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Arab Fintech Forum Reveals Sponsors as it Aims to Support Financial Inclusion in the MENA Region

Mastercard, the global paytech, has officially confirmed its role as the Platinum Sponsor of the upcoming Arab Fintech Forum in Qatar.

The Arab Fintech Forum is set to feature a comprehensive lineup of sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities, solidifying its reputation as an essential event for professionals in the fintech sector. As Mastercard sponsors the Arab Fintech Forum, it outlines its dedication to further drive innovation within the dynamic fintech space.

Erdem Çakar, country manager, Qatar and Kuwait at Mastercard, said: “Mastercard is proud to support the Arab Fintech Forum as Platinum Sponsor. Events like these are vital to fostering dialogue, deepening relationships, and driving innovation across our industry. We look forward to two days of stimulating conversations as market leaders join forces to shape the future of fintech.”

HyperPay, the region’s leading payment gateway, and eMcREY, a company at the forefront of digital financial transformation, are also set as the Gold Sponsors of the Arab Fintech Forum.

Their participation attests to the forum’s role as a key assembly point for industry leaders. Meanwhile, R3, a global enterprise software firm specialising in blockchain technology, takes the spot as the Silver Sponsor of this year’s edition.

Qatar’s fintech strategy

The second edition of the forum will unfold against the backdrop of Qatar Central Bank‘s Fintech Strategy implementation. This initiative aims to establish Qatar as a prominent fintech hub with a strong focus on developing a robust digital infrastructure, supporting local start-ups, and fostering partnerships with global fintech firms. The Arab Fintech Forum is aligned with this national strategy and is positioned to facilitate its objectives, further contributing to Qatar’s leadership in fintech innovation.

Malik Shishtawi, the president and founder of the Arab Fintech Forum, also commented: “We are extremely pleased to have the support of such esteemed companies for this year’s forum. Their participation reinforces the forum’s critical role in the rapidly evolving fintech landscape. With the event set in Doha, we are poised to make a meaningful contribution to the advancement of financial inclusion throughout the MENA region.”

The Fintech Times is also an official media partner of the Arab Fintech Forum which will take place in Doha, Qatar, from 10 to 11 October 2023.


  • Tom joined The Fintech Times in 2022 as part of the operations team; later joining the editorial team as a journalist.

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