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CWC and Global Future Energy are hosting the Kurdistan-Iraq Economic Forum with the support of the KRG High Commission to the UK

Kurdistan Economic Forum will take place virtuallyKurdistan Economic Forum will take place entirely virtually, giving the participants the opportunity to hear about the latest policy and project developments from the comfort of their home or office. (Image source: CWC)

Sponsored by Chevron, the forum aims to be the first gathering dedicated to the economic diversification of the region, and will include six-panel sessions, enabling senior decision-makers across multiple industries to engage with each other virtually to address current issues and facilitate practical solutions to advance the economy in these challenging times.

Confirmed speakers include:

-HE Qubad Talabani, Deputy Prime Minister, Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq

-HE Safeen Dizayee, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq

-HE Karwan Jamal, Kurdistan Region High Representative to the UK, London

-HE Dr Amanj Raheem, Cabinet Minister, Member of the Oil & Gas Council, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq

-HE Kamal Muslim Saeed, Minister of Trade & Industry, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq

-Matthew M. Zais, Ph.D., Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of International Affairs, US Department of Energy

“The Kurdistan Region has an opportunity to become an important commercial centre in Iraq and the region to attract foreign investments to implement strategic projects,” said Prime Minister Barzani last month at the Supreme Economic Council meeting in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani and a number of ministers and governors.

In light of the current unprecedented circumstances, decision-makers and influencers from various industries will gather to unlock new business opportunities on all levels of the economy by addressing the following themes:

-Extending the value chain beyond producing oil: How the oil sector could enrich economic diversification?

-Kurdistan plans to privatise the electricity sector, opportunities for investors

-Diversifying the energy mix to increase the role of gas and renewables

-How to grow non-oil sectors that will provide a sustainable source of growth?

-Fiscal reforms packages to support the recovery of post-pandemic

-Maximising strategic alignment with the major companies to support in building the region’s infrastructure

-Promoting the growth of the economy through innovations in procurement and financial supply chain management processes

Over the past decade, the CWC Iraq Portfolio has hosted more than 100 ministers and senior officials at various events. The inaugural Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum will bring together the international commercial executives interested in investing in Kurdistan. CWC, now a brand of Global Future Energy, will again provide the only international platform for high-level stakeholders in the region to convene.

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