Event Analysis Middle East & Africa

MENA Future of Fintech 2021 Virtual Event to Explore the Opportunities in the Region

The MENA Future of Fintech 2021 event will be taking place on the 9th and 10th of February, 2021, is a strategic virtual platform for exploring the lucrative fintech ecosystem, the opportunities that it has to offer and the positive impact it has on the financial sector of MENA region. This virtual event will bring together thought leaders and industry experts to explore the regional discourse on how the financial services industry should refocus on reopening and rebuilding the economy and how fintech and digital technology enablers will influence the future of banking in the MENA region.  

Middle East and North Africa has consistently seen a surge in the use of fintech and related technologies during the COVID-19 global pandemic. There has been a rise in the use of contactless payments, and other forms of digital banking channels. The faster adoption of fintech has exceeded expectations as part of the MENA Financial Sector.

This exclusive event will showcase how technology, digitisation and the seamless adoption of fintech will play a crucial role in building the MENA region’s economy, fiscal growth and influence the future of banking beyond the pandemic.

This premium virtual conference will also host strategic keynotes, panel discussions and case studies from across the globe. Some of the leading thought leaders and luminaries speaking at the virtual event include Wai-Lum Kwok, Sr. Executive Director, Capital Markets, Abu Dhabi Global Market; Firas Altaf Hussain Al Lawati, Head of Fintech Committee, Central Bank of Oman and Evans Munyuki, Group Chief Digital Officer, Emirates NBD.

The MENA Future of Fintech 2021, will focus on highlighting the following key areas:

  • Impact of the pandemic on fintech and the Banking industry
  • Consolidation of financial technologies
  • The importance of technology and digitisation in seamless continuity
  • Fintech roadmap for the MENA region

Attendees at this event can expect to engage proactively in unravelling the MENA fintech opportunities and understand the financial technologies landscape. Interact with key stakeholders and decision-makers from the financial sector to comprehend MENA region’s robust foray into becoming the Global fintech leader amidst the pandemic and how the fintech ecosystem is positioned to grow in the future.


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