COVID-19 UPDATE : Event postponed

It is with regret that the Arab British Chamber of Commerce must inform you that our 2nd Arab British Economic Summit & Expodue to be held on 1st July 2020 has been postponed. As soon as it is possible we will be communicating a new date.

This decision has been taken in view of the exceptional circumstances of the Coronavirus pandemic and in line with UK Government advice. Our priority is always to ensure that colleagues, staff and friends remain safe but especially so during this most challenging period in human history.

Our planning for the Summit was well advanced and we are determined to hold the event as soon as normal trading conditions are back.

ABES 2019

ABES2019 attracted hundreds of senior Arab and British business executives, diplomats, government officials and investors. Our international delegates joined together to pursue their common interest in building stronger economic and commercial relations between the UK and the Arab World. ABES2020 will build on the success of its predecessor and seek to further strengthen the historic Arab-British partnership.

Simon Penney

HM Trade Commissioner for the Middle East

” Events like the Arab British Economic Summit are very important to the UK.” 


In 2020 the Summit will once again be held at the QEII Centre, Westminster, London, and will highlight the great potential for closer UK-Arab collaboration.




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The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce is the only business support organisation in the UK whose remit covers the rich diversity of the Arab region that stretches from North Africa through the Maghreb and Eastern Mediterranean to the Gulf.

As such the ABCC is uniquely placed to assist in the promotion of bilateral trade and investment between Britain and the Arab countries. To achieve this end, we work closely with government ministries, official trade and investment bodies, the Arab diplomatic missions in London, the League of Arab States and the extensive national and international network of the Arab and British Chambers of Commerce. The Chamber’s distinguishing motto: ‘Friendship through Trade’ reflects the core aims of our organisation and its mission.

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Expire on 29th February 2020