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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER   May 2020
MEMBER NEWS
A Message From the Executive Director of AmCham Abu Dhabi
AmCham Abu Dhabi Executive Director provides an important update on our organization’s response to COVID-19 challenges.
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Pfizer and Biontech Dose First U.S. Patients in COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
Pfizer and BioNTech announced that the first participants have been dosed in the U.S. in the Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the BNT162 vaccine program.
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Mubadala Healthcare and NYUAD join forces to 3D print medical supplies
Mubadala Healthcare has reached out to NYU Abu Dhabi to utilise its 3D printing and Core Technology Platform capabilities.
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Alef Education's Digital Learning Platforms Are Listed in UNESCO's Educational Resources
Alef Education's digital learning platforms are featured in UNESCO's list of educational resources and are accessible to anyone worldwide.
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Fragomen Launched Dedicated Microsite for Immigration Updates on Coronavirus 
Fragomen has created a microsite with the latest immigration restrictions and/or concessions imposed by more than 150 international jurisdictions.
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Abbott Launches COVID-19 Lab-Based Antibody Test
New test can help determine if someone was infected with the virus and if the person has developed antibodies.
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Business in the time of coronavirus – what can you do to survive this pandemic?
In a fast-changing environment that requires a relentless series of quick decisions, business owners are worried about what they should be doing.
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US - UAE NEWS
DCT Abu Dhabi Launches E-Learning Platform for Industry Partners
The 'Abu Dhabi Specialist Programme' will equip travel trade professionals with information to promote the UAE capital to consumers.
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Abu Dhabi Airports Deploys UAE Made Robotic Technology
The introduction of new state-of-the-art technology is the latest measure introduced by Abu Dhabi Airports to contain the spread of COVID-19.
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Dubai Expo Confirms New Dates: Oct 1, 2021 Until Mar 31, 2022
Bureau International des Expositions has approved the request of the UAE government and its Executive Committee to postpone Dubai Expo to next year.
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UAE’s Hope Probe Delivered to Japan Space Centre Ahead of Launch
UAE’s Hope probe arrived in Japan ahead of schedule to ensure a timely launch due to the ongoing travel restrictions amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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DoH Boosts the Role of Istijaba System for Emergencies and Crisis Management
DoH has added new features to its 'Istijaba' e-system database, which facilitates connectivity between the public and the private healthcare sectors.
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COVID-19 Days: Long-Stays Are the Only Hope Now for UAE Hotels
Hotels in the UAE will have to rely on bookings from UAE and Gulf residents to see them through summer if the COVID-19 spread settles before that.
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FTC Offers Advice on Use of Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms
Director of FTC’s Consumer Protection Bureau Andrew Smith gives guidance on consumer protection risks associated with ai and algorithms.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Webinar: Virtual Voter Registration Day
May 11, 2020  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (UAE Time) 
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Joint Webinar: Transforming Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) into a Digital Campus
May 12, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (UAE Time) 
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Joint Webinar - Together at Home: Staying connected while working from home hosted by Logitech
May 13, 2020 11:00 am-12:00 noon (UAE Time) 
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SAVE THE DATE: Virtual Meet the Candidates
May 26, 2020  TBC  
FEATURES
COVID-19 Business Continuity Survey
Our Task Force has recently issued a new survey, which we encourage you all to answer. The UAE wants to hear YOUR VOICE. Click here for the survey.
Ramadan Delivery and Takeaway Offers
Embrace the spirit of Ramadan at the comfort of your home with these exclusive, limited-time offers to AmCham Abu Dhabi Members.  
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Staying Connected While Social Distancing
While the situation is fluid, AmCham remains commited to serving our membership through providing more content through our Digital Platforms. This includes a wide range of webinars, a Women on Wednesday (WOW) social media campaign, and other online resources. Keep an eye out on our social media channels to stay updated!
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.
 

SUPPORTED EVENTS:
Global Aerospace Summit (GAS)
September 28-29, 2020
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Go Digital Oil & Gas Middle East
September 29-30, 2020
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Break The Ceiling Touch The Sky®
October 1, 2020
The Oberoi, Dubai
Women in Aviation 2020 General Assembly
October 28, 2020
TBA
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