Past Events

Wed, 13 Jul, 2016

Mövenpick Jumeirah Beach Road

Summer Networking at Soul Bar Movenpick JBR

Calling all BBG members! Gather your friends and join us at Soul Bar for an after-work drinks and networking event. Enjoy the bar’s funky design, reminiscent of Manhattan’s eclectic ethnic neighbourhoods, in an upbeat and engaging atmosphere while you mingle and connect with like-minded professionals from across the UAE over an evening cocktail.

Tue, 12 Jul, 2016

Al Safa Street

Brexit - What Now for the UK Economic Outlook?

This session seeks to offer insight into some of the current market thinking on various scenarios and give you a chance to put your questions to an industry expert, who can share his personal perspective on how events could unfold and the consequences and implications.

Mon, 13 Jun, 2016

Business Bay

An Intermediate Guide to Social Media for Business

For those who are already familiar and use (or at least have used) Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and more for their business, this session will provide tips and tricks to help take social media to the next level. Providing lots of quick wins and handy hints to make social media more strategic and effective in the workplace

Mon, 06 Jun, 2016

Business Bay

A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter and LinkedIn for Business

This session will run through a basic introduction to using Twitter and LinkedIn for business, for those who have no experience. Giving an overview of each platform and its benefits as well as tips and tricks to getting started and generating instant results.

Mon, 30 May, 2016

Sheikh Zayed Road

Ramadan Reflections – Breakfast Insights into the Cultural Significance of the Holy Month

There are many misconceptions regarding Ramadan and what it means. The BBG is fortunate to have secured an audience with Amal Loring, a certified inter-cultural intelligence (ICI) consultant and coach. Amal will share with BBG members the significance of Ramadan and the opportunities it actually holds for business people in the Middle East.

Tue, 17 May, 2016

Emirates Financial Tower

Morning Networking at Mint Leaf of London

Mint Leaf of London will welcome BBG members and guests for a networking breakfast on Tuesday, 17th May. Take advantage of Mint Leaf Dubai’s convenient DIFC location, luxurious interiors and stunning views of the iconic Burj Khalifa and Downtown skyline while you enjoy a productive start to your working day over a hearty breakfast.

Wed, 04 May, 2016

Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai

The Creation and Journey of Dubai’s Cultural Icon - Dubai Opera

We welcome Jasper Hope, Chief Executive of Dubai Opera who will take BBG members & guests through the journey of bringing this new artistic venue to life in the city. Jasper will cover what the highlights & challenges have been of building Dubai Opera & will explain how Dubai Opera will position itself as the performing arts hub of the Middle East

Tue, 03 May, 2016

DIFC

How to Build a Luxury Brand

In this Focus Marketing breakfast session Nicole Deumens, Head of Marketing and Innovation at Chalhoub Group, will show how to build a luxury brand within this changing landscape. The presentation will draw on the company’s 60-year experience in the region’s luxury market, consumer segmentation based on 2,000 face-to-face interviews.

Thu, 28 Apr, 2016

Deira

Annual Golf BBQ Dinner

BBQ Dinner brought to you by Select Property on the clubhouse terrace with tournament prize presentation and live entertainment from DJ Marky Mark

Wed, 20 Apr, 2016

Sheikh Zayed Road

Reaping the benefits of mentoring for you and your organisation

Mentoring can be a great way to: onboard new employees, develop and retain talent, provide companywide engagement, promote positive communication and increase cross cultural and gender understanding. We will be exploring: the benefits of mentoring within and outside of companies; the benefits to the mentee, mentor and company; and more...