28th October, 2020
The ABCC in cooperation with Dubai-based The Corporate Group held a webinar on Wednesday 28th October on the UAE commercial environment and investment opportunities.
Titled, The UAE is Open for Business, and supported by the UAE Embassy in UK, the webinar brought together a panel of speakers representing various areas of expertise on exporting, investing and setting up operations in the country.
The UAE was preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021 and would be organising a programme of events in the UK to be announced soon.
In his welcoming remarks, Mr Bandar Reda, CEO & Secretary General, ABCC, described the UAE as a strategic global hub for doing business in the Gulf and around the world. He pointed to several growth sectors in the UAE economy that investors should look to, such as energy, digital technology, innovation, education, healthcare and financial services. Mr Reda thanked the UAE Embassy for its continuing support for the ABCC.
In his presentation, Mr Abdeslam El-Idrissi, ABCC Deputy CEO & Secretary General, briefly highlighted some of the key achievements of the UAE, of which the most recent is its space programme and the forthcoming Dubai Expo. He said that the UAE was moving at a great pace and breaking every barrier. Its trade with the UK was growing and both the UK and UAE were eager to strengthen their links.
The ABCC was delighted to have worked closely with The Corporate Group, one of its longstanding members, in the planning of the webinar, Mr El-Idrissi stated. Ms Fayha Sultan, UK Director-Business Development at The Corporate Group, introduced the work of the group.
A keynote speech was delivered by Mr Marwan Alnaqbi, Head of the Economic Department at the UAE Embassy, who described how the UAE was taking steps to build a sound sustainable future by moving from an oil-based economy to one that was far more diverse. The official highlighted especially the growing digital economy and green energy and how the country had been at the forefront of adjusting to new working conditions needed to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
The other contributors were Mr Ayman Al Awadhi, Group Managing Director, The Corporate Group, Mr Louie Balbuena, Head of Business Development – Corporate Trade House, Mr Ali Hassan, Senior Representative for Europe and North America, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Mr Ian Sherlock, Operations Director, Credit Management Solution. (CMS). Each of the speakers provided detailed practical legal and commercial advice that was tailored to help businesses looking to succeed in the market. Around 150 people logged on to follow the discussion.
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