|NEWSLETTER - OCTOBER 2021|
Hear what the excellencies had to say during our 12th Annual Roundtable Summit. Addressed by H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, the U.A.E. Minister of Economy, H.E. Faisal Al Bannai, Secretary General of the Advanced Technology Research Council, Mr. Sean Murphy, U.S. Charge D’Affaires, Dr. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, First Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, Head of Digital Cluster, AD Ports Group and CEO of Maqta Gateway.
Read the full press release here, and watch the summit highlights at the link below.
Boeing Appoints Kuljit Ghata-Aura as President for Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa
Ghata-Aura previously held leadership positions for Boeing in Dubai and London covering Europe, Russia, Israel, India, the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
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Maktoum bin Mohammed meets with President of UPS International on the sidelines of Expo 2020
His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, today met with Scott Price, President of UPS International, the world’s largest courier company, on the sidelines of Expo 2020 Dubai.
ADIO and AWS launch cloud training programme to upskill and accelerate digital transformation of Abu Dhabi-based SMEs
SME-targeted programme will analyse skill gaps, deliver cloud strategy and provide access to digital training content, assessments and reporting.
Viatris Named Fifth on Fortune's Change the World List
Fortune Recognizes Viatris for Expanding Access to Innovative HIV Medicines, Particularly in Low- and Middle-income Countries.
L3HARRIS receives first full rate production orders for advanced tactical radios on U.S. army's HMS contracts
L3Harris Technologies has received full-rate production orders for the U.S. Army’s HMS (Handheld, Manpack & Small Form-Fit) program providing advanced multi-channel, multi mission communications for the Integrated Tactical Network.
Accenture Chair & CEO Julie Sweet has been recognized on Fortune's Most Powerful Women in Business list for the sixth consecutive year
Sweet, who in September added chair to her title, has kept Accenture humming during the pandemic.
Etihad Airways celebrates UAE Civil Aviation Day
Etihad Airways, the national airline of UAE, is marking UAE Civil Aviation Day with a video featuring its young and talented Emirati workforce to support the UAE’s efforts to elevate awareness of the aviation sector.
ExxonMobil to build its first large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility
ExxonMobil plans to build its first, large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility in Baytown, Texas, and is expected to start operations by year-end 2022.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi announces three breast cancer studies
Three studies underway at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, an integral part of Mubadala Health, aim to offer insights on the awareness, genetic profile and demographics of Emirati women with breast cancer, which can have a significant impact on the detection and treatment of the disease.
Mubadala-backed mental health start-up BetterUp valued at nearly $5bn after funding round
US-based BetterUp, which is backed by Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Company, raised $300 million in a late-stage funding round, bringing the mental health start-up's valuation to $4.7 billion, as the Covid-19 pandemic spurred demand for mental well-being services.
UAE to Launch Probe Targeting Asteroid Between Mars, Jupiter
The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced plans to send a probe to land on an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter to collect data on the origins of the universe, the latest project in the oil-rich federation's ambitious space program.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed: UAE has overcome Covid-19 crisis
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, delivered a message of hope as he declared that the UAE had “overcome the Covid-19 crisis” and called on people to return to normality.
President issues decree to approve blueprint for the UAE's future
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issues decree on the adoption of the 10 principles for the next 50 years.
UAE most desirable country for young Arabs for 10th year, survey shows
The UAE has been named as the nation young Arabs would most like to live in and have their own country emulate, for the tenth consecutive year.
Abu Dhabi opens coding school without teachers or classrooms
An innovative coding school without teachers or classrooms has opened in the capital with 225 pupils, 40 per cent of them women. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed, a member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, inaugurated 42 Abu Dhabi’s purpose-built campus in Mina Zayed on Sunday.
UAE appoints new chief of national space agency
President Sheikh Khalifa issued a federal decree on Monday, appointing Mr Al Qubaisi as the new head of the UAE Space Agency.
First female becomes CEO of UAE's Securities and Commodities Authority
Maryam Buti Al Suwaidi was named as the first female chief executive officer of the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) at the grade of Undersecretary.
Why the UAE’s 2050 net-zero pledge matters
Country's path towards declining carbon dioxide levels and other greenhouse gases is easier than others with a mix of new solar and nuclear facilities, batteries, and gas-fired plants fitted with carbon capture and storage or adapted to burn hydrogen.
Abu Dhabi maintains its lead global ranking for pandemic response
Abu Dhabi has once again topped the list of the world’s leading cities for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a London-based analytics consortium, Deep Knowledge Group (DKG).
US to accept WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines for international travellers
Six vaccines FDA authorized/approved or listed for use by WHO will meet the criteria.
The UAE announces its next space mission: Venus and an asteroid landing
The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced plans to explore the planet Venus before the end of the coming decade and land on an asteroid, outlining its new ambitions months after its first mission to Mars.
UAE unveils manufacturing plan to harness technology of Fourth Industrial Revolution
Adnoc, Edge, Honeywell, Microsoft and Siemens among ‘Champions network’ to assist thousands of local companies.
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