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CABC

About Us

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The CABC

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 region. We also work with Arab governments to promote economic relations with Canada.

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Who we are

The CABC was founded by a small group of farsighted businessmen who, in 1983, saw the enormous potential for business between Canada and the Arab world. Our board members include leading business persons and Canadian diplomats who have lived and worked in the region for many years, as well as several Arab Canadians who maintain strong business ties in both markets.

Today our corporate members come from Canada’s major manufacturing and service sectors and include some of the country’s largest companies and institutions, as well as a growing number of small and mid-sized enterprises. In 2016, we opened membership to offshore Arab companies in line with our aim to bring the Canadian and Arab business communities closer together and enrich the dialogue. We intend to increase this side of the membership.

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Our Vision

To be the organization of choice for Canadian companies and government agencies to enable business opportunities in Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the partner of choice for Arab companies interested in business opportunities in Canada.

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Our Partners

CABC is pan-Arab in reach because most of our members are interested in more than one Arab market and a broader geographic base allows us to speak with more authority on bilateral trade and investment issues. For specific events we partner with organizations such as the Canadian Business Councils in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the Council for Development Canada-Algeria, as well as other groups with whom we have cooperation agreements.

A message from the president

These have been a busy few months for the Canada Arab Business Council (CABC). We have accomplished many significant milestones including:

  • Led a high level Trade & Investment Mission to Dubai March 16-19 and hosted a sold out, one day Business Forum with 250 guests in attendance. Opening the Forum was The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development and Minister Al Marri, UAE Minister of the Economy. This was CABC’s first time hosting a Forum in the MENA region.
  • Met with dignitaries at country pavilions at Expo 2020
  • Enjoyed the celebrations of Canada Day at Expo where Her Right Honourable, Mary Simon, Canada’s Governor General opened the event.
  • Signed an MOU with the Clean Energy Business Council (MENA) region accomplishing new initiatives and expanding the clean energy agenda.
  • Signed an MOU with the Canada Egypt Business Council to further build relations bilaterally between Canada and Egypt.

Over the coming weeks and months, CABC will be hosting country and sector webinars, and various other events virtually and in person. Inbound and outbound missions are planned which will further enhance and deepen relations between Canada and the Arab world.

CABC is working on expanding our membership and bringing added value, connecting Canadian companies and expertise with the abundant opportunities in the MENA region. As always, your suggestions and input are welcomed to help assist in our organizational growth.

To our Muslim friends and partners, good wishes as you prepare to enter the Ramadan season in April.

With the hope of continuing to strengthen and build relations between Canada and the Arab World, CABC will reflect on its past while simultaneously appreciating is present and preparing for the future.

Our Mission

To enable member companies and government agencies doing business in Canada and Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa region to achieve their goals.

Awareness

We create greater awareness in Canada and Arab countries of the importance of trade, investment, business and economic relations between our countries.

Analysis & Plan

We act as a prominent and effective advocate for government policies that enable Canadian companies to set up business and expand in Arab states, as well as to assist Arab companies interested in entering and expanding in the Canadian market.

Business Opportunities

We promote and facilitate trade, investment and other business opportunities between member companies in Canada and Arab states.

Develop Recommendations

We promote and facilitate trade, investment and other business opportunities between member companies in Canada and Arab states.

Our Mission

To enable member companies and government agencies doing business in Canada and Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa region to achieve their goals.

Awareness

We create greater awareness in Canada and Arab countries of the importance of trade, investment, business and economic relations between our countries.

Analysis & Planning

We act as a prominent and effective advocate for government policies that enable Canadian companies to set up business and expand in Arab states, as well as to assist Arab companies interested in entering and expanding in the Canadian market.

Business Opportunities

We promote and facilitate trade, investment and other business opportunities between member companies in Canada and Arab states.

Develop Recommendations

We provide our members with timely insights into relevant economic, social and political developments in Canada and Arab states.

Our Partners

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