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Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC)'s Women in Clean Energy (WICE) and Canada's Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) Signing Ceremony

15 July 2020. CBC Abu Dhabi supported the webinar and signing ceremony of the WiRE/Women in Renewable Energy, Canadian NGO, and the CEBC/Clean Energy Business Council, a MENA regional NGO based in Abu Dhabi. The agreement supports the UAE to advance its renewable/clean energy objectives as well as gender agenda. The event celebrated the signing of their partnership and also featured interesting speakers, all female leaders in Renewable Energy sector from the UAE and from Canada.

UAE Cabinet Reshuffle Appoints New Ministers and Merges Departments

05 July 2020. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, merged ministries and departments in a Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday in a drive to create a more agile government. Sheikh Mohammed, set out a new structure for some public institutions and brought new talent into the Cabinet. READ MORE.

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CBC Abu Dhabi Supported Webinar: UAE-Canada Business Council discusses ‘Energy issues in the post-COVID-19 world

01 July 2020. A webinar dialogue session was recently hosted by the UAE-Canada Business Council to discuss the ‘Energy issues in the post-COVID-19 world' in the presence of Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, OPEC Secretary General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and Jason Kenney, Premier of Alberta, Canada. READ MORE.

Expats in UAE mark 153rd Canada Day online

01 July 2020. Canadian missions in the UAE on Wednesday marked the 153rd Canada Day with a virtual celebration for their 40,000-strong expat community in the country. Dubai's Burj Khalifa also lit up with the colours of the Canadian flag at 8.15pm to join the expats in their festivities. READ MORE.

UAE leads MENA region and ninth in the world in global competitiveness in 2020

16 June 2020. For the fourth year in row, the United Arab Emirates is leading the MENA region in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2020, issued by the World Competitiveness Centre of the World Institute for Management Development, IMD, in Lausanne, Switzerland, which puts the UAE at 9th place among the most competitive countries in the world. READ MORE.

Multi-nation Business Continuity Task Force

15 June 2020. A multi-nation group of business councils and chambers based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have joined forces to engage with the UAE government and work collectively to ensure business continuity in the UAE.READ MORE.

Abu Dhabi Chamber Launched Chamber Talk

14 June 2020. H.E. Mohamed Helal Al Muheiri, Director General of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) talks about ADCCI's newest initiative “Chamber Talk”, which was launched to support private sector businesses in Abu Dhabi, the UAE and the region by offering guidance on how to deal with the impact of Covid-19.LEARN MORE.

UAE Foreign Minister, Canadian counterpart discuss ways to curb COVID-19 impact

13 June 2020. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has discussed with Francois-Philippe Champagne, Canadian Foreign Minister, the bilateral relations between the UAE and Canada. READ MORE.

UAE Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Mohammed Al Bowardi and Canadian Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan discuss joint cooperation

11 June 2020. In a phone call with the Canadian Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan, UAE Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Mohammed Al Bowardi, discussed strengthening defence and military cooperation relations between the UAE and Canada, and ways to develop them to serve the interests of the two friendly countries. READ MORE.

Members' News
Expansion of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children in Abu Dhabi to include total of 33 NICU beds

23 June 2020. United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical) has announced the expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children in Abu Dhabi. The 20 million AED expansion included the addition of 18 advanced beds in accordance with the highest international specifications, of which 11 beds are categorized as level III. The new total available beds now have increased to 33 beds, which makes the unit one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in Abu Dhabi. READ MORE.

CAE and Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi's Collaboration

15 July 2020. CBC Abu Dhabi represented by Chairperson, Gregory Zoughbi, and Relationship Manager, Awais Chughtai met with the new Managing Director of CAE, Thibaut Trancart, and General Manager, Juber Ahmed. The discussions revolved on the continued collaboration of the two organizations which includes the upcoming webinar and Communities of Interest (COI) - Defense and Security sector, among others.

Bombardier Global 7500 Jet Receives Business Aviation’s First-ever Environmental Product Declaration

30 June 2020. Third-party audited Global 7500 Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) published by the International EPD® System provides detailed information about the aircraft’s life cycle environmental footprint. The multiple award-winning Global 7500 aircraft is the largest and longest-range business jet in the industry, offering Bombardier’s signature smooth ride and an unrivalled cabin experience. READ MORE.

CAE Defence & Security to launch OneWorld virtual conference and tradeshow in July.

23 June 2020.CAE OneWorld 2020 ( will be available online starting on July 8th and is free to all attendees who register ( READ MORE.

Concorde-Corodex Group shares video about the unsung heroes of COVID-19. WATCH HERE.

Bell Teams with Industry Leaders for U.S. Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft Program

04 June 2020. Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced agreements with nine premier aerospace industry leaders to form Team Invictus.

  • L3Harris Technologies for the WESCAM™ MX-15D, an advanced, stabilized multi-sensor, multi-spectral imaging and targeting system


Upcoming Events

In-Country Value (ICV) 3.0

27 July 2020, 2:00pm (UAE Time)

Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi for a live webinar in collaboration with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Baker Tilly on ICV 3.0.

The discussion will revolve around ICV 3.0 and will address certain discussion points like:

  • Are free zone entities eligible to obtain ICV certificates?
  • What exactly is required from suppliers to be ICV certified?

Speaker: Hamad Saif Belmahaina, ICV Development Manager in Commercial Directorate of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

Moderator: Rami AbuLaila, Vice President, Business Development for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

To answer your questions in relation to ICV certification process:

Salman Sajid, Executive Director, ICV Practice Leader, Baker Tilly


Health Talk Series: The Art and Science of Mental Wellness

05 August 2020, 2:00pm (UAE Time)

Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi for a live webinar in collaboration with Danat Al Emarat Hospital and HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center (under United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical)). This webinar will provide insights on mental wellness.

Expert speaker, Dr. Rasha Abbas, Psychiatry Consultant at HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center and Danat Al Emarat Hospital will be discussing the following points:

  • Dimensions of wellness
  • How to achieve mental wellness
  • Wellness skills; stress management as an example
  • Preventing mental health issues

More webinars are in the pipeline. Please visit the "Upcoming Events" page (click here). This page is updated regularly.

Past Events

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    22-Jul-20 Organisational Transformations & Process Re-engineering for Remote Work and the Digital Age
    20-Jul-20 Communities of Interest (COI) - Oil and Gas Virtual Meeting
    15-Jul-20 Supported: CEBC's Women in Clean Energy (WICE) and Canada's Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE)
    15-Jul-20 Outlook of the Hospitality Industry Post-covid
    14-Jul-20 Exponential Crisis needs an Exponential Response. Thriving in the Future!
    8-Jul-20 Supported: Litigation Funding, One of the biggest challenges faced by businesses in the UAE
    7-Jul-20 Supported: Reimagining the way we trade in the MENA region
    29-Jun-20 Supported: Global Market, Oil and Opportunities in a Post-covid Era
    29-Jun-20 Importance of Intellectual Property for Any Business
    28-Jun-20 Supported: ISNR Abu Dhabi - Policing in the time of pandemic: Supporting the front line and preparing for the future
    24-Jun-20 Economic Substance Regulation Update
    21-Jun-20 Supported: 3 Ways to Ignite Your Resilience: A Process to Turn the Covid Challenge Into Opportunity
    17-Jun-20 To help businesses overcome liquidity issue and sustain in crisis
    15-Jun-20 Supported: COVID-19: An insider view from the UAE's largest Healthcare network
    9-Jun-20 Managing an SME’s Cashflow, Supply Chain and Customers during COVID-19
    3-Jun-20 Supported: Outlook for Canadian Business in Dubai with H.E. Jean-Philippe Linteau
    2-Jun-20 Supported: Agriculture and Agri-Food-Business Opportunities in the Arab World
    2-Jun-20 Supported: E-commerce and Customer Engagement Trend: The Impact of COVID-19
    27-May-20 Organizational Impact of COVID-19 on Business and Employees
    19-May-20 Supported: Covid-19: Navigating a Regional Challenge and Global Reality
    18-May-20 Joint Webinar with ADNOC and Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO)
    12-May-20 Transforming Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) into a Digital Campus
    28-Apr-20 Tax Measures and Savings during COVID-19
    22-Apr-20 Supported: Update from the Arab World and Expo 2020
    22-Apr-20 Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
    21-Apr-20 Supported: Managing Business and Legal Risks in the MENA Defense Sector through Covid-19
    20-Apr-20 Update on UAE Employment Law in response to COVID-19
    14-Apr-20 Cost cuts in the Oil & Gas Industry – legal and strategic considerations
    13-Apr-20 The 4Cs of Growing Your Business
    8-Apr-20 Navigating Personal Tax Issues Through COVID-19 for Canadians Living in the UAE
    6-Apr-20 Supported: Middle East and Africa Immigration Impacts of COVID-19
    6-Apr-20 How to Set-up Your Business with Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ)
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