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September 2017 | Texas Strong After Harvey, Fall Program Series Kickoff, WEFTEC Panel, Turkey Gas Transit, ADIPEC and much more…
Deep in the Heart of Texas: The Spirit of Houston (Alive and Strong in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey)
GCC Donates Millions in Support of Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Bilateral Chamber Corporate Members Among Many Companies That Have Provided Financial Support to Victims of Hurricane Harvey
Arab Americans Aid Victims of Hurricane Harvey
Fall 2017 Program Series Kickoff Reception - Benefiting the Victims of Hurricane Harvey
Bilateral Chamber’s 4th Annual Panel at WEFTEC 2017
SAVE THE DATE: Turkey Gas Transit and Trading Hub Reverse Trade Mission
ADIPEC 2017

August 2017 | 2017 Healthcare Insights – August Newsletter
Healthcare Insights: Life-Saving Innovation, MENA/Africa Partnerships, World-Class Physicians, Experts Discuss Vaccines & much more....

July 2017 | SME Member Highlights, ​Ghana Insights, WEFTEC, Tunisian Talents, and much more…
ARKEL International
Corrosion Resistant Alloys
Headworks International Inc.
Expert Insight Series
Reinforcing U.S.-Bahrain Commercial Ties
WEFTEC
Ghana Football Business Expo Launched
Inaugural Tunisian Talents United Forum

June 2017 | Africa Insights, Morocco, Tips on LCs, WEFTEC and more
Consul General of UAE in Houston Visits Bilateral Chamber
Jeff Miller, Bilateral Chamber Advisory Board Member, Named Halliburton CEO
Bilateral Chamber Board Members Honored as Influential African Houstonians at Africa Day 2017
New Report Shows US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Far Exceeded ITA Expectations
Expert Insight Series: Using Letters of Credit to Expand Your International Sales
Upcoming Programs
Africa Insight
WEFTEC 2017
Member Spotlight: Active Water Solutions
Program Highlights: ​Society of Petroleum Engineers’ 2017 Middle East Oil & Gas Show (MEOS)

May 2017 | Countries, Companies & People Come Together at Bilateral Chamber’s OTC Week – See Highlights
Nearly 1000 people gathered
Local and International leaders sent thoughts and good wishes
Houston Mayors Honored
Representatives from Bilateral Chamber Members
The Bilateral Brigade
GCC Insight Series: The Vision Behind the Numbers
Leadership Insight Series: Libya
The Iraq Dialogue: Fostering Growth in Iraq's Oil & Gas Sector

April 2017 | MENA Oil & Gas Buyers at OTC, Minister and Ambassador Panels, UAE, Saudi, Qatar, Libya, Algeria delegations and more
20th Annual Insight to MENA at OTC
Country Insight Series: UAE
Leadership Insight Series: Libya
The Iraq Dialogue: Fostering Growth in Iraq’s Oil & Gas Sector
Partnership Insight Series: 2017 Algeria Energy Day at OTC

March 2017 | Saudi Crown Prince Visits Washington, OTC MENA Welcome Reception, ME Heavy Oil Forum and more…
Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Visits with President Trump
Latest United States Cabinet Confirmations
2016 Trade Data Released - U.S. Still Enjoys Trade Surplus with Multiple MENA Countries
Upcoming Programs
Partnership Insight Series: Middle East Heavy Oil Congress
20th Anniversary of Insight to MENA at OTC Welcome Reception
Department of Justice Releases New Guidance on Compliance Programs
Immigration through Investment
Leadership Insight Series: 2nd Annual U.S. Department of State Briefing
The Gulf States are Ready for Peaceful Coexistence
Members in the News
MENA Business News

February 2017 | Tillerson Confirmed, ADNOC CEO to Keynote EGYPS, Bahrain to Host Heavy Oil, Dubai Arab Health Highlights…
Congratulations to Rex W. Tillerson on Confirmation as 69th U.S. Secretary of State
Partnership Insight Series: EGYPS 2017
Partnership Insight Series: Middle East Heavy Oil Congress
Insight to MENA: 20th Anniversary of the OTC MENA Reception
Partnership Insight Series: Arab Health 2017
Official Organizer of the U.S. Pavilion at Arab Health
GCC Investment Strategies: A Saudi Perspective
Members in the News
MENA Business News

January 2017 | Celebrating 20 Years, Dubai Arab Health, Egypt Petroleum Show, 10th Annual MAL, EB5 Expert Insights, and much more
Celebrating 20 Years
Looking Back on Program Milestones
Partnership Insight Series: Arab Health 2017
Partnership Insight Series: EGYPS 2017
Education Insight Series: 10th Annual Model Arab League
Insight to MENA: 20th Anniversary of the OTC MENA Reception
Expert Insight Series: Houston EB5 - Premier Partners for MENA Investors
Expert Insight Series: Four Requirements for EB-5 Qualifications
Members in the News
MENA Busines News

December 2016 | 2016 Year in Review
Extended International Partnerships
World Petroleum Congress Coming to Houston
Bilateral Chamber Board Members Highlighted ADIPEC 2016
International Women in Energy Leaders Honored
Expanded Relationships​
Aramco, ExxonMobil, MD Anderson, and Al Qahtani & Sons Executives Joined Board of Advisors
North Africa Programs with President of Egypt, H.E. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and Government Officials from Tunisia & Algeria
Sub-Saharan Africa Programs Featured President of the Republic of Mozambique, H.E. Filipe J. Nyusi, Officials from Botswana, South Africa, DRC, Angola
Relationships Strengthened with USG to Expand Regional & Industry Reach & Range
Partnership with US Pavilion at ADIPEC Solidified to Benefit SME Members
Exceeded Expectations
Insight to MENA at OTC Hosted Largest VIP Contingent in 19-Year History
Multiple Member Companies Featured at World’s Largest Water Conference
Doing Well by Doing Good - Supported Our Next Generation of Leaders Through Education Programs

November 2016 | US-Algeria Energy Forum, ADIPEC highlights, Tunisia 2020, Women Executives Honored and Lulu Market enters U.S.
Leadership Insight Series: Algeria
ADIPEC 2016 Highlights
Bilateral Chamber VIP Board Dinner at ADIPEC 2016 Highlights
Bilateral Chamber Welcomes New Advisory Board Members
Honoring Women in Executive Leadership
Tunisia 2020 Conference
Member Spotlight: Y International Inc.

October 2016 | Advantage Kuwait, Egypt Opportunities, ADIPEC updates, Tourism in Oman, Tunisia 2020
Leadership Insight Series: Kuwait
Executive Management Program for Women in Energy in the GCC
U.S. Business Mission to Egypt
Direct Line Webinar: Tourism Opportunities in Oman
Program Highlights
Africa Insight Series: Mozambique
Partnership Insight Series: weftec 2016
Ambassador Insight Series: Tunisia
Tunisia 2020
Member Spotlight: Elite Shipping Inc.
Members in the News

September 2016 | ADIPEC Insights Newsletter: Executive Management Program for Women in Energy, VIP Board Dinner, U.S. Pavilion Strategic Partnership, and much more…
Insight to MENA at ADIPEC 2016
Bilateral Chamber Member CEOs to Speak at ADIPEC 2016
Executive Management Program for Women in Energy at ADIPEC 2016
VIP Board of Advisors Dinners at ADIPEC 2016
Women in Energy Conference at ADIPEC 2016
Partnership Insight Series: Bilateral Chamber panel at weftec 2016
Expert Insight Series
Members in the News, MENA Business News

August 2016 | Insights in Healthcare August Newsletter, Groundbreaking Research in Pediatric Cancers, Diabetes, Commitment to GCC, Africa Initiatives and more
2016 C3 US-Arab Healthcare Summit
Highlighting Leading Healthcare Initiatives Among Bilateral Chamber Members & Partners
Offering Subject Matter Expertise on Issues Affecting Global Health

July 2016 | C3 US-Arab Business & Healthcare Summits, Deadline to apply for 2016 TEACH, weftec, South Africa Insight Highlights, and much more…
Partnership Insight Series: 2016 C3 US-Arab Business & Healthcare Summits
Education Insight Series: Deadline to Apply for the 2016 TEACH Application
Partnership Insight Series: Registration Now Open for weftec 2016
6th Annual Tunisian Oil & Gas Summit
June Program Highlights: Africa Insight Series: South Africa
Member Spotlight: WISRAN
Members in the News
MENA Business News

June 2016 | Ramadan Kareem, South Africa Insights, TEACH 2016 Applications Open, weftec Save the Date, and much more…
Africa Insight Series: Briefing with South African Ambassador to the U.S.
Education Insight Series: 2016 TEACH Applications Now Available
Partnership Insight Series: Save the Date for wefect 2016
Partnership Insight Series: 2016 C3 U.S.-Arab Business & Healthcare Summit
Ramadan Kareem

May 2016 | OTC Highlights, Saudi Minister, Oman Webinar and more
Insight to MENA at OTC 19th Annual Arab Welcome Reception - Drawing Together Like-Minded Professionals Eager to Engage, Network & See Results
Ambassador Insight Series: GCC - Panel Discussion with U.S. Ambassadors to UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait
Leadership Insight Series: Egypt - 2nd Annual Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum Briefing
Education Insight Series: Energy & Technology Dialogue Vision for Tomorrow’s Sustainable Energy
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Appoints New Minister of Energy
Direct Line Webinar: Mining and Mineral Opportunities in Oman
Partnership Insight Series: Saudi-American Healthcare Forum

April 2016 | US Ambassadors to Saudi, UAE & Kuwait, Minister of Energy Egypt, and more
2016 OTC-Week Programs
Insight to MENA at OTC 19th Annual Arab Welcome Reception
Ambassador Insight Series: GCC - Join this Breakfast Briefing and Meet U.S. Ambassadors to UAE, Saudi Arabia & Kuwait
Leadership Insight Series: Egypt - 2nd Annual Egypt Petroleum Briefing
Education Insight Series: Energy and Technology Dialogue Vision for Tomorrow's Sustainable Energy
Leadership Insight Series: U.S. Government Briefing on U.S. Policy & Assistance in the Levant
Member Spotlight: Water Environment Federation (WEF) WEFTEC® 2016 – Creating the Future of Water

March 2016 | 2016 OTC MENA Reception, Real Estate Market Update, MAL Highlights, Africa Insight Series and much more…
19th Annual Insight to MENA at OTC Welcome Reception
Country Highlight: Bahrain
Partnership Insight Series: Saudi International Healthcare Forum
Partnership Insight Series: Saudi-American Healthcare Forum
Partnership Insight Series: Future of Oil Prices and their Impact on Texas Economy
Expert Insight Series: Avison Young
Member Spotlight: Methodist
U.S. Students Tackle and Resolve Middle East’s Top Conflicts at 9th Annual Model Arab League Conference
Leadership Insight Series: U.S. Department of State Exclusive Briefing
Africa Insight Series: 2016 Africa iXchange - Pan African Women's Economic Empowerment Summit

February 2016 | Cabinet Changes UAE and Qatar, Model Arab League, Countdown to 2016 OTC, Saudi Healthcare, Brief on New Saudi Law, and much more
Announcing New UAE Cabinet
Emiri Decree Reshuffles Cabinet of Ministries – Qatar
Education Insight Series - 9th Annual Model Arab League (MAL) Conference
The 6th Annual Vis Middle East Pre-Moot 2016
Africa Insight Series
Partnership Insight Series: Saudi - American Healthcare Forum
Save the Date - 19th Annual Insight to MENA at OTC
Expert Insight Series - Norton Rose Fulbright
Members in the News
MENA Business News

January 2016 | Africa Insights, Saudi Arabia Healthcare, ExxonMobil on LNG Market, Ghana Transport
Announcing Africa Insight Committee
Insight to Africa Highlight
Expert Insight Series
Member Spotlight
Upcoming Series & Programs
Insight to MENA Hightlight
Members in the News
MENA Business News

December 2015 | 2015 Year in Review
Featured Ministers
Participating Ambassadors
Offering Subject-Matter Expertise
Accelerating Access and Opportunities Across MENA Markets
Promoting Women in Industry and Energy
Unlocking the Potential of Sub-Saharan Africa
Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders Through Education
Establishing Strategic Alliances

November 2015 | MENA Women in STEM Conference, wefttec 2016 Call for Abstracts, UPS Spotlight, 2015 ADIPEC Highlights, MEED Programs, and more…
Partnership Insight Series: Women in STEM in the Middle East and North Africa
Partnership Insight Series: weftec 2016 Call for Abstracts
Strategic Partner Member Spotlight: United Parcel Service (UPS)
2015 ADIPEC Highlights
Partnership Insight Series: Upcoming MEED Partner Programs
Partnership Insight Series: SAOGE 2015
Members in the News
MENA Business News

October 2015 | Roundtable with First Female Private Space Explorer, ADIPEC, Announcing 2015 TEACH Fellows, Market Insights on Kuwait & Morocco, and more…
Education Insight Series: Technology, Innovation and the Future of Aviation
Partnership Insight Series: ADIPEC - The World’s Most Important Oil & Gas Show
Education Insight Series: Announcing 2015 TEACH Cohort
Partnership Insight Series: Kuwait Investment Outreach Conference
SAVE THE DATE Partnership Insight Series: 3rd Morocco-U.S. Business Development Conference
Partnership Insight Series: Upcoming MEED Partner Programs
Members in the News

September 2015 | Announcing King Salman’s Inaugural Visit to U.S., weftec, Updates on Kuwait and GCC, ADIPEC, and more…
Partnership Insight Series: U.S.-Saudi Investment Forum
Partnership Insight Series: weftec 2015
Leadership Insight Series: Kuwait & the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council)
Insight to MENA: Trade Mission to ADIPEC 2015
Partnership Insight Series: MEED Fall 2015 Calendar of Programs
Expert Insight Series
Bilateral Chamber Member Spotlight

August 2015 | August Healthcare Insights, US Science Envoy, ADIPEC 2015 and more!
Bilateral Chamber Highlights - Healthcare Members and Partners
My Activities as United States Science Envoy
Expert Insight Series: PURELIFE Health Sciences Group
Program Highlights
2015 Fall Preview of Series and Programs
Members in the News
MENA Business News

July 2015 | SME Excellence Special Edition, Apache​ Update, ADIPEC Trade Mission​ 2015​
Happy 4th of July
Bilateral Member Apache Corporation Announces Retirement of Mr. Rodney J. Eichler
EPC, Logistics, Distribution and Manufacturing
Energy/Oil & Gas
Food Distribution & Franchising
Law & Consulting
Water
2015 ADIPEC
Members in the News

June 2015 | Egypt Leadership Insight, Foster Global Expert Insight, and Upcoming Partnerships
Leadership Insight Series: Egypt
Expert Insight Series: Foster Global
Partnership Insight Series: MEED
Partnership Insight Series: WEFTEC
Insight to MENA: Trade Mission to ADIPEC

May 2015 | 2015 OTC Week in Review
18th Annual Insight to MENA at OTC Welcome Reception
Ambassador Insight Series: Kuwait
Africa Insight Series: Ghana
Leadership Insight Series: Iraq
Education Insight Series: May Education Roundtable

April 2015 | 2015 OTC Week, 18th Annual MENA Welcome Reception
18th Annual Insight to MENA at OTC Welcome Reception
Ambassador Insight Series: Kuwait
Leadership Insight Series: Egypt
Leadership Insight Series: Iraq

March 2015 | AmCham Egypt, OTC 2015, Saudi Kuwait Webinar, and more…
2015 OTC Week:
18th Annual Insight to MENA at OTC Welcome Reception
Ambassador Insight Series: Kuwait
Webinar on Opportunities & Challenges in the Oil & Gas Market: Saudi Arabia & Kuwait
Bureau of Industry and Security Seminars (BIS)
Direct Insight Series: AmCham Egypt Webinar
Education Insight Series: March 2015 Education Roundtable
Africa Insight Series: Ghana, Gateway to Africa
2015 Bilateral Model Arab League

February 2015 | Insight to Africa: Ghana, RAK Free Trade Zone Luncheon, 18th Annual OTC MENA Welcome Reception, ​ and more…
Leadership Insight Series: Panel Discussion with His Highness Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saqr Al Qasimi
Web Seminar hosted by Bilateral Member, Norton Rose Fulbright
Africa Insight Series: Ghana
Insight to MENA at OTC: 18TH Annual Welcome Reception
Bilateral Chamber Partners with the Arabic Immersion Magnet School
Bilateral Chamber Supports JCI Houston’s “IMPACT Days”
Industry Insight Series: MENA Healthcare Opportunities
Insight Topic: Intellectual Property
Emerson

January 2015 | Bilateral Chamber Announces New Season of Programs for the New Year
Webinar on Healthcare Opportunities in Egypt and the Levant
Bilateral Chamber partners with US-UAE Business Council to host His Highness Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saqr Al Qasimi
Insight to U.S. Roadshow Series: Ghana - Gateway to Africa
Safety and Security Business Development Mission: Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt
Insight to MENA at OTC: 18th Annual Welcome Reception
Teachers Educating Across Cultures in Harmony (TEACH) 2014 Fellowship
Insight to U.S. Roadshow Series: Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Free Trade Zone Authority

December 2014 | Year in Review
Expansion of Board of Directors Strengthens Bilateral Chamber of Commerce
Promoting Economic Collaboration Through Outbound Trade Missions
Working to Further Economic Ties With Emerging MENA Industries and Markets
Providing Subject- Matter Expertise and Timely Information
Connecting Business with Opportunity
Launching New Initiatives
Fostering Dialogue through Educational Exchange and Student Leadership
Advancing Access to MENA-Based Programming and Projects