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UKEF helps GE and Enka secure Power Contract

UK Export Finance (UKEF) has announced that it is supporting the Enka UK and General Electric (GE) consortium with US$117 million in financing to deliver two critical power projects in Iraq. Rt Hon. Greg Hands MP (pictured), UK Minister for International Trade, welcomed the news, saying: “The Department for International Trade through UK Export Finance […]

IBBC holds Successful Inaugural Dubai Networking Event

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has held its first major networking event in Dubai, to accommodate the demand from its members, who operate from Dubai as a regional business hub. Vikas Handa, the IBBC UAE Representative said over the last few years UAE has emerged as the hub for companies doing business in Iraq, […]

IBBC Networking Reception in Dubai

On Tuesday 1 August, 2017, the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) will hold its first networking event in Dubai. The event follows the appointment of Vikas Handa (pictured) as IBBC UAE representative. Vikas intends to host regular networking events in the UAE for IBBC members and companies that are interested in working in Iraq. Since […]

SMEs can Transform Emerging Markets such as Iraq

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has hosted a dinner in honour of Mr Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group. After dinner, Mr Rolet spoke about the transforming power of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), particularly in emerging markets such as Iraq. He said that SMEs can spearhead profound societal change in […]

PM Barzani receives UK’s new Consul General

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Martin Warr, the new Consul General of the United Kingdom in Erbil, and his accompanying delegation. Consul General Warr commended the role of the Peshmerga forces in the fight against ISIS and the Kurdistan Region for hosting large numbers of internally displaced people, who fled ISIS atrocities and […]

UK contributes $5.2m to Stabilization in Iraq

The Government of the UK has contributed an additional US$5.2 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings the UK’s total contribution to FFS to US$15 million to date. Based on priorities identified by the Government […]

Experts discuss Future of Iraq’s Economy at IBBC Retreat

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held its annual weekend retreat on 7-9 July at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Park, a venue dedicated to the advancement of international societal issues through constructive dialogue. Around 60 IBBC Members and guest speakers attended this unique event to discuss pressing issues on the future of Iraq’s economy, prospects and […]

Getting in Early is Key to Success in Iraq, Conference told

More than 300 delegates attended a major Iraqi business event in London on Monday and Tuesday. The Iraq Conference for Trade and Investment (ICTI) was intended to highlight Iraq’s openness for business as it rebuilds its infrastructure and institutions, and it facilitated face-to-face discussions with key decision makers, Iraqi and British ministers, and business people and […]

Iraq Britain Business Council welcomes 7 New Members

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced that several new companies have joined the Iraq Britain Business Council in 2017, each of which are underpinned by strong reputations for innovation, reliability and a commitment to investing in Iraq. Al Ratba’a Contracting Company, Al-Burhan Group, Iraq Star Group, Serco, Shamara Holding, Cresent and Rolls Royce […]

Iraq Britain Business Council launches Young Executives Network

At the end of May 2017, the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) launched its latest initiative: the Young Executives Network. The event was held at the IBBC offices in Westminster Tower, London, where Mr Zaid Al Elyaseri, Country Manager of BP Iraq, was the first guest speaker. Around 30 young professionals, executives and entrepreneurs attended […]

Academic says Visiting Iraq caused Problems entering US

By John Lee. A British academic has said that visiting Iraq has caused him to have problems entering the United States. Writing in Times Higher Education, Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Northampton, said: “My forays [into Iraq] have not been without consequence. In March this year I fell foul of Donald Trump’s travel restrictions […]