Thank you for your interest in the Arab British Chamber of Commerce; we look forward to welcoming you as a member 

 

Joining the Arab British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) is a strategic decision which helps corporate entities gain solid foothold in the Arab region and Great Britain with minimum time and effort. The Chamber's international reach sets it apart from other chambers. Through coordinating with 22 states and in cooperation with its various partners, the Chamber has developed a set of uniquely extensive benefits for its members. These include:

 

Wide-scale Networking Opportunities

Our networking opportunities expand across the Arab world and Great Britain, with the aim of building and cementing commercial partnerships and trade relations. This benefit goes to the heart of the Chamber's mission to develop friendships through trade.

 

International Forums

  • GCC British Economic Forum
  • Arab British Economic Forum

ABCC Annual Arab Networking Meeting

Ministerial Roundtables

Ambassadorial Receptions

Seminars and Workshops

  • Opportunities in ……. (Arabic Countries)
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Cyber Security
  • Banking and Finance
  • Health and Education

Regular Members' Meetings

 

Up-to-date Insights & Information

The Chamber strives to deliver timely and expedient data to its members in order to help them effectively navigate markets and make informed business decisions. These detail the latest projects, initiatives, business opportunities, reports, surveys and changes in commercial regulations and legislation.

 

Our PublicationsABCC Members
Economic Focus Magazine Quarterly
Arab British Trade Directory Annually
Arab British Banking and Finance Annually
E-Bulletin Monthly
Newsletter Daily

 

All our members receive a printed copy of our publications along with the e-book version.

In addition, all our members are kept up-to-date with news from the Chamber via emails.

We are pleased to receive your Press Releases, Business Articles and Event Announcements to be considered for publication. Click here for more information...

 

Advertising & Exposure

Our premises attract between 18,000 and 20,000 people per year including distinguished visitors from governments, embassies, commerce and the media; our website and social media pages receive over 50,000 visits every month; our publications are sent to over 7,000 recipients in the Arab Countries and in the UK; and our frequent events offer unique high visibility corporate networking.

 


 

 

Members’ Benefits

 

Corporate Membership

Designed for SMEs seeking to develop a competitive profile and access to the ABCC network’s knowledge, power and influence

 

  • Use of ABCC “proud to be a member' logo on your website, items of stationery, etc
  • Text highlighting your services will be posted on “Members’ News” on our website (To be launched soon)
  • A welcome note will be published in the Chamber’s monthly e-bulletin
  • A welcome note as a new member will be published in the Chamber’s quarterly Economic Focus magazine
  • One page article as a case study or quick news to be published in the e-bulletin
  • Two page editorial article to be published in the Economic Focus magazine
  • Company profile banners to be published through our social media channels
  • Valuable discounts on our Trade Documentation Services (Export Documentation, EUR1, Foreign Office, Visa, Translation and Notary Services, etc.)
  • Special Rates on Venue Hire when Member companies use our excellent premises in the heart of London's Mayfair
  • Preferential pricing in all our events
  • Complementary issues of all our publications
  • Use of the Chamber Member logo for your literature and website
  • Special rates on advertising in our Quarterly magazine (Economic Focus)

 

Corporate Gold Membership

Designed for large organisations looking for wider exposure and institutional visibility

 

  • All benefits of corporate members
  • Priority invitation to special events with UK and Arab leaders
  • 4 Complementary invites to our high profile events
  • Use of ABCC social media channels to raise awareness of the company’s website, products & Services and publications
  • Up to 10 hours of admin and secretarial support from ABCC staff (Research)
  • Eligibility to speak at events, forums and seminars (1 event)
  • Invitation to Patron Members only events (1 per year)
  • Complementary Venue Hire of our Boardroom/Auditorium for 10 hours per year (depending on availability)

 

Patron Membership

Designed for organisations looking for access and network with diplomats, politicians, senior business figures and other Patron members

All benefits of corporate members

 

  • Access to ABCC media library
  • Priority invitation to special events with UK and Arab leaders
  • Complementary invite to all our high profile events
  • Use of ABCC media vehicles to raise awareness of the company’s website, products & Services
  • Up to 25 hours of admin and secretarial support from ABCC staff
  • Speaking opportunities at our events, forums and seminars
  • Invitation to Patron Members only events
  • Facilitation of direct access for CEO to dignitaries at our Forums
  • Complementary Venue Hire of our Boardroom/Auditorium for 30 hours per year (depending on availability)
  • Ability to include your insert/leaflet with ABCC Annual Trade Directory
  • Announced as a Sliver Sponsor to one of our future event.

  


 

Other Paid Services

 

1. Cultural Induction Programmes

(For Arab diplomats and executives arriving in the UK)

Our programmes are tailored according to your personal interests/preferences, number of people and days. These may include but not limited to briefing on the local culture, communication styles and customs, local laws of interest (education, children, etc.), language skills, city tours etc.

Charged per head/day - Please contact us for further information

 

2. Expatriate Relocation Training Programmes

(For UK diplomats and expatriates traveling to any country in the Arab World)

These country-specific programmes are to help international assignees and their families prepare for the cross-cultural challenges of their role in the new location as well as support them in their adjustment process. These may include but not limited to briefing on the local culture, communication styles and customs, challenges, effective work performance, realistic expectations, etc.

Charged per head/day - Please contact us for further information

 

3. UK Residency Scheme for Arab Nationals

The entrepreneur visa UK system is designed for non-European migrants who would like to play an active role in the UK’s economy, either by setting up their own business or by taking over an existing business.

A similar programme is also available from one of partners in Switzerland which also comes with valuable tax exemption.

Please contact us for further information

 

4. Business Research & Reports

  • Market Entry Reports
  • Market Research Services
  • Specific Business Queries
  • Events’ Organisation on behalf of our members

 


 

Other Paid Services available to our Members

 

1. Trade Representation Services

For international firms wishing to establish a UK presence without having to go through the difficulties of setting up a branch and employing staff and having to deal with payroll and your HR obligations for your UK employees.

Our packages are tailored to our member needs. These include but not limited to the following services:

 

  • Provision of important economic information
  • Representation of your commercial and economic interests
  • Export promotion and marketing
  • Organisation of imports and researching best suppliers
  • Investment attraction and exploring funding and partnership opportunities
  • Representing organisations and businessmen in meetings, conferences, etc

 Please contact us for further information

 

2. Virtual Offices (Comming Soon)

With this service, your business will benefit of a prime London business address in the heart of London’s dynamic business hub without the expensive overheads. It is the perfect solution for international companies and entrepreneurs wanting to establish a presence in London.

You can specify your new address on your marketing material and use it for your UK business related correspondence. Add-ons are available for telephone services, mail, message and post collection, reception, meeting room hire, etc.

Please provide us with your requirements and we will customize your package ASAP

 


 

For any further details, please contact:

 

Membership Officer: Dr Lamya Al-Imara 

T: 020 7659 4865 | E: lamya@abcc.org.uk