Iraq is a centre of oil gravity and a market with strong long-term economic potential. The World Bank expects Iraq's gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 12.6 percent in 2012, and 10.2 percent in 2013, following a growth of 9.6 percent last year. If achieved, this would give a compound growth of 36 percent in just three years. Iraq Mega Projects 2012 will examine this growth and discuss potential investment opportunities.
New for 2012, the Conference will take place in Dubai, the international hub for commerce. Other changes include industry-led programme sessions, a pre- event speed networking evening and a 1 day practical masterclass for companies wishing to better understand the Iraq Mega Projects tendering processes. The agenda will focus on the lessons learnt by current operators, the latest opportunities, advice from contract holders on their procurement practises and case studies for training and retaining the local labour force.
The Mega Projects Exhibition has invited both Iraqi and International companies, ensuring the best products and services, and latest technologies are showcased by the industry. The Exhibition will see stands occupied by IOCs, Independents, EPC contractors and service companies.
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