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Upcoming events

    • 21 Sep 2023
    • 18:30 - 20:30
    • The Netherlands Residence, Abu Dhabi

    The BeNeLux Business Council and H.E. Gerard Steeghs, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the UAE, have the pleasure to invite you to the "Back to Business" Networking Event.

    The event will take place at the Netherlands Residence on 21 September 2023.

    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. 

    • Date: Thursday 21 September 2023
    • Time: from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    • Location: The Netherlands Residence, Abu Dhabi
    • Fee: free

    • 27 Sep 2023
    • 18:45 - 21:00
    • Main Ballroom, Le Royal Meridien Hotel

    Join BeNeLux Business Council and other Business Groups for a special evening with H.E Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence to address the Group on the following topic: ‘The Importance of Tolerance in the Lead Up to COP28 UAE’ which should be of great interest to all our members and the wider Abu Dhabi business community.

    • Date: Wednesday, September 27th 2023
    • Time: From 6:45pm to 9:00pm
    • Location: Main Ballroom, Le Royal Meridien Hotel
    • Fee: 350aed for BBC members, 395aed for non-members, 3500aed for Corporate Table of 10

    • 28 Sep 2023
    • 17:00 - 19:00
    • Mouza meeting room, Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi

    Join BeNeLux Business Council and other business councils for an engaging and informative workshop about "Command The Room: How To Attract, Engage and Inspire Any Audience" by Jessy El Murr, Certified Public Speaking Coach & Founder of Motahadith.

    Command any room as an inspirational speaker and boost your executive presence with our dynamic public speaking workshop. Learn the industry secrets of the world's top business leaders and speakers and use the latest practical applications to attract, engage and inspire your audience.

    Discussion topics:

    • How to open up any speech
    • Elements of impactful business storytelling
    • Top body language secrets


    • 5:00 pm - Networking
    • 5:30 pm - Opening remarks
    • 5:40 pm - Workshop
    • 7:00 pm - Event concludes

    • Date: Thursday, September 28th 2023
    • Time: From 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    • Location: Mouza Meeting Room, Grand Hyatt, Abu Dhabi
    • Fee: 180aed for BBC members, 250aed for non-members

    • 3 Oct 2023
    • 07:30 - 10:00
    • Pearl Rotana Capital Center

    The BeNeLux Business Council in association with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the UAE have the pleasure to invite you to our ADIPEC Breakfast session.

    This year we have three great speakers from the hydrogen field: 

    This event will focus on the strategy of developing the hydrogen value chain with the Middle East. The PIB program coordinated by Holland Hydrogen Hub will connect hydrogen companies with GCC governments and companies.
    One of the innovative companies involved in the PIB program is Escher and one of the GCC companies already involved in developing the Hydrogen corridors in partnership with different companies is Masdar.

    • Date: Tuesday, October 3rd 2023
    • Time: From 7:30 am to 10:00 am
    • Location: Pearl Rotana Capital Center, Abu Dhabi
    • Fee: Free for BBC members and Guests from the Netherlands Embassy
      250aed/pers for non-members

    • 27 Oct 2023
    • Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

    More information to follow. . .

    • 15 Nov 2023
    • 09:30 - 11:30
    • DGRADE Recycling Factory, Abu Dhabi

    BeNeLux Business Council is joining Netherlands Business Council in Dubai which organizes a Behind The Scenes Event: DGRADE Site Visit, which will take place on Wednesday 15 November at 9.30 AM.

    DGrade designs and manufactures uniforms, corporate wear, event merchandise, and private label clothing using their sustainable Greenspun™ yarn, which they produce from recycled plastic.

    Compared to conventional polyester yarn, the process of recycling plastic into Greenspun™ saves 50% energy, 20% water, and 55% carbon emissions.

    DGrade also supplies high-quality recycled PET plastic flakes to local packaging manufacturers to support a circular economy. Through their Simply Bottles recycling initiative, they work with businesses, events, and schools to increase recycling rates of plastic bottles.

    • Date: Wednesday, November 15th 2023
    • Time: From 9:30am to 11:30am
    • Location: DGRADE Recycling Factory, Kizad (Abu Dhabi Emirates)
    • Fee: Free - Members only

Past events

18 Sep 2023 CTW Global Summit 2023: Transforming Special Economic Zones and Inspiring Sustainability & Innovation
12 Sep 2023 Big Inter-Council Networking Event
6 Sep 2023 Powering Productivity - Exploring Robotics, AI, and Beyond
5 Sep 2023 Workshop: CCUS and H2 Business towards Net Zero – Opportunities and Challenges
13 Jun 2023 Workshop and Networking Event: How to leave work behind and Get into the holiday mood with Ease
8 Jun 2023 Network After Work
7 Jun 2023 Webinar: "Demystifying Artificial Intelligence"
5 Jun 2023 Pathway Towards COP28 – Spotlight on the Private Sector
1 Jun 2023 UAE Inheritance Laws
1 Jun 2023 Webinar: "Breaking the Stigma on Mental Health & Addiction"
24 May 2023 Speed Networking Event
17 May 2023 Annual General Meeting 2023
8 May 2023 Annual Investment Meeting (AIM)
2 May 2023 CCUS and H2 driving COP28: Opportunities and Challenges
26 Apr 2023 Network after Work
12 Apr 2023 Joint Ramadan Iftar
14 Mar 2023 Legal Workshop: “Commercial Contracts in the UAE"
9 Mar 2023 La Lorraine Bakery: On-site visit
1 Mar 2023 Brand Protection in UAE
28 Feb 2023 Communication Skills - The Art of Listening
24 Feb 2023 Developing a Positive Mindset, Boost Your Energy as a Leader
16 Feb 2023 QUIZ NIGHT
10 Feb 2023 Arabian Chemical Terminals Abu Dhabi (ACTAD): On-site information session
1 Feb 2023 Webinar: Addressing the 2 Trillion Dollars Halal Market Opportunity
31 Jan 2023 Opportunities in the UAE Aviation Sector
19 Jan 2023 New Year Reception and Speed Networking Event
17 Jan 2023 ADSW Breakfast session
12 Jan 2023 Introduction & Explanation to the Corporate Tax in the UAE
6 Dec 2022 Presentation and Panel on Sustainable Building
23 Nov 2022 The Evolving Nature of UAE Government Affairs
21 Nov 2022 POSTPONED - Keeping your organization up to date on the latest health and safety laws
1 Nov 2022 ADIPEC Breakfast session
22 Oct 2022 ADCB PINK RUN
20 Oct 2022 Back to Business
10 Oct 2022 Cybersecurity: Law, Insurance and Technology
10 Oct 2022 GITEX
6 Oct 2022 Innovation park (developed by ACTVET and EmiratesSkills)
3 Oct 2022 Webinar: "UAE – Luxembourg Tech Startup Opportunities"
3 Oct 2022 Women & Wellness: 'FINDING BALANCE'
29 Sep 2022 WETEX
23 Sep 2022 Networking & Breakfast - Corporate Tax in UAE
20 Sep 2022 Sustainable Food Security in the UAE
14 Sep 2022 Health, Medical Repatriation & Sick Leave Reduction
5 Jul 2022 Webinar: Slow Down, Power up
29 Jun 2022 Webinar: Proposed UAE Corporate Tax Regime
23 Jun 2022 Webinar: Joint Business Group Forum - Abu Dhabi Residents Office
21 Jun 2022 8th International Day of Yoga 2022
21 Jun 2022 UAE - Championing Global Recovery
11 Jun 2022 Conference on Organ Transplant
9 Jun 2022 Meet the new Board
8 Jun 2022 Webinar: Talk with Confidence and Clarity
6 Jun 2022 CineMAS Film Festival 2022
1 Jun 2022 Trends in Real Estate - Globally and in UAE
24 May 2022 Webinar: Advancing Climate Solutions
24 May 2022 Global Aerospace Summit 2022
23 May 2022 Doing business in Dubai!
17 May 2022 Annual General Meeting 2022
22 Apr 2022 Joint Ramadan Iftar
20 Apr 2022 What are NFTs?
19 Apr 2022 Multi-Nation Business Group Event: Annual Review of National In Country Value (ICV) Program.
30 Mar 2022 Abu Dhabi Residents Office Business Briefing
9 Mar 2022 Networking & Breakfast - FTA Tax Audit & Corporate Tax Introduction in the UAE
28 Feb 2022 Business community luncheon
8 Feb 2022 Reception at the Luxembourg Pavilion
25 Jan 2022 New Year's Reception at "La Cava"
23 Jan 2022 International Business Meeting by B2fair
19 Jan 2022 Benelux Get Together
19 Jan 2022 ADSW Business Talks on Circular Economy
14 Jan 2022 Webinar UAE Data Protection Law
8 Dec 2021 VIP Diner
28 Nov 2021 Exclusive Breakfast with our guest of honor Chiara Corazza
16 Nov 2021 ADIPEC Breakfast Seminar
10 Nov 2021 Mediclinic Webinar
7 Nov 2021 Developments in Urban Design to cope with climate change
27 Oct 2021 Will we meet again?
20 Oct 2021 Social Evening
19 Oct 2021 The United Arab Emirates meets the Netherlands on Circular Economy!
17 Oct 2021 Dutch Sustainability Group
16 Oct 2021 GROW: Screening + Talk with Daan Roosegaarde.
13 Oct 2021 Expo 2020 Dubai Webinar
10 Oct 2021 UAE land of opportunities: investment options for foreign companies
4 Oct 2021 Welcome G2G - Belgian Pavilion
29 Sep 2021 Back to Business - Networking Reception
22 Sep 2021 Bridging opportunities: Luxembourg and UAE's startup & innovation ecosystem
30 Jun 2021 Food and Weight How COVID has affected the way we eat and feel and what to do next!
29 Jun 2021 Creating New Opportunities in the Middle East and the UAE
1 Jun 2021 Industrialisation in the UAE and the role of Abu Dhabi's Ports
31 May 2021 Luxembourg ADGM Webcast: The Role of Financial Centers to Scale Up Green Finance
30 May 2021 UAE Netherlands Week
24 May 2021 Powerful Presentation Skills: Connecting with Confidence
18 May 2021 Annual General Meeting
27 Apr 2021 Overcoming supply chain challenges of the Covid-19 Vaccine
21 Apr 2021 Towards the next 50
7 Apr 2021 Joint Business Group Mixer
6 Apr 2021 Be among the first to experience Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion at Expo2020
5 Apr 2021 Francophonie Kahoot Quiz | Soirée Kahoot Quiz pour célébrer la Francophonie!
29 Mar 2021 World Immunisation & Logistics Summit
23 Mar 2021 Fit 4 Start - Luxembourg's start-up acceleration program in the ICT and Space sectors
18 Mar 2021 "Invest in Abu Dhabi” hosted by Abu Dhabi Investment Office, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and the Luxembourg Embassy in Abu Dhabi
15 Mar 2021 Business Mixer – Meet Dutch Companies In The Water, Energy, And Food Sector
22 Feb 2021 Changes in personal law in the UAE
10 Feb 2021 Joint Webinar: Reforms to UAE foreign investment rules and the UAE companies law
8 Feb 2021 Belgian Tax issues for Expats
7 Feb 2021 How to keep motivation and interaction high within your team?
27 Jan 2021 New Year's Reception 2021
25 Jan 2021 Ertebaat Business Meeting, Organized By Dubai Customs
21 Jan 2021 ADSW side event webinar: UAE’s Climate Change and Sustainability policies – contributions of the Dutch private sector
12 Jan 2021 Joint Webinar Digitalization In Port Logistics
14 Dec 2020 Webinar: How To Keep Motivation And Interaction High Within Your Team
30 Nov 2020 Challenges and opportunities for the adoption of Electric Cars and low-emission mobility
30 Nov 2020 Digital ICT Week (organized by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and its Enterprise Europe Network)
26 Nov 2020 ADSW Web Series: Ensuring food and water security for the next decade
23 Nov 2020 A Conversation with Skyne on “Digital Marketing in rapidly changing times: 2020 and beyond”
18 Nov 2020 NBC 2020 Awards Ceremony
10 Nov 2020 ADIPEC webinar: Adaptation and growth, living with COVID-19 in the energy sector and the diplomatic world
4 Nov 2020 Expo2020: BeNeLux Pavilions Update
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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