Iran Commodity Trading Forum 2017

24-26 October 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland

Commodity trade was the first area to benefit from the lifting of sanctions in 2016. With an increasing number of European and international commodity trading houses eager to resume or initiate work with Iran, getting well-informed about the specifics means getting well-prepared for business


Geneva, Switzerland = renowned trading hub


Government officials, senior managers from commodity companies from Iran as well as CEOs, Heads of Middle East from European trading houses


Topics ranging from the remaining sanctions framework, to tax matters, payment concerns and opportunities within metals, oil and petrochemicals and soft commodities.

Super early bird finishing in

Speakers include

Jagdish Parihar - Iran

Jagdish Parihar
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
Olam International Ltd

Peter Spierings
General Manager

Afsaneh Shafiee - Iran Speaker

Dr. Afsaneh Shafiee
Head of the Industrial and Mining Research Development Office
Institute for Trade Studies and Research – ITSR, Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade

Mehdi Ghaffahri
Head of International Relations

Objectives of the Forum


business conditions for international commodity companies to work in Iran, from financial and regulatory perspectives


all trading houses, commodity consumers and producers, and Iranian officials to discuss opportunities in the sectors

Enable Business

around metals, oil and petrochemicals, and agri products, between the Geneva trading hub and Iran

Why Attend the Iran Commodity Trading Forum

  • Understand

    the current geopolitical and economic situation of Iran

  • Get

    a clear idea of where the opportunities lie in the commodities sector, including metals, oil & energy and soft commodities, and form your entry or re-entry strategy

  • Learn

    about the latest developments when it comes to payments in and out of Iran

  • Adapt

    your risk management framework to working in Iran

  • Assess

    who your partners inside and outside Iran should be

  • Meet

    Meet the right people, whether they are international experts on Iran, bankers, or Iranian officials