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Canada Arab Business Council - Annual Forum and Gala Dinner

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Canada Arab Business Council Annual Forum and Gala Dinner

April 11, 2017

Hilton Lac Leamy, Gatineau Quebec


The Canada-Arab Business Council (CABC) invites you to join its Annual Business Forum and Gala Dinner 2017 to be held in Ottawa-Gatineau, April 11. The theme is Paving the Road to Stronger Partnerships. Similar to all CABC events, the Business Forum focuses on business opportunities in sectors where Canadian expertise matches Arab priorities. The objective is to strengthen ongoing partnerships and forge new ones. The Gala Dinner is an excellent venue to network with business executives, government leaders and diplomatic representatives.



~ Program ~

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

07:15 - 08:00 Networking Breakfast

08:00 - 08:05 Opening Remarks

08:05 - 08:15 Welcome Remarks

● Mohammad Al Zaibak, Chairman, Canada Arab Business Council 08:15 - 08:40 Inaugural Address

● David Dodge, Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP; Governor, Bank of Canada (2001-2008)

08:45 - 09:30 Panel 1: Energy Challenges and Opportunities in Arab Countries

● Saïd Mouline, President Moroccan Energy Efficiency Agency

● Nicholas Thadaney, President & CEO, Global Equity Capital Markets, TMX Group Inc.

● A. Feckheur, VP Energy, Algerian Forum des Chefs d’Entreprises

● SNC-Lavalin

09:30 - 10:15 Panel 2: Major Infrastructure Projects in Times of Austerity. Is PPP a Solution?

● David Caplan, Vice-Chair, Global Public Affairs

● Tim Sunar, Partner – Bahrain / Al-Khobar, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

● Mark Romoff, President and CEO, The Canadian Council for Public- Private Partnerships

● Jody Becker, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior VP Emerging Markets, EllisDon

10:30 - 11:15 Panel 3: Training and Skills Development to Build the Future

● Damien Dunne, Manager, International Partnerships and Programs, Algonquin College

● Rick Trimp, Dean, School of Health & Life Sciences, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

● Dr. Ryan Wiley, President, Shift Health

● Dr. Andrew Padmos, CEO, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

11:15 - 12:00 Panel 4: Advanced Technologies, Booming Sectors?

● Gurvinder Chohan, Business Development Director, MDA Corporation

● Ömür Sezerman, President and CEO, OZ Optics Ltd

● Aziz Bootwala, Senior Principal, VP Business Development, Kasian Architecture

● Tom Tessier, President, Solara

● Pierre Pyun, VP Government Affairs, Bombardier 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 13:30 Luncheon Address

● Yassine Bouharra, Chairman of the Tell Group Algeria, former CEO Global Emerging Markets UBS

13:30 - 14:15 Panel 5: Unlocking Potential Between Canada and Arab Countries

● Ziad Anabtawi, CEO, Anabtawi Group, co-chair Federation of Palestinian Business Associations

● Joseph Georgie, VP Financial Institutions, BMO, former General Manager, BMO office Abu Dhabi, UAE

● David Zabinsky, Business Development Manager, Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Authority

● Dr. I. Chikhoune, President US-Algeria Business Council

14:15 End of program

14:15 - 15:00 Networking

16:00 - 18:30 Private time

18:30 - 19:30 Reception hosted by Arab ambassadors

19:30 - 21:30 Gala Dinner

20:15 - 20:20 Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Benoit Daignault, CEO Export Development Canada

20:20 Keynote Speaker

The Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade


Sponsorship Options

Diamond sponsor $10,000

● Your corporation is entitled to exclusivity within your industry promotional rights to this event. Your corporation's name will appear on all promotional materials, and event Invitations.

● You will have an opportunity to speak at the event and will be given a special recognition

● One corporate table in the VIP seating area

● Sponsor's name will be mentioned on all printed material and advertising associated with the event

● One (1) corporate banner on display at the event (to be provided by Sponsor)

● Personal introductions to VIPs from the Arab world and Canada.

● Advertisement in the event programs

Gold sponsor $7,000

● Your corporation's name will appear on all promotional materials, event invitations, printed material and

advertising associated with the event

● One corporate table in the VIP seating area

● One corporate banner on display at the event (to be provided by Sponsor)

● Personal introductions to VIPs from the Arab world and Canada

Silver sponsor 5,000

● Four (4) tickets in the VIP seating area

● Company logo to be displayed on the banner and screensaver

● Preferred access to one-to-one introductions.

● Recognition in the event program and during the event


Registration fees*

CABC members $275 + 13% HST

Non-members $350 + 13% HST

*Registration fees do not include hotel accommodation.

Venue

Hilton Lac-Leamy

3 Boulevard du Casino

Gatineau, QC, J8Y 6X4

1-866-488-7888

groupes@hiltonlacleamy.com


About the Canada Arab Business Council

The Canada Arab Business Council is Canada’s only not-for-profit association focused exclusively on promoting trade and investment between Canada and the Arab world. Since 1983, the Council has been the principal advocate for and the driving force behind Canada’s growing economic relations with Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The Council’s primary objective is bringing the Canadian and Arab business communities together through events in Canada and the region and by partnering with industry associations and government to provide information and support to member companies.



Contact us

Canada Arab Business Council

1 Rideau, Suite: 702, Ottawa (ON) K1N 8S7 info@c-abc.org

+1 613-670-5853

https://www.c-abc.ca

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