Tag Archives | Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC)

Erbil Business Conference Highlights Open markets

The first day of the Erbil Business Conference highlighted the interest of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to attract investment and to operate within the principles of open markets whilst battling the perception that it is a dangerous place to operate. The Conference started with a speech by the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan, Nerchivan […]

Baroness Nicholson leads Meetings with Iraqi Ministers

Baroness Nicholson and a delegation of Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) members had a meeting in Baghdad with Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Rowsch Shaways, followed by an exchange of views with Iraq’s Minister of Oil, HE Adel Abdul-Mehdi. The meetings were extremely informative and Minister Abdul-Mehdi made a point in welcoming and encouraging further […]

Baroness Nicholson meets with Iraqi PM

Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne, UK Trade Envoy for Iraq and Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) Chairman, met Iraq’s new Prime Minister, Mr Haider al-Abadi, for wide-ranging talks during his visit to London this week. Mr al-Abadi was attending the Lancaster House coalition conference on the situation with Da’esh (Islamic State) but was keen to […]

UK Forges Closer Ties with Iraqi Kurdistan

Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne, UK Trade Envoy for Iraq and Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) Chairman, highlighted on Tuesday the fact that “despite the heavy competition from major industrial countries such as Turkey, China and South Korea there are plenty of contracts and good partnerships being forged by British companies in the Iraq’s Kurdistan […]

Basra Officials Dine with IBBC Members

His Excellency the Governor of Basra, Dr Majid Al-Nasrawi, together with representatives of the Basra Provincial Council, Mr Aqeel Al Khalidi, Mr Hayder Al Saadi, Mr Jabbar Al Saadi, and Mr Munther, joined the Chairman of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), Baroness Emma Nicholson, in a dinner at the new Shams Hotel on the […]

Short Term Investment Essential for Long Term Benefit

By John Lee. Delivering the keynote speech to the Al-Kindi Society for Engineers forum -- The Role of Engineering during Iraq's Crisis -- in London at the weekend, Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne (pictured) emphasised that short term investment in Iraqi infrastructure was essential for the long term benefit of the country. Baroness Nicholson, who […]

Al Kindi Society Announce January Forum

By John Lee. The Al Kindi Society for Engineers have announced they will be hosting a forum on the role of engineering in Iraq's current crisis. The event will be held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in North London on the 10th of January. Anyone who wishes to attend must register here. For those not […]

Iraq Britain Business Council: Accentuating the Positive

By Robert Tollast. Luay al-Khairullah has reason to be optimistic. As Chairman of the Dhi Qar Provincial Investment Commission, I spoke to him last year about the planned Nasiriyah Integrated Project (NIP) a 300,000 barrel a day capacity refinery not far from his home town. It's a project that will create much needed jobs and provide […]

Iraq -- Accentuating the Positive

By Padraig O'Hannelly. Yesterday in London, the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held its annual conference, this year under the banner: "Iraq -- Accentuating the Positive". And in contrast to the prevailing media depiction of Iraq, the tone was indeed very positive, with a full house of senior executives, diplomats and public officials sharing their […]

Interview: Helping the People of Iraq

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Readers of Iraq Business News will already know Baroness (Emma) Nicholson of Winterbourne (pictured) as the UK’s Trade Envoy to Iraq, and as Chairman of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). We met with her recently to discuss the work of her charity, the AMAR International Charitable Foundation, which is facing new […]

Non-Members Welcomed at IBBC Conference

Iraqi and British politicians will be joining senior business leaders from both countries at the Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) eighth London conference in early November. Entitled “Iraq – Accentuating the Positive”, the event is being held at the spectacular Institution for Civil Engineers building, One Great George Street, on November 5th and 6th. In light […]