The Middle East Association, in collaboration with the Kurdistan Regional Government UK Representation, are taking a Trade Mission to Kurdistan from 1st to 5th March 2015 visiting Erbil and Duhok.This will be the twelfth Mission the Middle East Association have taken to Iraqi Kurdistan, the previous Mission being in December 2014, and the MEA strongly believe that they should continue to involve themselves fully in the promotion of bilateral trade and encourage British companies to pursue business as normal in the Kurdish marketplace despite the threat, now receding, of IS incursions.
About the Mission
From 1st to 5th March 2015 the Middle East Association will be visiting Erbil and Duhok in Kurdistan.
Delegates will have the opportunity to meet senior Iraqi and Kurdish business people, to network and explore new business opportunities with government officials, investors, traders and distributors.
There will be a tailored and sector-specific programme arranged by the Kurdistan Regional Government UK Representation in both Erbil & Duhok including business and networking meetings with Government Ministries, the private and public sectors.
The programme will include a visit to the refugee camp in Dohuk.
This visit is open to member and non-member companies across the sectors but the MEA’s Kurdish partners are particularly keen to encourage companies working in Infrastructure, Education & Training, Healthcare, Energy & Natural Resources, Water, Agriculture and Tourism Development to participate.
The MEA fully supports UK relations with Erbil and strongly encourage British companies to pursue business as normal in the Kurdish marketplace. There are a wealth of opportunities, and great demand for British expertise. Kurdistan has a growing and influential private sector with strong links to Central and Southern Iraq.
Payments from the Federal Government to the KRG, which were suspended all last year, have been resumed following agreement on production and export of oil from Kurdish fields. So the brake on KRG public sector spending, and its knock-on effect on the private sector is now off; and British SMEs can expect a warm welcome from business partners.
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