In response to global demand and burgeoning trends in trade modernization, OWIT International is bringing back its 18th Annual World Conference. In recognition of Nairobi’s vast potential to engage in global trade, OWIT International has selected its OWIT Chapter in Nairobi, Kenya as the host for this year’s annual conference. On October 24-25, 2018, OWIT members around the globe will converge with supporters and experts in their field to empower both the local community and business leaders throughout the world. Day One will be comprised of a capacity-building workshop for local women entrepreneurs seeking to take their business across borders. Day Two is a conference for trade practitioners and policy makers from around the world for discussing best practices, what’s next for the future of trade, and what women’s roles should be in that future.
BACKGROUND ON THE OWIT CONFERENCE
Internationalization of trade and investment is complex, and our OWIT International conference offers access to subject matter experts and resources to overcome the unique challenges. As entrepreneurs, consumers, and heads of households, women’s economic participation is crucial to ending poverty and boosting global prosperity.
OWIT-Nairobi is the first African chapter of OWIT. Established in 1989, OWIT is a global association for women in international trade and business. Our 2,000-plus members impact hundreds of millions of dollars in trade and business transactions annually. OWIT’s focus is on adding value to our corporate, mid-sized, small business and individual members around the world. OWIT serves as the unifying body of a network of chapters spanning the globe in the Americas, Western Europe, and Africa. OWIT also supports a “Virtual Chapter” for individuals involved in international trade and business who do not have access to a local OWIT chapter where they reside or work.
For more information about the OWIT Conference and Capacity Building Workshop, or to register, please contact VP-Conference@owit.org