Middle East and North Africa has consistently seen a surge in the use of FinTech and related technologies during the COVID-19 global pandemic. There has been a rise in the use of contactless payments, and other forms of digital banking channels. The faster adoption of FinTech has exceeded expectations as part of the MENA Financial Sector.
The MENA Future of Fintech 2021, is a strategic virtual platform for exploring the lucrative FinTech ecosystem, the opportunities that it has to offer and the positive impact it has on the financial sector of MENA region. This virtual event will bring together thought leaders and industry experts to explore the regional discourse on how the financial services industry should refocus on reopening and rebuilding the economy and how Fintech and digital technology enablers will influence the future of banking in the MENA region. This exclusive event is will showcase, how technology, digitization and seamless adoption of FinTech will play a crucial role in building the MENA region’s economy, fiscal growth and influence the future of banking beyond the pandemic stated Narendra Kumar, Head of Organizing Committee, MENA Future of Fintech.
This premium virtual conference will host strategic keynotes, panel discussions and case studies from across the globe. Some of the leading thought leaders and luminaries speaking at the virtual event are Wai-Lum Kwok, Sr. Executive Director, Capital Markets, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market; Firas Altaf Hussain Al Lawati, Head of Fintech Committee, Central Bank of Oman; Evans Munyuki, Group Chief Digital Officer, Emirates NBD; Sultan Al-Hamidi, Board Member, AlJazira Capital, Executive Vice President, Social Development Bank (SDB); Ritesh Jain, Co-Founder, Infynit, Former COO, HSBC, Member, G20 Initiative, Financial Inclusion, Advisor, Open Banking, EU & Africa; Grant Niven, Head of Group Digital, Banque Saudi Fransi; Dr. Jane Thomason, Award Winning Author, CEO, Futurist, Co Founder, British Blockchain and Frontier Technology Association; Tal Catran, Startups & Accelerators Guru; Tram Anh Nguyen, Co-founder CFTE, Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship; Lex Sokolin, Global Fintech Co-Head & CMO, ConsenSys; Nena Dokuzov, Head of Project Group for New Economy and Blockchain Technologies, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia; Dr. Oriol Caudevilla, Management Consultant, AirHelp, Advisor, ixFintech, FinTech Mentor, F10 Incubator & Accelerator; Helene Panzarino, London Institute of Banking (LIBF), Associate Director, Centre for Digital Banking and Finance, Vacummlabs – MD, Strategic Partnerships – Banking and FinTech; Matthew Gamser, CEO, SME Financial Forum; Juan Jiménez, Head of Financial Industry Transformation, Santander Group; Khalil Alami, CEO, Telr; Codin Caragea, Chief Manager, Head of Customer Experience, Bank Muscat, Oman; Jonas Gross, Project Manager, Frankfurt School Blockchain, Center (FSBC); Peter Tavener, CFO/COO, BeeHive; Arjun Vir Singh, Head of Financial Services – MENA, Arthur D. Little; Charles d’Haussy, Director, ConsenSys; Noha Shaker Founder & Secretary General, Egyptian Fintech Association, Vice President, Africa FinTech Network; Matteo Rizzi, Co-Founder, Investor and Author, FTS Group; Simon Litlewood, CEO, SDG Global Exchange; Abdulrahman Al Sufiany, Chief Growth Officer & Managing Director, Fintech Galaxy; David J. Blumberg, Managing Partner, Blumberg Capital; Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, Co-Founder, SoKat.co; Dr. David Hardoon, Senior Advisor for Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), UnionBank of the Philippines; Panagiotis Kriaris, Head of Business Development, Unzer; Hasan Askari, Director (Digital & Technology), Financial Services, Qatar FinTech Hub; Dr. Debashis Dutta, Manager, Risk Analytics, Bank Aljazira; Syed Musheer Ahmed, Founder & Managing Director, Finstep Asia; Michael Noel CBP, Co-Founder and CEO, Blockchain Consultants, Kannan Rasappan, CEO & Open Banking Expert, Banfico and many more.
The MENA Future of Fintech 2021, will focus on highlighting the following key areas: ∙ Impact of the pandemic on Fintech and the Banking industry
- Consolidation of financial technologies
- The importance of technology and digitization in seamless continuity
- FinTech roadmap for the MENA region
Join us at the MENA Future of Fintech 2021 Virtual Event on 9th & 10th February 2021 to engage proactively in unravelling the MENA FinTech opportunities and understand the financial technologies landscape. Interact with key stakeholders and decision makers from the financial sector to comprehend MENA region’s robust foray into becoming the Global FinTech leader amidst the pandemic and how the FinTech ecosystem is positioned to grow in the future.
The Virtual event is sponsored and supported by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Emirates NBD, MENA Fintech Association, Fintech Australia, Fintech Association of Hong Kong, Africa Fintech Network, Mena Fintech Podcast, The Egyptian Fintech Association, FinStep Asia, Anthemis, The Salon, ConsenSys, Tal Catran, Telr, Paytabs, Finastra, Banfico, and many more.