2017 IWEC Conference Agenda

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 “Connecting Women Businesses Globally:

Accelerating Growth Through Innovation & Technology”

Conference Agenda:

Saturday and Sunday Nov. 11th & 12th

                                Arrivals and check-ins at:

                                Marriott Redmond Hotel, 7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Sunday Nov. 12th / Marriott Redmond Hotel /Grand Ballroom

4:00-6:00pm       Reception Desk Open for Conference Material pick up

                                (outside the Grand Ballroom)

Sunday Nov. 12th / Marriott Redmond Hotel 

[4:00-5:30pm]    IWEC Global Ambassador Meeting

Sunday reception / Nov. 12th / Marriott Redmond Hotel /Grand Ballroom

6:00/8pm            Reception (Dinner on own)

Monday Nov. 13th / Conference Day 1 / Microsoft Campus

Breakfast in the hotel

 8am                       Bus transport from hotel to Microsoft, 16070 NE 36th Way, Redmond, WA 98052

8:30/9am            Arrivals and network at Microsoft

9:00/9:30             Welcome remarks:

                                Ruth A. Davis, IWEC Foundation / US

                                HRH Princess Noor Asem of Jordan, Conference Chairwoman / Jordan

                                Fernando Hernandez, Microsoft / US

                                Maud Daudon, President, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce / US

                                Adela Subirana, Barcelona Chamber of Commerce / SP

                                Michele Ruiz, CEO, Ruiz Strategies; Conference Master of Ceremonies/ US

9:30/9:50             Awardee Introductions

9:50/10:30           *Keynote – “Overview of the Internet of Things/Smart Cities”

                                Peter Martinez, CEO,  Game Changer Tec / US

10:30/10:45         Coffee break

10:45/11:15          Awardee Introductions

11:15/11:45           Keynote – “Being an Entrepreneur in China”

                               Yang Lan, Sun Media Group/ China

                                      Presented by Professor Pedro Nueno, IESE / SP

11:45/12:30         Panel Discussion – “Communication for The Future Global Economy”

                               Pedro Nueno, IESE, Moderator: 

                               Regina Llopis, CEO, AIA Elequant, EQ-Kids /SP

                               Yang Lan, Chairperson, Sun Media Group/China

                               Mukta Jain, Chairwoman, Women’s Entrepreneurs Council, CACCI/India

12:30/1:30           Luncheon & Facilitated Networking

1:30/1:50             Awardee Introductions

1:50/2:30             Keynote: “Scaling & Financing Your Company For Growth:

                               The SDI Inclusive Procurement Platform; Innovative Funding Sources

                                     and IWEC’s Concierge Desk”

                               Conchie Fernandez, CEO, CF Creative / US

                               Monika Mantilla, CEO, Altura Capital / US

2:30/3:10             Keynote: “Cyber Security & Digital Transformation”- Aylton de Souza, Microsoft/ US

3:10/3:30             Coffee break

3:30/4:15             Panel Discussion – “Technology Advances in 2017”

                               Moderator: Fernando Hernandez,  Microsoft/ US

                               IBM Denise Evans, Vice President, Women and Diversity Marketing/ US

                               Intel/Jackie Sturm, Sr VP Supply Chain & Innovation/ US

4:15/4:35             Awardee introductions

4:35/5:00            Transport to Microsoft Visitors Center for Reception

5:00/7:00             Reception

7:00                       Transport back to hotel.  (Dinner on own)

                Tuesday Nov. 14th / Conference Day 2 / Microsoft Campus

Breakfast in the hotel

8am                       Bus transport from hotel to Microsoft, 16070 NE 36th Way, Redmond, WA 98052

8:30/9am            Arrive and network at Microsoft

9:00/9:30            Awardee introductions

9:30/10:15           Panel discussion “Innovation in 2017”

                               Moderator: Diane Tompson, Novaris/Powercom / AU

                               Blockchain/UPS Melanie Alavi, UPS Director of Customer Technology Marketing/US

                               Digitization/Mella Stegs, CEO, Stegs & Sisters/SW

                               Cynthia Wang/ Dir. of Design & Digital Engagement, IBM/ US

10:15/10:30         Coffee break

10:30/10:50         Awardee introductions

10:50-/11:15       “2017 Mentorship Program Updates”

                               Nuria Basi. Barcelona Chamber/SP

                              Janine Myburgh, Cape Chamber/South Africa

11:15/11:45         Awardee Introductions

11:45/12:15         “IWEC – Past & Future of the Organization-How to Be Involved”

                              Ruth A. Davis, Chairwoman / US

                              Carmen Castillo, SDI International & IWEC Vice Chair / US

                              Adela Subirana, Barcelona Chamber of Commerce / SP

                              Nancy Ploeger, Executive Director, IWEC

                                   & Secretary of the Board of Directors / US

12:15/1:15           Luncheon

1:15/2:00             Panel discussion – “IWEC Global Ambassadors & IWEC Network”

                               Moderator: Conchie Fernandez/CF Creative/US  

                               Harjinder Kaur, Managing Director and CEO of Comvision (India) Pvt. Ltd / India

                               Renee Keeble, CEO, SA Commercial (PTY) LTD / SA

                               Regina Llopis, CEO AIA Elequant & EQ-Kids/ SP

                               Gabriela Fiorini, President, Punta Sal Restaurantes /Peru

2:00/2:30             Awardee introductions

2:30/3:15             Keynote – “Ethics in New Economy”-Ibukun Awosika, Chairwoman First Bank of Nigeria

3:15/4:00             Keynote – “Kristi Morgansen, Professor and Associate Chair for

                                    Academics Adjunct in Electrical Engineering, Washington University, Department of   

                                    Aeronautics and Astronautics /US

4:00pm                Transport back to hotel

6:00/9:00             IWEC Gala Dinner at Marriott Redmond Hotel/Grand Ballroom

                Wednesday Nov. 15th

[8:30/1pm]         IWEC Board of Directors Meeting

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