Round Table Business Lunch

13:00 - 15:00
Members AED 155.00 (+vat) :: House AED 245.00 (+vat) | ABC Guests AED 195.00 (+vat) :: House 295.00 (+vat)
Grand Millennium Business Bay

The Round Table Business Lunch Series

 We look forward to bringing you a thought-provoking series exploring current topics relevant to Australia and the Middle East Region. From trade and economic updates to inflation, changes to the legal landscape of the UAE and climate change conversations in the lead up to COP28.

We are delighted to welcome you to the inaugural Round Table Business Lunch, on October 7th with an update on GCC opportunities, specifically UAE, KSA and Qatar.

Featuring conversations with

  • Ian Halliday, Australian Consul-General Dubai and General Manager MEA and Pakistan, Austrade
  • Carl Dowling, Partner with CBD Corporate Services
  • Jeroen Nijland, Director / Specialist Advisor with Investment Promotion Agency Qatar 

Ian has recently returned from Africa Downunder Mining Conference and MEA Connect Roadshow, will speak to the current interest in the MEA region from Australian exporters and the opportunities this presents. In addition, Ian will provide an update on Australia and the UAE’s intention to pursue a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).

Carl has assisted several companies set up across the GCC. With offices in UAE, Oman, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, he will speak candidly about the opportunities, positives, and pitfalls, for businesses contemplating entering the Saudi market.

Jeroen has extensive knowledge and experience in the development landscape of Qatar, and will speak about the key industrial sectors and what lies in store for post-World Cup Qatar.

Join us for a two-course business lunch, with our without house beverages to be part of the discussion.


NB. Chatham House rules apply


Event Reservations

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Price: AED 245.00
VAT (5 %): AED 12.25
Total: AED 257.25


Price: AED 295.00
VAT (5 %): AED 14.75
Total: AED 309.75

Price for Guest (Soft Package):

Price: AED 195.00
VAT (5 %): AED 9.75
Total: AED 204.75

Price for Member (Soft Package):

Price: AED 155.00
VAT (5 %): AED 7.75
Total: AED 162.75


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