Upcoming Events

    • 13 April 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Webinar
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    Join the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Dr. Oudi Abouchakra for a webinar information session on how to grow your business using this 4Cs that will help you step up the game.

    In this session Dr. Oudi Abouchacra will present on his latest book - How to Expand the Net in your Network with the 4Cs. These are the 4 boxes you need to tick in the minds of other business owners and decision makers before you can expect to receive referrals with any consistency. His book is co-authored with Dr. Ivan Misner, who CNN called ''The Father of Modern Networking' will help you grow your business through referral generation from other professionals in and outside your network.

    The 4Cs will add value to your business whether you are a rookie or have decades of experience. The 4Cs has been presented to professionals in the US, across Canada, India and the GCC spanning a wide range of industries. 

    Registration:

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

    Speaker:

    Dr. Oodi Abouchakra is a Canadian, Chief Inspirational Officer at Inspired Results, a leading performance coaching and training company based out of the Exhibition Center in Abu Dhabi.

    Dr. Oudi is a master NLP coach, Certified World Class Speaking Coach and is certified as a Demartini Method Facilitator and trained under Dr. John F. Demartini who was featured in the movie the SECRET. His coaching practice grew as an extension of his near 20 years as a USA and Canadian Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic. He is also the Author of Eat-ology® which is accredited by the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi. His latest project is co-authoring a book entitled “Expand the NET in Your NET-work with the 4Cs” with Dr. Ivan Misner who has been called the Father of Modern Networking by CNN.


    • 14 April 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Webinar
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    Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi for a webinar information session on business interruptions insurances and Covid-19.

    Antoine Chamy, CBC Abu Dhabi Director and Group Administration and Insurance Director of Al Jaber Group will discuss the roles and types of business interruptions insurances and Covid-19.

    Speaker: 

    Antoine Chamy has over 35 years of experience with a worldwide knowledge and contacts in different field, including insurance, healthcare and big contracts negotiation. His role in Al Jaber Group covers taking care of all insurance matters including claim recovery of the group, negotiating and underwriting all insurance contracts with local and international insurance companies, risk management analysis and consultancy, and evaluation, adjustment and settlement of claims.

    Registration:

    • CBC members: Complimentary
    • Non-CBC members: By invitation only
    • 14 April 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi for a webinar information session on cost cuts in the oil and gas industry - legal and strategic considerations. 

    Following the decline in the oil price, Saudi Aramco announced on 15 March 2020 that the company would cut spending in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has notified contractors and suppliers that it will review existing contracts to cut costs due to the steep slide in oil prices. This webinar deals with the legal implications of such cost cuts and strategic consideration direct and indirect suppliers should undertake.

    This webinar will provide insights on how to avoid and prepare for disputes in light of the Coronavirus-Crisis.

    Dr. Constantin Frank-Fahle, LL.M., will discuss the following aspects:

    • Oil Price Crash
    • Impact on Direct Suppliers
    • Impact on Indirect Suppliers
    • Outlook
    • Conclusion

    Speaker: 

    Dr. Constantin-Frank-Fahle, LL.M., Managing Partner at Germela Law LLP, is a qualified German Attorney-At-Law. He specializes in advising investors on expanding and localizing in the Middle East & Asia, strategic negotiations, and cross-border disputes.

    Registration:

    • CBC members: Complimentary
    • Non-CBC members: By invitation only
    • 20 April 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Webinar
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    Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi for a webinar information session on the update on employment law in response to COVID-19. 

    Speaker: 

    Ziad Salloum, Partner with Salloum & Partners LLC.
    Since joining Salloum & Partners LLC in 2006, Ziad has provided specialist support to UAE and foreign government entities, top multinational and local companies, educational institutions, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and leading business-owning families. He has advised on matters in various fields such as: commercial contracts, employment, secured/unsecured lending, restructuring, strategic and structural planning, M&A, dispute resolution, succession planning, and family office setup.

    Registration:

    • CBC members: Complimentary
    • Non-CBC members: By invitation only
    • 21 April 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    Join the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (FBD), KPMG and DWF Middle East LLP (DWF) for a webinar on managing current business and legal risks faced by the defense sector in the region. 

    This live webinar is hosted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (FBD).

    Welcome Remarks: Sami Tannous, FBD (Dubai), Partner and Omer Tauqir, KPMG, Partner and Head of the Defense Sector in KSA and the Levant

    Opening Remarks: Jane Jenkins, FBD (London), Partner

    Moderator: Zara Merali, FBD (Dubai), Senior Associate

    Panelists:

    • Simon Pilkington, KPMG UK, Partner
    • Mohamed Araji, Head of FS Tax in KSA and the Levant
    • Nabeel Yousef, FBD (Washington, DC), Counsel
    • Kate Gough, FBD (London), Counsel
    • Fares Al-Hejailan, FBD, Riyadh Managing Partner
    • Shiraz Sethi, DWF Middle East LLP, Regional Managing Partner and Co-Head of Employment

    Q&A Moderator: Moderated by Sheri Shiraz, FBD (Dubai), Associate

    Closing Remarks: Omer Tauqir, KPMG, Partner and Head of the Defense Sector in KSA and the Levant

    Registration:

    • CBC members: Complimentary
    • Non-CBC members: By invitation only
    • 22 April 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Webinar
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    Join the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the Competitiveness Office of Abu Dhabi (COAD), as part of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED), is carrying out a review of the business environment in the Emirate. As part of this review, COAD would like your inputs to identify the most pressing issues and challenges in the business environment and the actions that can be taken to address these.

    To gather your feedback, COAD has prepared an online survey located at

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PCDX6SL

    to be completed and submitted on or before Sunday, 19th of April at 17.00 hrs.

    COAD will present the results of the survey at this webinar and also brief attendees on the improvements to the business environment they are proposing.

    There will be a interactive Q&A.  

    Registration:

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

    Speaker:

    Stefan Kraxner
    Head of Competitiveness Performance Division
    Competitiveness Office of Abu Dhabi
    Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi

    • 28 April 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Webinar
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    Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi for a webinar information session on tax measures and savings during COVID-19. 

    Speaker: 

    Thomas Vanhee 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.

    Registration:

    • CBC members: Complimentary
    • Non-CBC members: By invitation only
    • 20 November 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island
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    Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance of the United Arab Emirates, the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi is holding its annual Maple Leaf Ball (MLB) 2020, a grand Gala Dinner celebrating our distinguished Canadian and U.A.E. companies in Abu Dhabi. An evening with canapes, cocktails, exquisite four-course dinner and great entertainment.

    Book your tickets and be entertained at the Maple Leaf Ball happening on Friday, 20 November 2020, 6:00pm till late at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort.

    This prestigious gala dinner is open to all!

    Dress code: Black-tie / national dress / Great Gatsby glamour

    Amazing Ticket Prices:
    CBC Member: AED 385
    Non-CBC Member: AED 495
    Table of 10: AED 4,500
    Prices are inclusive of 5% VAT.

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