Energy, Electricity and Agriculture: Business Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

Day 1
Nov 29 2016

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Introduction:
Sasha Toperich, Senior Fellow and Director of the Mediterranean Basin Initiative, CTR - SAIS

Greetings:
David Tafuri, President United States Kurdistan Business Council

Opening remarks:
Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, Kurdistan Regional Government Representative in the United States

Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman
David Tafuri
Sasha Toperich

Keynote address

Ali Sindi, Minister of Planning, Kurdistan Regional Government
Ali Sindi

Electricity Sector Reform: Privatization and Expansion

Speakers:
Sibel Kulaksiz, Senior Economist, Global Practice for Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management, The World Bank Group
Hoger Shalli, Deputy Minister of Electricity
Delaney Michael, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South Asia

Moderator:
Sasha Toperich, Senior Fellow and Director of the Mediterranean Basin Initiative, CTR - SAIS

Delaney Michael
Sasha Toperich
Sibel Kulaksız
11:45-12:00

Coffee Break

Revitalizing Agriculture: “Bread Basket of Iraq” and Beyond

Speakers:
Ali Sindi, Minister of Planning, Kurdistan Regional Government
Majeed Abdulstar, Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, KRG
John Nash, Expert on agricultural and trade policy
Steve Lutes, Executive Director, Middle East Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Moderator:

Ali Sindi
John Nash
Steve Lutes

KURDISTAN: LAND OF NATURE AND HISTORY

Movie Presentation by the Ministry of Municipalities and Tourism, Kurdistan Regional Government

Presentation by:
Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, Kurdistan Regional Government Representative in the United States

Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman
13:45-15:00

Lunch break