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    • 6 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 - 12:00
    • Innovation park, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi

    Last year a number of BBC members visited the innovation park developed by ACTVET and EmiratesSkills.

    Since then the park has been further developed and we are planning another visit to the site for interested companies.

    The park is a vocational training space where (international) companies can provide on the job training sessions for ACTVET’s vocational students. ACTVET would like to reach out to companies to discuss possible manners of cooperation in the provision of vocational training.

    The park is in Abu Dhabi, close to Mussafah and is easily reachable.

    We think it is a nice link to current Emiratization trends, and that it can provide a way to include more (young) Emiratis in your workforce.

    ACTVET is organizing an on-site information session for the interested companies on the 6th of October 2022.
    From 10:00 to 12:00 we will visit the innovation park where ACTVET will share more information on their vocational programs and show the site.

    They are also interested in hearing from the companies’ side what they could offer or what they would like to do in such a space. It is the first time such a project is being developed, so they are also open to listening to your ideas for it.

    ACTVET has another location with an oil & gas simulator and offers a tour from 13:00 to 14:00 for those interested. This location is about 20 minutes away from the innovation park.

    Below you will find a list of training skills / topics currently available or in the making at the innovation park:

    1. Welding
    2. CNC Milling
    3. CNC Turning
    4. 3D Printing
    5. Electronics
    6. Painting and Decorating
    7. Automobile Technology
    8. Mechanical Engineering CAD
    9. Mobile Robotics
    10. Electrical Installations
    11. Big Data
    12. Internet of things
    13. Business Intelligence
    14. Artificial Intelligence
    15. Fashion Technology
    16. Construction Metal Work
    17. Information Technology
    18. Telecom
    19. Information Security
      • Date: Wednesday 12 October 2022
      • Time: From 10:00AM to 12:00PM
      • Location: Innovation park, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi
      • Fee: free
      • 10 Oct 2022
      • 19:00
      • DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Business Bay

      The Netherlands Business Council UAE in Dubai is inviting BBC members to its next Monthly Networking Event on Monday, October 10th.

      They will be hosting several experts in the fields of cyber security, law and insurance practices.

      With recent high-profile cyber-attacks documented across the regional and international media channels, the frequency and severity of cyber events, continue to disrupt businesses in the Middle East and globally. More and more organizations are being held hostage by the most sophisticated ransomware the world has ever seen. So how do you protect yourself and your organization against these constant threats? 

      The event "Cyber Security, Law, Insurance and Technology," aims to warn against, yet educate about the risk of cyber-attacks and will be discussing a range of topical areas, including:

      • Introduction cyber risks and cyber security framework by Neil Haskins, Co-founder & CEO at RONIN.AE.

      • Cyber exposures from a legal perspective by Mohamed El Hawawy, Partner at Ince.

      • End to end risk management insurance solution by Alexander Blom, Regional Leader Large Corporate Clients & Financial Lines Practice TMEA at Howden Insurance Brokers LLC.

      Rita Jansen, Partner at Ince, NBC Board Member

      Agenda: (Provisional)

      7.30 PM Opening
      7.35 PM Announcements and updates NBC
      7.45 PM Speakers
      8.15 PM Q&A
      8.50 PM Closing words
      9.00 PM Networking drinks

      • Date: Monday 10 October 2022
      • Time: Starting at 7:00 PM
      • Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai JBR
      • Fee: FREE for NBC & BBC members

      Registration: Send RSVP  to before Friday, October 7th and please sent a copy of your BBC membership card to have the event free of charge.

      We will ensure all Covid-19 precautions and regulations are followed during the event and appreciate your kind cooperation. 

      More Information:


      • 20 Oct 2022
      • 19:00 - 21:00
      • Luxembourg Embassy Residence

      The BeNeLux Business Council and H.E. Robert Lauer, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the UAE, have the pleasure to invite you to a "Back to Business" networking event in the presence H.E. Mr. Lody Embrechts, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and H.E. Mr. Antoine Delcourt, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium.

      The event will take place at the Luxembourg Embassy Residence on 20 October 2022.

      Please join us to reconnect with BBC members after a break during summer and meet newly arrived members of the Abu Dhabi business community!

      There are limited spaces available. 

      Note that a valid green pass on Al Hosn is required to enter to the Luxembourg residence. 

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