|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 Opening for an ERAI Project Manager
ERAI is the French Economic Development Agency for the Rhone Alps region that ains at developing business for French companies in the GCC countries.
We are looking for a Project Manager with fluent/intermediate French to join our office in Dubai.
The Project Manager position will be expected to conduct market research and business development projects, prospect different markets, identify business opportunities in the GCC countries and liaison with the companies based in France. Equally the Project Manager is expected to play an active role in wider tasks required for the Organisation, including new business development and marketing.
The preferred candidate will possess the following:
Competence in French is required, along with English (Arabic is a plus).
Good analytical skill and strong research abilities are essential, with the ability to develop timely, considered and precise report, are a key skill for the role.
Good organization skills and flexible approach to work ERAI requires candidate with the ability to work independently, but also display solid team working skills with the willingness to take on tasks and develop their skills over a short period of time.
Experience and knowledge of regional markets is expected.
Computer literacy and general communications skills will be expected to be of a high standard.
University degree in Marketing, International Business, Strategy Consulting.
For further details please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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