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Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum

Diversification & Economic Growth 2020 & Beyond

17–18 November 2020
Virtual Event

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Access Vast Opportunities Emerging from Economic Diversification in the Region


CWC, a brand of Global Future Energy, is delighted to announce the Virtual Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum taking place on 17 – 18 November 2020 in Association with the KRG High Representation to the UK.  The event will highlight the extensive diversity of promising investment opportunities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, driving forward the Region’s economic diversification agenda.

The event will bring together leading Kurdistan Regional Government entities as well as high-level industry representatives covering oil and gas, power and renewables,  finance, construction, infrastructure, telecommunications and digitalization to discuss first-hand the strategies for energy and economic diversification and an investment-friendly business environment presenting an unrivalled opportunity to be part of building the new industrial vison of Kurdistan Region.

Offering exclusive virtual access to meet and network with Kurdistan’s key decision makers, the event is your gateway towards making valuable connections for your business and driving a diversified future for the Kurdistan Region.


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Over the course of two days, thought industry leaders and experts will discuss first-hand the strategies to diversify the economy, extending the value chain and creating an investment-friendly business environment


Who Can You Expect to Meet

  • Representatives from the Government
  • Key investors in the global oil and gas industry, natural gas sector  and IOCs
  • Institutional investors, private equity companies and investment banks
  • Environmental solution providers
  • Logistics and construction companies and architects
  • Transportation service companies (roads, rails and ports)
  • Telecommunication companies


Event Objectives

  • Be the annual marketing, commercial and business development forum for Kurdistan’s economy
  • Bringing together the international commercial executives interested to invest in Kurdistan
  • Promoting the extensive opportunities emerging across the economy which reflects the substantial potential of the Region
  • Reinforce the effective solutions to employment challenges aiming to reduce the Region’s dependency on imports and to implement a new industrial vision for the Kurdistan Region


Hear Directly from Kurdistan’s Key Industry Leaders

HE Safeen Dizayee - Head of the Department of Foreign Relations - Kurdistan Regional Government, IraqHE Safeen DizayeeHead of the Department of Foreign RelationsKurdistan Regional Government, Iraq
HE Dr Amanj Raheem - Cabinet Minister, Member of the Oil & Gas Council - Kurdistan Regional Government, IraqHE Dr Amanj RaheemCabinet Minister, Member of the Oil & Gas CouncilKurdistan Regional Government, Iraq
HE Karwan Jamal - Kurdistan Region High Representative to the UK - LondonHE Karwan JamalKurdistan Region High Representative to the UKLondon
Matthew M. Zais, Ph.D. - Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary - Office of International Affairs, US Department of EnergyMatthew M. Zais, Ph.D.Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryOffice of International Affairs, US Department of Energy

Outline for the Forum from

Dr Nazar M. S. Numan, Provost, The American University of Kurdistan

Founded as a not-for-profit higher learning institution in 2014, The American University of Kurdistan (AUK) aims to mold the next generation of leaders through challenging coursework, up-to-date methodologies, and exceptional faculty. Located in the Duhok Governorate of Iraqi Kurdistan, the university is fast becoming the region’s preeminent institution of higher education.

“The consolidation of the state of production, consumption of goods and services as well as the supply of finance in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq requires diversification of the economy away from the oil and gas sector. The role of climate-friendly modern technologies including the digital revolution cannot be emphasized enough. Two approaches need to be considered here :

  1. Synergistic approach for individual establishments through improving units within an establishment and enhancing synergy between the individual units
  2. Financial and integrated approach aimed at exploring ways and means of reinvigorating the private sector, development of agriculture, attracting international investors and development of the tourism sector and services.”

Two Days of Unique Insights to Drive Your Investment in Kurdistan


The Virtual Forum’s agenda will provide an opportunity to discuss Kurdistan’s path to be at the forefront of diversification, targeting an energy mix and combining renewables and clean energy to meet the economic requirements of the Region.


Day One

The first day of the virtual forum will feature a series of discussions focused on diversifying away from oil and gas revenues. Attendees will be invited to share their ideas about how the development of the oil and gas sector can be seen as part of the diversification strategy and the oil and gas diversification and integration.

  • Refineries
  • Gas & Renewables
  • Petrochemicals
  • Building an Industrial Base

Day Two

On the second day of the forum participants and guests will have an opportunity to get key insights directly from the leaders of the major companies. The debate will focus on the diversification, finance and construction and digitalization of the economy.

  • Finance
  • Articial Intelligence
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Communications & Digitalization of the Economy

With Thanks to Our Sponsor

Get Access to Kurdistan’s Economic Strategy, Wherever You Are

For more information on the programme and how to get involved please contact:

Nawar Abdulhadi Call: +44  20 7978 0093

For sponsorship and commercial opportunities within the event please contact:

Mohamad Kantar Jason Adjalo
Call: +44 20 7978 0081 email: Kurdistan@thecwcgroup.com Call: +44 20 7978 0096 email: Kurdistan@thecwcgroup.com

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