The Canadian Business Council (CBC) hosted a Joint Business Group Dinner in honour of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) last Wednesday at the Hilton Hotel, Abu Dhabi. The event was attended by the some of the capital’s most esteemed business associations including the Canadian Business Council, the British Business Group, the French Business Group, the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce, the Lebanese Business Council, and the Swiss Business Council.
The dinner drew in over 300 guests, including H.E the British Ambassador and representatives from the French and Lebanese Embassies, representing leading business members and decision makers in the UAE. They were given insight on the fundamental role that ADPC plays in driving long term sustainability and growth of the economy especially with the Emirate’s largest infrastructure project, Kizad (Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi).
ADPC’s CEO Tony Douglas began the proceedings with the welcoming remarks stating: “I would like to thank all our attendees, specifically CBC, for organizing such an event that allows ADPC to showcase its ability to drive economic diversification and generate unimaginable business opportunity, growth and investment through the development of key industrial zones like Kizad.”
Executive Vice President of Kizad, Khaled Salmeen commented:“The opportunity for Abu Dhabi’s business associations -to recognize what Kizad uniquely offers will prove to be integral in spurring investment from within the UAE and fundamentally from around the world.”
Remarking on the success of the occasion Jack Matar Director of CBC commented: “We are honoured to host this dinner event with the presence of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company. Our aim at CBC is to network and interact with, not only the other business associations in the UAE, but the companies that are actively participating in shaping the Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision.”