Building on the success of the two previous events, the Arab-Hellenic Chamber is convening of the "3rd Annual Iraqi-European Business and Investment Forum" on 11-12 July 2018 in Athens, Greece, in cooperation with Baghdad Chamber of Commerce.
Iraq’s recent achievements and victory on eradicating terrorism and the positive political developments have come to enhance Iraq’s international status and to pave the way to a new era towards the reconstruction of Iraq. Many countries, along with regional and international organizations, have expressed interest in the participation in this enormous project while, the Iraqi private sector, represented by the Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce and Industry, is playing an instrumental role in attracting international companies to enter into partnership with their Iraqi counterparts. This Forum comes to emphasize the leading role of Baghdad Chamber of Commerce, in its pursuit to create business partnerships between the Iraqi private sector and the European partners.
The topics and deliberations of this Forum will have direct relevance to the reconstruction of Iraq and the modernization of its infrastructure, petrochemical and agri-food businesses, with the allocation of a session on entrepreneurship and vocational training. B2B meetings will follow in all business sectors.
Venue: Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel, Athens (5-star hotel)
Working languages: Greek, Arabic and English (with simultaneous interpreting)
Level of Participation Ministers and State Officials from Iraq and Greece, Iraqi businessmen and similar participation from the Greek side, with representation of some European companies.
B2B meetings B2B meetings will cover all business sectors, the indicative list of which is as follows: Engineering, Constructions, Building Materials / Petroleum Industry & Services / Energy, Electric Products / Agri-Food, Food-Processing Industry / Pharmaceutical Products, Cosmetics / Real-Estate, Tourism / Shipping, Transportation, Logistics / Telecommunications, Information Technology / Security Products & Systems / Textile, Clothing, Jewels, Accessories
Program Wednesday, 11th July 2018 20:00 Arrival & Welcome Drink 20:30 Opening Ceremony 21:00 Cocktail
Thursday, 12th July 2018 08:30 Registration & Coffee 09:30 Keynote Speeches 09:50 1st Session “Iraq’s Re-construction Plans & Projects” 11:00 Presentation of Iraqi Delegates & their business sectors 11:15 Coffee break & Networking 11:45 2nd Session “Sustainable Energy & Petrochemical Industry” 13:00 3rd Session “Banking System, Legislation and FinTech” 14:15 Finger food & Networking 15:00 4th Session “Vocational Training and Human Resources Development” 16:00 Coffee break & Networking 16:30 B2B meeting in all business sectors 19:00 End of Forum’s works
Friday, 13th July 2018 • Continuation of B2B meetings by direct arrangements between the delegates themselves. • Field trips to factories and installations to those interested from the Iraqi or European delegations, which will be arranged by the Arab-Hellenic Chamber upon request. • Tour for the Iraqi and European participants to the Athens landmarks and Acropolis Museum or one-day trip to three Greek islands (Hydra, Poros and Aegina) with direct arrangement for timing and cost by MIDEAST Travel, our Hospitality Desk sponsor.