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American Business Council FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cara Nazari Company Name: American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates Tel: 04.379.1414 Email: director@abcdubai.com Website: www.abcdubai.com

American Business Council Hosts Annual Arab Health Breakfast DUBAI – JANUARY 29, 2013 The American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates (ABC) hosted industry leaders from healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, Arab Health exhibitors, local representatives and government officials at its annual Arab Health Breakfast on Tuesday January 29, 2013 at the Ritz Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre. The event welcomed a large crowd of ABC members and guests including U.S. Ambassador Michael Corbin, Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Brubaker, U.S. Consul General Robert Waller, Director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development Franz Kolb, General Manager of Pfizer and Co-Chairman of the ABC Health Sector Task Force, Dr. Zeydan Abuissa, and host of the U.S. International Pavilion at Arab Health 2013, Tom Kallman, CEO of Kallman Worldwide Inc. The breakfast highlighted Arab Health 2013 and the work of the ABC Health Sector Task Force, which was charged with reviewing U.S. business engagement in the United Arab Emirates. American Business Council President Ramsey Jurdi provided welcome remarks and addressed the group of senior government officials and executives by saying "one of the ABC's objectives is to be the voice of American business in Dubai and bring added value to our members by acting as an advocate for U.S. business interests in the U.A.E." After providing a brief overview, Ramsey Jurdi introduced Dr. Zeydan Abuissa. During his keynote address, Dr. Abuissa highlighted the current issues facing the health sector and the Task Force's recommendations for helping U.S. business thrive in the U.A.E . In his comments, Dr. Abuissa noted that addressing such issues as the optimization of the distributor network, accessing direct


to pharmacy delivery, developing new anti-counterfeiting strategies and integrating insurance regulations will become a cornerstone of the health sector task force focus for 2013. U.S. Consul General in Dubai, Robert Waller provided closing comments on the local business environment and the surge in bilateral trade between the United States and the UAE over the past two years. He noted that the American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates and AmCham Abu Dhabi are valuable resources for U.S. companies doing business in this region.

(Pictured from left to right: Dr. Zeydan Abuissa, General Manager of Pfizer, Co-Chairman of the ABC Health Sector Task Force; the Honorable Robert Waller, U.S. Consul General in Dubai; Tom Kallman, CEO of Kallman Worldwide Inc.; Franz Kolb, Director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development; Ramsey Jurdi, President of the American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates; Mike Brubaker, State Senator of Pennsylvania; the Honorable Michael Corbin, U.S. Ambassador to the U.A.E.; and Sammy Bousaba, Vice President of Programs of the American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates.) 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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American Business Council Hosts Annual Arab Health Breakfast  

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