Tag Archives | United Kingdom

IBBC Trade Delegation meets New Iraqi Govt

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) President Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne supported by Managing Director Christophe Michels, and Board Member Haider Al Shamaa led a delegation of 20 IBBC members to Baghdad to meet the new Government of Federal Republic of Iraq Welcomed by President of Iraq H.E. Abdullatif  Rasheed, and Prime Minister H.E. Mohammed […]

KRG PM Barzani receives UK's new Consul-General in Erbil

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received the United Kingdom's new Consul-General in Erbil, Rosey Cave on Thursday. The Prime Minister congratulated her on her appointment and wished her success in her duties and expressed the Kurdistan Region Government's full support for the new Consul in order to further promote the strong relationship between the UK […]

Iraqi President meets British Academics

By John Lee. On Monday, January 23, 2023, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Abdullatif Jamal Rashid met with the Head of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), Baroness Emma Nicholson alongside her delegation from British universities, at the Baghdad Palace. While speaking about Basra, Mosul, and Baghdad universities, His Excellency President Rashid said […]

Virgin Atlantic fined $1m for flying over Iraq

By John Lee. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined UK-based Virgin Atlantic $1.05 million for operating flights carrying Delta Air Lines' code (DL) in regions in which a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight prohibition was in effect. The airline was ordered to cease and desist from future similar violations. An investigation by the […]

KCA Deutag to Drill more Wells in Kurdistan

By John Lee. Scottish-based KCA Deutag, the global drilling, engineering and technology provider, has secured contract awards and extensions in Oman, Northern Iraq and Europe worth more than $85 million. The work, in Kurdistan, involves the company's T63 rig drilling two wells, with two more optional wells. (Source: KCA Deutag)

Foundation Stone laid for first British University in Erbil

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani laid the foundation stone for the British campus of the University of London in Erbil. Prime Minister Barzani stated the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ninth Cabinet has prioritized developing its education sector and highlighted the efforts taken to expand and evolve academic studies across the Kurdistan Region. "I am pleased […]

Iraqi Innovators Launches First Event in London

In an effort to build an international community of supporters and allies for Iraq's startup sector, Iraqi Innovators held its first in-person event in London on 25th November 2022. The day began with a presentation by co-founders Amara Bandukada and Zahra Shah explaining the work of Iraqi Innovators and providing an overview of the Iraqi […]

IBBC Spring Conference planned for 16th June 2023

From the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC): The IBBC Spring conference will take place in the City of London's Mansion House, at the core of the UK's and the international financial services industry. Previous Spring conferences at The Mansion House have been very well attended with strong delegations of Iraqi Government officials, both from Baghdad […]

Video: IBBC hosts Successful Tech Forum in Dubai

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has hosted a very successful Tech Forum as part of its Autumn Conference in Dubai. The session was chaired by Ashley Goodall, and speakers included: Padraig O'Hannelly, Iraq Business News (IBN); Laura Khudairi, Iraq Venture Partners (IVP); Hossam Darra, SAP; Shamal Mohammed, Silal; Muhammed Canbaloglu, Stirling Education; Ben Muziek, […]

IBBC's Dubai Conference doubles in Scope and Impact

From the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC): As Iraq returns to the international stage with record oil revenues, stability, and a new Government, the IBBC extended its Autumn Dubai conference over three days to accommodate a record number of attendees and speakers. While energy is fundamental to Iraq, the conference branched out to encompass other […]

IBBC and GEMS host Iraq Education Conference in Dubai

IBBC and GEMS host Iraq education conference in Dubai and resolve to focus on important outcomes On the eve of Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC)'s Dubai Iraq conference, GEMS and IBBC together hosted and convened an important education conference bringing together key Government of Iraq and KRG ministerial representatives, UK universities, IBBC members and Skills […]

KRG hopes Digitalization will bring Investment

By Adam Lucente for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan government in Iraq hopes digitalization will bring investment The Kurdistan Regional Government has made progress digitizing government services, but investors say more is needed to attract serious capital […]