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Former Oil Minister Slated to Lead Iraq

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The Bilateral Chamber is pleased to congratulate H.E. Adil Abdul-Mahdi upon his Presidential nomination to the post of Prime Minister of Iraq. We are proud to have hosted Mr. Abdul-Mahdi in his position as Oil Minister and look forward to featuring him again soon as he works to build his cabinet and strengthen ties with the United States.


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Leadership Insight Series: Oman
Your Gateway to Global Trade

The Bilateral Chamber along with the Special Economic Zone Authority (SEZAD), is proud to host an executive business forum on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Participants will learn about the transformative solutions at Duqm and how they will enable easy access to opportunities in Oman while supporting your company's success across the Middle East and African markets.

Keynote Speaker:

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Led by His Excellency Yahya Said Al Jabri, Chairman, SEZAD, members of the delegation will include:
  • Reggy Vermeulen, CEO, Port of Duqm
  • Dr. Ismail Al Balushi, Deputy CEO, SEZAD
  • Hilal Al Kharusi, Executive Managing Director, Oman Oil
  • Haitham Al Tai, General Manager, Finance, Oman Dry Dock
  • Saleh Al Hasni, Director General, Investor Services, SEZAD
  • Mohammed Al Shezawi, Media Manager, SEZAD
  • Haura Al Wahaibi, Commercial Attache, Embassy of Oman in D.C.
  • Andrew Barwig, Economic/Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, Oman
If you are interested in scheduling a One-On-One meeting with the delegation, please email Ms. Lucy Graham at

RSVP's Are Required To Attend

Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis

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Ambassador Insight Series: Qatar
The Bilateral Chamber is pleased to support the U.S.-Qatar Business Council as they host an Executive Luncheon on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, featuring His Excellency Sheikh Meshal Bin Hamad Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the United States.

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His Excellency Sheikh Meshal Bin Hamad Al Thani
 Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the United States

During this briefing, guests will have the rare opportunity to hear the Ambassador's
first-hand insights into his efforts in strengthening close ties and fostering a spirit of partnership, to influence the current state of commercial, cultural, educational, and economic interests between Qatar and the United States.


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*Location will be provided upon completion of registration

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Export Controls Compliance Seminars
The Bilateral Chamber is pleased to call your attention to upcoming seminars hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. Commercial Service. Led by export policy specialists, regulators and enforcement personnel from the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Bureau of the Census, and the Office of Foreign Asset Controls, these seminars will provide your business with an in-depth examination of Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

The following Seminars are open for registration:

Complying with U.S. Export Controls
October 23-24, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana
Fee: $525 per person

Click here to learn more and to register. 

How to Build an Export Compliance Program
October 25, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana
Fee: $275 per person

Click here to learn more and to register. 

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U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain warmly welcomed by
Bilateral Board Member Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery

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The Honorable Justin Siberell, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently concluded a visit to the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) where Bilateral Chamber Board Member & GPIC President, Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, received the Ambassador and his delegation, apprising them of GPIC's operations, production and exports, and its numerous achievements in the fields of safety, quality and environmental protection.

Additionally, Dr. Jawahery briefed Ambassador Siberell on the Bilateral Chamber's upcoming TEACH mission to Bahrain.

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Nobel Prize Awarded to Bilateral Chamber Member
MD Anderson, Immunologist Jim Allison, P.h.D.

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Jim Allison, Ph.D., Chair of Immunology and Executive Director of the Immunotherapy Platform at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for launching an effective new way to attack cancer by treating the immune system rather than the tumor. Allison is the first MD Anderson scientist to receive the world’s most preeminent award for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences and medicine.

Congratulations to Dr. Allison and the entire MD Anderson family on this
remarkable achievement.


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Bilateral Chamber Member Premier Oil Field Group
Gears up for 2018 ADIPEC

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In the Middle East, Premier has worked for most of the NOCs and many of the independent or other international operators ranging from North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia) to the Gulf (Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE). Premier has maintained the exclusive agency for the UAE that COREX held with
Al Mansoori Specialized Engineering.

Premier will be at the Al Mansoori stand during the 2018 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC). The show, hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) this November, is expected to welcome more than 100,000 attendees.

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