Opportunity mission to UAE
18-23 January 2022
5-day business & leisure trip
Immerse in our inspirational trip to Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi!
Get the feel of the cities of innovation, rich culture and entrepreneurship that will inspire you, uplifting you to the next level!
Enjoy with the EWA team the breathtaking white sand beaches and beautiful mosques.
Be surrounded by the state-of-the-art architecture and witness history come to life.
During this trip we:
- meet successful Emirati businesswomen
- learn more about the Emirati culture
- explore potential collaboration and business opportunities
Enjoy the vibrant business atmosphere and explore the Arabic culture in a very unique way
VISIT EXPO 2020 DUBAI
We will start with Dubai Expo 2020, the greatest showcase of human brilliance and achievement. The complex has pavilions of 192 countries around the globe.
Being divided into the districts dedicated to Sustainability, Mobility, and Opportunity, this huge complex demonstrates advanced technologies and limitless connections in action.
Witness a wide range of activities in every corner and be mesmerized by amazing shows.
Address: Expo Road, Dubai South
Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In January 2022 we host, in collaboration with the Swedish Energy Agency, the Global Cleantech Summit at the World Exhibition in Dubai. Sweden is investing heavily into the World Exhibition in Dubai and is planning for an impressive and inspiring pavilion at the Sustainability part of the Expo.
The week starting with January 17th has been named the “Innovation Week” and the Swedish Energy Agency has invested in one day, January 20th in the pavilion that will focus on Cleantech Innovation and Investments.
The purpose is to contribute to an increased global flow of capital directed towards cleantech
innovation, to mobilize institutional investors, to narrow the gap between infrastructure and tech, to mobilize more female investors to the sector and to contribute to the development of impact investing practices. The purpose is also to showcase some of the world’s most exciting high impact solutions.
The idea is to host a meeting of global actors within sustainable financing with a focus on institutional and private investors from the Middle East, Europe, North America and Asia.
The goal is to have about 100 international investors. The total number of attendants will be about 200.
PANEL SESSION AT EXPO 2020
New Female Leadership: Where Disruption meets Sustainability
Meet women that changed the status quo
From Blue energy to scalable healthcare models
From governance to Financial inclusion
We all have the power to build a better world and shape the future. Discover what makes Expo 2020 Dubai unique and how we’re ‘Connecting Minds and Creating the Future’ through sustainability, mobility and opportunity.
Explore the power of connections in shaping our world. From organisations to 192 participating nations, you’ll be engulfed in unique architecture, culture and inspiring innovations.
For the first time in World Expo history, every participating country will have its own pavilion. Enjoy immersive cultural experiences and discover what makes each country unique as you explore hundreds of pavilions.
Be part of an exchange of inspiring new perspectives that tackle the challenges of our time. We’ll be hosting a series of talks and discussion on topics ranging from space to biodiversity.
In partnership with Creative Women, Women’s Council Dubai, Mexican and Saudi Arabian Pavilions and European Women’s Association, we invite you to attend thought-provoking conversations with Female Global leaders during an interactive Panel Discussion at one of the EXPO’s 2020 Pavillions.
We will visit Old Dubai – walk around the maze-like streets of Bastakiya, be a guest in Dubai houses and be treated to Arabic coffee and dates, cruise on the Dubai Creek on the traditional boat Abra, do an atmospheric shopping in Gold and Spice Souk where you’ll discover the heaviest finger ring made of 63 kilos gold and many other majestic golden accessories.
Visit Souk Madinat Jumeirah and discover the icon of Dubai – Burj Al Arab. This stunning hotel was built on a man-made island and attracts many tourists.
Dive into the atmosphere of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah enjoying the picturesque performance of the Palm Fountain — the world’s largest fountain. Make lovely snaps at The Pointe overlooking the famous luxurious hotel Atlantis the Palm.
Witness Dubai dancing fountain show at the incredible Dubai Mall. Its size and the number of shops, restaurants and means of entertainment is astonishing and can leave nobody indifferent.
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE
Meeting with H.E Abdulla Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy at DIFC Central Park Towers, making a special emphasis on the fundamentals of mentorship, promotion, dialogue, investment.
Let us discuss different aspects related to economic empowerment, gender balance, investment and collaboration opportunities.
Explore business opportunities during a practical workshop with our Partner Bizzmosis.
Hear the real stories of success and challenges, running your business in UAE.
Bizzmosis has a strong client list ranging from new startups to global multinationals, for which their team has designed and delivered excellence in a range of tailored solutions from registrations and setups to permits and approvals.
DISCOVER SHARJAH HOUSE OF WISDOM
A unique day, touching the world of innovation, technology,creativity, and endless opportunities in UAE.
Our EWA team will head to House of Wisdom located in Sharjah — a celebration of this emirate’s nomination as the World Book Capital for the year 2019 by UNESCO. The complex contains a huge physical and digital library, suspended pod spaces, a book espresso machine, a children’s educational area and what not!
Have a personal meeting with Mr. Mohammed AlMusharrkh, CEO of Sharjah FDI Office. Theirvision consists of inspiring businesses and facilitating investment opportunities.
Invest in Sharjah’s services are dedicated to supportingfemale investors and female-led businesses, which makes the emirate an exceptional destination for women empowerment across various economic and social fields.
SHARJAH RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION PARK
Enter the world of Sharjah Research Technology & Innovation park.
Its main principles are creativity, interactivity, modularity, thinking, design, innovation, experience.
SRTIP aims to develop and manage an innovation ecosystem that supports enterprise activities and the triple helix collaboration of industry, government and academia.
The park will focus on 6 research areas vital to Sharjah, UAE and the Region which will lead Sharjah to act as the region’s role model for establishing a knowledge economy
TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS
DINNER IN THE DESERT
Dinner in the desert, camping under the stars, stargazing in the dunes
Embark on a journey back through time and experience the history of traditional Emirati life.
Venture deep into the deserts of Sharjah and uncover the secrets of the region’s ancient Bedouin culture through intriguing information, exhilarating recreational activities and breathtaking natural landscapes. Discover something unique every time with our ongoing excavation programme, which ensures there’s always a new treasure waiting to be unearthed.
DISCOVER ABU DHABI ADGM
Our final day in the UAE will begin with a drive to its capital Abu Dhabi
Our first stop in the city will be at Abu Dhabi Global Market where we will have a meeting with the HUB 71 Founders.
ADGM Authorities Building, ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island – Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is an award-winning international financial centre strategically located in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Established by UAE Federal Decree, ADGM’s jurisdiction extends across the entire 114 hectares of Al Maryah Island.
The world’s leading business event for future energy and sustainability
The World Future Energy Summit provides a comprehensive content programme covering every business sector affected by climate change. From food and agriculture to energy, water and waste management, a series of over 200 sessions and workshops are planned to support each industry in the transition towards a sustainable future.
Visit the Solar Expo & Forum
Every year, 34,000 international visitors and buyers from 125 countries attend the show to network, unveil breakthrough technologies, experience live demos, learn the latest industry insights, develop new business partnerships, and source leading-edge products.
Join over 200 sessions of essential industry content to stay abreast of the transformative technologies and developments currently impacting your sector.
Attend insightful sessions and be inspired by the next-generation of innovators who are developing out-of-box solutions for complex sustainability challenges.
Meet and network with buyers across the value chain
Exhibitors enjoy a range of complimentary networking services through the exclusive Sustainability Business Connect programme. Benefits include listing on mobile app, free lead-scanning services, online meeting pre-scheduling and various networking opportunities onsite:
Embassy of Belgium in Abu Dhabi
We will continue our route and head to the Belgium embassy where we will be warmly welcomed by the Belgian Ambassador in the UAE, Peter Claes and his wife, Alexandra Claes.
Peter Claes emphasizes the importance of our collaboration, as it’s “a powerful signal that the world we are living in has changed and is still changing”.
We have the opportunity to meet Barbara Farahainck-Mathonet, Chairwoman of the BeNeLux Business Council and Yoke Wagemans, Director GCC Invest at Flanders Investment and Trade and discuss the major pillars of dynamic development.
Enjoy the networking lunch with these unique people in a unique location with spectacular views.
Visit of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in abu dhabi
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center (SZGMC) was established by decree number 18 year 2008 issued by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs, in 2008 and it’s amendment number 7 year 2012.
According to the decree, the SZGMC aims to:
1. Emphasize on the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s noble deeds and contributions to humanity, in a way that commemorates his legacy and memory
2. Cooperating with research centers as well as religious, educational and cultural institutions
3. Enhance cross cultural communication and introduce the Center as a cultural tourism destination
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an architectural marvel that captures all the magic of the Islamic world. White domes and sky-piercing minarets are just breathtaking!
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OUR PARTNERS AND HOSTS
- General Women’s Union, under the leadership of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak
- SRTIP and House of Wisdom in Sharjah
- Ploutus, under the leadership of H. H. Sheikh Marwan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
- Swedish Government and Cleantech Scandinavia
- Trends Research Institute, under the leadership of Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali
- Mexican Pavilion
- WBAF, World Business Angel Investment Forum Dubai
- Abu Dhabi Global Market, international Financial Center
- Dubai Export and SHEtrades Dubai, https://www.shetrades.com/en
Join and open your vision to a greater world of opportunities
18-23 January 2022
We look forward to having you in our team!
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I am very grateful to be on this trip with the EWA team because it has inspired me so much. My head is now exploding of all the ideas I can work out to have a bigger impact on the world in my field. This trip is an excellent combination of business opportunities and cultural experiences.
Marien Vermeulen,Chiropractor specialized in pregnancy and paediatrics
All the women in the group are so caring, kind, and professional. The trip offers magical opportunities to build wonderful international connections and visit places that you would not normally get a chance to go to.
Jacinta Simons,Brand Photographer & Online Brand Expert
During the trip we were able to reach out to the extremely high governmental level and meet senior officials. And within the EWA team we had open talks with each other – the businesswomen I met are very supportive and help you grow as an entrepreneur guiding you in the right direction.
Ilse Anna Currat,Asian Expert
Yulia Stark put together this remarkable program that in one-week time gave us an overview of the business community of female entrepreneurs here in Dubai. The lesson I will take back home is that the fight of Emirati women against the system in order to be fully understood and accepted as equal business partners is not different in Dubai compared to the rest of Europe. They collaborate, connect, and work together to establish a change in the system.