IBBC partners with Kurdistan Regional Government for trade and investment conference, 15 to 16 June 2010

Kurdistan is open for business
The Kurdistan Region is a stable, resource-rich, emerging market with excellent opportunities across all sectors of the economy. With a democratically elected Prime Minister and President, Kurdistan is an autonomous region that welcomes foreign investment and engages positively with the wider international community commercially and politically. Kurdistan is also the secure gateway to Iraq – Kurdish ministers hold key positions in Baghdad and are fully committed to the development and establishment of the new, united Iraq. The region’s liberal investment law offers foreign investors a number of incentives, including customs relief, tax holidays and the freedom to repatriate profits.

Why attend the London conference?
As well as providing a unique insight into the region and its economic potential for businesses and investors, the Conference will offer unparalleled access to key Kurdistan Regional Government policy makers. Keynote speakers will include government ministers, investors, representatives of the private sector and regional and economic experts. The Conference will be chaired by Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, KRG High Representative to the UK.

Kurdistan Regional Government speakers
The event has support at the highest level in Kurdistan, with Prime Minister Barham Salih and his senior ministers giving their full backing. Kurdistan Regional Government Ministers who will attend include:

Ashti Hawrami
Minister for Natural Resources

Karim Sinjari
Minister of Interior

Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
Minister for Higher Education & Scientific Research

Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman
KRG High Representative to the UK

Sinan Chalabi
Minister for Trade and Industry

Herish Muharam
Chairman of the Kurdistan Board of Investment

Falah Mustafa Bakir
Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs

Qubad Talabani
KRG Representative to the USA

The Conference will help you identify the best trade and investment opportunities in Kurdistan and how you can access them. It will help you to understand how this stable and open region is the commercial gateway to Iraq.

Who should attend?
Potential and existing foreign and domestic companies and investors in oil and gas, agriculture, real estate, construction, engineering, financial services, tourism, retail, IT, communications, utilities, telecoms, mining, security, education and vocational training.

  • Government representatives from the USA, Europe and the Middle East
  • Local entrepreneurs
  • Economists
  • Central banks
  • Business media

Discount for IBBC members We are delighted that the Iraq-Britain Business Council (IBBC) is a partner in this conference and that Baroness Nicholson, its Executive Chairman, will participate. Its members are at the forefront of British industry’s engagement with Iraq. IBBC members who apply to attend the conference are therefore offered a 50% discount on the normal registration fees.

The Conference will take place on 15-16 June 2010 in the City of London. For the conference programme please see http://www.kurdistanconference.com/

For conference enquiries, please contact Angela Coleman.
[email protected] or call +44 (0)20 7650 1600

For sponsorship enquiries, please contact Andrew Howard.
[email protected] or call +44 (0)20 7650 1600

For inquiries relating to the Kurdistan Regional Government only, contact Vian Rahman.
[email protected] or call +44 (0)20 7170 4308