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Watch the Official Press Conference at REFAATO Headquarters

Baghdad, 1st of August 2018


Welcome to Iraq: A Leap Forward

Held following the outstanding success of the inaugural "Iraq: The Future" conference in Baghdad in December 2017, this year this highly anticipated summit returns under the title "Iraq: A Leap Forward" and under the official patronage of the Government of Iraq and the Reconstruction Fund for Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations (REFAATO). Iraq: A Leap Forward is being organised in close collaboration with several Iraqi Ministries each of whom will be unveiling critical investment projects at the conference. We hope you join us in Baghdad for this landmark event!

Iraq has come through a difficult few years and has reclaimed its land and driven out Daesh from its borders. The country is ready to prosper and develop its economy, beginning with the rebuilding and reconstructing of its major cities. The Iraqi Government have successfully received over $30bn in foreign aid and investment, with a further $70bn required in the coming years. The international community has committed investment towards Iraq, highlighting the international investor confidence in the country.

Iraq’s economy is expected to grow rapidly over the coming years, an untapped opportunity with enormous potential. Iraq: A Leap Forward will focus on the key industries propelling Iraq’s reconstruction efforts. With extensive opportunities for investment in infrastructure, construction, agriculture, healthcare, tourism and many others, now is the time to invest in Iraq.

Showcased Industries

  • Infrastructure

  • Banking & Finance

  • Electricity

  • Housing

  • Light Industry

  • Tourism

Why Attend?

  • Listen to leading government officials and bodies discuss the current Iraqi investment environment.
  • Understand the recovery, reconstruction and rebuilding plans for Iraq.
  • Understand the future of Iraq: Plans & prospects to develop the economy.
  • Discuss opportunities within Iraq’s major projects and network with a large array of investment professionals, multinationals and corporate executives from across the globe.
  • Hear top-class content from leading speakers on the business climate in Iraq and successful case studies.
  • Promote your company’s services and showcase your commitment to rebuilding Iraq.


  • A detailed showcase of the Iraqi reconstruction efforts.
  • A 2-day programme comprising top analysis, discussion and exchanges focused on the rebuilding and growth story of Iraq.
  • Large exhibition area to welcome over 50 leading local and international service providers.
  • High-value networking and analysis with government officials and leading multinational executives.
  • The first and largest gathering on the reconstruction efforts in Baghdad. The only opportunity to hear from top government officials and bodies on the investment requirements.
  • Sector breakdown on Iraq’s key industries moving forward.
  • New projects to be discussed, tendered and promoted.
  • Meet with leading global financing institutions.


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