Myanmar-ASEAN 2014: 5-6 December 2014

Based on the great success of the Women’s Forum Myanmar 2013, a “historic international Women’s Forum” (The Irrawaddy, December 2013) which welcomed 600 participants from 26 countries alongside with 23 partner companies and organizations, the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society together with the French Embassy in Myanmar, in close cooperation with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, will organize Women’s Forum Myanmar-ASEAN 2014, to be held in Naypyidaw and Yangon on 5-6 December 2014.

Organized at the occasion of the Myanmar Chairmanship of ASEAN, this year’s conference will address the role of Women: A driving force in transitional societies.

Plenary and breakout sessions at Women’s Forum Myanmar-ASEAN 2014 will include debates on the development of the financial sector in ASEAN countries; the need to involve women in economic transition; creating inclusive and responsible investment in ASEAN; scenarios for ASEAN women from 2015 onward; and ASEAN connectivity: the path to regional growth. Other sessions will look at the environmental agenda; demographics and regional migrations; and how to create a healthy ecosystem for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Women’s Forum Myanmar-ASEAN 2014 will be open by H.E. U Thein Sein, President, Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the National League for Democracy, Member of the Parliament, Chairperson of the Lower House Committee for Rule of Law, Peace and Tranquility, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

We would be delighted to welcome you in 2014.
Contact for further information.
Kind regards,
The Women’s Forum Team