ومن بين المواضيع التي تم تناولها موضوع القيام بالأعمال، والتمويل، وتمكين المرأة، والبعد الإنساني في مجال الأعمال.
ولمزيد من المعلومات حول الملتقى الدولي الخامس لسيدات الأعمال يمكن زيارة الموقع www.qibwf.org.

 


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Thumbnail descriptionUnder the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al-Thani, Minister of Economy and Trade - Qatar The Fourth Annual Qatar International Businesswomen Forum (QIBWF) will be held on November 11-12, 2013 at the St. Regis Doha Hotel. The forum is organized by the Qatari Businesswomen Association and Interactive Business Network – IBN, and promises to be an even bigger and more eagerly anticipated event at both the Arab and international levels after the overwhelming success of its third annual session in 2012.

QIBWF will coincide with the Qatar Business Women Award Ceremony, which will take place on the 11th of November. The Qatar Business Women Award was initiated by Qatar Business Women Association and managed by IBN. The Award aims at recognizing and celebrating the contribution of business and professional women in Qatar; while inspiring future generations of women to achieve their full potential and maximize their contribution to the Qatari economy.

Both QIBWF and QBWA aim to empower women on different areas, where this topic is considered a part of the 2030 vision.