25 September, 2023
Dignitaries and Partners arrival
26 September, 2023
08:00 – 09:00 Registration Opens
09:10 –09:15 Recitation of the Holy Quran - UAE National Anthem
09:10 – 09:40 Opening Ceremony: Keynote Address
Prospects for strategic partnership between the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Republic of Iraq
09:40 – 10:00 Appreciation Awards to Sponsors
10:00 - 11:00 Track 1: Presentations
Investment in food security and agriculture
The session will highlight ambitious policy agendas that will create future public-private partnerships and enable investment and innovation in agriculture and food production. Discussions will drive the future of food agenda, while aligning with GCC and Iraqi capabilities.
Track 2: Presentations & Panel Discussion
Cooperation in Banking, Finance, and Investments
The session highlights various aspects of financing including project financing through various schemes such as PPPs, risk allocation and project structures as they evolve to mitigate risks. The economists and the banking sector will share their outlook on the economy and exchanges will discuss bullish opportunities in GCC and in Iraq.
11:00 – 11:15 Networking & Prayer Break
11:15 – 12:15 Panel Discussion
Building public-private partnerships in Renewable Energy, Electricity & Water
This session puts a spotlight on the latest project opportunities and advancements in power projects while addressing the future of alternative energy to deliver more efficient and effective power systems.
12:15 – 13:15 Panel Discussion
Construction, Infrastructure & Housing Opportunities
As regional economies recover from the pandemic, there has been emphasis on the recovery of material costs and stretched supply chains. This session highlights growth in mixed-use projects along with real estate opportunities presented across the GCC. This will underpin a regional push to build sustainable infrastructure for the future.
H.E Sameer Abdulla Nass, Chairman, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce, BAHRIAN
Mr. Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar, UAE
Representative, Ministry of Planning, IRAQ
Representative, Ministry of Construction & Housing, IRAQ
Mr. Nael Mithat Ismail, Director General, National Investment Authority, IRAQ
H.E. Mr. Ahmad Mohamad Al Mohamad, Secretary General, GOIC
13:15 – 13:30 Closing Remarks and End of Day One
13:30 – 14:30 Networking Lunch for VIPs and delegates
14:30 – 17:30 B2B Meeting Program Continues
20:00 – 22:00 Networking Gala Dinner Program (by invitation only)