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PTi Trade Mission to Kurdistan

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Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas, a leading expert on the Middle East and Chairman of Pathfinder Trade & Invest, will be taking a bespoke Trade Mission to Kurdistan from 15th to 19th March 2015. Join him on this exclusive event.

Following the very successful luncheon organised by Pathfinder on behalf of Her Excellency Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, KRG High Representative in London, and the excellent briefing last month organised by the Kurdistan Business Association, Pathfinder is now working in association with the Kurdistan Regional Government in organising a high level delegation to meet with senior businessmen and key Ministries in Erbil. The Mission will be framed , as far as possible, to meet the objectives of delegates, and will be led by Michael Thomas who led the first British Trade Mission to Kurdistan following the fall of Sadam Hussein, Michael maintains excellent relationships with the KRG.

Security where required will be provided by the KRG. Whilst the FCO Travel Advise currently advises against all but essential travel to Erbil, the Kurds have had considerable success with pushing back ISIL from their borders and there are now clear signs that now is the time to reconnect and develop relationships in this very important developing market.

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Market Opportunities
UK Export Finance is discussing the finance of significant deals in Kurdistan Northern Iraq. There are real prospects for very good opportunities in all sectors from Financial Services, Oil and Gas through to Energy and Infrastructure supply chain Industries to Medical Healthcare as well as Security, and Education and Training and beyond. Kurdistan and Iraq benefit from massive UK political support.The business environment of the Kurdistan region is ranked 57 ahead of Indonesia, Jordan, Russia and India. Due mainly to the rapid development of its oil and gas sector Kurdistan has created considerable wealth and market opportunities and is ranked highly at 24th place with Malaysia, Taiwan and the UAE. The Kurdistan Government policy towards FDI is very positive with cross border trading in the Kurdistan region relatively simple and low levels of corporate and personal tax.Opportunities abound in all sectors and Erbil is rapidly becoming a trade hub for the region.
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The Arrangements
Delegates joining this Trade Mission will be invited to a gala reception and dinner in Erbil organised by the KBA, where between 150 and 200 senior business executives are expected to attend and the programme will also include meetings with Kurdish Ministries based on the composition of the Mission, such as the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Housing etc, as well as site visits and a networking roundtable with the Erbil Chamber of Commerce.For those interested in aid funded business, particularly health, education, water supply, accommodation etc. arrangements can be made to visit Dohuk.For details of arrangements for this Important Trade Mission pleaseclick here and a copy of the full prospectus containing the draft programme, costs and other information will be forwarded to you by e-mailFor information on Kurdistan and how Pathfinder will be able to assist you in establishing connections please contact Michael Thomas atm.thomas@pathfindertradeandinvest.com
To register your interest and obtain further information please click below, to complete your details and a copy of the full prospectus, which includes the programme/itinerary and costs, will be emailed to you shortly.
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