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IBBC Celebrates Successful Inaugural Conference in Dubai

More than 180 expert speakers and delegates from the UK, Iraq, UAE and abroad gathered in Dubai at The Address Dubai Marina on Sunday 18 December for the Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) Autumn Conference. Usually held in London, the well-attended conference marked the first time the IBBC has held an event in the UAE, […]

Baroness Nicholson – Opening Speech at IBBC Conference

Baroness Nicholson – Opening Speech for the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) Conference on December 18th in Dubai: Welcome to Dubai. IBBC has been aware for many years of the important role that the UAE plays as a regional hub for business and trade through the MENA region and in particular as a regional base […]

IBBC Announces Line-Up for Iraq Business Conference

Having had to postpone its autumn conference earlier this year, the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has confirmed that it has received full UAE Government approval to hold its conference on Sunday 18th December. It has convened 20 of the top decision-makers from the Government of Iraq and key industry sectors, who will come together […]

IBBC Announces Changes to Leadership Team

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has today announced changes to its leadership team. Former IBBC Executive Chairman Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne is now President of the 54-member organisation. Baroness Nicholson also serves as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Iraq, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Replacing Baroness Nicholson as Chairman is Mr Mohammed Charchafchi, Chairman and […]

NIC Boss urges UK to relax Visa Rules

The Chairman of Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC), Dr Sami Al Araji, has called for the UK Government to relax its rules on visas for visiting Iraqi business people, and to alter its travel advice for Iraq on the basis that much of the country is safe for business people to travel to. Addressing a […]

IBBC Autumn Conference Cancelled

By Padraig O’Hannelly. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has had to cancel its Autumn Conference, originally scheduled for 6th November in Dubai, due to circumstances beyond its control. A spokesperson told Iraq Business News that planning is now underway for an alternative conference to be held in Baghdad in December, with details to be […]

IBBC Welcomes Marubeni-Itochu Steel

Japan’s Marubeni-Itochu Steel has joined the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). The company is a joint venture between Marubeni Corporation and Itochu Corporation, established in October 2010 when the two companies merged their respective steel divisions. Its Tubular Products Division, which operates under the name Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars, supplies tubular products for the energy sector; its […]

AMAR Chairman welcomes Marshes’ Heritage Award

A senior British politician who has fought for more than two decades to save Iraq’s fabled marshlands today welcomed a United Nations’ decision to make the region a World Heritage Site. Baroness (Emma) Nicholson of Winterbourne began her campaign after Saddam Hussein ordered his army to attack the marsh people and destroy their habitat by […]

High-Level Delegation joins IBBC’s Annual Retreat

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 […]

IBBC Forms Partnership With NOF Energy

IBBC Forms Partnership With NOF Energy, Will Co-host Event In October A new partnership has been forged between the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) and NOF Energy, a business development organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors. IBBC will serve as one of the organisation’s 33 Global Partners and will promote the business […]

IMMDF Finances Expansion of Corn-Drying Project

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) reports that the Iraq Middle Market Development Foundation (IMMDF) recently disbursed a US$1.7-million loan to a private sector poultry company in Erbil, Kurdistan, to expand its corn-drying operations. The loan will be repaid in monthly installments by December 2019. The company will use the funds to purchase 20,000 tonnes […]