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Founded in 1932, the company’s rich heritage and distribution services are synonymous with market leadership, determinedly built through a lifetime of trust and success with numerous affiliations and international commercial brands.Since the brand’s promising arrival to Kuwait, Cadillac has unceasingly pushed the boundaries of design and engineering in the nation, earning much deserved recognition and status due to the groundbreaking cooperation it had with Yusuf A. Alghanim & Sons Automotive, Cadillac’s exclusive distributor in Kuwait.

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Since its foundation in 1967, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) has progressed to be one of the leading Kuwaiti banks providing a wide range of financial and banking services and products across all its markets in Kuwait, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

ABK’s long-term regional aspirations have also led to strategic alliances with world-class financial partners. For example, its highly successful and popular co-branding with Emirates Airline on ABK credit cards has given cardholders the opportunity to earn and redeem Skywards Miles for Emirates flights, by simply using their cards.

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DAR ALMIZAN LEGAL CONSULTANTS (DMLC) is one of Kuwait’s prominent law firms. DMLC has been established since 1999 by Mr. Mohammed Al Khalidi, a Kuwaiti attorney specifically renown in the administrative, constitutional and criminal law in Kuwait. DMLC is a one stop shop for all legal inquiries in the State of Kuwait for both companies and individuals. With a staff of over 65 members varying between Kuwaiti attorneys, legal consultants, public relation officers covering all official bodies in Kuwait, administrative staff and other supporting members, DMLC is a law firm that is positioned to assist clients from all perspectives.

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Tax Seminar with Ernst & Young
On Wednesday, February 12, The American Business Council-AmCham Kuwait, in collaboration with Ernst & Young, held a seminar on the topic of The Tax Landscape in Kuwait/GCC and It’s Impact on Businesses.

A special thank you to our event sponsor, Ernst & Young, and to our speakers, Mr. Alok Chugh, and Mr. Nabeel Alexander. ⁣⁣

New Kuwait 2035 Vision: Shaping the Future of Business in Kuwait

The American Business Council-AmCham Kuwait held an event on the topic of 'New Kuwait 2035 Vision: Shaping the Future of Business in Kuwait' with Dr. Khaled A. Mahdi, The Secretary-General of The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development.⁣
Thank you to everyone that attended, and a special thank you to our event sponsors Cadillac Alghanim, and Al Tamimi & Co.

Worker's Safety and Digitalization
Workshop with Honeywell Kuwait

Honeywell and The American Business Council- AmCham Kuwait held a workshop on 'Worker's Dafety: Digitalization and Trends' on February 19, 2020.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce publishes
International IP Index 2020

On February 5, the Global Innovation Policy Center released the 2020 U.S. Chamber International IP Index, “Art of the Possible.” The Index illustrates the value of a robust IP framework in 53 economies around the world, including Kuwait.

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U.S. Chamber Hosts Kuwait Ministry of Health
On January 28, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's U.S.-Kuwait Business Council hosted Dr. Abdullah Albadr, Assistant Undersecretary for the Kuwait Ministry of Health, for a roundtable meeting with U.S. health sector companies during Arab Health in Dubai. 

ABCK signs a partnership agreement (MoU) with The Business Year
The Business Year has signed a partnership agreement (MoU) with the American Business Council- AmCham Kuwait (ABCK). ⁣
The MoU signing ceremony took place at ABCK’s offices in which Frank Belonus, Chairman of ABCK, and Kristel Molema, Country Manager of the Business Year signed the agreement. ⁣
With the signing of this memorandum, The Business Year will highlight more American companies in its upcoming Kuwait 2020 publication. Likewise, ABCK will be working closely with The Business Year to support their business initiatives and future events.⁣

AmCham Kuwait joins the AmCham MENA Regional Council as a Member
The AmCham MENA Regional Council is proud to announce the joining of The American Business Council of Kuwait-AmCham Kuwait as its new member organization. This affiliation marks an important stride for this regional network, adding over 600 new members to the Council Membership, now nearly over 5000 members representing different sectors around the region.

AmCham Kuwait was a founding member of the Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce (MECACC). Since its establishment in 1985, it has been successfully promoting and developing American business interests in the State of Kuwait. AmCham Kuwait's membership, of over 600 corporate and individual members, comprises of American corporations, small and medium sized companies, and prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs, both American and Kuwaiti. Over the last year, AmCham Kuwait has been involved in more than 40 events, summits and conferences.

In welcoming AmCham Kuwait to the AmCham MENA Council, AmCham MENA Council Chairman, Mohamed Bataineh said, "We are honored to welcome AmCham Kuwait as a member in our Council. As the Council has expanded to reach 11 member countries, it will continue working on advancing collaboration amongst the members, addressing regional challenges, and fostering greater business opportunities between the United States and the Middle East and North Africa on a regional level”. 

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AIC President meets with the American Business Council Kuwait

Dr. Mousa Mohsen, the president of AIC met with the American Business Council (ABCK) team. The discussion covered several common topics for future collaboration and plans. 

Zain Kuwait signs MoU with Tamdeen Real Estate Company

Zain announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tamdeen Real Estate Company, to offer the latest and most advanced 5G-connected solutions to power the three residential towers of the Tamdeen Square real estate project in Sabah Al-Salem.

Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall Nominated for Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2020

Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall has been Nominated as the Best Business Hotel in Kuwait for the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2020. The award recognizesestablishments for world-class service excellence and winners are selected by public vote online, providing true recognition that reflects the hard work and dedication exhibited by staff
Kuwait Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

The UAH Project is a US$1.6 billion project that consists of the construction, operation, maintenance and management of a new wastewater treatment plant within the parameters of the existing Um Al-Hayman plant in southern Kuwait, which will initially treat an estimated 500,000 cubic metres of average daily flow.
What does Honeywell do?
Honeywell is a multinational conglomerate, we’re a fortune 100 company with over 110,000 employees worldwide and existing in over over 906 sites globally. Honeywell works across industries, we provide industry specific solutions in aerospace products and services, for example aviation systems, auxiliary power units, and in building technologies, we provide safety and security solutions, in performance and material technologies, we provide control systems for refineries and plants, and high quality performance materials and chemicals. In safety and productivity solutions, we provide mobility solutions for employees safety solutions as well for employees and products. But if you look at from a bird’s eye, what we are doing is actually leading through innovation in changing the way the world works and solving some of the toughest challenges that our customers are facing. To name a few: energy efficiency, productivity, and worker’s safety.

When did you establish yourselves in Kuwait?
We’ve been in Kuwait for over 50 years now, supporting key industries here in transforming over the past years, particularly the oil and gas and construction business like airports, health care, education, and the aviation industry. 

What makes Honeywell stand out from other companies within the same industry?
We’ve talked about our mission of changing the way the world works, we’re now taking charge as industries go through digitization and digital transformation. We’re providing services, software, and digital solutions that set the pace for the ever changing and fast changing world around us. I think that’s the critical aspect of what is really differentiating Honeywell at the current stage, this is our strategy moving forward and what we are set to do.

What is your company’s most recent accomplishment?
Our accomplishments are many globally and nationally. I want to focus a little bit more on what Honeywell has been doing in Kuwait here. Over the past two years we’ve been focusing on three main things, the first being driving digitalization with our customers and partners, and leveraging on iot and big data. Second is cyber security, in particular we want to make sure that the critical infrastructure in Kuwait is safe and secure. Third is growing local talent and knowledge through expertise exchange and training programs. If we’re talking about accomplishments in that regards, I am very proud that last year we’ve been selected as Energy Company Of The Year in Kuwait by Arabian Business. This is a result of the key strategic initiatives that we’ve executed; today I am talking to you from our Customer Experience Center. This is a platform where we collaborate and train and demonstrate to our customers leading technologies and how they can service and optimize their operations. We also have an Automation College that we established 2-3 years ago, and it provides training to our customers technicians and engineers. We’ve also established a partnership with KFAS Academy to provide virtual training courses in industrial automation space. Most importantly however, last year we inaugurated a Customer Solutions Center which provides made-in-Kuwait solutions to power the Oil and Gas industry’s digital transformation.
What are the biggest challenges you face in your industry?
The industry is facing 2 main challenges as they go through the digital transformation. First of all is security, particularly cyber security. As you start utilizing data more and more, as things become more connected, the risk of cyber attacks increase; this is a trend we’ve been seeing over the past few years. Honeywell, with its expertise in automation and control is well-positioned to tackle these challenges and we’ve been working extensively with our partners and our customers in addressing these risk aspects through our latest solutions. The second main challenge in the industry is how you can utilize digitalization to improve your business performance as a whole. This requires a holistic approach that looks at your people, your assets, and your processes, and extract the maximum value out of these with the greatest impact on your performance as an entity or organization. Over the past year, Honeywell has been taking charge in that with our Honeywell Forge Solution, an enterprise performance management solution that’s holistic in its approach and software and hardware agnostic. We’re very proud of what we’ve been doing in that regard and we’ve seen a great impact on our customers performance. 

Why should our members utilize your services and do business with you?
I think the fact that in Kuwait in particular we’ve been here for over 50 years, we’re present directly and have a capable workforce, engineers and technicians on the ground ready to support our customers pre-sales and post-sales. Our greatest asset however is our people, we are future shapers, we believe the future is what you make it. People are our ultimate differentiator, we take great pride in what they do, they are dreamers, they are actually what makes the difference, and they are able to execute and deliver on strategic objectives. Another important factor I think as we all operate in Kuwait is the Kuwait 2035 vision which was initiated a couple years ago. Part of it is growing the knowledge economy and improving cooperation among businesses within Kuwait wether SMEs or international businesses, and that’s why we are also part of ABCK’s Board of Directors, where we try to drive these initiatives forward.  

What does Mitaş Energy do and what services/products do you offer? 

We offer EPC services to deliver power transmission and distribution projects at turnkey basis. Mitaş also has large factories to manufacture steel towers for the power transmission and distribution as well as the telecom & lighting sectors.

When did you establish yourselves in Kuwait?

We have been working for decades in the region. In addition for the last 10 years, we have been active in Kuwait market as a manufacturer and EPC contractor .

What makes Mitaş stand out from other companies within the same industry?

Mitaş was established back in 1955 and has exported its products and services to more than 135 countries since then. Therefore, it has working experience in multi-national, multi-cultural working environments which has supported by strong culture of Corporate Compliance, HSE and Quality.

What is your company’s most recent accomplishment?

Mitaş completed the High Voltage Power Transmission system of the Zubair Oilfield in Iraq at EPC basis as the main electrical contractor in 2019. The 165-million USD project included the engineering design of the complete system, construction of (5) substations and 100 km of HV transmission lines and commissioning of the complete system. In 2019, Mitaş was awarded with an additional contract of integrating this HV Power Transmission system to the Iraqi National Grid. Mitaş will complete the additional scope in 2020 which will enable the despatch of 600 MW power to Basra City.
What are the biggest challenges you face in your industry?

The construction of overhead power transmission lines is considered one of the most dangerous works in the world. Being aware of this fact, Mitaş continuously invests in its workplaces and relevant systems in order to provide safe and sustainable work environment for all stakeholders. We are aware that there are other contractors in the sector not paying same level of attention or investing on this sensitive matter. Unfortunately, there are cases where the end clients do not differentiate and appreciate our distinguished approach for the safety. In addition, steel production quality shall be highly evaluated by the end users/clients to secure the product’s lifetime.

What is Mitaş Energy's vision and mission?
Vision: Our vision is to be the leader in the industries we operate. Dedicated to our company motto MPowering the World, it is our mission to develop and build the reliable and efficient power transmission systems transmitting the sustainable and clean energy to the communities in need all over the globe thus make a valuable contribution to the improvement of communities and environment.

Why should our members utilize your services and do business with you?
Mitaş is a prequalified High Voltage Power Transmission Line Contractor for MEW and KOC. Mitas presents In House Engineering and strong manufacturing capability which has significant global references along with highly experienced human resources that can be utilized any continent

Millennium Hotel and Convention Centre Kuwait
Millennium Hotel and Convention Centre Kuwait is pleased to offer ABCK Members:

25% discount at
  • Lamar International Restaurant for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner including Theme Nights
  • Library Cafe
  • Swimming Pool Access
  • Pool Bar
  • El Publico Restaurant (Maximum 15 Pax per time)
15% discount on rooms . Terms and conditions apply. Offer valid from September, 25 2019 – September, 25 2020

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