ABCK Virtual Speed Networking

ABCK organizes virtual networking event

The American Business Council- AmCham Kuwait (ABCK-AmCham Kuwait) hosted its first -ever Virtual Speed Networking Event on Tuesday, October 13, in collaboration with LivinWorld (LivinQ8), sponsored by Crowne Plaza Al Thuraya City.


The event kicked off with opening remarks by ABCK-AmCham Kuwait’s Chairman, Mr. Frank Belonus, greeting everyone and mentioning the event’s unique offering as the first- ever of its kind for AmCham Kuwait. To finalize his greeting, Mr. Belonus gave a warm welcome to LivinQ8 and thanked AmCham Kuwait’s newest Chairman’s Club Member- Crowne Plaza Al Thuraya City, for being the Sponsors for the voucher gifts, which were raffled at the end of the event.


Membership Manager, Ms. Paola De La Roche provided a brief in regard to what ABCK-AmCham Kuwait’s goal is, which is to support Kuwait in leveraging business and industry to find creative, effective solutions to the challenges Kuwait faces in this time of crisis, in its recovery, and in achieving its New Kuwait 2035 vision. AmCham Kuwait strives to support Kuwait’s ongoing efforts to improve its global competitiveness ranking, and support Kuwait’s goal of being a financial and trade hub that is commercially attractive for investment. She also spoke about the role of the Member corporations, which has allowed them to become a voice for American business interest in the State of Kuwait. Ms. De La Roche briefed participants with ground rules before the actual one on one networking started.


The AmCham Kuwait team recreated the efficiency of an in-person networking but this time, in an online environment using Zoom breakout rooms. The event was believed to be the first one organized in Kuwait. It provided participants an innovative and fun way to meet other Members and business professionals in a fast-paced environment. Members and non-Members enjoyed their conversations and making new contacts. The networking concluded with a raffle draw for 2 voucher gifts sponsored by Crowne Plaza Al Thuraya City, led by the Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing, Mr. Zaid Mashini.


Mr. Mashini announced the 2 winners for the raffle gifts and thanked everyone for being part of this event. Considering the positive feedback received from the crowd, AmCham Kuwait will be hosting another Virtual Speed Networking event in November.


ABCK- AmCham Kuwait is a non-profit organization comprised of American corporations, small and medium sized companies, and prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs, both American and Kuwaiti. Since 1985, the American Business Council- AmCham Kuwait has acted as an advocate for American companies in the State of Kuwait. For more information about AmCham Kuwait, please visit our website at or follow us on social media channels @abck1985


Crowne Plaza Al Thuraya City is a luxury hotel with multiple conference facilities and nine specialty restaurants located a few minutes from Kuwait International Airport (KWI). You will be able to visit the famous Grand Avenues mall through their free shuttle service. The Crowne Plaza ® Al Thuraya City is a 5-star hotel with 207 opulent rooms and modern conferencing facilities including Kuwait’s largest Ballroom and state-of-the-art auditorium where you can host various types of ABCK- AmCham Kuwait Address: Crowne Plaza Kuwait Al Thuraya City, Holiday Inn Business Center, Airport Road, Farwaniya, Kuwait – 81006 meetings, conventions, and social occasions.


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