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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; Power; Infrastructure & Water; Transport & Logistics

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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.

Dr Dara Rasheed, Senior Deputy Minister of Housing, Construction and Municipalities, Vice President REFAATO, Government of Iraq

Mr Simon Penney, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East

 

Conference sessions will focus on:

  • Session 1Middle East economic trends & prospects

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

Panellists: Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, President of IBBC; Dr Dara Rasheed,Senior Deputy Minister of Housing, Construction and Municipalities Vice President REFAATO, Government of Iraq; Dr Alexander Hamilton, Economic Adviser, UK Department for International Development; Mr Simon Penney, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East;

  • Session 2– Power

Chair: Mr Vikas Handa, IBBC UAE Representative

Panellists: Mr Rasheed Janabi, Deputy CEO & Government Affairs Director, GE; Dr Raeid Jewad, Iraq Projects Manager, Crescent Petroleum; Dr Jafar Dhia Jafar, CEO, URUK Engineering & Contracting CO.LLC

  • Session 3 – Infrastructure & Water

Chair: Mr Jones Lindgren, Perkins & Will

Panellists: Mr Sean Gamble, Managing Director, RSK’s Iraq business; Mr Hussam Chakouf, Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects; Dr Dara Rasheed, Senior Deputy Minister of Housing, Construction and Municipalities, Vice President REFAATO, Government of Iraq

  • Session 4 – Transport & Logistics

Chair: Ms Beverley Simpson, Director of Department for International Trade at the British Embassy, Baghdad

Panellists: Mr Talib Abdullah Bayesh, Deputy Minister of Transport, Mr Charles Wyley, Vice President, Menzies; Mr Jason Sutcliffe, Regional Marketing Executive, Rolls-Royce; Mr Phil Marsham, CEO, Basra Gateway Representative

 

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.

 

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‘Investors, Entrepreneurs and Government can develop the Digital Economy & Literacy in Iraq’

 AGENDA

Chairman of the day: Mr Ashley Goodall, IBBC

 

13:45   How Investors, Entrepreneurs and Government can develop the Digital Economy in Iraq?

  • Presentation: Mr Bassam Falah, CEO, Innovest
  • Dr Alexander Hamilton, Economic Adviser, UK Department for International Development
  • Mr Chris Ferguson, Cabinet Office, Government Digital Service
  • Mr Mohammed Khudairi, Iraq Tech Ventures

 

  

15:30    Developing Digital literacy in Iraq

 

  • Mr Timothy Fisher, Global CEO/ General Partner/ Trustee, Stirling Education
  • Mr Martin Roeske. Government Affairs & Public Policy, MENA, Google

 

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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