CAWTAR EU Med Roadshow – Mediterranean Tech Women Festival (MTWF)

In the framework of the EBSOMED project, CAWTAR, in partnership with Womenpreneur Initiative and with the support of Union for the Mediterranean, will organise from 30 November to 1 December 2022 Madrid, Spain, the EU Med Roadshow “Mediterranean Tech Women Festival (MTWF)”.

The operation will gather more than 100 participants (private and public BSOs, start-ups, experts, regulators, MSMEs owners, press) representing more than 10 Euro-Mediterranean countries.

The Roadshow will brought together actors from the Euro-Mediterranean region to analyze all aspects of women participation in tech sector in Euro-Mediterranean region as part of a multi-stakeholder meeting to promote broad and open debate.

During the operation, speakers, moderators and participants will address the following issues:

The Mediterranean Hub of the Future?

The Mediterranean region constitutes a region that is full of possibilities and opportunities. This is not only thanks to its geographical importance and uniqueness particularity but also due to its diversity and cultural abundance. Recently, the region has improved its involvement in global trade and value chains; however, its current participation does not live up to its full potential. In the face of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, the Mediterranean is presented with a chance to turn this crisis into an opportunity. To do that, there are several things for governments, corporations, and individuals to consider, one of them being the need for increased connectivity. These critical issues, along with other vital considerations, will be discussed in this panel.

Investment in Tech Entrepreneurship

The advancement of tech entrepreneurship requires an increase in investment, thus, for the Mediterranean to become an entrepreneurial hub, the region needs to appeal to investors. At the same time, since entrepreneurial development depends upon investment, the extent to which this investment is inclusive and just towards women will directly reflect the inclusivity and gender equality in this emerging market. What is the role of financial institutions in this process? What can investors do to be more inclusive in their investments? These and many other topics will be discussed in this panel.

How AI can change the future of humanity and why women should be part of that change

Rumor has it that AI is likely to replace routine jobs and repetitive tasks done by humans. Many feel intimidated by its concept but what could it be an opportunity to create equal societies and better humanity?

At the end of the event, we will hand out a number of awards to women tech leaders who have earned them through their hard work, dedication, and creativity. Then followed by networking session.