To make itself more effective the Business Council has organised itself into a series of working groups.
Focusing on the core area of business engagement between the UAE and the UK.
The Healthcare and Life Sciences Working Group seeks to seek to deal with the plethora of ties that exist between the UAE and the UK in these sectors.
Developing and promoting excellence in industry.
Looking to the future of technology across all sectors.
Preparing the education sector for the future.
Useful articles for those thinking of doing business in the UAE
The UAE has made huge progress diversifying its economy
The UK has the 5th largest national economy in the world
The UAE-UK Business Council has committed to help increase bilateral trade and investment to £25bn by 2020.
The cooperation agreements between the UAE and UK reflect the depth and strength of the bilateral relationship
Ensuring the implementation of the Business Council’s action plan
Working with others
Working hand in hand to deliver greater trade, investment and innovation.
The UAE UK Business Council (UUBC) is the premier business-led organization dedicated to facilitating greater trade and investment between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK). The UAE and the UK have a long-standing historical relationship. The cooperation agreements in place between our 2 countries reflects the depth and strength of these relationships. The UUBC uses the networks created by this long-standing relationship to provide its members with access to senior decision makers in business and government and aim to strengthen bilateral trade and investment.
We have 5 working groups that take forward the ideas and suggestions of the Business Council and provide a voice to companies, not on the Business Council.
Our Members include large corporate companies, SMEs, Government representatives, Institutions and Business Organisations.
We met for the first time in 2011 and have met twice a year ever since, alternating between the UAE and the UK, with the aim of increasing bilateral trade.
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Key advice for anyone trading in the UAE or UK
We aim to increase bilateral trade between the UAE & the UK
The UAE is the UK’s 18th largest trading partner
The UAE-UK Business Council will be hosting its 18th Plenary Meeting on 12 November which will be Co-Chaired by His Excellency Ahmed Al Sayegh, Minister of State to the UAE Cabinet and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Global Markets and Sir Edward Lister, Chief Strategic Adviser to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
2021 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Business Council’s founding, and, over the year ahead, it will focus on harnessing new partnerships in innovation, future tech and 4th industrial revolution applications, education, culture and skills, healthcare, energy and sustainable growth and industry and infrastructure. In addition the Business Council will run a series of campaigns on priority areas such as food security and space, where there is strong potential for closer engagement between UK and UAE businesses and innovators.
The Business Council will also be expanding its membership in order to include more SMEs and entrepreneurs.
More details and a full report of the Plenary will be published here next week
The 17th Plenary meeting of the UAE UK Business Council.
A Clean and Resilient Recovery: The Role of Energy and Infrastructure
Supporting UK Business in the UAE Energy Sector
GTR MENA 2020, 17-18 February 2020, Dubai
Middle East HSE and Sustainability Week, 8-10 December 2019
The 16th Plenary meeting of the UAE UK Business Council.
28 JUL, 2020
The UAE-UK Business Council held a Webinar with the UAE Ambassador to the UK, HE...
22 APR, 2020
31 MAR, 2020
The UAE-UK Business Council Co-Chairs sent an open letter to all Business Council...
24 APR, 2019
The UAE-UK Business Council held its fifteenth plenary meeting on 24th April 2019...
13 NOV, 2018
The UAE-UK Business Council held its fourteenth plenary meeting on Tuesday 13th...
9 OCT, 2018
The UAE UK Business Council hosted a conference focused on energy prosperity in the...