|About the Candian Business Council of Dubai and the Northern Emirates|
The Canadian Business Council endeavours to foster communication and networking between Canadian and other business people in the region, and to build awareness amongst the regions' business community of the contribution that Canadians and Canadian goods, services and technologies have made in the development of the UAE.
There is also an existing Memorandum of Understanding with our sister organization in Abu Dhabi: http://www.cbcabudhabi.com/
As Chairman of the Canadian Business Council of Dubai and the Northern Emirates (CBC), our team looks forward to working very hard again to serve the best interests of our new and returning business Members. Our goal is to raise the awareness of the CBC in the Middle East Region and at home in Canada. We also look forward to providing our membership with many high profile business events and programs this coming year.The CBC is proud to announce our new and continuing Annual Maple Leaf Sponsors whose objective is to enhance the profile and quality of our CBC events. We would like to extend our utmost appreciation to our Maple Leaf Gold Sponsors - InterHealth Canada Ltd., Bennett Jones, and Tim Hortons, our Maple Leaf Silver Sponsors Royal Bank of Canada and University of Waterloo, and Maple Leaf Bronze Sponsor BlackBerry for their commitment and support of our organization.
2011-2012 proved again to be a very successful year of events and programs with over 20 events being offered. Notably the CBC co-hosted the largest and most successful Intercouncil Networking event with 22 participating Councils and over 900 attendees in June.
Apart from events, the CBC also achieved great success in Corporate Social Responsibility. The CBC generously donated more than AED 80,000 to the Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research under the Al Maktoum Foundation.
We truly believe that the UAE and the Middle East remains an environment with high growth potential for Canadian businesses to thrive. On behalf of the executive committee, we look forward to supporting and promoting our membership this year to enable them to reach their business goals working together.
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7th Cycle of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award 2013 - Award Pre-Application
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Chamber is currently accepting Pre-applications for the 7th Cycle of the prestigious Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award 2013. Companies in the UAE private sector regardless of size and type are welcome to apply.
The pre-application stage is to ensure applicant companies meet the principle criteria to qualify for the award. Companies can submit their pre-application online until the 30th April 2013 at the Dubai Chamber website along with their company UAE license, company profile and organization chart. To submit your organizationís award pre-application please click here.
Organizations participating in the Program stand to gain the following benefits:
∑ An organizational learning experience through self-assessment and by benchmarking their performance against the best business practices;
∑ An independent and objective assessment of their strengths and areas of improvement;
∑ National recognition of performance excellence and an opportunity to celebrate and showcase achievements;
∑ Be part of promoting healthy competition and competitiveness;
∑ Receive feedback reports to document achievement and plan progress;
∑ Opportunity to compare own practices with the best in the sector;
∑ Promote your business to stakeholders.
To know more about the current cycle of the Award, please visit the Dubai Chamber website by clicking here.
We look forward to receiving your pre-application form at the earliest. In case you need any clarifications or assistance, donít hesitate to contact us by sending an email to email@example.com.
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Membership Criterion & Fees
Criteria for CBC Membership
The CBC is open to levels of Membership: Corporate Membership and Individual Membership.
Corporate full membership is open to Canadian companies established in the U.A.E., and which either have Canadian shareholding or ultimate Canadian ownership and/or management. (UPDATED September 2011: Valid for 3 members)
Individual full membership is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are senior members and/or professionals of either Canadian or non-Canadian entities established in the U.A.E.
If you do not qualify for the above Full Membership levels, the CBC also has an Associate Membership category.
Associate membership are individuals or companies who carry on, as a major business, an agency, distributorship, franchise or other representation for a Canadian business, or a joint venture or management contract with a Canadian business, or a business which is managed or operated substantially by Canadian professionals, or which otherwise has a special nexus with the Canadian business community.
In all such cases, however, the application must be accompanied by a written request from the concerned individual or company requesting the Executive Committee to consider its application for Associate Membership. If requested by the Executive Committee, the applicant shall provide an outline of its overall business operations paying particular regard to the proportion of its activities that are related to the promotion/sale of goods or services originating in Canada.
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Membership Types & Fees
Full Corporate Membership
Corporate Membership is valid for 3 members AED 2500
Full Individual Membership
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