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Revealed: 15-point economic stimulus package in Abu Dhabi

16 March 2020. Abu Dhabi Executive Council (ADEC) has launched a new set of initiatives under "Ghadan 21" on Monday, including a series of stimulus packages to boost small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and ease the availability of loans to local companies.READ MORE.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources for Canadian businesses

14 March 2020. The Government of Canada is committed to providing you with the information and support you need to make informed decisions as your business navigates through these challenges.READ MORE.

‘I saw a strong Emirati social fabric, it’s all about good governance’ Canada’s former Governor-General

05 March 2020. Government communication is key to address the truth, gain public confidence and ultimately have a healthy society, according to Michaelle Jean, the former Governor-General of Canada. READ MORE.

Members' News
Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with United Eastern Medical Services

29 January 2020. The MOU aims to train students from the College of Medicine in the group’s hospitals and different centers, as well as allow for collaborations in different educational programs, and conduct specialized scientific research, organize scientific conferences and exchange experiences, and provide consultations in the academic and medical fields.READ MORE.

GA-ASI and L3Harris enhance MQ-9 aircraft’s ISR capabilities

05 March 2020. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) and L3Harris Technologies have enhanced the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). The MQ-9 Predator B series of RPAS has been integrated with WESCAM MX-20 Electro-optical / infrared (EO/IR) system.READ MORE.

Concorde Corodex Group is Honored with Silver Category - Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award

02 March 2020. CBC Gold Member, Concorde Corodex Group is honored with Silver Award Category in the Construction Sector. Concorde Technical, part of Concorde - Corodex Group is honored with the prestigious win of the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

AMMROC and CAE Sign MOU to Provide Training Sustainment Services in the Middle East

Under the MOU, the two companies will cooperate on providing a range of training sustainment services in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other locations throughout the Middle East. The training sustainment services provided by AMMROC and CAE will include maintenance and support of simulators and training devices, contractor logistics support, courseware development, and instructors, all of which will provide offset opportunities to further support local industry. READ MORE.

Shangri-la Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi Staycation Offers

Experience a luxury staycation in the spectacular setting of Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi. Discover the essence of Abu Dhabi through a series of memorable experiences, from exquisite dining in excellent restaurants to wellness retreats at the award-winning CHI, The Spa.

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Phoenix Series - Closing the Gap of Social Distancing

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

In collaboration with Canadian Business Council Dubai, join us for a webinar on learning new styling tips and tricks, and an amazing 4-step program to invent the new you!


Webinar: The Targeted Economic Support Scheme

30 March 2020

UAE has taken preemptive measures to stimulate the economy and combat the continuing impact of Covid-19. On 14 March 2020, the Central Bank of the UAE announced the ‘Targeted Economic Support Scheme’ (“Scheme”), an AED 100 Billion Stimulus Package designed to inject much needed financial mileage in key sectors of the economy.

Join us in collaboration with Goodwins Law Corporation for a webinar presenting the UAE's economic scheme.


Webinar: How to Set-up Your Business with Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ)

Monday, 06 April 2020

Khaled Kaddoura will be presenting the following topics:

  • All about RAKEZ
  • Types of licenses and facilities offered
  • Difference between setting-up your business in mainland and freezone
  • Advantages of setting-up with RAKEZ

Webinar: The 4Cs of Growing Your Business

  • Monday, 13 April 2020
  • 9:00am-10:00am

In this session, Dr. Oudi Abouchakra will present on his latest book - 4Cs which are the 4 boxes you need to tick in the minds of others before you can expect to receive a high volume of business referrals.The 4Cs will help you step up your game as a decision maker and grow your business through referrals from other professionals in your network.

Past Events

Info Session: Blockchain and Crypto Asset Law

10 March 2020. CBC Abu Dhabi organized an information session with Goodwins Law Corporation. Speaker Shayan Dasgupta presented the topics on tokenization of assets in the UAE and how the UAE can grow at par with other countries, laws governing crypto business in UAE, among others.

Speed Networking

02 March 2020. Nine business councils in Abu Dhabi joined the Speed Networking - an efficient, face-to-face professional networking model that enables participants to make lots of new contacts through one-on-one focused conversation lasting just two minutes.

Sharjah Business Council Tour 2020

02 March 2020. CBC Abu Dhabi joined the tour and presentation by Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry.The tour included Expo Center, Investor Service Center and Research and Technology and Innovation Park, followed by a networking lunch.

Breakfast & Panel Discussion at Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA)

24 February 2020. CBC Abu Dhabi joined the EDA's breakfast and panel discussion organized by Benelux Business Council. The panel discussion entitled "The Frontiers of Economic Diplomacy". Panelists included H.E. Elisabeth Cardoso, Ambassador of Luxembourg, H.E. Lody Embrechts, Ambassador of The Netherlands, H.E. Massimo Baggi, Ambassador of Switzerland, and H.E Antonio Álvarez Barthe, Ambassador of Spain to the UAE.

Defense Sector Networking Breakfast "Experimenting with Remote and Autonomous Systems" with Houbara

24 February 2020. CBC Abu Dhabi joined the defense sector networking breakfast organized by the British Business Group.This breakfast event provided a forum for the representatives of CBC Abu Dhabi's defence and security sector to interact with the military and industry representatives attending Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) 2020.

Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)

19 February 2020. CBC Abu Dhabi organized the EGM to report the past activities of the council and financial audit report. The event was held at CBC Gold Member, Bab Al Qasr Hotel Abu Dhabi.

Info Session: How to land your company in UAE and the ongoing considerations

17 February 2020. CBC Abu Dhabi organized an information session with Propartner Group on how to land your company in UAE and the ongoing considerations.

Navigating Personal International Tax Issues for Canadian Expats

11 February 2020. CBC Abu Dhabi organized the annual Canadian Taxation Seminar with Trowbridge Professional Corporation. Trowbridge partner and tax expert Wayne Bewick presented Canadian residency for tax purposes, Canadian filing requirements among others, followed by Q&A.

Info Session: Doing Business in the UAE: Legal, Social and Cultural Aspects

10 February 2020. CBC Abu Dhabi organized an information session with Ziad Salloum, Partner at Salloum & Parners. Mr. Ziad presented the overview of the legal, social & business culture of the UAE and as as well as an overview of the employment law in the UAE.

Ambassador's Reception

04 February 2020. CBC Abu Dhabi organized the reception hosted by H.E. Marcy Grossman, Ambassador of Canada to the UAE to extend a warm welcome to Ms. Sandra McCardell, Director General of the Middle East, Global Affairs Canada and visiting Canadian Ambassadors from the Region.

Info Session: Changes in Investment Landscape for Expats in 2020

27 January 2020. CBC Abu Dhabi organized an information session with Smartcrowd on the changes in investment landscape for expats in the UAE in 2020.

Info Session: Tour of Wework x Hub71

22 January 2020. CBC Abu Dhabi organized an information session with Hub71 which included a presentation and a tour of their facilities and a business networking with founders of start-ups at Hub71.

New Year Networker

08 January 2020. CBC Abu Dhabi joined the networking evening to kick-start 2020 along with four other business councils in Abu Dhabi.

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