10th Iraq day at The Mansion House
Iraq – Open for Business
Monday 30 March, The Mansion House, London
Join IBBC, its members and the international business and finance community for a full agenda of expert speakers, UK & Iraqi politicians and many networking and business development opportunities.
Keynote Speakers include
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, President of IBBC and the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan & Kazakhstan will open the conference, alongside H.E Mr Jaafar Al-Sadr, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the UK, H.E. Dr AbdulKariem Al Faisal, Chairman, Prime Minister’s Advisory Commission, H.E. Mr Asaad Abdulameer Al-Edani, Governor, Basrah Governorate, Dr Salar Ameen, Chairman of the National Investment Commission, The Lord Mayor locum tenens.
Number of other Iraqi Ministers and Officials have been invited. These include the The Minister of Finance, The Minister of Oil, The Minister of Transport, The Minister of Electricity and The Governor of the Central Bank. Because of the pending formation of a new government many of these Ministers might not be able to attend in which case we hope to secure the participation of some of their deputies.
We expect a strong presence by British officials at the event from various department including the FCO, UKEF and DIT. We have also invited the World Bank and other international institutions to participate.
Conference Sessions & Panellists
In the morning there will be 3 panels focusing on: Energy, Finance and Governance. IBBC members such as BP, KPMG, HHP Law, Iraq National Bank, Restrata, Sardar Trading Agencies and others will join government officials and independent experts on these panels.
Kurdistan Investment Forum
We will now have a stand alone Kurdistan Investment Forum in the afternoon. At this forum a number of Kurdish Regional Government representatives will be speaking. Already confirmed are Dr Mohammed Shukri, the Head of the KRG Investment Authority and the Kurdistan High Representative in the UK H.E. Mr Karwan Jamal Tahir. These will be joined by international and Kurdish business operating in the region.
In the afternoon the IBBC Women, Tech and University Group will host a separate discussion.