The day has finally arrived. Bags, passport and presentations packed. An overnight flight to New Delhi and an exciting week ahead at WEF 2016.
As Lead Speaker on Addiction on Day 1 my main role will be completed early. This should allow me plenty of time to listen and network with many other inspiring and talented women from around the world during the week.
More about WEF 2016 in their press release below:
“India-The Global Growth Engine leading the world” says Women Economic Forum
For the very first time, India will host a major global event where women from over 100 countries for a global marathon 408 session strong conference around economically empowering and uplifting women to integrate and contribute to societal wellbeing as well as showcase India as the global growth engine and leader of the new world order.
Never before has any organisation or chamber taken up such a mammoth task of having women from across the globe discuss global issues that concern the world at large and take leadership positions.
Never before there have been over 600 speakers, 80% from across 108 nations, speaking in a single forum. Never before has India seen such a large gathering of powerful women coming together to discuss, learn, forge partnerships and do business together.
Women from various countries and all walks of life will meet to discuss social empowerment, leadership, economic, business and social issues.
As says Global Chairperson of ALL Ladies League (ALL) and Women Economic Forum, Dr. Harbeen Arora, “It’s a galactic gathering for 6 days and five nights led by women leaders in diverse spheres and from diverse countries that will infuse us with great reserves of courage, creativity and connections: uplifting us individually and collectively. If there’s one force in our times that’s destined to change the course of the future, it’s the power of women who have realised their endless inner and collective power. Women Economic Forum is a blessed site for exploring and intensifying this force of change.”
ALL Ladies League is the only international women’s network, and the only one having free membership for women from ALL strata for seamless connection and creativity. The only criteria for membership is ALL positivity and zero negativity, fostering this a powerful, positive and purposeful energy of multidimensional thought leadership and global friendship in the midst of great networking, collaboration, exchange and growth for businesses.
Women Economic Forum is the largest summit for diverse women from across the world coming together for almost a week to connect and co-create in the service of enhancing women’s leadership and friendship locally and globally in order for women to become proactive agents of change in ALL spheres of self and society.
At WEF 16, global delegates from 108 countries will be participating in 408 sessions with 28 themes. Topics will include Innovation, Start-ups, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Business and Globalisation, Diplomacy, Sustainable Development, Peace and Spirituality, Social Empowerment, Environment, Health, Arts and Sciences and more.
Among international dignitaries, WEF will be joined by
*Her Royal Highness of Kuwait along with 20 of the most powerful business women from the Arab world,
*Ministers from Europe, South America
*Senators from Egypt and Jordan;
*Ambassadors and their representatives from over 60 countries.
*Faculty from Harvard University, Stern NYU, MIT,
*Peace leaders as Dena Merriam,
* From the worlds of Global Business and Forbes listed global leaders such as the Breege Donoghue, President of Primark/Penny’s (UK/Ireland); Savannah Maziya, President of the Bunengi group from South Africa, the largest in Africa in construction and infrastructure; Demet Sabanci of the noted Sabanci Family in Turkey.
*Many young trailblazers in start-ups and entrepreneurship from across the world who are doing remarkable work in technology and innovation.
From India, WEF will have the honour to have Union cabinet Ministers, Chief Ministers, other political leaders and senior members from Government, media, business giving talks on the rise of India as the new global growth engine and a power house and a great place to invest in. Focus will be on “make in India” and India as an integral leader of the new world order.
All studies by the major economic and political research organisations across the world have now come to the conclusion that India indeed will lead global economic growth.
The holding of Women Economic Forum is thus a significant timely step to position India as the new hub for investment and leadership.
List of countries participating:
* Afghanistan * Albania * Algeria *Argentina * Australia * Austria * Bahrain * Bangladesh * Belarus * Belgium * Botswana * Bosnia & Herzegowina * Brazil * Bulgaria * Burkina Faso * Cameroon * Canada * China * Colombia * Congo * Costa Rica * Croatia * Cyprus * Czech Republic * Egypt * El Salvador * Ethiopia * Fiji * Finland * France * Gambia * Germany * Ghana * Greece * Guinea * Guyana * Hong Kong * Hungary * India * Indonesia * Iran * Ireland * Israel * Italy * Japan * Jordan * Kazakhstan * Kenya * Kingdom of Saudi Arabia * Kosovo * Kuwait * Lebanon * Mali * Malawi * Malaysia * Maldives * Mexico * Moldova * Mongolia * Morocco * Nepal * Netherlands * New Zealand * Nigeria * Norway * Oman * Pakistan * Palestine * Panama * Philippines * Poland * Portugal * Puerto Rico * Romania * Russia * Rwanda * Senegal * Serbia * Singapore * Slovakia * Slovenia * Somalia * South Africa * South Korea * Spain * Sri Lanka * Sudan * Suriname * Sweden * Switzerland * Syria * Taiwan * Tanzania * Thailand * Trinidad and Tobago * Turkey * Turkmenistan * Tunisia * Ukraine * Uganda * United Arab * Emirates * United Kingdom * United States * Venezuela * Vietnam * Zambia * Zimbabwe