|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. We closed at 450 members this past year, making us the largest Canadian Council in the GCC region. 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 thanks our Annual Maple Leaf Sponsors whose objective is to enhance the profile and quality of our CBC events. 2012-2013 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 25 participating Councils in June.
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.
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Job Opportunity - Position for a Regional Sales Manager
Regional Sales Manager GCC
Based in UAE
The regional sales manager is responsible to promote our filtration technology in the GCC countries. He will be responsible for the sales process of this region, including recruiting new independent agents, manufacturers rep. organisations, providing technical and commercial back-up to the sales force and meeting frequently with clients and business partners.
The regional sales manager will provide training to the manufacturing representative network, set goals, and elaborate commercial strategies. He will also be asked to follow and monitor the agent’s after sale service technician performance.
The regional sales manager is invited to work from his home office, and should be located in a strategic location in the UAE (Dubai vincinity) Frequent traveling across the GCC countries is required with this position, all expenses for business traveling are reimbursed according to the company policy.
Desired Skills & Experience
Result driven, the regional sales manager shall have a strong sale and management experience in a similar position for at least 5-10 years. A good technical background in water filtration /mechanical HVAC equipment is required. A university degree in chemical engineering- water treatment or mechanical HVAC is a plus.
Autonomous, rigourous and well organized, the regional manager will work independently & report directly to the General Manager in Canada.Superior presentation skills to «C» level customers such as district energy, facility managers, engineering consultants, building owners & operators as well as oil & gaz executive is a must. A solid network already established amongst those clients is a key advantage for assuming that position and generating quick results.
Fluent in English, a knowledge of arabic would be a definite asset.
Good IT skills is also a perequisite (Office- Webex- CRM)
Competitive base salary combined with a commission policy would provide a compensation package commensurate with the results generated.
About the company
Sonitec-Vortisand inc. has developed and market since more than 20 years a unique filter for industrial water polishing. The Vortisand filter system is an automatic backwashable centrifugal sand filter, which combines centrifugal separation and micro-sand filtration. Vortisand achieves very fine filtration (0.45 micron) at high rate (50m/h) while using 80 to 90% less water for backwashing compared to traditional sand filters. The Vortisand filter is widely used for cooling tower side stream filtration, district cooling chilled water filtration, pre RO/DI, water reuse and other specialized polishing water applications. Our Vortisand filters help achieve LEED credits and are GREENSPEC Listed
Please send your Resume with salary expectations to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Thanksgiving Food Festival at Lulu Supermarkets:
Canadian Thanksgiving Food Festival at Lulu Supermarkets:
Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving week with Lulu supermarkets where a Canadian Food Festival will be launched on October 10th in Abu Dhabi (Wahda Mall and Mushrif Mall), Dubai (Barsha and Arabian Center) and Lulu Al Ain. The Canadian Food Festival will feature a variety of Canadian products including Canadian heritage beef and veal, lobster, cheeses and many other new delicious offerings available from Canada.
Formation of the New Canada-UAE Business Council (CUBC)
The Honourable Ed Fast. Minsiter of International Trade, and His Excellency Sultan Bin Saaed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) yesterday launched the Canada-United Arab Emirates Business Council (CUBC) and welcomed its first meeting in Montreal. At the launch, Minister Fast also announced the Canadian members of the council.
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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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Corporate Membership is valid for 3 members AED 2500
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