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IBBC Spring Conference 2019
Iraq – Financing a Modern Economy
10 April, The Mansion House, London
Join IBBC, its members and the international business and finance community for a full agenda of expert speakers, UK & Iraqi politicians and many networking and business development opportunities.
With a strong focus on the banking & financial sector in Iraq this year, we expect the most prominent institutions from Iraq, the UK and international financial organisations involved in Iraq to attend. Other sessions will focus on Oil & Gas, human capital and capacity building in the public sector.
H.E. Dr Fuad Hussein, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance will lead a high level delegation alongside Dr Mehdi Al Alak, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, officials from the Central Bank of Iraq, a delegation from the Union of Private Banks and the Governors of Erbil, Sulamania and Karbala.
Round-table discussions will take place with Iraqi officials where delegates can engage in concentrated debates on country specific issues.
Dr Mehdi Al Alak, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers will present a paper on ‘Private Sector Development and Investment in Iraq‘. Delegates will receive an exclusive insight into the Government’s planned measures and strategies to realise this ambition.
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, President of IBBC and the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan & Kazakhstan will open the conference, alongside The Lord Mayor Locum Tenens, H.E. Dr Fuad Hussein, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, The Rt. Hon. Alistair Burt MP, Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade and Jon Wilks CMG, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Iraq.
Conference Sessions & Speakers
The Banking Sector in Iraq
Chairman: Gavin Wishart, Consultant
Panellists: Dr Mazen Sabeh Ahmed, Central Bank of Iraq; Mohammed Delaimy, Standard Chartered Bank; UK Export Finance (UKEF); Ali Tariq Mostaf, Iraq Private Banking League; Richard Wilkins, JP Morgan
Stock Marker & Investment Opportunities
Chairman: John Kemkers, Eversheds Sutherland
Panellists: Shwan Ibrahim Taha, Iraqi Stock Exchange; Dr Alaa Abdel Hussein Al Saadi, Iraqi Securities Commission; Abdulla al Qadi, Crescent Petroleum
Keynote Address: Dr Mehdi Al Alak, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers
Oil & Gas
Chairman: Prof. Frank Gunter, Lehigh University
Panellists: Dr Mark Wharton, Shell; Lawrence Coleman, BP; Bob Dastmalchi, Chevron
Capacity Building in Iraq
Chairman: Ambassador Stuart Jones, Bechtel
Panellists: Dr Renad Mansour, Chatham House; Prof. Mohammed Al-Uzri, University of Leicester; Samer Al Mafraji, AMS Iraq