Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi Board of Directors recently held the CBC annual strategic planning session at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. Capitalizing on the success of last year that concluded with the successful Maple Leaf Ball (MLB), CBC Abu Dhabi has now put a plan for the coming year that enhances members’ benefits, increases the quality and quantity of events, and provides further opportunities to increase engagement of members and non-members.

Mr. Gregory Zoughbi, Chairman of the CBC Abu Dhabi Board of Directors, said, “We have now put forward a strategy and an annual plan to reposition CBC Abu Dhabi in accordance with our vision. During this session, we approved a number of initiatives that benefit our members, each of which will be announced in due course. Special thanks to Fairmont Bab Al Bahr for being our host”.

Mr. Eddy Tannous, General Manager of Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, said “it is always a pleasure hosting CBC Abu Dhabi at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. This is the second CBC Abu Dhabi event we host in as many months, and we look forward to further engagement and collaboration”.

From left to right: Mr. Hans Fraikin, Inter-council Liaison, Mr. James Wilson, Head of Membership Committee, Mr. Gregory Zoughbi, Chairman of the Board, Mr. Brij Bali, Treasurer of the Board, Mr. Essam Azar, Head of Events Committee and Mr. Ronan Caillo, Embassy of Canada Representative.


Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi is an organization that represents businesspeople and companies in Canada and in the United Arab Emirates. CBC provides many business events and supports its members to create business opportunities in the United Arab Emirates through a wide network of relationships and contacts in the two countries. CBC membership includes businesspeople that work in the UAE companies and Canadian companies and represent them in the UAE. CBC members share common interests in creating excellent business relations and to strengthen trade relations between both countries.

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