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26-27 February, 2018

MADINAT JUMEIRAH CONFERENCE & EVENTS CENTRE DUBAI U.A.E

26 February 2018

08:00

Registration, breakfast and networking

08:30 preview

Chairperson's remarks

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Chairperson's remarks

08:35 preview

Demo: Demo Session One

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Demo: Demo Session One

Startup and established fintech companies have just 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions live. No slides or video are allowed!

Moderated by Deborah Webster

  1. RISQ
  2. Dorsum
  3. Wealth Migrate
  4. ebankIT
  5. Electronic ID
  6. Munnypot
09:35 preview

Panel discussion: Starter for one minute – What does a fintech want? What does a bank want? What does the investor think?

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Panel discussion: Starter for one minute – What does a fintech want? What does a bank want? What does the investor think?

 

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Keynote: What can digital bankers learn from the top innovators?

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Keynote: What can digital bankers learn from the top innovators?

  • Jim Marous
  • Author and Publisher
  • The Financial Brand and the Digital Banking Report
10:20

United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Finance address and presentation on the fintech vision

United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Finance address and presentation on the fintech vision

10:30 preview

Embracing fintech innovation – past, present and future

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Embracing fintech innovation – past, present and future

10:50 preview

Panel: Bank CEO panel: Driving innovation forward and the fintech global vision

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Panel: Bank CEO panel: Driving innovation forward and the fintech global vision

11:10

Morning coffee break and networking

11:40 preview

Introduction from the FinTech Hive at DIFC

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Introduction from the FinTech Hive at DIFC

  • Raja Al Mazrouei
  • Executive Vice President - FinTech Hive
  • Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
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Panel: Chatham House rule panel discussion on Fintech regulation What is happening? What needs to happen? Can we create best practice together?

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Panel: Chatham House rule panel discussion on Fintech regulation What is happening? What needs to happen? Can we create best practice together?

  • Regulators and fintechs share perspectives from across the Middle East and beyond
  • Latest on regulatory sandboxes in the Middle East 
  • Introduction of VAT in UAE and the innovation agenda 
  • Wai-Lum Kwok
  • Executive Director, Capital Markets Financial Services Regulatory Authority
  • ADGM
  • Pooja Singh
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Securities and Commodities Authority
  • Rohan Malhotra
  • Investment Manager
  • Australian Trade and Investment Commission
12:25 preview

Demo: Demo Session Two

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Demo: Demo Session Two

Startup and established fintech companies have just 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions live. No slides or video are allowed!

Moderated by Deborah Webster

  1. CapitaWorld ME
  2. ZagTrader
  3. Efigence
  4. NewBridge Fintech Solutions
  5. Ondot
13:15 preview

Lunch and networking Speaker hosted topic roundtables, first come first served

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Lunch and networking Speaker hosted topic roundtables, first come first served

1. Applying data analytics in the financial sector

2. The fate of SMEs in MENA

3. Discussing the challenges of open banking

4. Discussing how regulation is changing

5. Financial inclusion in a digital world   

6. How are technology companies set to change payments?

7. Discussing the implications of PSD2 on banking globally

  • Ateeq Ali
  • Regulatory Development Manager
  • Central Bank of UAE
13:20 preview

Temenos lunch briefing: The impact and opportutnities of open banking (by invitation only)

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Temenos lunch briefing: The impact and opportutnities of open banking (by invitation only)

Banking and payments

Banking and payments

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Panel: Panel discussion – How far can we go with big wallets?

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Panel: Panel discussion – How far can we go with big wallets?

  • Gaurav Dhar
  • Second Generation FinTech Entrepreneur. Tech Investor. Advisor. Mentor.
15:00 preview

What do we mean by innovation?

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What do we mean by innovation?

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Discussing the fintech strategies of Indian banks

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Discussing the fintech strategies of Indian banks

15:40

Afternoon coffee break and networking

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Big bank fireside chat: Emirates NBD

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Big bank fireside chat: Emirates NBD

  • Suvo Sarkar
  • Senior Executive Vice President & Group Head, Retail Banking & Wealth Management
  • Emirates NBD
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Demo: Demo Session Three

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Demo: Demo Session Three

Startup and established fintech companies have just 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions live. No slides or video are allowed!

Moderated by Deborah Webster

  1. APPICS
  2. 0smosis
  3. WeInvest
17:10 preview

Networking reception ( topic led roundtables in the exhibit hall, first come first served) and Best of Show Awards Ceremony

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Networking reception ( topic led roundtables in the exhibit hall, first come first served) and Best of Show Awards Ceremony

1. The future of banking platforms – open banking – optimism or fear?

2. How disruptive FinTech affects Islamic finance

3. What will happen with the introduction of VAT in the Middle East?

4. Look into the future – how investors see the FinTech developments

5. How to leverage arbitrage? Empowering the banks

6. How system integrators can sustain FinTech growth?

7. How wealth management could evolve from a banking perspective 

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