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 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, 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.


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).


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.

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