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Trade Mission

Trade Mission

Unlock Agriculture and Business potentials in Kurdistan/Iraq’ on 18-21 June 2019 in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Holland Business Center invitation to the annual trade mission and conference in Erbil, Iraq.

Holland Business Center in Kurdistan Region and Iraq (HBC-KI) is pleased to invite you to the four-day trade mission and conference under the title ‘Unlock Agriculture and Business potentials in Kurdistan/Iraq’ on 18-21 June 2019 in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

HBC-KI is a professional non-profit organisation that develops and builds an economic bridge between companies in the Netherlands and Iraq, including the Kurdistan region. The HBC-KI provides a range of services to initiate and facilitate mutual trade between both countries. The four day trade mission and conference, will host approximately 120 -150 participants from across the country. The second day of the mission, the Dutch and Kurdish/Iraqi companies will participate in an intensive conference. The conference will focus on the challenges the local and Dutch companies face, and also focus on what the possible solutions are. During the conference KRG ministers, policy makers, academics, professionals, Dutch and local companies and stakeholders will discuss in-depth the scale of the business opportunities, challenges, possible solutions, best strategy for doing business in Iraq/Kurdistan region, role of different stakeholders, best local and Dutch practices, and the necessary resources for agriculture rebuilding and doing business. In the afternoon we will connect you with the right partners during personalized business matchmaking events and close the first day with business drinks event. The third day of the mission, the participating Dutch companies will visit KRG Ministry of Agriculture, Board of Investment, and companies in the agriculture sector. The first draft program of the trade mission and conference is attached to this invitation. We believe that our mission to Erbil comes at a pivotal time in the history of the country; both governments in Bagdad and Erbil have been formed to rebuild further the country and diversify the economy which is recovering very fast, and local investors and companies are willing to invest more in agriculture projects. For this reason, we do believe that this is a unique opportunity for your business.

In brief, we provide the following services during this trade mission:
– Entrance to the Conference ‘unlock agriculture and business potentials in Kurdistan/Iraq’
– One to one business match making events with local companies
– Visit to KRG Prime and Deputy Prime ministers
– Visit to KRG Ministry of Agriculture and Board of Investment
– Field visit to local companies in the agriculture sector
– One-year Membership HBC
– Two business drinks event
– Flight ticket and accommodation arrangements, airport transfers, including two diners & lunches.
The cost for participating in this trade mission for Dutch companies is 1500 Euros. This includes all above mentioned services. Bringing about close business ties and stimulating employment generation are amongst the main mission objectives of the Netherlands’ Consulate General in Erbil. The Dutch diplomatic team in Erbil appreciates HBC-KI’s contribution to a successful implementation of these mission objectives. The Consulate-General is looking forward to welcome you in Erbil. Information and registration

If you are interested in this unique opportunity and would like to participate in the trade mission to Erbil, and/or if you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact us by email info@hbc-ki.com, telephone +964 770 152 4714 or via our contact page.

Erbil, Iraq
18-21 June 2019


Day 1: Tuesday, 18 June 2019
– Arrival at Erbil International Airport
– Transfer to Hotel and check in
– Business diner & Introduction Dutch participated companies
Day 2: Wednesday, 19 June 2019 Unlock Agriculture and Business potentials in Kurdistan/Iraq
9:30 – 10:00
10:00 – 11:30
Panel discussion
11:30 – 12:00
Q & A
12:00 – 13:00
13:15 – 15:00
Business Match Making
19:00 – 21:00
Business drinks with local companies, Dutch Consulate General in Erbil and Kurdish officials.

Day 3: Thursday, 20 June 2019
09:00 – 10:00
Meeting with KRG Prime and Deputy Prime Minister
10:30 – 11:30
Visit KRG Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, Erbil
12:00 – 13:00
Visit KRG Board of Investment, Erbil

13:00 – 14:30
14:30 – 17:00
Field visit; Visit two local companies
Back to hotel
19:30 – 21:00
Network drinks with local companies

Day 4: Friday, 21 June 2019
– Check out Hotel and transfer to airport
– Check in Erbil International Airport