Arab-British Chamber of Commerce New Year Reception
The Arab British Chamber of Commerce welcomed in 2017 with a New Year reception held on the evening of Thursday 18th January. Approximately 130 leading figures from business, politics and diplomatic circles had accepted the Chamber’s invitation to attend the special event which was hosted by the Shangri-La Hotel at its spectacular venue located in the Shard.
The Arab British Chamber of Commerce hosted a briefing on doing business in Sudan on 1 March attended by executives from British companies keen on exploring opportunities in the market. The event was addressed by H E Mr Michael Aron, the British Ambassador to Sudan and his Sudanese counterpart in London, H E Mr Mohamed Eltom. It coincided with the visit to the UK of a business delegation from Sudan of senior executives from the US Sudan Business Council, headed by the Ambassador H E Mr Aron.
Dr Afnan Al-Shuaiby: Keynote speech at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
On 13th March 2017 Dr Afnan Al-Shuaiby delivered the keynote speech at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) monthly dinner meeting in Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The speech outlined what investors and businesses could expect from Brexit (Britain’s proposed exit from the European Union) and its potential for enhancing UK-Saudi collaboration.
First Workshop: How to Identify the Right Property Investment
Property Investment & Development Workshop
In partnership with Lifestyle Property London
The Arab British Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Lifestyle Property London to introduce a series of Property Investment Workshops. These workshops will allow a support forum for those who are concerned in any way with property investments and developments.
Business Roundtable on Tunisian Olive Oil
The Arab British Chamber of Commerce hosted roundtable discussion on 23 March 2017, chaired by Dr Afnan Al-Shuaiby, Secretary General & CEO, with the aim of raising awareness within the UK of the opportunities for selling Tunisian olive oil in British supermarkets.
Qatar-Uk Business and Investment Forum
The Arab British Chamber of Commerce was delighted to have partnered with the Qatari and UK governments in the successful delivery of the Qatar-UK Business and Investment Forum, which took place at Grosvenor House Hotel, London, on 27 March. The conference saw the largest ever trade delegation from Qatar visiting London and was addressed by leading government ministers and business executives from Qatar and counterparts in the UK ensuring major media coverage.
The Arab British Chamber of Commerce held a successful networking social evening on Wednesday 29 March which attracted up to 200 business people and took place in the luxury setting of the Rembrandt Hotel at its Kensington location. Hosted by the hotel, one the Chamber’s corporate members, the occasion brought together representatives of ABCC member companies and other firms who had not yet joined the Chamber.
Riyadh Chamber of Commerce Delegation in visit to London
A delegation from the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce visited the headquarters of Arab-British Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday 18 April 2017. The delegation was received by Dr Afnan Al-Shuaiby, Secretary General & CEO of the ABCC. The Saudi delegation was headed by Mr Saud Al-Nefiee, Member of the Board of Directors of Riyadh Chamber and Head of Logistics and Transportation Division, who was accompanied by representatives of the Saudi Public Transport Authority and the Council of Saudi Chambers and Public Security from the Saudi Ministry of Interior.
Roundtable Briefing on Tourism & Investment in Tunisia
The Arab British Chamber of Commerce was pleased to organise a business briefing on investment and tourism in Tunisia on the afternoon of 26 April 2017. The discussion was opened by Rt Hon Baroness Symons, ABCC Chairman and chaired by Dr Afnan Al-Shuaiby, ABCC Secretary General & CEO. Keynote speaker, Mr Mohsen Marzouk, the Secretary General and Founder of Movement Machrou Touness (the Project for Tunisia), one of the country’s leading political parties, was in London to meet with UK government ministers and business leaders. The roundtable highlighted Tunisia’s role as a vital gateway to Africa where trade and investment were soaring.
The book launch and signing ceremony of TIMELESS WISDOMS BY DR AMR KHALED
The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce was pleased to host the book launch and signing ceremony of Timeless Wisdoms, by Dr Amr Khaled, sponsored by Basma Alsulaiman.
Timeless Wisdoms, by Dr Amr Khaled presents the human judgments of the Qur'an, such as peace, coexistence, hope and creativity, and presents it to all people, regardless of their religion or race; to realize the meaning of "We will send you only mercy to the world".
The Oxford-GCC Business Conference
The Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Forum, the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, and the Said Business School had all partnered in delivering the Oxford-GCC Business Conference. The forum served as a forum for networking and knowledge sharing. Attended by scholars, practitioners, and policy experts, the panel discussions provided a wide range of views on key developments and factors impacting the GCC business environment through select themes.
2017 Panel Themes:
Opportunities in Dubai & Expo 2020 Dubai
The latest opportunities for trading and investing in Dubai were flagged up at a business seminar on the evening of 3rd October hosted by the Arab British Chamber of Commerce. The event saw the ABCC join with Dubai FDI and the Corporate Group to organise a panel discussion with leading experts giving both British and Emirati perspectives on doing business in Dubai and with the UAE. The seminar attracted between 60-70 British business executives keen to learn of the latest developments in Dubai’s dynamic and diverse economy and to explore the many new opportunities that are available across a range of sectors.
ABCC 40th ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER