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Royal Dutch Shell - Gold Sponsor


Royal Dutch Shell is one of the world’s leading energy companies with operations in more than 70 countries and around 86,000 employees. Since it was formed in 1907, it has developed considerable expertise in the exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. Today its strategy is focused on strengthening these businesses alongside developing lower-carbon energy sources as the world’s energy systems evolve. Safety and social responsibility are priorities in its business approach.

Shell is very proud to have played a role in developing Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas resources since 1939, through the emirate’s first major oil concession. The concession finally expired in 2014, bringing an end to what was an historical era but the company retains extensive business operations in the UAE and continues to offer its technical expertise to help the country achieve its energy goals and generate value for its shareholders. It also supports the development of young Emirati scientists and engineers, through a number of social programmes across the country.

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Besix - Bronze Sponsor


BESIX (Six Construct) is one of the leading construction companies in the Middle East which combine the efforts of an experienced workforce with strategic and innovative use of technology to overcome complex business challenges. Its focus has always been on retaining the best talent to deliver quality solutions.

BESIX specializes in six domains: buildings (skyscrapers, airports, hospitals, residential and commercial complexes), marine works (ports, quay walls, jetties, breakwaters), civil construction for industrial projects, environmental and energy-related industries, sports and leisure complexes, and a range of infrastructure projects (bridges, tunnels and tramways). With a workforce of 2,000 engineers and technicians together with 15,000 workers, BESIX’s commitment to safety, health and the environment is unparalleled and simply stated: no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment. The company integrates ecological sustainability requirements, welfare and environmental impact into all aspects of its projects: design, implementation and use. This way, clients can be assured their projects will meet the highest international standards. With values such as reliability, creativity, quality, teamwork, innovation, respect towards the clients and associates, integrity and professionalism, BESIX enjoys recognition and respect not only in the construction industry but also within the community.

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Mediclinic - Bronze Sponsor

Mediclinic Middle East is part of Mediclinic International plc, a London Stock Exchange (LSE)-listed private healthcare group with three operating divisions in Switzerland, Southern Africa (South Africa and Namibia) and the United Arab Emirates. Mediclinic International also holds a 29.9% interest in Spire Healthcare Group plc, a LSE-listed and UK-based private healthcare group.

The foundation of Mediclinic International lies in the application of rigorous science to improve the lives of patients, through the use of state-of-the-art treatments and technologies to care for patients in an evidence-based environment.

Mediclinic Middle East operates seven hospitals and 20 clinics with over 900 inpatient beds in the United Arab Emirates. For more information visit

Leaseplan - Bronze Sponsor


LeasePlan is a global leader in Car-as-a-Service, with approximately 1,8 million vehicles under management in 29 countries. LeasePlan Emirates was established in 2006 as a joint venture between Mubadala (51%) and LeasePlan Corporation (49%). LeasePlan purchases funds and manages new vehicles for its customers, providing a complete end-to-end service for a typical contract duration of  3 to 4 years. LeasePlan is committed to taking a leadership role in the transition to zero-emission  mobility and has set itself the ambitious goal of achieving net zero emissions from its funded fleet by 2030. With over 50 years' experience, LeasePlan's mission is to provide what's next in sustainable mobility so our customers can focus on what's next for them. 

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Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office (LTIO) - Bronze Sponsor


The Embassy of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg promotes the strengthening of bilateral ties between Luxembourg and the UAE in all areas, with a strong emphasis on economic and trade relations. Inside the Embassy, the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office is the main contact point for supporting Luxembourg-based businesses in establishing and developing their activities in the Gulf region and assisting GCC businesses in accessing the Luxembourg markets. Services and assistance to companies include:

  • Organization of trade missions & facilitating delegations
  • Information on general and sector-specific business environment, related government policies and main business actors, in Luxembourg and in the GCC.
  • Tailor-made visiting programs and practical help with the establishment of a company in Luxembourg or in the GCC;
  • Access to high-ranking government officials and key network contacts in Luxembourg including the House of Entrepreneurship (One-Stop-Shop), the agencies Luxinnovation and Luxembourg for Finance, the Luxembourg University, research centers, business accelerators etc…
  • Contact facilitation with potential business partners;
  • Information on immigration and visa questions;
  • Advice on the local business environment;
  • Information on market entry conditions;
  • Contact with local authorities which oversee company establishment;
  • Introduction to business networks;
  • Contact facilitation with potential business partners.

    The Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium - Sponsor


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    The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - Bronze Sponsor


    The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Abu Dhabi promotes strong bilateral ties between the Netherlands and the UAE. The Embassy has a strong focus on economic diplomacy, promoting Dutch trade, industry and investment in the Netherlands. The Embassy offers a number of products and services for both starting and seasoned entrepreneurs that can help companies prepare and establish their business. These services include:

    • Providing trade requests and market information
    • Conducting business partner scans & matchmaking
    • Conducting Company checks
    • Organizing trade missions & facilitating delegations
    • Providing assistance and support regarding trade disputes

    The Embassy works closely with the Dutch Consulate General in Dubai as well as organisations and ministries in the Netherlands, including the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( This agency has several tools to support Dutch companies with ambitions abroad. These instruments vary from providing specific information, to supporting starter projects, grants, loans and positioning in foreign markets.

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    Hotel InterContinental - Bronze Sponsor

    A landmark at the heart of the capital, InterContinental Abu Dhabi is perfectly situated on the beach & drive away from downtown & Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre.

    The hotel is a culinary haven with themed restaurants. Brazilian, Fishmarket, Italian, The Yacht club & all day dining restaurants. Two of the best malls are located within minutes away with shuttle service. White sandy beach, Health Club & pool. Beach development is taking place with minimum disturbance to guests.

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    Cheers Abu Dhabi - Bronze Sponsor


    Our Cheers Shops are retail outlets selling a full range of Wine, Beer and Spirits brands.
    We have 6 shops in total – Cheers InterCon Hotel Marina Car Park, Cheers Al Raha Beach Hotel (inside the Hotel), Cheers NCT&H Head Office Building (close to ADNEC), Cheers Al Ain, Cheers Mussafah and Cheers Dhafra. All our shops have dedicated customer parking and are open 7 days a week.
    You will also find an exciting range of excellent wines and the lowest prices in Abu Dhabi, with special discounts available for all members of the BeNeLux Business Council – simply present your membership card ID to the cashier to get 20% discount.

    The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa - Bronze Sponsor

    The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is located on Abu Dhabi’s premier golf course, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is a vital part of the only true golf resort in the capital, offering unique surroundings and a highly attractive location. The resort is an essential part of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club experience - one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences in the Middle East - and home to the HSBC Golf Championship over the last 10 years. Our Abu Dhabi resort's 27-hole championship golf course weaves through undulating terrain featuring pockets of palms, ornamental trees and shrubs, as well as seven spectacular saltwater lakes. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is home to a wide selection of restaurants and bars and also features the Heavenly Spa, 3 Swimming Pools & the Westin WORKOUT room.

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