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O2K Limited moderates 2 key European Space Agency Panels at NSE Expo Forum

NewSpace Economy European Expo Forum, Fiera di Roma, Rome, 12 December 2019: O2K Limited moderates 2 key European Space Agency panels, focused on “Challenges and opportunities in the global space markets: an industrial perspective” and “Business Opportunities for European Space Industry in the UAE”.

O2K Limited is a business development advisory specializing in economic value-added programs (EVAP), including offsets. “The growing global space market is impacting all areas of the UAE economy, embracing all of our sectors, including, academia, manufacture, research, services and infrastructure” said Kim Schofied, Managing Partner of O2K Limited.

Schofield further emphasized the potential for both the UAE and European Space Sectors in collaboration and joint initiatives within the total Space Supply Chain.

“The Business Opportunities for European Space Industry in the UAE Panel” in deep discussion….

The Panels included Mohammed Al Beloushi, Chief Executive Officer, Bayanat– Mapping & Surveying LLC; ; David Peel, Regional Director, Northrop Grumman UK, European and Middle East; David Claridge, Director, Corporate Offset Management Leonardo S p A; Anas Zeineddine, Executive Director, Krypto Labs; Didier Manzoni, Deputy CEO, GM Space, VP of the Swiss Space Industry Group and Mauro Marzocchi, General Secretary of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the UAE & GGC.

The ESA hosted a visit to ESA-ESRIN their the European centre of excellence for exploitation of Earth observation missions for the Panalists able to attend.

“I cannot thank you enough for arranging the official visit to ESRIN and its Earth Observation Center which was spectacular and gave me a thorough understanding of ESA mandates and the endless exposure to the benefits of EOC” said Mohammed Al Beloushi, Chief Executive Officer, Bayanat– Mapping & Surveying LLC.

Space Foundation signs MoU with O2K Limited to Explore UAE, MENA Opportunities

NewSpace Economy European Expo Forum, Fiera di Roma, Rome, 12 December 2019: The Space Foundation and O2K Limited, signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the NewSpace ExpoForum in Rome, Italy, to jointly promote Space-focused STEM outreach and related B2B opportunities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE); and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

O2K Limited is a business development advisory specializing in economic value-added programs (EVAP), including offsets. “There are over 60 Countries with EVAP requirements and developing EVAP programs that further develop the space industry will have an immeasurable impact on our environment and the quality of Life of our planet”, said Kim Schofied, Managing Partner of O2K Limited. 

After signing the MOU, Space Foundation CEO, Tom Zelibor shared, “The Space Foundation is always seeking partners that want to expand access and opportunity in the space community. This first step with O2K Limited starts a path to extending the rewards of space technology, research, technologies and investments to a region with enormous possibilities.”

Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor and O2K Limited’s Managing Partner, Kim Schofeld sign an MOU between their organizations to explore opportunities in the UAE, MENA Region and the global space community

Zelibor further elaborated, “With the continuing growth of the global space economy and its impact across every infrastructure and career path, there is a need to create a sustainable talent pipeline that is prepared for the future.  Our emerging relationship with O2K Limited will allow us to explore those paths and opportunities.”

In the ensuing months, the Space Foundation and O2K Limited will initiate a plan of action leveraging their respective networks in the UAE, MENA Region and the global space community to define programming and investments that address new business opportunities and offset requirements.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the world’s premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community.

It is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center.

The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office, as well as field representatives in Houston and on the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activityand through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both website — www.SpaceFoundation.org and DiscoverSpace.org — and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

O2K Limited moderates "Unlocking Value from Space Technology and Enabling Industry Benefit" at Dubai Air Show 2019

Duabi Air Show, 18 November 2019: O2K Limited moderates a ” Women in Space – Tech Talk” at the Dubai Air Show,  The Talk focused on:

  • Supporting the development of technology innovation with space policy,
  • Developing space industry standards to increase transparency
  • Unleashing the potential of technology transfer to accelerate major sectors: healthcare, aviation, telecommunication and agriculture.

O2K Limited is a business development advisory specializing in economic value-added programs (EVAP), including offsets. “The growing global space market is impacting all areas of the UAE economy, no more so than the Space industry, embracing all of our sectors, including, academia, manufacture, research, services and infrastructure” said Kim Schofied, Managing Partner of O2K Limited.

O2K participates at Women in Space Conference, at the Dubai Air Show

The Panels included Geraldine Naja, Head of Industrial Policy and Auditing Department, European Space Agency; Lucy Edge, Chief Operating Officer, Satellite Applications Catapult; Dr Michaelyn Thomas, Head of Affordability, Virgin Orbit; Naser Al Rashedi, Director of Space Policy & Regulations, UAE Space Agency; Shelli Brunswick, Chief Operating Officer, Space Foundation.

“It was truly an honor to engage with some of the most accomplished, pioneering women in the aerospace industry” O2K’s Managing Partner –  Kim Scholfield

AmCham Abu Dhabi Announces Newly Elected 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. – AmCham Abu Dhabi held its 2019 Annual General Meeting at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers on June 12, where the members of the 2019-2020 Board of Directors were elected and the new amendments to the Constitution were announced. On July 1, 2019 the following individuals will assume roles as Board Officers and Members-at-Large for a one year term that will expire June 30, 2020.

Board Officers:

  • Chairman: Jay Huston, General Manager, Orbital ATK Middle East L.L.C., Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Defense Systems Group
  • Vice Chairman: Alan L. Davis, Chief Executive, Raytheon Emirates Ltd.
  • Treasurer: Frank Conway, Senior Advisor, Mubadala Investment Company
  • Secretary: Charles Laubach, Partner, Afridi & Angel

    Members-at-Large (alphabetical order):

  • Steve Abdenour, Chief Operating Officer, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Nasser Al Osaiba, Managing Partner, Abu Dhabi Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel
  • Elissar Farah Antonios, Chief Executive Officer, Cluster Head for Levant & Iraq, Citibank – U.A.E.
  • Leslie Bellas, Consultant – Environmental Programs, RTI International
  • Yvette L. Campbell, Institutional Advancement Director, American Community School of Abu Dhabi
  • Rula Dajani, Country Director, AMIDEAST U.A.E. Michael Dishman, Senior Managing Director, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Oshkosh Defense
  • Mike Hanlin, F-16 Program Manager – Middle East & North Africa, Lockheed Martin Global Inc.
  • Christian Lenoble, President & U.A.E. Lead Country Manager, Exxon (Al Khalij) Inc.
  • Kim Schofield, Managing Partner, O2K Ltd.
  • Dareen Zoughbi, Senior Director, Eastern Growth Markets, GE Healthcare, General Electric

The Annual General Meeting was kicked off with opening remarks by Executive Director Liz Beneski. Chairman Sharief Fahmy provided the Call to Order and an overview of AmCham Abu Dhabi. Following his remarks, Board Committee Chairs reported on their accomplishments over the last 12 months. The committees included Finance, Programs, Women in Business, Roundtables, U.S. – U.A.E. Public Affairs, Legal Affairs, Membership and Arts, Culture & Education. In addition, the 2019 Membership Directory was unveiled.

Sharief Fahmy, AmCham Abu Dhabi Chairman 2016 – 2019

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Dear AHK Members and Friends,

The German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK)  in cooperation with SCHLÜTER GRAF Legal Consultants cordially invite you to the Joint Seminar:

“Localisation & Local Content in the UAE”

Date: Wednesday, 30th October 2019

Time: 
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
(Registration & Networking starts at 8:30AM)

Venue: 
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island

For further information: Tel.: +971 4 431 3060

Localisation programs have a long tradition in the UAE. While the defense industry has typically used so-called “offset” or Industrial Cooperation programs; ADNOC has launched an In-Country Value (ICV) program, which was followed by the Abu Dhabi Value (ADV) program soft-launched by the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Abu Dhabi. Offset and ICV/ADV programs are procurement-driven and require a reciprocal economic contribution to the UAE, of a designated percentage of the value of the contract awarded. Foreign defense companies are granted offset credits under the Tawazun program in exchange for meeting their localisation commitments. Under the ICV/ADV programs, suppliers are granted a localisation score based on their local “footprint”.

Agenda

  1. Registration & Networking
  2. Welcome Address
    Oliver Oehms, CEO, German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK)
  3. Legal Insights on
    – ADNOC’s In-Country Value Program (ICV);
    – Department of Economic Development’s Abu Dhabi Value Program (ADV); and
    – Tawazun Economic Council’s Economic Program

    Dr. Constantin Frank-Fahle, LL.M., Senior Lawyer, SCHLÜTER GRAF Legal Consultants
  4. Localisation Programs in the UAE – Update on the Programs’ Status
    Dr. Tom Deeb, T&M Associates
  5. Finding and Implementing a Unified Localisation Strategy in the GCC
    Michael Hackenbruch, Senior Manager Commercial, McDermott (tbc)
  6. Offset and Synergies with ICV/ADV
    Kim Schofield, Managing Partner, O2K Limited
  7. Panel Discussion:
    How can the defense and oil & gas industries collaborate to satisfy their localisation/offset requirements? Synergies between the industries and opportunities to leverage.
    – Doug McEwan, Director of Marketing and Contracts – Middle East and Asia, Borr Drilling Management DMCC
    – Helmut Reichelt, Head of Diehl Defence Representative Office Abu Dhabi
    Moderation: Oliver Oehms, CEO, German Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce (AHK)
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June 13, 2019

AmCham Abu Dhabi Announces Newly Elected 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. – AmCham Abu Dhabi held its 2019 Annual General Meeting at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers on June 12, where the members of the 2019-2020 Board of Directors were elected and the new amendments to the Constitution were announced.

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Supply Chain Due Diligence Laws Go Orange—Netherlands Latest to Pass Legislation.

On May 14, 2019, the Dutch Senate passed a long-awaited Child Labor Due Diligence Law,1 which places obligations on companies selling goods or services to Dutch consumers as well as companies otherwise doing business in the Netherlands to take certain steps to prevent child labor in their supply chains. The Dutch bill first passed the lower house of parliament in 2017, and makes the Netherlands the latest in a line of countries and jurisdictions who have adopted laws relating to addressing human rights concerns in the private sector.

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June 13 2019

AmCham Abu Dhabi Announces Newly Elected 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. – AmCham Abu Dhabi held its 2019 Annual General Meeting at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers on June 12, where the members of the 2019-2020 Board of Directors were elected and the new amendments to the Constitution were announced. On July 1, 2019 the following individuals will assume roles as Board Officers and Members-at-Large for a one year term that will expire June 30, 2020.

Board Officers:
  • Chairman: Jay Huston, General Manager, Orbital ATK Middle East L.L.C., Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Defense Systems Group
  • Vice Chairman: Alan L. Davis, Chief Executive, Raytheon Emirates Ltd.
  • Treasurer: Frank Conway, Senior Advisor, Mubadala Investment Company
  • Secretary: Charles Laubach, Partner, Afridi & Angel

    Members-at-Large (alphabetical order):

  • Steve Abdenour, Chief Operating Officer, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Nasser Al Osaiba, Managing Partner, Abu Dhabi Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel
  • Elissar Farah Antonios, Chief Executive Officer, Cluster Head for Levant & Iraq, Citibank – U.A.E.
  • Leslie Bellas, Consultant – Environmental Programs, RTI International
  • Yvette L. Campbell, Institutional Advancement Director, American Community School of Abu Dhabi
  • Rula Dajani, Country Director, AMIDEAST U.A.E. Michael Dishman, Senior Managing Director, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Oshkosh Defense
  • Mike Hanlin, F-16 Program Manager – Middle East & North Africa, Lockheed Martin Global Inc.
  • Christian Lenoble, President & U.A.E. Lead Country Manager, Exxon (Al Khalij) Inc.
  • Kim Schofield, Managing Partner, O2K Ltd.
  • Dareen Zoughbi, Senior Director, Eastern Growth Markets, GE Healthcare, General Electric

The Annual General Meeting was kicked off with opening remarks by Executive Director Liz Beneski. Chairman Sharief Fahmy provided the Call to Order and an overview of AmCham Abu Dhabi. Following his remarks, Board Committee Chairs reported on their accomplishments over the last 12 months. The committees included Finance, Programs, Women in Business, Roundtables, U.S. – U.A.E. Public Affairs, Legal Affairs, Membership and Arts, Culture & Education. In addition, the 2019 Membership Directory was unveiled.

Sharief Fahmy, AmCham Abu Dhabi Chairman 2016 – 2019

Sharief Fahmy, on behalf of the 2018-2019 Board of Directors, acknowledged AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Falcon Club and Platinum Members, for their significant contributions to AmCham Abu Dhabi. In addition, the Board of Directors expressed their appreciation to Dr. Qaiser Anis and the Nominating Committee Members Josh Dobbs and Hana Al Kathib for their work putting together a slate of outstanding candidates. Furthermore, they extended their gratitude to Platinum Member Alliott Hadi Shahid Chartered Accountants who verified all votes and to all the Members of AmCham Abu Dhabi who participated in the 2019-2020 Board elections and attended the Annual General Meeting.

From Left to Right: Dareen Zoughbi, Senior Director, Eastern Growth Markets, GE Healthcare, General Electric; Christian Lenoble, President & U.A.E. Lead Country Manager, Exxon (Al Khalij) Inc.; Mike Hanlin, F-16 Program Manager – Middle East & North Africa, Lockheed Martin Global Inc.; Rula Dajani, Country Director, AMIDEAST U.A.E.; Nasser Al Osaiba, Managing Partner, Abu Dhabi Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel; Frank Conway, Senior Advisor, Mubadala Investment Company; Jay Huston, General Manager, Orbital ATK Middle East L.L.C., Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Defense Systems Group; Alan L. Davis, Chief Executive, Raytheon Emirates Ltd.; Elissar Farah Antonios, Chief Executive Officer, Cluster Head for Levant & Iraq, Citibank – U.A.E.; Leslie Bellas, Consultant – Environmental Programs, RTI International; Yvette L. Campbell, Institutional Advancement Director, American Community School of Abu Dhabi and Michael Dishman, Senior Managing Director, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Oshkosh Defense.