MONTHLY NEWSLETTER April 2020
MEMBER NEWS
A Message from the Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of AmCham Abu Dhabi has a message to share with all our members.
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Alef Education Gives Free Access to Its Three Digital Learning Platforms
For the duration of the schools closure, Alef will be offering free access to all its learning platforms - Alef, Curio & Abjadiyat. Watch here to learn more.
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Cigna Partners With Buoy Health to Offer Digital COVID-19 Screening Tools
The digital tool immediately triages symptoms and recommends next steps for care, while also relieving demand on an over-burdened health care system.
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Pfizer Completes $1.25 Billion Sustainability Bond for Social and Environmental Impact
Pfizer announced the completion of a $1.25 billion ten-year “sustainability” bond paying interest semi-annually of 2.625 percent and maturing April 1, 2030.
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CIO 100 Names Parsons Corporation as Global IT Leader
Parsons has once again been named to the CIO 100 list of the world’s most innovative companies in efficient and effective IT practices.
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Jacobs Awarded $29M Cybersecurity Support Contract by the USPTO
Jacobs was selected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to provide cybersecurity support services for its 18,000-person workforce.
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Boeing Statement on Starliner Spacecraft's Next Flight
We are committed to the safety of the men and women who design, build and will fly on the Starliner just as we have on every crewed mission to space.
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US - UAE NEWS
UAE's Agri-Business Firm Gets a $100m Seeding
Abu Dhabi based Pure Harvest Smart Farms has secured a multi-year $100 million commitment from Kuwait’s Wafra International Investment Company.
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UAE Proposes New Start Date for Dubai Expo 2020
The UAE government has proposed a new start date for Expo 2020 Dubai, the governing body of the world fair said.
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How to Donate to UAE Charities Helping Those Affected by COVID-19
Everyone can play their part to address the health, economic and financial consequences of the corona virus outbreak.
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ADNOC Continues to Drive Sustainable Economic Value and Growth for the UAE
ADNOC is positioned to drive value for the UAE and will continue to invest responsibly to deliver on its 2030 smart growth strategy.
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UAE Pledges ‘Support and Solidarity’ With US to Fight Corona Outbreak
The UAE has pledged its continued support and solidarity to the US as both work to stop the coronavirus spreading further.
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World's First Artificial Intelligence University Receives Accreditation
The world's first dedicated artificial intelligence university has received licencing and accreditation from the UAE academic authority.
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Abu Dhabi has set a regional first for the environment
The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi has announced an ambitious plan to phase out non-reusable plastics, the first initiative of its kind in the country.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
LIVE Webinar: Keeping Your Business Afloat and Compliant
April 9, 2020  11:00 am - 12:00 pm (UAE Time) 
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Strictly “Social Distancing” Social - Virtual Happier Hour
April 9, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (UAE Time) 
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FEATURES
Immigration News Updates by Fragomen
Governments in many jurisdictions in the Middle East have taken immigration–related measures to contain Covid-19. Read here the summary of the the latest travel and immigration updates as compiled by Fragomen.
US Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
US Embassy: We encourage all American citizens in the UAE to enroll in STEP to ensure you receive the latest information from the Embassy. Please visit http://Step.State.Gov 
#LIVEWELL With EDITION
#LIVEWELL is the ongoing pursuit of engaging & exciting experiences aimed at driving a collective sense of betterment. During these unprecedented times of self-isolation, the EDITION continues to bring positive experiences to our beloved community. Find out more here.
 

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Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) 2020
April 20 - 22, 2020
Hannover, Germany
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