American Business Group (AmCham) Abu Dhabi boosts United Arab Emirate’s connectivity and business opportunities for the United States and UAE. In the year 2012, a campaign was launched to further enhance the ties between the USA and the UAE as part of the discussion to reinforce the collaboration between the local companies established in these two countries.
The dialogue was between the Federation of the United Arab Emirates Chambers of Commerce and Industry Chairman, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) President and the United States Ambassador to the United Arab Emirate. The focus of the meeting was centered on industrial partnership and investment.
In conjunction with the two agencies’ heads, others who are part of the meeting include the Embassy of the United States in the UAE Commercial Counsellor, the American Business Group (AmCham) Chairman, the ADCCI Director General, as well as the Businesses and Communications Sector Director at the Abu Dhabi Chamber.
The ADCCI emphasized that they are devoted to harmonizing and synergizing with the American Business Groups and Councils which were set up in the capital to exploit the contribution of the United States firms in developing the Emirate’s economic plan thereby creating additional business opportunities for the entrepreneurs from the two countries in the process. It had been confirmed that a large division of foreign companies is considering a possibility of developing industrialized projects in Abu Dhabi with the assistance from their associates in the emirate thereby harnessing its strategic position in the Gulf and the advent of new markets in the district.
The coalition of the Abu Dhabi Economic Council and the United States was later brought up by the Abu Dhabi Chamber, the American Chamber in Abu Dhabi, and Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development to offer a general platform for the businesses established in the two nations so that they can be empowered and increase trading activity as well as the size of investments between the US and the UAE.
A treaty was signed towards the formation of the Council to further strengthen the ties between the United States and the United Arab Emirates than what it used to be in the time past. The contract also entails the tasks of the new Economic Council which comprises an Executive Committee, Consultative Committee as well as impromptu working coalitions that exist in many commercial segments with but not limited to investment trade, and commerce.
The American Business Group of Abu Dhabi popularly known as AmCham has been working behind the curtain to advocate for business opportunities, investment, and generosity from the United States. Abu Dhabi’s AmCham exists as an independent, non-profit business coalition consisting of Fortune 500 multinationals, SMEs, and prominent corporate personalities and magnates.
The group called AmCham is not only a member of the international network of American Chambers of Commerce but also an affiliate United State Chamber of Commerce, Washington D.C., AmCham MENA, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the US-UAE Business Council.
An Executive Director chairs AmCham and run by its expert team. It comprises a Board of Directors, four officers as well as eleven members at large. A general meeting, as well as strategic planning Conference, is held annually to introduce more developments and maintain the position as a foremost professional organization.
The American Business Group arranged the roundtable discussion popularly called AmCham for over 150 foremost business managers, entrepreneurs, researchers and government officials from the heartbeat United Arab Emirates as well as the United States. The assembly discuss about the concerns challenging the investment and trade industry between the two cities pertaining to business procedures, regulations, and policies, with the aim of launching the United States direct overseas investment in Abu Dhabi and the entire United Arab Emirates, not only that; they also aimed to authorize exported merchandises from the United States of America to the Middle East via UAE.
The treaty also highlights the Executive Committee commissions which entail overseeing the progression of the Council, reaching conclusions, and outlining groups and units which are authorized to the declarations of the Council for considerable reflection. Meanwhile, the responsibilities of the Consultative Committee regarding the commission oversee the day-to-day procedures of the Congress, monitoring, guiding and permitting the activities of the staffs, as well as the supplementary group assisting in moving forward and completing the work, in addition to going through the intelligences offered by the supposed groups, and authenticate if the proposed documents are worth sending to the highest Committee for discussion.
AmCham functions as an outstanding meeting point where the senior manager can iron out and rub mind together about the diverse issues affecting the business, its flow as well trade operation between the United States of America and U.A.E. They had proposed a number of relevant Government sustaining programmes, enlightening and networking strategies and custom-made commercial services for benefitting its members. Owing to the continuous strengthening of its members, AmCham Abu Dhabi has been recognized as an American business establishments’ representative in Abu Dhabi.
AmCham pave way for additional business conglomerate prospects for the privately owned companies that are domiciled in Abu Dhabi and the U.A.E to benefit from them to gain from the info and the upbringing of American businesses, mostly those operating in the State, with the aim of fostering their competitiveness and their active participation in the global market.
The United Arab Emirate centre demonstrated a firm stride in the course of economic advancement, via its 2030 Economic Vision, to strengthen their integration into the global economy by creating added prospects and providing motivations and facilities to the private division, residents of UAE and overseas companies to branch out their undertakings, increase their dealings and form deliberate networks with the parallel companies globally.
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According to the Customs Administrative Office in Abu Dhabi, the total trade between the USA and Abu Dhabi for the past four years had exceeded $14,483,917 US.
In order to improve and reinforce trade and investment that existed between United States of America and Abu Dhabi, operational groups like the AmCham will study, analyse and offer suggestions to the US-UAE Economic Council Supervisory Committee to secure economic dealings between the two states as well as proffer appropriate resolutions highlighted to endow the private sectors in all of their business undertakings in the two countries, by exploiting the available avenues for investment and trade by indigenous governments of the two countries.
For further information, log on to official website: www.amchamabudhabi.org
Danish Business Council: The business committee of Denmark was introduced around the middle of 2004 with the collaboration of the Director General of the trading camber and firm in Dubai, Mr. Abdul Rahman Al Mutawee, and Mr. Thomas Bay being the Denmark Consul.
The Danish commercial committee in Dubai is a non-profit organization which is aimed at maintaining good relationships and interconnects firms from Denmark in the UAE and the UAE firms. To accomplish these objectives, the organization put in place other standards and seminars each month, constantly updating its website, advertising on newsletters while strengthening its partnership with the business commission of Denmark in Dubai and the royal consulate general of Denmark. Danish business committee in Dubai performs several tasks with the aim of giving solutions to business owners and advertising the Danish businesses.
This association receives people and firms with the intention to have mastery in regards to Danish Businesses and create a relationship with other Danish firms in UAE. Becoming a partner gives you the advantage to grow professionally and form social networks and makes its associates prone as they take part in events linked to business. This network links social, business and relief to cheer up other associates to join the committee. Golf competitions, feast, wine tasting and government and royal visits, name the rest, these are a few occasions that the committee has structured.
Becoming a member is advantageous as it exposes one’s firm and creates up to 4 business links on every occasion to uncover more chances in the UAE.
With the creation of the Danish business committee, Danish businessmen and companies can feel free and spread words about prosperity in business. This role is very important as it makes them consider the option to put their offices or their presence in the UAE market.
The growth experienced now was not only brought by the wealthy and various human resources in Dubai but results from steady changes of Dubai into a valuable town. It’s mostly because of the wonderful guidance of his Highness Mohammed Rashid Al-Maktoum who rules presently, and because of his reign, most popular Dubai’s opportunities and achievements have been realized. Buildings such as the Burj Al Arab Hotel which is one the tallest hotels in the world, the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa which is the world’s tallest building are have been constructed in Dubai.
Secondly, travelers or expatriates can be owners of properties and lands in the country, and it is very important to influence investments internationally. Apart from oil production, another route of Dubai’s wealth is as a result of firms like monetary facilities, constructions, and tourism. All provide more employment chances for expatriates all over the globe.
According to the leader of Danish Business committee in Dubai, marketing and trading between Dubai and Denmark have been outstanding for 5years and growing, and the opening of the committee has been on point as approximately 900 known Danish are now based in the UAE
The integrity of the United Arab Emirates as a practical platform as known when the UAE accepted a program for business by the Danish which was supervised by the Prince of the Danish Kingdom, and the Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Fishery at that particular time. Recently, Danish firms in the UAE markets, principally those in Dubai that are skilled in the Oil and building area, the marine industry, food processing firms, audio-visuals, communication, medications and retails.
The UAE and the Danish ruling body are in partnership to cooperate on increasing the world’s availability of renewable sources of energy. Increased teamwork is necessary to take care of this increased demand for fuel and ease the unwanted effects of change in climatic condition. Introducing solution will raise the economic situation and understanding with the aim of bringing in other investors and boost the technological advancements.
The partnership includes bringing out certain opportunity and technologies as both nations can benefit from each other’s knowledge and produce better fuel and long-lasting projects. Denmark is said to be the leading nation to maintain availability as close to 100% of its fuel is gotten from renewable sources with the combination fresh technology goods which accounts for 11% of the country’s total export. In contrast, The UAE, known to be one of the major exporters of fossil fuel, has anxiously begun to practice and promote the consumption of renewable fuel.
Together with its associates, they continue to help Danish firms to set up their firms in the UAE and encouraging investment back in Denmark from the UAE and the other way round while steadily helping the committee to increase its associates.
This committee supports starters to improve their prospects and holding the traditional constitution of the UAE in high esteem as most people who are the newbie in the UAE are interested in the high standard of living.
Despite this circumstance, the Danish people that live in the United Arab Emirates did not give up; their number has grown steadily. Dubai is outstanding because 80 to 90% of e individuals that settle there have chosen to move or work according to their choices.
Danish migrants in the UAE think that there is a force that drives them to succeed in the town of Dubai and there exists a series of competitions spontaneously. The Denmark business committee supports business owners to encounter life in the UAE while creating the awareness of all chance, being enduring and make sure they possess the correct capital to sustain them for some few years as their firms become stable.
Establishing a business in Dubai needs proper information or findings and proper mastery of the philosophy, area and the way things operate in Dubai. It is known that setting up a business in a free zone is easier but still needs more time to plan outside these zones. Dubai is known to be the easiest regarding setting up a business as compared to other parts of the UAE
CFCIM Organization managed by a Board of Directors with fifty-two directors coming from different industries who are all elected by the member to lead for 6 years. The Chief Executive Officer is solely responsible for CFCIM’s operations and staff management. This is set on the concept of strategic orientations identified by the Bureau and the Budget as voted by the members of the Board of Directors.
On the other hand, included in the Commissions and Committee members that are administrators and collaborators performing work of study and centralization of information for the Bureau.
Becoming a Member
The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Morocco offers a variety of significant benefits that are enough reason to join CFCIM.
The organizations act much like your business partner who actively looks for business opportunities.
The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Morocco supports local and foreign investors in starting a business in Morocco.
The more a member takes part, the more interest he finds himself in, creating a more dynamic environment within the chamber. Becoming a part of the CFCIM enables a member to develop business opportunities by increasing one’s visibility and network expansion and having a chance to affiliate with field experts gaining vital information. Practical solutions and advice were given by professional experts in different fields of marketing, management, communication, tax, logistics, legal matters etc. One may also benefit from special privileges given to members and also a chance to share an expertise.
Events and Exhibitions
The organization has, for thirty years, have organized big professional events such as trade shows and is continuously offering new formats to coincide with client’s needs.
CFCIM develops a list of events per year taking into account prime market trends and companies’ expectations. The organization furthermore offers assistance in advertising, tips, event participation etc.
Among the certifications gathered by CFCIM are Quality Approach – ISO 9001 v2008 Certification for continuous improvement of their Quality Management System. Having been awarded Evaluation ISO 26000, CFCIM has been the first company in Morocco to obtain AFNOR CSR commitment assessed and to acquire a score matching up to 2nd level of the AFAQ 26000.
CFCIM’sHQE Aménagement certification for Berrechid Ecopark project, affirms that the company is taking into consideration the environmental and energy concerns and also the health conditions of occupants eventually creating good progress to everyone.
All financial accounts of the company are reviewed and certified.
CFCIM’s envisions to increase and maintain the number of members through its valued services and good relationship to companies. It also aims to enhance the products offered to better suit the needs of its members, to play a part in making Morocco as a hub to sub-Saharan Africa, become a reference for French companies to do business in Morocco.
The overall excellence that the chamber aims are grounded on each and every one’s responsibility to the every day’s lives, recognizing values, being service oriented, having an entrepreneurial spirit, competence, camaraderie, ethics and performance.
Official Website: http://www.cfcim.org/cfcim-business
French Business Group established his presence in the United Arab Emirates in 1974 , as a nonprofit association and has been the first Chamber of Commerce in the Emirates. The organization promoting business ties between France and UAE, comprising of 77 countries, 107 chambers with thirty thousand companies is a member of the UCCIFE. With three hundred members in various industry sectors with business interests in France and the UAE, it is an active network with 60 networking events organized per year, from conferences, exhibits, and business after hours.
UAE’s business environment, in a promising investment and recruitment activity despite today’s regional economic challenges, the French business community still retains its confidence in the country, anticipating an accelerated growth and stronger trading performance.
The UAE is trying to develop a sustainable economy and as an economic partner, French companies are keen to be involved. As such, the chamber has put up sectoral committees to support its members foster more business opportunities in varied fields like renewable energy, construction, young entrepreneurs, oil, and gas. The French Business Group also have a wide range of business development services, assisting from small to mid-size companies in business don’t., industry analysis, marketing, looking for right partnership and more. It is a business center with an available fully furnished private office.
The chamber aims to foster joint ventures, trades and investments among UAE and France;
function in line with the interest of members, assist in all business endeavors of both French companies in Abu Dhabi and UAE companies in France,
Business Development Support
The primary objective of Business Dev’t. and Support Dept. is to be able to offer an extensive selection of sensible business and market services such as business support to both French and UAE companies.
Amongst the many services offered by the chamber to French businesses include assistance on setting up a company in UAE, professional advice, and matching of business for potential partners. On the other hand, Emirati companies, through the chambers wide network spanning to thousands of companies are supported with information through meetings from trade events held in the country.
France and the UAE have built a sound commercial relationship and trade between these two countries keeps growing. For over forty years, the French Business Group has provided the French business community with a platform where business professionals can meet and discuss business concerns with a much broader business community.
The chamber’s business center, located in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s business district provides some of the following services to its members:
- Modern workstations
- Fast speed internet connection
- Access to meeting areas, database, office and common facilities like kitchen
The French Business Group also organize PR and events for networking set in a relaxed and informal phase like conducting business meetings over breakfast. The organization also provide training and consulting services on specific topics.
Become a Member
Join now to increase your business exposure. A member of the French Chamber of Commerce in Abu Dhabi entitles your company to be published in the yearly Member’s directory, be introduced to fellow members and local French community, get special rates on tools and events, chance for sponsorship, make news contribution to official website and newsletter, partake in loyalty program, meet company delegations coming to UAE, participate in fairs and exhibitions in France or GCC countries etc.
Most importantly, becoming a member allows you and your company to be able to contribute to solidifying the French-Emirati relationship.
Benelux Business Council was established in 2010 as a non-profit organization that seeks to improve and solidify trade and market opportunities between Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and the UAE, the Benelux Business Council or BBC offers a great chance for members to meet and network their business in UAE, particularly in Abu Dhabi.
The business concept started in 2009 when Oscar Rijcken-Voigt of the Netherlands Business Council together with Didier Jacques & Youri Andre (Co-founder & Coordinator of the BelgoLux Assoc. in Abu Dhabi) discussed on the possibility and benefits of merging Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg to be able to extend to a much wider audience. In the process, Richard Oude Reimerink (Chairman of the Nederlandse Vereniging in Abu Dhabi – NVAD) joined to stand for Dutch interests.
The idea was well received by the Ambassadors of the said countries. Frank Thome also joined to share his vast skill as Committee Member of the BENCHAM. The board visited His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan in 2010 and formally invited him to become Benelux Business Council’s Honorary Chairman.
Looking back, the council has presently seen a momentous progress. From just a few pioneers, the organization has increased to about a hundred and fifty business people and executives coming from a wide range of industries, attending annual events, promoting each of their business interests.
The council offers an opportunity for business leaders to exchange ideas and knowhow on working in the UAE market. Members have the privilege to take advantage of the council’s benefit to connecting with the significant personalities from top leaders in the private and public sector.
With help from regular networking events, Benelux members can solidify business and government ties while developing strategic collaboration in the growing market opportunities in the country.
By becoming a member, whether an individual or company, one will be given an unlimited access to a directory list of members online and be given free entrances to major events. An exclusive BBC membership card will also be given containing discounts on services like hotels, car rentals, restaurants etc.
Here are some of the events that are being organized by the Benelux council on regular basis:
- Monthly meetings, conferences, seminars
- Business breakfast and dinners were chosen topics are discussed over meals
- Monthly Business After Hours
- Company visits
- Events with other business councils
Benelux Business Council has increased dramatically over the years where members are coming from all prime industries as well as local and international subsidiaries of Benelux companies.
Type of Membership
Anyone interested in developing business or do partnerships with companies in Benelux countries or is a citizen/resident of a Benelux country may choose from among this membership option:
- Companies who desires to get more exposures may opt for Corporate Membership. Annual Fee costs 5000 dirham which includes one corporate member and four associate members.
- For small to medium enterprise, the mini corporate membership is best recommended with an annual fee of 2000 dirhams and including one corporate member. One thousand dirham is the price for every additional associate member.
- Any residing person in the United Arab Emirates may also avail of the individual membership for 1000 dirhams
For those who are outside of UAE may choose the Offshore membership for 500 dirhams.
Official Website: portal.beneluxbc.com
Arab business Club offers a unique platform that provides networking opportunities to higher management from international companies performing business activities in the Arab world. It serves as a professional platform that brings together elite people in business, investors and decision makers from the region and from all over the world. A set up that pulls altogether business opportunities for investors and meetings amongst prominent Arab people in business and top professionals from the world over.
The Arab Business Club is an ideal platform where concepts meet investment, and cultural social and lingual barriers are eliminated to allow business to grow in the Arab community and the rest of the globe. Concepts like the ambassador’s program, meet the CEO program, networking events and an interactive online site with all the improved facets tailored from leading social networking websites designed to cater to the members’ needs. The invitations are delivered only to the higher echelon of international companies, assuring that members will be networking with the top movers and shakers of the Arab business community exclusively through this portal.
The Arab Business Club which was established in 2008, has been guided by its core values that identify the character of the organization and serve the business essentials. Arab Business Club seeks to encourage and solidify business relationships formed on trust and transparency between business professionals and removes barriers between individuals of various nationalities.
The organization is an international business based in Dubai and New York, with ambassadors in Oman, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Sweden, Germany, UK, Qatar, Spain, Kuwait, Russia, and Tatarstan. Members are wisely chosen and get to participate in events &exhibitions organized by the Arab Business Club, letting the members network their business plus enjoying the advantages related to their membership. The Arab Business Club offers three varieties of memberships: Premium, Elite, and Corporate. The membership is available to business professionals in numerous industries in aviation, investment, oil and gas, fashion, media, from general to top management of international companies.
The achievements of the Arab Business Club have made many initiatives possible and helped expand business opportunities for members. It serves as an ideal platform to develop strategic partnerships & mutual relations among the region’s key players & business leaders, through providing interactive opportunities. The organization’s aim is to be the leading business club. Members benefit from premium quality leads, going to exclusive events for members along with government leaders from the Arab world. Putting out their business in a cozy setting, it allows member attendees to introduce their products and services to business professional. The club’s networking events take place even in international stage in Asia, Europe and United States attended by key CEOs and director generals of the region’s top free zones. This includes onsite events set at conferences, seminars, exhibits, and trade shows to bring more marketing exposure.
This 2017, the organization headed by the President and Chairman of the Board of Arab Business Club, Hamdan Mohammad Al Murshidi stated their delight to have been part of Dubai Festival in Mumbai. Trade between United Arab Emirates& India has been going for years the organization strives to make it more valuable for both countries. The Arab Business Club aspires on becoming the world’s leading Business Networking Club, pursuing the Elite Business Circle in the Arab world, therefore it provides opportunities for international companies to market themselves and stand for their country in this circle.