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Basrah Governor Heads VIP Guest List At Iraq Day Conference

His Excellency Dr Khalaf Samad Khalaf, Governor of Basrah, is guest of honour at IBBC’s Iraq Day Conference at London’s Mansion House on May 17th 2012 attended also by executives from the world’s leading corporations including major oil and construction companies.

As rising oil sales supercharge the Iraqi economy Dr Khalaf’s keynote address will outline business opportunities in the Basrah region for Western firms.

Delegates will hear millions of new homes are being planned along with highways, hospitals, schools, power plants, airports, ports and sports stadiums.

In short: contracts worth millions of dollars are up for grabs.

Other keynote speakers include former NATO Secretary General, Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, British Minister of State for Universities and Science, Rt.Hon. David Willetts MP and IBBC Executive Chairman Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne

Companies sending delegates include: Aegis, AMEC, Basrah Engineering, BP, CCC,Chevron, Clyde & Co, Control Risks, Dome Group, ExxonMobil, Fluor Ltd, Foster Wheeler, G4S, Gulfsands, KBR, KCA Deutag, Kier, Mott MacDonald, Olive Group, Petrofac, PwC, Shell, SKA International, South Oil Company, Trinity Group, Vitol, Weir Group and Wood Group.

Other delegations include: UK Trade and Investment, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK Export Finance ECGD, UK Border Agency, Basrah Chamber of Commerce and Basrah Business Council, Embassy of the Republic of Iraq, London.

Conference sponsor: Anwar Sura General Construction

All media enquiries, press passes and interview bids: John Cookson 0207 222 7100 or 07710083626

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