Sun14Jan2018Mon15Jan2018Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai
Al-Iktissad-Wal-Aamal Co. with the sponsorship of Smart Dubai Office, Dubai’s government entity leading the Smart City transformation with the higher aim of achieving happiness, and in cooperation with UAE Bank Federation will be organizing the “UNLOCK” Blockchain: the Future of Sharing Economy to be held at Ritz Carlton DIFC in Dubai UAE from 14th of January until 15th of January 2018. The event will bring together more than 400 attendees from across the MENA region and parts of Asia.
Decision makers from private and public sector, as well as international and regional speakers will be at the event that will gather Blockchain proponents determined to building the Blockchain ecosystem as we speak. For further details, check www.unlock-bc.com
Wed24Jan2018Thu25Jan2018Radisson Blu Dubai
FinTech Conference & Exhibition 2018 Dubai is being organized by World Finance Council in association with International Excellence Forum, Inc. (San Jose, USA). The conference is scheduled to begin on January 24, 2018 at Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek.
The Conference & Exhibition is expected to be attended by 300+ FinTech Professionals & Experts from more than 50 countries. The FinTech Dubai Conference & Exhibition is expected to witness 20+ demonstrations, 40+ exhibitions and 16 panel discussions.
The Conference & Exhibition will run for two days starting from January 24, 2018 till January 25, 2018. The conference agenda is divided into 8 sessions with two panel discussion in each session. The sessions on Day 1 include Emerging Payment Rails, Cashless World, New Market Platforms and RegTechs. Further, the sessions on Day 2 include Alternative Finance, InsurTechs, Digital Banks and Blockchain & Bitcoins.
This Conference serves a perfect platform to introduce and demonstrate banking solutions and finance technology solutions & services. For more information, visit here: https://www.worldfinancecouncil.org/FinTech-Dubai-Conference-&-Exhibition-2018
The Financial Technology Summit & Meetings, now in it’s 12th edition, is the foremost exclusive, by-invitation only summit dedicated to the CIOs & CxOs of the Banking & Financial sectors in Middle East. Every year the FT Summit attracts the Business & IT decision makers of the top 100 Arab Banks & Financial Institutions from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Egypt to discuss how technology can turn strategic vision into reality.
FT Summit brings the latest Business & ICT trends for an in-depth discussion and features the industry thought leaders from Academia, Banking ,Consulting & IT vendors.Leading IT vendors have chosen to sponsor FT Summit including Oracle, EMC, Wipro, BT, CA, Kaspersky, Xerox, Juniper, Cisco, Avaya and Cognizant to name a few.
For more information, visit here: http://www.ftsummit.com/index.html
Thu08Mar2018Four Seasons Bahrain Bay, Al Bahrain Ballroom Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
What happens when technology fundamentally changes the way a whole industry operates? The emergence and application of FinTech within the last five years has been unprecedented, and as enablers of financial innovation in the region, AFS is hosting, with the support of Bank ABC, the second Middle East & Africa FinTech Forum under the theme Beyond Disruption, to delve into issues of the moment such as Crypto Currencies, Artificial Intelligence, Challenger Banks and Financial inclusion.
The event will host 350 invited delegates under the patronage of H.E. Rasheed Al Maraj, Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, who will also give the opening address.
The dynamic theme has attracted some of the leading global names in FinTech; industry experts who will debate how larger banks need to innovate and expand their business through the use of new technologies. As well as in-depth presentations by these internationally-regarded speakers, there is also a series of engaging group discussions, Q&A sessions, and workshops.
For more information, visit here: https://www.meafintech.com/
Mon19Mar2018Ritz Carlton, Dubai
BII Summit is the largest event of its kind in the region. This business driven event attracts over 1200 delegates globally and remains the only Blockchain event in the Middle East which focuses on case-study based presentations in ongoing and upcoming Blockchain based projects.
It is with no surprise that the world (as we know it) is changing drastically with rapid improvements been achieved in Blockchain innovation. This has inspired several government entities to embark on Blockchain technology based projects.
The Dubai Government has yet again set the trail by implementing the Dubai Blockchain Strategy 2020, an initiative which is deemed to usher in economic opportunity for all sectors in the city.
At the Blockchain Innovation and Investment Summit, all participants get to experience a unique platform as they listen to experts from leading Blockchain companies around the globe on an event format which drives unmatchable business development opportunities.
For more information, visit here
ePAY will discuss the potential of finTech companies collaborating with financial services players to transform the financial services sector in the region. Covering all things payments, including Banks, FinTech, EMV chip and attended by top-managers and directors of the leading enterprises across Banking, FinTech, eCommerce, Retail and Telcos industries will gather to present practical cases and share their in-depth experiences on a range of topics, including:
Innovation, Usability and Customer Adoption, Cyber-security, E-Payments Infrastructure & Regulation, Technological disruption and Innovation in the payment landscape.
The summit will present a range of speaker sessions. Through this, participants are given the opportunity to meet with innovators offering business solutions that help companies to reduce costs and improving efficiency and integrity.
For more information, visit here: epaysummit.com
Seamless has separate conference agendas covering the world of Payments, Fintech , Ecommerce, and Retail . With one shared free-to-attend exhibition hosting 300 of the region's leading technology providers.
Seamless payments will bring together the entire payments eco-system to discuss, debate and evaluate alternative payment strategies and technologies.
Seamless Fintech will assess disrupting technology for all verticals of the financial ecosystem.
Seamless e-commerce is a catalyst for e-commerce growth across the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and South Asia.
Seamless e-commerce is a catalyst for e-commerce growth across the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and South Asia.
For more information, visit here: http://www.terrapinn.com/
Mon16Apr2018Tue17Apr2018Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Join visionary leaders, economic pioneers and enterprising investors from around the world as they discuss the future of our financial world at Keynote’s newest and most exclusive event – WBF: WORLD BLOCKCHAIN FORUM.
Held at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, this two-day conference delves into the innovative possibilities of blockchain and disruptive technologies, provides an introduction to ICOs (the funding model behind some of the most extraordinary capital raises of 2017) and looks at the transformative impact of cryptocurrencies on the global financial landscape.
Click here to find out more about World Blockchain Forum: Investments & ICOs 2018.
REGTECH MENA, held on 23 and 24 April 2018 in Dubai, will provide a comprehensive understanding of the drivers behind the rapid rise of RegTech, what RegTech means for financial institutions today, and how the sector is likely to develop. It will provide essential learning for any company looking at the RegTech space as a way to manage their regulatory compliance tasks and reduce operational risks while saving money and time.
For more information, visit here: https://www.regtechmena.com/
Introducing Saudi Arabia’s very first blockchain event, Decoding Blockchain KSA 2018, coming to you this April in Riyadh || Mohammed Alsehli, Founder of ArabianChain Technology, and chairman of Decoding Blockchain KSA 2018 confirmed as one of the keynote speakers || The event covers various industries such as Banking and Finance, Government Services, Healthcare, Energy and Utilities, Retail, Telecom, Transportation and Smart Cities.
For more information, visit here: http://www.decodingblockchain.com/
Implementing emerging technologies towards digitizing customer’s journey
The financial services industry in the Middle East and Africa is projected to grow at an exceptional rate as stability and improvement are set to be the theme of 2018, regardless of political instabilities and uncertainties within the region. The retail banking sector in particular is showing lots of potential. What is really a defining this industry and considered to be the main focus of innovation strategies of banks is a customer who became used to the advanced technologies and the new virtual reality, leading him to demand more in an era where everything has become digitized.
For more Information, visit here: http://forums.theasianbanker.com/thefofmea2018
Mon07May2018Al Nojoom Shangri-La Hotel-Dubai
Recognised as the most notable expression of Islamic philanthropy, waqf is the voluntary, permanent and irrevocable dedication of a portion of one’s wealth – in cash or kind - to Allah. Standing out as one of the greatest achievements of Islamic civilization, waqf is a philanthropic foundation, with the mission of maximizing the value of endowments.
It is for this reason, FINTERRA is organising the International Waqf & Blockchain Forum to showcase new opportunities and possibilities available through the use of blockchain technology to facilitate in the development and sustainability of Waqf.
With the theme of “Harnessing the Power of Blockchain technology for the Global Development of Waqf”, this forum will serve as a platform to explore the boundaries of new waqf developments and initiatives. It will shed light on new thoughts and ideas, in the quest for transformation and management of a sustainable socio-economic path for Muslim nations across the entire globe. The overall objective of International Waqf and Blockchain Forum 2018 is to establish clarity and a collective understanding of the potential of blockchain technology for supporting the facilitation and development of waqf on a global scale whilst also promoting new economy alternatives to enhance Muslim unity.
For more info visit https://www.waqfblockchain.com/
Mon07May2018Tue08May2018Dubai - UAE
The Global Blockchain Conference is a gathering of experts from around the world sharing knowledge, tips, trends and insights about Blockchain, a breakthrough technology that enables the trusted digital registration & exchange of just about anything. It will be a chance for the newcomer to learn the history and basics of this emerging technology, and for the familiar to learn more about its current and future applications. Money, music, health records, car titles, certificates, company ownership, deeds, & digital identities are just a few options. The format will be less traditional than a typical conference. There will be large group presentations, small group lectures, lightning round discussions as well as time to interact with others in the field.
Global Blockchain Conference offers unique networking opportunities for attendees to connect with industry leaders and innovators who are looking to explore the distributed ledger technology.
For more information, visit here: http://www.blockhainmea.com
Wed09May2018Thu10May2018Intercontinental Hotel Riyadh
MEFTECH is the longest running Banking & Financial Technology event in the MENA
Region. Over the years MEFTECH has brought together more than 8,000 financial industry executives and over 1,000 technology providers in Bahrain, Dubai & Abu Dhabi.
Building upon this rich pedigree of success, “MEFTECH Payments” will launch on the 9 May 2018 in Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
MEFTECH Payments in partnership with mada & SADAD will highlight and support the rapidly developing Payments, e-commerce & retail industry in the Kingdom. MEFTECH Payments will bring new ideas, and industry-changing technologies together that will pave the way to the future methods used by banks, institutions, and individuals make, and receive payments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Attendees from Banks, Government Departments, Financial Institutions, Enterprises – large and small will come together to share knowledge, network, and do business.
More info, please visit our website: http://www.meftechpayments.com/
The organising partners of the Fintech Awards Luxembourg have opened applications for the 2018 edition of the competition. Rising stars from the fintech startup universe are invited to apply for several prizes and the chance to build their networks and credibility with senior decision-makers and CEOs from the Luxembourg financial services community. This represents real and tangible opportunities for them to acquire new clients for their solutions and businesses.
Applications open until 1 May
Applications for the Awards opened on 1 March and will close on 1 May. Fifteen startups will then be selected to go through to Competition Day on 20 June, where they will be whittled down to seven finalists who will compete to be Fintech Startup of the Year. Prizes will also go to the first and second runner ups.
The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony and after-party on the KPMG Plage beach in Luxembourg on 20 June in the presence of the Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna.
€50,000 in prize money, sponsored by Digital Lëtzebuerg
The startups will be competing for prizes designed to help them grow and develop their company in Luxembourg. Prizes include €50,000; four months of hosting at the Technoport (coworking space in Luxembourg); 10 free consulting hours from KPMG; and a free LHoFT membership including six months of hosting at the LHoFT Fintech hub.
The Awards are organised by the LHoFT and KPMG Luxembourg, in collaboration with Digital Lëtzebuerg, the Luxembourg ICT Cluster, LuxInnovation, and Maison Moderne.
You can apply for the awards at www.fintechawards.lu
This Event will bring together the Key Stakeholders working in Diverse fields creating an exciting Cross-Industry Pollination of Ideas and Approaches that will yield New Insights and explore even more New Opportunities for Growth and more importantly help in shaping the Future Blockchain Technology Policies for the Middle Eastern organizations.
The Main Goal of this Forum is to create an accessible and a much more Diverse, Policy-oriented Platform where Business and Government Leaders can learn how Blockchain could impact their Organizations and Economies, and how they can seize the Opportunity it offers for their Organizations or Economy and reap the maximum benefits this budding Technology has to offer.
For more Information visit http://bahrain.wbcseries.com/
Mon17Sep2018Tue18Sep2018Dubai - UAE
The banking industry is undergoing a phenomenal transformation, overcoming traditional processes and legacy systems, to implement innovative and disruptive technologies that will ultimately revolutionize the sector as we know it – both globally and in the GCC region.
The 8th Annual Middle East Banking Innovation Summit, taking place on 17-18 September 2018 at Dubai will explore the emerging technologies, developments and trends, as well as the new opportunities arising for financial institutions throughout the UAE.
Over the last seven years, the Middle East Banking Innovation Summit has emerged as the largest platform in the region for banking technology, and is the only event that brings together over 450 senior industry experts and leaders to discuss the future of banking.
For more information, visit here: http://www.bankinnovation-me.com/
Tue25Sep2018Dubai - UAE
Continuously evolving technologies are continuing to change the way we live, the way we interact with one another, and the way we operate our businesses. This fact is unquestionable. Corporate enterprises today do not typically ignore the latest technological trends entering their sphere. But how swift they are to adapt, respond and manage these trends by flexing their strategies an area worth exploring.
With InsurTech focusing on a consumer centric approach to the challenges faced by the insurance sector, riding on the strength of big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, the time is now for evaluating InsurTech and its short and long-term impact on the insurance market.
InsurTech MENA will provide a forum for examining these challenges, and their counter oppurtunities too, arising from the interplay of the latest disruptive technologies,the regulatory regimes governing the regional markets, and the new entrants into the InsurTech space. It will also provide a platform for the insurance market to meet with the technology companies that are reshaping the industry’s operating landscape.
For more information, visit here: http://www.insurtechmena.com/
This is the 1st ever Pan- African Conference specifically focused on Women working in FinTech (Payments). The conference will bring together women from all over Africa for a full day event. The conference will feature interactive panels, deep-dive workshops, and plenary sessions with industry female leaders.
All tribes will convene in Nairobi for a full day of networking, sharing, meeting, learning and an opportunity to build such relationships which are so important for development on personal and professional level.
This is not just any other event. This is the 1st ever Pan- African Conference specifically focused on Women working in FinTech (Payments). The conference will bring together women from all over Africa for a full day event. The conference will feature interactive panels, deep-dive workshops, and plenary sessions with industry female leaders.
For more information, visit here: http://awfpnairobi2018.com/
Tue30Oct2018Dubai - UAE
The FINTECH SUMMIT, brings together BFSI decision makers that want to win in their industry by digitising processes, securing critical assets, analysing data and making tactical decisions.
Naseba has been working with the BFSI industry since 2003, and has recognised the tremendous shift in business models and consumer attitudes driven by technology.
The summit is a culmination of this experience and will deliver actionable solutions to business, strategic, and technological needs of BFSI enterprises.
While the MENA region remains a technologically sophisticated BFSI market, many financial organisations are still missing the digital innovations that are radically changing business models and redefining customer experiences.
The summit will facilitate knowledge sharing, high-level networking, and most importantly, pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings between BFSI leaders and top-tier solution providers who are ready to transform the digital future of BFSI enterprises in the region.
For more information, visit here: https://www.naseba.com/
Tue27Nov2018Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE
Blockchain Summit Dubai is a 1-day conference and exhibition connecting over 400 industry leaders, business decision makers, tech innovators, and investors.
Blockchain Summit has grown exponentially in content and audience size.
Based on unrivaled content and exceptional networking opportunities, Blockchain Summit Dubai is part of the largest dedicated Blockchain Event Series in the World. No co-located side events. A purely Blockchain focused audience.
Join the Summit keynote programme for unparalleled discussion with visionary speakers.
For more information, visit here: blockchainsummitdubai.com
Thu29Nov2018Arcapita, Manama, Bahrain
BlockOn is a BlockChain & Cryptocurrency Platform to for corporate incubation projects consisting of seminars incl. panels, keynotes and fireside chats accompanied by roundtables and demos to and from the Blockchain community.
A platform that aims to provide knowledge exchange, foster synergies among market players to find solutions, and implement & promote best innovative Blockchain practices in a collaborative, open and transparent manner.
For more information visit: http://www.blockonconf.com/