The Financial Times will host an exclusive summit examining the opportunities and challenges surrounding Iran’s reintegration into the global economy. Bringing the political and commercial leadership of Iran together with major international investors, corporations and civil society organisations, the FT Iran Summit will explore Iran’s potential as an economic powerhouse as well as the political, geo-political and cultural forces shaping its future.
Iran is undoubtedly a blessed country. In addition to its vast reserves of natural resources, its vibrant culture makes it so much more than just another resource-rich developing economy. Its young, technologically savvy and highly educated population has the potential to propel this country into a brave, new era. Greater demand and much needed reform of key sectors will also open up new investor opportunities. However, despite the nuclear accord agreed with world powers, Iran remains a challenging state for international corporations to do business, due to high levels of state control, bureaucracy and lack of transparency. As international sanctions are lifted, and economic conditions improve, what steps should investors take as they navigate through a changing business landscape?