August 2021 PWA & UAE Embassy in Italy Special Event

UAE Embassy in Italy in cooperation with PWA
the Emirati Women’s Day

on August 27, 2021 Friday 12.00 to 13.00 CEST
Villa Durate – UAE Embassy Rome, Itay

“EXPO 2020: BEYOND EMPOWERING WOMEN” event is to celebrate the Emirati Women’s Day 2021 under the theme “Women: Ambitions & Inspiration for Next 50 years”. 

This event – organized by the UAE Embassy in Italy in cooperation with the Professional Women’s Association (PWA) Rome on the occasion of the Emirati Women’s Day 2021 aims at promoting gender equality by highlighting the inspiring model of Expo 2020 Dubai that beautifully reflects the UAE’s vision to empower women. The 65 per cent of all UAE National hires at Expo 2020 Dubai being women, because when it comes to getting the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region (MEASA) up and running, it takes a woman to get the job done.

On this occasion the UAE Embassy of Italy specially invite the PWA members to join the exclusive virtual event. This initiative will be an opportunity to confirm, together with the esteemed representatives of Italian institutions, industries, and the female entrepreneurship world, the everlasting strong bond we have with them to strengthen the mutually beneficial cooperation and accelerate the gender equality process that is at the center of the ongoing sustainable recovery, positioning the UAE and Italy as global hubs for innovation to face the current and future challenges, as exemplified by Expo 2020 Dubai – one of the biggest global community events ever staged, against the backdrop of a pandemic that has shaken the world – and Italy’s G20 Presidency which focuses on defining the policies needed to ensure the relaunch of sustainable and inclusive growth, nationally and globally. – H.E. Omar Obaid Al-Shamsi, the Ambassador of the UAE in Italy.


12:00 Welcome Speech by H.E. Omar Obaid Al-Shamsi – Ambassador of the UAE in Italy.
12:10 Opening Remarks by Mrs. Gerlie Saura Leproux – President of PWA.
12:20 Women’s Essential Role in Creating the Future
– Ms. Hind Alowais, Vice President, Participant Management at Expo.
12:30 Women’s Contribution to the Italian Pavilion at EXPO
– Ms. Rosanna Binacchi – Director of International Relations at the Cabinet of the Italian
Ministry of Culture
12:40 Gender Mainstreaming Across Key Sectors:
• Dr. Hayat Shamsuddin, Senior Vice President, Expo Pavilions and Exhibitions.
• Ms. Diana Battaggia – Head of the Investment and Technology Promotion Office, Italy –
• Ms. Marjan Faraidooni, Chief Human Resources and Visitor Experience Officer at EXPO.
• Marina Romualdi Vaccari – President of International Women’s Forum, Italy.

Participation is open to our members only.

All participants are requested to RSVP by the 25th of August thru our website form and will receive all the details necessary to connect to the e-conference the day before the event.

*This event will give our active members access to a unique benefit for members only. Contact if you are interested.

The event starts at 12.00 sharp and will last for one hour.


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