Iran-EU trade confab opens in Vienna

Top officials and traders from Iran, Austria, France, the UK, Germany and other countries gather today at the two-day “Iran-EU Conference on Trade and Investment” held in the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber in Vienna, to discuss post-sanctions’ opportunities for cooperation.
Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh is leading the Iranian delegation, which comprises representatives from economic, financial, banking and foreign investment sectors as well as executives from 70 Iranian companies active in oil, gas, petrochemical, mining, automotive and other industries, Mehr News Agency reported.

The forum, which is Iran’s first foreign business meeting after reaching a nuclear agreement with P5+1 (the five permanent members of UN Security Council plus Germany) in Vienna on July 14, is aimed at providing Iranian businesses, investors and entrepreneurs with a chance to gain insights, explore opportunities and network with foreign counterparts, policymakers and stakeholders.
Six specialized panels will focus on post-sanctions’ opportunities in Iran’s economy, investment and business sectors; mines and mining; automotive and heavy vehicles; oil and gas; petrochemicals; banking; capital market and trade.
Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari, deputy oil minister for commerce and international affairs, Hossein Zamaninia, and Chairman of British-Iranian Chamber of Commerce Norman Lamont are among keynote speakers.
The event is sponsored by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization and joint chambers of commerce of Iran, France, Germany and Britain.

By Financial Tribune