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22/10/2018 - 24/10/2018
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Event Type: Offline Event

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Tunis Mission 2018 Documentation


Tunis Mission 2018 Final ProgrammePress Release and Statement of Intent between NOC and LBBC (English)

Press Release and Statement of Intent between NOC and LBBC (Arabic)

LBBC Tunis Mission Delegate Guide

Press Coverage: 

LBBC Signs Agreement with NOC (Libya Herald)

Britain and Libya Strengthen Oil and Gas Ties (Libya Business News)

Biggest ever Libyan-British trade and investment conference

The Libyan British Business Council took over 60 representatives from 36 member companies to Tunis from 22-24 October, meeting more than 120 Libyan business counterparts.

LBBC Chairman Sir Vincent Fean said: “As a non-political UK/Libya business body, we are listening to Libyan business voices and responding fast to the needs they share with us. We work hard to build partnerships of mutual benefit with the National Oil Corporation, the Central Bank and Libyan enterprises of the future like LPTIC. Clearly, there is more to do in areas of growing need like ICT, electricity, healthcare, education and training, so we will step up our efforts in these sectors”.

22 October was the day for bilateral meetings with Mustafa Sanalla, Chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corporation, and his top team, including Board members, Chairmen of NOC operating companies, the Director of Human Resources and the Head of NOC’s Training and Development Department.

23 October saw the biggest Libyan/British trade and investment conference ever held outside the United Kingdom. Leading speakers were:

Dr Ahmed Maiteeg, Deputy Prime Minister of Libya’s Government of National Accord, focusing on Libya’s economic development. He commended the Libyan economic reform package launched last month, which has led to a significant upturn in trade, and he warned sternly against disrupting the NOC. This would be a betrayal of the Libyan people, since the NOC is developing and monetising Libya’s primary natural resource – oil and gas – for the benefit of all the Libyan people;

Mustafa Sanalla, NOC Chairman, who spoke out against smuggling and criminality, and welcomed the UN’s decision to impose sanctions on the destructive criminal Jadhran. Chairman Sanalla also   welcomed the close and growing cooperation between the NOC and the United Kingdom, and signed with LBBC Chairman Sir Vincent Fean a Statement of Intent to work together to fulfil NOC priorities in a number of areas;

Saddek Elkaber, Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, welcomed the British Government’s support for key Libyan institutions like the Central Bank, highlighted extensive Libyan/British cooperation in the field of financial services, and commended the economic reform package agreed with the Government of National Accord;

Dr Faisel Gergab, Chairman of the Libyan Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology Holding Co (LPTIC), outlined his strategic plan to develop Libya’s ICT sector across the country, including the development of an ICT academy producing the next generation of Libyan expertise in this vital sector. He too welcomed the LBBC’s commitment to bring British expertise to work hand in hand with far-sighted Libyan companies with great potential, such as LPTIC.

Frank Baker, the British Ambassador to Libya, highlighted the scope for British expertise to assist Libya’s economic recovery in many sectors – from oil and gas to electricity, infrastructure, banking,  education/training, healthcare and medicines, security and ordnance disposal.

Sir Vincent said: “We will be where Libyan business wants us to be – confronting the very real challenges side by side, and overcoming them, together”.

Libyan British Business Council

Friday 26 October 2018

HE Mustafa Sanalla, Chairman NOC and Sir Vincent Fean, Chairman LBBC signing the statement of intent at the LBBC Tunis Conference on 23 October 2018

LBBC Tunis Conference 23 October 2018

LBBC Tunis – Conference 23 October 2018

HE Dr Ahmed Maiteeg, Deputy Prime Minister, Government of National Accord – Keynote Speaker at LBBC Tunis Conference 23 October 2018

HE Mustafa Sanalla, Chairman, National Oil Corporation (NOC) – Keynote Speaker at LBBC Tunis Conference 23 October 2018

H.E. Saddek Elkaber, Governor, Central Bank of Libya – Keynote speaker at LBBC Tunis Conference 23 October 2018

Dr. Faisel Gergab, Chairman of the Board, LPTIC – Keynote speaker at LBBC Tunis Conference 23 October 2018


Oil and Gas panel moderated by Peter Millett.  Panel included Jamal Hawisa, Adviser, NOC, 
Mohamed Albolaij, Director of Training, NOC, 
Khaled Mamour, Vice President, Wood and 
May Dean, Director & Operations Manager, Smart Specialists

Banking and Finance panel moderated by Patrick Gutmann, Managing Director, BACB. Panel included
Yacine Fal, Deputy Director General, African Development Bank
Abdussalam Kashadah, Partner, Kashadah & Co
Assad Riyany, Head of Libyan Business, Bank ABC

Power and Infrastructure Panel moderated by Eric Butterworth, Director, LBBC. Panel included Dr. Faisel Gergab, Chairman of the Board, LPTIC Dr. Mohamed Abdulmalik Elfighi, Chairman, LISCO, Paul Austin, General Manager and Group Director, FigCorp David Edwards, Director, Libya Holdings


The LBBC would like to thank everyone who attended for their support.