The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council and the U.S.-Israel Business Initiative at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, with the support of the Trade and Commercial Office at the U.A.E. Embassy in Washington, D.C., invite you to a special virtual event with U.A.E. Minister of Economy His Excellency Abdulla bin Touq Al Mari on the business implications of the historic Abraham Accord. The U.A.E. and Israel will officially sign the Abraham Accord on Tuesday, September 15th in Washington, D.C., making the U.A.E. the third Arab country and first Gulf country to establish diplomatic and normalized relations with the State of Israel. This landmark accord, which was brokered by the United States, offers significant new trade, business, and investment opportunities between Israel and the U.A.E. U.S. companies and investors will also play an important role in helping to establish the ties that will bind this new relationship well into the future. During this webinar, the U.A.E.'s new Minister of Economy will focus on the opportunities for trade and commerce involving Israel, the U.A.E., and the U.S. that have been unlocked as a result of the Abraham Accord. The webinar will be forward-looking in nature and will cover key business verticals that hold promise for collaboration, trade, investment, and new joint ventures. Also, during this session, His Excellency will address his recent appointment as Minister of Economy, the related restructuring of the Ministry of Economy, and his goals and objectives for the Ministry as the U.A.E. looks to emerge even stronger from the pandemic. To register for this event, please click the link below. For more information, please contact Sarah Karle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Implications of the Abraham Accord: A Conversation with the New U.A.E. Minister of Economy
11:00 AM U.S. East Coast Time / 7:00 PM U.A.E. Time
His Excellency Abdulla bin Touq became Minister of Economy during the Cabinet reshuffle of July 2020. Previously, he served as Secretary General of the U.A.E. Cabinet, where he oversaw the functioning of the General Secretariat of the Cabinet, which supports the Cabinet and implements its decisions. Prior to this, His Excellency was appointed as Director General of the Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and oversaw the Hatta Development Project among other key projects. His Excellency was also involved in the Area 2071 project, the re-launch of the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Leadership Development, the Arab Strategy Forum, and the Mohammed bin Rashid Arabic Award. His Excellency also served as interim CEO of Dubai Future Foundation and oversaw the launch of Dubai 10X, the second and third cohort of the Dubai Future Accelerator, and the U.A.E. Artificial Intelligence Strategy. His Excellency has overseen the development of the 4th Generation of Excellence Model implementing it through the Mohammed bin Rashid Excellence Award. His Excellency holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Sheffield, UK. He is also a graduate of the U.A.E. Government Leadership Program? ?& the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Leadership.