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26 September, 2013

The Fourth Annual Qatar International Businesswomen Forum

Under 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 in Doha, State of Qatar 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.

Given its status as a ground breaking event in Qatar and the Arab world, QIBWF 2013 will host leading Gulf, Arab and international speakers, and is expected to attract wide participation from senior government officials, the business community, experts in many fields, social activists, representatives of civil society, NGO’s, and women leaders in business and other professions and activities.

The focus of the event will be on topics pertaining to the human dimension in business. Nowadays, these are considered hot topics within the corporate and social responsibilities sector, which modern companies are striving to perfect. In addition to its six sessions, QIBWF will be hosting seven workshops on different topics such as entrepreneurship, leadership, and business skills.  From one of our prominent academic educational partners, VCUQatar, Roger S. Griffiths, director of Entrepreneurship at the Center for Research, Design & Entrepreneurship, will facilitate a 45-minute workshop entitled: 'Designs for a business model to enable legitimate trading for early stage start-ups in Qatar'.  Participants will explore possible solutions to enable pre-commercial registration start-ups to trade legitimately in Qatar.

Participants also will have the chance to meet influential leaders such as Sadhguru who is the founder of Isha Foundation, and a World Economic Forum speaker, H.E. Datin Seri Rosmah binti Mansor, the First lady of Malaysia, and H .E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al Sada, the Minister of Energy & Industry – Qatar, who will have a keynote speech during the opening session.

QIBWF has become an international platform for an exchange of ideas and expertise, to benefit from businesswomen’s success stories, and to pay tribute to the past and current achievements made by businesswomen in Qatar and the Arab world.

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