UAESBC Member, Liquinex Group, Wins First Prize in Dubai Global Water Award

Our heartiest congratulations to UAESBC Member Mr Bashir Ahmad and his team at Liquinex Group Pte Ltd for winning the Innovative Research and Development Award (International Institutions) category of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award in Dubai on Wednesday, 29th Jan. A total of 96 applicants from over 30 countries were received for the 3 award categories.

Liquinex’s innovative water treatment and recycling system using robust ceramic membrane as a core technology received top accolade for the category which supports R&D of new and innovative technologies that produce, desalinate and purify water. The global award is a testament of the prioritization of the UAE in developing solutions for challenges that are faced by poverty- and disaster-stricken communities worldwide. It encourages leading corporations, research centers, institutions and innovators from across the world to compete in finding sustainable and innovative solar-energy solutions to the problem of water scarcity.

The UAESBC is pleased to have been able to play a role, along with our Strategic Partners, the UAE Embassy in Singapore and Enterprise Singapore, in connecting Liquinex with relevant and influential UAE entities and individuals. Mr Bashir and his team’s passion and dedication to their product was apparent during the multiple meetings and presentations we secured/initiated for them. Their hard work and commitment clearly paid off with this global award which includes a US$100,000 prize money. We wish them the very best in attaining further international recognition and success.

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First UAESBC EXCO Meeting of 2020

The UAESBC EXCO Members had our very first EXCO meeting of 2020 today. Also in attendance at the meeting were 2 very special VIP Guests: our Patron the UAE Ambassador to Singapore, His Excellency Dr Mohamed Omar Balfaqeeh and the newly appointed Singapore Ambassador-Designate to the UAE, His Excellency Ambassador Kamal Vaswani.  

H. E. Ambassador Vaswani had a chance to get to know each of our EXCO members briefly at the meeting when each EXCO representative shared their company’s background and outreach across the two regions, i.e. East Asia and MENA. At a private meeting with UAEBSC President Dr Brian Shegar earlier this week, H. E. Ambassador Vaswani was given a personal introduction to the UAEBC and how the Council members, along with our Strategic Partners, has developed and continued to improve on a business eco-system that promotes business and trade relations between the UAE and Singapore. H. E. Ambassador Vaswani shared that his door is always open to Council members and is happy to be a facilitator for business relations and opportunities between the UAE and Singapore.

The Patrons, President and EXCO Members of the UAESBC would like to wish H. E. Ambassador Vaswani the very best of success in his posting at Abu Dhabi!


Joint Networking Session with Singapore Malay Chamber (SMCCI)

Monday, 13 January 2020: UAESBC members began 2020 on a positive note by participating in our first-ever joint networking session with members of the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SMCCI). Held at the beautiful ambience of the Parkview Square 24th Floor Boardroom where the UAE Embassy resides, the event was attended by about 50 participants from both UAESBC and SMCCI.

The First Secretary of the UAE Embassy in Singapore, His Excellency Mohammed Salim Al Falahi, graced the occasion and gave the Opening Remarks on behalf of the UAE Ambassador, His Excellency Dr Mohamed Omar Balfaqeeh.

Apart from expanding the outreach of both our members, one of the main objectives the event was to inform and educate the attendees on the opportunities, procedures and advantages of expanding to the UAE and Abu Dhabi markets which was shared by UAESBC President, Dr Brian Shegar, and Mr Leonard Thangavelu from the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Attendees also got to know extensively about the local grants available to fund internationalisation projects to UAE from the SME Centre @ SMCCI Advisor, Mr Mike Krishnan.  

We also had the pleasure to host Ms Sabrina Khoo an Executive Manager the URA’s International Relations department who also gave us a sneak preview of the breath-taking Singapore Pavilion residing in the Sustainability Wing of EXPO2020 Dubai.

Many more joint networking sessions will be organised this year with other local chambers and trade organisations. Sign up as our member to be invited to such exclusive members-only sessions and other interesting events through out 2020!

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