Ten years on from the inaugural Middle East Banking Innovation Summit, growth in the fintech industry in the MENA region is continuing to gather speed. Whilst digital transformation is occurring throughout; with significant developments occurring in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Lebanon, the UAE continues to hold its position as the region’s largest fintech hub as the banking sector joins the global trend of technology transformation and intense digitization. With competition from new market entrants intensified, banks in the Middle East are quickly rising to the challenges and opportunities presented by changing consumer expectations and new regulations, forcing them to continue their development of digital capabilities and banking innovation.
The undisputed market leader in banking technology events in the region, the Summit will bring together banking leaders, fintech experts and over 450 senior financial services executives to discuss the future of digital banking across a two-day agenda hosting over 40 international and regional speakers.
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IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition will be held on 09-10 March 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey. IFINTEC is one of the biggest and most important conferences in EMEA region with its focus on Retail Banking, Digital Banking, Core Banking, Payment Systems, Banking Technologies, Banking IT Solutions, Digital Transformation and Finance Technologies. IFINTEC Conference serves a perfect platform to introduce and demonstrate banking solutions and finance technology solutions including system, hardware, software, consultancy, training and service which are developed for banks and financial institutions.
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Digital Transformation has accelerated immensely in the past few months, Fintech and Blockchain are at the center of this paradigm shift from Traditional Banking to Digital Banking. With the Financial Services and Banking sector bracing themselves for uncertain times, the industries have witnessed advanced innovations, larger investments, and greater productivity. This has led to a rise of Fintech and Blockchain Technology in the Middle East to adopt the changing economy trends.
After the success of our first two editions, we are proud to present to you the ‘MarketsandMarkets Fintech and Blockchain UAE Summit’ which is scheduled to take place on 22nd - 23rd March 2021. The virtual summit features two days of insights into the Financial Technology and Blockchain scenario in the Middle East, newest tools, and technologies to watch out for and trends shaping in Banking, Payments, Wealth Management, and Insurance. The summit will showcase innovation in Fintech and Blockchain across the Middle East.
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Fintech Surge - Powering the New Future of Finance
Shining a light on the intersection between technology and finance, Fintech Surge is set to launch on the 29-31 of March 2021 and will feature innovations across Banking, Asset & Wealth Management, Insurance, Regulation and more.
Register here: https://bit.ly/3fQHuqA
Fintech Summit Middle East will be taking place on 21 April 2021 in Amman Jordan. It promises to bring together more than 300+ industry world leaders, innovators, bankers, technologists, & regulators, who’re shaping the current and future of digital banking & financial services.
This event will be uniquely hybrid which will include limited physical attendance in compliance with country rules, and virtual to allow maximum benefits and wider participation.
Register here: https://bit.ly/2VfgxmC
Islamic finance is deeply rooted in the Middle East, a region which continues to shape the modern Islamic finance industry globally. Commanding the lion share of global Islamic banking and finance assets and wielding enormous influence in the industry, the Middle East has always been an integral part of IFN.
Covering the region since 2004 and organizing industry-leading conferences in the Middle East since 2008, IFN will return to the region in 2021 with a new brand in tow: IFN Middle East, a culmination of the various localized and global Islamic finance events under the IFN umbrella, with a specific yet wide-ranging regional focus.
IFN Middle East will gather industry thought leaders and mover shakers from across the region to discuss and identify the sector’s most pressing issues as well as emerging opportunities. From latest innovations, to rising trends and hurdles, IFN Middle East will trace the evolution of the Islamic finance sector in the region through the lens of market practitioners and experts.
Register here: IFN Middle East
ENBANTEC Retail Banking Conference EMEA will be organized on 02-03 June 2021 as a live virtual conference. ENBANTEC is a global and niche conference with its focus on retail banking technologies and solutions.
ENBANTEC Conference presents a perfect platform for solution providers to introduce their solutions including platform, system, software, hardware, services and consultancy. ENBANTEC is one of the most attractive and important conferences in EMEA region on retail banking technologies and solutions. An intensive participation is expected to ENBANTEC 2021 Conference from many countries of the world. The only thing that the attendees need to attend to the virtual conference is their computers, phones or tablets with internet connection. We recommend you not to miss this great event.
ENBANTEC 2020 Conference was held on 18-19 November 2020 as a live virtual conference with a great success. With 500+ attendees, attendance from 25+ countries, 35+ speakers, 35+ speaking sessions, the event was organized very successfully. For more information about the event and conference program of ENBANTEC 2020,
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One of the top five leaders globally for Islamic economy development, Kuwait is a force to be reckoned with. The Arab state’s Shariah finance influence is anchored in robust fundamentals: proactive regulators putting in place a holistic legal architecture through various reforms and measures. Such efforts have rewarded the State handsomely: today, Kuwait is home to a thriving Islamic banking market, a vibrant capital market and promising Takaful insurance segment.
And Kuwait is showing no signs of slowing down. In 2020, the government voted in favor to establish a Higher Committee of Shariah Supervision at the Central Bank of Kuwait to boost governance, standardization, and progress. Increasingly more corporates are embracing the Shariah finance proposition, and along with Islamic financial institutions, are actively playing their part to grow the market.
Against this backdrop, IFN is excited to host the 8th IFN Kuwait Forum. Gathering a high-level of the industry’s leading experts, the Forum will be a platform of intellectual and pragmatic discussions on the future of Islamic finance in Kuwait, and how the Gulf country can maximize the industry’s potential to meet its Kuwait Vision 2035.
Register here: IFN Kuwait Forum 2021
Built on 21 years of history, Seamless Middle East brings together the regional payments, banking and fintech ecosystem for two days of creative exchange, networking, inspiring talks.
It is about the big ideas, market disruptors, top industry trends and technologies on which the future marketplace will operate. Featuring: payments • e-commerce • retail • identity • fintech • insurtech • banking • cards.
For more information: Seamless Middle East