Leading businesswomen from the Arab world will be attending a conference in London next week, according to Gulf News English daily on Saturday.
Women in Business in the Arab World, on June 7 and 8, is a British government initiative organized by British Trade International (BTI) in co-operation with the Committee for Middle East Trade (Comet), said the Bahraini daily.
The event is part of a long-term commitment for developing trade, investment and business co-operation between Britain and the Arab world, it added.
The event is the second of its kind to be organized.
This year’s conference has been expanded to a two-day program which will be addressed by British Minister for Energy and Competitiveness in Europe, Helen Liddell, and Economic Secretary to the Treasury Melanie Johnston, according to the daily.
Keynote Arab speakers include wife of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Suzanne Mubarak and Hassa Al Sabah of Kuwait.
The conference, which will include panel discussions and workshops, will focus on a host of issues including retailing, construction, engineering, environment, new technology and e-commerce, public financing initiatives and education and training.
Participants from the Arab world will also be provided with the opportunity to exhibit their companies’ products, according to the paper.
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