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Event Date Tue Feb 9 +03 - Wed Feb 10 +03 (over 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Feb 9 6:00am - Wed Feb 10 9:25am
Location Virtual Event
Region EMEA

The COVID-19 pandemic has created one of the most complicated challenges faced by the financial sector globally. The impact of the pandemic on banking services has been severe due to demand reduction, income reduction, closure of public and private sector and the overall curb on economic activities.

The present situation has forced MENA businesses, consumers and financial intermediaries to shift focus on crafting a strategic response across the fintech and banking ecosystem. The pandemic has undeniably acted as a catalyst in enabling rapid adoption and use of FinTech platforms as contactless offerings become the new norm.

Key Areas Focused
• Impact of the Pandemic on Fintech and the Banking Industry
• Consolidation of Financial Technologies
• the Importance of Technology and Digitization in Seamless Continuity

Why Attend?
• Explore Emerging Opportunitiesin the Post Covid 19 Financialservices Domain
• Understand the True Potential of Innovation and Technology in Meeting the Changing Needs of the Consumers
• Discover How Fintech Firms Can Cope in the New Environment


2021 Speakers

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

Wai-lum Kwok
Sr. Executive Director, Capital Markets Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market

Dr. Jane Thomason
Award Winning Author, CEO, Futurist Co-Founder, British Blockchain and Frontier Technology Association

Mr. Tal Catran
Startups & Accelerators Guru

Tram Anh Nguyen
Co-founder CFTE, Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Mr. Juan Jiménez
Head of Financial Industry Transformation, Santander Group

Lex Sokolin
Global Fintech Co-Head & CMO, ConsenSys

Dr. Oriol Caudevilla
Management Consultant, AirHelp Advisor, ixFintech FinTech Mentor, F10 Incubator & Accelerator

Helene Panzarino
LIBF - Associate Director, Centre for Digital Banking and Finance

Matthew Gamser
CEO – SME Financial Forum, International Finance Corpora�on

Khalil Alami
CEO, Telr

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

David J. Blumberg
Managing Partner, Blumberg Capital

Abdulrahman Al Sufiany
Chief Growth Officer & Managing Director, Fintech Galaxy

Simon Littlewood
CEO, SDG Global Exchange

Jim Kyung-soo Liew

Dr. David Hardoon
Senior Advisor for Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), UnionBank of the Philippines, Singapore

Firas Altaf Hussain Al Lawati
Head of Fintech Committee, Central Bank of Oman

Matteo Rizzi
Co-Founder, FinTechStage LTD, Portugal

Kannan Rasappan
CEO & Open Banking Expert, UK

Panagiotis Kriaris
Head of Business Development, Unzer, Austria

Hasan Askari
Director (Digital and Technology) Financial Services, Qatar Fintech Hub, Ernst & Young, Qatar

Syed Musheer Ahmed
Founder & Managing Director, Finstep Asia

Michael Noel CBP
Co-Founder and CEO, Blockchain Consultants

Dr. Debashis Dutta
Manager, Risk Analytics, Bank Aljazira

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners

• Telr
• PayTabs

• Consensys

• Tal Catran

• Mena Fintech Association
• Fintech Australia
• Fintech Association of Hong Kong
• Africa Fintech Network
• MENA Fintech Podcast
• The Egyptian Fintech Association
• FinStepAsia

• Financial IT
• The Fintech Times
• Fintech Weekly
• Crypto NewsZ
• The Fintech Power 50
• Eye of Riyadh
• News Affinity
• Utoday
• Silicon India

• XS