APM Terminals Bahrain to host webinar on "promoting gender balance in supply chain and logistics"

To be held on 17 March 2021 at 16:00 hours, the session will be attended virtually by local, regional and international experts in Supply Chain and Logistics


Manama: APM Terminals Bahrain (APMT) today announced that it is set to host a live webinar under the patronage of H.E. Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kingdom of Bahrain, and in partnership with the Supreme Council For Women (SCW) highlighting the importance of “Promoting Gender Balance in Supply Chain and Logistics”.

To be held on 17 March 2021 at 16:00 hours, the session will be attended virtually by local, regional and international experts in Supply Chain and Logistics. It will feature senior industry speakers from the private and public sector, who will examine the critical role that inclusion and diversity can play in driving ongoing and sustainable industry growth for years to come.

The session will comprise a panel discussion and be followed by a Q&A. Speaking on the topic  will be: Ms. Susan Hunter, CEO of APMT, Ms. Rania Al Jarf, Director of Gender Balance Centre at the Supreme Council for Women, Ms. Eman Ebrahim, General manager Supply Chain of Foulath Holding, Ms. Elizabeth Ndaire, Head of Human Resources - Africa, Middle East at APMT, Mr. Esam Hammad, Director of Partnership & Customer Engagement of Bahrain Labour Fund (Tamkeen) and Ms. Fatema Ahmed, Senior Ports Development Specialist for Ports and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications. The session will be moderated by Mr. Kalyan Krishnan, Head of Markets at KPMG Fakhro.

Speakers will take a close look at several important areas relating to the promotion of gender balance. This includes how it can  to enhance  company culture and performance and how a diverse pool of talent can directly strengthen a company’s relationship with its customers, authorities and partners. They will offer and examine relevant examples and case studies and discuss the steps that companies and management teams can take to achieve greater gender balance. The session will also delve into how companies themselves and the industry collectively can encourage and attract many women to the sector. This includes the need to raise awareness of the many ‘Gender Independent’ career opportunities within Supply Chain, Transportation and logistics, and how more women can enter the field and progress to senior positions.

Commenting, Ms. Susan Hunter, CEO of APMT, said, “We’re delighted to be hosting another  forum dedicated to addressing pressing issues for our industry. Ensuring we are optimally staffed and structured is essential to the continued market leadership of APMT, our partners and the Kingdom of Bahrain’s position as a leading hub for transportation and logistics. Collaborating with our partners at the forum, we will be discussing the vast talent within the industry and how by promoting gender balance, we can further accelerate growth, innovation and value creation for all stakeholders across the Supply Chain, Transportation and Logistics sectors. Once again, we’re extremely grateful to H.E. Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed and the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications for their support for the industry and the Supreme Council of Women for their partnership and initiatives to empower women. These initiatives are extended support to highlight and enforce values such as inclusion and diversity as precursors for success measures. Bahrain has long been a pioneer in supporting women’s leadership across sectors and we look forward to hosting this event and working jointly as an industry to ensure even greater opportunity for women in the years ahead.”

To register to listen live to the webinar, please visit: https://finmarkcoms.info/page/ 

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