Day One – 30th October

2017 Conference Programme

08:00  -  08:30

Registration & Welcome Coffee


08:30  -  10:15

Keynote Opening Session: Iraq’s Economic Capital; the International Vision for Basra


Speakers

Chairman: Dr Carole Nakhle - Director  - Crystol Energy LtdChairman: Dr Carole NakhleDirector Crystol Energy Ltd
H.E. Cesar Abi Khalil - Minister of Energy & Water Resources - Lebanese RepublicH.E. Cesar Abi KhalilMinister of Energy & Water ResourcesLebanese Republic
H.E. Asaad Abdulamir Abdulghafar Al – Idan - Governor of Basra - Federal Government of IraqH.E. Asaad Abdulamir Abdulghafar Al – IdanGovernor of BasraFederal Government of Iraq
H.E. Ali Dawai Lazem - Governor of Maysan - Federal Government of Iraq H.E. Ali Dawai LazemGovernor of MaysanFederal Government of Iraq
H.E. Thamir Ghadhban - Former Oil Minster & Advisor to Iraq’s PM  - Federal Government of IraqH.E. Thamir GhadhbanFormer Oil Minster & Advisor to Iraq’s PM Federal Government of Iraq
MP Dr Mowaffak al Rubaie - MP & Iraq Former National Security Advisor - Federal Parliament of Iraq MP Dr Mowaffak al RubaieMP & Iraq Former National Security AdvisorFederal Parliament of Iraq

10:15  -  11:15

Session 1: Basra’s Oil Fields Project Updates


Speakers

Chairman: H.E. Thamir Ghadhban - Former Oil Minster & Advisor to Iraq’s PM - Federal Government of IraqChairman: H.E. Thamir GhadhbanFormer Oil Minster & Advisor to Iraq’s PMFederal Government of Iraq
Ihsan Abduljabbar Ismaael Al – Saade - Director General of the Basra Oil Company - Ministry of Oil, Federal Government of IraqIhsan Abduljabbar Ismaael Al – SaadeDirector General of the Basra Oil CompanyMinistry of Oil, Federal Government of Iraq
Salah Mahdi Abdulah - Director General's Assistant for Administration - Basra Oil Company, Ministry of Oil, Federal Government of IraqSalah Mahdi AbdulahDirector General's Assistant for AdministrationBasra Oil Company, Ministry of Oil, Federal Government of Iraq
Zaid Elyaseri - Country Manager - BP IraqZaid ElyaseriCountry ManagerBP Iraq
Simon Daman Willems - Managing Director  - Basrah Gas CompanySimon Daman WillemsManaging Director Basrah Gas Company

Projects:

  • Rumaila (North & South)
  • West Qurna (1& 2) 
  • Zubair 
  • Majnoon 
  • Siba
11:00  -  11:45

Networking Coffee Break


11:45  -  13:15

Session 2: Overview of Procurement Key Rules for the Oil, Gas Infrastructure & Construction Projects – Followed by: Tenders & Contracts Roundtables Sessions


Speakers

Chairman: Laury Haytayan - Acting MENA Manager  - Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)Chairman: Laury HaytayanActing MENA Manager Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)
Olga Labai - Director  - Oil and Gas ConsultantsOlga LabaiDirector Oil and Gas Consultants
Elena Kornienko - Senior Procurement Consultant  - Oil and Gas ConsultantsElena KornienkoSenior Procurement Consultant Oil and Gas Consultants

Part A: Procurement Processes:

  • Procurement Document - first step to reducing the administrative burden?
  • Tendering processes
  • Reducing corruption: bidder shortlisting rules
  • Treatment of bidders
  • Tender procedures: competitive negotiated procedures and innovation partnerships
  • Contract award criteria
  • Policy and enforcement, Iraq Federal Parliament role and responsibility

Panel Discussion: Overcoming Constraints to Private Investment


Speakers

Johnson Jiang - President  - Jereh Group Johnson JiangPresident Jereh Group
Olga Labai - Director  - Oil and Gas ConsultantsOlga LabaiDirector Oil and Gas Consultants
Elena Kornienko - Senior Procurement Consultant  - Oil and Gas ConsultantsElena KornienkoSenior Procurement Consultant Oil and Gas Consultants
Raed Hanna - CEO -  Maward Al Basra GroupRaed HannaCEO Maward Al Basra Group
Ahmed Tabaqchali - CIO - Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq FundAhmed TabaqchaliCIOAsia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund

Part B: Financial Considerations: private-sector investment to assist in developing Basra to provide the infrastructure that’s vital to boost the economic growth

  • Availability of projects and the developer capacity
  • Long term projects
  • Public sector capacity constraints
  • Regulatory risks
13:15  -  14:45

Networking Lunch


Sponsored by

  • Byblos Bank

14:45  -  16:00

Session 3: Sector Focus – Breakout Session/Roundtables


Considering the tendering of major public sector infrastructure and construction projects, common issues faced by bidders, experiences on a number of different projects, issues to be discussed include:

  • Impact on procurement of PPPs
  • What are the ‘local’ requirements? Or local content?
  • Treatment of bidding consortia and sub-contracting
  • Tendering major services, outsourcings, experiences on a number of different projects

The tables will be moderated by an industry leader or an expert, who will head up the discussion by asking leading questions to stimulate conversation.

Key topics to include:

  • Impact on the procurement of PPPs
  • What are the local requirements? or local content ?
  • Treatment of the bidding criteria and sub-contracting

Breakout sessions split into groups of 10. Will last 30-45 minutes, will encourage dialogue between the investors and the government representatives. It will focus on the needs discussed in the previous session and the ways in which companies could achieve their obligations.

The roundtable discussions are organized to ensure that delegates are able to circulate, meet as many relevant delegates as possible and gain valuable contacts.  It is also an ideal opportunity to lead the debate and discuss the issues that really matter to you and your business.

Round Tables; Sectors:

  1. Oil and Gas Roundtable
    Zaid Elyaseri - Country Manager - BP Iraq

    Led by:

    Zaid Elyaseri

    Country Manager

    BP Iraq

  2. Power Roundtable 
    Mohammed Hashim - Director General of Electricity Distribution - Ministry of Electricity, Federal Government of Iraq

    Led by:

    Mohammed Hashim

    Director General of Electricity Distribution

    Ministry of Electricity, Federal Government of Iraq

  3. Gas & Petrochemicals Roundtables 
    H.E. Thamir Ghadhban - Former Oil Minster & Advisor to Iraq’s PM  - Federal Government of Iraq

    Led by:

    H.E. Thamir Ghadhban

    Former Oil Minster & Advisor to Iraq’s PM

    Federal Government of Iraq

  4. Finance & Succeeding in EPC Contracts Roundtable 
    Ahmed Tabaqchali - CIO - Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund

    Led by:

    Ahmed Tabaqchali

    CIO

    Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund

  5. Procurement Roundtable
    Elena Kornienko - Senior Procurement Consultant  - Oil and Gas Consultants

    Led by:

    Elena Kornienko

    Senior Procurement Consultant

    Oil and Gas Consultants

  6. Logistics - Risk management & Insurance Roundtable 
    Simon Barry - Managing Director  - Al Murabit Security Services

    Led by:

    Simon Barry

    Managing Director

    Al Murabit Security Services

How does the session work?

  • Each delegate will attend 6 different tables in all.
  • Moderators to introduce themselves and encourage a business card swap
  • Each rotation lasts for 20 minutes in total after which point a bell will ring, the discussion is concluded and the participants move to their next table.

Moderators Roundtables Feedback

16:00  -  16:40

Networking Coffee Break Speed Networking Session


Join us for 40 minutes of intense speed networking, meet potential clients, qualify business opportunities, expand your business network, so participate and win one of the event’s gifts !

16:45

Session 4 : Unlocking the Infrastructure Contracts for the Energy Projects in Basra


Speakers

Chairman: Ricardo Khoury - Advisor  - ELARD Group Chairman: Ricardo KhouryAdvisor ELARD Group
H.E. Asaad Abdulamir Abdulghafar Al – Idan - Governor of Basra - Federal Government of IraqH.E. Asaad Abdulamir Abdulghafar Al – IdanGovernor of BasraFederal Government of Iraq
Salah Mahdi Abdulah - Director General's Assistant for Administration - Basra Oil Company, Ministry of Oil, Federal Government of IraqSalah Mahdi AbdulahDirector General's Assistant for AdministrationBasra Oil Company, Ministry of Oil, Federal Government of Iraq
Naser Muhsin Muhan - Head of Licensing & Contracts - Basra Oil Company, Ministry of Oil, Federal Government of IraqNaser Muhsin MuhanHead of Licensing & ContractsBasra Oil Company, Ministry of Oil, Federal Government of Iraq
Ali Shadad Al Fares - Head of the Energy Committee - Basra Council, Federal Government of IraqAli Shadad Al FaresHead of the Energy CommitteeBasra Council, Federal Government of Iraq
David I. Taylor - Director - RSKDavid I. TaylorDirectorRSK
Simon Barry - Managing Director  - Al Murabit Security Services Simon BarryManaging Director Al Murabit Security Services

  • Assessing export infrastructure
  • Evaluating Basra ports, terminals capacity and expansion
  • Assessing oil waste management systems and new technologies
  • Securing Iraq’s vital oil and gas industry, critical infrastructure protection systems
  • Supporting the development of a dynamic downstream sector, major refining  projects for Basra
  • Reviewing Iraq’s oil and gas telecommunications needs to optimize the growth
19:30

Gala Dinner


Sponsored by

  • Basra Governate
  • South Oil Company

Hosted by:  Basra Governorate & Iraq’s South Oil Company, Iraq’s Ministry of Oil

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