IBBC EVENTS AND CONFERENCE
AUTUMN CONFERENCE 2017
IBBC Autumn Conference 2017: ‘Together We Build Iraq’
12 November 2017, The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai
The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is pleased to invite you to the IBBC Autumn Conference at The Address Hotel Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday 12 November 2017. This years’ event follows IBBC’s successful inaugural conference of 2016 held in the UAE, a hub for global and regional companies that operate in the Middle East.
The theme of this year’s Autumn Conference is ‘Together We Build Iraq’ and will focus predominantly on the ongoing effects and needs of Iraq’s reconstruction and business opportunities available to companies during this process. There will also be panels discussing the Power and Oil & Gas sectors.
The five conference sessions will focus on:
Session 1: Strengths and Weaknesses of the Economy in Iraq
Session 2: Reconstruction and Infrastructure – The Built Environment
Session 3: The Basrah Governorate – A vision for the future
Session 4: Power
Session 5: Oil & Gas
The IBBC Autumn Conference 2017 will be chaired by Vikas Handa, IBBC UAE Representative and will be led by the following confirmed speakers:
- Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan & Kazakhstan and President of IBBC
- H.E. Mr Qasim Al-Fahdawi, Minister of Electricity
- H.E. Mr Kadhim Finjan Al Hamimi, Minister of Transport
- H.E. Mrs Ann Nafi Aussi Balbool, Minister of Construction, Housing and Public Municipalities
- H.E. Mr Asaad A. Al Edani, Governor of Basrah
- Marwa Alnasaa, Resident Representative for Iraq, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- Frederic Ribieras,Vice President & CFO, Global Growth Operations, GE
- Marcus Antonini, Vice President and Country Chairman – Iraq, Shell
- Dr Jaafar Dhia Jaafar, CEO, URUK Engineering
- Zaid Elyaseri, Iraq Country Manager, BP
- Peter Mohring, Managing Director – Aviation & Defence, Serco
- Zeeshan A. Sheikh, EMENA Infrastructure & Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation
- Suha AlKifaee, Managing Director, IIB
- Tarek Hamade, Environment & Infrastructure lead for the Middle East, Wood.
- Tawfiq Tabbaa, Managing Partner – Iraq, Eversheds Sutherland
- Salem Chalabi, Partner, Stephenson Harwood Middle East LLP
- Nikolay Dimitrov, Business Development Manager (Middle East and Africa), KCA Deutag
- Anne Kerr, Global Head – Urbanisation, Mott MacDonald
- Iain Rawlinson, Group Commercial Director, Gulftainer
- Danielle Montgomery, Managing Director, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, OPIC
A pre-conference reception and networking event will be held on Saturday 11 November at 18:00 at the Address Dubai Marina.
IBBC warmly thanks the International Islamic Bank, which has generously agreed to be the event’s Gold Sponsor, in addition to Silver sponsors Serco & Gulftainer. Completing the sponsorship line-up are Wood., which will serve as the Reception sponsor, and Coffee Break Sponsors KCA Deutag & Eversheds Sutherland.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Registration is now open. The registration fee for non-members is £700. IBBC members and members of partner organisations are entitled to special discounted rates. To request the discount codes, further information about sponsorship opportunities or if you need assistance, please email the team at email@example.com or phone +44 (0) 20 7222 7100.
All delegates need to be registered with UAE Authorities if they wish to attend. Latest date for registration is Friday 3 November, 2017
The IBBC team looks forward to seeing you in Dubai for the Autumn Conference.
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