Sponsored by Qatar Airways AABC meets to network and finds common grounds
The Arab American Business Council of Greater Washington Area held its monthly networking meeting on February 2nd in Tysons Corner area. The meeting that was sponsored by Qatar Airways and took place at Westin hotel with over 20 attendees representing wide range of local businesses.
The meeting goal was to introduce and network between Arab American owned business in the Washington region. Guests from Asian American Chamber of Commerce presented by its President Cindy Shao joined the meeting. Also Saba Shami the President of New Dominion Pack was among the participants.
The meeting Emcee Khadija Ghazzar welcomed all attendees and reminded them that this meeting is meant for everyone to get to meet others in the business community. Marwan Ahmad, an organizer also welcomed the participants and introduced the goals of the organization to the newcomers. A survey was passed for everyone to express their views on number of issues relating to businesses.
All participants had a chance to introduce themselves and what they do in their business to others. The individual introductions followed by a presentation by Qatar Airways given by Pervin Dasdelen about QA services from many US cities going around the world.
While dinner was served a drawing was offered for a prize of a round trip ticket on Qatar Airways as well as other gifts offered by AABC. The drawing was followed by a discussion lead by organizers Ayman Darwish and Bassem Yamak on how to help local Arab American business grow and succeed.
The group spent the rest of the evening exchanging business cards and getting to know one another during a networking session.