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WISTA UAE – DP World Event on Sunday 18 November, 2012

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WISTA UAE’s Biggest event yet!

WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) UAE regularly organises motivating yet unique events for its members in venues not open to the public; on a ship, in an engine room, in a port or even a drydock with great speakers and networking opportunities for the ladies in the shipping community.

This time the President of WISTA UAE, Mrs. Jasamin Fichte has collaborated with DP World and P&O Maritime to organise a rather large event for its members taking place at DP World on Sunday, 18 November, 2012.

The exciting event starts with a DP World bus trip to the Wheelhouse followed by a welcome presentation by DP World and a special introductory presentation about WISTA by Mrs. Jasamin Fichte and an informal address by Mr. Mohammed Sharaf, one of the most prominent personalities in the shipping community and CEO of DP World who has kindly agreed to be present at the meeting to show his support for the event.

The actual WSTA meeting will start after lunch and WISTA delegates will discuss important topics and issues concerning WISTA UAE. The most exciting part of the event, left for the end, will be the port tour provided by P&O Maritime with Buses and Boats!


WISTA is an international organisation for women in management positions involved in maritime transportation business and related trades. WISTA aims to be a major player in attracting more women to the industry and in supporting women in management positions. With networking, education and mentoring in focus, WISTA sets out to enhance members’ competence and empower career success. WISTA counts around 1600 individual members in 34 national WISTA associations.


WISTA UAE was established in 2010 and as the first WISTA organisation in the Middle East has by now more than 30 active members on board. The UAE chapter’s mission is to raise awareness of the Middle East shipping industry amongst professional women inside the country and abroad, to encourage more to join the maritime & trading sector and to build a network platform for women within a mainly male dominated industry.

WISTA UAE is meeting on a bi-monthly base and more importantly organises seminars and training programs regularly to educate young women and highlight the many opportunities that exist.

If you would like to know more about membership and have more information, please contact Mrs. Jasamin Fichte, presiding President of WISTA UAE on info@wistauae.com

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