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About the Summit

The second Arab British Economic Summit, ABES2020, will take place on 1 July 2020 and follows on from the success of ABES2019.

ABES2020 will take the format of a major conference with an accompanying exhibition with high-level speakers and participants from the Arab and British public and private sectors.

The Summit will be the ABCC’s major event of the year and will be of interest to representatives of businesses from around the Arab World and across the UK who believe that by working together we can achieve greater prosperity and reach common goals more effectively. 

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.” 

ABES 2019 Keynote Speakers

Secretary General of the League of Arab States

Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf

Chairman of the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Minister of State for Trade Policy at the Department for International Trade
President of the Union of Arab Chambers

Lord Mayor of the City of London

THE VENUE

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.

ABES 2019 PArtners

ABES 2019 sponsors

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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