Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Rd - Trade Centre - Trade Centre 2

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Event Date Mon Oct 10 +04 - Thu Oct 13 +04 (in 9 months)
In your timezone (EST): Sun Oct 9 4:00pm - Wed Oct 12 4:00pm
Location Dubai World Trade Centre
Sheikh Zayed Rd - Trade Centre - Trade Centre 2
Region EMEA

This conference is to lay the groundwork and inspire the most relevant and interesting topics for discussion in the build-up to the live and in-person event in October. More importantly, it is a community and a resource offering members access to a global pool of expertise with a platform to connect, share and gain industry insights and create opportunities for each other.


2021 past speakers

Philip King
Global Head of Retail Banking, ADIB

Kunal Choitram
Middle East and North Africa Partnerships, STRIPE

Olivier Crespin
Co-Founder & CEO, Zand

Raja Al Mazrouei
Executive Vice President, FinTech Hive

Hasan Fardan Al Fardan
CEO, Al Fardan Exchange

Joy Ajlouny
Co-Founder, Fetchr

Salmaan Jaffery
Chief Business Development Officer, DIFC

Gaurav Dubey
CEO, TDeFi Accelerator

Masood Khan

Monica Sasso
EMEA FSI Chief Technologist, Red Hat

H.E. Gabriel Abed
Barbados Ambassador to the UAE – Government of Barbados, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade

Chris Voss
Author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It & CEO of Black Swan Group

Mohammed Al Rashidi
Founder & Executive Chairman, One Global Group

Alex Bornyakov
Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Digital Transformation on IT industry development, Ukrainian Ministry

Jamie Broadbent
Head of Digital, Innovation & Design, RBS International

Philipp Rösler
Former Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economy and Technology for Germany

Ken Rutkowski
TEDx Speaker & Radio Host

Pedro Pinto Coelho
Chairman of AFIP, Fintech and InsurTech Portugal

Ivan Zhiznevskiy
CEO, 3S Money

Richie Santosdiaz
Head of MEA, The Fintech Times & Fintech Power 50

Walid Hassouna
Chief Executive Officer, EFG Hermes non- bank financial institutions (NBFI)

Ahmed Osama Abdelkader
Chief Risk Officer, EFG Hermes Finance

Aly Madhavji
Senior Blockchain Fellow, INSEAD

David Lin
Anchor & Producer, KITCO

Paul Carey
Executive Vice President – Cards & Payments, Al-Futtaim Digital Payment Services LLC

Mohamad Sabouneh
Portfolio Manager MENA, Startupbootcamp

Saqr Mashhor Ereiqat
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Riddermark

Abe Seksek
COO MENA and Russia, Startupbootcamp

Josef Holm
Founding Partner, Draper Goren Holm

Eric Osiakwan
Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital

Gareth Soloway
President & CFO, Chief Market Strategist,

Thomas Baxendale
Head of Business Banking Ecosystems and Partnerships, Mashreq Bank

John Lillywhite
Google Research Associate, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

Andrei Dikouchine
CFO, 3S Money

Salman Arif
Group Product Manager - Capital Markets, BorealisAI (Royal Bank of Canada)

Gabrielle Inzirillo
Head of Market Development, Financial Technology & Innovation, FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY AUTHORITY, ADGM

Bader Sater
Chief Operating Officer, Bahrain FinTech Bay

Edouard de La Jonquière
Global Partnership, Middle-East and Africa Expansion, STRIPE

Shyam Mohan
VP, Fintech and Enablers, Mastercard

Anders Jensen
Managing Director (MENA), Confirmation (part of Thomson Reuters)

Sami Neffati
Investcorp and Aberdeen Standard Infrastructure Partners

Filippo Renga
Director of the Fintech & Insurtech Observatory, Digital Innovation Observatories, School of Management of Politecnico di Milano

Pooja Singh
CFA International Organisations Expert, Securities and Commodities Authority

Dr. Samyr Mezzour
House of InsurTech Switzerland (HITS), A Generali Company

Abdulmajeed Alsukhan
Co-founder and CEO, Tamara

Stina Söderqvist PhD
Scientist, Dreams Nordic

Nick Spanos
Bitcoin Pioneer

Mohammad Omar Mansur Mansur Ikhlas
Enterprise Lead – Global Projects, Codebase Technologies

Olov Renberg
Founder & VP, Behaviosec

Grant Niven
Head of Group Digital, Banque Saudi Fransi

Hosam Arab
CEO, Tabby

Martynas Kasiulis CEO, DailyCoin

Paulius Vaitkevičius
Legal counsel, LLM

Mirna Sleiman
Founder and CEO, Fintech Galaxy

Muaiyad Abdullah Al Fallaj
CEO Rasan & Co-Founder Tameeni

Nasir Zubairi

Aruba Khalid
Associate Project Manager, Dubai Future Foundation

Omar Kassim
Chief Executive Officer, NOMOD

Petr Klimes
Global head of marketing and head of digital business, ADIB

Imane Elmajdoubi
Director - Financial Services Industry - UAE, Microsoft

Madiha Sattar
Senior Director for Strategy and Partnerships, Careem Pay

Joseph Cleetus
Business Transformation Manager, LuLu International Exchange

Hisham Al-Falih
Co-Founder & CEO, Lean

Ken Coghill
Director, Innovation and Technology Risk, DFSA

Shonam Khaitan
Head of Startup and Venture Capital Ecosytem Emerging Markets EMEA, Amazon Web Services

Ashu Gupta
Co-Founder and CTO, Lean Technologies

Alvin Lee
Lead Evangelist, DeGate DAO

Imad Gharazeddine
Co-Founder & CEO, Mamo Pay

Andrew Gold
Co-Founder & Head of Engineering, Ziina

Laura K. Inamedinova
CEO, LKI Consulting

Mohamed Salim Ali Abdallah
Chief Innovations Officer at One Global Group Group Chief Innovation Officer, OneGlobal

Samson Williams
President, Crowdfunding Professional Association, USA

Akshata Namjoshi
Lead, Fintech, Blockchain & Emerging Tech, KARM Legal UAE

Maureen L. Murat
Assistant General Counsel/Attorney Advisor (Banking), District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, USA

Siddiq Farid
Founder, Smartcrowd

Kokila Alagh
Founder, KARM Legal

Dr. Auwal Adam Sa'ad
Blochchain Sukuk Advisor, Capital House

Jonny Paul
Founder & Director, Fintech Week Tel Aviv

Andrew Lombard
Executive VP Innovation, Venture Development & Small Business, Arizona Commerce Authority

Fatma Sajwani
Manager, Product Development, Start Path Partnerships, Mastercard

Mohamed Al Binali
Product and Business Development, Hub71

Samir Yamani
Partner, Shorooq Partners

Joel Dietz
Connection Science Fellow, MIT Connection Science,

Vikram Pandya
Director - Fintech, S P Jain School of Global Management

Peter Abou Hachem
Product & Business Development, Hub71

Mohammed Al Balooshi
Sector Head Fintech & Innovation, DIFC

Jake Carney
Investment Director, Beehive

Mehdi Tazi
Chief Business Officer Lean Technologies

Andrew Bell
UAE Country Manager, Beehive

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors and partners


• Dubai international financial centre


• stripe


• Confirmation


• Mena Fintech Association




• Bahrain FinTech Bay
• Fintech Wekk
• StartupBootcamp
• Fintech Galaxy Beta