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FIN WOMEN AFRICA-UAE TRADE AND INVESTMENT FORUM, Exhibition and Awards, Shangrila Hotel, Dubai, 22-24 Nov. 2021

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WELCOME ADDRESS BY Hoor Mohammad Noor Al Khaja – Associate Vice President, International Operations, Dubai Tourism


The inaugural FIN Women Africa-UAE Trade and Investment Forum will take place in Dubai 22-24 Nov. 2021 at Shangrila Hotel.

The Forum is set to connect leading female decision-makers from public and private sectors from Africa to UAE investors and women entrepreneurs. The Forum will contribute in the promotion of sustainable and equitable economic growth and integration in Africa as well as the UAE. This event aims to attract decision-makers from Africa to engage and build meaningful partnerships with prominent businesses in the UAE. These engagements will result is economic development, skills, job creation for women through Industrialisation and assist in removing barriers to trade and investment for women between Africa and Middle East in general and UAE in particular.  

The UAE is recognised as the globalized financial region and the undisputed tourism, trade and investment hub. According to the World Economic Forum, Women are becoming a force to be reckoned with on the business scene across the Middle East with one in three small enterprises being founded or led by women. On a leadership front, there is a significant rise of women leaders making waves in the region with more women being elevated to top leadership positions.

Africa is an increasingly important continent in terms of economic opportunities with a rich and vibrant culture, housing dynamic female minds who can help shape the global future outlook. During the last two decades, Africa has made remarkable progress within the African economies and is among the fastest growing economies being long considered as a land of unexploited opportunities.   Furthermore, according to the World Bank, Africa is a world leader when it comes to female entrepreneurship. In recent decades, Africa has also witnessed a tremendous increase in female top political and corporate leadership positions.

FIN Women Africa-UAE Trade and Investment Forum is themed The Road to a Prosperous Women of Africa and is expecting over 100 top business and professional women and men from various African countries and the Middle East. 

This high profile event is part of FIN AFRICA-UAE TRADE & INVESTMENT FORUM 2021 due to take place 21-24 November 2021. 

 The high point of the event is the FIN Women Awards, which will be held on the evening of 23 November 2021, where deserving, female, male, institutions and entrepreneurs including top business personalities and firms from the UAE and Africa, will be decorated with various Awards and Certificate of Honor.


The forum aims to bring together the most influential and prominent women as well as key stakeholders from the UAE and Africa to highlight trade and investment opportunities in order to foster meaningful partnerships.


Re-emphasize and vividly demonstrate the critical role of women to the future economic development

Connect African business and professional women with their counterparts from UAE thereby building bridges, businesses, and fostering a networking opportunities

Provide the platform for a renewed and sustainable engagement between UAE investors and African women entrepreneurs thereby fostering economic relations between the two regions.

Celebrate and honour outstanding female leaders, male champions as well as institutions for their commitment to advance the cause of women empowerment within the public and corporate sectors.


Outstanding female leaders, male champions as well as institutions from Africa and the UAE will be honored at a special Awards ceremony to be held on the night of 23 November 2021. The aim of these recognition awards is to highlight their commitment in advancing the cause of women empowerment within the public and corporate sectors.


The exhibition will offer women an opportunity to demonstrate their products, services and innovations.


The forum will place its focus on various sectors including:

Agriculture and agri-processing

Energy and renewable energy

Tourism and Hospitality

Trade and investment


·         First ladies special panel discussion

·         Keynote Presentations and Conversations with leaders from UAE and Africa

·         Panel discussions

·         Special keynote messages from women leaders

·         Special panel discussion on the role of men in advancing women agenda

·         Gala dinner & awards ceremony



·         First ladies

·         Heads of Government

·         Deputy Heads of Government and Senior Female Government Leaders

·         Major Industry Titans and Stakeholders

·         Female Heads and Members of Boards

·         Female Business Leaders and Leading CEOs

·         Women Development Institutions and International Development Institutions


Sponsors will benefit from:

•         Exposure and visibility of their brands to international participants

•         Open limitless opportunities

•         Speaking opportunity

•         Strategic exhibition stand

•         And many more as per sponsor’s expectations.

Program at Glance:

  • 22 Nov. 2021: Exhibition

  • 23 Nov. 2021: Full day Conference with Top speakers from Government and private sector

  • 23 Nov. 2021: FIN Women Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony: Recognising women trailblazers  as well as men supporting women

  • 24 Nov. 2021: Organised B2B, Business meetings and visit to Dubai Expo. (Ticket to Dubai Expo will be provided for all participants). Well planned and coordinated meetings with potential partners, investors, buyers and suppliers


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The FIN Women Exhibition will offer women a unique opportunity to showcase their products and services to potential business partners and investors. 

Focused sectors include:

  • Tourism

  • Infrastructure Development projects

  • Business services

  • ICT

  • Fashion




This opportunity will include other things:

  • Expose your brand before our international participants

  • Enable your company to have seamless penetration into the rich deposit of Oil and Gas in the continent.

  • Position your organisation as a leading Oil and Gas company in Africa

  • Open limitless opportunities for your company to dominate the African market

  • Give your organisation visibility through branding in our Forum website, database, brochure, and appurtenances.

  • Avail you with a speaking opportunity.

  • Avail you with a strategic exhibition booth. 


Upon registration, an invoice will be sent to you for payment processing. Payment confirms registration.

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