Day 1, Monday 22nd June
- A summary of Iraq’s finance post Covid-19.
- Iraq’s budget & fiscal plan with current historically low oil prices.
- The Ministry of Finance’s monetary policy objectives to restore rapid economic growth.
- The CBI’s strategy to increase money supply in the local Iraqi economy.
- Outlook for oil production post Covid-19 & low global demand.
- Is the oil price a timely reminder that the economy must be diversified?
- How has Iraq’s large power and gas flaring projects change with an amended budget?
- Rehabilitating the power sector. Meeting increasing electrical demand and reforming tariffs.
- Large PPP projects to develop Iraq’s infrastructure and fiscal recovery.
- New investment partnerships with the international community to support growth.
- Role of debt finance and sukuk issuance to finance Iraq’s economic growth.
- Investment banks and their financing role in large PPP projects.
Day 2, Tuesday 23rd June
- The payment landscape in Iraq: Disruptors & solutions to payment mechanisms.
- Moving from a cash economy and encouraging a credit economy.
- Biometric & e-wallet solutions for banking and mobile payments.
- Innovation & technology: Banking without branches.
- Enhancing the operational environments & developing trust within the banking sector.
- Retail banking and ATM growth in Iraq.
- Technology to receive employee salaries and benefits.
- Credit evaluation & approval: Measures to increase loan growth.
Day 3, Wednesday 24th June
- The impact of fintech in microfinance and insurance.
- Empowering the unbanked population in Iraq.
- Enticing fintechs into the banking system.
- Finding a winning banking strategy in a mobile age.
- E-Commerce & Retail: Brand establishment for growth companies.
- Power of AI: Enhancing customer experience, revenue streams and scalable finance within financial institutions.
- Tech entrepreneurship: Startup ecosystems and their importance to overcoming a challenging working environment.
- Capturing the Iraqi market: Entry from successful regional startups.