Welcome to the Canada Arab Business Council
The CABC is Canada’s only not-for-profit association focussed exclusively on bringing the Canadian and Arab business communities together. We advise governments in Canada and Arab countries on policies to facilitate and expand two-way trade and investment. We further support our members by organising missions to the Arab region, receiving incoming delegations, and hosting conferences to provide information about the latest business opportunities and insights into relevant political-economic developments in Arab countries.
In the past 12 months the Council has:
- Added 32 new members, including our first 6 Arab companies;
- Signed partnership agreements with Canadian Business Councils in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and in Algeria;
- Hosted 3 major conferences in Canada including the first Canada Arab investment conference in Toronto and our annual Businesss Forum in Ottawa;
- Led 3 missions to the region focused on SMEs, oil & gas, healthcare;
- Held 3 seminars in Toronto and Calgary dealing with renewable energy in Saudi Arabia, business conditions in UAE, and how to do business in Arab countries;
- Negotiated preferential rates for members with several airlines and hotels;
- Surveyed members and other companies active in the region to identify obstacles, frame recommendations for governments and shape CABC member services.
- Revamped the website.
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SAVE THE DATE: CANADA ARAB BUSINESS COUNCIL ANNUAL BUSINESS FORUM AND GALA DINNER
April 24, 2018
National Arts Centre, Ottawa
The Canada Arab Business Council has set April 24, 2018 for its next Annual Business Forum and Gala Dinner. The venue will be the newly renovated National Arts Centre in Ottawa. We will follow up soon with an invitation for you to register for the event. In the meantime, we encourage you to save the date.
We are developing an exciting program focused on innovation and sustainability that will center on opportunities for trade and investment in Arab states and that will feature high-level speakers from Canada and across the region. The program for the upcoming event will be available shortly.
RESERVER LA DATE: FORUM ET GALA ANNUELS DU CONSEIL D’AFFAIRES CANADO ARABE
Le Conseil d’affaires canado arabe a réservé le mardi 24 avril 2018 pour son forum et gala annuels. Ils auront lieu au nouvellement rénové Centre national des arts à Ottawa. Vous recevrez sous peu une invitation à vous inscrire à l’événement. Entre temps, nous vous demandons de réserver la date.
Nous sommes en train d’élaborer un programme qui promet d’être très intéressant. L’accent sera sur l’innovation et le développement durable et les opportunités de commerce et d’investissement dans les pays arables qui en découlent. Nous offrirons un panel d’experts de renommé du Canada et de la région. Le programme plus détaillé vous sera envoyé sous peu.
Minister of International Trade
“Canada is proud of the many ties we share with our Arab partners.
And certainly the Canada Arab Business Council has played a very big role in strengthening and solidifying those ties, as well as with communities across Canada.”
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“Le Canada est fier des nombreux liens qu’il entretient avec ses partenaires arabes. Il ne fait aucun doute que le Conseil de commerce canado-arabe compte pour beaucoup dans le renforcement et la consolidation de ces liens et des relations avec les collectivités dans tout le Canada.”
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Results of Canada Arab Business Survey
In 2016, the CABC surveyed members and other companies doing business between Canada and Arab countries to identify the opportunities and challenges they face in the region and in Canada. The Council will use the results from the survey to frame recommendations for governments to facilitate two-way trade and investment and to strengthen services to CABC members. The survey was conducted by Daniela Stratulativ, CABC’s Policy & Business Strategy Advisor. The Council thanks Etihad Airways for their support for the survey.
Click here to see the Survey results.