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10/03/07

Women in Business in Kazakhstan


Women in Business International in partnership with the Kazakhstan Businesswomen's Association will be STAGING the first Women in Business Forum in the Caspian region in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 22nd October 2007.

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The event is part of an initiative looking at mainstreaming the economic role of women in society as well as establishing and maintaining support networks to assist development of women owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs) not just within Kazakhstan but internationally by exchanging best practice information and know-how.

Women in business Forums are internationally renowned business to business Forums attracting investment and business opportunities within a community of businesswomen with gross assets of over $100billion. Past events in Syria, Turkey and South Africa have attracted investment and business activity.

Speaking of the Forum in Kazakhstan – Women in Business Founder Ahmed Suleiman MBE says “we are excited at the prospect of developing the initiative further in the region. Kazakhstan is an ideal base for our activities because not only is it an important emerging world economic power, but on the issue of women it is also a potential leader. This leadership comes from the President, who is on public record of his support for women’s economic empowerment.”

The Forum will look to share experiences between businesswomen from the region and internationally as well as developing partnerships for trade and development.

The event is gathering support from the governments of Kazakhstan and the UK Local partners include, UNDP, The British Council , The British- Kazakh Society, and the Kazakh British Technical University who have all expertise given their great support for the ethos of the project.

Sponsors of the event include Shell, Deloittes and Denholm Zholdas, and Air Astana