JORDAN-US INVESTMENT FORUM: Paving the Way for New Business Opportunities that Create Lasting Growth for US Companies and Jordan
Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

JORDAN-US INVESTMENT FORUM: Paving the Way for New Business Opportunities that Create Lasting Growth for US Companies and Jordan

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The Jordan U.S. Investment Forums, which are organized annually by the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan, provide a platform for enhancing U.S. – Jordan business ties.

The 2018 Forum will have a particular focus on motivating companies to address the unprecedented challenge of the refugee crisis in Jordan, thereby enabling the private sector to grow their business while directly helping refugees and host communities by investing in and sourcing from Jordan.

The Forum will be held in two cities of New York on June 25th and in San Francisco on June 28th, and is being organized in partnership with the Tent Foundation and Connect.JO and is receiving support from USAID’s Jordan Competitiveness Program. 

The Forum is will bring together senior Jordanian government officials, international development organizations, and distinguished representatives of Jordanian and American businesses to highlight Jordan’s strong business and investment climate.

Join us to:

  • Learn about the investment and business climate in Jordan.
  • Identify opportunities for your company to expand its operations in Jordan.
  • Understand best practices about doing business in Jordan and forge new partnerships.
  • Hear from high-level officials from the Jordanian government and international institutions about national and global initiatives to help facilitate business investments in Jordan. 

Please email lana.nimri@amcham.jo with any questions about this forum.

organizers

 
 

SPEAKERS

  Eng. Mohammed Saad Bataineh  Chairman, AmCham - Jordan

Eng. Mohammed Saad Bataineh
Chairman, AmCham - Jordan

  Hamdi Ulukaya   Chairman & CEO, Chobani LLC,- Founder, Tent Foundation

Hamdi Ulukaya 
Chairman & CEO, Chobani LLC,- Founder, Tent Foundation

  H.E IMAD N. FAKHOURY  Minister of Planning and International Cooperation

H.E IMAD N. FAKHOURY
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation

  Dr. Loay M. Sehwail  Chairman, Jordan Industrial Estate Company

Dr. Loay M. Sehwail
Chairman, Jordan Industrial Estate Company

  Ms. Zoë Harries  Director Marketing & Business Development, Investment Consulting Associates

Ms. Zoë Harries
Director Marketing & Business Development, Investment Consulting Associates

  Dr. Wissam Rabadi  Chief of Party, USAID Jordan- Jordan Competitiveness Program

Dr. Wissam Rabadi
Chief of Party, USAID Jordan- Jordan Competitiveness Program

  Benjamin Herzberg  Program Lead, Private Sector Engagement for Good Governance (PSGG) at the World Bank Institute

Benjamin Herzberg
Program Lead, Private Sector Engagement for Good Governance (PSGG) at the World Bank Institute

  Gideon Maltz  Executive Director- Tent Foundation

Gideon Maltz
Executive Director- Tent Foundation

  Lucy M. Duncan  Founder, President and CEO of Safe Ports

Lucy M. Duncan
Founder, President and CEO of Safe Ports

 
  Emile Cubeisy  Managing Partner- Badia Impact Fund- Silicon Badia

Emile Cubeisy
Managing Partner- Badia Impact Fund- Silicon Badia

  Reem Khouri  Founder & CEO- Kaamen

Reem Khouri
Founder & CEO- Kaamen

 

AmCham - Jordan Team

 Rose M. Alissi  CEO

Rose M. Alissi

CEO

  Raghad Alkhojah   Deputy CEO- Head of Business Development

Raghad Alkhojah

Deputy CEO- Head of Business Development

  Lana Nimri     Legal Advisor, Head of FTA & Policy Unit

Lana Nimri


Legal Advisor, Head of FTA & Policy Unit

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JORDAN-US INVESTMENT FORUM: Paving the Way for New Business Opportunities that Create Lasting Growth for US Companies and Jordan
Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

JORDAN-US INVESTMENT FORUM: Paving the Way for New Business Opportunities that Create Lasting Growth for US Companies and Jordan

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The Jordan U.S. Investment Forums, which are organized annually by the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan, provide a platform for enhancing U.S. – Jordan business ties.

The 2018 Forum will have a particular focus on motivating companies to address the unprecedented challenge of the refugee crisis in Jordan, thereby enabling the private sector to grow their business while directly helping refugees and host communities by investing in and sourcing from Jordan.

The Forum will be held in two cities of New York on June 25th and in San Francisco on June 28th, and is being organized in partnership with the Tent Foundation and Connect.JO and is receiving support from USAID’s Jordan Competitiveness Program. 

The Forum is will bring together senior Jordanian government officials, international development organizations, and distinguished representatives of Jordanian and American businesses to highlight Jordan’s strong business and investment climate.

Join us to:

  • Learn about the investment and business climate in Jordan.
  • Identify opportunities for your company to expand its operations in Jordan.
  • Understand best practices about doing business in Jordan and forge new partnerships.
  • Hear from high-level officials from the Jordanian government and international institutions about national and global initiatives to help facilitate business investments in Jordan. 

Please email lana.nimri@amcham.jo with any questions about this forum.

organizers

 
 

SPEAKERS

  Eng. Mohammed Saad Bataineh  Chairman, AmCham - Jordan

Eng. Mohammed Saad Bataineh
Chairman, AmCham - Jordan

  Hamdi Ulukaya   Chairman & CEO, Chobani LLC,- Founder, Tent Foundation

Hamdi Ulukaya 
Chairman & CEO, Chobani LLC,- Founder, Tent Foundation

  H.E IMAD N. FAKHOURY  Minister of Planning and International Cooperation

H.E IMAD N. FAKHOURY
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation

  Dr. Loay M. Sehwail  Chairman, Jordan Industrial Estate Company

Dr. Loay M. Sehwail
Chairman, Jordan Industrial Estate Company

  Ms. Zoë Harries  Director Marketing & Business Development, Investment Consulting Associates

Ms. Zoë Harries
Director Marketing & Business Development, Investment Consulting Associates

  Dr. Wissam Rabadi  Chief of Party, USAID Jordan- Jordan Competitiveness Program

Dr. Wissam Rabadi
Chief of Party, USAID Jordan- Jordan Competitiveness Program

  Benjamin Herzberg  Program Lead, Private Sector Engagement for Good Governance (PSGG) at the World Bank Institute

Benjamin Herzberg
Program Lead, Private Sector Engagement for Good Governance (PSGG) at the World Bank Institute

  Gideon Maltz  Executive Director- Tent Foundation

Gideon Maltz
Executive Director- Tent Foundation

  Lucy M. Duncan  Founder, President and CEO of Safe Ports

Lucy M. Duncan
Founder, President and CEO of Safe Ports

  Emile Cubeisy  Managing Partner- Badia Impact Fund- Silicon Badia

Emile Cubeisy
Managing Partner- Badia Impact Fund- Silicon Badia

  Reem Khouri  Founder & CEO- Kaamen

Reem Khouri
Founder & CEO- Kaamen

  Niels Christian Nielsen Managing Director, World Refugee Schools

Niels Christian NielsenManaging Director, World Refugee Schools

AmCham - Jordan Team

 Rose M. Alissi  CEO

Rose M. Alissi

CEO

  Raghad Alkhojah   Deputy CEO- Head of Business Development

Raghad Alkhojah

Deputy CEO- Head of Business Development

  Lana Nimri    Legal Advisor, Head of FTA & Policy Unit

Lana Nimri

Legal Advisor, Head of FTA & Policy Unit

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Connect.JO Steering Committee Participates in The TECHWADI Annual Forum: Fueling Growth For MENA
Jan
27
8:00 AM08:00

Connect.JO Steering Committee Participates in The TECHWADI Annual Forum: Fueling Growth For MENA

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TechWadi is the leading Bay Area non-profit organization working to create bridges between Silicon Valley and MENA innovators and entrepreneurs. Every year, in celebration of the organization’s work and mission, TechWadi hosts a Forum bringing together technology movers and shakers from across the globe. On January 27, 2018, TechWadi will gather a group of new and established entrepreneurs and startups from all around the world. We will recognize emerging leaders and noteworthy professionals in the community. Programming will cover a variety of topics including: HealthTech, FinTech, Big Data, Public & Private Partnerships, Next Generation Commerce and MORE!.

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Entrepreneurship and Youth: a combined impact for the Jordanian Diaspora
Oct
17
12:00 PM12:00

Entrepreneurship and Youth: a combined impact for the Jordanian Diaspora

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Connect.JO is pleased to extend an invitation to Jordanian undergraduate and graduate students in your university to attend an event in Washington, DC that coincides with the Global Diaspora Week.

Connect.JO is a network that aims to address Jordan’s brain drain challenge. The network was officially launched in November 2014 in Amman and is composed of Jordanian diaspora professionals in Healthcare and Life Sciences (HLS), Clean Technology (CT), Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and Finance & Investments (F&I).  The network aims to establish a strong linkage for professional Jordanians abroad, help individuals and startups from Jordan through accessing a foreign country’s technology business environment, support Jordanian companies in gaining access to foreign markets, and assist diaspora members in setting up their businesses in Jordan. The network will also help Jordanian graduate students in obtaining scholarships to foreign universities or internship opportunities in foreign companies.

As a registered initiative with the International Diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA), the leading global platform on the topic of engaging diaspora groups, Connect.JO is participating in IdEA’s Global Diaspora Week (GDW) dedicated to diaspora communities and their contributions to global development.

Under the title “Entrepreneurship and Youth; a combined impact for the Jordanian Diaspora”, Connect.JO aims to leverage its participation in GDW to highlight the combined impact of entrepreneurship and youth on the betterment of Jordan and its people, by brining in a selection of Jordanian undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S. to have a productive and collaborative discussion on their role.  The theme of the event will be about the engagement and empowerment of the Jordanian youth diaspora and how Connect.JO can help them as potential entrepreneurs.

Here are the details:

  • Date: Saturday October 17, 2015
  • Location:  The Embassy of Jordan – 3504 International Drive NW, Washington, DC 20008
  • Duration: 12pm till 5pm ET.
  • Participants:  Eligible students, members of the Connect.JO team in addition to several prominent Jordanian Americans.

For those Jordanian students interested, please email your CV to events@connect.jo

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Graduate Admissions, Scholarships and Industry Internship Opportunities in the U.S.
Aug
9
9:00 AM09:00

Graduate Admissions, Scholarships and Industry Internship Opportunities in the U.S.


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BACKGROUND:

Over the past several years, Jordanian students have shown a growing interest in studying engineering and science in US universities. Given the highly competitive and complex nature of the university admission process, coupled with the ever-expanding international students’ application pool from China, India, and other countries, Jordanian students have struggled to secure scholarship admission to US universities.  It has became clear that there is a pressing need to clarify admission processes to these students, and inform them of the key components that make up successful application packages for both admission and fellowship. Information and clarification are necessary because understanding the process for securing research scholarships continues to remain a challenge for most of them.

For Jordanian students to obtain their fair share of annually granted scholarships, they must be professionally prepared and equipped with the information necessary for presenting applications in a manner that assures a reasonable chance of success. Unfortunately, today's general applications for graduate admission from students in the Arab world lack completeness, clarity, and technical strength to compete with applications from China, Japan, India and South American countries.

A complete application package to graduate school in the US must include: A completed application form, the admission fee, GRE and TOEFL scores, undergraduate transcripts, a mission statement, three letters of recommendation and a professional resume. All the above items must be clearly and fully presented. Resumes, letters of reference, and mission statements must be professionally written. Also, for any admission and/or scholarship application to have a reasonable chance of success, students must present an exceptional file that stands out when compared to other applications normally processed during each competition cycle.

To help address the above challenges, Connect.JO abroad network is organizing a special, dedicated workshop. A team of panelists, consisting of faculty members from US universities and industry, will participate in the workshop program that will address issues related to MS and PhD program admissions in the US, clarify the processes for obtaining industry internships, and discuss critical, new research topics in engineering and science.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:

  1. Help students understand graduate admission processes and requirements in US universities.
  2. Identify key elements of successful applications for admission with/without scholarship, and explain how to present a complete and accurate application file for graduate school.
  3. Inform students of hot-research topics and scholarship opportunities in engineering and computer science.
  4. Advise students on possible industry internship opportunities in US companies.

Workshop Participants:

  1. Dr. Nasser Kutkut, CTO of Advanced Charging Technologies ACT, and Instructor of Business Administration, University of Central Florida.
  2. Osamah Rawashdeh, Associate Professor Oakland University Michigan.
  3. Dr. Khalid Rustom, VP of ACT and Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Central Florida
  4. Dr. Issa Batarseh, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida
  5. Dr. Rami Rihani, Senior Manager with Accenture – one of the world’s leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services.

Specific issues to be discussed:

  1. Application requirements and procedures.
  2. Types of assistance and grants available.
  3. Research topics and opportunities available.
  4. Preparing a resume for maximum impact.
  5. Tips on taking the GRE and TOEFL exams, dates, locations, and grading.
  6. English as a Second Language (ESL) centers.
  7. Tips for government sponsored or private students.
  8. Preparing for graduate school, once admitted.
  9. Starting a new academic life in a different culture.
  10. Introduction to honor programs.

During the workshop, the student will have the opportunity to learn firsthand:

  • How to prepare a C.V.
  • How to address important questions in the application form for graduate admission
  • How to prepare a mission statement
  • Examples of poor, average, good and excellent application packages
  • Current research topics in engineering and computer science
  • What it takes to secure industry internships

The workshop will be followed by an open discussion during which specific issues and concerns will be addressed. Possible recruitment of highly qualified students may take place.

Here are the details:

  • Date: Sunday August 9, 2015
  • Location:  Kempenski Hotel – Amman, Jordan
  • Duration: 9am till 3:30pm.
  • Who should attend:

Engineering and computer science majoring students who are interested in:

  • Pursuing MS and/or PhD degrees in US universities
  • Learning more about opportunities for research and teaching assistantships.
  • Learning more about today’s hottest and most heavily funded research projects.
  • Summer semester internships in US industries.

For those Jordanian students interested, please email your CV to events@connect.jo

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