Newsletter – May 2019

Summer is upon us…

We hope you all had a Happy National Day and enjoyed some festive time with family and friends on 17th of May. We certainly did and once again – it was lovely seeing those of you who joined us to celebrate at One&Only Royal Mirage. It turned out to be a magical evening….
 And of course – a huge thank you to everyone for continuing to support NBC. Its great to see so many of you attending events and interacting with us on a regular basis. We have received a number of great ideas and suggestions from several of you, which we greatly appreciate and continue to encourage. Many of which we will actually be implementing over the summer months, ready for the second half of the year ensuring everything we do continues to add value, relevance and enjoyment to all our members and friends.

Below are a few of our upcoming happenings and initiatives. Don’t forget to sign up…

ADNOC’s ICV Program
Nordic Breakfast Seminar 

Tuesday 27th May from 9am – 11am at Taj Hotel, Business Bay

 The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has launched the In-Country Value (ICV) program, aimed at increasing the company’s ICV contribution and strengthening its relationship with the UAE’s private sector and to encourage suppliers of goods and services to include higher Emirates content. They will be covering the following topics:

ICV Evaluation & Certification
ICV Improvement Plan + Monitoring
UAE Entry Strategy aligned with ICV program

Breakfast buffet from 8:30am

NBC Members: Free admission
Non-Members: AED 100

Please register before or latest 26th May by email

Nordic Sundowner

Wednesday 29th May from 7pm – 10pm at Zabeel House, The Greens

This months Nordic Sundowner will be in cooperation with Para-triathlete Sebastian Engwald: Ironman finisher, World Cup podium conqueror and Paralympics chaser. Sebastian will share his journey with us; from how he lost part of his leg in a terrible boat-accident, his recovery and his incredible journey that’s brought him to where he is today -and how this is only the beginning! 

Date: Wednesday 29th of May
Venue: Zabeel House, The Greens

6:30 pm – Registration and canapes
7:00 pm – Presentation by Sebastian Engwald
7:30 pm – Q&A
8:00 pm – Networking

Members: Free / Non-members: AED 50

FuelBox TalkShop & Breakfast 

Tuesday, 25th June from 8:30am to 10am at Media Rotana Hotel in Tecom

How did missing having deep and meaningful conversations with the husband lead to a revolutionizing concept, which has already been implemented in thousands of homes, schools and businesses worldwide? How did this little, innovative box become such a powerful communication and development tool for so many employees, leaders and teams within some of the biggest organisations in Norway? And how did it result in the creative, Norwegian founder travelling all the way to Dubai to work proactively with UAE authorities and institutions to bring it all to the next level.  

Join NBC and Innovation Norway for a fun, engaging and interactive breakfast «TalkShop” with FuelBox-Founder and CEO Berta Lende Røed who will share her story and advice around how we can all proactively use curiosity and effective communication to build trust, increase commitment and significantly enhance performance within teams.

NBC Members: Free admission
Non-Members: AED 90

Please register by Thursday, June 20th by email


Wednesday, 05th June from 6pm onwards at Bahri Bar, Mina A Salam Hotel

This will be our last “Lønningspils” before summer, but for those of you staying in Dubai during the hot months, we will be teaming up with our fellow business councils and still schedule joint, casual get-togethers over some refreshing beverages. Invites will be sent separately a few weeks prior to each event, so be sure to monitor our social channels and your inbox for more details…..


Coming in August 2019….

In an effort to further enable and enrich community relationships and simplify communication moving forward we are excited to introduce EventBank to our NBC members. This platform will provide solutions designed to streamline operations, modernize processes, and eliminate engagement challenges. EventBanks innovative products combine the best event management, membership management, email marketing, CRM, and mobile apps into an all-in-one cloud platform. We are currently in test & learn phase and look forward to official launch in August, once you all return from summer holidays. Stay tuned and if you have any questions or suggestions in the mean time, pls don’t hesitate to reach out….

Also in the Pipeline…

We are planning a fun and engaging “Back to Work/School Kick Off” in September, a number of corporate events throughout the remainder of 2019 and will continue to work closely with Innovation Norway and the other Nordic Business Councils to ensure we bring valuable and relevant initiatives to our membership community and beyond. 

Watch this space…

In the mean time – NBC wishes you a pleasant and well deserved summer-break! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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