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ABCK-AmCham Kuwait’s Chairman, Pete Swift was invited to 'The Guest Show' to talk about his journey as a soldier and a civilian, about the history and scope of AmCham Kuwait, and the way forward as the world tries to leave the pandemic behind. Click to watch

Newest Chairman's Club Members

Kuwait Resources House: ABCK-AmCham Kuwait would like to welcome Kuwait Resources House into its Chairman's Club circle. KRH - Kuwait Resource House is a fully integrated logistics services company providing turnkey human resource solutions and life support services, through which we serve a wide spectrum of industries in both the public and private sectors, such as Defense, O&G, Civil Construction, Engineering, Healthcare, IT & Telecom. Today KRH is a globally built company with a business support network spread across Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Industry: Fully integrated logistics services, Defense, O&G, Civil Construction, Engineering, Healthcare, IT & Telecom. Learn more...

Since 1948, Shell has had a close business relationship with Kuwait that has developed into an enhanced partnership over the years, with cooperation initiatives locally and internationally across the whole oil and gas value chain.

Working with our partners at Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries, Shell has been a reliable partner in technology transfer and capacity building by delivering a wide range of technical expertise and knowledge to help Kuwait make the most of its oil and gas resources. From those early days, Shell’s business with Kuwait developed to include exploration, oil trading, lubricants, technical services, and chemicals sales.

Industry: Oil & Gas, Energy Learn more...

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Regional AmCham MENA Conference

March 14th - 15th - The Regional Council of American Chambers of Commerce in the Middle East and North Africa's two-day conference, titled "Building for the Future: Realizing Economic Transformation Beyond COVID-19", began on Monday, March 15, 2022, in Amman.

The conference, held at the St. Regis Amman by the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan, aimed to focus on the partnership between the business communities in the Middle East, Africa, the Arab Gulf states, and the United States in order to accelerate economic recovery and support economic reforms toward inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Read more

Kuwait/US Economic Forum

March 15 - "The U.S Chamber's U.S.-Kuwait Business Council, in partnership with the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA), hosted Part II of the U.S.-Kuwait Economic Forum earlier this month. This followed the first forum held on January 19. During this forum, the U.S. and Kuwait governments provided a readout from the fifth U.S.-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue that took place in late January and several companies spoke about business opportunities across the economy in Kuwait.

Pete Swift, Chairman of AmCham Kuwait, and Karthik Ramanathan, SVP of the Global Clients Division at State Street, which is Co-Chair of the U.S.-Kuwait Business Council, emphasized the importance of the longstanding bilateral relationship with the U.S. business community. Then Reem AlShaya, Director of the Legal Affairs Department at KDIPA, and Jim Holtsnider, Chargé D'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, shared readouts from the Dialogue, including from the subgroup meetings focused on Trade and Investment, Health, and Energy and Climate. They highlighted areas for continued and increased cooperation that were discussed, including intellectual property, defense, cybersecurity, infrastructure, renewable energy, and technology, among others. Both countries reaffirmed their commitment to advancing our mutual interests in order to improve economic collaboration and create more opportunities for the private sector.

The focus turned to sector-specific discussions on defense and sustainability. In a fireside chat moderated by Retired US Army General John Nicholson, Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin Middle East, Brigadier General Darrin Slaten shared his perspective on the U.S.-Kuwait strategic defense partnership. Sandra Helayel, Director of Government Engagement in the Gulf and Levant for GE, then spoke on the future of sustainability in Kuwait and the global push towards decarbonization." -Steve Lutes, Vice Presient - Middle East Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

March 16 - ABCK-AmCham Kuwait hosted a Webinar on Regional Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Updates. The event was organized by ABCK-AmCham Kuwait, and U.S. Intellectual Property Attaché Middle East and North Africa- Peter C. Mehravari; in collaboration with AmCham Dubai, AmCham Abu Dhabi, AmCham Qatar, AmCham Bahrain, AmCham Oman, and AmCham Saudi Arabia. 

The event was a success as it provided participants with informative updates about patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and counterfeits. The event also provided GCC AmChams with a chance to connect and discuss IP Protection and Enforcement updates within every country. Both members and non-members received information on how to protect their intellectual property and get acquainted with local IP regulations.

Mehravari concluded his talk by providing suggestions regarding intellectual property and offered his assistance to U.S. businesses that are planning to expand to Kuwait and the GCC region. The session closed with a Q&A from the audience.

March 21- The recently founded American International University hosted world-renowned artist- Kate Daudy. Daudy, a London-based artist recognized for her work exploring and re-evaluating the human experience in the context of the natural world, held an exclusive exhibition on the AIU campus. Along with Daudy’s special guest, Nobel Prize-winning physicist, and artist, Kostya Novoselov, Daudy presented, ‘At the Violet Hour’. The special VIP reception included private viewings of ‘All You Had to Do Was Ask’, ‘The Evolution Project’, and ‘Anything Can Happen’. Read more

March 23 - The ABCK-AmCham Kuwait's Women in Business Focus Group Members held a discussion with the American International School's students. AIS students asked questions to the panelists regarding the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals as well as questions in relation to their outlook on the current work environment for women around the world, as they tackled issues in relation to gender equity and equality. Read more...

ABCK-AmCham Kuwait in Partnership with the Lebanese Business Council Kuwait hosts a Networking Dinner at the 300F Smokehouse

March 24 - We would like to thank everyone who attended and we would also like to thank our raffle gift sponsors: The Sultan Center, The Millennium Hotel & Convention Center Kuwait, and United Beverage Co.

We hope that you had a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing you during our next event! Read more...

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS Catalyzing Growth, Innovation, and Equality

March 29 - Citibank Kuwait in Partnership with Kuwait Banking Association, the Women Mentor Forum and the American Business Council-AmCham Kuwait, invited women from different sectors in Kuwait to attend an event on Women Entrepreneurs in celebration of International Women’s Day

March 30 - ABCK - AmCham Kuwait hosted its 1st-ever Women in Business Diwaniya, sponsored and hosted by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa and in partnership with the U.S. Embassy Kuwait

Participants discussed the different resources available within the group and how these resources can be utilized to advance women’s economic growth in the country.

This initiative will continue to address women in Kuwait and their specific needs, spread awareness, design events for capacity building and network so that mutual success can be fostered.

We would like to thank our guests of honor for attending: Cultural Counselor of the U.S. Embassy - Ms. Christy Watkins, Deputy Head of Mission of the British Embassy - Ms. Sunny Ahmed, and Women’s Rights Advocate - Eng. Sara Akbar. Read more...

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The Invictus Games Foundation Welcomes Boeing as Official Partner

March 29, 2022 – The Invictus Games Foundation is pleased to welcome Boeing [NYSE: B.A.] as Official Partner in a multi-year agreement supporting international wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans. Boeing is also announced as Premier Partner to the upcoming Invictus Games The Hague 2020, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, and to the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023. Read more...


The Invictus Games Foundation Welcomes Boeing as Official Partner

March 29, 2022 – The Invictus Games Foundation is pleased to welcome Boeing [NYSE: B.A.] as Official Partner in a multi-year agreement supporting international wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans. Boeing is also announced as Premier Partner to the upcoming Invictus Games The Hague 2020, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, and to the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023. Read more...


Cisco Reveals New Cloud Software, Hardware and Operating Model to Accelerate Enterprises’ Hybrid Cloud Adoption

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced new innovations to help customers accelerate and simplify their hybrid cloud journeys.

As application growth continues to drive more interactions between people and things, businesses are striving for simplicity and flexibility to manage application diversity. Modern applications have become more dynamic requiring infrastructure to be more adaptable. 




Please find attached the latest report under the Citi GPS: Global Perspectives & Solutions banner. Click to read document.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for rapid change in the art market. With galleries forced to close their doors, international art fairs postponed, and major auctions delayed, the art world quickly needed to adapt. In our 2020 Citi GPS report The Global Art Market and COVID-19, we highlighted how the industry was adept in shifting to the digital world, with leading auction houses conducting virtual auctions, and art fairs going online and creating new kinds of experiences for attendees. Read more...

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Dalal Al Mulla Legal Group announces their partnership with the Turkish Law Firm

Dalal Al Mulla Legal Group has signed a corporation agreement with Turkish Lawfirm to provide clients with all legal assistance and real-estate services needed in Turkey. Read more...

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Best Al-Yousifi Electronics ranked No. 1 best electronics showroom in the country

Surace Hero, the only customer satisfaction index in the Arab world that is fully based on customer rating, has announced the best service provider according to the Customer Satisfaction Index for 2021, through which Best Al-Yousifi Electronics Company ranked number one as the best electronics showrooms in countries. Read more...


EY and Microsoft announce collaboration to help businesses use technology to tackle complex legal and compliance challenges

EY and Microsoft today announced a new initiative to help businesses around the world use technology to tackle a range of increasingly complex challenges faced by legal and compliance teams.

By combining EY leading technology and intelligence with Microsoft Cloud technologies, the organizations will help businesses’ legal and compliance teams... Read more...


KFF, EQUATE launch awareness campaign

KUWAIT: Kuwait Fire Force (KFF) and EQUATE Petrochemical Company yesterday launched an awareness campaign (Safe Home) in the Avenues Mall and will continue until 23, March. Colonel Mohammad Ibrahim, the Force Public Relations director, said that the campaign highlights safety measures in homes and private housing, and focuses on electricity, child tampering, and safety in elevators, swimming pools, and private kitchens, in conjunction with the upcoming month of Ramadan.. Read more...


Ransomware Protection, everywher you need it

Fortinet has the broadest set of solutions throughout the Cyber Kill Chain

With today's diverse work operations, organizations are more exposed to cyberattacks like ransomware than ever. Read more...


GAC Norway awarded Eco-Lighthouse certification

GAC Norway is off to a flying start on the GAC Group’s Roadmap to Sustainability by being awarded Eco-Lighthouse Certification as part of its continued efforts to align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The coveted certificate is the Norwegian equivalent to EMAS and ISO 14001 that covers a range of elements, such as workspaces and the company’s impact on the environment. Read more...

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Step ahead for retirees insurance

KUWAIT CITY, April 4: The Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) recently met with representatives of the Health Ministry, during which it agreed to award a tender for providing health insurance to retired citizens (Afiya) to Gulf Insurance Group, which submitted the lowest bid — KD354.56 million; and conformed to the conditions and technical specifications, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed the contract term is two years and it will be signed in the coming days. Read more...

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Honeywell Recognized as Business Intelligence Solution Provider of the Year in 2022 Data Breakthrough Awards

ATLANTA, March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (Nasdaq: HON) today announced that it has been named the "Business Intelligence Solution Provider of the Year" by the Data Breakthrough Awards, an independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and solutions in the global data technology market. Honeywell was recognized for its Honeywell Forge Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solution, which is enabling organizations across the globe to digitally transform their operations. Read more...


L3HARRIS participates in U.S. NAVCENT-LED International Maritime Excercise

L3Harris Technologies participated in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)-led International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 2022. IMX 2022, an 18-day biennial naval training event led by the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, was combined this year with exercise Cutlass Express (CE), which is held annually by the U.S. Read more...

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Learn & Evolve LLC.participates in AmCham KSA's 1st Annual Mentorship Program 

Dr. Arezou Harraf, Vice-Chair of ABCK-AmCham Kuwait and Founder of Learn & Evolve participated in AmCham KSA's 1st Annual Mentorship Program. Learn & Evolve focuses on improving productivity, and performance outcomes in people and within organizations through their solutions based on an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates data analysis, technology, and psychological science. Read more...

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Closing the cybersecurity skills gap – Microsoft expands efforts to 23 countries

Cybersecurity continues to be a significant threat for governments, businesses and individuals around the world. From supply chain disruptions to ransomware attacks, cybercriminals have become increasingly sophisticated and the threat landscape more diverse. These cybersecurity challenges are compounded by a workforce shortage; there simply aren’t enough people with the cybersecurity skills needed to fill open jobs. Read more...

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Zain collaborates with Cisco to accelerate 5G monetization

KUWAIT: Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, selected Cisco to deploy Standalone 5G, delivering high value for B2B services. The announcement was made during Zain’s participation at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. The agreement was attended by Zain Kuwait CEO Eaman Al-Roudhan, Zain Kuwait Chief Enterprise Business Officer Hamad Al-Marzouq, Zain Group CTO Nawaf Al-Gharabally, Cisco Vice President, Customer Experience, EMEAR Adele Trombetta, Cisco Vice President, Service Provider, Customer Experience, EMEAR Mario Sebastian Miguel, as well as Cisco SP Managing Director, MEA Region Mohammad Tantawi. Read more...

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Article 18 amended for SMEs

KUWAIT CITY, March 28: The Minister of Social Affairs and Community Development and Minister of State for Housing Affairs Mubarak Zaid Al-Aro has issued a ministerial decision allowing the renewal of investment contracts for projects supported by the National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises inside co-operative societies, reports Al-Rai daily. Read more...

‘Ramadan tents’ not allowed; Eye on ‘Iftar’ banquets

KUWAIT CITY, March 28: The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs will monitor Iftar banquets in mosques during the holy month of Ramadan and it has laid down many regulations, the most important of which is prohibiting the setting up of Ramadan tents within the mosques’ premises and electricity should not be connected to such tents, reports Al-Rai daily. Read more...

KCCI raps govt measures on ‘60s’ expats visa issue –

HH Crown Prince adopts matter

KUWAIT CITY, March 26: Head of the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mohammad Al-Saqer stressed that the government measures taken regarding the “60-years” law for expatriates are uncivilized and may be unconstitutional, reports Al-Rai daily. He said, “His Highness the Crown Prince understands the matter and has adopted it. There are new procedures that are expected to be implemented in this regard.” Read more...

‘Only Kuwaitis in govt sector’

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has called on its affiliated government agencies to comply with CSC Resolution No. 11 of 2017 about Kuwaitization of jobs, stressing that no appointment of a non-Kuwaiti should be requested in compliance with the job percentage set by the Kuwaitization decision, reports Al-Qabas daily.  Read more...

‘Entry in Kuwait only for healthy expatriates’

KUWAIT CITY, March 23: MP Badr Al- Hamidi has submitted a proposal to amend the Foreigners Residency Law, which was referred to the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee on Monday, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Al-Hamidi took this step about a year after he proposed cancellation of the residency permits of expatriates with chronic mental or neurological diseases, which usually take several years to be treated. This proposal is still in the hands of the concerned parliamentary committees. Read more...

Amir at KNPC completed project ceremony

KUWAIT CITY, March 22: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah hailed on Tuesday the completion of state refiner, Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s (KNPC) multibillion dollar clean fuels project, saying it was “wealth” bestowed upon the Kuwaiti people. “I congratulate the Kuwaiti people on the completion of this project,” His Highness the Amir said on the sidelines of a KNPC ceremony to inaugurate the now fully operational facility, where he was joined by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, in addition to Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz Al-Saud. Read more...

US, Kuwait celebrate 60 years of friendship

KUWAIT: American Chargé D’ Affaires James Holtsnider attended a mural unveiling ceremony held in partnership with the LOYAC Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA) and the National Council for Culture, Letters, and Arts (NCCAL) at the Museum of Modern Art on Thursday. The embassy-commissioned mural, titled “America & Kuwait: 60 Years of Friendship”, celebrates six decades of US – Kuwait diplomatic ties. Read more...

Health Minister encourages full return to schools in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Minister of Health Dr Khaled Al-Saeed encouraged the full return of students to schools, pointing out that this will be done in cooperation with the ministry of education. The coronavirus pandemic did not end yet, but it is declining, the minister said yesterday, stressing that the decision for students’ full return to schools was in hands of the ministry of education. Coronavirus cases have continued steep decline in Kuwait over the last two weeks. Read more...

Kuwait City the Next favourable Location for Data Center Development with Industrial Parks. Over $280 Million to be Invested in Core & Shell Development - Arizton

Chicago, March 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to the latest research report by Arizton, Kuwait data  center  market  witnessed addition of over 25 thousand square feet in the white floor area in 2021, with construction of new data center facilities.

Kuwait City is the strategic location chosen to develop data center  facilities in Kuwait. Kuwait City is the leading data center market in the Kuwait with 4 unique third-party data center facilities accounting for over 80% of the existing power capacity. Most data center operators such as  Ooredo  and  Zajil  Telecom operate their data center facilities in Kuwait City. Read more...

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Kuwait main donor for building ‘Desert Storm’ memorial

WASHINGTON: Kuwait’s Ambassador to the US Sheikh Salem Al-Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah announced Saturday that Kuwait will be the lead financial donor for the construction of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial in the heart of the US capital. “As we commemorate the 31st anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait, we are here today to celebrate the launch of the long-awaited and very special project for all of us, the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial,” Sheikh Salem said at the launch of the project. Read more...

Kuwait, GCC and U.S conduct military drills in Colorado

The military exercises (Eagle Resolve 2022) concluded at (Fort Carson) base in the US state of Colorado, under the guidance of Kuwait Army, and with participation of GCC States, USA and friendly countries. In a statement, Kuwait Defense Ministry said yesterday, that the two-week exercise aimed to enhance regional defense cooperation between the GCC countries and other friendly countries. Read more...

Army leaders discuss network resiliency - the foundation of the network of 2030

WASHINGTON D.C. (March 28, 2022) – During several panels at last week’s Satellite 2022 industry symposium in Washington D.C., Army network modernization leaders laid out their priorities for current tactical network modernization and the future network of 2030. Network resiliency remained a common thread between them. Read more...


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