International Business Women's Group


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Rostamani International Exchange

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Community Services/Important Information

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Benefits of using ARIE over Banks

Dear  Sue-Sharyn

We at Al Rostamani International Exchange are pleased to offer "Saving While Remitting" for your FOREIGN EXCHANGE NEEDS. This personalized solution of ours will help turn your finance department into profit centers.

We offer a wide range of Foreign Exchange products which includes:  

  • Exchange of all convertible and exotic Foreign Currencies    

  • Multi-Currency Funds Transfers to over 100 countries (TT) 

  • Demand Drafts in over 40 currencies 

  • INWARD payment 

  • Authorized WPS Agent 

 

 For more details / clarifications please contact  Nikhil / Nixon on our Toll Free No. 8004250




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Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
23/04/2014

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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UK-Dubai Business Centre accepting applications

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Helping UK companies into the Dubai & Abu Dhabi markets.

I am very pleased to advise that we've taken a big step forward in Dubai with the finalisation of the model, costs and structure for the business centre and we are now accepting applications from British SMEs.

UK firms will be incubated with us for up to 12 months whilst they develop their long-term commercial & corporate plans in the region. During this time, they will have their own trade licence and be able to transact & contract under a unique structure we have developed with Dubai Government specifically for this initiative.

Anyone wanting to apply or find out more should contact bbcadmin@bbgdxb.com.

CEO at British Business Centres UAE:



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
17/04/2014

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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Green Building Regulations Mandatory for all Projects

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Community Services/Important Information

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In line with the commitment of Dubai to become a world leading 'green' city and to make Expo 2020 an environmentally sustainable event, Dubai Municipality recently issued a circular making the existing Green Building Regulations and Specifications ("Green Building Regulations") mandatory for the private sector.



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
16/04/2014

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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MET Opera: Puccini's TOSCA at Meydan IMAX Theatre

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Entertainment & Events

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her Met debut as his consumptive lover, Mimì. SusannaPhillips sings the flirtatious Musetta and Massimo Cavalletti is thepainter Marcello in this performance, led by rising conductor StefanoRanzani.”

 

Begin: 27.04.14  19.30

End:    27.04.14  23.00

 

STUDENT: AED  125 - One ticket(complimentary drinks)

REGULAR: AED  150 - One ticket(complimentary drinks)

 

Contact Details:

April Tumangan

052 925 5033

april@primesco.com



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Afsana Amarsy

Posted Date
12/04/2014

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971 4 3813762

Email
afsana@primesco.com

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Seedstars World Pitching Competition in Dubai

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Seminar/Conference/Exhibition/Workshop

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Seedstars World, an exclusive startup competition for entrepreneurs in emerging markets, will hold events in 30 countries, including the UAE, for its 2014 competition.

The winner from each of the 30 regions will be invited to a final round of competition to compete for an equity investment of up to USD 500,000.

The Dubai event will be held 3rd May, 2014 at The Cribb. It is sponsored by regional partner TURN8, a startup accelerator founded by DP World and powered by i360accelerator.

Please see the attached for further information and links to register.


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The Crib.pdf

Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
06/04/2014

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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Dubai Says Business

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News Item Of Interest or New Service

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Dubai Says Business is a unique networking group which aims to help professional people gain valuable business connections in a relaxed atmosphere. I set this group up as I am relatively new to Dubai and wanted to create a great way to meet people, build up my own network and also help others to obtain more business connections.

Dubai Says Lunch-on is the second event and based on the feedback from last time it should be another fantastic event! Ladies, please sign up and I look forward to seeing you all there :)

www.dubaisaysbusiness.com


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Posted By
Danielle Baxter

Posted Date
03/04/2014

Contact No
971 50 2736189

Email
danielle@dubaisaysbusiness.com

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6th annual e-Crime Dubai event

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Seminar/Conference/Exhibition/Workshop

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e-Crime Dubai, Al Murooj Rotana, 7 May 2014
http://www.e-crimecongress.org/event/ecdubai14

Dear Sue-Sharyn,

Following our conversation, I am delighted to invite you and your colleagues to the 6th annual e-Crime Dubai event as my guest.

To confirm your attendance, please simply reply to this email, or register online here: https://www.regonline.co.uk/e-CrimeDubai2014

The region’s largest gathering of information risk and security professionals, e-Crime Dubai provides practical guidance, tactical insights and real life case studies through a balanced mixture of strategic talks and technical breakout sessions to over 250 senior practitioners.

Speakers include:

- Markus Weber ..  Senior Manager Governance, Risk & Compliance, Majid Al Futtaim

- Barry Coatesworth ..  CISO, New Look

- Rüdiger Peusquens ..  VP, Head of Testing, Deutsche Telekom

- Zafar Mir ..  Regional Manager Information Security Risk, HSBC

- Hariprasad Chede ..  CISO, National Bank of Fujairah

- Jagmeet Singh Kang ..  Group Head of Information Security, Al Tayer Group

...with many more: http://www.e-crimecongress.org/event/ecdubai14/speakers


I am pleased to confirm that all delegates who attend on 7 May will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


What the Market Says: http://www.e-crimecongress.org/event/ecdubai14/what-the-market-says   "I have to say that this was one of the best forums I have been to in a long time. Definitely something for everyone and just the right mix of vendors and industry thinkers. It’s about time the region had this wake-up call – keep up the good work!" ..  Information Security Manager, The First Group

Do let me know if you have any questions. I hope you will be able to join us on 7 May 2014.

Best regards,
Zunaira

Zunaira Khan | Account Manager
zunaira.khan@akjassociates.com
+44 (0) 20 7269 8902
www.akjassociates.com


Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
31/03/2014

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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A masterclass in the art of Connectivity

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Seminar/Conference/Exhibition/Workshop

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'Get connected' is a morning event that's free to attend - and it takes place on April 16 in the stunning venue of the Shangri-la Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.

Starting at 8:00am with coffee, light breakfast and networking, this is a keynote event that brings you a masterclass in the art of Connectivity.

Remember, for the SME, Connectivity is everything. Now at the 'Get connected' event you'll get the solutions you need - and hear from the experts with the experience you can count on.

Check out the attachment for more details and how to register


Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
30/03/2014

Contact No


Email
www.smeadvisor.com

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Top 10 Skills of Successful Women Leaders

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Community Services/Important Information

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 "To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - Eleanor Roosevent

TIAW and other organizations that support the growth and development of business women have contributed greatly to the awareness and knowledge that women possess a unique set of leadership skills.

This is a topic that certainly can generate much discussion but for the purpose of this article I will list what has through research and common knowledge come to be known in more recent times as what I will call the top ten skills of the woman leader.

From my personal experience the best women leaders take a heart-centered approach to leading; by that I mean that not all of their decisions are black and white they will usually place a little of themselves in the process.

This is a list that I use when working with business women. I invite you to read and check off the skills that you have mastered. Make a note of those in which you still need a little adjusting.

Top 10 Skills of a Successful Women Leader

1. Self Aware

2. Confident

3. Positive Mind Set

4. Networker

5. Trust Builder

6. Action Oriented

7. Effective Communicator

8. Intuitive

9. Sense of Humor

10. A Delegator

Each and every one of us has these ten skills to varying degrees. You may discover that you have mastered all ten of these leadership skills or you may find that you need to readjust or even enhance some areas.

Coaching Activity:

1. What actions do you need to take to achieve these skills?

2. What one thing can you do right now to increase the skill?

3. What changes do you need to make?

Remember, you have the power to achieve what you want in a leadership role.



Posted By
Phyllis Reardon

Posted Date
21/03/2014

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Email
CoachPhyllis.Com

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Women's Leadership Program

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Education & Classes

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Posted By
Karishma Trivedi

Posted Date
20/03/2014

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Email
karishma.trivedi@manipalglobal.com

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5 tips for using Facebook

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News Item Of Interest or New Service

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Social Media Overuse could Hurt your Business

The University of Colorado (UoC)research highlights five tips for businesses using Facebook and social networks that want to avoid being unfriended:

1. Don’t post too frequently

Avoid posting too frequently as this requires more effort on the part of the user and can be perceived as unacceptable behaviour.  UoC says regular posting is still important but not to the detriment of quality of posts.  “It is really about the narrative of the communication that you are putting forward. If it is interesting and engaging and not solely promotionally based it can be valuable”.

2. Commit to relationships

Ensure you are committed to relationships at the individual user level to make the social ties stronger.  UoC warns a lot of businesses are failing to do this.  “You see a lot of campaigns to grow likes, but not developing that consistent narrative around the brand character to keep the likes interested long term”.

3. You’ve got to keep them separated

Management should ensure their staff have separate business and personal accounts and keep the two fairly separate.

4. Policies

Management and staff need to adhere to predetermined policies.

5. Don’t get too political

Generally avoid controversial and taboo subjects as these often polarise followers.  Catriona Pollard, founder and head of CP Communications, says Facebook is not the place for businesses to post controversial topics.  “People will unlike you as a business or personally if you put views up there that someone disagrees with as it takes a split second to like or unlike a business,” she says.

 



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
06/03/2014

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

The IBWG Committee reserves the right to edit submissions for brevity. Members should be aware that the Committee accepts no responsibility for any offers or special events or the accuracy of information therein.

ANZAC Ball - a Worthwhile event

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Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
23/02/2014

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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Coal Conversion deal to free 2.5m from slavery in Pakistan

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Community Services/Important Information

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Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest has announced a plan which he says will free 2.5 million people from slavery in Pakistan. 

Mr Forrest has signed a deal with the Pakistani state of Punjab which will give it access to Australian technology which can convert lignite coal into diesel. 

In return, he says Pakistan has agreed to bring in laws which will tackle the problem of slavery, or bonded labour.


Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
23/01/2014

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

The IBWG Committee reserves the right to edit submissions for brevity. Members should be aware that the Committee accepts no responsibility for any offers or special events or the accuracy of information therein.

How a Major Brand has stayed true to its Roots

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Fashion & Retail

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Australian company RM Williams was founded in the 1930s by Reginald Williams and is renowned for its leather riding boots.  Cowley took ownership of the brand in the 1990s. 

Its product offer spans leather boots, jackets and other apparel for men and women. It exports to over 15 countries and has over 50 retail stores nationally, as well as stores in London and New York.

Retail Oasis Director Nerida Jenkins is not surprised profits are up, as she thinks the company is doing a great deal of things right. 

“RM Williams is benefiting from L Capital Asia’s investment…it is a fabulously consistent brand,” she says. 

She puts its success down to these four key things.

1. It has stayed true to its heritage

“The brand is ‘highly authentic’ and has key hero products that are well known,” she says.

2. Strong communication

“The brand message and image is consistent and recognisable,” Jenkins says.

“It sells to people who buy into the bush image – tourists and also people in the outback who use the boots and clothes for what they are intended for.”

3. It is timeless

Jenkins says the brand can sit in a sphere of its own without having to follow trends.

“It has the bushman background, but it is still relevant. It is timeless and we are happy for it to live in that space. If it started to follow trends, that would be ridiculous,”she says.

4. Streamlined operations

Finally, Jenkins thinks that RM Williams has perfected its behind-the-scenes operations and distribution channels with the expertise of L Capital. Its increasing focus on department-store concessions will increase its brand presence at a local level and tap into every day consumers, she suggests.



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
23/01/2014

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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Health Insurance in Dubai

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Community Services/Important Information

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Health Insurance Mandatory in Dubai following new law

Any Dubai resident, whose employer does not provide family insurance, will soon have to pay a minimum amount of Dh600 for each of their dependent’s mandatory health insurance, following a new law that was announced on November 26th 2013.

According to the UAE Health Insurance Law Number 11 from 2013, this mandatory health insurance stipulation will apply to Emirates residents, as well as expatriates across the Emirates, including free zones, starting next year. Therefore, before obtaining a new residence visa or renewal visa for sponsors and employees, it will be mandatory to provide evidence of insurance coverage at the time of application.

This law is expected to be rolled out in phases up to 2016. It will also apply to any visitors in order to cover emergency services.

Do you have questions about how the new law affects you? Do not hesitate to call us at Lifecare

  • Dubai +971 (0) 4 331 8688
  • Nairobi +254 (0) 730 133 000
  • Qatar +974 44 813 812




Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
17/12/2013

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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How do you know you're an entrepreneur?

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News Item Of Interest or New Service

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It's an over used term - so how do you know if you are one?

The term "entrepreneur" is grossly over used these days. Here are five ways to know if you're really an entrepreneur, or if you're merely successful in your business.



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
09/12/2013

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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The Retail Store Isn't Dying

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It’s just transforming, and most people are being left behind.

The debate over whether a company should adopt an omni-channel presence is already several years old.  Now, the savviest businesses in the world are not only playing with how products are bought online, but they’re changing the physical retail experience into something totally different.

Experience, knowledge and assistance are now the critical elements of a store – not turnover. Old metrics like sales per square footage are going out the window.  It only takes one look at an Apple store or IKEA to know the retail store isn’t dying. Not at all – it remains as important as ever. It’s just changing.

See the attached for 10 ways the physical location will be changing over the next few years



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
08/12/2013

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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Looking for Investment?

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News Item Of Interest or New Service

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There comes a time in the lives of many start-ups when they need to tap investors for funds to grow.  They may need to bring on board expertise they haven’t had by hiring new talent, buy equipment or move out of the garage and into office space. Whatever the reasons, they need to pitch their business to investors and outline why they should part with their money and take a slice of the company.

A critical part of any pitch is the pitch deck, a slide show that outlines the essential details of what the business is about.

See the attached for more on 'What You Need to Include in Your Pitch Deck'



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
08/12/2013

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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BUPA Medical Plan for IBWG Members

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Beauty & Health

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Over 10 years ago IBWG negotiated an International Medical Insurance Group Plan for Paid Up Members & families with BUPA International. This Plan has gone from strength to strength with a solid core group of members and may even cover your employees, but conditions apply.

 

There are 3 levels of cover available to suit the member & all include full reimbursement of local road ambulance & in-patient treatment costs at a hospital of your choice (including American hospital) & 28 days USAcover for emergency treatment if travelling in the USA.

 

All BUPA International schemes offer worldwide coverage whether on an elective or an emergency basis & BUPA International also offer ‘Guaranteed Renewability’ - no matter how sick you have been or how high your claims BUPA will renew your insurance annually, for life, without directly penalizing you or your family members.

 

For a quotation or more information please contact Sue-Sharyn Ward who is responsible for managing the BUPA Program on email: susharyn@ibwgdubai.com



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
10/03/2013

Contact No
971 50 6578445

Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com