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Business Opportunities in the UAE: Impact of COVID19, 22 Oct

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

The UAE Singapore Business Council and the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry are pleased to present our first collaboration in a webinar showcasing the UAE. Details of the webinar are as follows:

Theme: Business Opportunities in the UAE - Impact of COVID19

Date: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Singapore Time /

10.30am to 12.30pm Abu Dhabi, UAE Time /

7.30am to 9.30am London, UK Time

(The webinar link will be sent to confirmed participants 2 days before the event.)


The UAE is the most diversified economy in the GCC being only 30% dependent on oil and gas. The UAE is also Singapore’s largest trading partner in the Middle East with bilateral trade approximating SGD20 Billion in 2019 and investment flows into Singapore to date of around SGD8 Billion. Hence, the Singapore UAE Comprehensive Partnership was signed in 2019 during the visit of His Royal Highness Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to further enhance trade and investment flows. This is also within the context of an overall GCC-Singapore FTA that was signed in 2013.

The UAE Singapore Business Council was established in 2018 as the platform for UAE and Singapore companies to connect and explore trade and investment opportunities. Therefore, it is indeed timely that the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI), being the Singapore’s largest and pre-eminent chamber, undertake a joint-seminar to introduce UAE to Singapore companies particularly in the SME sector. Arising from the disruption caused in supply chains and trade relationships from COVID19, Singapore companies could explore new markets such as the UAE for diversifying business opportunities. The webinar entitled “Business Opportunity in the UAE: Impact of COVID19” will feature experts from reputable agencies and institutions who will be speaking live from Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Special Guests:

His Excellency Kamal Vaswani

Singapore Ambassador to the

United Arab Emirates

Mr Lee Yishyan

Chairman of Business China,

Patron of UAE Singapore Business Council and

former Senior Minister of State for Trade & Industry

Mr Kuah Boon Wee

Vice President,

Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry


Dr Brian Shegar

President, UAE Singapore Business Council

Shadi El Borno

Head of Macro Strategy Research

Emirates NBD Bank

Sourour Sawan

Specialist, International Offices' Affairs,

Delegations & International Relations,

Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Leonard Thangavelu

Country Manager (Asia Pacific)

Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry

International Representative Office in Singapore

Hassan Al Hashemi

Vice President, International Relations

Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Master of Ceremonies:

Sultan Al Nuaimi

Senior Project Manager


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