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As we approach the United Kingdom leaving Europe Union (29th March 2019), the UK will be able to negotiate and sign new free trade agreements with other countries. The Government has already announced through its Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, that dozens of trade agreements have been secured.  

This event will highlight the latest news on Brexit and the new opportunities for the United Kingdom to explore trade and investment with the Arab World in the new post-Brexit economic environment.



Mr Matthew Davies

Deputy-Director for Trade Agreement Continuity Strategy, Department for International Trade


Mr Liam Smyth

Director of Trade Facilitation, British Chambers of Commerce


Ms Victoria Hewson

Senior Counsel-International Trade and Competition Unit, Institute of Economic Affairs


Mr Thomas Lake

Senior Analyst Political Risk, Fitch Solutions


Mr Gareth Sean Kobrin








19th September 2018, London



Pathfinder Trade and Invest in partnership with the ABCC will hold a key conference on Saudi Wednesday 19th September in London.

The conference focuses on the current developments and opportunities taking place in the Kingdom and brings together leaders and experts in both business and government to share their insights and offer invaluable advice on how best to succeed in the Saudi market.

ABCC Members are entitled to a 35% off the forum ticket cost. Contact Membership Office to claim your discount.




Chairman's Thank You Letter To Dr Afnan AlShuaiby

The Board and staff of the Joint Arab-British Chamber of Commerce express our sincere thanks to Dr Afnan AlShuaiby, whose term of office as Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber has come to an end on July 2018.

Dr Afnan AlShuaiby originally took up her post with the Chamber in July 2007 and has served the Chamber admirably since that date. We express our deep appreciation for everything that Dr Afnan has done over her years of service and thank her very much for her energy, determination, skills, knowledge and her charm in doing such a superb job for us.

She is a positive and brilliant example of a Saudi and Arab women’s leader. Dr. Afnan is a remarkable figure; she is not only recognized in the UK but throughout the US and many other countries.

The tremendous work Dr. AlShuaiby has undertaken whilst at the Chamber will, without a doubt, produce exceptional results for the Chamber well into the future.

It has been an honour to work with her and we extend our best wishes to her for her future endeavours.

Rt. Hon. Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

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