Upcoming events

    • 26 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM (UTC+03:00)
    • Online

    Join AmCham and the U.S. Embassy for a live webinar: U.S. Franchise Opportunities in the GCC as part of Discover America Week on Monday October 26th 2020 at 4:00 to 5:00 PM (Bahrain time GMT+3).


    Welcome Remarks    

                            AmCham Bahrain

                            US Embassy in Bahrain

                            AmCham Oman

    Troy Franklin, Chief Operating Officer Asia, World Franchise Associates: Franchising – Beyond Covid-19

    Hayfa Aljishi, Chem-Dry Franchisee – Bahrain:  A local perspective from a franchisee owner

    Martin Hancock, Chief Operating Officer North America, World Franchise Associates:  USA F&B & Services Franchises Seeking Partners in GCC

    Bill Schreiber, Executive Director of International Development, Mathnasium

    Joel Stewart Integrity Commercial, Founder of the International Franchise Marketplace, IFPG Certified Franchise Consultant, Certified Franchise Navigator: Final Thoughts / Leveraging Franchises


    Zoom login details will be sent the day before the event.



    Click here for Speaker bios


                    Joel Stewart                                                          Martin Hancock

                      Founder                                                       COO North America

    International Franchise Marketplace                         World Franchise Associates


    Troy Franklin

    Chief Operating Officer Asia

    World Franchise Associates 


    About World Franchise Associates

    World Franchise Associates (WFA) is a leading international franchise sales, marketing, development, and advisory company.

    Headquartered in London with international offices in strategic markets, WFA is owned and managed by a team of global franchise experts with many years of combined franchise development and franchise marketing experience.

    WFA Services Include:

    International Franchise Marketing & Sales Program: Focuses on assisting franchisors from all sectors of the franchise industry with their international expansion by identifying qualified and capable country developers and master franchisees in target markets.

    Franchise Development Program: Delivers all the key elements required to successfully franchise your business.

    Franchise Investor Advisory Program: Assists substantial companies and individuals with the acquisition of development rights for targeted brands.

    Governmental and Institutional Programs: Include comprehensive advisory services relating to franchise eco-system development and SME growth.

    WFA’s World Franchise Centre showcases our client’s brands. It is the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of international franchise development opportunities, covering master, area development and multi-unit franchise licenses. This site provides an overview of brands operating in the food, retail and service sectors seeking franchisees worldwide.

    WFA also publishes the World Franchise Review magazine, circulates the FranSpeakelectronic newsletter, runs the FranEventsand FranKidswebsites, organizes World Franchise Forums and represents client brands at leading expos and events in the SEA and MENA regions and worldwide. 


    Bill Schreiber - Executive Director                                                     Hayfa Aljishi

    International Development                                                          Chem-Dry Franchisee 


    • 27 Oct 2020
    • 3:00 AM - 4:00 AM (UTC+03:00)
    • Online

    Join the AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Women in Business Committee for an exciting webinar on “Emotional Intelligence”.

    Emotional intelligence - or the way you recognize, manage, and utilize emotions - is the most important skill for career advancement. Indeed, as technology continues to evolve and new skills are needed, "soft skills" and emotional intelligence remain invaluable for becoming an organizational leader. In this one-hour session, you will learn why emotional intelligence is important to personal and professional success and recognize competencies you can work on to increase your level of emotional intelligence.

    Key Takeaways:
    Attend this riveting session and tap into the key concepts to help you harness your emotional intelligence.

    • What is Emotional Intelligence? 
    • Concept and Meaning of Emotional Intelligence 
    • EQ – Emotional Quotient Vs
    • IQ – Intelligence Quotient
    • Five Key Components of Emotional Intelligence
    • Managing Emotions: Self and Others
    • Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
    • How to improve Emotional Intelligence
    • Psychological Capital and Emotional Intelligence
    • COVID-19 and Emotional Intelligence.

    Please click on the picture to see the bio.

    Sunil Deshmukh
    C-Suite Executive with Global Experience, Start-up Advising, Mentoring, Leadership Consulting & Coaching

    Webinar details:

    • Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    • Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Bahrain Time
    • Cost: Complimentary to all
    RSVP: By Monday, October 26, 2020

    • 27 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+03:00)

    Join AmCham & the U.S. Embassy for an EXIM International Buyers webinar on Tuesday October 27th 2020 from 4:00 to 5:00pm (Bahrain time GMT+3). 

    The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) – the official export credit agency of the U.S. – supports the purchases of US-made capital equipment and ancillary services by creditworthy international buyers.  Attend this webinar to learn more about EXIM’s trade financing solutions and help turn your business opportunities into real transactions.

    Who Should Attend:  Companies who want to import US goods & services and US companies seeking new international buyers.


    • Welcome Remarks    

                    AmCham Bahrain President, Qays Zu’bi

                    U.S. Embassy Charge’d’Affaires Maggie Nardi


    • EXIM, Managing Director Eastern & Western Regions, Sharyn Koenig: Trade Finance Tools for U.S. Goods & Services
    • Q&A
    • Wrap up and concluding remarks

    Zoom login details will be sent the day before the event.



      Sharyn Koenig                                                                             

    Managing Director                                                 

    Eastern and Western Regions                                     

    Click here for bio                                            

    Maggie Nardi

    Chargé d’Affaires

    U. S. Embassy Bahrain

    Click here for bio

    • 17 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+03:00)
    • Online

    Join the U.S. Mission to Bahrain and AmChams in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Israel, Oman and Kuwait for a live webinar “What Comes Next: A Post Election Review" with Eric Ham.

    Please click on the picture to see the bio.

    Eric Ham
    Political Analyst, Political Junkies

    Webinar details:

    • Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    • Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Bahrain Time
    • Cost: Complimentary to all

Past events

22 Oct 2020 Sustainability Webinar, brought to you by Del Monte
14 Oct 2020 Virtual Speed Networking
6 Oct 2020 A U.S. Political and Economic Outlook
29 Sep 2020 Virtual Trade Show- Information Session
22 Sep 2020 Virtual Trade Show- Information Session
22 Sep 2020 Annual General Meeting
15 Sep 2020 Virtual Trade Show- Information Session
14 Sep 2020 Expo 2020 Dubai A Regional Platform of Opportunity for U.S. Businesses
9 Sep 2020 EXIM Annual Conference 2020
1 Sep 2020 5G Network Solutions with Trusted Partners - A risk assessment and network solutions for 5G commercial users
19 Aug 2020 Update from Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington with Ambassador Silliman & Dr. Al-Shamsi
22 Jul 2020 Build Your Professional Brand
21 Jul 2020 Webinar – Election 2020: The Top 3 Critical Issues Facing U.S. Voters
15 Jul 2020 Gary Schaumann Virtual Farewell
8 Jul 2020 Ambassador Justin Siberell Virtual Farewell
29 Jun 2020 The United States Outlook on the World Today with Thomas Friedman
25 Jun 2020 Virtual Cooking Class with Executive Chef Brian Becher
9 Jun 2020 Partnering To Enter The US Government Construction Business Webinar
3 Jun 2020 U. S. EXIM Bank's Covid-19 Emergency Financing Programs for U. S. Companies In The GCC
31 May 2020 Virtual Seminar on the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement: Empowering Women-Led Businesses to Grow
18 May 2020 Doing Business with the U.S. Government Webinar
13 May 2020 Virtual Majlis with Bahrain's Minister of Oil
26 Apr 2020 Minister Al Zayani update on Bahrain’s COVID-19 Response and Economic Stimulus Program for Businesses
22 Apr 2020 Live Webinar: Maintaining Resilient Supply Chain Through Crisis
22 Apr 2020 Green Technology: Protecting Intellectual Property and The Environment
19 Apr 2020 Live Webinar on Business Communications for the New Normal: How to Stay Engaged and Connected with Clients and Partners
24 Mar 2020 US Individual Income Tax Webinar
19 Mar 2020 COVID-19: Impacts and Update Webcast
17 Mar 2020 COVID-19: Middle East Updates
2 Mar 2020 Members Only Business Tour: WestPoint Home
25 Feb 2020 Business Networking Luncheon with the Economic Development Board
2 Feb 2020 Intellectual Property Seminar with US IP Attaché Pete Mehravari
23 Jan 2020 Members Only Business Tour: Mondelez Oreo & Tang Factory
15 Jan 2020 Business Networking Luncheon with the Minister of Works
12 Dec 2019 Seminar on US Navy Construction Tenders
10 Dec 2019 Members Only Business Tour of Alba & Line 6
1 Dec 2019 A Private Tour of Darkness and Light: a Photography Exhibit by Loredana Mantello
29 Nov 2019 19th Annual ABA-EP Golf Tournment with AmCham Awards Dinner
17 Nov 2019 5th Annual U.S. Alumni Networking Reception
17 Nov 2019 Dubai Airshow Kick-Off Breakfast
7 Nov 2019 A Business Tour of Khailfa bin Salman Port by APM Terminals
30 Oct 2019 BusinessH2O Middle East Forum (Washington D.C.-October 30, 2019)
28 Oct 2019 Secrets to Success: Import/Export Business with the U.S.
24 Oct 2019 Empowering Women Benefits Business Luncheon
17 Oct 2019 The Fundamentals of Franchising:Understanding franchise development for expansion or investment
15 Oct 2019 Digital Transformation Panel
15 Oct 2019 AmCham 2019 Annual General Meeting & Board of Directors Election
8 Oct 2019 Launch of the Export Accelerator Program
30 Sep 2019 Succession Management: How successful Organization use it to Sustain Competitive Advantage
23 Sep 2019 U.S. Embassy Delegation - Solar Power International (SPI) 2019
18 Sep 2019 Business Speaker Series Capital Club Bahrain
1 Aug 2019 Request for Information for Basic Health Care Insurance
31 Jul 2019 NEVA Speed Business Networking
30 Jul 2019 US Navy Ship Repair Industry Day – Presentation Slides
17 Jul 2019 U.S. Commerce Update from EVP Myron Brilliant
1 Jul 2019 Free Trade Agreement Seminar
20 Jun 2019 AmCham Business Tours: BRINC IoT Accelerator
21 May 2019 The USBBC - Global Medicine Distribution Center in Bahrain
15 May 2019 AmCham & Boeing Present: A Ramadhan Iftar
30 Apr 2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Study in the USA - Informational Session
3 Apr 2019 Discover Bahrain - Oil & Gas Opportunities Roadshow
22 Mar 2019 AmCham & INJAZ Bahrain Charity Golf Tournament Awards Dinner
22 Mar 2019 Ahli United Bank Presents: AmCham & INJAZ Bahrain Charity Golf Tournament
22 Mar 2019 Ahli United Bank Presents: AmCham & INJAZ Bahrain Charity Golf Tournament Team Information
20 Mar 2019 AmCham Business Networking Luncheon: An Update on Bahrain's New Business Laws - Panel Discussion
27 Feb 2019 A Discussion with Bahrain's Ambassador to the U.S.
27 Feb 2019 Business Networking Luncheon - Banking 2025: Impact of Disruptive Technologies
21 Feb 2019 AmCham Business Tours: ASRY
29 Jan 2019 Business Networking Luncheon - With Dr. Nasser Qaedi, Export Bahrain
27 Nov 2018 Business Networking Luncheon with Mr. Ausamah Abdulla Al Absi, CEO, LMRA
23 Nov 2018 18th Annual ABA-EP Golf Tournament Dinner
23 Nov 2018 18th Annual ABA-EP Golf Tournament with AmCham
18 Nov 2018 Sustainopreneurship: Green Business Opportunities
14 Nov 2018 USA Partnership Pavilion Opening Ceremony - Bahrain International Airshow 2018
12 Nov 2018 4th U.S. Alumni in Bahrain Networking Reception
12 Nov 2018 MENA Angel Investors Summit
27 Oct 2018 AmCham MENA Regional Council - Annual Conference & Exhibition
24 Oct 2018 Discover America Week: Using the FTA to do Business with the US
23 Oct 2018 Discover America Week: Business Talk - Fireside Chat with Lili Gil Valletta
22 Oct 2018 Innovation in Tourism: Building A Tourism Sector for the Tech Savvy Traveller –Panel Discussion
21 Oct 2018 Manama Entrepreneurship Week
15 Oct 2018 Discover America Festivel: Chief Guest H.E. Justin Siberell
14 Oct 2018 Bahrain Hospitality & Restaurant Expo 2018
2 Oct 2018 AmCham 2018 Annual General Meeting
29 Sep 2018 Water Environment Technical Exhibition And Conference
13 Sep 2018 Global Teleconference by U.S. Embassy
9 Sep 2018 U.S. - Bahrain Trade: Envisioning the Future - Roundtable Discussion
18 Aug 2018 U.S. House Congressional Staff Delegation – Energy & Commerce Committee
26 Jun 2018 Business Networking Luncheon - H.E. Sh. Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil
20 Jun 2018 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit
9 May 2018 Steppingstone Global - The Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution
7 May 2018 US Taxation Seminar for Expats
2 May 2018 Exporting from Bahrain by Sea to Key Markets
30 Apr 2018 Doing Business with the Bahrain Government
29 Apr 2018 International Business Speaker Series - Gerald Lawless
24 Apr 2018 AmCham & Citi Business Networking Breakfast
18 Apr 2018 Managing Cybersecurity Risks in the Energy Sector - Ravi Jayasundera
16 Apr 2018 USBBC - GCC Opportunities
9 Apr 2018 VAT in Bahrain – lessons learned from Saudi & UAE
31 Mar 2018 Mary McBride Band Concert
27 Mar 2018 Business Networking Luncheon - H.E. Dr. Abdul Hussain Bin Ali​ Mirza, Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs
23 Mar 2018 1st American Fun Day BBQ
7 Mar 2018 Stepping Stone Global - Organization Development Workshop
7 Mar 2018 Unbound Bahrain
3 Mar 2018 Start Up Bahrain Week - A whole lot of inspiration from 50+ speakers in 6 events
28 Feb 2018 US Navy Industry Day – How to do business with the US Navy
21 Feb 2018 Business Networking Dinner with Senior White House Official - Mr. Mick Mulvaney
12 Feb 2018 "How to do Business in the U.S." Seminar
11 Feb 2018 3rd Annual U.S. Alumni in Bahrain Networking Reception
10 Feb 2018 Discover America Week - Feb 10-15
30 Jan 2018 Business Networking Luncheon - U.S. Ambassador H.E. Justin Siberell
23 Jan 2018 BBBF - Business Networking - Monthly Lunch Meeting
22 Jan 2018 Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Bahrain - Al Tamimi & Co.
1 Dec 2017 18th Annual ABA Golf Tournament Awards Dinner
1 Dec 2017 American Business Association 17th Annual Golf Tournament
30 Nov 2017 USBBC: A Reception featuring His Royal Highness Salman Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa
28 Nov 2017 BBMA Presents: Development & Expansion of Bahrain International Airport
27 Nov 2017 Celebrity Chef Series: Chef Chele Gonzalez
21 Nov 2017 GARMCO Plant Tour
18 Nov 2017 Snowflake Craft Fair 2017
16 Nov 2017 Government Contracts & Tendors – Best Practices for the Private Sector Supplier
15 Nov 2017 Ferrari Maserati Showroom Grand Opening
13 Nov 2017 Bahrain Business Women’s B2B Forum
11 Nov 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017
8 Nov 2017 Bahrain Franchise and Dine Expo
31 Oct 2017 World Entrepreneurs Forum 2017
26 Sep 2017 AmCham 2017 Annual General Meeting
17 Sep 2017 Solar Energy Systems STEEB Exhibition 2017
25 Apr 2017 Cybersecurity in the Middle East – Knowing and managing the risks


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