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IBBC Autumn Conference in Dubai

From Peace to Prosperity

8 December 2019, The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai

After three hugely successful conferences, IBBC is delighted to announce that it will once again hold its Autumn Conference in Dubai, UAE on 8 December 2019.

With Dubai being a hub for local and international companies in the region operating in Iraq, the conference attracts suppliers, investors, producers and buyers from Iraq, the UK and the wider international business community. It also facilitates discussions with influential decision makers across all major market sectors. As well as providing many networking opportunities.

This year’s Agenda will focus on the Middle East economic trends & prospects; Water; Transport & Logistics; Energy

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Welcome Adresses:

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan & Kazakhstan and President of the Iraq Britain Business Council.

H.E. Abdulla Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade & Industry has confirmed his participation to give an opening address at the conference and the IBBC is delighted that His Excellency will once again lend his considerable support to IBBC and its member’s efforts to rebuild Iraq.

Iraqi Minister (tbc)

Mr Stephen Hickey, Her Majesty’s Ambassador designate to the Republic of Iraq (tbc)

Conference sessions will focus on:

  • Session 1Middle East economic trends & prospects

Chair: Professor Frank Gunter, Professor of Economics, Lehigh University

Mr Simon Penney, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan; Dr Alexander Hamilton, DFID; Mr Ahmed Tabaqchaili, Chief Investment Officer, AFC Iraq Fund; Senior Fellow, Institute of Regional & International Studies

  • Session 2– Water

Chair: tbc

World Bank (tbc); Pell Frischmann (tbc); Wood (tbc)

  • Session 3 – Transport & Logistics

Chair: tbc

Menzies; Rolls-Royce (tbc); Basra Gateway Terminal (tbc)

  • Session 4 – Energy

Chair: tbc

GE (tbc); Siemens (tbc); ENKA (tbc)


IBBC will also be holding a Tech Forum on 8 December, which will run in parallel to the conference at the same venue. Ticket holders will get complimentary access to the forum, where some of the key innovators of Tech in Iraq will be speaking on how Digital Technology can deliver Health and Education for Iraq. Speakers include reps from PWC, EY, Siemens, GE Healthcare, Google, KPMG, Well tech, Common Health, AXA and AL Maseer

A pre-conference reception and networking event is planned for Saturday 7 December at the Address Dubai Marina, where delegates could enjoy the spectacular surroundings and view.

For any enquiries, including sponsorship opportunities, please email: london@webuildiraq.org

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