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The relations between Iraq and Germany have increasingly intensified these past years. The bilateral trade volume amounted to more than EUR 1.6 billion in 2017. The Iraqi market offers big potential for German business. Ambitious and feasible projects have been outlined up until 2022, and hundreds of billions of US-Dollars have been invested in projects in all areas, especially water supply, power generation, health and housing.  

The German government provides comprehensive assistance to the political and economic reconstruction process in Iraq. The traditionally close economic ties between the two countries can be instrumental in helping reconstruct Iraq’s infrastructure and economy, thus having a positive impact on Iraq’s political stabilization.

To further strengthen and expand the promising Iraqi-German business relations, the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, together with the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), and in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq and further partners from both countries, are organizing the

5th Iraqi-German Business Forum
from March 25th-26th, 2019
at the ‘Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft’
Breite Straße 29
10178 Berlin.

Experts from industry, politics and science will discuss latest trends, projects and cooperation opportunities in Iraq. The conference presents a great opportunity to exchange ideas with high-ranking decision makers and potential business partners.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 5th Iraqi-German Business Forum.

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Monday | 25th March 2019

14.00 h Registration and Welcome Coffee
15.30 h Opening Ceremony

Moderation:
Philipp Andree
Head of Division Middle East and North Africa, Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Germany

Speakers:
Dr. Volker Treier
CEO International Affairs, Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry e.V., Germany

Abdulaziz Al Mikhlafi
Secretary General, Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Germany

H.E. Dhia Al Dabbass
Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Iraq, Germany

H.E. Cyrill Nunn
Ambassador, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Iraq

H.E. Thomas Bareiß
Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

H.E. Dr. Fuad Mohammed Hussein
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Iraq

H.E. Dr. Salih Al Jabori
Minister of Industry and Minerals, Iraq

16.30 h Panel 1:
Public Private Partnerships in Iraq and Cooperation with German Companies: Financial and Legal Framework

Moderation:
Dr. Florian Amereller
Attorney at Law, Amereller Legal Consultants, Germany

Speakers:
H.E. Dr. Sami Al Araji
Chairman, National Investment Commission, Iraq

H.E. Aiser Habib Tobia Katoola
Deputy Minister of Electricity, Iraq

H.E. Haitham Al Khshali
Deputy Minister of Trade, Iraq

Dietmar Siersdorfer
CEO Middle East & UAE, Siemens LLC, UAE

Dr. Hermann Sterzinger / Eng. Ahmed Al Kinani
COO, Veridos GmbH, Germany / Factory Manager, ID Cards & EPP Factory, Iraq

Faisal Wissam Al Haimus
Chairman, Trade Bank of Iraq, Iraq

Dr. Dara Jaleel Al Khayat
President, Kurdistan Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Iraq

Jan von Allwoerden
Director International Business Development, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft, Germany

18.00 h
Evening Reception and Networking Get-Together

Tuesday | 26th March 2019

  09.00 h Registration and Welcome Coffee
09.30 h Panel 2:
Developing Iraq’s Infrastructure Requirements: Electricity, Water Supply and Transportation

Moderation:
Peter F. Mayr
Managing Director, Terramar GmbH, Germany

Speakers:
H.E. Aiser Habib Tobia Katoola
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Electricity, Iraq

H.E. Dr. Mustafa Al Hiti
Head of Reconstruction Fund for Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations, Iraq

Musab Alkateeb
CEO, Siemens Iraq, Iraq

Peter Banzhaf
Head Dam Services / Director, BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH, Germany

Dawood Zayer Al Jumaili
Chairman, Iraqi National Business Council, Iraq

Amar Shubar
Partner, Management Partners, UAE

Saeb Nahas
CEO, Nahas Enterprises Group, Lebanon

Hussain Qaragholi

Director and CBC Head of Iraq, Northern Gulf & Levant, Deutsche Bank, UK

11.00 h Networking Break
11.30 h

Panel 3:
Reviving Iraq’s Oil and Gas Industry

Moderation:
Felix Neugart
CEO, German Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce (AHK), UAE

Speakers:
H.E. Dr. Sami Al Araji
Chairman, National Investment Commission, Iraq

H.E. Raad Al Haris
Advisor in the Prime Minister Office, Prime Ministry, Iraq

Clarence Leu
Regional Project Director, Siemens LLC, UAE

Ali Vezvaei
President & CEO, Bilfinger Middle East, UAE

Peter Schlemmer
Director Oil&Gas, SAP, Germany

13.00 h
Networking Lunch
14.00 h Panel 4:
Empowering Iraq’s Youth: Education and Vocational Training

Moderation:
Dr. Michael Fraenzel
Managing Director, Karl Kolb GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Speakers:
H.E. Dr. Sami Al Araji
Chairman, National Investment Commission, Iraq

Dr. Laith Taleb Shubbar
Advisor in the Prime Minister Office, President of the Energy and Water Development Center, Iraq

Ralf Sauer
Head of Siemens Branch Management, Siemens AG, Germany

Batoul Husseini
Director of Government Relations, and Corporate Social Responsibilty MENA, SAP Middle East and North Africa LLC

Abdul Razzaq Al Zuhairi
President, Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce, Iraq

Nisrin Khalil
Coordinator of the German Business in Iraq, German Liaison Office for Industry and Commerce in Iraq, Iraq

Dr. Khalid Al Yaqoobi
General Director of Iraqi Presidency Office, Iraq

15.00 h Panel 5:
Improving Quality of Life for Iraq’s People: Reconstruction of Medical Facilities and Care

Moderation:
Uwe Stupperich
General Manager, M.G. International Transports GmbH, Germany

Speakers:
Jan von Allwoerden
Director International Business Development, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft, Germany

Almut Knop
Business Officer Iraq, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Dr. Tariq Waece
Business Development Manager, Minas Cosmetics, Iraq

Dr. Markus Kraemer
Country Manager Iraq, Siemens Healthineers, Germany

André Stumpf
Area Sales Manager, B.Braun Avitum, Germany

16.00 h
Networking Break and B2B Meeting

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H.E. Dr. Mustafa Al Hiti

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Amar Shubar

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Clarence Leu

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Almut Knop

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Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Arab world has become one of the most dynamic business regions in the world. Promising moves are being made to liberalise economies and to provide a basis for long-term and sustainable growth across the Arab world. German companies are welcome to participate in the economic growth in the Arab countries. They are appreciated for the reliability and quality of their products and services, as well as their cooperation with local companies. Building on the principles of mutual benefit and understanding, Arab countries and Germany can gain a great advantage from increased cooperation in technology and science, as well as wider economic and social development. Germany’s small and medium sized companies demonstrate great potential for export and investment. The Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry has promoted business relations between Germany and the Arab world for 40 years. The main focal points of our chamber are information, communication and networking. Therefore we offer our members and the wider Arab and German business communities various services to facilitate the cooperation between German and Arab partners.

Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Garnisonkirchplatz 1
D-10178 Berlin

Tel.: + 49 (0)30 278907-0
Fax: + 49 (0)30 278907-49
E-mail: ghorfa(at)ghorfa.de
Web: www.ghorfa.de

 

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