Going Global

Open Iran is a partner of Going Global Exhibition in London, we represent companies who are part of Open Iran Group.

Going Global is the top UK national exhibition for businesses that are looking to expand internationally, export products or set up overseas operations. If you own or manage an SME, this event is an unmissable opportunity for you to network and gain information or assistance in exporting your products or setting up overseas operations – particularly in Central Emerging Europe, the BRICS markets (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), MINT Economies and Africa.

Some of the top minds in international business will be at the event for you to gain and share invaluable insight and education within a live and highly interactive environment. Put simply, Going Global is unmissable in order for your brand and business to seize the global business opportunities out there.

The show takes place on 3-4 December at London Olympia. It is estimated that the venue will host 30,000 business visitors over two days, including CEOs, managing directors and other key business decision-makers.

The Prysm Group, the company that runs Going Global has been managing the country’s leading business-to-business events for the last 14 years. The team have vast knowledge of delivering excellent events that attract highly targeted audiences and offer an engaging visitor experience. The success of these events is built on an ethos of delivering outstanding educational content that visitors can’t afford to miss.

It isn’t easy to attract busy decision-makers out of the office for a day, but we have a track record of attracting high quality visitors to content rich events through our experience in pinpointing the critical ‘need to know’ topics and delivering detailed seminars from respected experts in the field.

Oil Terminal

Oil Terminal

In partnership with Vostock Capital, Open Iran invites officials,  speakers and traders to attend:

10th Congress on Crude oil, LPG and Petroleum products Trading and Transportation – Oil Terminal 2015 will take place on 26-27th November, 2015, St. Petersburg.

It is the leading industry event attracting 350+ delegates annually from more than 25 countries (Russia, CIS, Europe, America and Asia). 

It is the leading industry event attracting 350+ delegates annually from more than 25 countries (Russia, CIS, Europe, America and Asia). This year event includes the following:

    • 1.

Strategic Congress

    •  that addresses transportation and trading challenges for oil producers and traders, including oil products and LPG and gathers top enterprise managers

2. Technical Conference that covers constructon, renovation, expansion, operational excellence and leading HSE practice at tank farms and oil terminals in Russia and the CIS countries (refering to the best international practice)

3. International Equipment and Technologies Exhibition ‘Tank Farms and Liquid Bulk Terminals’

4. Technical onsite visits to the gas complex NOVATEK in Ust-Luga and Ust-Luga Oil Terminal where participants will see all key facilities, meet the management, observe day-to day work and find out about terminals’ future business development plans

5. International Award Nominations and Ceremony for the best oil terminals and tank farms in Russia, CIS and Baltic countries

Highlights of 10th Congress:

  • “Oscar” style awards ceremony for oil terminals industry! We will celebrate 10th anniversary of the Oil Terminal event by awarding special prizes for best oil terminals and tank farms!
  • NEW! Traders and NOCs discussions: Pricing dynamics for benchmarked oil blends, Russian oil grades – time for change? Oil&Gas markets’ stability, volatility and resilience – is there alternative to trading in the US dollars?
  • NEW FOCUS! Learning from Iranian experience to trade in oil successfully under Western sanctions regime. How the new barter (swaps) deal between Russia and Iran will work for traders. Oil swaps models and pricing. New oil benchmark pricing – how to avoid the US dollar or any other national currencies altogether. Trading oil in the Chinese yuan as a self-sufficient trading example for direct relationship between buyers and sellers.
  • Regulation debates: Russian state exports regulations and strategy. The 2015 Tax Manoeuvre: implementation and current impact on the oil industry and export potential. How the new tax regime is influencing pricing on the Russian internal market; Import substitution as a state policy vs import independence for the industry
  • Popular networking feature! 100 business-cards exchange challenge in 30 mins!
  • Global oil impact: how the oil industry has changed worldwide impacting on trading routes and means of transportation. OPEC strategy vs Russian role in Europe and the US oil exports. Is it time for a new Russian oil brand to supplement the Urals? Increasing heavy oil exports, its impact on refineries profitability and price formation for traders
  • How refining industry is transforming in Russia and its impact on transportation routes in the CIS region. How changing oil quality in the Transneft transportation network impacts refineries intake. Oil products export potential considering new tax regime for Russian refineries.
  • The Big Pipeline Question: keynote presentation. Would Russia form new heavy oil pipeline route via Ust Luga hub? New oil brand formation to reflect quality similar to «Kirkuk» and «Basrah Blend»?
  • Railway transportation: challenging or supplementing pipeline transportation? Keynote presentation and discussion on the best strategies forward for railway operators in context or rouble devaluation and changing tariffs

Who should attend the Congress?

  • Vice-presidents for trading and ligistics
  • Managers and specialists for logistics, trading and bulk transshipment
  • Oil Terminals general directors

Who should attend the Technical Conference? (Recommended delegation list):

  • General director and Managers of: tank farms, oil terminals, bunker terminals, reservoirs of oil refineries
  • Purchasing (procurement) managers
  • Commercial director
  • Technical director
  • Deputy general director
  • Construction managers
  • Technical support
  • Operations and production processes
  • Industrial, HSE and fire safety
  • Chief engineer
  • Head of laboratory
  • Head of automation services
  • Chief metrologist
  • Heads of: production and planning; logistics; process automation
  • Industrial, HSE and fire safety
  • Loading-unloading

Kish INVEX 2015

Kish INVEX 2015
Kish INVEX will be an opportunity for central governments, mayors of various counties and Free Zone officials to present their “ready-to-invest” projects and various investment opportunities in the fields of Energy, Construction, Mining, Infrastructure, ICT, Agriculture, Housing and Urban Planning and Travel and Tourism. It will also be a great platform for domestic and foreign companies to be presented with investment opportunities and get familiar with banking, insurance and privatization issues and trends of stock exchange and to network with those who share the same vision for Iran.

Kish INVEX Summit will include conferences, seminars, workshops, ministerial roundtables, presentations and meetings. It also includes exhibition for national and international companies. The aims would be to:
• Introducing the capacities of national and international financial institutions.
• Introducing the potentialities and achievements of Iranian investment, monetary, and insurance market.
• Transferring experience and knowledge of international investment market to national financial institutions.
• Introducing commodities and capacities of companies in stock exchange in various industries.
• Introducing the new monetary bank services of the country.
• Introducing new insurance services.
• Helping to accumulate capital in national economy.
• Increasing the capacities for money and investment market of the country to compete with similar markets in the region.
• Introducing the most recent investment opportunities in national tremendous projects, specifically in the fields of Energy, Construction, Mining, Infrastructure, ICT, Agriculture, Housing and Urban Planning and Travel and Tourism.
• Introducing the most recent investment plans and projects in private sector and attracting new investors.
• Proposing the latest models and prototypes to provide finance for the investment projects.
• Exchanging technical and commercial information among investors, the executives of investing plans, agents in investment market, participants, and visitors at the exhibition.
• Encouraging the participation of private sector in the investment projects related to the exhibition themes.
• Familiarizing the foreign investors with Iran’s general atmosphere, describing the economic, political, social and cultural situations in Iran.
• Exchanging information and increasing the coordination and cooperation of agents, authorities, and other institutions related to investment.
• Studying investment issues with the participation of authorities in order to increase the participation of investors.

Who will be there?

The Summit will be held in Kish International Convention Center, and the exhibition is held in Kish International Exhibition Center. For more information download  Kish INVEX Brochure.

Iranian companies and high ranking official organizations already registered to attend cane downloaded here, this list is as of 15 August 2015, the list will be updated next month.

Registration for sponsorship is now open, sponsorship packages are now available for download. Please pre-register , or download and complete the Summit/Exhibition Registration Form.

Second International Conference Tank Farms and Oil Terminals of Caspian Region will take place in Astana (Kazakhstan) on 16-17th May 2016

Tank Farms and Oil Terminals

Second International Conference Tank Farms and Oil Terminals of Caspian Region will take place in Astana (Kazakhstan) on April – May 2017

Delegates will be able to meet:

– Oil Tanks Farms and Terminals’ Technical Directors
– Leading technology providers and vendors
– Regulators from ministries and industry experts

Agenda schedules for 

Day 1, 
Global Oil industry trends and their impact on the oil transport market and routes in the Caspian region
Legislative framework, HSE requirements and its impact on Tank Farms and Oil Terminals management
New Caspian projects: advanced methods of designing, construction and retrofitting tank farms and oil terminals
Finalists’ Presentations to win awards for the industry leaders (Oil tanks farms and terminals)

Day 2, 
Live debates with technical directors on industry challenges and best practices
Technology optimisation systems and processes
Offloading, loading, accounting and assuring the quality of oil and petroleum products
Champagne round tables:
– Discussion with regulators
– HSE Management
– Innovative technology and equipment

Full information on the events website

RUSSIAN ENERGY WEEK 3rd NATIONAL OIL AND GAS FORUM 19-20 April 2016, Moscow, Russia 16-18 March 2016 in Moscow


National Oil and Gas Forum is an annual biggest oil and gas conference in Russia – key event for all industry professionals interested or active in the Russian oil and gas sector.

The mission of the forum is the formation of a comprehensive and authoritative evaluation of the internal and external challenges for the Russian oil and gas industry through open discussion with 140+ leading experts and 1000+ delegates. A chance to gather with peers, explore where the prospects lie in Russian oil and gas and an opportunity to schedule one-to-one meetings with forum participants.

Being one of the biggest event in Russia, National Oil and Gas Forum is the perfect platform to gain first-hand information from leading industry experts.


  • Economic Growth: sustainable development strategy
  • Industry of Modern technologies
  • New Energy strategy
  • Economic Models and fiscal policy in Oil and Gas Industry
  • Breakthrough Technologies and innovative potential
  • Human Capital and Professional innovations
  • Analysis and Forecasting in the Oil and Gas markets in the current economic conditions
  • Modern information and digital technologies
  • New environmental risks: safety and professional responsibility


  • Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
  • Alexey Ulyukaev, The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Pavel Zavalny, Chairman of the Energy Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation
  • Igor Sechin, President, ОАОRosneft
  • Alexey Miller, Deputy Chairman of Gazprom’s Board of Directors
  • Alexander Shokhin, President RSPP
  • Vagit Alekperov, President of Lukoil
  • Nikolay Tokarev, President of Transneft
  • Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of Management Board of Novotek
  • Nail U. Maganov, General Director, JSC Tatneft


LNG Congress Russia 2016 16th to 18th of March

LNG Congress Russia
  • LNG Congress Russia 2016: 16th to 18th of March
  • Annually the Congress is attended by more than 250 Russian and foreign companies, including: Arctic LNG 2, Gazprom, Gazprom VNIIGAZ, Gazprom Gas Motor Fuel, Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk, Gazprom LNG St. Petersburg, NOVATEK, echora LNG, Rosneft, Sakhalin Energy, Siemens, Yamal LNG,Air Liquide, CB&I, Technip, Marubeni, Forster Wheeler, Emerson, Exxon Mobil Russia, FMC Technologies, Gazprom Global LNG, GDF Suez, Linde AG, Mitsui, National Grid Grain, Shell, Worley Parsons and many others. The events of the Congress will also be attended by heads of several Russian regions (Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Sakhalin Oblast, Khabarovsk Krai, Vologda Oblast, Zabaikalsky Krai, etc.), the Ministers and heads of agencies.

ECE Iran 5 and 6 March 2016, International Engineering and Construction Expo

ECE Iran

We are pleased to inform you that Sama Conference Center in collaboration with Open Iran Group is organizing this international Engineering and Construction event in Tehran. The event have been the center of attention for the industry as it provides a unique platform for companies and stakeholders. Iranian national organizations and government authorities are supporting this event as it helps to shape trends in the industry and provides solutions to the many practical issues that the engineering industry faces. It also provides tremendous opportunities for networking for all parties involved. We are inviting international companies in the field to attend so to make themselves known to the industry in Iran and to take advantage of this platform.

To see more information about this event please click ECE Iran 2016

28 – 27 April 2016, International Conference, Heavy Iran 2016

International Conference
The industrial modernization in Iran will result in considerable volume of project cargoes. In the next few years Iran may become a leader in utilizing services in the field of transporting and installing out-of-gauge and heavy items in Iran.
In order to respond to the demand, IBF Russia is organizing Heavy Iran 2016 that will cover the following:
  • Potential of Iranian transport infrastructure (ports, roads, bridges)
  • Sharing practice of delivering project cargoes in the direction of Iran
  • Particulars of state regulation of the transport sector

The single-day Conference will take place on April 27. Next day we are organizing a guided tour in Tehran, including visits to Shah Palaces, National Jewelry Treasury and other places of interest. Participation fee – $700, guided tour cost – $150

Open Iran is the local partner of this event.
To register please send an email to Anita: [email protected]

UK Trade Mission to Iran, May 2016 Multi-Sector 7 to 11 May 2016

UK Trade Mission to Iran

Benefits of the mission:

  • Meetings and introductions with prospective business partners will be arranged by Open Iran Group.
  • There will be a mission reception on Saturday, 7th May, which will be attended by a number of high level executives. This provides delegate’s with a brilliant opportunity to network with individuals from Iranian government and private sector organisations.
  • Mission delegates will be advised and assisted in obtaining their Iranian business visa and are offered a specially negotiated group travel and accommodation package.
  • A bilingual mission brochure will be produced and printed, which will advertise each delegate’s company and product/service to potential contacts in-market prior to the mission’s departure.


Participating Delegates:

  • Representatives from major universities, the UK Law Society, English Law Firs, Oil and Gas companies, Construction Companies, IT, and management companies, Fashion, and retail companies and few other sectors are attending.

To see more information regarding this Mission please click here

3rd International Conference on Solar Energy, Tehran , Iran 5 – 6 September 2016 5/23/2016

3rd International Conference on Solar Energy

Iran is a country with high solar energy potential has about 300 clear sunny days in a year and an average 2200 kW-h solar radiation per square meter. Requirements of development of solar energy led us to organize an international event to develop solar energy as a contribution for fossil fuels.

Welcome to the official website of the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition of Solar Energy (ICESE-2016) to be held on 5-6 September 2016, Tehran-Iran, organized by University of Tehran. The 3rd International Conference and Exhibition of Solar Energy (ICESE-2016) which is the greatest event of Iran in the field of solar energy is aimed to provide a platform to gather scientists, industrialists and politicians around the world for the exchange of latest technical information, the dissemination of high-quality research results, the presentation of recent advances and new developments in the area of solar energy, and the debate and shaping of future directions and priorities for better environment and sustainable development.
Wide participation and presence of organizations, universities and scientific and research institutes in the previous editions of International Conference and Exhibition of Solar Energy reveals the credibility of this event among energy experts, managers, researchers, and scholars.
If you wish to see more information about this event please click here