Conference: Gulf Industrial Conference for Women – RISE
Date: 30-November-2014
Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Kuwait – Diamond Hall
Sponsoring Organization: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences

Seminar Objectives:

1.Highlighting the role of women as an active element in all sectors, especially the industrial sector, and the importance of empowering women in the productive sectors.

2.Monitoring major competencies in Kuwait and the Gulf region, and creating a point of connection to exchange expertise in the industrial sector, which is considered the most difficult sector to attract female employment.

3.Honoring women’s efforts in the industrial sector and considering them role models for all segments of society by reviewing their success stories in the Gulf region.

4.Coming up with recommendations that include a Gulf cooperation plan to strengthen the role of women in the industrial sector.

Guests of the first session (Gulf achievements):

1.Sheikha / Dr. Hind Al Qasimi – President of the Emirates Club for Business and Self-Professional Women – United Arab Emirates

2.Mrs. Basma Al-Zamil – Human Resources Specialist from Al-Zamil Group – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

3.Mrs. Helal Khalid – General Manager of Reef Arabia Group – Kingdom of Bahrain

4.Mrs. Kamilah Bint Ali Al-Awfi – CEO of Natural Stones World Company – State of Oman

5.Mrs. Afnan Al-Babtain – CEO of King Sultan Fund – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Moderator Sheikha / Intisar Salem Al-Ali

Guests of the second session (women leaders and the reality of the industrial sector in the State of Kuwait):

1.Ms. Salwa Al-Ghannam – Director of Human Resources and Administrative Affairs – Petroleum Coal Industries Company

2.Mrs. Sanaa Al-Ghamlas – Executive Vice President – Kuwait Packaging Materials Manufacturing Company Session

Moderator Ms. Manal Al-Hasawi – Vice President for Strategic Planning and Execution – Al-Durra Petroleum Services Company