Held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Economy, the 16th Global Edition of the WIL Economic Forum is focused on making change happen by uniting 300 global influential business and thought leaders to discuss key issues on women in leadership.
Open Business Meeting Lounge
Attendees pre-arrange meetings prior to the forum. A business lounge is available at the venue to explore business opportunities and build profitable relationships.
Interactive Panel Discussions
Global business leaders share insights and experience on womenomics, diversity & inclusion, innovation, intrapreneurship and supply chain diversity.
Trade associations, businesswomen groups, free trade zones and investors have the opportunity to meet and network in a luxurious five-star networking area.
WIL Achievement Awards
A highlight of the forum, the ceremony acknowledges businesswomen for their outstanding success and organisations for their support of women’s empowerment.
Listen to some of the region and world’s most successful and renowned business leaders discussing about issues.
International Press Coverage
The forum gains extensive media coverage from both local and international press including CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Khaleej Times.
Margery KrausFounder and Chief Executive Officer APCO Worldwide View Profile
His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al MansooriMinister of Economy for the United Arab Emirates View Profile
Her Excellency Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah MansorWife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia View Profile
Cherie BlairFounder Cherie Blair Foundation for Women View Profile
Her Royal Highness Sheikha Hissah Saad Abdulah Salem Al-SabahChairperson Council of Arab Businesswomen View Profile
Valentina da Luz GuebuzaChairwoman and Chief Executive Officer Focus 21 Management and Development View Profile
Her Excellency Fatima Al JaberBoard Member, Al Jaber Group Chairperson, Abu Dhabi Businesswomen’s Council
Sima VedVice Chairperson Apparel Group
WIL is a unique experience that reflects the primary position of women in a man’s world. I felt very proud to be a woman among others of such success and ambition.