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International Smart Card (ISC)

Lead Sponsor

International Smart Card is the leading provider of electronic financial transaction services in Iraq. In 2007, ISC introduced a private-label, payment card scheme in Iraq called " ", (Pronounced "key"). Card is a chip-based smart-card used for disbursement of pensions, Salaries, and grants, and payments for purchases and fees.

Card is unique in that it employs multi-biometric identity information of the card owner, which is used to verify his identity and to authorize the intended financial transaction.

ISC issues Cards and acquires transactions, on behalf of twelve banks in Iraq, including Rafidian and Rasheed, the two largest government banks. To date, ISC issued around 3 million Card. Furthermore, ISC established a network of 5,000 Point of Sale terminals, equipped with biometric readers to some 2,000 merchants throughout Iraq.

Standard Chartered Bank

Gold Sponsor

Standard chartered Bank is a leading international banking group committed to building sustainable business over the long term. Standard chartered  Bank is listed on the London, Hong kong and Mumbai stock exchanges, and rank among the top 20 companies in the FTSE-100 by market capitalisation, with over 1,700 branches, offices and outlets in 70 markets across the globe. Standard Chartered Bank has recived apporoval from the Cnetral Bank of Iraq to open branches in Iraq.

Commenting on the bank’s sponsorship of Iraq Finance 2014, Gavin wishart, CEO of Standard Chartered  Bank in Iraq said: “We are pleased to support Iraq Finance  Conference 2014. Standard Chartered Bank will be opening three Branches in Iraq, in baghdad and Erbil this year and then Basra next year. Our main aim is to support the increasing financial needs of our existing clients in Iraq and to support the economic
development of the country.

Emerging Markets Payments

Gold Sponsor

The Emerging Markets Payment Group was established to deliver world-class electronic payments services to banks, retailer, governments and consumer finance institutions across the Middle East & Africa.

Globally, a significant shift is taking place as societies move away from Cash-based economies to greater use of electronic payments, a trend that is emphasized in the emerging markets of Africa & the Middle East. This trend offers significant opportunities for all stakeholders, from banks, retailers and card associations through to the end consumer.

The EMP Group is committed to remaining at the forefront of this revolution by creating a payments platform that drives card penetration and other payment types in these emerging markets.

The Group is majority owned by leading emerging markets private equity house, ACTIS. The EMP Group Concluded its first acquisition (MSCC, based in Egypt) in July 2010 and its second acquisition (VISA Jordan Card Services, Based in Jordan) in August 2011. Its third acquisition (ACET Processing, based in South Africa) was concluded in February 2012. EMP Group now serves more than 130 Banks and 30,000 retailer and other merchants across 45 countries in Africa and Middle Ease and offers the full range of card schemes, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, and China UnionPay and can address all payments channels, including card, mobile and internet.

The EMP Group is a trusted partner that operates to the highest standards of integrity and corporate conduct. All investment decisions and operating and activities are underpinned by clear and explicit principles. The leadership team has established a strong culture of ethical business practice and the Group commits itself to the highest standards of compliance, governance, transparency and accountability.

GE Monogram

Gold Sponsor

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.

Cogent Insurance Brokers

Silver Sponsor

CIBL provides innovative solutions to facilitate/enable financing and investment in various countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and beyond. For these solutions, CIBL main client base are governments, financing banks, investment companies as well as companies doing projects and trade.

For years CIBL has been providing specialist financing, investment and risk transfer solutions for Iraq trade and projects. The company also provides insurance solutions for niche covers such as terrorism insurance, political risks, nonpayment of mortgages etc.

CIBL has been operating from Dubai and serving clients in numerous markets since 2000 with quality personnel of over 100 years combined experience in the industry.

It is a focus of CIBL to ensure clients risks are placed with reputable and financially strong global underwriters and guarantors. A hands on management offers an individual and proactive approach to each client’s needs establishing CIBL as a reputable company in the region and beyond.

Basrah Gas

Energy Partner

Basrah Gas

Basrah Gas Company provides a valuable insight into the challenges and the opportunities linked to attracting and maturing foreign investment in Iraq. Operating the largest gas flare reduction project in Iraq, the pioneering public/private venture have demonstrated the success of adapting to the Iraqi environment, such that they were awarded the prestigious Adam Smith Award for Treasury in 2015, amongst some of the world’s largest companies.

KPMG

Networking Programme Sponsor

About KPMG Kawasmy & Partners CO.

KPMG in Jordan operates under the legal name of Kawasmy and Partners Company and its local Jordanian partnership. It is a member firm of the KPMG network, affiliated with KPMG International.

Over the past years, KPMG in Jordan has built a strong track record of providing high quality Audit, Tax and Advisory services to become one of the leading firms in Jordan, managed by professionally qualified Jordanian nationals and internationals. KPMG in Jordan has over 100 professionals operating throughout the country. Many of Jordan’s leading organizations are our clients.

In addition to providing services in the areas of Audit, Tax and Advisory services, KPMG in Jordan possesses a high level of industry knowledge, which allows them to focus on business issues and trends that effect industries and market sectors. This ensures that clients receive a professional quality service within the context of their business sector.

As the Jordanian business environment has changed in response to new economic realities, so has KPMG in Jordan. Building on our traditional base of audit and compliance work, we have expanded our role by providing financial, risk and IT advisory services that makes us well positioned to serve our clients in a complex and challenging environment. KPMG in Jordan offers training sessions throughout the year to its staff members and clients in areas such as IFRS, Independence, Risk Management, KAM (KPMG Audit Methodology), ISA (International Standards on Auditing).

Misys

Technology Partner

Misys is transforming the global financial services industry by making clients more resilient, more efficient and more competitive. Misys connectssystems, enabling our 2,000 customers in 130 countries to make the smartest business decisions and solve the most complex challenges.Our broad range of financial software is unmatched; driving performance, growth and innovation for our customers. We help our clients to expand their business and make the impossible possible.

Iraq Wallet

Telecommunications Partner

Iraq Wallet is the first mobile payment solution in Iraq. It offers financial services that change the way you perform your financial transactions.

Iraq Wallet was established in 2014, and is regulated by the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI). It is the largest M-banking service provider in Iraq, offering the Iraqi population the easiest and most convenient access to financial services across the country.

Iraq Wallet Service is an electronic wallet (e-money) account that provides customers with means of converting cash money into electronic money. This allows and largely simplifies transactions such as transfers, top-ups, bill payments and cash flows (cash in, cash out). All these transactions can now be conducted at your convenience directly from your mobile, be it a smartphone or a regular mobile.

MasterCard

Silver Sponsor

MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. We are leading the way toward a world beyound cash with the power to expand connectivity, opportunity and prosperity for individuals, businesses and communities. We operate the world's fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Our products and solutions make everyday commerce activities-such as shopping, traviling, running a business and managing finances-easier, more secure and more effecient for everyove. Through our payment solutions, we deliver value and connect close to two billion cadholders with tens of millions of merchants around the world

BLOM BANK

BLOM BANK is a leading Lebanese Bank which has repeatedly and unanimously been selected as the Best Bank in Lebanon by the most recognized regional and international institutions. As one of the oldest established banks in Lebanon, if not the region, BLOM BANK’s universal banking services include Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking, Private and Investment Banking, Asset Management, Retail Banking, Islamic Banking, Brokerage Services and Insurance Products and Services.

BLOM BANK’s strategy is based on measured regional expansion to markets with strong fundamentals and on the diversification of its universal services that has placed it at the fore front of Arab banks in the region. As a result, BLOM BANK has the widest foreign presence among Lebanese Banks, in 12 countries in the Middle East and Europe, namely Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, UAE, France, UK, Switzerland, Romania, Cyprus, Egypt, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia through a network of 213 banking and financial units. Furthermore, the Bank will be expanding to Iraq (Baghdad and Erbil) early 2014 and, as always, will be capitalizing on its regional competitive edge in terms of common culture, existing relationships and the replicability of its excellent products.

The National Bank of Iraq

The National Bank of Iraq is a publically traded private bank and a member of Capital Bank of Jordan Group. Through an extensive branch network that includes Baghdad, Basra, Erbil, Mousel and Al Suliamaniayh, we work directly with Capital Bank of Jordan to offer superior banking solutions for distinguished customers in the inter-linked markets of Iraq and Jordan.

The Bank’s stability and reliability to protect your banking activities is our first priority. The National Bank of Iraq commits to reporting financials according to International Accounting Standards, and complies with the laws and regulations of respective governing bodies in Iraq and outside Iraq. The Bank audits all its accounts through Ernst and Young in Iraq and Jordan. The banks operate modern core banking systems to support growth and ensure accuracy and efficiency in serving our clients.

he bank is listed on the Iraqi stock exchange under ticker NBOI.

Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries (BBAC)

Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries (BBAC) provides a full range of banking and financial solutions to individuals and corporations through an extensive network of forty-nine ATMs and thirty-eight branches comprising thirty-five domestic branches, three international branches, one in Cyprus - Limassol and two in Iraq - Erbil and Baghdad, in addition to a representative office in UAE - Abu Dhabi.

The greatest values of life -“Caring” is BBAC Bank the most powerful business advantage. This is embedded in BBAC’s corporate culture, Sheikh Ghassan Assaf, the Chairman and General Manager at BBAC names it, a quest to create high social and economic value, an insight that opened doors to creative initiatives and pioneering ideas.

Türkiye İş Bankası

Türkiye İş Bankası is Turkey’s first truly national bank that committed to be the most preferred, trustworthy, leading bank in Turkey. The bank has over 1,000 branches domestically, and is one of the largest branch networks in Turkey. İşbank’s international network comprises one branch in London - United Kingdom, one branch in Bahrain, 13 branches in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a financial subsidiary in the Republic of Ireland, and a banking subsidiary in Germany, with 11 branches in Germany and one branch each in the Netherlands, France and Switzerland) as well as representative offices in Shanghai and in Cairo.

Universal Flying Objects (UFO)

Universal Flying Objects (UFO) is an experienced information and technology firm specialized in the fields of banking automation software, payment systems, smart cards, E-Purse and E-Government Universal Flying Objects (UFO) is headquartered in Malaysia and has a branch in Sulaymaniuyah, Iraq. UFO provides its customers and partners with knowledge and technology transfer thus keeping their IT specialized staff up to date with the latest technologies and business processes.

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