An Iraqi trade delegation visit UK trade shows at the Olympia and Excel venues in London

An Iraqi trade delegation of 15 companies from the Chambers of Commerce of Halabja, Sulaimaniya, Erbil, Baghdad and Diwania and a company member of Babylon Businessmen Association visited the trade shows held on the 16th and 17th November at the Olympia and Excel venues in London.

A fruitful engagement and networking was done by the Iraqi SMEs delegation with several strong exhibitors at the 3 trade shows that were held at the Excel venue. The “Going Global Expo” made the main impact on the delegates additional to the “Business Show” and “The Foreign Direct Investment Expo” where the latter offered a wide range of service for companies that may need to open operations/branch in the UK.

For delegates that specialise in construction, the “Future Build Expo”, Olympia, elevated their reference contacts list for material sourcing and services in the field of construction material and design. The delegates were very impressed at the cutting-edge technology the sector has reached that was on display.

After the shows ended, a meeting was held discussing the visit highlighting the positives and negatives of the exhibiting companies that they had met. The delegation thanked Mr. Mohanad Al Khattab, IBBC Baghdad Office Manager, for accompanying the delegation and organizing the visit.