We would like to thank all those who attended and contributed to the great success of Iraq Finance 2016. There were many valuable contributions and discussions on key issues facing the financial, economic and banking services in Iraq.
We would like to sincerely give special thanks to: Mr Ali Allaq, Governor of Central Iraq and his team from CBI, Dr Salman al-Jumaili, Minister of Planning; Dr Sami al-Araji, Chairmen of NIC and Hamdyieh Jaff, President of TBI; Dr Mudher Mohamed Saleh, Senior Economic Advisor to the PM and Mr Jawad Boolani and Mr Faleh al-Sari, Chairmen of Economy and Finance Committees of the Iraqi Parliament respectively.
We would also like to give our thanks and gratitude to Marwa al-Nasaa, IMF, Zaid Badr, IFC, Klaus Kachmeier, OECD, Dr Joseph Torbey, Chairman of Association of Banks in Lebanon and Wissam Fattouh, Secretary General of Union of Arab Banks. Our thanks also extend to representatives from Iraq’s Stock Exchange, the Iraqi Private Banks League and all Iraqi Government and Private Banks.
Our special thanks to our Lead Sponsor, ISC – Q Card; Gold Sponsors Standard Chartered, EMP and all other sponsors.
It is pleasure to note that we received overwhelming enthusiastic feedback from participants and contributors attesting their total pleasure and satisfaction with the event. We are also delighted to note CBI’s positive response about the event that “it was excellent and achieved all its objectives”. Similarly other national and international organizations highly commended the event.
The recommendations of the event and some of the presentations as well as photos and videos are available on various pages of this website.
Once again we are grateful to all of those who supported and encouraged us to organise this superb and successful event.
Thank you and look forward to have your comments and feedback.
Welcome to Iraq Finance 2016
2016 is a pivotal moment for Iraq’s strategic efforts to sustain economic progress and develop new financing opportunities. The country’s government is facing up to the long awaited structural and administrative reforms which, when implemented, will reveal the immense investment potential in an economy poised for expansion. Iraq’s economy is proving to be remarkably resilient, demonstrated by the increased focus on providing security and promoting transparency.
Iraq 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. In addition, as the country is becoming less dependent on the oil revenues, it seeks to establish 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 and other 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 2016 conference gathers together all major stakeholders involved in directing the economic development of Iraq.
- 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