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IBBC Members Rise to Coronavirus Challenge

By Ashley Goodall. At this challenging time what kind of activities are businesses undertaking in Iraq and how are they doing things differently? In canvassing Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) members, we found a consistent pattern of adaptation and response across the membership which can be summarized in three headings: Firstly, taking care of staff […]

SKA Energy Keeps Iraq's Essential Fuels Flowing

Despite the combined pressures of a global pandemic, political deadlock, falling oil prices and continued violence against government forces and others, SKA has continued to deliver over 90% of Iraq's imported fuel requirements. SKA's unique partnership with the Ministry of Oil's Oil Pipeline Company (OPC) and the close cooperation of Ministry of Transport's General Company […]

Intertek opens Iraq's first Independent Hydrocarbon Lab

Intertek, the UK-based assurance, inspection, product testing and certification company, has announced the launch of the first independent crude oil, fuel testing and petroleum products laboratory in Iraq. The new hydrocarbon laboratory, located in the port of Khor Al Zubair, will support the increased demand for quality assurance solutions in the petroleum industry across Iraq […]

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 Visits Khor Al Zubair Fuel Depot

Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) delegates visited the Khor Al Zubair Fuel Depot this week as part of a Mission to Basrah. Host Mike Douglas, CEO of SKA International, welcomed the delegation and highlighted the following points on making business in Iraq: “You need to be tenacious, as well as patient, in order to succeed […]

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 […]

UK Trade Mission Visits Kurdistan

Some of Britain’s most successful businessmen and women will fly to Erbil tomorrow (September 23rd) on a Trade Mission designed to show the UK’s continuing support for the resilience of the Kurdistan region of Iraq’s infrastructure, society and economy. Organised by the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), the group will spend three days meeting senior […]

Iraq Mega Projects - Inspiring Business in Iraq

By Leanne Case, reporting from Istanbul. I’ve written a fair number of articles extolling the potential of Iraq to British business, I make no apologies for this and believe strongly in the future of Iraq. So do hundreds of international companies! A significant number of who attend the now numerous conferences and events aimed at […]