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The Australian Arab Businesswomen’s Forum in Sydney

Bank of Sydney supports the Australian Arab Businesswomen’s Forum in Sydney

On 6 and 7 March more than 80 delegates from Australia and the Middle East met at the 2014 Australian Arab Businesswomen’s Forum (AABF) in Sydney, to discuss commercial opportunities between Australia and the Middle East, with particular reference to Women.

Organized by Australian Businesswomen’s Forum (ABF) and Women Chiefs of Enterprise International (WCEI), the event welcomed international speakers from the UK, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Australia. VIP guests included Lord and Lady Sandwich from the UK, H.E. Nabil Al Saleh, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Australia, H.E. Mr Izzat Abdelhadi, Head of the General delegation of Palestine to Australia and Mr Terry Mulhane, Honorary Consul of Morocco.

The Forum was opened by Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services. Her Excellency Sheikha Dr Hind Al Qassimi, a member of the UAE Royal Family and Chairwoman of the UAE Business Professional Women’s Club (BPW) also addressed the opening session of the event.

Bank of Sydney was proud to participate to this forum as a sponsor of the “Trade, Investment and Finance” session. Ms Julie Elliott, CEO of Bank of Sydney, talked about the trade and investment opportunities between Australia and the Middle East and North African regions from a Banker’s perspective.

Cynthia Dearin, Forum Co-Convenor said,” Arab women are at the forefront of an economic transformation throughout the Middle East, acting as agents of change in Business, government and society.”

With an in depth understanding of Global Markets and in particular strong experience in the Middle East and North African and Mediterranean Regions, Bank of Sydney offers a complete range of International Trade products and services.


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