Samar Shawareb

Founder & Managing Director, Arabia Weddings, Jordan

Samar Shawareb is the Founder and Managing Director of Arabia Weddings (; an online bilingual wedding planning platform established in Jordan in 2011 for the Middle East market. Arabia Weddings is supported by Oasis 500, a regional early- stage investment fund, training and mentorship program. Samar has over 25 years of work experience.

She founded Events UnLimited in 2011 as a professional event management company producing top quality exhibitions and conferences among them the International Hospitality Forum, the Wedding Show and Think Green conferences on Green Buildings. Earlier, Samar worked as a Senior Commercial Officer at the British Embassy in Amman promoting British trade and investment between the UK and Jordan. During that period Samar was awarded the “D Group Award for Outstanding Export Achievement” by the British Government. Samar holds an MBA from the University of Jordan and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut (AUB). Samar is also a Certified Event Management Professional from George Washington University. Samar is an active member of various organizations. She is a Board Member of the Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA), a Founding and Board Member of the Jordan Green Building Council and a member of the Business and Professional Women Association of Amman. She is married and has two daughters.