Startup Bus Presentation
5th April, 2012
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Location: AmCham Meeting Room

Startup Bus is a mobile training center that will bring loans, trainers, mentors, technology tools and office infrastructure to marginalized Jordanian communities. The Startup Bus will provide a “one stop shop” that will offer these services to unemployed and out of school youth, marginalized women and entrepreneurs in rural areas. It will be agile and able to quickly identify and travel to communities in most need and subsequently develop programs to match these needs. It will provide separate training tracks to rural youth, women and entrepreneurs, both current and aspiring. The Startup Bus is built on partnerships with some of Jordan’s leading development organizations and will use an innovative model to bring capacity building and financial services throughout the country. 

The initiative requires a total investment of 60,000JD and will launch in late April. The pilot program will cover the rural areas outside of Irbid, and program coordinators hope to expand quickly. The Startup Bus will focus on keeping all costs and investments local, and hopes to find employment for at least 20% of participants, half of whom will be women. 

For more information about the Startup Bus program, contact Jamil Wyne at

A Salute to Regional Diversity and Opportunity
April 2-3, 2012
Location: Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching an unprecedented one-year initiative; “The Middle East and North Africa Tourism and Development Initiative” aimed at promoting and revitalizing tourism in the MENA region. The initiative will be launched at an inaugural conference in Washington, D.C. on April 2-3, 2012 and covers the following Countries: Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia and Morocco. Read More... 

First Monthly Sector-Specific Discussion and Brainstorming Session
Tuesday, 27th March, 2012
Time: 10.30am-12pm
Location: AmCham Jordan Meeting Room

Over 20 people attended AmCham’s first Energy Sector Rountable discussion on March 27. Organizations present included the US embassy, USAID, Arc Solar Renewable Energy, Hanania, SFS, Shamsuna Power, Philadelphia Solar, Eebal Energy Mechanic, Modern Environment Solar Tech, Ma’an Development, Panmed Energy, UTi, Jadara, EJRE, Applied Science University, Migrate MENA and Jordan Wind RE. Read More....

An Evening with the U.S. Embassy Team
20th March, 2012
Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Location: InterContinental Amman Hotel

The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan would like to thank you all for making the evening of Tuesday, 20 March 2012 at the InterContinental Hotel a great success. Our gratitude and appreciation also go to U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, H.E. Stuart E. Jones and our Chairman of the Board Mr. Mohammed Bataineh. The event was well attended by both private sector and US government representatives. Mr. Mohammed Bataineh introduced Elizabeth A. Hopkins, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy and Beth Paige, USAID Mission Director. He went on to welcome the US Ambassador, HE Stuart E. Jones and thanked the Housing Bank for its generous sponsorship of the event.

Global Business Conference
February 21-22, 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Hosted by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

On February 21-22, 2012, Chairman Mohammed S. Bataineh, attended the Global Business Conference hosted by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as a representative for AmCham Jordan and its membership.  For this conference, Secretary Clinton brought together senior officials from US business support organizations in over 100 different countries; US private sector executives and leaders in international business; and US government representatives from various international trade, commerce, and finance agencies. Read More...

First Monthly Sector-Specific Discussion and Brainstorming Session
Monday, 30th January, 2012
Time: 2pm - 3.30pm
Location: AmCham Jordan Meeting Room

The First Monthly Sector-Specific Roundtable for Finance and Banking was attended by representatives from the U.S. Embassy, Capital Bank of Jordan, NCR Corp, USAID, ABC Bank, Jordinvest, CHR International, Bank of Etihad. The discussion dealt with several topics, ranging from SME financing to the health of Jordan's financial markets to microfinancing. Read More...

Seminar Topic: "The significance of the occupy Wall Street movement" 
Wednesday, January 25th 2012
Time: 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Location: AmCham Meeting Room

AmCham Jordan would like to thank everyone who participated in the January 26th seminar about the significance of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Mr. William D Cohan, a former senior Wall Street investment banker, led the seminar and question and answer session. Read More...

EB-5 Visa Program Infosession 
Monday January 16th, 2012 
Time: 10.30am – 11.45am 
Location: AmCham Meeting Room

Koni Konsultants is the exclusive Representative in the Middle East for the EB-5 Visa Program. By investing $500,000 in one of the Approved Regional Centers, either in the State of Georgia or Florida, the investor receives a 'Green Card', allowing permanent residency. The fund then will be placed in a real estate investment for a five year period and provide investors with 5-10% income per year.

Vertical Leaning Information Session 
19th December, 2011 
Location: AmCham Jordan Meeting Room 

Vertical Learning is a multi-national organizational development firm specializing in developing your leaders for you to grow your influence, your business, and your profits. We build comprehensive leadership pipelines to empower the success of corporate strategies enabling performance objectives to be met and exceeded. We produce customized, comprehensive solutions for today’s top challenges in leadership development. Please contact us at
 for more information.

Verical Learning InfoSession

First Monthly Sector-Specific Discussion and Brainstorming Session
Tuesday, 6th December, 2011 
Time: 10.30 - noon
Location: AmCham Meeting Room

Please book your calendars for the first monthly Amcham and US Embassy Sector Specific Discussion / Brainstorming Seesion. The first session will include members of the pharmaceutical business community. Contact for more details.

Pharmaceutical meeting

Welcoming Event for H.E. Ambassador Stuart E. Jones
30th November, 2011
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Marriott Hotel, Amman

AmCham Jordan is honoured to welcome the new Ambassador of the U.S to Jordan, H.E. Stuart E. Jones, in an event at the Marriott Hotel on November 30th, 2011. To choose your seat and book your ticket open the link. The tables for this event will be sold on a first come first served basis.
Please note that no tickets will be sold at the door.

                                                                                6:45 - 7:00 pm         Registration
                                                                                7:00 - 7:50              Reception
                                                                                8:00 - 8:40              Remarks / Speech
                                                                                9:00                       Dinner

AmCham Ambassador Event

8th ExpoTech Technology Week 
27th November-2nd December
Location: Ramallah, West Bank

This year’s ExpoTech Technology Week is organized by the Palestinian IT Association (PITA), and will include a variety of events and activities highlighting investment opportunities in the growing Palestinian IT sector. The goal of ExpoTech is to promote the opening of new markets and business opportunities between companies in Palestine and neighboring Jordan and Egypt, as well as the Gulf, the U.S. and the EU. Attendees will have the chance to develop partnerships with Palestinian companies, understand IT market dynamics in Palestine and develop channels facilitating entry into local markets. There will also be the opportunity to participate in Business to Business meetings and the 3rd Technology & Entrepreneurship Forum, showcasing Palestinian entrepreneurs and innovators. 

“Market – Driven Innovation Management” Workshop 
14-15 November, 2011 
Location: Le Royal Hotel 
Time: 10am-6pm 
Cost (including lunch): JD 100 

The workshop is organized by The School of Management and Logistic Sciences at the German Jordanian University in cooperation with the International SEPT Program at the University of Leipzig. The objective of the workshop is to familiarize participants with the application of different concepts and tools of innovation management in their company. It is designed for managers and entrepreneurs in the private sector as well as business consultants. The training is offered by the Small Enterprise Promotion and Training Program (SEPT) at the University of Leipzig and the specialized consultancy firm Conoscope GmbH, both from Germany.
For more details and to register, kindly contact Ms. Ayat Rahahleh at, Tel: + 962-6-5300666, Ext. 854, Mobile: 0775380866.

World Economic Forum: Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World
Dead Sea, Jordan
October 21-23, 2011

"Recent shifts in the Arab world coupled with an economic contraction at the global level have created a new urgency for decision-makers across the region: the need to address the fundamental conditions required to revive growth and support human development. 

Now more than ever, it is critical to match employment, entrepreneurship and education prospects with the aspirations of young populations. This has clearly become a key in the decisions taken by government, industry and civil society in the Arab world. 

To respond to these apparent and urgent imperatives, the World Economic Forum will convene a “Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World” at the Dead Sea, Jordan. 

Bringing together the GCC countries, Levant, Maghreb and international community, this Special Meeting will focus on best practices in economic policy and reform and elaborate concrete ways in which all stakeholders can drive positive outcomes across the region."

Information Session on the OPIC Financing Solution

Tuesday September 13th, 2011

Location:    AmCham Meeting Room

The OPIC financing solution will benefit companies looking to grow by taking advantage of the current low interest rate on the USD. These companies will be helped to formulate and review their business plans and projections in application to loans that can range from USD3-250M from OPIC.

DVC Session on Export Credit Guarantees
Wednesday 17th August, 2011

The Foreign Agricultural Service is conducting a DVC to explain to executive bankers in Jordan the export credit guarantees ,that includes, but is not limited to GSM 102 program. The DVC session will include bankers from the US who are scouting for partnerships with Jordanian banks for mutual benefit. The interactive DVC will be a unique opportunity for any bank to expand business using dollar-denominated USDA guaranteed credit.

Executive Reception and Dinner
Tuesday April 12th, 2011
Location: Royal Automobile Museum, Al-Hussein Park - Dabouq
Time: 7-10.30pm
Cost: 30JOD members/50JOD non-members

The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan has the pleasure to announce an Executive Reception and Dinner in honor of the visiting US Chamber of Commerce led Commercial Delegation to Jordan. The keynote address will be given by Mr. Myron Brilliant, the Senior Vice-President of International Affairs at the US Chamber of Commerce.

ABA Dinner
Tuesday March 8th, 2011
Location: King Hussein Club, First Circle
Time: 7-10.30pm
Cost: 35JOD members/50JOD non-members

The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan is hosting the members of a visiting American Bar Association delegation, the leading national bar association for United States attorneys, over reception and dinner. We find that this event poses a great opportunity to promote Jordan as an investment destination and trade hub.

ABA One-on-One Meetings
Monday March 7th, 2011
Location: Le Meridien Hotel Amman, Shmeisani
Time: 4-6.00pm

AmCham Jordan would like to announce that it is coordinating one-on-one meetings for delegation members of the American Bar Association with Jordanian lawyers and the business community. Several of the visiting lawyers have a business focus, equipping them with sound and solid information about Jordan's investment climate and economic advantage that they can share with their clients. The 20 visiting lawyers, all members of the ABA, are based in a number of countries and cities, thus, the message would have a wide geographical outreach.

AmCham Internship Program
Wednesday 2nd March, 2011

AmCham Jordan provides opportunities for interested candidates to enroll in the AmCham’s Internship Program. Eligible candidates interested in participating in an internship at the AmCham Jordan can apply by emailing us
More info

2011 General Assembly and Board of Directors Elections

Saturday February 26, 2011
Location:    Sheraton Al-Nabil Hotel and Towers
Time:         5.00pm

The nomination window has closed as of February 19th, 2011. JABA/AmCham would like to thank all of those who submitted their nominations.

Exploring Conflict Resolution in Organisations
Wednesday January 26th, 2011
Location: Columbia University Middle East Research Center

AmCham Jordan is proud to present a talk by Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Professor of Conflict Resolution and Director of the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program at Columbia University. She is also a lecturer in the Social and Organizational Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition to being an academic; she is the founder of FYI Fisher Yoshida International, LLC.

Dr. Fisher-Yoshida has more than 20 years experience in working with people in organizations in areas of conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation; diversity; communication including intercultural communication; influence skills; team building; performance management and leadership development. She has also worked in many industries including financial, pharmaceutical, consumer goods and media. She also works with government agencies such as NASA and non-governmental organizations as the United Nations.

Dr. Fisher-Yoshida is the author of numerous articles, chapters, edited books, and authored a book on transnational leadership development.

Regional Business Initiative: Matching Jordanian, Iraqi & Palestinian Companies
December 14-16, 2010
Location: Jordan Intercontinental Hotel, Amman

Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Samir Al Rifai, the Prime Minister of Jordan.

Getting to YES: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
Monday November 29th, 2010
Location: Amman Mariott Hotel
Time: 5-8.00pm
Cost: 20JOD members/30JOD non-members

The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan and the US Embassy's Public Affairs Section are pleased to announce a special workshop by Dr. William L. Ury, on his book Getting to YES: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In via digital conference. This workshop is open to members of both the business community and the non-profit sector. Following the presentation, practitioners from each side can share and discuss their negotiation strategies.

Executive Dinner and Policy Dialogue
November 10th, 2010
Location: Mariott Hotel, Amman

AmCham Jordan is pleased to host an Executive Dinner and Policy Dialogue on Jordan's Hydrocarbon Sector with H.E. Mr. Khaled Irani, Jordan's Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources and Minister of Environment.

Focus Group
September 2nd, 2010
Location: AmCham Jordan Boardroom

AmCham Jordan will be hosting a Focus Group on the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan's Membership Services. The event will be conducted by USAID-Jordan Economic Development Program.

August 31st, 2010
Location: Mariott Hotel, Amman

The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan is proud to welcome Mrs. Nilmini Gunaratne Rubin, a senior US Senate staff member, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

July 28th, 2010
Location: Sheraton Al-Nabil Hotel and Towers

AmCham Jordan will be hosting a reception in honor of the University of Wisconsin - Greenbay Young Entrepreneurs Program 2010 & Visiting American Women Entrepreneurs.

Morning Coffee
July 22nd, 2010
Location:  Sheraton Al-Nabil Hotel and Towers

AmCham Jordan invites its members to a Morning Coffee to welcome Ms. Joyce Wong, Economic Councillor at the US Embassy Amman.

AmCham Jordan's Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting
June 27th, 2010
Location:  Sheraton Al-Nabil Hotel and Towers

June 15th, 2010
Location:  Sheraton Al-Nabil Hotel and Towers

AmCham Jordan is pleased to host a Reception in honor of the visiting delegation from the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA), in association with the Agricultural Office at the US Embassy Amman. This event is sponsored by AgriJordan.

Executive Dinner and Policy Dialogue
June 1st, 2010
Location:  Sheraton Al-Nabil Hotel and Towers

AmCham Jordan members are invited to participate in an Executive Dinner and Policy Dialogue on Jordan's accession into the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). Ms. Jeal Heilman Greer, Senior Procurement Negotiator for the Office of the United States Trade Representative, will attend. This event is sponsored by Petra Engineering.

Focus Group
May 23rd, 2010
Location: AmCham Jordan Boardroom

The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan's Communication Services will be the subject of this upcoming focus group, conducted by USAID-Jordan Economic Development Program.

Information Session on a Go-to Market Strategy for the US
April 7th, 2010
Location:  Sheraton Al-Nabil Hotel and Towers

Conducted by Mr. Dan Sandborg of Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Jordan's Water Week 2010
March 15 & 16th, 2010
Location:  Sheraton Al-Nabil Hotel and Towers

AmCham Jordan is proud to present Jordan's Water Week 2010, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Al-Hussein, chairman of the Royal Water Committee with The Global Engineering Program (GEP) at Purdue University and Al-Balqa Applied University.

Trade Mission
February 20-22, 2010
Location: Amman, Jordan

Jordan, and the West Bank offer U.S. companies tariff free business opportunities in industry sectors of innovative technologies. The United States Department of Commerce is organizing a Trade Mission to Amman, Jordan February 20-22, 2011. This mission is open to U.S. firms from a cross section of industries with market potential including, but not limited to, products, services, and technologies in healthcare technologies, and cleantech.
The mission, to be led by an executive level U.S. Department of Commerce official, will include business-to-business matchmaking appointments with local companies, networking events, and meetings and briefings with government and industry officials. The mission delegation will be comprised of U.S. firms that design, manufacture, supply, and/or integrate products, services, and technologies in the targeted sectors and in other appropriate industries.

Executive Dinner
December 16th, 2009
Location:  Sheraton Al-Nabil Hotel and Towers

AmCham Jordan will host an Executive Dinner on the Jordan-US Free Trade Agreement's Advancement into its 10th Year. The guest of honor will be Mr. Christopher Wilson, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East and the visiting US Government Delegation.

Gala Dinner
July 17th, 2009
Location:  Sheraton Al-Nabil Hotel and Towers

AmCham Jordan will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a Gala Dinner. The guests of honor will be HE Engineer Amer al Hadidi, Minister of Industry and Trade, and Robert S. Beecroft, US Ambassador to Jordan.

AmCham MENA Council Meeting
July 27th, 2009
Location: Four Seasons Amman and Royal Automobile Museum

AmCham Jordan is pleased to announce an AmCham MENA Council Meeting to hand over MENA chairmanship to AmCham Lebanon and hand over the vice-chairmanship to AmCham Tunisia.

AmCham Jordan Team Building Day
July 16th, 2009
Location: Ajloun Reserve

This event is hosted and organized by Better Business, A Woman-Owned and Managed Business.

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