Canadian Business Council of Kuwait

The Canadian Business Council endeavors to foster communication and networking between Canadian and other business people in Kuwait and to build awareness amongst the region's business communities of the contribution that Canadians and Canadian goods, services and technologies have made in the development of the Kuwait.

The Council provides an excellent forum for assisting its members to increase their visibility and to develop more effective business relationships within the community. The Council reaches these goals by organizing informative monthly events in Kuwait, maintaining a website, and by the publication and distribution within Kuwait, and elsewhere, of an annual Membership Directory. Membership is open to individuals and companies who are Canadian, or do business with Canada, or who have demonstrated an affinity towards Canada.

 
Mission
  1. To promote and foster the development of trade, commerce and investment between Canada and Kuwait.
  2. To increase awareness and competitiveness of Canadian goods and services.
  3. To enhance the business climate for Canadian businesses and business persons who reside in Kuwait.
  4. To increase awareness among Canadian companies and Canadian commercial organizations of the opportunities that exist for trade and commerce.
  5. To promote and foster investment in commercial opportunities in Canada by investors from Kuwait.
 
 

What is the Canadian Business Council of Kuwait?

The Canadian Business Council - (CBC) was officially established in 2005 and has been serving 6000 Canadians living and working in Kuwait since then. It is a non-profit and non-political organization that runs by volunteers with no office staff.

Currently, there are approximately 100 CBC-K members in the CBC. Most of these members are individuals with some corporate members. Although most of the CBC members are Canadians, there are members from the US, UK, France, Australia, Germany, Spain and other countries. Also, we have several Kuwaiti businessmen and businesswomen who are members.

Business benefits include:

1. Meeting and networking with businesspeople from Canada, Kuwait and other countries.

2. Monthly presentations on relevant business topics.

Approximate number of events per year

Around seven Monthly General Meetings, (the “MGMs”) are held each year, as well as a Christmas gathering

Organizational structure:

The Executive Committee is made up of nine (9) members, including the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Ambassador or Senior Trade Commissioner from the Embassy of Canada. Four members are at large.

Meet the current Executive Committee members 

Review the CBC-K charter

CBC MENA:

CBC Kuwait is a regional member of the CBC MENA region “group” based in Abu Dhabi. CBC Kuwait participates in discussions, knowledge sharing and strategic development between all MENA region CBC members.