The Canada Arab Business Council is Canada’s only not-for-profit association focused exclusively on promoting trade and investment between Canada and the Arab world.
Since 1983, the Council has been the principal advocate for, and the driving force behind, Canada’s growing economic relations with Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. We also work with Arab governments to promote economic relations with Canada.
The CABC was founded by a small group of farsighted businessmen who, in 1983, saw the enormous potential for business between Canada and the Arab world. Our board members include leading business persons and Canadian diplomats who have lived and worked in the region for many years, as well as several Arab Canadians who maintain strong business ties in both markets.
Today our corporate members come from Canada’s major manufacturing and service sectors and include some of the country’s largest companies and institutions, as well as a growing number of small and mid-sized enterprises.
To be the organization of choice for Canadian companies and government agencies to enable business opportunities in Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the partner of choice for Arab companies interested in business opportunities in Canada.
CABC is pan-Arab in reach because most of our members are interested in more than one Arab market and a broader geographic base allows us to speak with more authority on bilateral trade and investment issues. For specific events we partner with organizations such as the Canadian Business Councils in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the Council for Development Canada-Algeria, as well as other groups with whom we have cooperation agreements.
These have been a busy few months for the Canada Arab Business Council (CABC). We have accomplished many significant milestones including:
Over the coming weeks and months, CABC will be hosting country and sector webinars, and various other events virtually and in person. Inbound and outbound missions are planned which will further enhance and deepen relations between Canada and the Arab world.
CABC is working on expanding our membership and bringing added value, connecting Canadian companies and expertise with the abundant opportunities in the MENA region. As always, your suggestions and input are welcomed to help assist in our organizational growth.
To our Muslim friends and partners, good wishes as you prepare to enter the Ramadan season in April.
With the hope of continuing to strengthen and build relations between Canada and the Arab World, CABC will reflect on its past while simultaneously appreciating is present and preparing for the future.