ABCC 40th ANNIVERSARY
The Chamber celebrated its landmark 40th Anniversary on the evening of 14th November with a spectacular Gala Dinner at the historic Banqueting House of Whitehall attended by over 200 guests from industry, commerce and government. Guests were welcomed by the Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, Chairman of the ABCC and Dr Afnan AlShuaiby, ABCC Secretary General and Chief Executive.
Keynote speeches were delivered by His Excellency Mr Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the League of Arab States, His Excellency Dr Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and Rt Hon Mr Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for the Middle East at the FCO. The evening concluded with awards presented by Dr AlShuaiby to organisations that have made a notable achievement in the field of Arab-British trade.