Iraqi Government, EU, IMF, UNAMI, and World Bank representatives participate at IBBC’s annual retreat in Windsor
Dara Rasheed, Iraq’s acting Minister of Housing and Construction, Jan Kubis, Head of UNAMI and Special Representative of the United Nations for Iraq, Robert Bou Jaoude, World Bank’s Special Representative for Iraq, Patrick Simmonet, EU Ambassador to Iraq and Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, IBBC Executive Chairman and UK trade Envoy for Iraq, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, were amongst the participants of IBBC’s annual retreat at Cumberland Lodge, Great Windsor Park, held from the 8th till 10th July 2016.
Christian Josz, Mission Chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), gave a full presentation on the IMF’s Stand-By Agreement for Iraq approved on the 29th June.
IBBC members Moby Group, Management Partners, Bath Spa University, Perkins+Will and CCC gave presentations at sessions aimed to discuss Iraq’s financial and budgetary situation, the country’s wider economic and structural crisis, construction and infrastructure updates and strategic communication plans.
The retreat, an IBBC members -only event, was also attended by senior officials from the Home Office and the Iraqi Embassy in London, who gave speeches on Friday evening. The after dinner speaker on Saturday was Sir Terrece Clark KBE, Chairman of the Friends of the Basrah Museum, who updated delegates on the status of this important cultural initiative.