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Iran: A Reopening Market
Wed 12 October 2016, 09:00 – 13:30 BST
It's time to consider Iran, the second largest economy in the Middle East
The Department for International Trade East Midlands in partnership with The Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce are holding a half day seminar highlighting the opportunities and assistance available to UK businesses looking to trade with Iran.
Following years of economic stagnation, Iran is ready for the post-sanctions era. With far fewer sanctions in place and with Iran’s long established appetite for British goods, they are ready to do business with UK companies.
Iran is the second largest economy in the Middle East, currently reliant on the oil and gas sector but is looking to diversify its economy. It is envisaged that over a trillion pounds sterling of infrastructure investment is likely to be needed over the next decade. Iran has potential in most sectors for UK companies and these are likely to grow as the market expands.
Presentations will include the following guest speakers and topics:
Kevin Ringham - Department for International Trade, London: Iran as a frontier market.
Paul Wilson - Deputy Director General, British Iranian Chamber of Commerce.
Claire Harrison - Head of Business Awareness Unit, Export Control Joint Unit, DIT Embargoes & Sanctions.
Jeff Lewis - Director, Resultz: Doing Business in Iran.
Andrew Shipley - Director, M & S Solicitors Ltd.
Tony Petersen - Export Finance Adviser: UK Export Finance.
There will also be a Q&A panel facilitated by Ian Harrison, Acting Director for the Midlands Department for International Trade, followed by a networking lunch.
Secure your place
Attendance is free of charge, including lunch and refreshments, and places are limited. So secure your place, and don’t miss out on what promises to be a highly informative day.