Upcoming Events

    • 26 August 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • CBC Office, 13th Floor, Makateb Business Center
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    The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has soft launched its localisation program (“Abu Dhabi Value Program” – ADV). The ADV Program shows similar features to ADNOC's “In-Country Value” Program (ICV). Mr. Salman Asghar, Manager ‑ ICV Advisory & Assurance of Baker Tilly will present the following topics:

    • Objectives of Local Content Program (LCP) Abu Dhabi Value (ADV)
    • Implementation of LCP
    • How is ADV calculated.
    • Suppliers' actions, and more.

    Space is limited. Register now.

    Ticket Prices:
    • CBC members: FREE
    • Non-CBC members: AED 150

    Dresscode: Smart casual

    Baker Tilly's contact details:

    Mr. B.S. Mony, Senior Partner Assurance, Advisory & Tax
    mony@bakertillyjfc.com

    Mr. Salman Sajid, Executive Director Assurance & Advisory
    salman@bakertillyjfc.com

    • 28 August 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Park Rotana Abu Dhabi
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    Join our Joint Business Group Speed Networking with several other business groups in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, 28 August 2019. 

    Speed Networking is 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. 

    Don't forget to bring your business cards.

    Running Order:

    6:30pm - 7:00pm  : Welcome reception, networking, registration

    7:00pm - 8:00pm  : Speed Networking session

    8:00pm - 8:30pm : Closing, networking

    Participating Business Groups:

    • Australian Business Group
    • British Business Group
    • BENELUX Business Group
    • Canadian Business Council
    • French Business Group
    • Swiss Business Council
    • Pakistan Business Professional Council
    • Philippine Business Council

    Dress code: Formal Attire


    • 02 September 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • CBC Office, 13th Floor, Makateb Business Center
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    The Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi will bring together the companies in the aerospace, defense and security sector to discuss relevant topics such as participation at the Defense Contractors Council (DCC) and Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI), Tawazun Economic Program Agreement (TEPA) signing, Dubai Air Show plans, and more.

    Space is limited. Register now and get the chance to network with the leading defense companies in the UAE.

    Ticket Prices

    • CBC members: FREE
    • Non-CBC members: AED 150

    Dresscode: Smart Casual

    • 09 September 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Abu Dhabi Global Market, Auditorum, Al Mariyah Island
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    Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi, BENELUX Business Council, Amcham Abu Dhabi and Australian Business Group, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) for an informative session on BlockChain Technology. Our thought speakers will present the following topics:

    • Blockchain and its use in the real world by Gustavo Montero
    • The advantages of using Blockchain distributed ledger in a Renewable  Energy Impact Investment Environment, by Hans Fraikin
    • Overcoming the challenges of adopting Blockchain and real world use cases, by Steve Pomfret
    Speakers' Profiles:

    Gustavo Montero, co-Founder and Chairman of Agar LLC

    Mr. Gustavo Montero, is a Senior Independent Blockchain Advisor. He is a trained Engineer , a Swiss national and has advised a number of Blockchain Companies in the last few years. Among others, he was the co-Founder and Chairman of Agar LLC. He has over 25 years international banking experience with senior roles at Standard Chartered Bank, Cramer Bank and a global audit positions for International Organisations. More recently, Gustavo has advised some of the world’s largest family offices on their investment activities. Gustavo specializes in Blockchain Development, Blockchain products and solutions. Blockchain is a decentralized distributed ledger technology on which Bitcoin and all cryptocurrencies are based. The uses for blockchain are numerous ranging from smart contracts to cryptocurrencies, digital identities, supply chains, auditing and many more. The Blockchain technology itself is applicable to most transaction based business and mostly anything currently on the internet. And much more than we can imagine.

    Hans Fraikin, CEO Libra Project Asset Management

    Hans Fraikin was born in Montreal, Canada, but is a citizen of the world, having lived and worked in 10 countries around the globe (Canada, USA, France, England, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and the UAE). As a result, he speaks four languages and is renowned as a “cultural decoder”. Hans Fraikin isthe CEO of Libra Project, a Impact Investment start-up specialized in clean-energy infrastructure projects. Libra is the world's 1st Impact Investment asset management firm based on a blockchain platform Their mission is to design and build renewable, clean energy projects in developing economies. 

    Steve Pomfret, Founder & CEO of Cygnetise

    Steve has spent the majority of his career working within operational change within large banks and brokers, including Credit Suisse, UBS, Instinet and Deutsche Bank. He has acted as an internal consultant, troubleshooting areas to improve efficiency and minimise risk. Areas covered include emerging markets, investment banking, custody, fund administration, wealth management, trade finance and corporate banking.  As CEO of Cygnetise he has delivered a live, commercial Blockchain application. Cygnetise is one of the first commercial uses of Blockchain outside of cryptocurrencies used across multi industry sectors. 

    Dresscode: Business Attire

    Registration Fees:

    • CBC members and ADGM guests: FREE
    • Non-CBC members: AED 150
    • 17 September 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBC
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    The Canadian Business Council (Abu Dhabi) is organizing a seminar on ADNOC In-Country Value (ICV) Program. 

    The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has introduced an In-Country Value (ICV) program for its suppliers. This initiative aims to increase ADNOC's ICV contribution for growing and diversifying the UAE’s economy, creating opportunities for UAE nationals, and improving the localisation of critical functionalities in the oil and gas industry. As part of ADNOC’s ICV program, all ADNOC suppliers are required to declare their ICV achievement (ICV Certificate).

    Details on the venue, ticket prices, speakers will follow shortly.

    • 18 September 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Abu Dhabi Global Market Auditorium
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    Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi along with various business groups for an exclusive business briefing with Abu Dhabi Global Market. Expert speakers will be presenting the following topics:

    • New Growth, New Opportunities: ADGM’s strengths and offering as an award-winning financial centre recognized as an innovative business hub in MENA with a progressive, trusted legislative framework and growth environment full of opportunities for companies in Abu Dhabi.
    • Overview of ADGM Courts: This event will highlight the Court’s current caseload; enforcement framework and enforcement statistics; unique and comprehensive digital platform; ADGM as the world’s first fully digital courtroom; and notary public services.
    • Introducing the state-of-the-art ADGM Arbitration Centre and ADGM’s progressive arbitration and mediation regimes.
    • Connecting Businesses and Investors : The Belt-and-Road Growth Opportunities.

    Speakers:

    • Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta, Associate Director (Market Development) of ADGM
    • Linda Fitz-Alan, Registrar and Chief Executive of ADGM Courts

    Participating Business Groups:

    • Amcham Abu Dhabi
    • Australian Business Group
    • British Business Group Abu Dhabi 
    • British Business Group Dubai
    • Canadian Business Council
    • Swiss Business Council 

    Dresscode: Business attire

    Registration Fees:
    CBC members: AED 100
    Non-CBC members: AED 150
    Includes light breakfast.

    • 23 September 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi
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    Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Introhive and PwC for a breakfast seminar on digital transformation strategies and how PwC has transformed the art of B2B selling. The speaker will draw upon key business development transformation strategies and share their own experiences in bringing about effective change.

    The presenter will also explain how to plan, perform and bring about effective change in both large and small enterprises. The role that innovative technology can play to bring all this together will also be covered.

    Space is limited. Register now.

    For CBC members only. Complimentary registration.

      Dresscode: Business attire

      • 24 September 2019
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Impressions Bar, Eastern Mangroves by Anantara
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      Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi to welcome the new business year. The CBC Board of Directors will be announcing the exciting opportunities and highlights for 2019/2020.

      Please feel free to invite your colleagues and associates, and be sure to bring a pocket full of business cards!

      Ticket Prices:

      CBC members: FREE
      Non-CBC members: AED 150
      *Price includes 5% VAT, canapes and drinks.


      Dresscode: Smart casual

      • 07 October 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
      • CBC Office, Makateb Business Center
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      Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi for an informative session on Fintech: Peer-To-Peer (P2P) Lending for start-ups and small businesses securing finance from individual lenders through the use of innovative technology to directly connect businesses seeking fast, affordable finance with investors who can help fund their growth. Mr. Gavin Basma-Kwas,  the Investment Director for Beehive UAE will be presenting opportunities on P2P lending for both individual lenders and investors.

      Speaker:

      Gavin Basma-Kwas is the Investment Director for Beehive UAE, the UAE’s first fully regulated peer-to-peer online lending platform. Gavin has worked with a range of SME’s in Dubai helping to support over 400 companies in the UAE with over $100m in funding across a range of industries with more cost effective and faster finance solutions.

      Limited space only. Register now.

      Ticket Prices:   
      • CBC members: FREE
      • Non-CBC members: AED 150

      Dresscode: Smart casual

      • 10 October 2019
      • 12:15 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
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      Calling all golfers – the inaugural ‘Battle of the Business Groups Golf Day’ in Abu Dhabi is an occasion not to be missed! This corporate tournament will see players enjoy an 18 hole round on the  breathtaking Saadiyat Golf Course, prizes for individuals & best team, and there is a commemorative cup at stake  between the BBGs!

      You’ll enjoy lunch on carts, stunning views, activations on holes and have the opportunity to network with players from across 5 Business Groups. Invite friends to join us for the evening buffet and prize presentation which all players will enjoy post round.

      Places and sponsorship opportunities in this tournament are extremely limited, so please ensure you register at the soonest.

      Deadline to confirm: 26 September 2019

      Participating Business Groups:

      • British Business Group Abu Dhabi 
      • British Business Group Dubai
      • BENELUX Business Council
      • Canadian Business Council
      • French Business Group

      Dresscode: Greg Norman Golf Shirts will be provided for each player.

      Registration Fees:

      • *Individual Players:  AED 750
      • Sponsor a Hole ONLY: AED3,000
      • Event Prize Sponsor ONLY: AED2,500
      • Sponsor a Hole Plus Team of Two: AED 4,500
      • Sponsor a Hole Plus Team of Four: AED 6,000
      • Dinner Only with 2 Drinks: AED 225
      • Dinner Only: AED 185
      *Player fee includes 18 Hole Round, Golf Shirt, Lunchbox, Dinner and two drinks.
      • 11 October 2019
      • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
      • TBC
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      The Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi will be hosting the Thanksgiving Family Brunch 2019, our annual fall season gathering for our members and their families as well as friends and affiliates of the CBC. 

      Bring your families and friends for an afternoon of:

      • Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey and all its trimmings, and with hops and grapes
      • Great entertainment for adults and kids
      • Exciting prizes to be won

      Details on the venue and ticket prices will follow shortly.

      • 20 November 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      • CBC Office, Makateb Business Center
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      The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is the biggest economy within the GCC and part of the top 20 economies worldwide (G20). Foreign investments in the KSA are often structured from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). KSA recently implemented changes in its taxation and foreign direct investment framework. Industry expert speakers are invited to discuss the legal and tax aspects of handling KSA business from the UAE.

      Speakers:

      Dr. Constantin Frank-Fahle, LL.M.: Constantin is a senior lawyer with SCHLÜTER GRAF Legal Consultants (Dubai, UAE). Prior to joining SCHLÜTER GRAF Legal Consultants he worked for international law firms in Berlin, Munich and Bangkok and the German-Indonesian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (EKONID) in Jakarta. He advises foreign investors on structuring their investments in the region (in particular in the oil & gas and plant construction industry), resolving disputes (arbitration and litigation services) and adjacent matters. Constantin regularly talks and publishes about legal developments in the GCC region.

      Mr. Thomas Vanhee: Thomas founded Aurifer, a boutique tax firm established in Dubai. After a decade of working at tier 1 tax law firms in Brussels and Paris, and after having been seconded with Deloitte in the Gulf, it was time to spread his wings and personally serve the exciting Gulf market. He has been involved in several high-profile deals and have worked for blue chip and quoted companies and institutions in various sectors. In recent years Thomas has also been heavily involved in tax policy in Europe and the Gulf. Recently, he has been assisting businesses in assessing their readiness for the introduction of VAT on 1 January 2018. He is also teaching VAT at Paris Sorbonne Abu Dhabi in the first tax LL.M of its kind in the Gulf. He also joined his former university (Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management) to teach an introductory course on tax law to master students.

      Limited space only. Register now.

      Ticket Prices:

      • CBC members: FREE
      • Non-CBC members: AED 150

      Dresscode: Smart casual

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