‘Iran Rises’ Prospects for Business

5th July 2016. Stephenson Harwood, 1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7SH

David Stringer-Lamarre, within his role as Chairman of the Institute of Directors, City of London, was pleased to be the Event Moderator for this very timely and interesting discussion.

Iran is the last major untapped frontier for business to open up. Iran ranks as the 27th largest economy in the world with a GDP of £282bn*, a population of 80m and growth expected to exceed 4%* in 2016. Businesses eye huge opportunities beyond oil, to include other sectors such as tourism, mining, banking automotive and the aircraft industry. 

Panel members:

  • Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden, Chief Economist, Arabia Monitor
  • Charlie Robertson, Chief Economist, Renaissance Capital
  • Amir-Ali Amiri, Entrepreneur and investor in Iran.
  • Sue Millar, Partner and co-head of the Iran and financial litigation groups, Stephenson Harwood

Many topics were covered including finance, links with China, opportunities beyond oil & gas, the need to partner, the ‘ease of doing business’ index & the legal system.

The formal part of the evening was followed by high energy business networking.