Iraq Deputy PM and Oil Chief Set For London Conference

IBBC’s INVESTING IN IRAQ London conference gets underway on Thursday November 17th 2011 where guest speakers will include Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Rowsch Shaways and Dhiya Jafaar, Director-General, South Oil Company.

The one-day conference starting at 8.00 am is at One Great George Street, SW1P 3AA, an award winning venue in the heart of London’s Westminster.

Participants will also hear key-note speeches from Salah Mohammed, General Manager of the Rumaila Field Operating Organisation, Dr Salar Ameen Dep-Chairman of Iraq’s National Investment Commission, Mrs Al Jaff, Chairman of the Trade Bank of Iraq, Mr Al Khayat President of the Erbil Chamber of Commerce, and the Rt Hon Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Officeand the Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, a former UK Defence Secretary, and ex Secretary General of NATO.

IBBC Executive Chairman, Baroness Nicholson said: “I’m especially pleased to welcome Dr Rowsch Shaways and Dhiya Jafaar, both of whom, of course, have huge insight in investing in Iraq.”

“We’ve had a terrific year of events both in the UK and Iraq, and our forthcoming November meeting follows the huge success of IBBC conferences at London’s Mansion House and Cumberland Lodge, Windsor.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for IBBC members and other members of the international business community to mix and debate with senior Iraqi politicians and officials at a key time in Iraq’s economic development.”

The first keynote speaker to the address the conference at 9 am will be Dr Rowsch Shaways who recently told IBBC’s Basrah conference that Iraq’s budget next year will be the biggest in its history, a third of which will be investment, with 130 major construction projects in Basrah province alone.

South Oil Company Director-General, Dhiya Jafaar – who is at the forefront of Iraq’s declared ambitious plans to boost oil production to a staggering 10-12 million barrels per day by 2017 – will give his insight into Iraq’s hydrocarbons industries along with Salah Mohammed, General Manager of Rumaila Field Operating Organisation.

Lord Howell is responsible for all Foreign and Commonwealth business in the House of Lords and UK international energy policy. Lord Robertson is a member of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group for Economic Development in Iraq and the Region and was NATO Secretary General during the US led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

In the afternoon will be “break out meetings” – 10 in all – followed by a discussion between the 5 chairmen on topics discussed.

The conference – which is a high level and exclusive event open strictly to invitees only – will wrap up with tea at 5pm.

  • To attend the conference please contact John Cookson on mobile 077100 83626 or [email protected]
  • INVESTING IN IRAQ main sponsor is Weir Group with other sponsors including Olive Group.
  • IBBC Ltd ( Iraq Britain Business Council) is a not-for-profit company which seeks to bring together Iraq, British and international corporations and public sector bodies.

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