WISTA Conquers the UAE
Delegates from the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) were in Dubai earlier this month to attend the organisations annual Spring Board meeting, held in the Middle East for the first time.
WISTA is a recognised professional and reputable Shipping Organisation with a focus on improving levels of competency in the shipping industry.
The Board meeting was surrounded by different events, such as an impressive meeting with DP World, where the WISTA Ladies were received with a welcome presentation by DP World’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, Sarah Lockie, and subsequent the audience was treated to the eagerly awaited address by Ayesha Sultan, Director at DP World, one of the most prominent personalities in the shipping industry who offered an insight into DP World’s present capacity and future developments.
Afterwards The DP World team took all the ladies for a DP World bus trip to the different terminals.
Also a conference attended by WISTA UAE members and by WISTA Presidents of other countries, such as India, Italy and Russia gave the WISTA Members a chance to exchange ideas and agree on goals to successfully contribute to the organisation and their businesses.
WISTA UAE has already more than 30 members and is positive that the numbers will increase considerably.
Another highlight was the 8th UAE Shipping Industry Round table organised and sponsored by Fichte & Co., Tufton Oceanic and the Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries.
This exclusive networking event with the title, WISTA meets the UAE Shipping Industry was held at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club and was a fantastic opportunity for firms in the UAE to connect with leading female executives in the maritime industry.
WISTA says global numbers of WISTA members have already risen to around 2000 and the President Karin Orsel is determined to double these numbers till 2020.
WISTA UAE under the presidency of Jasamin Fichte is working on establishing further brands in the Middle East and thus to raise awareness of the situation of Women in the Shipping Industry in the Middle East.
And WISTA India under the presidency of Sanjam Sahi Gupta has not only already established three chapters in India but is collaborating with Ladies in Indonesia and Sri Lanka to establish WISTA in this part of the World as well.