Connecting exporters from the Leeds City Region


Iraq: New Land of Opportunity? - Meet the British Ambassador

Venue : Cloth Hall Court

Organiser : Department for International Trade Yorkshire and Humber

Date : Tues 19 March 2019

Time : 8:00 am - 11:15 am

Event Description :-

You are invited to join Mr Jon Wilks, CMG, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq, and his DIT colleagues to explore the opportunities for business in the Iraqi market.

Perceptions of the country are dominated by conflict and security concerns. But look deeper: The security situation is stabilising and exports of goods and services from the UK are increasing (reaching £0.5bn in 2017). So the opportunity is there for UK firms to get into this market early – not least through UK Export Finance which has been offering support in the market since 2017 and recently completed £1bn of business.

Priorities for the next four years have been identified in the following sectors:

• Oil and gas
• Power
• Infrastructure
• Security and defence
• Healthcare and life sciences
• Education
• Financial and business services
• Technology
• Retail
• Agriculture

The international community is increasing its activity in Iraq, which is creating opportunities for aid-funded business. Donors are moving into the economic space to create the conditions to stimulate the private sector and improve the ease of doing business.

You can book round table and one-to-one sessions on the day.

Information for Attendees :-

Event Location: Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, Leeds, LS1 2HA

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