Upcoming Events

    • 19 February 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

    The Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi will be holding an International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) Networking Reception for the companies participating at the IDEX on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Abu Dhabi.

    This is by invitation only.

    Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities! Our Relationship and Membership Manager, Awais Chughtai (members@cbcabudhabi.com | 0558223518) is happy to assist you. 

    • 21 February 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Warehouse 421

    The Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi is pleased to support the

    Conversations: Culture and Diversity :

    at the heart of a new identity in cities

    Thinkers & Doers and the French Institute in the United Arab Emirates in collaboration with Warehouse 421 are honored to invite you to the launch of “Conversations”, their new cycle of events in Abu Dhabi, dedicated to creation and innovation. This first talk’s theme will be “Culture and diversity : at the heart of a new identity in cities”


    Shaikha Hala Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa

    Director General of the Culture and Arts

    Directorate, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities

    Ms. Vilma Jukurte

    Director of Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

    Dr. Khaled Alawadi

    Assistant Professor, Khalifa University & Curator of 2018 UAE National Pavillon, Venice Architecture, Biennale, Abu Dhabi


    Ms. Victoria Lelandais

    Cultural Strategy consultant, Paris

    • 05 March 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07 March 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE


    The sixth World Ocean Summit will strive to build greater collaboration across regions and connect the world to new ideas and perspectives. Taking place in March 2019, this world-renowned event will take place in the Middle East for the first time – a region often overlooked in ocean discussions.

    The Economist will bring together political leaders and policymakers, heads of global business, scientists, NGOs and multilaterals from across the globe, and will aim to provide a forum for discussion amongst a more diverse and representative participation on the future of the ocean than ever before.

    Register today (Saver rate expires on January 18th)

    Download ocean resource kit

    Get free access to: 1) Digital event brochure, 2) Special report from The Economist Intelligence Unit: Charting the course for ocean sustainability, 3) Special report from The Economist Intelligence Unit: Charting the course for ocean sustainability (Part 2) 4)Special report from The Economist: A load of rubbish, 5) Special discount code

    Please click here to learn more about the summit.
    • 14 March 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 March 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Abu Dhabi, UAE

    From March 8 to 22, 2019, Abu Dhabi and Dubai (for select sporting events) will welcome more than 7,000 athletes to compete in 24 sports at the Special Olympics World Games 2019. Special Olympics is a sporting event for people with intellectual disabilities.

    Team Canada will be there in full force, with more than 150 athletes, coaches, and staff.

    The Special Olympics Local Organizing Committee is recruiting volunteers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for a variety of roles, including communications, operations, guest services, medical, and language services. Most volunteering hours will be between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., and volunteers have to commit to at least four shifts.

    For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.abudhabi2019.org/get-involved/volunteer

    To volunteer specifically with Team Canada, consider applying to be one of six Delegation Assistant Liaison (DAL) for the Canadian delegation.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • DALs must speak fluent English and ideally French, and be familiar with Canada.
    • DALs possess strong communication skills; are flexible, creative, patient, and solutions oriented; and can work under pressure and without supervision.
    • The minimum age for volunteers is 14 years. It is open to all nationalities, including volunteers from abroad.
    • DALs must be available for the full duration of the operation period (March 6-22, 2019). The Special Olympics Local Organizing Committee may make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

    Time commitment:

    DALs will accompany Team Canada from breakfast to dinner; however, they need to be available at any time during the operation period in case of emergencies. 

    • March 6-8
    • Final training seminar in Abu Dhabi
    • March 8-11
    • Host Town Program (cultural activities for Team Canada)
    • March 11-13
    • Divisioning and Training for Athletes
    • March 14
    • Opening Ceremony
    • March 15-21
    • Competition and Awards
    • March 21
    • Closing Ceremony
    • March 22
    • Departure of the Delegation

    DAL Entitlements:

    • A single room in one of Team Canada’s accommodation sites from March 8 (or from March 6 if required for the final training in Abu Dhabi) until March 22. If a DAL is assigned to a sporting event in Dubai, the accommodation will also be in Dubai.
    • A mobile phone and a local number for the duration of the Games.
    • Access to Delegation Transportation between March 8 and 22.
    • Access to Delegation hospitality areas for meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

    To apply and for more questions, please contact natalie.kainz@abudhabi2019.org

    • 19 March 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 21 March 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Abu Dhabi, UAE

    The Global Space Congress is a strategic gathering of global space industry leaders. Promoting the worldwide industry of space, the Congress brings together over 600 key space agencies, commercial space, academia and end users of space services to evaluate the biggest opportunities in the space sector and to get exposure to the world’s most vibrant and energetic new space programmes. Focused on partnerships, the Congress enables these leaders to focus on collaborative development and the implementation of core space and satellite technology strategies, bringing global and regional economic benefits.

    The Global Space Congress is where space policies are defined and strategies developed; where new applications for space technology are showcased and the development of highly skilled technical workforces to support national development are promoted. It hosts discussions and initiatives that will have a practical and lasting impact on the overall development of the space sector in the Middle East and globally.

    Register at www.globalspacecongress.com

    • 19 April 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • A'l Bahar Abu Dhabi Corniche

    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.

    On April 19 2019, do something remarkable. Join us at A’l Bahar, Abu Dhabi Corniche.

    Register now: https://www.terryfox.org/international-runs/abudhabi/

    • 25 April 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Bab Al Qasr Hotel Abu Dhabi

    The Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi Maple Leaf Ball (MLB) 2019 celebrates the distinguished Canadian and U.A.E. companies in Abu Dhabi. 

    This prominent event will take place on Thursday, 25 April 2019, 6:00pm till late at Bab Al Qasr Hotel Abu Dhabi and includes:

    • Cocktail Reception
    • Four-course dinner with dinner beverages
    • Great entertainment
    • Exciting prizes to be won

    Dress code: Black-tie / national dress 

    CBC Member: AED 375
    Non-CBC Member: AED 500
    Table of 10 Purchased by a CBC Member: AED 3,500
    Table of 10 Purchased by a Non-CBC Member: AED 4,500


    Sponsorship opportunity is available. Please download  the sponsorship packages here for further information. Our Relationship and Sales Manager, Awais Chughtai (members@cbcabudhabi.com | 0558223518) is happy to assist you. 


    Interested in donating prizes for the raffle draw and items for silent auction for our gala dinner? The event offers your company the opportunity to participate with exceptional marketing benefits. Please contact the CBC office at events@cbcabudhabi.com or call 02 6268663 to learn more.

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    • 19 June 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBC

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi will be held on Wednesday, 19 June 2019 for the following purposes:

    1. Report from the Board of Directors on activities in the past year.
    2. Receive the annual financial accounts and accompanying audit report from the auditors and, if deemed advisable, to approve the financial accounts.
    3. Re-appoint Baker and Tilly as auditors for the financial year ending 30 April 2020.
    4. Elect new members of the Board of Directors to fill vacant positions                                                                                              
    Pursuant to the CBC's Constitution, only members in good standing (i.e. who have paid their membership fees) are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting.

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