Global Women's Trade Summit
IWFCI, South Korea


We want to extend a warm welcome to all of you who have taken an interest in this year’s event. This year, IWFCI South Korea will host the IWFCI "Global Women's Trade Summit" and has joined with the 6th Annual Global Women Leaders Forum to use the synergy and resources of our organizations to bring together women entrepreneurs and leaders from around the world.

The IWFCI "Global Women's Trade Summit" supports sharing knowledge, the formation of strong new friendships, and exchange of trade, economic opportunities, and the discovery of new ideas. IWFCI understands the importance of engaging women in international trade, continues to expand IWFCI international branches across the globe to provide access for women into lucrative new markets for their products and services. The "Women Global Trade Summits" plays an integral role in this development.

The 6th Annual Global Women Leaders Forum (GWLF) was inaugurated in 2014 as a concurrent event to ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit in 2014 (known as GLORY hereafter). The Annual Global Women Leadership Forum provides a platform for women to develop leadership skills and support through networking communities, sharing knowledge and experience with other women leaders, creating jobs for women and the Mentor-Mentee Relationship between Women and the Next Generation of Women Leaders.

Together GWTF and GWLF will unite a talented and diverse group of women from more than 20 different countries. They will provide for a rich and informative exchange of ideas and connections among businesswomen and leaders at our event.

We look forward to seeing all of you on October 1st - 2nd (with optional day October 3rd)

Best Wishes,
IWFCI, Korea
Ms. Sophie H. KANG
Ms. Mary O’NEIL

Chairperson of Executive Committee
Global Women Leaders Forum
Ms. Christie B. LEE

Contact Information
Global Women’s Trade Summit & Global Women Leaders Forum Secretariat
#1405, KNN Tower, 30, Centum Seo-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Korea 612-020
Tel: +82-70-4672-3724 / FAX: +82-51-747-7030

For IWFCI, Korea:
Sophie Kang
Email: HP: +(82) (0)10-895-0911
Mary O’Neill
Email: HP: +(82) (0)10-2575-8831


This year’s 2019 GWTS and GWLF provides a strong, down-to-earth networking platform linking women from over 20 different countries. Our combined program features leading international leaders and successful entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and journey with all of you. They will also share new ideas and developments in the area of women leadership and business.

GWTS and GWLF seeks to provide an unforgettable experience which is designed to nurture existing relationships and build new partnerships and international trade.

You can showcase your company, products and services with excellent international exposure through participation in our trade exhibition. There will additionally be business matching and round table discussions.

Also, there will be a Gala Ball, tours of Busan, shopping, and an invitation to the opening of the Busan International Film Festival on October 3rd.

Key Benefits

Join our down-to-earth platform for business women and leaders to explore new markets through networking with women from around the world. Learn about and share different styles of international business cultures.

- Exhibit and promote your services and products.
- Leading keynote speakers will discuss topics that impact how we do business in today’s changing world and the future.

Participating Countries

IWFCI, Korea and Global Women Leaders Forum welcomes the following countries and guest speakers from these countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Far East Russia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, U.S.A., Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

Program Schedule

In today's world, women are taking an active role in redefining pathways to power and solving some of the world's most pressing problems of our times by taking bold ideas and putting them into action to address some of the most pressing challenges of our times.

Women are instigating monumental change to re-design industries, take active leadership roles, spark major movements, and unlock opportunities for others. GWTS and GWLF 2019 will bring together a community of inspiring and innovative visionaries whose actions and accomplishments are changing the world.



Morning Afternoon

Registration & Welcome
Opening Ceremony
- VIP Guests Greetings and Speeches
- Showcase Korea

Women Entrepreneurs in MENA
- Making new connections with businesswomen and leaders from MENA (Middle East and North Africa) countries.

Talk Show
“Entrepreneurial Leadership” with prominent leaders in the political, economic and social arena.
- Why is leadership important in entrepreneurship?
- What is the difference between entrepreneurship and leadership?

Work-life Balance for Today’s Professional Women

- Create success at home as well at work.


Explore New Business opportunities with IWFCI Countries
- Discussion about the possibilities and obstacles of doing business

  How to do business with Korea
- Import/Export strategies to maximize your business
- Q&A session


Morning Afternoon

Green and Eco-Friendly Entrepreneurship

- Women Entrepreneurs in the Green Business-Opportunities.
- Environmental Friendly Business and Sustainable Livelihood.

Navigating in the Digital Age and Major Trends in International Trade

- ICT-related Logistics, 3D Printing, Fintech etc.

Diplomatic Discourse

- A roundtable discussion on women’s issues around the globe.

Fly on the Wings of Inspiration!

- Inspiring stories from remarkable women who made tremendous achievements in their professional and personal life.

The Emergence of Women Business in Central Asia

- Sharing successful cases with great entrepreneurs from the Central Asian Region.

Closing Ceremony

- Hand over to 2020 Summit Host Country, Japan

  Networking and Gala Ball (7pm)


Non-member Fee $480  
IWFCI & Glory Members $390  
Non-member Early Bird (Until July 21st) $390  
Early Bird IWFCI & Glory
(Until July 21st)
IWFCI Special Group Rate $350 Group rate for IWFCI Chapters who bring a minimum of ten (10) people
Only GALA DINNER $160 Must be accompanied by a conference attendee
Exhibition Booth $1,010  
Table $550  

Registration fee includes the costs of all program options but EXCLUDES travel and accommodation costs.
• Cancellation and refund policy: By August 1, 2019 — 100% refund.
• All bank charges are the responsibility of registrants.
• Registration Inquires: Global Women’s Trade Summit & Global Women Leaders Forum Secretariat
E-mail: Tel.: +82-70-4672-3720 Fax: +82-51-747-70
IWFCI, Korea: Mary O’Neill Email: HP: + (82) (0)10-25758831


Haeundae Grand Hotel
Haeundae Grand Hotel
Room Type Normal (KRW) Special Rate for GWTS (KRW) Remarks
City Deluxe Room 508,200 145,200  
Ocean Deluxe Room 689,700 181,500  
Exe. City View Room 629,200 217,800 Breakfast Included
Exe. Ocean View Room 810,700 254,100 Breakfast Included
Executive Ocean Suite 1,210,000 423,500 Breakfast Included

  • Free Internet Access: WiFi
  • Breakfast: 29,040 KRW
  • *VAT is included in total rate
  • *Additional fee will be charged for staying on 3rd~4th, October.

IBIS Ambassador Haeundae

Room Type Normal (KRW) Special Rate for GWTS (KRW) Remarks
Standard Room
(City View)
308,000 87,000 Room Only
Standard Room
(City View)
324,500 109,000 Breakfast Included
  • Free Internet Access: WiFi
  • VAT is included in the total rate
  • During BIFF (Busan International Film Festival: Oct 3~13)), an additional surcharge of KRW 33,000 per a night will apply.