2010 Ministerial Roundtable Agenda

“Public/Private Sector Partnerships Advancing Women’s Economic Opportunities”

Thursday, MAY 20

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast Networking

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Press Briefing

Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women
H.E. Nguyen Thi Doan, Vice President of Vietnam
Hon. Song Xiuyan, Vice President and first Member of Secretariat of the All-China Women’s Federation, Vice President of the Working Committee of Women and Children under the State Committee
H.E. Salma Kikwete, First Lady of Tanzania

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Ministerial Best Practices I

Moderator: Hon. Yu-Foo Yee Shoon, Minister of State for Community and Youth, Singapore
Hon. Meng Xiaosi, Vice President and Member of the Secretariat,, All China Women’ Federation and
Hon. Chen Xiaoya, Vice Minister of Education, China
Melanne Verveer, Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, U.S. State Department
Hon. Patricia Annie Kaliati, Minister of Gender, Children & Community Development, Malawi

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Corporate Best Practices

Wing dar Ker, General Manager, Asia Pacific & Greater China Region, Microsoft Customer Service and Support
Mike Kuchenbrod, President, ITT China & India
Patricia Francis, Executive Director, International Trade Center, UNDP
Billie Williamson, Partner, Ernst & Young Americas

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.

12:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Luncheon Program: Ministerial Best Practices II

Moderator: Jonina Bjartmarz, Former Minister of Environment, Iceland
Hon. Carolina Schmidt, Minister for Women (SERNAM), Chile
Hon. Patricia Espinosa Torres, Undersecretary of Labor, Mexico

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Ministerial Discussions

Hon. Norah Al Faiz, Saudi Arabia; Hon. Patricia Espinosa Torres, Mexico; Irene Natividad; Hon. Patricia Annie Kaliati, Minister of Gender, Child & Community Development, Malawi; and  Hon. Karima Begum, Minister for State of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Nepal

Hon. Yu-Foo Yee Shoon, Minister of State for Community Development, Youth & Sports; Hon. Gulshara Abdykalikova, Minister of Labor & Social Protection, Kazakhstan; Hon. Meng Xiaosi, All China Women’s Federation; Hon. Hong Cheng, Beijing Deputy Mayor; Hon. Alphonsine Mbie N’na, Minister of Health, Social Affairs, Solidarity & Family; and Hon. Carolina Schmidt, Minister for Women’s Affairs, Chile