MONTHLY NEWSLETTER     September 2020
AmCham Abu Dhabi's SME Member of the Month - The Rick Butler English Institute
For training that works - join The Rick Butler English Institute for short professional courses with an American Instructor.
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Accenture Federal Services Wins $90M Cloud Infrastructure Contract From Air Force
AFS has been awarded a contract to establish a new cloud-based common infrastructure for the U.S. Air Force enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
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Johnson & Johnson Signs Safety Pledge In Rush To Develop Coronavirus Vaccine
J&J joins eight other biopharmaceutical companies working on vaccine R&D in making the safety and well-being of vaccinated individuals a top priority.
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L3Harris Technologies Selected to Build Space Antenna for Mobile Telecom Satellite
​L3Harris Technologies has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space to build a space reflector antenna for a next-generation satellite.
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Bechtel Appoints Justin Siberell as Region President for Europe and the Middle East
In his new role, Siberell will be responsible for overseeing the company’s relations in the region. He will be based in the company’s London office.
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L3Harris Technologies Awarded Surface Vehicle Program from the US Navy
This is the Navy’s first program for an unmanned surface vehicle to support the Navy’s Distributed Maritime Operations strategy.
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US Air Force Research Laboratory Awarded BAE Systems a Five-Year $85 Million Contract
BAE Systems wins contract to deliver and manage secure networks across essential government agencies.
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UAE Foreign Minister Arrives in Washington to Sign Abraham Accord
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed arrived in Washington to sign the Abraham Accord to strengthen ties between the Emirates and Israel.
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Cabinet Approves 'National Policy on Vaccinations'
The Policy will act as a coordination framework for all parties involved in the immunisation field, in order to support the health system in the country.
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UAE Plans City on Mars to Get Help From NYUAD Research on Radiation
A new research finding on radiation will support the UAE's ambitious project to build the first human settlement on Mars by 2117, a scientist told.
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US VC Fund Village Capital Looks to Invest in UAE Tech Start-Ups
Village Capital, the US-based venture capital firm is looking to fund UAE start-ups through its MetLife Foundation Impact Fund.
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Abu Dhabi Tech Accelerator Hub71 Signs Deal with TechWadi to attract US Start-ups and VCs
Hub71 has joined forces with Silicon Valley non-profit organisation TechWadi to attract US start-ups and venture capitalists to Abu Dhabi.
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UAE Becomes First Arab Country to Grant Paternal Leave
President of the UAE has approved the amendments to the Labor law, granting the employees in the private sector a paid leave to care for the child.
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Adnoc Invests US$3.5 Billion to Upgrade Ruwais Refining Capabilities
The US$3.5 billion upgrade initiative is a core driver of The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Downstream’s 2030 smart growth strategy.
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Artelligence - The Artificial Intelligence Forum
September 22-23, 2020
Global Aerospace Summit (GAS)
September 28-29, 2020
Go Digital Oil & Gas Middle East
September 29-30, 2020
Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky 2020 - Middle East Edition
October 1, 2020
Women in Aviation Middle East General Assembly
October 28, 2020
Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi Maple Leaf Ball 2020
November 20, 2020
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island
Ai Everything Summit
March 29 - 31, 2021
Dubai World Trade Centre
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Immigration News Updates by Fragomen
Governments in many jurisdictions in the Middle East have taken immigration–related measures to contain Covid-19. Read here the summary of the latest travel and immigration updates as compiled by Fragomen.

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