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    • 4 Nov 2020
    • 19:00 - 20:15 (UTC+04:00)
    • Zoom webinar

    Expo 2020 Dubai is gearing up to help shape a post-pandemic world and create a better future for all after its postponement by one year. With the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo 2020 Dubai will offer the world a unique platform to share the lessons, solutions and ideas for a better tomorrow.

    Join the Benelux Business Council in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dubai and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Abu Dhabi, and the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for an update on the plans and programming of the BeNeLux pavilions.

    Expo2020 offers a unique platform to grow your business in the UAE and around the world. Belgian, Dutch and Luxembourgish companies interested in taking advantage of the opportunities Expo2020 provides should join!

    Speakers for this webinar are Mr. Khalid Sharaf, Director – Expo Business Programme, Ms. Myriam Cops (General Director Belgian Pavilion Expo2020), Mr. Hans Sandee (Consul General for the Netherlands in the UAE and Commissioner General of the Netherlands at Dubai EXPO 2020) and Mr. Loïc Bertoli (Director of Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office and Deputy Commissioner General of Luxembourg at Expo 2020).

    • 10 Nov 2020
    • 13:30 - 14:30 (UTC+04:00)
    • Webinar

    The BeNeLux Business Council and HE Lody Embrechts, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Abu Dhabi have the pleasure to invite you to an ADIPEC webinar on Tuesday 10 October at 12.00 PM. 

    Join us for a discussion with Dr Thomas Pols, Health Manager Middle East & North Africa at Shell who will talk about fostering collaboration between (major) oil & gas companies to create industry guidance on COVID-19 pandemic management and worker welfare strategies to drive positive change in health, wellbeing, safety and business performance. Dr Pols will build on his experiences working as a physician for Shell across the MENA region including Iraq, the UAE and Egypt as well as his work for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Pakistan and South Sudan prior to joining Shell in 2016. Dr Pols graduated from the University of Amsterdam School of Medicine and holds an MA in Law & Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

    Mr Roeland Kollen, Head of Regional Business Development at the Netherlands Embassy, will introduce some examples of online economic diplomacy, including the Netherlands Energy Technology Portal, a new initiative to promote Dutch energy technologies.

    Mr Kollen has recently moved to Abu Dhabi, with extensive experience in economic and energy diplomacy after having worked in various diplomatic positions in Qatar, Morocco, Kenya and The Netherlands. Mr Kollen graduated from Utrecht University with a masters degree in international law and criminal law.

    • 30 Nov 2020
    • 13:30 - 14:00 (UTC+04:00)
    • Zoom webinar

    Join the Benelux Business Council for a Conversation with our sponsor LeasePlan on Sustainability approach to promote EVs on Monday 19 October at 13:30 PM.

    LeasePlan Emirates provides vehicles on operating lease to businesses and individuals in the UAE since 2007. The company is part of Amsterdam-based LeasePlan Group, one of the biggest mobility providers globally with a fleet of over 1.9 million vehicles. Over the past several years LeasePlan has positioned itself as a strong advocate for sustainable transport and electric mobility globally with the goal of achieving net zero emissions from its entire fleet by 2030.

    The automotive industry is going through challenging and exciting times with rapidly evolving technology, self-driving cars on the horizon and the shift towards sustainability in the form of Electric and Hydrogen vehicles. In this webinar Ajay Narain, Managing Director of LeasePlan Emirates and Vassil Stamenov, Corporate Strategy Manager will discuss the global trends in sustainable mobility, the rapid transition to electric vehicles in many regions of the world and what are the opportunities and challenges to accelerating the adoption of electric mobility in the UAE.

Past events

28 Oct 2020 New opportunities for businesses in the Middle East and UAE
21 Oct 2020 Women Leadership in Multilaterism and International Diplomacy
14 Oct 2020 Customer Experience (CX) Masterclass
6 Oct 2020 Promising Opportunities In The Investment Of Aquaculture Industry In The UAE
5 Oct 2020 A Conversation with MBG on Risk Mitigation in light of COVID-19
29 Sep 2020 A Conversation with Luai Kurdi from BESIX on 3D Concrete Printing in Construction
23 Sep 2020 Back to Business Quiz Night
22 Sep 2020 Food Security Webinar - The Financing of Agritech in the UAE
16 Sep 2020 Become a black belt negotiator - the neuroscience of negotiation
16 Sep 2020 ICT Spring 2020 Global Tech Conference in Luxembourg
14 Sep 2020 A Conversation with Peter Pastijn & Mim Kleiberg on "THE ROOM Online - The pivot of an SME business model in Covid times"
1 Sep 2020 Khalifa Port: Facilitating Trade and Investment in the UAE Webinar
31 Aug 2020 A conversation with Ziad Soussou, the integrated jet manager Middle East for Shell Aviation
16 Jul 2020 St Feuillien Tasting
14 Jul 2020 Joint Webinar: Hospitality & Staycations
6 Jul 2020 Joint Webinar: How to use videos to grow your business?
1 Jul 2020 Luxembourg-UAE: Bilateral Relations and Opportunities in times of COVID-19
1 Jul 2020 Why you should consider Luxembourg for your fund project
30 Jun 2020 AmCham Abu Dhabi's Legal Affairs Committee Present the Legal System of the UAE
29 Jun 2020 A conversation with Philippe Mathijs on: "Why virtual work needs a coaching mind-set"
24 Jun 2020 A conversation with Frank Wouters on: "The energy transition in times of COVID-19"
22 Jun 2020 Food Security in the UAE in a Covid-19 World (Part 2)
17 Jun 2020 Digital transformation in times of Covid-19
15 Jun 2020 Covid-19: An insider view from the UAE's largest Healthcare network
14 Jun 2020 Joint Webinar: on the Oil & Gas Industry and the Economy in COVID-19 times
2 Jun 2020 E-Commerce & Customer Engagement Trends: The Impact of COVID-19
13 May 2020 Live Web Conference: Annual General Meeting 2020
22 Apr 2020 Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
17 Mar 2020 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie
2 Mar 2020 Joint Business Group Speed Networking
10 Oct 2019 Behind the Scenes at Pure Harvest

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