Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018– Annual Awards Dinner at  The Estate By Gene and Georgetti, 9421 W Higgins Road, Rosemont, Illinois
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018-Emerging Leader Reception at Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 W 22nd Street, Oak Brook, Illinois


Past Events

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017Annual Awards Dinner at The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus, Oak Brook 2815 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523
  • October 5, 2017 Meeting with Husam Zomlot: PLO Ambassador to Washington
  • September 26, 2017Communications Seminar: Featuring Carol Marin & Dr. Salma Ghanem
  • September 15, 2017 –  Breakfast honoring Joseph Pennington: ABPA hosted breakfast to honor the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State 
  • September 13, 2017 Private Dinner Honoring H.E. Atef Yousef Saleh Al-Tarawneh: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Signing of Memorandum of Understanding
  • June 12, 2017 – Expert Roundtable Series: Reflections on Jordan’s Promising Future (In cooperation with NUSACC) 
  • May 25, 2017 – ABPA’s Emerging Leader Reception: Honoring Michael Barkat, Iba Ello, Lana & Ramzey Nassar
  • May 11, 2017 Private Dinner with Mehdi Hasan: ABPA hosted a dinner with award winning journalist Mehdi Hasan
  • May 3, 2017 – Networking Event: ABPA co-hosted Arab American Networking Event at Pazzo’s with other Arab Organizations
  • March 14, 2017: Islamic Finance Seminar: Complementary Seminar
  • December 1, 2016: Financial Seminar: Complimentary Financial Resilience Seminar Through Proven Wealth & Tax Strategies
  • November 17, 2016: AABA 25th Anniversary: ABPA participated in The Arab American Bar Association of Illinois’s 25th Anniversary and Installation Dinner
  • November 10, 2016: Q&A Session with Special Envoy to Syria: Breakfast and Q&A with Special Envoy for Syria Michael Ratney held at the Chicago Hilton.
  • November 9, 2016: Annual Awards Dinner & 25th Anniversary
  • September 29- October 2, 2016: Business Delegation in Ramallah, West Bank: ABPA organized a business delegation to Ramallah, West Bank
  • August 10, 2016: Summer Social Cruise: ABPA sponsored an international summer social cruise with International Trade Association of Greater Chicago
  • June 15th, 2016: Investing in the Arab Countries: Cosponsored event with the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago hosting the Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, London on investing in Arab Countries.
  • May 26th, 2016: Turn-Key Real Estate investment solutions: Complimentary Real Estate Investment Seminar
  • May 18th, 2016: 1st Emerging Leaders Annual Dinner: Award Ceremony honoring Hazem Tabahi, Sam Nubani, Badie Ali and Rush Darwish.
  • May 4th, 2016: Arab American Networking Event: ABPA co-hosted with other Arab organizations an Arab American Networking Event at Pazzos.
Programs held in 2014 by the Arab American Business & Professional Association, (ABPA)

  • December 10, 2014: Complimentary Dinner meeting with senior business executives and professionals by ABPA at the Chicago Club
  • December 10, 2014: Complimentary Breakfast Welcoming the Palestinian delegation that included Hon, Michael Ratney, U.S. Consul General, Jerusalem, Mr. Hady Amr, Senior Economic Advisor on the Middle East to Secretary of State, Hon. John Kerry.
  • December 9-11, 2014: Hosted a high level Business Delegation from the Palestine-American Chamber of Commerce in Ramallah encouraged by the U.S. Department of State.
  • November 4, 2014: A Complementary Seminar by Small Business Administration (SBA) on Starting a Business, Acquiring a Business, Expanding a Business, Refinancing, or Working Capital sponsored by Bridgeview Bank
  • October 30, 2014: A complimentary breakfast with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Elizabeth Richard on State Department economic support to the countries in the Middle East
  • October 29, 2014: ABPA Annual Awards Dinner recognizing Etihad Airways for their generous support of several Illinois organizations including ABPA and Steve Sosebee, President, Palestine Children’s Relief Fund
  • October 23, 2014: A complementary Private Lunch and Round Table Discussion on the Latest Political and Economic Developments in the Middle East
  • August 19, 2014: Complimentary Exclusive Round Table Luncheon with Special Envoy to Syria Daniel Rubenstein discussing U.S. policy on Syria and economic support to the region.
  • August 6, 2014: International Summer Social Cruise & Fireworks Display on Lake Michigan
  • March 23, 2014: Complementary Private Leadership Breakfast in honor of Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State, Richard J. Schmierer
  • March 6, 2014: Complimentary Seminar on Financial/Retirement Planning from Metlife
  • February 20, 2014: Working with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in the SEMED (MENA) Region: The Case for Investment and Opportunities for U.S. Firms. The guest speaker was Ms. Hildegard Gacek Director, Middle East and North Africa region for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, England