Sponsors

Standard Chartered Bank is a leading international banking group committed to building a 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 Bankhas received approval from the Central 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.

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, including Rafidain and Rasheed, the two largest government banks. To date, ISC issued around 3 million Cards. Furthermore, ISC established a network of 5,000 Point of Sale terminals, equipped with biometric readers to some 2,000 merchants throughout Iraq.

MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. We are leading the way toward a world beyond cash with the power to expand connectivity, opportunity and prosperity for individuals, businesses and communities.
We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Our products and solutions make everyday commerce activities–such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances–easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Through our payment solutions, we deliver value and connect close to two billion cardholders with tens of millions of merchants around the world.

BLOM BANK is a leading Lebanese Bank which has repeatedly and unanimously been selected as the Best Bank in Lebanon by the most recognized regional and international institutions. As one of the oldest established banks in Lebanon, if not the region, BLOM BANK’s universal banking services include Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking, Private and Investment Banking, Asset Management, Retail Banking, Islamic Banking, Brokerage Services and Insurance Products and Services.
BLOM BANK’s strategy is based on measured regional expansion to markets with strong fundamentals and on the diversification of its universal services that has placed it at the fore front of Arab banks in the region. As a result, BLOM BANK has the widest foreign presence among Lebanese Banks, in 12 countries in the Middle East and Europe, namely Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, UAE, France, UK, Switzerland, Romania, Cyprus, Egypt, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia through a network of 213 banking and financial units. Furthermore, the Bank will be expanding to Iraq (Baghdad and Erbil) early 2014 and, as always, will be capitalizing on its regional competitive edge in terms of common culture, existing relationships and the replicability of its excellent products.

The National Bank of Iraq is a publically traded private bank and a member of Capital Bank of Jordan Group. Through an extensive branch network that includes Baghdad, Basra, Erbil, Mousel and Al Suliamaniayh, we work directly with Capital Bank of Jordan to offer superior banking solutions for distinguished customers in the inter-linked markets of Iraq and Jordan.
The Bank’s stability and reliability to protect your banking activities is our first priority. The National Bank of Iraq commits to reporting financials according to International Accounting Standards, and complies with the laws and regulations of respective governing bodies in Iraq and outside Iraq. The Bank audits all its accounts through Ernst and Young in Iraq and Jordan. The banks operate modern core banking systems to support growth and ensure accuracy and efficiency in serving our clients.
The bank is listed on the Iraqi stock exchange under ticker NBOI.

Bank of Beirut and the Arab Countries (BBAC) provides a full range of banking and financial solutions to individuals and corporations through an extensive network of forty-nine ATMs and thirty-eight branches comprising thirty-five domestic branches, three international branches, one in Cyprus - Limassol and two in Iraq - Erbil and Baghdad, in addition to a representative office in UAE - Abu Dhabi. The greatest values of life -“Caring” is BBAC Bank the most powerful business advantage. This is embedded in BBAC’s corporate culture, Sheikh Ghassan Assaf, the Chairman and General Manager at BBAC names it, a quest to create high social and economic value, an insight that opened doors to creative initiatives and pioneering ideas.

KPMG is a global network of professional firms consisting of 152,000 outstanding professionals working together to deliver Audit, Tax and Advisory services in 156 countries worldwide. Our purpose in Iraq is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients. For this, KPMG has a professional dedicated team combining local and international banking expertise helping to address challenges and turn them into opportunities from our newly established Iraqi operations. KPMG has been running since 2010 a financial risk management training program tailored for Iraq. The program is sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and open to financial sector professionals working in leading positions

Türkiye İş Bankası is a Turkey’s first truly national bank that committed to be the most preferred, trustworthy, leading bank in Turkey. The bank has over 1,000 branches domestically, and is one of the largest branch networks in Turkey. İşbank’s international network comprises one branch in London - United Kingdom, one branch in Bahrain, 13 branches in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a financial subsidiary in the Republic of Ireland, and a banking subsidiary in Germany, with 11 branches in Germany and one branch each in the Netherlands, France and Switzerland) as well as representative offices in Shanghai and in Cairo.

Universal Flying Objects (UFO) is an experienced information and technology firm specialized in the fields of banking automation software, payment systems, smart cards, E-Purse and E-Government Universal Flying Objects (UFO) is headquartered in Malaysia and has a branch in Sulaymaniuyah, Iraq. UFO provides its customers and partners with knowledge and technology transfer thus keeping their IT specialized staff up to date with the latest technologies and business processes.

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Business Life links readers to the business world and advertisers to opportunities. We keep you in touch with the latest trends in technologies, business and finance. For those of you who are looking for a little entertainment the newest trends and gossip will do the trick. Special attention is also given to the oil and gas industry since. Our main concern is the enhancement of business through accurate reporting, a distinctive array of topics, and a large readership. Business Life is widely available throughout the Middle East.
Business has forever changed in the brink of technology. The basic procedural distinctions of business in the Middle East have overshadowed tradition. The new millennium will bring with it a whole new approach to business. The changes that are taking place have to be studied and explored so that we make the best of our financial decisions. Consequently, Business Life pledges to acute our sense of business evolution and always stay one step ahead of the news.

Middle East Monitor is internationally recognised as providing essential information for anyone doing business in, or with the Middle East. The publication provides subscribers with systematic political risk assessment, economic forecasts and business analysis for every country across the region.
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Iraq Oil Report is a unique entity that provides independent research information focused on the oil and gas sector in Iraq, as well as politics and security issues. Since IOR was founded in 2008, the company has provided clients with the ground truth necessary to make critical business decisions. This unbiased information comes from a proprietary network of trusted sources that IOR staff have developed and vetted through the years. IOR has a large and sterling reputation across the country, which stems for the quality and integrity of its trained reporters, analysts and researchers. There is no other entity that can match IOR’s breadth, depth, and reliability of information.

OGExCo, which is an abbreviation for 'Oil and Gas Exhibitions and Conferences' is a worldwide Oil and Gas Industry Events Network website. We are the largest and only, single and central network of all Worldwide Oil and Gas Industry Exhibition and Conference Events. We have over 800 events held in more than 100 cities across over 80 countries. We also offer news, magazines and a range of other exciting services to make sure you are always informed and up to date! In addition, we provide consulting services to exhibitor companies on the most effective global exhibitions and conferences to attend, as well as, partner with organisers of global exhibitions and conferences as their international sales agent to attract attendance of exhibitors and provide marketing and sponsorship support.
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