As we kick
off 2019, CBC Abu Dhabi highlights the high profile networking
reception for Canadian companies participated at International
Defense Exhibition (IDEX), attended by close to 200 industry leaders,
and as well as hosting a panel discussion with UAE Space Agency
Director General, H.E. Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, and Canadian
Space Agency President, Mr. Sylvain Laporte. In April, CBC Abu Dhabi
will hold its flagship event, the Maple Leaf Ball - a gala dinner
that celebrates Canada-UAE relations. This event is open to all, so
make sure to book your sponsorship and tickets early! We have three exciting months coming up, so
make sure to stay in touch with CBC and be part of it.
Gregory Zoughbi | Chairman of
Thank you for your support for
the World Games!
24 March 2019. The World Games
ended last Thursday night. Earlier that day, bocce medalists Kerry
(one silver, one bronze) and Neil (two silver) visited the
elementary students at the Canadian International School in Abu
Dhabi to talk about their experience and show them their medals!
Everyone wanted to try them on and all were in awe of these
champions. READ MORE.
UAE ranks among top 10
'most positive countries'
18 March 2019. The Emirates
ranked highly in the Positivity Index of Nations because of its
focus on future generations. The UAE has ranked 8th on an
index that measures countries' positive effect on the world and
their ability to prepare its young people for future challenges.
The Positivity Index of Nations is an annual global report
published by the Positive Economy Institute since 2013.READ MORE.
RAK Ruler Attends 10th Terry Fox
22 February 2019. H.H.
Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of
Ras al-Khaimah, attended the Terry Fox Run on Friday, a charity
race to support cancer research centres. Some 4,500 people took
part in the Run, which has become one of the most popular events
nationwide, amid enormous participation its the sponsors.READ MORE.
Chamber Received a Trade Mission from Canada led by Consul General
19 February 2019. The
Dubai Chamber of Commercereceived
a trade mission from Canada led by the Consul General of Canada in
Dubai, Marcy Grossman for the Gulfood, that was attended by leading F&B
importers from Dubai and Canada. Over 130 meetings were held
between them as a result.
Confirms Expo 2020 Dubai Participation
27 January 2019.Expo 2020 continues to grow bigger as Canada
has confirmed its participation in the upcoming mega event set to
be held in Dubai next year. The G7 nation's participation was
sealed during two separate high-level meetings between Jim Carr,
Canada's Minister of International Trade Diversification, Mohammad
Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and
Mohammed Al Shaibani, Director General of the Ruler's Court,
Government of Dubai, held on the sidelines of the World Economic
Forum in Davos, Switzerland. READ MORE.
Canada Joins International
Renewable Energy Agency
09 January 2019. Canada has today officially become a member
of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Canada
becomes the Agency’s 160th member to join the global
intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the widespread adoption
of renewable energy.READ MORE.
hosts the 2nd Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility International
Conference from March 28-29
2019. Mr. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Managing Director
& CEO at United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), the
parent organization of Danat
Al Emarat Hospital and HealthPlus Fertility Centers,
said “Organizing such conferences annually showcases our commitment
to develop our services and support medical education initiatives
in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. We intend to help transfer global
expertise in the obstetrics, gynecology and fertility fields to the
region, through holding international conferences and scientific
meetings..” READ MORE.
One of the Worlds' Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere
Institute for the Second Year in a Row
14 March 2019. BMO Financial
Group has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global
leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business
practices, as one of the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies. READ
Global 7500 demonstrates that Innovation in the Canadian aerospace
industry remains strong - Aviation Week takes notice.
2019. Mike Nadolski, Vice President Communications and
Public Affairs, Bombardier talks about innovation in the Canadian
aerospace industry. "At Bombardier, we’ve long been committed
to finding new ways to improve how people travel, to pushing the
envelope, and to setting new standards. We’re certainly grateful
for the recognition by Aviation Week and so many others. It’s
inspiration to keep us pushing towards greater heights." READ MORE.
Lavalin Awarded the Compliance Leader Verification from Ethisphere
20 March 2019. SNC-Lavalin
(TSX:SNC) is pleased to announce that it has earned the prestigious
Compliance Leader Verification from the Ethisphere Institute, an independent
centre for research, best practices and thought leadership. The
Compliance Leader Verification is awarded exclusively to companies
with the best industry ethics and compliance program that are
proactively investing resources in compliance, sending a clear signal
that an organization takes compliance and ethics seriously. This
certification is valid until the end of 2020. READ MORE
Corodex Group participated at the ArabLab 2019
14 March 2019.
Concorde Corodex Group participated at ArabLab 2019 in Dubai on 12-14
March 2019, an event showcasing products from
Medical & Pharmaceutical, Scientific Instruments, Research
& Development, Ayurvedic & Herbal, Natural & Organic
Aerospace was recently awarded a five-year, $128 million Contract
by the Government of Canada
04 March 2019. The Minister of
Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for St. John's
South — Mount Pearl, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, announced that
the Government of Canada is awarding a five-year, $128 million
contract to PAL Aerospace, an international aerospace and defence
company based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. READ
Group's 6th Street
2019. They say, “true love will find you” and it has – 6TH
STREET is bringing you the styles you will fall head over heels
for, from the biggest brands. The omnichannel fashion-savvy
destination from Apparel Group, will be buzzing with the season of
love from the 28th of January, 2019.
MENA Political and Economic
Overview | What is Next for the Gulf?
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
CBC Members: AED 160
Non-CBC Members: AED 210
Director of TheEconomist Corporate Network for the Middle East and
North Africa, will share his insights into the region and report on
its growth prospects, as well as the risks for companies operating
in its key markets.
2019. Terry Fox Run Abu Dhabi is a non-competitive event where
people get together as individuals, families, and groups to raise
money for cancer research in Terry’s name. It is a day of
celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep alive his dream of
finding a cure for cancer. The Terry Fox Run is accessible to
anyone with no entry fee, no minimum pledge and a non-competitive
atmosphere. Participants can walk, wheel, ride or run and most of
all have fun while raising funds for cancer research.
Get Involved. There are many ways YOU can get
involved! Please click
here on the info pack to learn more.
- 01 May 2019. The global AI phenomenon will create a new
world order, and the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence 2031
envisions the country to become a world leader in AI by 2031,
creating opportunities and generating up to $90 billion in extra growth.
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al
Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler
of Dubai, and hosted by the UAE’s National Program for Artificial
Intelligence launched by the Minister of State for AI, the Ai
Everything Summit is a culmination of the UAE and the world’s
mission to promote initiatives, collaborations, partnerships and
breakthroughs in the field of AI, and to foster positive impact on
governments, businesses, social enterprises and humankind. At Ai Everything, the
year’s most anticipated AI summit, we set out to unite the divided
conversations in Ai.
November 2019. ADIPEC brings together professionals with real
buying power, with billions of dollars' worth of business concluded
at the event each year. The oil and gas industry convenes in ADIPEC
to not only decide on the future of the industry, but to purchase
for now, meet with existing partners and discover new business
opportunities for the future.
A Conversation with UAE Space
Agency Director General H.E. Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, and
Canadian Space Agency President, Mr. Sylvain Laporte
20 March 2019. The Canadian
Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the Embassy
of Canada in the UAE organized “A Conversation with UAE Space
Agency (UAESA) Director General, H.E. Dr Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi,
and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) President, Mr. Sylvain Laporte” on
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 at St. Regis Saadiyat Island. The event
gathered delegates of the UAESA, CSA and Global Space Congress and
members of CBC Abu Dhabi. READ MORE.
Rendez-vous dela Francophonie:
Celebration of French Language and its cultural expressions
13 March 2019. CBC Abu Dhabi
participated at the special business after hours with other
business group celebrating the French language and its cultural
expressions organized by the Swiss Business Council. A great way to
network while enjoying the French music, food and drinks offered by
Le Royal Meridien, free wine tasting offered by Cheers, and great
raffle prizes donated by various organizations.
Cyber Security: Status Quo,
Challenges and Opportunities
25 February 2019. CBC Abu Dhabi
participated at the joint business group event - an informative
session on the state of cyber security in 2019; organized by the
BENELUX Business Council.
Exhibition (IDEX) Networking Reception
19 February 2019. CBC Abu Dhabi organized the International Defense
Exhibition (IDEX) Networking Reception for Canadian companies
participating at IDEX. The event was attended by high profile
people from the defense industry.
Joint Business Group Speed
06 February 2019. CBC Abu Dhabi
participated at the speed networking organized by the British
Business Group along with various business groups in Abu
Annual Canadian Taxation
05 February 2019. CBC Abu Dhabi
organized the annual Canadian Taxation Seminar: Canadian Tax
Consideration for Expats in the UAE. Mr. Wayne Bewick, Partner at
Trowbridge Professional Corporation presented the latest Canadian
tax changes, Canadian residency for tax purposes, and more.
New Year Networking
22 January 2019. CBC Abu Dhabi
participated at the New Year Networking Organized by British
Business Group along with various business groups in Abu Dhabi. A
great networking event to kick start 2019!
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Request for Information: Canadian Pavilion Expo 2020
Canada has formally announced its participation at
Expo 2020 Dubai. The Request for Information (RFI) for the design,
build, construct and dismantle of the Canada Pavilion, including
the exhibition component, has been published in Public Works and Government Services Canada website.
here. This will be followed by a full
request for proposal (RFP) expected to be posted by March 31,
Discussion with Team Canada for Expo 2020 Dubai
February 2019. The Canadian Business Council (CBC) organized a
roundtable discussion with Team Canada for Expo 2020 Dubai, in
collaboration with the Consulate General of Canada in Dubai. The meeting
was chaired by CBC Chairman, Gregory Zoughbi and attended by some
members of the CBC Board and esteemed Canadian companies.
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