The American Chamber of Commerce -AmCham Kuwait (American Business Council Kuwait) is deeply saddened to learn about the passing of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al -Sabah, the Father of Kuwait. On this sad occasion, our Council would like to express its deepest condolences to the people of Kuwait.

His Highness was a remarkable leader, who dedicated his life to the betterment of the State of Kuwait, to charity for humanity and peace for all mankind. His Highness' devotion to and love for his country and the mankind will be remembered by all, which was reflected by the United Nations, when he was handed the honor for his "Exemplary Humanitarian Leadership".

We would like to convey to the people of Kuwait our deepest sympathy during this sad time.

Board of Directors
ABCK- AmCham Kuwait



ببالغ الحزن وعظيم الأسى، ينعي المركز الأمريكي للتجارة فرع الكويت حضرة صاحب السمو أمير دولة الكويت الراحل ، الشيخ صباح الأحمد الجابر الصباح. نتقدم بأحر التعازي وأصدق المواساة إلى الشعب الكويتي بوفاة والدنا القائد سمو أمير البلاد الشيخ صباح الأحمد الجابر الصباح رحمه الله تعالي ، وأسكنه فسيح جناته.

و لا يسعنا إلا أن نتذكر ونستعرض انجازات سمو الأمير الراحل الذي كرس حياته لإحلال السلام والاستقرار في المنطقة. كان سموه قائدا بارزا وأميراً للإنسانية والأخلاق كرس حياته من أجل خير دولة الكويت ورفعه شعبه وأمته و العمل الخيري من أجل الإنسانية والسلام للبشرية جمعاء، وهو ما عكسه تكريم منظمة الأمم المتحدة بتسمية سموه "قائداً للعمل الإنساني".
ABCK – AmCham Kuwait congratulates His Highness Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to his ascension as the Amir of Kuwait. ABCK- AmCham Kuwait wishes to express its best wishes to H.H Sheikh Nawaf as he leads the State of Kuwait in this dawn of a new era.

H.H The Amir already has a strong legacy in Kuwait’s continued evolution and the businesses and the individuals that make up ABCK are honored to be part of his future vision for Kuwait.

Board of Directors
ABCK-AmCham Kuwait

‎المركز الامريكي للتجاره - فرع الكويت . يهنئ صاحب السمو امير البلاد المفدي الشيخ نواف الاحمد الجابر الصباح - حفظه الله ورعاه - علي توليه منصب امير دوله الكويت متمنين له ولدوله الكويت دوام التقدم والرقي .

‎يمتلك صاحب السمو من الخبره والحنكه والدبلوماسيه ما يؤهله لمواكبه التطور المستمر لدوله الكويت علي شتي الاصعده. ويشرفنا في المركز ان نكون جزءً من نظرته المستقبلية لدولة الكويت.
Newest Chairman's Club Members
We are excited to welcome our newest Chairman's Club Member, Theissen Training Systems. TTS is an alliance of companies with core competencies in targetry appliances for small sports air guns to tank and anti tank ammunitions, hit evaluation, electronic scoring, ballistic instrumentation and internal ballistics. Their companies include: Theissen Training Systems GmbH, Theissen Training Systems, Inc., Theissen Training Systems Int. NV, MS Instruments, Wiltshire Ballistic Services, and Intarso GmbH.

Since their incorporation in the State of Florida on 4 June 2001, TTS Inc. has provided targetry applications to federal agencies - US Army, USMC, US Navy, and US Air Force active and reserve components. They have the exclusive license to produce, sell and support all products of Theissen Training Systems GmbH and use their more than 80 years of live-fire training experience for the US market.

To learn more, please visit their website
We would like to welcome the Crowne Plaza Kuwait Al Thuraya City as one of our newest Chairman’s Club Members. The Crowne Plaza in Kuwait is a luxury hotel with multiple conference facilities and nine specialty restaurants located a few minutes from Kuwait International Airport (KWI). You will be able to visit the famous Grand Avenues mall through their free shuttle service.

The Crowne Plaza ® Al Thuraya City is a 5-star hotel with 207 opulent rooms and modern conferencing facilities including Kuwait’s largest Ballroom and state-of-the-art auditorium where you can host various types of meetings, conventions and social occasions.

To learn more, please visit their website
Newest Corporate Member
We would like to give a warm welcome to our new Corporate Member, Al Homaizi Food Industries. 

As a part of Al Homaizi Group, Al Homaizi Food Industries is a recognized leader in its industry across the Middle East. In 1996, Al Homaizi Food Industries acquired the Al Rifai Arabia franchise, and currently caters to the entire Middle East and North Africa through its growing retail network based in Kuwait. 

Al Homaizi Food Industries is the nerve center for Al Rifai Arabia’s management, manufacturing, training and development. Al Homaizi Food Industries' pre-packaged production plant (based in Kuwait), serves its own local customers. Its growing retail store network of more than 250 stores also serves customers throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
 

To learn more, please visit their Website
Newest Small Enterprise Member
We are excited to welcome our newest Small Enterprise (SE) Member, Venture Foods - Restaurants Management Co. Venture Foods, is a company established in 2012, specializing in foodstuff, hospitality, and restaurant management. Their vision is to invest in unique opportunities and convert them into highly profitable enterprises. Venture Foods is committed to providing all of their customers with wholesome products, great satisfaction, and memorable experiences.

⁣To learn more, please visit their LinkedIn Page
New Strategic Partnership
We are pleased to announce that the American Business Council-AmCham Kuwait (ABCKAmCham Kuwait) has signed a MoU with SEEDS Platform Co. , an innovative online networking community with a mission to drive sustainability. Sustainable Environmental and Energy Design Solutions (SEEDS), is a platform focused on integrating and embedding leading edge sustainability into current practice to provide appropriate dynamic solutions that inspire communities to coexist and grow with the environment. SEEDS is the first platform for sustainability education, knowledge and networking in the MENA region. Through various programs and unique events such as Bloom hour, SEEDS aspires to transform conventional built environments and constantly inspire positive environmental impact in the communities it serves.

Virtual Townhall

On Tuesday, September 22, the American Business Council- AmCham Kuwait (ABCK-AmCham Kuwait) held its signature Townhall. Over 60 people tuned into the virtual event, including guests from the ABCK-AmCham Kuwait community, U.S. Embassy, and non-members from across different industries in Kuwait.

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U.S. Virtual Trade Show

In collaboration with AmCham Bahrain and AmCham Jordan, The American Business Council-AmCham Kuwait (ABCK-AmCham Kuwait) hosted a virtual information session about one of the U.S.’ largest trade shows, now available for the first time for online attendance. 

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Kuwaitis and Expats pay 'Glowing' tributes to Late Amir at his Grave

Citizens and residents flocked to the Sulaibikhat Cemetery Friday, to pay their last respects to the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad, we pray to God Almighty to give him eternal rest, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Kuwait’s new Amir meets US Defence Chief Mark Esper

Kuwait's new Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah met on Sunday with senior US and Iranian officials who separately paid respects over the death of the Gulf Arab state's former ruler.

Kuwait Approves New Bankruptcy Law

Kuwait's National Assembly approved on Tuesday amendments to draft laws related bankruptcy.

The second draft approved by 37 and opposed by 7 of 45 present MPs, was linked to laws concerning bankruptcy. The draft law aims at reshuffling and reorganizing laws connected with bankruptcy.

Kuwait aims to finish Mideast's biggest LNG terminal by March

Kuwait aims to open what will be the Middle East's largest import terminal for liquefied natural gas in March, according to two people familiar with the project.

The Al-Zour plant will allow Kuwait to receive 22 million tons of LNG (about 31 billion cubic meters) a year, almost doubling the region's capacity.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce and FICO Release Special Report on Cybersecure Remote Working During COVID-19


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and FICO today released their Special Report on Cybersecure Remote Working During COVID-19. The report focuses on the cybersecurity challenges of working from home during the current COVID-19 pandemic and provides recommendations that every company can use to enhance their cybersecurity. In March 2020, many businesses were forced to adjust almost overnight and operate virtually. As outlined in the report, cybercriminals began to refine their tactics and take advantage of new opportunities to attack companies and organizations as the pandemic spread globally. 

New Policy Makes U.S. More Competitive Partner

A new "term of sale" opens the doors to more nations that want to approach the United States about foreign military sales, and that makes the U.S. more competitive in seeking partnerships, the director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said.

USDA and FDA Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Enhance Collaboration, Efficiency on U.S. Dairy Exports

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2020 - Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining strengthened coordination between the FDA and the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to facilitate the export of milk and milk products from the United States. U.S. dairy exports are valued at nearly $6 billion annually.

Manufacturing Still Among Top Five U.S. Employers


The manufacturing sector has a major impact on the U.S. economy. This week the Commerce Department's U.S. Census Bureau recognizes just how big an impact.

Held every year on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) showcases the contributions of this key economic sector. MFG Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders. 

Zain Kuwait offers one year free of OSN app with new 5G plans

Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, announced the launch of all-new 5G Internet plans for postpaid customers. The new plans feature a number of options that suit customers’ various needs; including a number of exclusive revolutionary Internet devices, and the ability to enjoy unlimited 5G Internet on two separate SIM cards on one subscription.

ABK Launches Innovative Digital Service with Self Pin Generation through ATM’s

In line with its ‘Simpler Banking’ strategy, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK), announced the launch of its new digital service – ‘Self Pin Generation through ABK Branch ATM’s’. The distinctive feature enables customers to generate new PIN numbers for their recently issued cards within seconds of inserting the cards into an ABK ATM.

Hilton Hotel & Resorts and Millennium Hotels fall on top of the list as some of the fastest growing hotel brands in the Middle East

Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton share the top of the fastest-growing hotel brand chart with 18 projects each and 6,734 and 3,914 rooms respectively. Millennium Hotels sits in third place with a pipeline of 16 hotels and 5,311 keys.
In addition, Hilton Garden Inn will launch 15 properties with 3,379 rooms, while Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts will grow its brand by 13 projects and 6,733 rooms...
Fluor JV starts up boilers at Kuwait refinery

Fluor Corporation has announced that its joint venture (JV) with Daewoo Engineering & Construction and Hyundai Heavy Industries, FDH JV, has successfully started up two boilers and they began generating steam in the new Al-Zour Refinery at the Kuwait Integrated Petrochemicals Industrial Company’s (KIPIC) Package 2 and 3 Project in Kuwait.
AIG names new chief for Gulf, North Africa operations

American International Group (AIG) has announced the appointment of Mohamed Ali Bouabane as the new CEO for the Gulf and North Africa region, including Kuwait.

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