New Arab Women Forum 2016

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    May 11, 2016

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    May 11, 2016

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Now in it's 8th year, the New Arab Woman Forum (NAWF) will be held on May 11, 2016 at the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut with the theme: Empowering a new generation of Arab women entrepreneurs.

NAWF 2016 will bring together more than 400 participants including entrepreneurs, business and government executives, financiers, and venture capitalists, in addition to people representing incubators and accelerators across the Arab world.

Organized by Al Hasnaa Magazine and Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal group, the forum will feature interactive sessions and hands-on workshops, as well as one-on-one networking opportunities.

Women entrepreneurs will share insights about their startup journeys. The participants will also discuss how the digitally empowered generation is changing the way companies do business.

The program’s interactive sessions will include:

  • Women entrepreneurs: a new force in the Arab economy
  • Putting your business on a sustainable growth path?
  • Funding for growth
  • Capitalizing on the digital transformation
  • The future for accelerators
  • Success Stories by pioneer women 

A series of workshops will be organized through the day as well: 

  • Securing capital to fund growth
  • Means and tools to transform innovation into a driver of future growth
  • Education vs. Entrepreneurship: Which Path Wins?
  • Digital marketing for small businesses
  • Starting a business in Lebanon
  • Founding startups in rural areas 

Speakers for the event include Rana Chmeitely, founder of the Little Engineer, Walid Mansour, managing partner at MEVP, Paul Chucrallah, managing director at Berytech Fund II, Reem Badran, chairwoman of the National Microfinance Bank of Jordan, Doha Assaad, executive director of Markaz Bayt el Logha, and Mariam Haidar, founder of Edutek

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