1st July, 2020
The ABCC held a webinar titled, Foreign Direct Investment & Trade Agreements, on 1st July 2020. The discussion focused on key legal, institutional and procedural issues seen as vital to help grow business as the global economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar also discussed the potential for new trade deals between the UK and its foreign trade partners post-Brexit; and the range of incentives that are available for attracting FDI.
Rt Hon Baroness Symons, Chairman of the ABCC, chaired and introduced the key speakers, who were His Excellency Mr Ibrahim Mohieldeen, the Ambassador of the League of Arab States to London, and The Lord Karan Bilimoria, CBE DL, President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
His Excellency Mr Ibrahim Mohieldeen believed that following the global pandemic, we were at a turning point for greater investment and cooperation. For his part, Lord Bilimoria said that British business sees great potential for investment in the whole Arab region. The Dubai Expo 2021, the Qatar World Cup and the Saudi hosting of the G20 were all important for boosting trade, he said.
Mr Bandar Reda, ABCC CEO & Secretary General, described the chamber as a focal point for cooperation and how it can help eliminate obstacles to business and assist in developing contacts between UK and Arab companies. Mr Abdeslam El-Idrissi, Deputy CEO & Secretary General, ABCC, highlighted how the Chamber has remained open for business to support exports during the pandemic.Back To 2020 Gallery