Abu Dhabi Dubai
Who we are
The German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK) was founded in May 2009 and fully integrated the German Industry & Commerce Office which had already existed for 10 years in Dubai and for 5 years in Abu Dhabi at that time.
The AHK is the first bilateral federal business organization as well as the first international institution on federal level which has been founded in the Gulf. It has attracted a number of well-known Board Members.
Through it's reputed Emirati and German members of the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees, the AHK has direct access to the Emirati decision makers, which is crucial for initiating business transactions. The current membership count stands at around 500, thereof a number of German medium-sized companies, which are already doing business in the UAE.
What we do
The general AHK service portfolio offers business support services to companies wishing to enter the market (according to DE International guidelines). In addition, the AHK offers a range of activities such as the organization of delegations as well as legal affairs and trade fairs services.
Committees and Working Groups
Organization of committees and working groups on various focal sectors (Banking & Finance, Education & Training, German Board of Sustainability, Healthcare, Transport & Logistics, Small & Medium Enterprises Development etc.)
A regular 3-pillar-meeting in cooperation with the German Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the German Consulate General in Dubai, respectively together with Germany Trade & Invest (Gtai), informs German companies in the UAE about current economical developments and activities.
Business & Networking Events and Social Events
Business Luncheons with well-known local guest speakers form a good networking platform for German and Emirati companies. Also social events (Asparagus Party, Easter Brunch, Oktoberfest, Iftar during the Ramadan, Winter Party etc.) offer German and Emirati members an environment for socializing. In the northern Emirates, e.g. Ras Al Khaimah, activities are offered, too.
In addition to the offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai the AHK maintains representative offices in Iraq, Oman and Qatar and is responsible for Kuwait.