|Motto||Committed to the Promotion of understanding and partnership|
The Ravand Institute for Economic and International Studies is the first Iranian think tank of its kind. It is an independent, private, non-partisan, non-governmental organization focusing on important policy issues facing Iran.
The publications of this institute includes Policy papers and specialized reports, Persian magazine: "Ravand-e Eghtesadi", Analytical periodical in English: Economic Trends, Monographs and books and Annual Conference Proceeding and Executive Summary.
Dubbed by the media as the Davos of Iran, It is an international forum, held annually, where Iranian and international officials, corporate and business executives, international organizations, NGOs, the media, and academics are invited to participate and interact and to debate on a diversity of political and economic subjects with a view to contributing to the shaping of policies. The conference is also an opportune setting for networking and for meeting potential partners.
Notable people who attended Ravand conference are Mohammad Reza Bahonar Iranian MP and Vice Speaker in Islamic Consultative Assembly, Adel Abdul Mahdi Iraqi Vice President, Gholam Hossein Nozari Managing Director, National Iranian Oil Company, Mohammadreza Nematzadeh Deputy Minister of Oil and president of National Iranian Oil Company, Rosemary Hollis Director of Research in Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, Ali Shamkhani Centre for Strategic Defense Research, Mohammad Nahavandian Head of National Globalization Center, Vera de Ladoucette Senior Vice President in Cambridge Energy Research Associates CERA.
- The Economist - Men of principle,Jul 19th 2007 Men of principle,Jul 19th 2007 From The Economist print edition https://www.economist.com/surveys/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9466902
- Ravand Institute http://www.ravandinstitute.com
- Ravand conference http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-10848291.html
- Iran Daily - Mideast Energy Will Last 80 Years http://www.iran-daily.com/1386/2854/html/economy.htm
- Reuters - Iran rationing to cut gasoline http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSMAC73580820070527
- Ravand 2nd Annual conference report http://ravandinstitute.ir/pdfs/2ndac.pdf