Financial sector solutions to do business in Iran

On March 13th, 2018 a High Level Round Table – part of the annual activities of the Iran – Italy Community Summit – was held in Milan; we talked about financial sector solutions useful for doing business in Iran  and discussed new strategic approaches  to manage the present uncertainty

Financial sector solutions to do business in Iran

On March 13th 2018, The European House – Ambrosetti, in partnership with Bourse&Bazaar, has organized the High-Level Roundtable “Financial sector solutions for Europe – Iran trade and investment“. The event gathered almost 50 Italian, European and Iranian business leaders, interested in finding concrete solutions to do business and carry on investments in Iran. The focus of the Roundtable has been on the role of financial sector, adopting a comprehensive overview encompassing banking, capital market, private equity and other players and solutions.

The overall aim was to identify viable solutions capable to effectively unclog current financial impasse and to support those companies willing to enter Iranian market..

During the morning of work and debate, an update on the geo-economics framework of reference and an overview of international business leaders’ confidence has been provided by Mr. Nicola Pedde (Director, Institute of Global Studies) and Mr. Esfandyar Batmanghelidj (CEO, Bourse&Bazaar). In addition, a deep analysis of the Master Credit Agreement – recently signed by Iranian OIETAI and Italian Invitalia Global Investment – has been performed by preeminent speakers including Mr. Paolo Borzatta (Senior Partner, The European House – Ambrosetti), Mr. Ignazio Moncada (Chairman of IDA Capital), Mrs. Ferial Mostofi (Chairwoman of KDD), and Giovanni Diotallevi (Partner, Dentons).

Representing the most acclaimed development in Iran – Italy relations in early 2018 and welcomed as a potentially useful tool once fully operational, the Master Credit Agreement has emerged as just one of the several instruments that companies could rely on to engage with Iran. Akbar Mohammadlou (Managing Director, Amin Investment Bank), Omid Gholamifar (CEO, Serkland Group), and Ramin Hariri (Partner, Dentons) illustrated possible additional solutions and inspiring business cases, that companies can include in their own portfolio of financial strategies to engage with a country that today offers high returns, risk premiums and opportunities.

Held in Palazzo Parigi in Milan, sponsored by Dentons, the Roundtable is part of the annual activities of the Iran - Italy Summit Community, an initiative launched by The European House – Ambrosetti in  2015 with the goal of creating a community of leaders from Iran and Italy to reinforce the strategic relationship between the two Countries and exploit new opportunities for growing in both region.

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