2003 Summit Program

June 28, 2003 (Saturday):Colloquium on Women’s Economic Development in the Arab States
June 29, 2003 (Sunday):
Plenary  Sessions
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Enhancing Women’s Economic Development
Zoulikha Nasri, Conseiller de Sa Majesté le Roi Mohammed VI (French)
10:00 a.m .- 11:00 a.m.Business Opportunities in Morocco and the Region
Neveen El Tahri, Chair, ABN/AMRO Securities (English)
11:00 a.m. – NoonSocial and Economic Profile of Women in the Region
Yasmina Baddou,
Secretary of State, Delegate to the Minister
of Employment, Morocco (French)

Randa Abdou, Managing Director, Marketing Mix (English)
Breakout Sessions  
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.Ministerial Perspectives: Preparing Women for the 21st Century Workforce
Luisa Diogo, Minister of Planning and Finance, Mozambique (English)
Innovative Ways of Accessing Credit for Women-Owned Enterprises
Sithembiso Nyoni, Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises Development (English)
Developing Effective Negotiation Skills
Alice Dear, Vice President, Africa Millennium Fund (English)
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.“Growing” an Effective Business and Professional Women’s Organization
Antoinette Ruegg
, President, Business and Professional Women International  (English)
Carmen Villahizan, President, AMPEA (Spanish)Nasreen Awal Mindoo, President, Women Entrepreneurs Association of Bangladesh (English)
Developing a Global Market for Microenterprise Products
Fattouma Benabdenbi,
Former President, ESPOD (French)
Beatriz Segni, Pte Asociación Argentina de Empresarias/ ASEM Secretaria de Relaciones Internacionales /SRI de la Asociación Latinoamericana de diseño/ ALADI (Spanish)
June 30, 2003 (Monday):
Breakout Sessions
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Your Business and Information Technology: Protecting Your Enterprise in a “Virtual” Market
Zeinab Safar,
Technical Advisor, National Council For Women, Cairo, Egypt (English)
Successfully Weathering Business Downturns and Failures
Gisèle Rufer, Executive Chairman DELANCE SA (English)
Managing Health Challenges for the Double-Burdened Woman
Amany Asfour,
President, Egyptian Businesswomen’s Association (English)
Jonina Bjartmarz, Member of Parliament, Iceland (English)   
Growing Microenterprises into the Mainstream Market
Joan Uy,
Head of the Marketing Management Group of the Northern Mindanao Vegetable Producers Association, Philippines (English)
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Holding On To Your Products & Ideas: Intellectual Property
Meriem Kabbaj, Director of Communication and Development, Sochepresse (Morocco) (French)
Nafissa Belcaid, Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (French)
Developing the Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs
Pamela George, Board of Directors, Junior Achievement International (English) Maite Fandos Payà, Directora del Institut Català de la Dona  (Spanish)    
The Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS
Clara Bohitile, Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Sport and Culture (English)                  
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Luncheon Program:  “Extending Technology’s Reach: Opportunities and Challenges”
Ghita Lahlou, Director-General, Phone Assistance (French)
Plenary Sessions   
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Corporate Best Practices: Creating a Level Playing Field for Women
Sung Joo Kim,
President, Sung-Joo International, Inc. (English)  
Mary Jo Jacobi, Vice President of External Affairs, Shell International (English) Amina Benkhadra, Director-General ONAREP-BRPM (English) 
 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Closing Ceremony 
Najima ThayThay Rhozali, Secretary of State, Literacy and Informal Education,  Morocco (French)