The Iraqi Commercial Attache’ Mr. Naufel Alhassan has Spoken on the opening session of the training program held by the CLDP for Iraqi officials headed by Dr. Ali Alrufaiaai Dean of collage of Law in Baghdad University. The program focuses on IP laws and regulations.
Iraq Commercial Attache Mr. Naufel Alhassan met with Mr. David hamood president of the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce.
Iraq Commercial Attache Mr. Naufel Alhassan met with officials from CLDP, US Chamber of Commerce and the vice chairman of USIBD.
Seminar at U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Naufel Al Hassan, the Iraqi Commercial Attache in Washington attended a presentation by the Department of International Relations at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Commercial attaches and economists from over 40 countries were in attendance. The round table event was directed by Martin Regalia, Ph.D, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Regalia gave a detailed description of the current economic crisis facing the United States and the world as well as a policy proposal to raise the U.S.’s debt ceiling.
USA Today Article
the Iraqi Commercial Attache in Washington Mr. Naufel Al Hassan’s statements appeared in an article by Jim Michaels for USA Today on 7/20/2011 titled, “Foreign Investment Begins to Pour Into Iraq.” In the article, Michaels detailed a situation in which US companies are not taking advantage of great opportunities to invest in Iraq’s emerging market. Mr. Al Hassan was quoted, “Iraq’s market is growing fast and that U.S. companies risk missing opportunities.”
Click here to read more: http://www.usatoday.com/money/world/2011-07-19-foreign-investment-iraq-investors-business_n.htm
National Press Club Conference
On July 13, 2011 Susan Hamrock-Mann: director of the Iraq Reconstruction Task Force at the Dept. of Commerce, Amb. Patricia Haslach: Iraq Transition Coordinator at the State Department, Lionel Johnson: vice president of Middle East and North Africa Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Naufel Alhassan: Iraqi Commercial Attaché, along with Eng. Abdullah A. Jiburi General Contracting Company and George Heinlein: CEO of 360 Architecture (Partners in the Basrah Sports Complex) sat together on a panel at the National Press Club to discuss the abundant opportunities in post-war Iraq that are being missed by American companies. The panel discussed the reasons why American companies are not taking advantage of such a grand opportunity to invest abroad. These reasons included but were not limited to, perceptions of security and corruption that are often misrepresented in the media. The panel concluded by stating that challenges to investing in Iraq should be seen as opportunities to find solutions for U.S. Companies.
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