Company News

2016

  • september

    Launch of “Opportunity Middle East” on behalf of the Middle East Association. Launch of Saudi Arabia Discovering Business 2016 at both Opportunity Arabia attended by Laura Curtis and Saudi Arabia National Day at the Saudi Arabian Embassy attended by Laura Curtis and Caroline Oliver. Continued sales of Investing in ASEAN 2017. Continued sales of Chile Discovering Business 2017
  • august

    Continued production of Saudi Arabia Discovering Business 2016. Continued sales of Investing in ASEAN 2017. Continued sales of Chile Discovering Business 2017. Continued production of "Opportunity Middle East" on behalf of the Middle East Association
  • july

    Continued production of Saudi Arabia Discovering Business 2016. Continued sales of Investing in ASEAN 2017. Commenced sales of Chile Discovering Business 2017. 22nd July: Allurentis celebrates 8 years of Business
  • june

    Launch of Egypt Discovering Business 2016. Continued production of Saudi Arabia Discovering Business 2016. Continued sales of Investing in ASEAN 2017. Commenced production of “Opportunity Middle East” on behalf of the Middle East Association
  • may

    Continued production of Egypt Discovering Business 2016. Continued production of Saudi Arabia Discovering Business 2016. Continued sales of Investing in ASEAN 2017. 24th May: Laura Kiely and Caroline Oliver attend Iraq Petroleum Conference.
  • april

    Continued production of Egypt Discovering Business 2016. Continued production of Saudi Arabia Discovering Business 2016. Continued sales of Investing in ASEAN 2017
  • march

    Continued production of Egypt Discovering Business 2016. Continued production of Saudi Arabia Discovering Business 2016. Continued sales of Investing in ASEAN 2017
  • february

    Continued production of Egypt Discovering Business 2016. Commenced production of Saudi Arabia Discovering Business 2016. Advertising sales commence of Investing in ASEAN 2017
  • january

    Continued production of Egypt Discovering Business 2016 Continued sales of Saudi Arabia Discovering Business 2016

2015

  • Continued production of Egypt publication

    Continued production of Egypt Discovering Business 2016 and Advertising sales commence of Saudi Arabia Discovering Business 2016
  • Launch of Iraq publication

    Launch of Iraq publication and continued production of Egypt, and ASEAN
  • Continued production of Egypt, Iraq & ASEAN

    Continued production of Egypt, Iraq & ASEAN
  • Launch of CEE

    Launch of CEE and continued production of Egypt, Iraq and ASEAN
  • Work Continues for CEE, Egypt, Iraq & ASEAN

    Continued production of CEE, Egypt, Iraq and ASEAN
  • Work Continues for CEE, Egypt, Iraq & ASEAN

    Continued production of CEE, Egypt, Iraq and ASEAN
  • Egypt and Iraq 2016 Started

    Sales commenced for Egypt 2016 and Iraq 2016. Continued production of CEE and ASEAN
  • ASEAN 2016 Continued

    Continued sales of ASEAN 2016 and continued production of CEE
  • ASEAN 2016 Continued

    Continued sales of ASEAN 2016 and continued production of CEE
  • ASEAN 2016 Started

    Sales commence on ASEAN 2016. Continued production of Central and Eastern Europe publication. Laura Curtis travelled to Dubai for "Britian in the region" UK PI event.
  • Continued production of CEE & Iraq publications

    Continued production of CEE and Iraq publictions 2015|2016
  • Laura Curtis and Laura Kiely Travel to Southeast Asia

    Laura Curtis and Laura Kiely Travel to Southeast Asia to commence work on ASEAN Publication 2015/16. Continued production of CEE publication 2015 and Iraq publication 2015.

2014

  • Allurentis attends CWC event

    Allurentis attends CWC event - Kurdistan - Iraq Oil & Gas conference in London. Continued production of CEE publication 2015 and Iraq Publication 2015

  • ASEAN 2014/15 Launched

    Launch of ASEAN Publication at ASEAN Summit in Naypyidaw in Myanmar. Continued production of CEE Publication 2015. Production of Iraq Publication 2015 commences

  • MEA Opportunity Arabia Conference

    Laura Curtis in Edinburgh to attend MEA Opportunity Arabia Conference. Continued production of ASEAN Publication 2014/15 and CEE Publication 2015

  • CEE 2015 Commences

    Laura Curtis in Prague to commence work on CEE Publication 2015 and work continues on the production of ASEAN Publication 2014/15

  • ASEAN Publication 2014/15

    Production of ASEAN publication 2014/15 in production

  • Saudi Arabia and ASEAN in Production

    Discovering Business – Saudi Arabia 2014|2015 & Investing in ASEAN 2014|2015 publications in production

  • Libya 2014|2015

    Discovering Business – Libya 2014|2015 publication launched

    Saudi Arabia 2014|2015

    Discovering Business – Saudi Arabia 2014|2015 & Investing in ASEAN 2014|2015 publications in production

  • Libya 2014/15 Goes to Press

    Laura Curtis amd Laura Kiely travel to Dubai. Discovering Business – Libya 2014|2015 goes to press

  • Libya 2014|2015 in production

    Discovering Business – Libya 2014|2015 in production

  • Libya 2014|2015 in production

    Discovering Business – Libya 2014|2015 in production

  • Iraq 2014 publication launched

    Discovering Business – Iraq 2014 publication launched

    Libya 2014|2015 in production

    Discovering Business – Libya 2014|2015 in production

  • Iraq 2014 goes to press

    Discovering Business – Iraq 2014 goes to press

    Libya 2014|2015 in production

    Discovering Business – Libya 2014|2015 in production

2013

  • Iraq 2014

    Discovering Business – Iraq 2014 in production

  • Iraq 2014

    Discovering Business – Iraq 2014 in production

  • Iraq Mega Projects 2013 Conference

    Laura Curtis and Caroline Oliver attend Iraq Mega Projects 2013 Conference

    Investing in ASEAN 2013|2014 publication launch

    The 23rd ASEAN Summit in Brunei Darussalam - Investing in ASEAN 2013|2014 publication launch

  • Final stages of ASEAN 2013|2014 Publication

    Final stages of Investing in ASEAN 2013|2014 work ready for launch in Brunei Darussalam on 9th October at the Summit

    Saudi National Day London

    Allurentis attend Saudi National Day London, Saudi publication distributed

    Laura Curtis and Caroline Oliver travel to Dubai

    Laura Curtis and Caroline Oliver travel to Dubai in preparation for the Iraq Mega Projects 2013 and distribute the Iraq publication

  • Production of ASEAN 2013|2014 and The New Iraq Publications

    Production work on Investing in ASEAN 2013|2014 and The New Iraq - Discovering Business 2014

  • Production of ASEAN 2013|2014 and The New Iraq Publications

    Production work on Investing in ASEAN 2013|2014 and The New Iraq - Discovering Business 2014

    Work commences on new publication - Libya

    Allurentis requested by UKTI to commence work on a new Libya publication Laura Curtis commented “this is a great opportunity to work in a new country and this will be an exciting new project”

  • Production of ASEAN 2013|2014 and The New Iraq Publications

    Production work on Investing in ASEAN 2013|2014 and The New Iraq - Discovering Business 2014

    Iraq Petroleum Conference

    Laura Curtis and Caroline Oliver attend Iraq Petroleum Conference 2013 in London, Iraq publication distributed

  • Production of ASEAN 2013|2014 and The New Iraq Publications

    Production work on Investing in ASEAN 2013|2014 and The New Iraq - Discovering Business 2014

    Nordic & Baltic publication

    Nordic & Baltic publication launched at Mansion House in the City of London at a dedicated UKTI conference

    Allurentis attends Iraq Petroleum and Heavy Industry Conference

    allurentis attends Iraq Petroleum and Heavy Industry Conference in London
  • Saudi Arabian Publication

    Launched at British Embassy in Riyadh.

    Work commences on new publication - Invest Bulgaria

    This will be produced in association with Invest Bulgaria, UKTI, and British Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce. This publication will be launched in Autumn 2013. For further details please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Production of Saudi Arabia, Nordics and Baltic Publicationse

    Production continues on the Saudi Arabia publication. Work continues on the Nordics and Baltics publication.
  • Laura Curtis travels to Kuala Lumpur

    Laura Curtis travels to Kuala Lumpur, completing her trip to the ASEAN Region. The three day visit included a series of very constructive meetings and confirmed that the Malaysian capital has many opportunities, with an impressive array of major National and International companies established there. Production begins on the Publication for Saudi Arabia.
  • Laura Curtis travels to Jakarta and Singapore

    Laura Curtis travels to Jakarta and Singapore to meet with the ASEAN Secretariat in readiness for the third publication in 2014. Laura was delighted to have this opportunity to meet both the Secretariat and clients and to exchange views on developments for the new edition.

    Iraq Publication is launched

    The fourth edition of The New Iraq publication is launched. It has been published in association with the National Investment Commission of Iraq and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). The list of contributors and content continues to grow and the online version has received a record number of downloads. Work commences on Saudi Arabia and Nordics and Baltics publications.

2012

  • fourth edition of Iraq publication

    Production work begins on the fourth edition of The New Iraq publication

  • Launch of Emerging Europe - Central and Eastern Europe

    Launch of “Emerging Europe - Central and Eastern Europe” on 8th November in Association with UKTI and COBCOE (Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe) at the CBI (Confederation of British Industry). Nick Baird CEO of UKTI described it at the launch as "an excellent book and a great resource." British Ambassador to Poland, Robin Barnett, added: “The reception to it at all of the six events we recently organised in the UK was overwhelmingly positive…the publication will be an invaluable resource for companies in the future and will assist our campaign to increase the number of UK companies doing business in the region.”

    ASEAN publication is launched

    ASEAN publication is launched to coincide with summit in Cambodia.

  • Central and Eastern Europe, ASEAN and Iraq Publications

    Work continues for publications for 2013 for Central and Eastern Europe, ASEAN and Iraq.

  • Laura Curtis visits Riyadh

    Laura Curtis visits Riyadh to lay foundations for the first publication for Saudi Arabia in Association with UKTI. Laura said “this will be a ground breaking guide due for publication in the spring of 2013.”

    Central and Eastern Europe Publication 2013

    now in production

    ASEAN Publication 2013

    now in production

    Iraq Publication 2013

    work continues

  • Central and Eastern Europe Publication 2013

    work commences

    ASEAN Publication 2013

    work commences

    Iraq Publication 2013

    work commences

  • Southeast Asian Guide Now in Production

    ‘Investing in ASEAN 2013’ is now in production ready for its launch in late 2012.The Guide will be an invaluable resource for those wishing to become involved in the extraordinary business opportunities and growth prospects within the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region. The first edition of publication was launched at the prestigious ASEAN summit in Bali in November 2011, attended by US President Barack Obama and Russian Federation Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin. allurentis is regrettably unable to accept any more advertising requests from companies.

    Opportunities for Companies in new Central & Eastern European Business Guide

    Work has started on allurentis’ new business and trade guide to the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region, in association with UK Trade and Investment and Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE). ‘Emerging Europe: Business Potential in Central & Eastern Europe’ will raise awareness of the region’s commercial potential and provide a practical and invaluable reference source for companies either considering entering the region or for those already operating there. Launching in November 2012, it will be the essential business guide to the region and a must-have for anyone serious about doing business there. To find out more or to feature please contact John Headley at allurentis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • allurentis Stand at Top Iraqi Oil & Gas Event

    allurentis was represented at The CWC Iraq Petroleum 2012 Conference on 18 - 20 June 2012 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London, by Managing Director, Laura Curtis. The event, which is one of the key strategic meeting places for the Iraqi Oil & Gas industry, was attended by key government officials and industry leaders from over 30 countries around the world. It was officially opened by H. E. Rowsch Shaways, Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq, and key discussions included; Iraq’s New Upstream Opportunities; Iraq’s Oil & Gas Resources Potential; and Kurdistan’s Oil & Gas Venture Partnerships. Sir Jeremy Greenstock, Former UK Ambassador to the United Nations, said at the Conference: “Iraq has greater potential than any other country to meet [the increasing demand] for oil and gas … Iraq is ahead of the pack in the Arab awakening.”

    allurentis Managing Director Visits Jordan

    Laura Curtis, MD of allurentis, visited Jordan in June 2012 for a high level meeting programme with key government and trade officials. “The visit was an opportunity to consolidate existing contacts for allurentis, as well as explore opportunities with trade and business organisation in Jordan,” explained Laura Curtis. Jordan’s GDP is expected to grow by almost 3% in 2012 according to the IMF. “I was also able to get an update on the Middle East region as a whole and to see for myself the challenges and opportunities moving forward,” said Laura.

  • allurentis starts work on new Trade & Investment Guide for Central & Eastern Europe

    allurentis is working with UK Trade & Investment and the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE) to produce an ambitious new publication, ‘Emerging Europe: Business Potential in Central & Eastern Europe.’ Central and Easter Europe (CEE) is predicted to see an average GDP growth of 4 – 5 % per annum over the next 20 years and with a market of over one hundred million consumers, widespread use of English and major investments in its infrastructure, the region offers excellent opportunities for British business. The Guide will provide an overview of the key industry sectors and the region’s many high value projects in the nine countries of Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Austria, Slovakia, Croatia and Slovenia. It will also signpost the reader to sources of information, advice and support. “We are certain that this publication will become an essential resource for all companies doing business in or interested in opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe,” said Mr Paul Taylor, Regional Director – CEE, UK Trade & Investment. The ‘Emerging Europe: Business Potential in Central and Eastern Europe’ guide is due to be launched at Emerging Europe Week in the UK during November 2012.
  • allurentis Secures Media Coverage for Iraq Refinery 2012 Conference

    allurentis provided media relations support to the Iraq Refinery 2012 Conference on 17 – 18 April 2012 in London. The conference represented the largest ever gathering of Iraqi oil officials outside of Iraq including the Iraq Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, H.E Dr Hussein Al-Shahrestani, the Iraq Deputy Minister of Oil, Ahmed al-Shamma, as well as Director Generals, Advisors and experts from the Ministry of Oil. Media coverage was secured in key oil & gas titles and in the Middle East press and media prior to the Conference, with many top journalists also wishing to attend including Reuters and BBC Arabic. Iraq Deputy Oil Minister, Ahmad al-Shamma, said at a Conference, “We would like to see the private sector increase its role….We are looking to complete renovation of old refineries and privatise them gradually. That\'s the ultimate goal." The Iraq government is planning to increase its refining capacity from 890,000 barrels per day to 1.5 million barrels per day by 2017.
  • ‘The New Iraq – Discovering Business’ 2013

    The 2013 edition of the definitive guide on doing business in Iraq, ‘The New Iraq – Discovering Business’, is underway. Produced by allurentis and in association with the National Investment Commission of Iraq and UK Trade & Investment, it provides a comprehensive framework on conducting business in Iraq and is an invaluable reference source for companies either considering entering the Iraq market or for those already operating there. Its practical, informative sections feature Iraq’s legal system, banking and finance, investment, infrastructure and industry sectors. Containing articles from experts working in Iraq, it provides an exhaustive insight into Iraq today as the country opens its doors for business. “Iraq is making major strides in rebuilding its economy – opportunities to trade and invest are growing fast and now is the time to get involved. If you are considering doing business in Iraq or want to find out more then ‘The New Iraq – Discovering Business’ should be your first port of call,” said Laura Curtis, managing director of allurentis. The 2013 book, the fourth in the series, will be published in autumn 2012. For further information or should your company wish to be involved, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Investing in ASEAN’ 2013 Guide

    allurentis has commenced work on its, ‘Investing in ASEAN’ 2013 guide. The 2012 guide was launched at the prestigious ASEAN summit in Bali in November 2011, attended by world leaders including US President, Barack Obama. It is an invaluable resource for those wishing to become involved in the extraordinary business opportunities and growth prospects within the ASEAN region. ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) consists of ten Southeast Asian countries, which make up 3% of the earth’s land area and almost 10% of the world’s population. In 2010, its combined GDP was US$1.8 trillion, meaning that if it was a single entity its economy would rank ninth in the world. ‘Investing in ASEAN 2013’ will be published in the Autumn of 2012 and will be distributed through the ASEAN Secretariat, government departments, chambers of commerce and business councils. It will also be available at relevant embassies, conferences, seminars as well as online. To find out more or to feature, please contact Laura Curtis, managing director, allurentis at email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2011

  • New Iraq - Discovering Business’ 2012 Guide Breaking Download Records

    allurentis’ eagerly awaited guide, ‘The New Iraq: 2012 Discovering Business’, which was launched in November 2011 and produced in association with the NIC and UKTI, has broken all records for its online downloads. Its in-depth analysis, featuring commentary from the major players in the arena, is a must-have guide for anyone serious about getting involved in Iraq’s redeveloping economy, which is destined for great heights. As Dr. Sami Al-Araji, Chairman of the National Investment Commission, said in the introduction: “The sky really is the limit for investors”. To download a copy in PDF format please click here - http://iraq-businessnews.com/pdf/Iraq-Book-2012-Web.pdf?d9c344.

  • The definitive guide to doing business in Iraq published

    ‘The New Iraq – Discovering Business 2012’ publication, produced by allurentis, in association with the National Investment Commission of Iraq and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) was launched in London on 22 November 2011. Laura Curtis, Founder and Managing Director of Allurentis, said: "We are delighted to present The New Iraq – Discovering Business 2012 publication. This is the third edition of the annual book and it is now established as the leading guide to doing business in Iraq. Our continued relationships with various organisations and authorities make the production of this guide possible”. "British companies’ interest in the opportunities in Iraq has shown a sharp increase in recent months. Rightly so,” said Robin Ord-Smith UK Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) Iraq Director, “Many have long understood the underlying, fundamental potential of a country with a large population and enormous hydrocarbon reserves. The improving security situation, ambitious development plans and large levels of investment are creating the conditions that will attract many more. This timely publication provides essential information and guidance for companies looking at the opportunities for them in Iraq." allurentis has a deep knowledge and understanding of Iraq built up over many years of involvement with the country’s development.

    Southeast Asian Trade & Investment book launch

    allurentis has launched its new trade and investment book, ‘Investing in ASEAN – One Vision, One Identity, One Community’, commissioned by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), at the 19th ASEAN Summit on 17 November 2011 in Bali, Indonesia, at which US President, Barack Obama was present. The book highlights the trade and investment opportunities within the ASEAN region and is targeted at companies and individuals interested in trading, investing or working in ASEAN. It’s the first comprehensive guide to trade and investment in the ASEAN region, including member country and economic sector profiles as well as expert insights and advice on doing business in the region. It will be distributed through the ASEAN Secretariat, government departments, embassies, conferences, seminars, trade associations, selected airport lounges and hotels as well as online.

  • Iraq Deputy Prime Minister to attend ‘Iraq: Untapped Opportunities’ conference

    allurentis is delighted to announce that the Iraq Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Dr. Hussain al-Shahristani, will be delivering the keynote address at the ‘Iraq: Untapped Opportunities’ conference in London on 22 November 2011. The conference is being arranged by the Middle East Association and supported by the National Investment Commission of Iraq, UK Trade & Investment and allurentis. The UK Minister of State and Government Spokesperson, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Howell of Guildford, will also deliver a keynote speech at the Conference and will joined by Mr Robin Ord-Smith, UK Trade & Investment’s (UKTI) Iraq Director and the Liberal Democrat Peer, the Rt. Hon. Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne. allurentis is also providing the PR and media relations support for the conference.

  • Expert media support at Iraq Mining Conference, 7 September 2011

    allurentis provided expert media relations support to the Iraq Mining Conference on 7 September 2011, at which billions of dollars worth of investment opportunities were announced by H.E. the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr Rowsch Nori Shaways and other senior parliamentarians. Top journalists from the nationals, wires and trade publications attended the conference to learn how Iraq was now emerging as one of the most dynamic economies in the world, with vast oil & gas fields powering the country\'s revival. The conference were told that Iraq’s natural deposits are some of the richest in the world, including an estimated 600 million tonnes of native sulphur in the Mosul region, ten billion tonnes of phosphates and 75 million tonnes of quartz sand under the Western Desert, eight billion tonnes of limestone in Anbar and Sulaymaniyah and 50 million tonnes of salt in Anbar and Basrah. Referring to The Klondike gold-rush bonanza 200 years ago, one keynote speaker said: "I call this Iraq's Minerals Rush!"

  • allurentis supports "Iraq: Untapped Opportunities" event in London

    allurentis is joining forces with the Middle East Association as one of the partners for its Iraq: Untapped Opportunities conference, taking place at London’s Dorchester Hotel on 22nd November 2011. The National Investment Commission of Iraq (NIC) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) are the event’s other principal supporters. Iraq: Untapped Opportunities will provide a high-level forum for senior representatives from the private sector, government and academia, from both Iraq and the UK, to present, discuss and share ideas on the UK’s commercial relationship with Iraq. There are major opportunities across a number of sectors, such as power, infrastructure, housing, water, healthcare and education, as well as the traditionally-strong oil and gas sector. The Conference will not only highlight the opportunities available to British companies but will also give frank advice on business practicalities in post-conflict Iraq. “allurentis is delighted to be partnering the Middle East Association, together with the NIC and UKTI, to bring this prestigious event to London. The event will coincide with the publication of our third edition of The New Iraq: Discovering Business” which has become the must have annual guide to investing in Iraq,” says Laura Curtis, managing director, allurentis. To find out more about the event visit www.the-mea.co.uk

  • allurentis appointed by Iraq Mining

    allurentis has been appointed to help promote Iraq Mining 2011, a major conference and exhibition taking place in London on 7 and 8 September. Billions of dollars worth of investment opportunities are expected to be announced by Iraq’s Minister of Industry and Minerals, H.E. Mr Ahmad Nassir Al-Karbooli, at the event, which will focus on Iraq’s industry and materials sectors, including petrochemicals, cement, steel, fertilisers, minerals and construction materials. The event will also see the unveiling of the most comprehensive geological survey ever conducted on Iraq by the US Geological Survey[i] and Iraq Geosurv. The rigorous study was undertaken over a seven year period and will reveal Iraq’s hidden potential for the first time. “I am very proud that allurentis was appointed to help promote this event. Our understanding of Iraq and our communications expertise and know-how is a powerful combination and I look forward to working with more companies with interests in Iraq,” says Laura Curtis, managing director, allurentis. To find out more about the event visit: www.iraqmining.com

  • allurentis team continues to grow

    frances knox has joined allurentis, strengthening the company’s communications credentials. Frances has over 17 years experience in corporate and consumer public relations. She is an expert on managing and raising awareness of organisations using all forms of communication and media, including new and social media. Welcoming Frances to the team, allurentis managing director, Laura Curtis, said: “The addition of Frances to our growing team is fantastic. She has a wealth of experience and has worked with highly regarded international brand leaders during her career from Singapore Airlines to Twinings. Her work with international governments including the Falkland Islands Government and the Singapore High Commission, helping to help promote economic development and awareness, makes her an invaluable asset to our team and our clients.”

  • allurentis commissoned to produce Jordan business and investment guide

    allurentis Director, Laura Curtis, was in Jordan from 7 – 13 May to coincide with a UK trade mission to the capital Amman, where over 200 Iraqi companies and organisations are registered. During the visit Laura held one-to-one meetings with key Iraqi and Jordanian contacts. “Amman is an important regional meeting point for Iraq-based companies to meet international companies and this trip was extremely beneficial for me to build my network of individuals and organisations who have interests in Iraq,” said Laura. During meetings with Jordanian officials discussion were also held on the possibility of allurentis producing a comprehensive guide to doing business and investing in Jordan. Laura explained: “‘The New Iraq – Discovering Business’ has become such an authority on doing business in Iraq, allurentis has been commissioned to produce a similar business guide for Jordan. Whilst Jordan is a more mature market than Iraq, the opportunities are great, not to mention its strategic location as a gateway to Iraq and the rest of the region.”
  • 2012 Iraq Investment Guide ‘open for business’

    allurentis has commenced planning towards the 2012 edition of ‘The New Iraq – Discovering Business’, which will be published in October this year. This will be the third edition allurentis has produced of the Iraq investment guide. The publication has become the must have reference to doing business in Iraq and is endorsed by the National Investment Commission of Iraq (NIC) and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). ‘The New Iraq’ is distributed through the NIC, UKTI, government departments, international embassies as well as pertinent Iraq conferences, seminars, trade associations and selected airport lounges and hotels. It is also available to download from a growing number of Iraq related websites. “I have already received a great deal of interest from several international organisations about getting involved in the 2012 edition,” says Laura Curtis, director, allurentis. “Each year the guide gets bigger and better and the circulation continues to grow. I have high hopes for this next issue as Iraq’s investment potential is recognized by an increasing number of companies wanting to be part of the rebuilding of Iraq and the opportunities the country has to offer.” As well as highlighting Iraq’s investment opportunities across all sectors, the annual publication also looks to update the growing international readership on Iraq’s progress, the country’s changing political and social scene and the new investment opportunities available. “It is essential that we get the message out to companies that there are major opportunities for trade & investment in the country,” says Paul Taylor, Head of Middle East, UK Trade & Investment. “\'The New Iraq\' business guide is exactly the kind of informative and high quality resource that companies need.”

    allurentis director Ann Thomson retires

    Ann Thomson, a co-founder of allurentis, has decided to take retirement and will be stepping down from her position as director as of 1 April 2011. allurentis would like to thank Ann for her hard work and commitment in establishing the company which continues to grow and flourish. Laura Curtis, director, said: “Ann has played an important role at allurentis and she will be missed. We wish her all the very best in her retirement.\"
  • allurentis appoints project manager for new Southeast Asia title

    John Headley has joined allurentis as project manager for southeast Asia. John will oversee the publication of a new trade and investment book allurentis has been commissioned to produce by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The book will highlight the trade and investment opportunities within the ASEAN region and will be read internationally by companies and individuals interested in trading, investing or working in ASEAN. It will be distributed through the ASEAN Secretariat, government departments, embassies, conferences, seminars, trade associations, selected airport lounges and hotels as well as online. “Investing in ASEAN – One Vision, One Identity, One Community”, will be published in Summer 2011 and will have a shelf-life of 12 months. It will be the first comprehensive guide to trade and investment in the ASEAN region including member country and economic sector profiles as well expert insights and advice on doing business in the region. If you would like to be involved in this exciting new publication please contact John at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • allurentis launches new website

    allurentis has launched a brand new website for 2011. www.allurentis.com has a simple design and easy navigation, allowing visitors to find out about the services allurentis provides, read case studies on its previous work and learn about the allurentis team. allurentis will be adding more features to the website throughout the year so watch this space!

    new addition to the allurentis team

    allurentis has appointed Caroline Oliver as its new head of event management and business development. Caroline has over 15 years experience project managing high profile events in both London and New York.