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U.S.-Iraqi Business and Investment Conference Set for October 20-21 in Washington, D.C.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, September 30, 2009

CONTACT OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

202-482-4883

U.S.-Iraqi Business and Investment Conference Set for October 20-21 in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Department of Defense, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Iraqi Embassy, will host the U.S.-Iraq Business and Investment Conference (USIBIC) October 20-21, 2009 at the Capitol Hill Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The conference is the first major event under the recently signed Strategic Framework Agreement, which marked the beginning of a new relationship between the U.S. and Iraq.

The USIBIC will cover 12 sectors: agriculture, banking/finance, defense, electricity, health, education, housing/construction, industry, oil/gas, telecommunications, tourism and transportation. The conference is intended to promote current investment and business opportunities in Iraq, provide matchmaking opportunities for U.S. and Iraqi firms, address the challenges to doing business in Iraq, and provide opportunities for U.S. firms to meet with Iraq’s ministers and other senior government officials.

To register for this conference, or for more information, please visit: www.trade.gov/iraqinvest. Additional details regarding press participation will be released in the coming days.