Iraq Finance 2012

Welcome to Iraq Finance 2012, a new international conference and exhibition on banking and financial services in Iraq.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

The Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is the leading promoter for international investment in Iraq. L to R: DPM Dr Rowsch N Shaways, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, DPM Dr Hussain al-Shahrestani, DPM Dr Saleh Mutlak, Minister of Finance Dr Rafe al-Essawi and Minister of Higher Education Ali al-Adeeb.

Deputy Prime Minister

Deputy Prime Minister for Economic affairs Dr Rowsch N Shaways

Minister of Finance

Minister of Finance Dr Rafe al-Essawi

Governor of Central Bank of Iraq

Governor of Central Bank of Iraq Dr Sinan al-Shibibi

First Deputy President of Iraqi Parliament

First Deputy President of Iraqi Parliament, Dr Qusay al-Suhail

Government Finance Working Group

Government Finance Working Group chaired by DPM and the attendance of Minister of Finance.

Meeting at the Parliament

Meeting at the Parliament; L to R: Adnan al-Alwani (Chairman of Parliamentarian Economic Committee), Dr Haider al-Abadi (Chairman of Parliamentarian Finance Committee), Usama al-Najafi (President of Iraqi Parliament) and Dr Qusay al-Suhail, First Deputy President of Iraqi Parliament

25,000 Iraqi Dinar

25,000 Iraqi Dinar issued by Central Bank of Iraq; the bank is planning to remove 000’s.

Hammurabi

Hammurabi the King of Babylon and the first rules of finance.

Iraq Refinery 2012

Iraq Refinery 2012, Organised by Symexco on 17 – 18 April 2012 in London, UK.

Iraq Refinery 2012

Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Dr Hussain al-Shahrestani at Iraq Refinery 2012.

Iraq Mining 2011

Iraq Government spokesman, Dr Ali al-Dabbagh, at Iraq Mining 2011, organised by Symexco on 7 – 8 September 2011, London, UK.

Iraq Mining 2011

Panel discussion session at Iraq Mining 2011, chaired by Dr Sami al-Araji. L to R: Dr Khldoun al-Bassam (DG Geoserv Iraq), Munqith al-Baker (Senior Advisor to Ministry of Industry and Minerals), Dr Fadhil Jawad (Senior advisor to PM for economical affairs), Dr Sami al-Araji (Chairman of National Investment Commission) and Dr Samir Raouf (Deputy Minister of Technology).

Iraq Mining 2011

Iraq Mining 2011, organised by Symexco at the Royal Garden Hotel resulted huge interest in the mineral resources of Iraq.

The Aim

Iraq Finance 2012 will facilitate constructive dialogue and exchanges between all the key players to rebuild a world-class banking and financial services industry in Iraq.

The Objectives

  • To discuss opportunities for regenerating the banking and financial services industry in Iraq.
  • To introduce the current state of banking and finance in Iraq to international investors.
  • To develop a comprehensive assessment of the Iraqi banking and financial services industry and address needs for reform and investment.
  • To examine the issues relating to the mobilisation of investment and project finance for the Iraqi private and public sectors.
  • To examine the state of corporate financing in Iraq and the sources for equity, short-term and long-term debt financing for the Iraqi private sector.
  • To promote collaboration between Iraqi Ministers, Deputies, Advisors, CBI officials, heads of government, Director Generals, senior parliamentarians, and financial experts with their international counterparts.

Key Topics

  • The current state of banking and finance in Iraq.
  • Immediate and long term strategies of the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank.
  • The mobilisation of debt and equity finance for the Iraqi private sector.
  • The financing of large scale infrastructure projects and Public-Private Partnerships
  • The use of development aid from international agencies.
  • The use of export finance and tied loans.
  • Iraq’s indebtedness and factors behind its credit-worthiness.
  • Business in Iraq – the ins and outs.
  • An overview of government reforms and investment needed in:
    - Banking
    - Investment banking
    - Insurance
    - Project and corporate finance
    - Leasing
    - Capital Markets
    - Money Markets
    - Consumer Finance
    - Payments and Technology
    - Development Finance
    - Export Finance
    - Private Equity
    - Hedge Funds

Confirmed attendees

  1. H.E. Dr Rowsch Nori Shaways

    Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs

     
  2. Rt Hon Lord Green of Hustpierpoint

    UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment

     
  3. H.E. Dr Qusay al-Suhail

    First Deputy, President of Iraq Parliament

     
  4. H.E. Dr Rafe Al Essawi

    Minister of Finance

     
  5. H.E. Dr Sinan Al-Shabibi

    Governor, Central Bank of Iraq

     
  6. H.E. Dr Ali Yusuf Al Shukri

    Minister of Planning & Development

     
  7. H.E. Eng. Mohammed Al-Darraji

    Minister of Construction & Housing

     
  8. H.E. Dr Sami al-Araji

    Chairman, National Investment Commission

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  10. H.E. Dr Haider al-Abadi

    Chairman of Finance Committee in Parliament

     

 
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