The Malta Independent 24 January 2020, Friday

Women-led businesses from Malta and Jordan sign collaboration agreement

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 10:26 Last update: about 2 months ago

AcrossLimits and Medal Consulting have signed a Collaboration Agreement, reached during the course of the first ever Arab-European Businesswomen Forum held in Malta on 13 November. The agreement commits both partners to pursue avenues of future cooperation and explore areas of common interest in building business ties between Europe and the Arab World.

"This new collaboration between AcrossLimits and Medal Consulting will create a win-win business relationship," said Angele Giuliano, owner and managing director at AcrossLimits. "We believe we have a lot to offer to Jordan and to the Arab world. We're also keen to learn more about how business is done in this culture. This is something we can feed back to our European partners, letting them know about the business opportunities that exist in collaborations between European and Arab enterprises."

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According to Rana El-Akhal, managing partner of Medal Consulting, when like-minded businesswomen sit together, they build on each other's strengths. "We have high aspirations for this collaboration and we both started working to realize the memorandum from day one," she said. "From our side, we see an opportunity to bring the experience of AcrossLimits to Jordan and other countries we operate in. On the other hand, Medal's services in socioeconomic development and organisational excellence, as well as its understanding of the local culture, can complement AcrossLimits' offerings and play to both of our strengths."

The Arab-European Businesswomen Forum, during which the agreement was signed, brought together a number of political and business figures to help connect businesswomen in Europe and the Arab world. The conference was addressed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela, Dr Amal Jadou from the Palestine Foreign Ministry and Sheikha Dr Hind Al-Qasm, president of the UAE Businesswomen Club.

Speakers from Europe included businesswomen from Malta, Greece, Lithuania, Sweden and Turkey; those from the Arab world included businesswomen from Jordan, Palestine, UAE, Algeria and Kuwait.


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