Royal Tulip Al Resheed hotel
Royal Tulip Al Resheed hotel, Baghdad Tower, Baghdad 08070, Iraq

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Event Date Wed Sep 22 +03 - Thu Sep 23 +03 (9 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Wed Sep 22 3:00am - Thu Sep 23 9:00am
Location Royal Tulip Al Resheed hotel
Baghdad Tower, Baghdad 08070, Iraq
Region EMEA

More than four fifths of the adult population of Iraq are today without a bank account. Personal banking is rare and there is a wide-open future for digital financial solutions offering easy, cost-effective payments systems. People in Iraq are ready to leap from an unbanked present to a fintech future. Mobile phone use is extensive and the market is wide-open to mobile banking opportunities. And with a significant global diaspora easy international payments in and out of Iraq will be very welcome.

Iraq’s redevelopment will require trusted and reliable sources of business financing. There is as yet no widespread network that can provide capital to enterprises in many industries with enormous growth potential. Loans to business and commerce from trusted partners are rare. Opportunities are legion.


2021 Speakers

H.E. Professor Ali Allawi
Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Finance

H.E. Eng Arkan Shihab Ahmed Al-Shaibani
Minister of Communication

H.E. Mustafa Ghalib
Governor, Central Bank of Iraq

H.E. Matthew Tueller
Ambassador of The United States to Iraq

H.E. Ulric Shannon
Ambassador of Canada to Iraq

H.E. Dr. Eric Chevallier
Ambassador of France to Iraq

H.E. Dr. Mohammed Alani

Dr. Fatih Birol
Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Salem Chalabi
Chairman & President, Trade Bank of Iraq

Hussein Kanber Agha
Advisor to H.E the Minister of Finance

Suha Najjar
Chairwoman, National Investment Commission

Ihsan Shamran
Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Iraq

Saroj Kumar Jha
Regional Director of the Mashreq, World Bank

Dr. Yasir Sabri Raouf, MD
Chairman, Hamraa Insurance Company

Polys Hadjikyriacos
Chief Business Development Officer & Executive Board Member, NETinfo

Chris Cantelmi
Principal, IFC

Wadee Al Handal
Chairman, Iraqi Private Banks League

Duha Abdulkareem
Director General, Payments, Central Bank of Iraq

Bilal Sugheyer
Iraq Senior Country Officer, IFC

Hussein Al Bayati
Country Manager, Iraq, Opensooq

Mujahed Al-Waisi
Founder, KAPITA & The Station

Christine Van Den Toorn
Founder & President, Iraq Fund for Higher Education

Jochen Zimmerman
Project Director, ICT for Youth, GIZ

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners


• Iraq Ministry of Finance
• Hamraa Insurance
• NETinfo