Under the Patronage of H.E. Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq


Thank You

Frontier Exchange would like to thank all those who attended and contributed to the great success of the Iraq: A Leap Forward.

We were delighted to welcome over 500+ delegates from across the globe, all eager to learn about the story and business opportunities within Iraq, a country with enormous potential. We were joined by High Level Government Officials, large multinational companies, top Iraqi companies, investors and service providers. We extend our sincere gratitude to our sponsors Siemens, General Electric, QiCard, KPMG, Enprode, Zain Iraq, Optima, Guardia Systems, CHF Vitas, National Islamic Bank, Crescent Petroleum, Aktif Bank, Al-Janoob Islamic Bank, Al Qabas Group, Mass Group Holding and ABB.

We are humbled by the support we have received for the conference. To our partners the Central Bank of Iraq and The National Investment Commission, we appreciate your support for the conference. Our appreciation must be extended to the co-host of the event, REFAATO, and the Prime Minister’s office for their patronage. We look forward to welcoming you all 2019 for the next edition of Iraq: A Leap Forward.

شركة فرونتير إكستشاينج تريد أن تشكر كل من حضر و ساهم في النجاح الكبير لمؤتمر "العراق: قفزة إلى الأمام". كان لنا الشرف بترحيب أكثر من 500 مندوب من كل أنحاء العالم، كان جميعهم يريدون المعرفة عن القصص و الفرص العمل داخل العراق، بلد ذو إمكانات هائلة. لقد انضم إلينا مسؤولون حكوميون رفيعو المستوى وشركات متعددة الجنسيات و الشركات العراقية الكبرى والمستثمرون ومقدمو الخدمات. نعرب عن امتناننا لرعاتنا و هن:

Siemens - General Electric - QiCard - KPMG - Enprode - Optima - Guardia Systems - CHF Vitas - Crescent Petroleum - Aktif Bank - Mass Group Holding – ABB - - زين العراق - مصرف الجنوب الإسلامي – القبس - المصرف الوطني الإسلامي.

نشعر بالإمتنان لكل من دعمنا في هذا المؤتمر. لشريكينا البنك المركزي العراقي و الهيئة الوطنية للاستثمار ، نقدر دعمكما للمؤتمر. نريد أيضا أن نعبر عن تقديرنا لشركائنا في إستضاف هذا المؤتمر REFAATO، و أيضا لرئيس الوزراء العراقي لرعايته لهذا المؤتمر. نتطلع إلى الترحيب بكم جميعاً في 2019 من أجل النسخة التالية لمؤتمر "العراق: قفزة إلى الأمام".

TV Coverage 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!

Event Partners & Sponsors

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Our Strategic Partner, GE

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Watch the Official Press Conference at REFAATO Headquarters

Baghdad, 1st of August 2018

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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December 5&6, 2018

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