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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Goodnight Company Name: American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates Tel: 04.379.1414 Email: communications@abcdubai.com Website: www.abcdubai.com American Business Council Hosts Annual Arab Health Breakfast Dubai – January 28, 2014 The American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates (ABC) hosted industry leaders from all areas of the health sector, Arab Health exhibitors, local representatives, and government officials at its annual Arab Health Breakfast on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at The Oberoi in Dubai. Last year U.S. exhibitors at the Arab Health Expo posted more than $200 million dollars in sales and this year are on track to exceed this number. This strategic event is held each year on the sidelines of the Arab Health Expo and highlights the work of the ABC Health Sector Task Force. The breakfast welcomed U.S. Ambassador to the U.A.E., The Honorable Michael Corbin; U.S. Consul General in Dubai, The Honorable Robert Waller; Country Manager at Pfizer and Chairman of the ABC Health Sector Task Force, Zeydan Abuissa; and host of the U.S. International Pavilion at Arab Health 2014 and CEO of Kallman Worldwide Inc., Tom Kallman.

From left to right: Executive Director for the Center for Trade Development, Office of International Business Development at the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Peter O’Neill; Regional General Manager of the Middle East & Africa at Aetna International, Hisham Radwan; Deputy Secretary and COO at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Ryan Murray; Country Manager at Pfizer and Chairman of the ABC Health Sector Task Force, Zeydan Abuissa; U.S. Consul General in Dubai, The Honorable Robert Waller; U.S. Ambassador to the U.A.E., The Honorable Michael Corbin; Managing Director, Export Office at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Deanna Richeson; ABC President and Chadbourne & Parke International Partner, Ramsey Jurdi; host of the U.S. International Pavilion at Arab Health 2014 and CEO of Kallman Worldwide Inc., Tom Kallman; and President of the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council, Danny Sebright.


ABC President, Ramsey Jurdi opened the breakfast by saying "The U.A.E. has moved from a regional hub to an international hub and the U.A.E. health sector continues to offer significant business opportunities for American business, and the future is very optimistic. American contributions will ease the transition to the next level, and ABC's objective to be the voice of American business will bring added value to our members by acting as an advocate for U.S. business interests in the U.A.E." U.S. Consul General in Dubai, The Honorable Robert Waller also addressed the group by noting the local business environment and the surge in bilateral trade between the U.S. and the U.A.E. over the past several years has contributed to the success of many American businesses at home. Following Mr. Waller’s remarks Mr. Jurdi introduced Zeydan Abuissa. During his keynote address, Mr. Abuissa highlighted a few of the opportunities the ABC Health Sector Task Force was focusing on, and gave recommendations for further expanding U.S. healthcare-related business in the U.A.E. In his comments, Mr. Abuissa noted “The task force is charged with maximizing U.S. business engagement in the U.A.E., and we need to work towards fostering a more informed conversation about health, disease and treatments between patients and their healthcare practitioners. Seeing these challenges addressed will become a cornerstone of the health sector task force for 2014.” As a key supporter of the Arab Health Breakfast and long term partner of the ABC, Tom Kallman stated, “The U.S. pavilion in 2014 is the largest ever. Surely a clear indication that U.S. exporters are looking to the region for further growth.” Other key guests included Regional General Manager of the Middle East & Africa at Aetna International, Hisham Radwan; President of the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council, Danny Sebright; Executive Director for the Center for Trade Development, Office of International Business Development at the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Peter O’Neill; Managing Director, Export Office at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Deanna Richeson; and Deputy Secretary and COO at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Ryan Murray.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL The American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates operates under the auspices of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry and functions as a Chapter of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since its founding in 1985, the American Business Council has supported U.S. business interests in Dubai & the Northern Emirates and acts as a liaison between government and commercial enterprises. The American Business Council is a 500 plus member-driven organization. Fortune 500 companies and key business leaders are well represented among the members of the American Business Council. The American Business Council provides a forum for understanding and interaction between the local business community and members of the American Business Council. Members are supported through a robust calendar of informational programs, round-table discussions, and business networking opportunities. For more information about the American Business Council and to learn how members are engaged, visit us at www.abcdubai.com.

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Arab Health Breakfast 2014 Press Release  
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