The Middle East Association, supported by the National Investment Commission of Iraq, UK Trade & Investment and Allurentis, is pleased to announce the 2011 Iraq Trade and Investment Conference, “Iraq: Untapped Opportunities”.
This event is kindly sponsored by Parsons Brinckerhoff, Shell and Mott MacDonald, and will take place at London’s Dorchester Hotel on 22nd November.
H.E. Dr. Hussain al-Shahristani, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, and the Rt Hon Lord Howell of Guildford, Minister of State at the FCO, will be attending and delivering keynote addresses. H.E. Herish Muharam, Chairman of the Kurdistan Region Board of Investment, will also be attending and addressing the audience.
This event will provide a high-level forum for senior representatives from the private sector, government and academia, from both Iraq and the UK, to present, discuss and share ideas on the UK’s commercial relationship with Iraq.
Despite the complexities of a post-conflict environment, Iraq is making major strides in rebuilding its economy in order to engage comprehensively with international trade and commerce. Ever more British companies are starting to take the necessary steps to enter this promising market.
There are major opportunities across a number of sectors, such as power, infrastructure, housing, water, healthcare and education, as well as the traditionally-strong oil and gas sector. The Conference will not only highlight the opportunities available to British companies but will also give frank advice on business practicalities in post-conflict Iraq.
The day’s schedule will include:
- Panel 1: Opportunities for British Businesses
- Panel 2: Practicalities of Doing Business in Iraq
- Panel 3: Overview of Key Sectors
- Networking Lunch at the Dorchester Hotel
On the following morning of November 23rd, the MEA will host Business-to-Business meetings that can be booked during and in the weeks leading up to the conference.