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Iraq Britain Business Council welcomes 2 New Members

By John Lee. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has welcomed two new members. Protechnique — a British contractor providing premier technical, engineering, construction, management and capacity building support throughout the world; to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as private industries and multi-lateral agencies; UniHouse — a global professional training, consultancy and […]

UK supporting Explosive Hazard Management in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq would like to highlight the role of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) as a key facilitator of stabilization and humanitarian efforts through the support of explosive hazard management and risk education activities in the retaken areas of Iraq. More than […]

Running to support AMAR Foundation

By John Lee. On 27th June, Hussein Al-alak and Tracy Hollowood will run the Media City 5K in Salford, UK, in aid of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation‘s work in Iraq. Last year, they were ‘classically civilised’ in fancy dress, but who will they be this year? AMAR works to ensure that vulnerable families in […]

Education for E-commerce and Digital Literacy

Address by Dr Victoria Lindsay, British Council Country Director for Iraq, to the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC)‘s International Tech Conference in Baghdad: The fourth Industrial Revolution underway and it is technology changing the world and the way we live. Globalization means it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore developments such as automation, artificial intelligence, […]

Continuing Iraq’s Positive Human Rights Trajectory

The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued the following assessment of democracy and human rights in Iraq, as part of its annual Human rights report: The principal human rights concerns in Iraq in 2018 were the lasting effects of Daesh atrocities, the use of the death penalty, gender disparity in society and politics, violations […]

Iraq Britain Business Council welcomes 4 New Members

By John Lee. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has welcomed four new members, bringing its membership to 71 companies: Crescent Petroleum: Sharjah-based Crescent Petroleum is the only foreign oil and gas company to maintain a continuous presence in Iraq for three decades, and is the largest private oil and gas investor in the Kurdistan […]

StanChart “Expanding in Iraq as Safety Improves”

By John Lee. Standard Chartered bank is reportedly reviving stalled plans to open a new branch for corporate customers in Basra in the first half of 2020. This would be the UK-based bank’s third branch in Iraq. Its Iraq CEO Mohammed Jawad Al-Delaimy told Bloomberg: “Security in Iraq has improved dramatically … We have witnessed […]

IBBC holds Iraq’s First Int’l Tech Conference in Baghdad

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held Iraq’s first International Tech Conference in Baghdad at the Babylon Rotana Baghdad Hotel on 30 April, hosting government ministers, private industry, entrepreneurs, investors, and representatives from the leading UK and Iraq Tech companies. The purpose of the Conference was to drive confidence, investment and awareness of the power […]

Sandoog wins Iraq Start-up Championship

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Iraqi tech start-up Sandoog has won the Iraq round of Arabnet‘s Start-up Championship. The company aims to solve local logistical issues using an e-logistics solution that allows merchants to send, track and manage their deliveries, invoices and customer base anywhere in Iraq. As part of the IBBC (Iraq Britain Business Council) Tech […]

IBBC presents Iraq’s First Tech Conference

The IBBC (Iraq Britain Business Council) is launching a Tech Conference in Baghdad on 29th and 30th April. The Conference is showcasing leading Iraqi and International companies with the intention of building confidence for Tech initiatives within Iraq. Iraq is at a pivotal point in its development as it revives and rebuilds its infrastructure, so […]