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Cross Border Business Opportunities

  • 16 Feb 2022
  • 5:00 PM
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Join us for an informative discussion on US-Bahrain cross-border business opportunities with business and government leaders from the World Trade Center Palm Beach and Bahrain during a webinar on February 16th at 5:00 P.M. Bahrain Time

The Zoom event will feature introductions from Palm Beach County Mayor Robert Weinroth and Bahrain’s Ambassador to the United States His Excellency Shaikh Abdulla R. Al Khalifa.  Panel topics will include cross-cultural opportunities in tourism, higher education, immigration, tax law, and free trade.

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Participating will be business, investment, finance and educational leaders for each community. Also represented will be tourism and cultural interests to facilitate a new, unique relationship between Bahrain and Florida as the portal for business and tourism interests entering Bahrain from the U.S. and from the U.S. to Bahrain.

Areas of discussion will be cross border business, finance and investment, cross cultural higher education interaction, and the legal implications of such activities in immigration, tax, and general relocation law concerns.

Learn about best practices and significant government procurements and business opportunities between both countries.

  1. Taking advantage of the demand for joint ventures in Bahrain for American companies.

  2. Information on best practices for international trade between the two countries.

  3. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) favorable treatment for U.S. Bahrain exports.

  4. An overview of best practices utilizing the Free Trade Agreement between the two nations.


  • Business, Investment and Finance Opportunities

    • ​Kelly Smallridge, Business Development Board of Palm Beach

    • Troy McLellan, Boca Chamber of Commerce

    • Keith O’Donnell, Avison Young Consultants, Palm Beach

    • Mary McGinnis, American Chamber

    • Ahlam Janahi and Lara Shukralah, Bahrain Businesswomen's Society

  • Free Trade Agreement

    • ​Qays H. Zu'bi, Senior Partner Zu'bi & Partners

    • Abdulrahman Mohd. Juma, India Business Society

  • Immigration and Tax Law Consequences

    • ​ Anthony Korda, Esq, Owner, The Korda Law Firm

    • Richard S. Lehman, Esq, United States Tax Taxation, Lehman Tax Law

  • Tourism Opportunities

    • ​Dr. Nasser Qaedi , CEO , Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority (Invited)

    • Jorge Pesquera, Discover the Palm Beaches

  • Cross Cultural Higher Education Opportunities

    • ​Dr. Mubarak Buti, Cultural and Educational Counselor at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Washington, DC

    • Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, Provost American University of Bahrain (AUBH)

    • Kelly Smallridge, Educational Consortium

    • Kevin Ross, President Lynn University

  • Cross Border Trade Relations

    • Valentina Moretti, Palm Beach

    • Rose Sager, Trade Representative from the Kingdom of Bahrain

  • Cross Border Communications

    • Renata Urban, Urban Training and Services, Palm Beach

    • Zahraa Taher, Finmark Communications, Bahrain

  • Audience Q&A

Participating Organizations From Bahrain

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain

  • American University of Bahrain (AUBH)

  • Bahrain Businesswomen's Society

  • Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority (Invited)

  • Gulf Insider 

  • Bahrain India Society 

  • Emeritus of MMGY Global

  • Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants

  • Embassy from the Kingdom of Bahrain, Washington D.C.

  • United States Embassy in Bahrain

Participating Organizations From Palm Beach Florida

  • Business Development Board of Palm Beach County

  • Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce

  • Discover Palm Beach and Tourist Development Council

  • Lynn University

  • Avison Young Commercial Real Estate Consultants

  • The Korda Law Firm - Immigration

  • Lehman Tax Law - International Taxation

  • Samandhel Corp. - Trading Company


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