PETALING JAYA, Dec 10 (Bernama)-- About 1,000 participants are targeted for the Malaysia-China-Asia Pacific Women's Economic Summit-100th Anniversary of International Women's Day here from March 4-6 next year.
The numbers aside, the summit will be an important platform for networking among women in Malaysia, China and the Asian Pacific Region as well as with Malaysian male entrepreneurs.
Organising chairperson Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun told a press conference here Friday that while women were playing an increasingly important role in many economic areas, the talent of many, remained largely untapped due to self-imposed constraints.
"This economic summit is a worthy project as it will also provide a platform to showcase exceptionally successful women role models in business. It will inspire women to participate and excel in the economic arena," she added.
The summit is being organised by the Malaysia-China Friendship Association and the Malaysian-China Culture and Art Association. It's theme is, 100 years in Retrospect, Women Continue to Drive Progress.
Chew also said that while the summit is designated as being for women, in reality it embraces both gender.
"Men should not only recognise the position of women in business but also capitalise on their talent and competitiveness in various fields.
"Only with such mutually beneficial collaboration, can women be considered as truly liberated from their traditional constraints," she explained.
Another stated goal of the summit is to review the contribution of women over the past century and to bring about a promising future for them in the economic sectors of the Asia Pacific Region.
Those interested in attending can log on to, www.womeneconomicsummit.com.
The summit is endorsed by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development.