Upcoming Events

    • 02 March 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to invite the CBC members for a tour, presentation and networking lunch on Monday, 02 March 2020 at the SCCI.


    8:30am - Meet and Greet at Sharjah Chamber
    9:00am - Welcome speech, presentation and group picture
    9:30am - Tour around the Emirate of Sharjah including the Expo Center and Research Technology and Innovation Park
    1:30pm - Networking Lunch at Sharjah Chamber
    2:30pm - Event ends

    Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s vision is to be a stimulant of sustainable commercial and industrial development for the Sharjah business community, and to be a center offering the best practices.

    The chamber also aims to be the pioneering and defending voice of Sharjah business community and to serve the chamber's members by offering them information, value added services and opportunities of more growth, prosperity and competition in the global market.

    Complimentary registration for CBC members.

    Dresscode: Business attire

    • 02 March 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Park Rotana Abu Dhabi

    Join our Joint Business Group Speed Networking with several other business groups in Abu Dhabi on Monday, 02 March 2020.

    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.

    Prepayment Registration Fees:

    • CBC members: AED 150
    • Non-CBC members: AED 225
    Prices include 5% VAT.

    Dress code: Business attire

    Participating Business Groups:

    • Amcham Abu Dhabi
    • Australian Business Group
    • British Business Group
    • BENELUX Business Group
    • Canadian Business Council
    • French Business Group
    • Italian Business Council
    • Swiss Business Council
    • Pakistan Business Professional Council
    • 10 March 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • CBC Office, 13th Floor, Makateb Business Center

    Join the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Goodwins  Law Corporation  for an informative session on the blockchain and crypto asset law.

    The speaker will be presenting the following topics:

    • Tokenization of assets in the UAE and how the UAE can grow at par with other countries.    
    • A brief understanding of how blockchain and smart contracts work.
    • Brief overview and comparison of UAE with other Middle East countries and leading countries in the world such as Malta and Hong Kong.      
    • Laws governing crypto business in UAE (ADGM, DIFC and Securities and Commodities Authority).    
    • Leading crypto business in UAE
    .Prepayment Registration:
    • CBC members: FREE
    • Non-CBC members: AED 150

    Price includes 5% VAT.


    Shayan Dasgupta, Legal Consultant, Goodwins Law Corporation

    Heading the AI, blockchain and fintech, Shayan also specializes in corporate and commercial laws including but not limited to cross-border mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring & asset management, joint ventures, PPP projects commercial agencies, real estate financing. Before his stint at Goodwins, Shayan was an In-house Counsel at Vedanta limited (India) a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited (UK), where he gained diverse and valuable experience in corporate and commercial matters including maritime disputes, PPP projects and civil litigation. 

    Dresscode: Business attire

    • 17 March 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Aloft Hotel Abu Dhabi

    Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi in collaboration with three other business groups for a networking breakfast to kick-start International Exhibition of National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi) 2020.

    Expert speaker Hamish de Bretton-Gordon OBE will speak on the topic: ’How global instability, much emanating from Syria, Iraq and Iran, and the extensive successful use of chemical weapons by terrorists and rogue states, is a significant threat to Middle Eastern countries’.

    This will be followed by a Q & A session and opportunity to network, over a light breakfast, with representatives from the defence and security sectors representing several Abu Dhabi Business Groups, before attending ISNR Abu Dhabi at nearby ADNEC. (Register your attendance at www.isnrabudhabi.com)


    Hamish de Bretton-Gordon
    Managing Director CBRN at Avon Protection

    Hamish is also a Director of the NGO ‘Doctors Under Fire’. Having served 23 years in the British Army as Commanding Officer of the UK CBRN Regiment, he was appointed an OBE for his service. Hamish has worked in Syria during the current conflict advising UK based charity Syria Relief and UOSSM. He is probably the leading expert on ISIL CBRN capabilities and plans, and is a regular contributor on Radio 4 as an expert on the subject, and has been a visiting lecturer at Bournemouth University. Avon Protection is the recognized global market leader in respiratory protection system technology specialising primarily in Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Industrial.

    Prepayment Registration Fees:

    • CBC members: AED 150
    • Non-CBC members: AED 200

    Prices include 5% VAT.

    Dresscode: Business attire

    • 20 March 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island

    Bronze Sponsors


    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 March 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.


    Sponsorship opportunity is available. Please download  the sponsorship packages here for further information. Our Relationship and Sales Manager, Awais Chughtai (members@cbcabudhabi.com | 055 822 3518) is happy to assist you. 


    The Maple Leaf Ball 2020 offers amazing marketing benefits for your brand. Contact the CBC office at events@cbcabudhabi.com, 02 657 3516 to learn more. 

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    • 07 April 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Abu Dhabi Global Market Auditorium

    Join the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) along with 11 business groups for a morning briefing about ADGM. 

    ADGM is more than just a financial centre; an innovative, progressive and responsive business hub which is transforming the business landscape in the region.

    Hear from existing ADGM clients, representatives from Plug and Play, Abu Dhabi Investment Office and ADGM leaders about the successes they have achieved within their inspirational and comprehensive ecosystem.

    Understand the digital banking, SMEs and much more with our prominent list of speakers and panels.

    Registration: Complimentary for CBC members and guests. 

    Dresscode: Business attire

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