Welcome to Iraq Finance 2017

2017 is a decisive year for Iraq’s strategic efforts to sustain economic progress and develop new financing opportunities. After years of turmoil Iraq is finally looking towards a peaceful future rife with potentials and opportunities. After implementing long awaited structural and administrative reforms which have begun to reveal the immense investment potential in an economy poised for expansion, the country’s government is committed to continue on its prosperous path by providing security and promoting transparency.

Iraq’s economy has proven unrivalled resilience, facing and overcoming first and foremost the sharp decline in oil prices in recent years. More and more the country is opening up for privatisation and is offering new opportunities for foreign direct investment across the industries, particularly seeking international partners to modernise its financial services infrastructure. Being less dependent on oil revenues Iraq continues to seek new partnerships to deal with a number of urgent fiscal and political issues and fund infrastructure projects to boost the oil and gas, electricity and transportation projects.

Connecting Iraq with global decision makers, this is an event too important to miss. Under the Patronage of H.E Ali al-Allaq, Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq leading financial figures will gather in a way that no other event can, key Iraqi officials, more than 200 investors, global corporate leaders, bankers, finance and legal professionals, and the most influential personalities on the banking sector in the region.

The Iraq Finance 2017 conference gathers  all major stakeholders involved in directing the economic development of Iraq.

The Opportunity

  • Hear from the highest ranking Iraqi officials
  • Discover opportunities in Iraq’s banking, finance, and oil industries
  • Network with top delegates from the banking, finance, investment, insurance, and security sectors
  • Discover new business niches
  • Exhibit your services to senior Iraqi officials, as well as an international investment audience
  • Seal deals with top decision makers
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Highlights

Why Attend?  

  • Hear from the highest delegation of Iraqi Officials
  • Examine the state of Iraq’s banking sector
  • Network and deal-making opportunities with top-decisions makers
  • Discuss sources and structures of finance
  • Attend the biggest annual event on banking and finance in Iraq
  • Benefit from exclusive keynote speakers
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What's new for 2017?  

  • Financial sustainability in Iraq in light of declining of the oil incomes
  • Risk management: steps towards fair, efficient, transparent financial sector
  • Private investment in Iraq - new finance and investment laws
  • Strategies to boost financing of the SMEs
  • Practicalities of project financing: power and construction industry case studies
  • Technological modernisation and world-class solutions for the banking sector
  • Investment plans in physical and electronic security of banking institutions in Iraq

Key Topics  

  • Reforms for accelerating economic growth and developing the financial system in Iraq
  • Foreign direct investment in Iraq in light of the new finance and investment laws
  • Sectors with strong FDI potential: power and utilities, transportation, social infrastructure
  • Investment priorities and project development: opportunities for private sector participation
  • Public private partnership case studies: success stories in Iraq infrastructure development
  • Risk reduction and management: steps towards fair, efficient financial market
  • Financial sustainability in Iraq in light of the declining oil incomes
  • Restructuring of government-owned Rafedain and Rasheed banks: prospects of work
  • International perspectives on developing effective financial system in Iraq
  • Improving Iraq’s financial systems through technical partnerships with international companies
  • Adopting international banking technology innovations
  • Status of bank security in Iraq: physical and electronic security
  • Opportunities for the growth of Islamic banking in Iraq
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Benefits of Attending  

  • Get an inside view of Iraq’s financial and banking infrastructure and the major opportunities for investment and partnership.
  • Hear about the ongoing reforms that have been carried out since 2014 to boost project lending and kick-start consumer finance.
  • Become directly or indirectly involved in the modernisation and growth of one of the most profitable emerging markets today.
  • Gain direct exposure to senior representatives from several government organisations including the Ministry of Finance, Central Bank of Iraq, and National Investment Commission.
  • Identify projects that require immediate financing and mechanisms for developing specific risk allocations to suit circumstances on the ground in Iraq.
  • Hear regional experts and C-level executives present their long and short term financing strategies for Iraq.

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