Women in logistics event confirmed for CILT convention

The WiLAT conference will take place on Sunday 13 September, and male and female members of CILT are welcome to attend.
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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has announced its plans for the Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) conference at this year’s CILT International Convention, which takes place on 13-16 September at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai.

The WiLAT conference will take place on Sunday 13 September, and male and female members of CILT are welcome to attend.

Since being launched in 2013 WiLAT, within CILT, has experienced significant growth throughout the world and leading female industry professionals will address delegates on the day about the success and the future of the group.

In a statement, CILT said the conference will help formulate a three-year plan to develop and implement programmes for all countries through to 2018, helping to unlock the potential and advance the status of women in the transport and logistics sectors.

Nadia Abdul Aziz, Middle East regional coordinator, WiLAT, will welcome delegates before handing over to WiLAT founder and global convenor, Aisha Ali Ibrahim who will report on the global development of WiLAT over the past 12 months.

She commented: “WiLAT empowers, mentors and unlocks business opportunities. The conference will enable networking, information sharing and will be a celebration of eminent female personalities in the industry. We will continue to demonstrate that we are stronger together.”

Dorothy Chan FCILT, WiLAT global advisor and immediate past president, CILT International, will be on hand to present the global focus for the year, and introduce the day’s focus sessions based on themes of mentoring, empowerment, leadership and entrepreneurship for the future development of WILAT.

A dinner will take place on Tuesday 15 September to honour Chan.

The overall theme for the CILT International Convention 2015 is 'Stronger Together: Global Strategies for Success in Logistics and Transport'.

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