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The Iranian Trade Conference – New Prospects for British-Iranian Trade and Investment

A “Iranian Trade Conference – New Prospects for British-Iranian Trade and Investment’, will take place on 11th – 12th April, in London.

MTA members are eligible for a 10% discount from the appropriate delegate fee – see discount code at foot of this email.

“I hope British businesses seize the opportunities available to them through the phased lifting of sanctions on Iran; the future is as important as the landmark we’ve reached today.”

Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary, 16th January 2016

The nuclear agreement has given Iran and Britain the opportunity to make a historic break with the past and marks the beginning of a new era in their relationship. This opens the door to economic re-engagement in the form of involvement by British companies in a range of sectors in Iran, including infrastructure, oil & gas and financial services.

However, British companies need to understand a range of issues if they are to position themselves successfully and ensure that they have the best chance of winning contracts. The due diligence required includes a solid grasp of the political, economic and legal situation, as well as an understanding of the business culture and the practicalities of doing business in Iran.

City & Financial’s timely 'Iranian Trade Conference – New Prospects for British-Iranian Trade and Investment' (followed by a half day workshop) is being held in London on 11th and 12th April and will provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of these key issues, as well as an analysis of the business opportunities in the infrastructure, oil & gas and financial services sectors, both in terms of export potential and direct investment. Delegates will also be able to network with companies from Iran and with major UK and international contractors looking to build their supply chain as they bid for key contracts there. 

We are delighted that a senior UK Government Minister will give the first keynote address at the conference, while the second will be delivered by the Rt. Hon. Lord Lamont of Lerwick, UK Trade Envoy to Iran and Chairman, The British-Iranian Chamber of Commerce. UKTI is also supporting this event.

Other speakers to date include:

  • Peter Meyer, CEO, The Middle East Association
  • Ben Fender, Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Tehran
  • Bijan Khajehpour, Senior Associate & Chief Editor of Iran Strategic Focus, Menas Associates
  • Charles Robertson, Chief Economist, Renaissance Capital
  • Behzad Golkar, CEO, Sina Financial and Investment Holding
  • Mr Amir.T. Tajrishi, CEO, Armani Ati Investment Advisory
  • Dr. Maryam Kiaie, Business Development Director, Rah Shahr International Group
  • Ellie Gerenmayeh, Policy Analyst, European Council of Foreign Relations
  • Keith Clarke Lambourne, MBE, Export Director, ACO Technologies and Chairman, Global Trade Network
  • Nigel Kushner, Director, British-Iranian Chamber of Commerce

Key topics include:

  • Iran post-sanctions: where do the opportunities lie? What are the key sectors for future investment?
  • What are the sanctions’ current implications for the US and European companies and what can you do now to prepare yourself for the future?
  • Getting acquainted with the local business culture. What are Iranian business expectations and formalities?
  • Understanding Iranian economic sustainability to ensure a continuous flow of funding & investment for medium and long-term projects
  • Ensuring legal compliance in Iran. Finding balance between the national and international regulations
  • The overview of the new oil & gas projects planned by the Iranian Government to attract foreign investment and boost oil production across the country
  • What are the key development priorities within Iranian infrastructure?
  • How is Tehran Stock Exchange preparing for foreign investment? The trends and strategies of re-emerging on the global stage
  • How can Iranian banks develop a new culture? Is Iran ready for the foreign capital inflows?

DELEGATE FEES (including 10% discount)

Main Conference only (11th April)

Public Sector Fee: £269.10

Small Company Fee: £179.10*

Standard Delegate Fee: £539.10

*less than a total of 50 employees in either company or group

Workshop only (12th April)

Public Sector Fee: £134.10

Small Company Fee: £89.10*

Standard Delegate Fee: £269.10

*less than a total of 50 employees in either company or group

Main Conference (11th April) + Workshop (12th April)

Public Sector Fee: £403.20

Small Company Fee: £268.20*

Standard Delegate Fee: £808.20

*less than a total of 50 employees in either company or group

FURTHER INFORMATION

To find out more and to book please visit www.cityandfinancialconferences.com/irantrade. Alternatively email bookings@cityandfinancial.com or call +44 (0) 1932 340115.

Use code IRANTRADE2016 at the submit payment stage or mention when emailing or calling to obtain the 10% discount.