WEF-Tunisia 2019 Program Details

Speakers Colour Code:

Moderator/Emcee  Co-Lead  Panelist  Via Video Keynotes & Others

Time Allocation
For Co-Lead :12 Min, Panelist: 5 Min.

Venue: Hotel LAICO

General Guidelines:
* Plenary Sessions: each Plenary session will have 6 to7 speakers who will speak 5-6 minutes each.
* Business matching (B2B) will be organized in Parallel sessions .
* The sessions topics & timing are subject to change.

WEF-Tunisia 2019 “Tunisia’s role as Cultural, Touristic and Business hub: Investing in Women, for Women and with Women for Gender Parity .”

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Day-1, 23rd January 2019, Wednesday

TimeSession No.TopicSpeakers
08:00 AM – 08:45 AMRegistration
08:45 AM – 09:00 AMALL To Be Seated
09 :00 AM -09 :45 AMInaugural SessionTunisia’s role as Cultural, Touristic and Business hub: Investing in Women, for Women and with Women for Gender Parity Introduction By:
Dr. Harbeen Arora

Welcome by:
Neziha Labidi

Special Remarks By
Ouided Bouchamaoui
Omar Behi

Leila Belkhiria Jaber
Essma Ben Hamida
Donia Hedda Ellouze

Closing Remarks By
Vinay Rai

Video Message By:
H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

Shobana Kamineni
Mary-Jane Deeb

Mansi Mahajan(Emcee)

9:45 AM – 10:30 AMPlenary 23AWomen’s Economic Empowerment

Kezy Mukiri
Najat Rizk
Dr. Boutheina Ben Yaghlane
Maria Rios
Mavis Amankwah
Riadh Chaabouni Zghal

10:30 AM – 11:15 AMSession  2311For a Holistic & Integrated Approach to Women’s Economic Empowerment Kezy Mukiri
Donia Hedda Ellouze
Soukeina Bouraoui
11:15AM – 11:45 AMFireside Chat with Dignitaries
11:45AM – 12:15PMSession  2312Women in the World of Science: Development & Deployment of Innovation Initiatives. Sonia Elkara
Maria Rios
12:15PM – 12:45PMSession  2313Women’s Leadership in Digital EconomySenthamarai Gokulakrishnan
Mavis Amankwah
Rosaline Fumfon
Simone Kosremelli
12:45PM – 01:30PMSession 2314Combating Violence Against WomenNicola Grinstead
Lola Owolabi
01:30PM – 02:15PMNetworking lunch
02:15 PM -03:00 PMPlenary 23BWomen, Culture & CreativitySarah Shaukat

Prof. Shadia Fahim

Senthamarai Gokulakrishnan
Sonia Mbarek

Dr. Ingy Rasekh
Simone Kosremelli

03:00 PM -03:45 PMSession  2315Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment in Culture

Dr. Amany Ahmed

03:45 PM-04:30 PMSession  2316Women’s Leadership in the Cultural & Creative SectorsProf. Shadia Fahim
Peace Anyiam-Osigwe

Dame Jane Chircop

04:30 PM – 05:00 PMSession  2317Future Women Talents: Pushing the Boundaries of Creative Expression
05:00 PM – 05:30PMSession  2318Political Participation of WomenHella Dokri Cherif
Hella Hammi
05:30 PM -06:00 PMSession  2318 Heal Your Body: Session With Sound Healing ExpertDr. Shruti Nada Poddar
07:00 PM – OnwardsClosing Dinner at Hotel LAICOHosted by H.E. Mr. Prashant Pise Ambassador of India to Tunisia

Day-2, 24th January 2019, Thursday

TimeSession No.TopicSpeakers
09:00 AM-09:45 AMPlenary 24AWomen in Decision Making Positions Sharon Callix

Nicola Grinstead
Nada Abdelsamad
Dr. Lina Alameddine
Ahlem Arfaoui
Chahida Wahibi
Faten Ben Amor
Karen Duys
Dame Jane Chircop

9:45 AM-10:30 AMSession  2411Women’s Political ParticipationDr. Lina Alameddine
Nada Abdelsamad
10:30 AM-11:15 AMSession  2412 Women’s Leadership in the Workplace: Expanding Influence & Leading Change Jacqueline Ani

Najat Rizk
Dr. Ingy Rasekh

11:15 AM – 12:00 NoonSession  2413Women & Leadership Roles in Diplomacy Ahlem Arfaoui

Maura Sweeney
Saloua Ben Zaghou-Bahri

12:00 Noon– 12:45 PMSession  2414Inspirational Women Role Models Sharon Callix

Nour Anthony

Samantha Makore

12:45 PM – 01:30 PMSession  2415 Fireside Chat with Dignitaries
01:30PM – 02:15PMNetworking lunch
02:15 PM -03:00 PMPlenary 24BWomen, Peace & Security Jacqueline Ani

Dr. Amany Ahmed

Anet Azadkhanian

03:00 PM -03:45 PMSession  2416Invest in Women to Address the Climate Change & Conserve the Environment
03:45 PM-04:30 PMSession  2417Women & Food Security: Decisive Role of Rural WomenFatimata Kane
04:30 PM – 05:15 PMSession  2418Building a Peaceful World We Want: Woman’s TouchDr. Shruti Nada Poddar
Anet Azadkhanian

*Complimentary Cultural Tour & Excursion on 25th January