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
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 1– Middle 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;
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.
‘Investors, Entrepreneurs and Government can develop the Digital Economy & Literacy in Iraq’
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.
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