"The 3rd Banking and Business Forum Iran Europe will be held in Frankfurt on Nov. 16-17. Billed as a "major event on opportunities in investment, banking and finance in Iran" it will take place in the context of the 19th Euro Finance Week Conference, a major European banking and finance event. The privately-owned Saman Bank is co-sponsoring the forum, reports the bank's official website. International Bankers Forum president Nader Maleki and Iran's ambassador to Berlin Ali Majedi will preside over the meeting on "banking and finance – insights on the current situation." Valiollah Seif, governor of the Central Bank of Iran will deliver the keynote speech with a focus on Iran's nuclear accord in a segment titled "new opportunities for Iran and the EU: Implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action". Joining Seif will be senior EU diplomat Helga Schmid who is the secretary general of the European External Action Service. Rudi Bonte, Marcus Pleyer, Will Newton and Rolf M. Zollner are among the speakers. Bonte, a senior advisor to the Deloitte Banking Union Center in Frankfurt, will detail a European perspective on the need for financial sector reforms." (Financial Tribune, "Focus on Investment, Banking at Iran-EU Forum," 11/10/2016).
Deloitte has two speakers listed at the 3rd Banking nad Business Forum Iran-Europe, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, from November 16-17, 2016. (Euro Finance Week, Speakers).
“The world’s ‘Big Four’ accountancy and professional services firms are taking steps to establish operations in Iran following the lifting of international sanctions in January. KPMG, Deloitte, PWC and EY are understood to have held discussions over either setting up offices in Tehran or otherwise commencing operations in the country. It is not yet known when such movements would take place, but the auditing firms told Arabian Business they had had sufficient demand from clients looking to enter the market to justify an expansion of their services into Iran… A Deloitte spokesman said that the firm has ‘no on the ground presence in Iran’ at the moment, ‘but is able to provide clients certain professional services from teams outside Iran’. The spokesman added: ‘Deloitte continuously assesses developments to set appropriate plans and strategy for the Iran market.’” (Arabian Business, “‘Big Four’ plan to set up in Iran,” 3/3/2016)