Upcoming Events

    • 22 January 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Hub71, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square

    Join the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Hub71. This informative session includes a presentation about Hub71, tour of WeWork X Hub71, and business networking with founders of start-ups at Hub71.

    Hub71 is a global community of founders, investors and business enablers that form a unique technology ecosystem strategically located in Abu Dhabi. Named after the UAE’s formation in 1971, Hub71 is creating the optimal environment for transformative tech companies looking to maximize success, produce outstanding tech innovations and scale globally. Hub71 is a flagship initiative of the AED 50 billion economic accelerator program, Ghadan 21, which means “tomorrow” in Arabic. 

    Dresscode: Smart casual

    • 27 January 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • CBC Office, 13th Floor, Makateb Business Center

    Join the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Smartcrowd for an informative session on the changes in investment landscape for expats in the UAE in 2020. 

    The speakers will be presenting the following topics:

    • Common investment options for expats living in the UAE
    • Latest regulations and policies to attract foreign investments
    • Innovations & trends in personal finance within the region
    • Considerations in building a diversified investment portfolio
    .Prepayment Registration:
    • CBC members: FREE
    • Non-CBC members: AED 150

    Price includes 5% VAT.


    Ammar Malhi, Head of Client Relations, Smartcrowd

    Ammar is a Canadian Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) with a passion for finance and engaging with people. Ammar has over eight years of field experience in client relations, equity markets and relationship management for multinational organizations, which has equipped him with a sound understanding of the overall business ecosystem. Ammar is passionate about financial analysis and  imparting unbiased financial advice that allows him to build authentic relationships with people.

    Hassan Sheikh, Head of Business Development, Smartcrowd

    Hassan is a Canadian business development and marketing professional with a Masters in Strategic Marketing from Imperial College London and over six years of experience in marketing, consulting, and sales in finance and technology across Europe, Middle East, and Africa. With experience building partnerships at executive levels and managing cross-functional teams, Hassan has acquired a broad set of skills ranging from consulting, risk management, and marketing communications

    Dresscode: Business attire

    • 02 February 2020
    • New York University Abu Dhabi

    Under the patronage and presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, the Ministry in partnership with NYUAD will be hosting an important gathering presenting a forum titled, “Human Fraternity in Action.” The Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi members are invited to join the forum. The program is set to be engaging and very informative featuring  key note speeches, MOU formalities on the subject of Human Fraternity and an interactive workshop with the audience, followed by refreshments.

    More details will follow shortly. 

    Dresscode: Business attire

    Complimentary registration to CBC members. 

    • 10 February 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • CBC Office, 13th Floor, Makateb Business Center

    Join the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Ziad Salloum of Salloum & Partners LLC for an informative session on doing business in the UAE: 

    Mr. Salloum will be presenting the following:

    • An overview of the legal, social & business culture of the UAE – this would touch on everything from the legal & judicial system, social norms, what to watch out for when renting an apartment or selling a vehicle, issues regarding use or consumption of alcohol, medicines and illicit drugs, clearing up certain misconceptions (e.g.: about some inheritance-related issues) and other social and dos & don’ts.
    • An overview of the UAE employment law; some of the biggest misconceptions/commonly faced issues in employment law.
    .Prepayment Registration:
    • CBC members: FREE
    • Non-CBC members: AED 150

    Price includes 5% VAT.


    Ziad Salloum, Partner with Salloum & Partners LLC.

    Since joining his father’s firm in 2006, Ziad has advised hundreds of businesses in every sector, providing specialist support in: commercial contracts; employment law, secured/unsecured lending and other modes of finance; strategic and structural planning; restructuring; mergers and acquisitions; dispute resolution; family business succession planning; and the setup of family offices.

    Dresscode: Business attire

    • 11 February 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Bab Al Qasr Hotel Abu Dhabi

    The Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Trowbridge Professional Corporation is organizing the annual Canadian Taxation Seminar: Navigating Personal International Tax Issues for Canadian Expats.

    Trowbridge partner and tax expert Wayne Bewick will be in Abu Dhabi to help Canadian expatriates navigate the often complex world of international tax. In this interactive session, Wayne covers a wide range of topics from a UAE and Canadian perspective.

    Attendees will leave this session with valuable tips and advice on personal tax issues including:

    • Canadian residency for tax purposes
    • Canadian filing requirements
    • Tax planning for Canadians either departing Canada or arriving in UAE
    • Retirement planning
    • Ownership, sale and rental of property in Canada and UAE

    Q&A: Time has been reserved at the conclusion of the presentation for Wayne to answer your individual tax questions.


    Wayne Bewick 
    Partner –Trowbridge Professional Corporation
    Wayne’s focus is giving people who have relocated a peace of mind when it comes to their tax matters. He thrives when problem solving and helping make complex tax matters less daunting. Wayne is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Financial Planner and a US Certified Public Accountant. Before joining Trowbridge, he spent numerous years at Deloitte specializing in expatriate and international tax services.

    Connect with Wayne:

    Prepayment Registration Fees:

    • CBC members: AED 75
    • Non-CBC members: AED 150

    Prices include 5% VAT.

    Dresscode: Business attire

    • 19 February 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bab Al Qasr Hotel Abu Dhabi

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi will be held on Wednesday, 19 February 2020 at 6:30pm, Bab Al Qasr Hotel 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 Tilly as auditors for the next financial year

    Date:    Wednesday, 19 February 2020
    Time:    6:30pm  to 8:30pm
    Place :  Bab Al Qasr Hotel Abu Dhabi

    For CBC Members only

    By order of the Board of Directors,
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    • 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
    • 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

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

    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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