The Arab British Chamber of Commerce held its second members’ networking event of the year on Wednesday 18th April at an exclusive modern venue in the heart of London’s Mayfair.
The reception and networking began at 4pm and took place in the spectacular open space of the Atrium in Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living, the luxury serviced apartments overlooking Hyde Park.
With more than one hundred delegates in attendance from a plethora of industries representative of the diverse strengths of the UK economy, well over half of the attendees were non-members of the Chamber and there was keen interest in the services available through membership. The Chamber’s staff were on hand to assist with any enquiries.
Mr Abdeslam El-Idrissi, Trade Director, ABCC, delivered a short welcoming speech during which he stressed the economic importance of the Arab markets and outlined how the Chamber can help companies achieve success when doing business around the region.
He thanked hosts, Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living, which is a member of the Chamber.
In welcoming remarks, Mr Scott Hermiston, Director of Sales & Marketing, Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living, outlined the attractive services for business visitors and residents available at the exclusive Park Lane venue which is adjacent to the famous Grosvenor House Hotel.
In a presentation, Rebecca Ferriday, Associate, CMS, briefly described the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and explained the steps that all companies, irrespective of their size or location, will need to take to ensure compliance with the new EU-wide legal regulations which come into force on 25 May.
Drinks and canapes were served throughout the busy networking which continued well into the early evening.