|NEWSLETTER - August, 2022|
AmCham Abu Dhabi welcomes Jasem Al Nuaimi to our 2022-2024 Board of Directors
Mr. Al Nuaimi is Vice President - UAE Industries at Mubadala Investment Company. He will assume his role as Board Officer and Members-at-Large for a two years term that will expire June 30, 2024.
Compass International is committed to providing, empowering and enriching educational programs for the youth of the UAE. Compass is the first and only organization that takes pride in providing Space and STEM education to students across multiple countries - having partnerships with Cosmodome in Canada, Space Camp in the USA, and Euro Space Center in Belgium. Compass is also a partner with Destination Imagination, a US-based learning program that focuses on developing 21st-century skills for young adults. Compass International is the official regional affiliate for SPACE FOUNDATION USA to design, implement and execute world-class STEM Education and workforce development programs in the UAE, Compass is diversified into formal space education with the establishment of SARAUAE (Space and Rocketry Academy UAE), a forward-thinking organization focused on Science and Space Education.
Located on a pristine private beach, Emirates Palace is the epitome of luxury in Abu Dhabi, showcasing Arabian hospitality at its finest. Each of the resort's rooms and suites is furnished to the highest levels of comfort, has stunning views and offers 24-hour butler service. Eight dining venues serve a variety of cuisines created by world renowned chefs and the resort boasts lush gardens, a lavish spa, two temperature controlled swimming pools, a kids' club and a private marina.
Emirates Zone is the ideal platform and window for opening a company and foreign investment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. They are assisting the investor in achieving effective market penetration through implementing effective business development and business management tactics devised by their team of seasoned business consultants.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. the world leader in unmanned aerial systems. They invent and pioneer modern solutions for military, security, governance, environmental operations and more. They support their customers with the greatest medium-altitude and small unmanned aircraft systems, and cutting-edge mission payload and exploitation technologies.
LIQUiDITY is a high-growth fintech company. Their platform is based on the most advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies, already making a massive impact on global capital markets. They are literally reinventing the future of growth funding for companies around the world, by changing how business analysis and investment are done.
Omar Al Yawer, Partner at Ruya Partners presentation: “Daily Plan to Enrich Mind, Body, Soul (MBS) during COVID”
A mindful presentation created at the start of the Covid lockdown helped us cope and grow during the most challenging time we all went through.
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Etihad ranks as world's most environmental carrier in Airline Excellence Awards
Etihad Airways has been named environmental airline of the year in the AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards, and has been lauded for setting new standards for the global aviation industry.
Help Earth - Can creating a new space economy also “Help Earth?” Learn how Lockheed Martin is developing unique space-based technologies that will help address some of Earth’s toughest sustainability challenges.
Boeing wins $8 billion order in latest boost for MAX jets
US plane maker Boeing won a fresh boost Tuesday for its crisis-hit MAX aircraft, as investment fund 777 Partners ordered up to 66 of the passenger aircraft worth a combined $8 billion. The announcement, on the second day of Farnborough airshow, comprises a firm order for 30 medium-haul single-aisle 737 MAX-8-200s plus options to purchase up to 36 more from the same family.
PepsiCo announces closing of $1.25 billion 10-year Green Bond
PepsiCo announced that its new $1.25 billion 10-year Green Bond will focus on investments to deliver key environmental sustainability initiatives under two pillars of its pep+ agenda: Positive Agriculture and Positive Value Chain.
Accenture Invests in pulsESG™ to Advance ESG and Sustainability Measurement, Decision Making and Reporting for Companies
Accenture has made a strategic investment, through Accenture Ventures, in pulsESG, Inc., a public benefit corporation dedicated to empowering purpose-driven enterprises to manage and improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) footprint.
Jacobs: Reimagined Perspectives: Climate Adaptation | Securing a livable and sustainable future for all
In October of 2021, prior to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), Jacobs launched its second issue of Reimagined Perspectives with a focus on energy transition and decarbonization.
Fragomen Important Updates: United Arab Emirates - New Legislation Introduces Significant Changes to Immigration System
Effective September 5, 2022, the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates will implement new immigration regulations which include significant changes to the country’s immigration system by introducing new visit and residency visa systems, among other developments.
The American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams) in the GCC officially signed an MoU among themselves signifying unity across borders in upcoming events and collaborations
AmCham strives to discuss and pursue common commercial interests and maintain relations with commerce and other commercial organizations. AmCham Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Oman, and Qatar are committed to coming together and hosting events and initiatives as a consortium within the GCC, for the purpose of ensuring collaboration and building strong relationships amongst their members.
UAE’s proposal on quality of life gets World Health Assembly recognition
The World Health Assembly (WHA) has unanimously approved a draft resolution submitted by the UAE during the assembly’s 75th meeting held in Geneva. The draft resolution, which focuses on improving the quality of life, is the first of its kind to be approved by WHA, which operates under the umbrella of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
UAE to Develop and Launch Advanced Radar Satellite Constellation
Under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai UAE, the UAE Space Agency announced a new AED3 billion (US$ 821 million) national investment and development fund for the space sector, The National Space Fund.
By prioritising people, the UAE has set the benchmark in the energy ecosystem
Sheikh Mohamed’s first address to the nation as UAE President provided a clear and practical roadmap for the UAE. It is a future that is underpinned by economic diversification, energy security and international co-operation. As Sheikh Mohamed emphasised, our most valuable resource will sit at the heart of this future state: our people.
UAE economy set for strongest expansion in 11 years after 8.2% first-quarter growth
The UAE economy is set to post its strongest annual expansion since 2011 after it grew by 8.2 per cent in the first three months of this year on higher oil prices and measures to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ma’an Social Incubator mentors 12 social sector startups in Abu Dhabi
The Ma’an Social Incubator (MSI), the startup acceleration programme by the Authority of Social Contribution (Ma’an) and the NYU Abu Dhabi-based startAD, have announced participation of 12 startup ventures in this year’s incubating session. The participants for this year’s programme, held under the theme of ‘Entrepreneurship for Social Good’, were selected based on their creative proposals to develop projects that will enable the third sector – NGOs to flourish in Abu Dhabi.
UAE names astronaut who will spend six months on International Space Station
The UAE has chosen Sultan Al Neyadi for a six-month mission to the International Space Station next year. President Sheikh Mohamed congratulated the engineer and astronaut, who has spent the past four years in training. He will lift off next spring on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida's Kennedy Space Centre.
|Academy for Women Entrepreneurs U.A.E. & StartAd|
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.
Each month we will feature 2 of these remarkable SMEs in our monthly newsletter.
Welcome to AmCham Abu Dhabi's family!
Click here to learn more about the Academy for Women Entrepreneur Cohort #2.
Internships don’t just look good on resumes; they also provide real world experience. Don’t take our word for it? Check out this mini interview below by our previous intern and what she had to say about her time and experience with AmCham Abu Dhabi.
We will be featuring one intern each month in our newsletter for the next couple of months. First up is Joy Arkeh!
We thank you Joy for being a part of our family and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
*What are you currently doing/ working on?
I am currently an International Trade Intern in the Department of Commerce’s export assistance branch in Northern Virginia (CS NOVA) where I help facilitate small and medium - sized US businesses in developing an export strategy to promote and expand their goods and services in target markets abroad. I will be entering my senior year at The George Washington University where I major in International Affairs with a concentration in the Middle East and minor in Arabic.
*What did you learn from your experience at AmCham Abu Dhabi?
My time with AmCham Abu Dhabi was truly delightful and I have the entire AmCham Abu Dhabi team to thank for. Beyond learning about the value of forging and leveraging meaningful relationships in the business world, I was able to gain a multisectoral understanding of the region’s economic landscape, from commercial all the way to legal and even cultural contexts. I also now know a few things about how app development works!
Summer Offers exclusively for AmCham Abu Dhabi Members
Check out some amazing Summer Offers brought to you by our Platinum & Corporate members:
- Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
- Dollar Rent A Car
- Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
- Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi
- InterContinental Abu Dhabi
- Rosewood Abu Dhabi
- Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas
- Thrifty Car Rental
Annual AmCham Abu Dhabi Members Discounts
Take advantage of these exclusive discounts offered by some of our amazing Platinum & Corporate members exclusively for AmCham Abu Dhabi Members.
Join the AmCham Abu Dhabi's TOP FUN: American Beach BBQ at the InterContinental Abu Dhabi on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
SAVE THE DATE!
Join 60+ C-Suite executives and leaders from key corporations and industries, sharing their perspectives and real life learnings.
- Identify successful solutions and best practices
- Contribute to key recommendations and actions for empowered corporate cultures and communities
- Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
- Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
- Cost: Free for AmCham Abu Dhabi Members only
- Venue: Pearl Lounge, Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi
2022 Middle East Edition of Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® – The Success and Leadership Summit for Women
September 1, 2022
Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel
Protocol School of Washington: International Protocol Manager Training
October 3 – 7, 2022
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