MEMBERSHIP & BENEFITS

WITH US YOU CAN

LIAISON

Connect with peers, UAE public entities and Italian authorities based in the UAE through the Council's Events

NETWORK BUILDING

Participate in the networking events we organise and promote your own events among our members and other business councils in the UAE.

DISCOUNTS & OFFERS

Take advantage of discounts and offers in the UAE reserved to IBCD members with top Italian brands, F&B outlets, prestigious retailers and service providers.

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Be part of Sectorial Committees and get access to specialized online content on key business issues to enhance your market knowledge.

TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP

The IBC rules establish its honorary members as follows:

  • H.E. the Chairman of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • H.E. the Italian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
  • H.E. the Consul General of Italy
  • The Italian Trade Commissioner (ICE)
  • The Presidents of other Italian Business Councils present in the Country that cooperate with the IBCD
  • The former Presidents of the IBCD, if resident in the UAE
  • Any other member so elected by the General Assembly of the IBCD

The representatives of Italian companies that conduct major business in the UAE or have at least 5 employees operating in the Country throughout branches, representative offices, any other legal entity and/or in partnership with others with no less than 49% of the local entity owned by Italian citizens or Italian companies; that have associated with the IBCD, having duly paid their membership fee.

The representatives of Italian companies with less than 5 employees operating or having business interests in the UAE through branches, representative offices, any other legal entity and/or in partnership with others, with no less than 49% of the local entity owned by Italian citizens or Italian companies; that are associated with the IBCD, having duly paid their membership fee.

Italian businessmen or professionals, resident and duly employed in the United Arab Emirates, practicing an industrial, commercial or professional activity not eligible for other categories or working for government organizations, who are associated with the IBCD, having duly paid their membership fee.

The representatives of non-Italian companies in the UAE, operating through branches, representative offices, any other legal entity and/or in partnership with others, having business interests or relationships with Italian companies; that are associated with the IBCD having duly paid their membership fee.

The representatives of non-Italian companies in the UAE that, operating through branches, representative offices, any other legal entity and/or in partnership with others, have business interests or relationships with Italian companies, that are associated with the IBCD, having duly paid their membership fee.

UAE or non-Italian individual resident in the U.A.E that have business interests or relationships with Italian companies, that are associated with the IBCD having duly paid their membership fee.

Not Profit Membership is open to any organization (i) established in the UAE, GCC, Italy or in the world (ii) operating under a not-for-profit or charitable licence granted by an appropriate authority and (iii) with a demonstrable interest in the development of  links between Italy and the UAE. Not for Profit Members are subject to membership fee unless otherwise decided by the Executive Board.

The IBC rules establish its honorary members as follows:

  • H.E. the Chairman of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • H.E. the Italian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
  • H.E. the Consul General of Italy
  • The Italian Trade Commissioner (I.C.E.)
  • The Presidents of other Italian Business Councils present in the Country that cooperate with the with
    “I. B. C. D.”
  • The former Presidents of the IBC, if resident in the U.A.E.
  • “Any other member so elected by the General Assembly I. B. C. D.”

The representatives of Italian companies that carry on major business or with at least 5 employees (in Italy, in the UAE or elsewhere) operating in the Country throughout branches, representative offices or any other legal entity and/or in association with others, with not than less than 49% of local entity owned by Italian citizens or Italian companies; or local entities fully owned by Italian citizen/s or Italian companies that have associated with the “I. B. C. D.”, having duly paid their membership fee.

The representatives of Italian companies with less than 5 employees (in Italy, in the UAE or elsewhere) operating or having business interests in the Country through branches, representative offices or any other legal entity and/or in commercial or partnership with others, with not than less than 49% of local entity owned by Italian citizens or Italian companies; or local entities fully owned by Italian citizen/s or Italian companies that are associated with the “I. B. C. D.”, having duly paid their membership fee.

Italian businessmen or professionals, resident and duly employed in the United Arab Emirates, practicing an industrial, commercial or professional activity not eligible for other categoriesor working for government organization, who are associated with the “I. B. C. D.”, having duly paid their membership fee.

The representatives of non-Italian companies in the Country, operating through branches, representative offices or any other legal entity and/or in association with others, having business interests and/or relationships with Italy and Italian companies are associated with the “I.B.C.D.”, having duly paid their membership fee.
The representatives of non-Italian companies in the Country that, operating through branches, representative offices or any other legal entity and/or in association with others, have business interests and/or relationship with Italy and Italian companies, are associated with the “I.B.C.D.”, having duly paid their membership fee.

UAE or non-Italian individual resident in the UAE that have business interests and/or relationship with Italy and Italian companies, and are associated with the “I. B. C. D.” have duly paid their membership fee.

Non-Profit Membership shall be open to any organization (i) established in Dubai and/or the Northern Emirates, UAE, GCC or Italy or in the world (ii) operating under a not-for-profit or charitable permission, licence or otherwise granted by an appropriate authority and (iii) with a demonstrable interest in the development of Italy and UAE links. Not for Profit Members are subject to membership fee unless otherwise decided by the Board of Directors from time to time.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Benefits Membership Fee
AED 1,500* AED 3,000 AED 5,000 AED 8,000
Participation in Specialized Sectorial Committees
Access to networking events organized by IBCD at Members' exclusive rates.
Access to specialized webinars organized by IBCD and to the archive of all previous recordings.
Liason with local authorities, specially with the Chamber of Commerce of Dubai.
Promotion among IBCD companies and other Business Councils of events organized by IBCD members
IBCD Elite Privilege Card and IBCD Members exclusive discounts including Emirates airline.
Free access to 5 Networking Cocktails per year
10% Discount on Gala Dinner Invitees (up to 10 people)
15% Discount on Gala Dinner Invitees (up to 10 people)
Display as Official Sponsor of the Annual Gala Dinner among Gold Sponsors and on all the official comunications of the IDCB

IMPORTANT: VAT will be added to this prices and invoiced to the payee. 

* This rate is applicable only to Non-Corporate Membership and Non-Profit Memberships.
The cost of the membership for Italian Non-Corporate Members that want to have access to the Elite Privilege Card is AED 2,000

How to Become a Member

  • Download and complete the Membership Application Form included in this page.
  • Enrolment applications shall be addressed to the Council’s Administrative Board or (AB).
  • The acceptance of members is governed by the ‘By-law’.
  • The membership validity period is for one (1) calendar year and shall be renewable.
  • Failure to pay the annual fee will result in the suspension of membership.
  • The enrolment or renewal becomes effective after the payment of the membership fees.
  • The membership fee levels are established at the Annual General Assembly. The (AB) may have the authority to waive the payment of membership fees in special cases. The payment of membership fees may be accepted in the form of products or services.

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