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27-29/03/17: 6th Global Economic Summit | Mumbai

WeAreTheCity invites YOU to the 6th Edition of the Global Economic Summit focuses on Women’s Empowerment in the social and economic spheres.

The Summit: ‘Women Empowerment: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Capacity Building’ will discuss the achievements of women in diverse fields. The deliberations will include relevant issues pertaining to women empowerment such as leadership, economic and social entrepreneurship, SMEs, Skill Development, Financing and the role of governments, multilateral agencies and stakeholders at national and international levels, to achieve the goal for women’s economic independence.

The Summit will provide an insight into how diverse businesses around the world are implementing Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and striving to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set forth in the 2030 Agenda.

WeAreTheCity are offering two free tickets to this event. To win, comment on our Facebook post explaining why YOU should win a free ticket. This competition will close 9am Monday 23rd January.


Time & Date: 27th-29th March, Day 1: 09.00-21.00, Day 2: 10.30-19.00

Location: MVIRDC: World Trade Centre Mumbai

Price: Foreign Delegate registration fee per delegate : USD 100, Indian Delegate registration fee per delegate : INR 5000

Day 1:

9.00 am – 10.30 am Registration and Tea
10.30 am – 1.00 pm Inauguration of Exhibition and Conference
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch
Session 1
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm The Evolving Woman in the 21st Century

  • Sustainable Development Goals and women empowerment : Charting the Course for Change
  • Women’s Issues and Challenges in the 21st Century
  • Women’s Rights: Towards social and economic gender parity
Session II
3.30 pm – 5.00 pm Education, Science, Technology and Empowerment of Women

  • Access to and participation of women and girls in education, training , science & technology
  • Empowering women through skill development for economic inclusion
  • Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women ( STEP) : Case study from India
  • Technical and vocational education and training of women : challenges and opportunities
5.00 pm – 7.00 pm B2B Meetings / Visit to Exhibition
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm Welcome Reception and Cultural Programme with Dinner

Day 2:

March 28, 2017

Session III
10.30 am – 12.30 pm Leadership and women’s foray into the business domain

  • Women in business : Opportunities and challenges
  • Today’s women , tomorrow’s leaders
  • Redefining the role of the new woman in the world of trade and business
  • Women and business ethics
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch
Session IV
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm Government and Institutional support for women

  • National policies and women empowerment: Issues and perspectives
  • The role of micro finance institutions in supporting women’s ventures
  • Public Sector and Corporate Social Responsibility ( CSR ) : The way forward
Session V
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm Women empowerment through capacity building and social entrepreneurship

  • NGOs: Partners in social uplift and capacity building : Select case studies
  • Women’s role in transforming rural economy and harnessing economic inclusion
  • Women’s contribution to the SME sector through entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Women in the informal sector
Session VI
4.30 pm – 5.30 pm Women, culture and development

  • Integrating society through diversity , art and culture
  • Valedictory address and live display and demonstration of art and culture, crafts
7.00 pm Indian Classical Cultural Programme and Gala Dinner
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