About The Event
Inside Investor organised the second UAE and Malaysia Ladies Roundtable, a power-packed three days of forums, meetings and dinners in which some of the most successful businesswomen from the United Arab Emirates met their counterparts from Malaysia. This was is a meeting of business-savvy women and will marked the rst time such abundance of entrepreneurship and passion from two diverse yet homogenous cultures gather together at the same time in the same place.
The tour of Malaysia, from December 5-9, was is the result of an informal invitation from the Malaysian Prime Minister’s wife, Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah, at the Invest Malaysia Forum 2011 in Abu Dhabi in January. The women arrived in Malaysia on December 5 and then conducted four days of meetings, conferences and interviews before returning home on December 9. The trip was aimed at providing the women with an in-depth understanding of the business and investment opportunities available in Malaysia. In addition, the Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre had been seeking advice from the visitors on how the body can bolster its mission to further advance the role of women in business in Asia.
On December 7, The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre organised a meeting for the visitors with the nine most inuential business women in Malaysia at the Shangri-La Hotel before they were hosted to a luncheon by Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, the Governor of Bank Negara, Malaysia’s Central Bank. Meetings took also place with top ofcials from MITI, MIDA, MATRADE and PEMANDU, as well as the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife and the Chief Secretary.
Event’s report can be downloaded here.