March was a very exciting and one of the busiest months for AmCham Abu Dhabi. We were delighted to be back to in-person events and extremely proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the Trade Winds Middle East and Africa Business Forum and Mission, the largest U.S. government-led trade mission and business development forum, organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, and held in Dubai, UAE, at the same time as World Expo.
The Trade Winds Business Forum and Mission, the multifaceted program designed to help companies achieve growth and exposure in specific markets or regions around the world, was an excellent opportunity to position our organization as a leader in facilitating trade and promoting commerce, investment, and goodwill between our members, the U.S. and the U.A.E.
The forum featured meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats from over 20 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, insightful panel discussions and conference programming: featuring the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Marisa Lago, amongst others, and plenty of networking receptions.
AmCham Abu Dhabi team members made meaningful and productive connections while engaging with diverse businesses participating in the business mission. A live Falcon was present as well at AmCham Abu Dhabi’s booth, signifying the organization’s logo, which denotes one of UAE's national symbols, as falconry itself is a major aspect of Emirati culture. And it represents strength, national heritage, ambition and superiority, as well as a metaphor for clear vision.
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Tawazun, L3Harris sign term sheet agreements to set up two advanced technology centres
Tawazun Economic Council and L3Harris Technologies have signed two Term Sheets in a collaboration to establish two centers that will help advance intelligent software and electro-optical technologies in the UAE. The Term Sheets were signed today at Tawazun Pavilion in (UMEX) and (SimTEX) exhibition by Abdullah Al Awani, Executive Director, Economic Program Tawazun, and Gary Rosholt, Vice President UAE, L3Harris.
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TII’s Quantum Research Center Starts Building UAE’s First Quantum Computer
Abu Dhabi and the UAE moved one step closer to achieving the quantum advantage in August 2021 with the unboxing of the region’s first-ever quantum computer at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII).
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UAE Conglomerate Ali & Sons Turns to Oracle Cloud to Modernize Operations and Drive Growth
Oracle today announced that Ali & Sons, one of the Middle East’s leading diversified conglomerates, has chosen Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite to support its rapid business diversification and growth. With Oracle Cloud, Ali & Sons will be able to optimize finance, HR, and customer experience processes to reduce costs and respond rapidly changing market demands.
Technology Innovation Institute’s Advanced Materials Research Center Launches MENA’s First Impact Lab in Abu Dhabi
Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a global research center and applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi's Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), today announced the launch of its Advanced Materials Research Center’s (AMRC) Impact Lab. The new project marks a first for the MENA region and provides an ideal test bed for trialing state-of-the-art materials, laminates and composites.
No UAE income tax for now, minister says in the wake of corporate tax move
Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade and Minister in charge of Talent Attraction and Retention.
The UAE will not introduce an income tax for the time being, a senior official said, weeks after the nation unveiled a new company levy.
Giant wholesale food trading hub to open in Abu Dhabi
AD Ports Group partners with UAE conglomerate Ghassan Aboud Group on 3.3 sq km project in KIZAD. The hub in KIZAD will bring together wholesale buyers, sellers, logistics players, consolidators and distributors from across the world.
How UAE-US ties spur stability and growth – Business Extra
The relationship between the UAE and the US is perhaps one of the most important for stability in the wider region. The two nations have been allies for decades, working across defence, energy, technology and investment.
UAE announces COVID-19 guidelines for Ramadan 2022
The National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) on Monday announced the updated set of COVID-19 guidelines to be followed during the month of Ramadan. The guidelines include rules relating to visiting iftar tents and social distancing guidelines.
Abu Dhabi reimagines healthcare through digital transformation
The 10-year strategy led by the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi is based on a patient-first approach, with the goal to provide insights-driven and value-based care.
SCAD signs agreement with G42 Cloud to advance adoption of AI solutions across its operations
The Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) has signed a partnership agreement with G42 Cloud, the leading Abu Dhabi-based AI and cloud computing company, to utilise its advanced digital and AI solutions for improving SCAD's statistical portfolio.
UAE working with OECD to implement global tax standards
The UAE’s Ministry of Finance and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development discussed the Emirates’ progress in implementing international tax standards and ways to further strengthen co-operation.
UAE Ministry of Economy reveals three new programmes, slew of initiatives to support SMEs, entrepreneurs
The Ministry of Economy launched the National Programme for Small and Medium Enterprises with the aim of enabling Emirati entrepreneurs and SME owners to establish and develop their businesses, providing the necessary expertise, technical, administrative and training support.
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AmCham Abu Dhabi is pleased to congratulate the Academy for Women Entrepreneur Cohort #2 graduates, It is our pleasure on the occasion of Women's International Day to welcome each of the companies as a new member, a gift to these inspiring & remarkable SMEs.
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Lockheed Martin launched a new way for you to interact with all things space exploration and development. It's a Twitter account exclusively for all space, all the time. Follow over at @LMSpace to go behind the scenes of your favorite space missions and technology.
Jacobs Announces New Strategy: Boldy Moving Forward
Jacobs announced its new three year strategy, including a comprehensive video from Jacobs' Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou, President and CFO Kevin Berryman, President and COO Bob Pragada, Chief People & Inclusion Officer Shelie Gustafson and other leaders across Jacobs.
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