An international conference entitled "Post-Sanctions Iran: Opportunities and Challenges" will be held on the 27th of November, at 09.30, in Auditorium 2 (ISEG, Quelhas' Building, 2nd floor).
Iran is the second largest economy in the Middle East and North Africa with a GDP estimated at 406 billion dollars in 2014. It also has the second largest population in the region with 78.5 million inhabitants with a per capita income above $ 7,000. The production of oil and gas, agriculture and industry are the major domestic economic activities. In 2015, the nuclear control agreement signed with other world powers marked a turning point for "the post-sanctions era", putting Iran back on the international arena.
The conference will aim at debating the political, economic, social and security challenges and opportunities for foreign and domestic private sector in a post-sanctions Iran. It will discuss the new Iranian economic and financial framework following the lifting of the sanctions, the current government policies to engage business actors and the impact of regional and global changing dynamics.
Among the speakers are the Iran's Vice-Minister of Oil, Dr. Amir Zamaninia, the Head of Policy Planning of Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Kazem Sajjadpour, the Policy Fellow for the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations, Ellie Geranmayeh, and the Research Associate / MacArthur Fellow at Centre for Science and Security Studies of King's College London, Dina Esfandiary.