COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY
Contact: Michael Pierson
Office of Strategic Communications
PMO to Participate in the Destination Baghdad Exposition
Baghdad, 5 February 2004 -- The Destination Baghdad Exposition, or DBX, has
attracted another major participant.
The Coalition Provisional Authority’s Program Management Office (PMO) will
participate in the expo to help Iraqi business and possible sub-contractors meet
with prime contractors at the exhibition.
These prime contractors, scheduled to be named in mid-March, will send
representatives to the event at the Baghdad International Fairgrounds Apr. 5-8
to find companies with which to subcontract more than $4 billion in
reconstruction work for Iraq.
“This will be a great opportunity for the Iraqi businesses in both construction
and non-construction to network and interact with the prime contractors to offer
their services for work,” said RADM David J. Nash, USN (Ret.), Director of the
“DBX is a forum for the beginning of business relationships between Iraqi
companies and many of the largest firms in the world,” said Eric Nigh with the
Iraqi American Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Chamber is the organizer of
this first-of-its-kind event in Baghdad.
Ninety companies from Korea, Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom
have already committed to setting up displays and sending representatives to the
DBX, according to Nigh. More than 100 additional companies have expressed
interest in attending. Each Iraqi government ministry will also have a display.
Other events surrounding the exhibition will give businessmen the chance to
develop business networks and contacts, Nigh said.
More information on the Destination Baghdad Exposition may be found on the
Internet at: http://www.i-acci.org/main.shtml.