United Arab Emirates (UAE), UK and Canada (April 6, 2021) – The Canada-UAE Business Council (CUBC) hosted a dialogue with Mr. Abdulla Kalban, Managing Director, Emirates Global Aluminium, and business leaders, Mr. Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO, UAE Investments, Mubadala Investment Company, and Mr. Joe Lombard, Global Managing Director, Metals, Hatch, via videoconference, on April 6, 2021. The session also welcomed H.E. Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, Canadian Ambassador to the UAE, and H.E. Jean-Philippe Linteau, Consul General of Canada in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
Mr. Al Kaabi began the session by outlining the UAE’s vision for economic diversification and its ambitious agenda to become a leading global hub for innovation, sustainability, industrialization, and the creative and knowledge economies.
Having explored EGA’s tremendous growth, Mr. Al Kaabi examined with Mr. Kalban the key elements of EGA’s and the UAE’s agendas and approaches that were important to its success and which offer key advantages to businesses operating in the UAE. He further explored EGA’s continuing innovation, its strong focus on logistics as a gateway to the region, and the development of home-grown talent to support the UAE’s focus on building one of the world’s greatest knowledge economies.
[Quote] H.E. Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, UAE Ambassador to Canada
EGA is an industrial champion and global success story whose impact is felt everyday around the world through the products and buildings we use and rely on. EGA’s close collaboration with Canadian organizations over the years has yielded powerful results and shows enormous potential for the two countries to work closely together as the UAE implements Operation 300bn, Energy Strategy 2050, and the development of a world-leading creative and knowledge economy.
[Quote] H.E. Jean-Philippe Linteau, Consul General of Canada in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Canada and the UAE are both among the 5 largest aluminum producers in the world. I salute EGA’s achievements and its commitment to innovation to drive future growth. Our two nations will continue to work together to build sustainable economies and strengthen our trade relationship.
About the Canada-UAE Business Council
The Canada-UAE Business Council (CUBC) is an initiative spearheaded by the federal governments of the UAE and Canada to facilitate trade and business activity between the two countries. This high-level business organization supports the development of long-term relationships and undertakes strategic and targeted initiatives to enhance business and trade opportunity between Canada and the UAE, by supporting Canadian business to conduct business in the UAE and UAE businesses to conduct business in Canada.