Payments and e-commerce in the MENA region continue to grow, with the market size expected to reach US$57billion in 2026. Digital commerce event Seamless Middle East will welcome thousands of payments, banking, fintech, retail, e-commerce, home delivery and digital marketing industry experts to Dubai World Trade Centre on 23 and 24 May as it gears up to discuss how best to move the industry forward.
Seamless Middle East will return for its 23rd year in 2023: exploring the topics and trends shaping the future of the industry including cashless societies, financial inclusion, digital currencies, IAM vision, mobile money, challenger banks, q-commerce, mall innovation, affiliate marketing, reverse logistics and last mile.
Over 500 conference speakers will take to the stage, including names from Starling Bank, JP Morgan & Chase, Banque Misr, Credit Suisse, Emirates NBD, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Mashreq, The Saudi British Bank, Amazon, Disney+ and more.
Alongside the conference, Seamless is also hosting a free-to-attend exhibition, offering attendees the opportunity to explore some of the latest technology solutions driving change in the Middle East and beyond. The exhibition will showcase the likes of Foodics, HPS, Nami, neoleap, Noqodi, Tap Payments, Unifonic, Verifone, Visa / Cybersource and Worldpay by FIS, amongst others.
Joseph Ridley, Middle East general manager at events company Terrapinn, commented on the Seamless Middle East’s goal to promote inclusivity for SMEs in the region and its increasing support of their development: “Educating and digitising the 23 million SMEs and micro SMEs across the Middle East region, is a monumental task and needs ongoing collaboration between the private and public sector both domestically and internationally to help drive digital commerce.
“To break down the perception that technology comes at a cost, Seamless will also educate businesses on how to measure and achieve ROI on their investments.
“As a platform, Seamless shines a light on these challenges and many more, we bring together the representation from across the ecosystem as we have over 300 start-ups on the expo floor ready to be greeted by our 20,000 registered attendees.”
The Fintech Times x Seamless TV
The Fintech Times will also co-host Seamless TV at the event, taking a deep dive into the region’s fintech, payments and banking industries. We will discuss the biggest topics with some of the industry’s smartest minds: exploring what they mean, their significance and how they could affect the future payments and fintech landscape.