Al Hadeel Al Hasan Law Firm attended Iraq 2023 Open to the World Conference on June 15th & 16th, 2023, at the Mansion House of London conducted by the Iraqi British Businessmen Counsel (IBBC).

Iraq is rapidly emerging as a stable economic force, with a new government focused on delivering projects and benefits for its people. We see a significant upswing in new opportunities inside Iraq and a pivot in its ambitions to trade and work with regional partners and countries. This conference discussed through multiple panels different industries and sectors, challenges, and opportunities.

Ms. Hadeel chaired the Iraq Open to the World panel and discussed the challenges and the opportunities with her guests:

  • H.E. Bader Mohammad Al Awadi, Ambassador of the State of Kuwait;
  • Professor Frank Gunter, Lehigh University;
  • Mr. Steve Alexander, Director of Sardar Group;
  • Mr. Hasan Heshmat, Hydro-C
  • Mr. Richard Cotton, Business Development Director of AAA Holding Group Ltd;
  • Mr. Taha Shihani, Acting General Manager Toyota Iraq
Finance Panel was chaired by Mr. John Curtin, EY Iraq Partner, who has discussed with his guests the challenges for the Banking and Financing Sector, the guests of this panel were:

  • Mr. Haider F. Al Shamaa, Chairman of the International Islamic Bank of Iraq
  • Mr. Tim Palmer, Director of UK Export Finance;
  • Mr. Salahuddin Al Hadeethi, Advisor to the Ministry of Finance;
  • Dr. Yasser Hassan, CEO & Managing Director of National Bank of Egypt;
  • Mr. Raed Hanna, Director of Mutual Finance Ltd

Energy Panel was chaired by Dr. Luay Al Khateeb, Former Electricity Minister, who has discussed the challenges and the opportunities for this sector in Iraq; guests of this panel were:

  • Mr. Laith Al Shaher, Deputy Minister of Oil;
  • Mr. Andrew Wiper, Managing Director of Basrah Gas Company;
  • Mr. Mushhood Haider, Head of Energy and Clean Energy, Scotland Trade and Investment;
  • Mr. Ali Al Janabi, Chairman of Shell Iraq & UAE;
  • Ms. Sarah Akbar; CEO Oil Serv;
  • Dr. Abdul Hamza Hadi Aboud, Deputy Electricity Minister

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