AABC-DC hosts USQBC at its monthly networking dinner
Nov. 17th – The Arab American Business Council of Washington DC (AABC-DC) region held its monthly networking dinner at Neyla Mediterranean Bistro in Reston Town Center in Virginia this month. The meeting was well attended by thirty plus members and guests.
Attendees enjoyed a Middle Eastern buffet dinner at Neyla while mingling and networking. Most attendees were business professionals in addition to individuals and non-profits representatives among the audience. The meeting was opened by Marwan Ahmad, President of the Arab American Business Council, who gave a brief profile about AABC-DC. He also introduced the newly selected Executive Committee members Saba Shami, Ashraf Nassar, Nairouz Elgeioushi and Bassem Yamak. Mr. Ahmad also shared the vision and goals of AABC-DC moving forward.
Mr. Yamak, membership coordinator, spoke and emphasized the important of joining AABC-DC. He also listed the benefits of being a member of AABC-DC.
Mr. Ahmad introduced Mr. Mohammed Barakat, Managing Director of US Qatar Business Council who was the guest speaker at the event. Mr. Barakat then asked attendees to introduce themselves before he started his talk. Followed was a presentation by Mr. Barakat on doing business in the State of Qatar and the steps needed to be most successful in this area of the world including the business and cultural aspects. Mr. Barakat later took some questions from the audience addressing their curiosity about doing business in State of Qatar.
At the end Mr. Ahmad thanked Mr. Barakat for his participating and the valuable information he shared about USQBC ad doing business in Qatar. The talk was followed by more networking opportunity for everyone who was eager to meet each other and ask more questions of the guest speaker.
AABC-DC holds a monthly networking meeting to introduce local Arab American businesses and individuals who are interested in doing business in the Arab American community.