The Middle East & North Africa

July 28, 2019 - August 10, 2019

Iraq: Basrah Universities To Attend Training Program on Oil and Gas with University of Houston

A delegation of professors and students from four universities in Basrah, Iraq will attend a program organized University of Houston College of Technology's Petroleum Technology Institute. The program is focused on Project Management in Oil and Gas.

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July 14, 2019 - July 18, 2019

Egypt Customs Valuation Workshop and Conference on the WTO TFA

CLDP to hold programs in Cooperation with the Egyptian Customs Authority on Customs Valuation and Trade Facilitation

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June 25, 2019 - June 27, 2019

MENA: Regional Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference

From June 25-27, CLDP will organize a regional conference on arbitration and mediation in collaboration with the Tunisian judiciary. CLDP will bring together about 150 judges, arbitrators, mediators, and lawyers from the MENA region. The conference will focus on the use of mediation to resolve commercial disputes and address topics such as the role of courts in encouraging mediation, legal framework supporting mediation,

May 14, 2019 - May 16, 2019

Saudi Arabia: CLDP Brokers Relationship between City of Denver and KSA NCP

From May 14-16, CLDP facilitated discussions between the Saudi Arabia National Center for Privatization and Public Private Partnership (NCP) and potential U.S. partners during the annual meeting of the U.S. National Center for Public Private Partnership (NCPPP) in Denver, CO. NCP estimates that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will soon initiate PPPs totaling more than $50 billion, for which they are seeking partners from the U.S. private sector. Initial NCP PPP opportunities for U.S. partners include infrastructure, such as railway development, as well as healthcare and utilities. CLDP and the Foreign Commercial Service plan to prepare follow-on programming in the U.S. and Riyadh to facilitate consultations between KSA and U.S. entities for KSA PPP opportunities.