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Business Women Forum (BWF) concludes its Study Visit in Amman

 

Ramallah- Business Women Forum/Palestine concluded a three day Study Visit in the Jordanian capital, Amman, which aimed at exchanging experiences, opening new markets, providing training opportunities, networking with similar organizations, and holding business meetings with Jordanian businesswomen and female entrepreneurs. The Visit was funded by Bank of Palestine and Spark Organization.

The delegation included BWF Executive Director Doa Wadi, Programs Manager, BDC Coordinator, nine female entrepreneurs, and members of the Business Development Center representing several economic sectors of the West Bank and winners of the 2015 Business Plan Competition.

Ms. Wadi said that the visit program was very successful especially that the participants received several advices related to product development and they linked them with several related parties. The visits and training of the first day were coordinated with Mowgli Foundation for mentoring and counseling, where the program began with the training on the importance of mentoring and counseling and the role of the mentor in the entrepreneur’s life and the assistance he/she provides to build successful and sustainable businesses.

The delegation, and in cooperation with the Jordan Women Industrial Community and the Jordan Investors Association – Sahab, visited large and successful women run factories in the city of Sahab including a visit to Ram Pharmaceuticals Company, Philadelphia Company, and Alpha Company for Chemical Industries.

The delegation met also with more than ten Jordanian businesswomen and entrepreneurs to discuss their experience, their success stories, and the major challenges they faced in the business world. The delegation also visited the entrepreneur/jewelry designer Mrs. Nadia Dajani who provided the participants with a number of advices and ideas to develop their products.

The delegation conducted, as well, field visits to handicrafts exhibitions such as Jordan River Foundation and Palestinian House of Soap.

BWF visited two female entrepreneurs, Linda and Hanan Hallak, who have established the permanent bazaar of Linda and Hanan Hallak where they display handicrafts products of several craftswomen from all over the Arab world, participate in different international and regional exhibitions, and provide advice and guidance in the field of handicrafts development.

 

The second day of the tour included visits to business incubators, including Oasis 500 and Zain Innovation Campus (ZINC) where the major services these incubators provide for entrepreneurs were presented; and meeting with incubated entrepreneurs who talked about their projects, the importance of services provided by such incubators and accelerators in developing their projects, and their plans for the future. The second day included also a meeting with the owner and founder of the pioneering company “Snackable News”, that operates in the field of e-marketing and which won the first place in the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit in 2015, and talked about his entrepreneurial experience with the delegation.

Ms. Wadi stressed that BWF will follow up with all parties to ensure the achievement of concrete results for the development of the BDC members’ projects. Ms. Wadi stressed also on the importance of finding ways of cooperation between Palestine and Jordan to open new markets for Palestinian products, discussing future plans, and developing future proposals for the participation of Palestinian businesswomen in the Jordanian exhibitions.

 

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