The Back to Business annual event was held this year at the Embassy of Canada on 09 October 2017, where members and non-members gathered for an opportunity to network. CBC Vice Chair, Mrs. Carol Milne welcomed the members and guests and then introduced Mr. Gregory Zoughbi, CBC Chairman. Mr. Zoughbi welcomed the new CBC Board of Directors and recognized the presence of current CBC Platinum and Gold members. He stated the current initiatives of CBC such as the communities of interest (COI), namely; Aerospace, Defense and Security, Arts and Culture, Social Responsibility, and, Youth and Education, wherein members and guests can participate. CBC, currently, has five ambassadors who dedicate their time and effort in helping CBC. He also mentioned the upcoming events; Thanksgiving (14 October 2017), ADIPEC Networking Reception (14 November 2017) and 15th Business Groups Forum (21 November 2017). Mr. Zoughbi then introduced H.E. Mr. Masud Husain, Ambassador of Canada to the UAE.
Mr. Gregory Zoughbi, CBC Chairman addresses the CBC members and guests.
Ambassador Husain talked about opportunities on how Canadians can work together in the region. He also mentioned His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s last year’s visit to Canada and how this led to bi-lateral key initiatives on the economic, cultural and educational levels.
H.E. Masud Husain, Ambassador of Canada to the UAE
Mrs. Milne thanked the Back to Business event contributors, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr and Hilton Corniche, as she raffled the prizes they generously donated amidst the excitement and winning anticipation. Photos were taken with H.E. Ambassador Husain and networking continued in a relaxed and cheerful ambiance.
From left to right: Jack Matar, Past Chairman of CBC Abu Dhabi, Essam Azar, CBC Board Member, Ronan Caillo, Counselor (Commercial) /Embassy of Canada Representative, Ziad Awad, Senior Vice President of SNC Lavalin, Carol Milne, CBC Vice Chair/Head of Events Committee, H.E. Masud Husain, Ambassador of Canada to the UAE, James Wilson, CBC Board Member/Head of Membership Committee, Gregory Zoughbi, CBC Chairman, Rana Kabbara, CBC Board Member/Head of Administration Committee, and Brij Bali, CBC Board Member/Treasurer.