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MEMBER NEWS
Welcome to new members!

The Board of Directors and Executive Team welcome new members of AmCham Abu Dhabi.

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UAE Armed Forces awards Dh4.97B worth of deals during Idex

The U.A.E. Armed Forces has awarded deals worth Dh4.97 billion on the first day of the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) and the Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX 2019) that kicked off in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

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Raytheon Emirates opens new Headquarters in Abu Dhabi

Raytheon Emirates, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company, today opened its headquarters in Al Maqam Tower at Abu Dhabi Global Market Square. The new facility will help Raytheon Emirates develop human capital, industrial partnerships and new technology in the United Arab Emirates in the areas of missile defense, cybersecurity, effectors, and other enabling technologies.

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Boeing Partners with Aerion to Accelerate Supersonic Travel

Boeing today announced a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nev.-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate technology development and aircraft design, and unlock supersonic air travel for new markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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ADNOC awards onshore concession to US energy firm Occidental Petroleum

State-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company awarded an onshore block to Occidental Petroleum for a participating fee of Dh893 million ($244m).

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Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange organizes two workshops on sustainability for listed companies

In line with its ongoing efforts to adopt and support sustainable practices across the Exchange, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), in collaboration with a global expert house, has organized two workshops on sustainability for its listed companies under the title “Accelerating Sustainability in Listed Companies.

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Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi celebrates transplant success

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers, has held a celebratory event for patients and senior community representatives, to mark the milestone of 35 transplant surgeries by the end of 2018 as part of celebrations for the UAE’s Year of Tolerance.

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US - UAE NEWS
AmCham Abu Dhabi hosts IDEX 2019 Kick-Off Breakfast

The highlight of the industry-focused event were compelling keynote addresses by The Honorable Steven C. Bondy, Charge d'Affaires, U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi, Badr Al Olama, Head of Aerospace and Defense, Mubadala Investment Company and Lt. General Charles Hooper, Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, U.S. Department of Defense.

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UAE and US to build major military hospital in Abu Dhabi

A major new military hospital in Abu Dhabi will be built by the U.A.E. and the U.S. to save the lives of ­Emirati and American troops, a senior U.S. ­officer said. Lt Gen Charles Hooper, the director of America’s Defence Security Co-operation ­Agency said the new facility would be based on the model of the ­famous Landstuhl military hospital in Germany, which was set up in the 1950s.

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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed meets US Central Command General

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces held talks with the Commander of US Central Command, General Joseph L. Votel.

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ESPN announces World Games 2019 coverage

In just under one month, ESPN’s global coverage of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi will begin with a live three-hour special capturing the inspiration, pageantry, performances and special guests of the Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony from Zayed Sports City Stadium on ESPNEWS at 11 a.m. ET.

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US 'citizen diplomats' to drive traffic to Dubai during Expo 2020

Global outreach by the organisers of the US pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai should result in a significant uptick in the number of Americans who travel to the UAE during the event, according to Greg Houston, the CEO of Pavilion USA 2020.

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Dubai Future Foundation's 'Country in Residence' to boost opportunities

The UAE on Monday launched a new platform to promote global collaborations through Area 2071's ecosytem. The programme 'Country in Residence' - the first of its kind in the world - will boost networking among the participating countries giving them access to opportunities in the UAE.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo applauded Pope Francis' visit to UAE

The United Sates Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed the United States' applause for the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, to the UAE, describing it as "historic moment for religious freedom".

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Annual Women in Business Event
March 5, 2019 The Abu Dhabi EDITION
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Door-Knock to Washington D.C.

April 1- 5, 2019 Washington D.C.
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SUPPORTED EVENTS:
World Ocean Summit
March 5 – 7, 2019
St. Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
War on Cancer Middle East 2019
March 12, 2019
Rixos Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Residence, The Walk – Dubai
2nd Annual MENA Public Sector Excellence 2019
March 18 – 20, 2019
Dubai
ISOA (International Stability Operations Association)
March 19 – 20, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre
Global Space Congress
March 19 – 21, 2019
St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
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