Welcome to Iraq Finance 2015

After an eventful year that has seen international oil prices fall 50% and security challenges growing throughout the Middle East, Iraq’s economy is proving to be remarkably resilient.

In spite of a need to concentrate on defence and security, projects continue to gather momentum especially in the key oil and gas sectors designed to double crude output and create new natural gas industries. The government is planning to issue $11 billion in domestic and international bonds to cover the state budget deficit.

The country’s new government is facing up to long awaited structural and administrative reforms which, as they are implemented, will reveal the immense investment potential in an economy poised for expansion.

Iraq Finance 2015 is the most influential, and best attended, annual event in the region to take place on banking and finance in Iraq.

This is a pivotal moment to focus on Iraq’s strategies to sustain economic progress and develop new financing opportunities. Following two highly successful previous events, Iraq Finance 2015 will once again provide a unique platform for delegates to network, debate and engage on the reforms and investments needed across Iraq’s financial sector.

Organized for the first time in Beirut at the heart of the Levant region, the event will take place at the historic and prestigious Phoenicia Hotel, part of the Inter Continental Group. Within easy flying time of Baghdad and other capitals in the Middle East, the conference is certain to draw leading figures from the world of finance and business in the region and beyond.

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, Iraq Finance 2015 will gather in a way that no other event can, key Iraqi officials, more than 300 investors, global corporate leaders, bankers, finance and legal professionals, and the most influential personalities on the banking sector in the region.

The Opportunity

  • Hear from the highest ranking Iraqi officials
  • Iraq’s banking and financial industry, risks and opportunities
  • Network at a high level
  • Discover new business niches
  • Seal deals with top decision makers

What attendees think about past Iraq Finance events?

Highlights

  • Why to 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 2015

    • After failing to agree on a federal budget for 2014, Iraq’s Cabinet has finally approved and submitted its 2015 budget to parliament with an announcement to enact austerity plans.
    • Oil Exports hits a record average of 3.187 million bpd helped by the splitting of output into two grades, Basra Heavy and Basra Light. That would make Basrah Heavy the third-biggest freely traded crude stream in the Mideast Gulf.
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