December 10th, 2016, Dubai (UAE): The Centre for Economic and Leadership Development (CELD), an organization in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC), also in partnership with the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women), USA and CEOs Club Worldwide; presents The fourth edition of the South America-Africa-Middle East-Asia Women Summit (SAMEAWS), taking place on December 13th, 2016 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai.
The SAMEAWS 2016 is bringing together the most influential women leaders and stakeholders in emerging economies to consolidate efforts in supporting and scaling up opportunities for female trailblazers in these regions. The event is poised to deliberate on sustainable ways of multiplying the number of women in leadership positions in emerging economies, thereby creating diverse possibilities for them. Such events are the need of the time with the yawning gender gap in leadership roles in emerging economies. The importance of this economic summit cannot be emphasised enough as it bolsters the efforts of a new generation of women who are committed to the cause of empowering female leadership, entrepreneurship and political participation.
SAMEAWS has proven to be the premier gathering of women and key stakeholders from Africa, Middle East & Asia, debuted with a record attendance of over 1000 delegates from 35 countries in the maiden, 2014 & 2015 editions. The 2016 edition promises to be even bigger with the theme-“Scaling up the rise of women leaders in emerging economies’’
Already confirmed for the Summit are: Her Excellency, Madam Bongi Ngema-Zuma, First Lady of the Republic of South Africa, Her Excellency, Mrs Daw Su Su Lwin , Spouse of the President of Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and Her Excellency, Roman Tesfaye, First Lady of the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; global female leaders from Beirut, India, Myanmar, Qatar, Morocco, UAE, amongst others.