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Trading with the Middle East: politics, business & history

at Aubaine - Regent Street, West End (map)

Who's coming

  • Emmanuelle

    Research Director , Analayse-Concept ltd

  • Mahdi

    Founder, Afraz Advisers

  • Monica

    Team Leader, Bloomberg

  • Thomas

    --, Global Pacific & Partners

  • Pantea +1

    Founder, Director, Camrosh Ltd.

  • Stuart


  • Host

    Host Extraordinaire, TableCrowd


Aubaine - Regent Street

4 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BS

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Join us for dinner, drinks & a chance to meet fellow entrepreneurs and professionals, all with an interest in the Middle East.

Our after dinner speaker, Mahdi Kazemzadeh is the founder of Afraz Advisers, the leading natural resources advisory firm with specialist focus on Iran.

Mahdi will present some history and give some background on business and markets in the Middle East. He will talk specifically about the Iranian situation; what has happened to trade and what the sanctions being lifted in Iran means for the doors opening for businesses in industries including oil and gas to tech and education. The potential is huge in scope for this untapped market and Mahdi will talk about how companies can prepare for it.

This will be an amazing opportunity to meet & network with other entrepreneurs and professionals over dinner & drinks.


P.S. Gett (Get Taxi) are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) on first download of the app. Download the app in advance. Instructions on the night!

Mahdi Kazemzadeh is the founder of Afraz Advisers, the leading natural resources advisory firm with specialist focus on Iran. Iranian by background, Mahdi has lived and worked in the Middle East and Europe pursuing a variety of roles in the energy sector. He started out as an engineer in 2007 and spent the next four years in engineering consultancy firms delivering major infrastructure projects in the UK. He left the energy services industry in Aberdeen in 2011 to join the BP's asset development team in London focused in the MENA region. He founded Afraz Advisers recently and since has advised a number of oil and gas and mining companies and sector investors on business opportunities in the region. He has a BEng (Hons) Engineering from Cardiff University and a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. He speaks Persian, Azeri, Turkish and Arabic.

For any dietary requirements, including vegetarians, please ensure you have completed your dietary needs in your profile.

~ Main ~
> Slow braised long horn beef bourguignon, with honey roasted root vegetables and pomme puree
> Whole Cornish Place with Lemon Butter and New Season Baby Potatoes
> Spring garden vegetable risotto with shaved parmesan
> Green beans, shallots

~ Dessert ~
Chocolate Moelleux

~ Wine & soft drinks ~

This dinner is hosted by one of TableCrowd's wonderful hosts. She'll be looking after you on the night.

For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at

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