You are invited to attend an in-person reception with BCC AD Members and a delegation of senior UK Parliament representatives, the UAE-Israel Business Council, British Embassy Israel, and BBG Dubai & Northern Emirates. The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox will address attendees about the importance of the historic Abraham Accords, and the UK's role in supporting the treaty, fostering trade, government and cultural cooperation amongst the signatory countries.
BCC AD Member Rate: AED 150
Guest Rate: AED 200
*Event price includes 2 house beverages & canapés
In accordance with current Abu Dhabi guidelines for attending events, all guests must show a Green Al Hosn app indicating a negative PCR test result obtained within 48 hours, and show double vaccination status. We appreciate your compliance and understanding as we do our best to bring you a safe networking environment at BCC AD events.
The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox
Member of Parliament for North Somerset
The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP has been a Conservative Member of Parliament for North Somerset since 1992. In John Major’s Government he served as a Minister at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and as Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of the Treasury). He had previously served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Howard, then Home Secretary.
Between 1997 and 2010, he held several roles on the Conservative Party Opposition Front Bench such as Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Shadow Health Secretary, Conservative Party Chairman, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Shadow Defence Secretary.
In May 2010, Prime Minister David Cameron appointed him Secretary of State for Defence. In 2013, he published ‘Rising Tides’ a book analysing crucial world issues with Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice, Malcolm Rifkind and Donald Rumsfeld.
Between July 2016 and July 2019, he served in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Government as Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade. As International Trade Secretary he was tasked with creating the UK’s first Independent Trade Policy for forty years post-Brexit. During his time in post he strongly argued for global trade liberalisation, championed free trade and supported a rules-based system with WTO reform.
He was the UK’s Nominee to be the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation in 2020, nominated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on behalf of the UK Government.
British Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi is an organisation focussed on promoting bilateral trade between the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. We have one objective – to enable better business outcomes for our member companies.
Formed from the British Business Group Abu Dhabi (registered in 1996), the British Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi (BCC AD) is a not-for-profit membership organisation for companies trading between the UAE and the UK. The Chamber is part of the Global Network of the British Chambers of Commerce providing connectivity to 76 accredited chambers around the world, and 53 UK-based chambers trading world-wide.
BCC AD provides its Members with a local network, activities and services that are designed to:
• Inform them of market conditions and trading opportunities, and prevailing policies and legislation • Connect them to potential funders, partners and customers – both in Abu Dhabi and UK • Support them in establishing, marketing and developing their business, and by asserting influence on their behalf to promote their interests