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By Justina Mutale
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The 2013 Women Advancement Forum (WAF-MDG 2013) will be held at the Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa from 28 April – 3rd May 2013.

Under the theme “Towards the Actualization of the Millennium Development Goals”, the Women Advancement Forum will be a great Women's Conference which is expected to bring together over 500 women from 6 continents including Africa. Attendance is expected from women from chambers of commerce, women entrepreneurs, professional women, women in business, NGOs, women in politics, and wives of public office holders, among many others.

The WAF-MDG 2013 will be one of the biggest Women Advancement Forums in Africa addressing the Millennium Development Goals, attracting the participation of women from 6 continents. The Conference will include the WAF 2013 General Assembly Resolution Session to prepare a well articulated communiqué for international bodies, which would serve as a reference point for policies affecting women and children.

“The WAF-MDG2013 Conference aims to offer a conducive environment and incredible opportunities for interaction on global issues affecting women and the girl-child by bringing women from all works of life under one roof to network, share experiences and ideas,” says Tshepo Lepheana of ABN GLOBAL EVENTS, the organisers of the Conference

Participants will also take advantage of the rare opportunity of joining hands with fellow women from around the world on issues of women's political, economic and social empowerment, including women's advancement, inspiration and motivation of fellow women in the lead up to the United Nations 2015 Millennium Development Goals.

The WAF-MDG 2013 Conference, which is organised by ABN Global Events of South Africa, in association with their global partners will be held over a period of 5 days with a full and exciting programme of activities, which will include the WAF General Assembly; Business & Social Networking Sessions; 2013 WAF-MDG Award Gala Dinner featuring POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk Fashion Show. The WAF-MDG 2013 will also offer first class Pre-Conference and Post-Conference workshops for capacity building and Business to Business Matchmaking among other activities.

Notable speakers from around the globe have been confirmed to deliver inspiring and motivating speeches at the Conference. Speakers include: JUSTINA MUTALE, Africa Woman of the Year 2012; ALMAS JIWANI, President, UN Women Canada; VOILA MANUEL, Executive Director, Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry; MAGARET BANGO, Secretary General, National Africa Federated Chamber of Commerce; CANDIDE LEGUEDE, President, ECOWAS-Federation of Business Women and Entrepreneurs; H.E. SARAH SOSAN, Former Deputy Governor, Lagos State; IYALODE ALABA LAWSON, Deputy President, NACCIMA; Hon. NKEIRUKA ONYEJEOCHA, Chairperson, House Committee on Aviation, Federal House of Assembly; Chief (Mrs) NKECHI MBA, President, National Council for Women Society; Rt. Hon. FATOUMATTA JAHUMPA CEESAY, Former Speaker, ECOWAS Parliament & The Gambia Parliament; ADESUWA ONYENOKWE, CEO, Today's Woman (TW) Magazine; and HAJIA HAFSAT MOHAMMED BABA, National Women Leader, Action Congress of Nigeria, amongst others.

For Registration and more information please contact:

ABN Global Events, South Africa
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +27 (0)102 269 489, +27 836 238 409, +27 718 365 691