Message du Président du FBC

Message from Geoffroy Bunetel, President of the French Business Council

Dear members, partners and friends of the French Business Council,

In the current challenging times that we are all facing in our professional and personal lives, we, at the French Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates, are here for you.

You have relied on us for over 30 years to assist you to boost your business opportunities, to make meaningful connections or to stay up to date on any legal, economic or social topics to enable you to make informed decision in running your business.The spread of COVID-19 is no exception.

Here at the French Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates, we’ve spent years developing events that drive engagement, connection and conversation from wherever you are, and this work is even more crucial today. We’ve built in even more opportunities over the coming weeks for our community to continue expanding and building connections online while staying informed: remote business consulting missions, webinars, and new online white papers to name a few.

Staying Connected During COVID-19 

 Our new Online Member Space enables you to:

  • Get in touch with each member of our community. Search our members database to identify new opportunities.
  • The French Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates, in collaboration with the French Business Group Abu Dhabi, has launched a survey to assess the impact of the coronavirus crisis on companies based in the United Arab Emirates. This survey covers the Financial and Operational aspects. The results of the survey will be available shortly on your online space.
  • You have questions on Legal or HR mattWe ers? Consult our members white papers on the online members space and connect with experts. During the crisis,we are pleased to open the access to white papers to all, members or non-members.

Connect to your online space now.

An Expanded Online Events Calendar

In the current context, we decided to post-pone our 10+ participants events until further notice.

As many of our previously-scheduled in-person events, those are being transferred online. You’ll see our online events calendar fill-up with opportunities to meet and grow relationships while brushing up on a topic that will help you grow and maintain your business… all without leaving your desk (or kitchen table).

*Of course, please do not hesitate to send us suggestions of topics you would need information on to enable us to address your most pressing issues.*

Upcoming webinars will be available shortly here.

The French Business Council supports the local authorities

Dubai Economy would like gauge the impact on your organization as well as the awareness, readiness and responses to the outbreak. The outcomes of the survey will be to provide more feedback and crowdsource ideas to help mitigate risks. The survey will not take more than 5-7 minutes. Dubai Economy truly appreciates your time and effort to complete the survey.

Click here to access the survey.

In addition, Please see links below on recent initiatives supporting businesses in Dubai which can benefit your organization.

  1. Dubai unveils Dh1.5 billion economic stimulus package
  2. UAE Central Bank sets up Dh100 billion stimulus to offset coronavirus impact

Please do not hesitate to contact FED(@) for any clarifications.

Should you have any question, or need any specific support, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at fbc(@) or by phone +971 (0)4 312 6700

In the meantime, stay safe.


Geoffroy Bunetel
French Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates

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