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The Women’s Forum Meetings aim to bring together leaders from all over the world – women and men – representing the business world, the government, academic circles, culture, etc. in order to give new perspectives to key issues in our present and our future; to create a powerful, global network in order to strengthen the influence of women throughout the world; to draw up innovative and concrete action plans to encourage women’s contribution to society and promote diversity in the business world.
Women’s Forum Myanmar-ASEAN 2014
12.05.2014 - 12.06.2014 • Naypyidaw and Yangon, Myanmar
Slated to coincide with Myanmar’s chairmanship of ASEAN, the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society together with the French Embassy in Myanmar, in close cooperation with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, are proud to announce Women’s Forum Myanmar-ASEAN 2014, to be held in Naypyidaw and Yangon on 5-6 December 2014.
This groundbreaking conference follows on the resounding success of last year’s Women’s Forum Myanmar 2013, which welcomed 600 participants from 26 countries alongside 23 partner companies and organizations, and which The Irrawaddy Magazine called (in December 2013) a “historic international Women's Forum”.
Under the theme Women: A driving force in transitional societies, plenary and breakout sessions at Women’s Forum Myanmar-ASEAN 2014 will include debates on the development of the financial sector in ASEAN countries; the need to involve women in economic transition; Creating inclusive and responsible investment in ASEAN; scenarios for ASEAN women from 2015 onward; and ASEAN connectivity: The path to regional growth. Other sessions will look at the environmental agenda; demographics and regional migrations; and how to create a healthy ecosystem for small and medium-sized enterprises.
Women’s Forum Myanmar-ASEAN 2014 will be open by H.E. U Thein Sein, President, Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the National League for Democracy, Member of the Parliament, Chairperson of the Lower House Committee for Rule of Law, Peace and Tranquility, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Other confirmed speakers for this edition include:
- Dr Robert Sebbag, Vice-President, Access to medicines, Sanofi
- H.E. Ms Annick Girardin, French Minister of State for Development and Francophony
- Ms Elaine Tan, Executive Director, ASEAN Foundation and Trustee, ASEAN CSR Network
- Ms Emma Bonino, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leader of the Senate and Member of Parliament, the Italian Republic
- Ms Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, the Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Georgetown University, and Founding Partner, Seneca Point Global
Click here to download the list of confirmed speakers (as of 27 October).
Relive the best moments of Women’s Forum Myanmar 2013:
- Click here to watch the Best of Video.
- Click here to read the Digital Report.
- Click here to plunge into the program, list of speakers, sessions summaries, pictures and stories.
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