ICC UAE launches ‘Annual Report 2020 COVID-19 Response’

ICC UAE more than doubles its activities in 2020, despite the pandemic
UAE, 25th May 2021

ICC UAE launches ‘Annual Report 2020 COVID-19 Response

The International Chamber of Commerce, United Arab Emirates (ICC UAE) launched its ‘Annual Report 2020 COVID-19 Response’ at the 7th ICC UAE Board of Directors meeting that was held virtually on May 25, 2021.

The newly released comprehensive report summarizes the overall activities and events conducted by ICC UAE throughout 2020, and which had more than doubled, compared to 2019.

Humaid Ben Salem, Chairman of ICC UAE, congratulated the board for their dynamic response to mitigating the effects of the pandemic on the business community and commended ICC UAE’s “unwavering support to its members in the UAE and across the global network of the International Chamber of Commerce, the World Business Organization. “

In his virtual address to the board members, Hassan Al Hashemi, Secretary General of ICC UAE, said despite the physical activities of ICC UAE being derailed during 2020 the ICC UAE team quickly adapted to the new reality by hosting its regular activities and events in the virtual environment – thus fulfilling its mandate of regularly engaging with its members.

Al Hashemi stated: “Through initiating various virtual trade facilitation events in 2020, ICC UAE had proved once again to be one of the most active chapters of ICC global network”.

In his virtual brief to the board, Vincent O’Brien, Director of ICC UAE, noted that 2020 had proven to be a pro-business year of activity for ICC UAE, despite the pandemic.

O’Brien said: “The Annual Report 2020 COVID-19 Response serves as a model to ICC UAE members and other chapters of the World Business Organization on how best to implement proactive policies, guidelines and training, to support continuity of business in the current times.”

Closing the virtual board meeting, Ben Salem and the entire board expressed their appreciation for the achievements made by the ICC UAE team and committed their full support for all collective efforts to serve ICC members and the business community locally, regionally and internationally.

The Annual Report 2020 COVID-19 Response is available for free download.