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Women in Logistics unveil Dubai programme

[ July 24, 2015   //   ]

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has announced its plans for the Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) conference at its International Convention in Dubai on 13 September.

WiLAT Middle East Regional Coordinator, Nadia Abdul Aziz, will welcome delegates before handing over to WiLAT founder and global convenor, Aisha Ali Ibrahim, who will report on the global development of WiLAT over the past 12 months.

Aisah Ali Ibrahim, WiLAT Founder and Global Convenor says: “WiLAT empowers, mentors and unlocks business opportunities. The conference will enable networking, information sharing and will be a celebration of eminent female personalities in the industry. WiLAT will continue to demonstrate that we are stronger together.”

Dorothy Chan FCILT, WiLAT Global Advisor and Immediate Past President, CILT International, will present the global focus for the year, looking back on the success of WiLAT to date and will introduce the day’s focus sessions, introducing themes of mentoring, empowerment, leadership and entrepreneurship for the future development of WiLAT.

The Focus groups will be led by: Gayani De Alwis, chair, WiLAT Sri Lanka, who will discuss mentoring for women; Sharifah Halima, chair, Malaysia, empowering women in the industry; Nadia Abdul Aziz, who will promote women in assuming leadership roles; and Vicky Koo, chair, Hong Kong, who will encourage women to own their own businesses in the sector.

The conference will help formulate a three-year plan to develop and implement programmes for all countries through to 2018 and will help to unlock the potential and advance the status of women in the transport and logistics sectors.

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