Upcoming Events

    • 28 April 2021
    • 20:00 - 21:30 (UTC+04:00)
    • Zoom

    Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Toronto Finance International (FTI) for a Roundtable Discussion on the Future of the Financial Services and Fintech Sector.

    This 90-minute virtual event will include a 40-minute roundtable discussion with panellists from large institutional players in the financial services industry, followed by a 50-minute segment with eight Canadian Fintech startups presenting their profiles and goals for the UAE market.

    This event is participated by Canada-UAE Business Council. 

    Welcome and Introduction

    David Laliberte

    Chairperson, Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi

    David Laliberte is a Canadian lawyer with more than 20 years of experience across the telecommunications, technology, media, and legal industries. His broad areas of expertise include corporate governance, technology law, intellectual property law, strategic planning, regulatory compliance and privacy. Throughout his career, he has held various counsel and leadership positions at organizations including Dentons LLP, Baker & McKenzie, Rogers Communications, BlackBerry and Microsoft.

    In his current role as Executive Director, Legal, at Digital 14 LLC in Abu Dhabi, he leads a team of six professionals responsible for all legal and regulatory matters including commercial transactions, intellectual property and interactions with regulatory agencies. Until the end of 2015, he served as Director of Intellectual Property Policy at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, where he was responsible for driving the company’s IP strategy, positioning, and engagement in several jurisdictions, including Europe, India and Canada.

    He holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in Public Policy and Administration from York University and a Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Ottawa. He is quite knowledgeable about the roles and responsibilities of board members having worked alongside board leadership on numerous projects throughout his career as well as by serving as Chairman of the Board of the Centre Francophone de Toronto.

    Keynote Speaker

    Jennifer Reynolds, MBA, ICD.D

    President & CEO - Toronto Finance International

    Jennifer Reynolds is the President & CEO of Toronto Finance International (TFI), a public-private partnership whose mission is to promote and develop Toronto’s financial services sector, and to establish its prominence as a leading global financial centre.

    Jennifer’s 20 year career in the financial services industry has included senior roles in investment banking, venture capital, and global risk management. Prior to joining TFI, Jennifer was the President & CEO of Women in Capital Markets (WCM), Canada’s largest industry association and advocacy group for women in the financial sector.

    Jennifer is a Director on the Board of Citibank Canada, Director on the Board of BF&M Ltd, Director on the Board of the Canada Development Investment Corporation ("CDEV"), and a Director on the Board of Women’s College Hospital Foundation. In 2015 and 2017, she was named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.

    Jennifer is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Women's Leadership program, and she received her MBA from McGill University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Economics and Political Science from McGill University. Jennifer also holds the Institute of Corporate Directors Designation, ICD.D.



    Complimentary for CBC members and Non-CBC members.

    • 17 May 2021
    • 14:00 - 15:00 (UTC+04:00)
    • Zoom

    Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the Perfect Balance for a live webinar on Food and Weight - How COVID has affected the way we eat and feel and what to do next!

    Expert speaker, Jeanne Bedard, Head of Dietetics, Senior Dietitian of Perfect Balance Rehabilitation Centre L.L.C. will discuss the following topics:

    • Lunch strategies - new business as usual: working from home and/or in the office
    • Realistic meal planning for busy professionals
    • Stress eating - Coping with pressure and changing schedule


    Jeanne Bedard, B.Sc., R.D., DOH
    Head of Dietetics, Senior Dietitian
    Perfect Balance Rehabilitation Centre L.L.C.

    Jeanne Bedard is a Canadian Dietitian, Head of Dietetics and Clinic Manager at Perfect Balance Rehabilitation Centre, on Reem Island. She has been providing nutritional services for the last 12 years and helped thousands of individuals in the Middle East, Central America and Canada improve their lifestyle, habits and relationship with food. Her professional expertise is grounded in food science, eating psychology as well as the use of intuitive eating principles and honoring body diversity. She is an expert at distilling with you the unravelling amount of information surrounding food, weight, allergies, intolerances, chronic disease and preventative health.


    Complimentary for CBC members and Non-CBC members.

    • 18 May 2021
    • 10:00 - 11:00 (UTC+04:00)
    • Webinar

    The Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi is organizing a Communities of Interest (COI): Aerospace, Defense and Security Virtual Meeting. This meeting is a gathering of CBC Abu Dhabi members and invited guests from the Aerospace, Defense and Security sector to discuss pressing issues and how to collaborate and work together for mutual benefits.

    Discussion points will follow shortly.


    • CBC members: Complimentary
    • Non-CBC members: By invitation only

    Become a CBC member and get access to this exclusive meeting.

    Join now! https://cbcabudhabi.com/page-18137

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