Swedish Business Council (SBC) in the United Arab Emirates is a business group of more than 120 members, both companies and individuals. Our mission statement is: "To support and promote Swedish business interests in the UAE and to encourage and promote relations between Sweden and the UAE". Our prime role is to support the Swedish business community in the region by assisting in networking, looking out for business opportunities, informing about business rules and regulations as well as being social platform for people with Swedish interests. We work closely and in collaboration with the Swedish Trade Council/Exportådet (STC) in Dubai. Our first office was established in Dubai in 1994. In 2006 we also established a Council in Abu Dhabi, located at the premises of the Swedish Embassy. Together with the Swedish Embassy in Abu Dhabi, and STC in Dubai, Swedish Business Council is the port of call when it comes to supporting and promoting the local Swedish business community and its business men in the United Arab Emirates. We form a valuable network for business through the council and our partners, as well as reference groups and long experience in the region. We are, without doubt, your point of reference when living or doing business in the Emirates. SBC works closely with, not only the Swedish Embassy and STC, but also with other Bussiness and Trade Councils, Chambers of Commerce, both in Sweden and in the UAE, as well as the Swedish Travel and Tourist Council.