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Dubai in May: Seamless Middle East Returns For its 22nd Year

Seamless Middle East, the largest payments and e-commerce event, returns on 31 May, welcoming thousands of payments, fintech, retail and e-commerce industry experts to Dubai.

This year’s conference and exhibition explores key trends shaping the future of the industry including cashless societies, the banking vision of tomorrow, omnichannel optimisation, social selling, logistics and supply chains, EID innovation, financial inclusion, as well as plenty other hot topics.

More than 300 conference speakers will provide insight including the CEO of Commercial Bank of Dubai, executive director of Morgan Stanley and the co-founder of Brands for Less.

Now in its 22nd year, the event takes place on 31 May to 1 June 2022 at Dubai World Trade Centre. It is held under the patronage of His Highness Lieutenant-General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and in partnership with the League of Arab States, Arab Federation of Digital Economy, Ministry of Interior and Dubai Economy.

Payments and e-commerce in the Middle East Africa South Asia (MEASA) region is soaring with industry experts predicting that by the end of 2022 the market value will grow to $148.5billion.

Dubai CommerCity is a title sponsor at Seamless Middle East. Its keynote speaker DeVere Forster, chief operating officer at Dubai CommerCity, commented: “Between 2019 and 2022, the UAE was one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in the MEASA region with a compounded growth rate equivalent to 38.3 per cent. In the upcoming edition of Seamless Middle East, Dubai CommerCity will be showcasing its strategy to maintain and boost the market growth in the e-commerce sector.”

Alongside the conference is a free-to-attend exhibition – showcasing companies include Mastercard, Oracle, Geidea,, Stripe, Emirates Post and Dubai Store. Other free-to-attend highlights include the fintech pavilion, startup showcase, e-commerce university, startup pitch offs and an incredible opportunity for face-to-face networking.

The Fintech Times is heading to Seamless Middle East

Mark Walker, editorial director at The Fintech Times, said: “We are really happy to be supporting Seamless Middle East in Dubai this year; it’s a must-attend event for the region and we can’t wait to connect with all those making waves across the fintech, payments and banking industries.

“We can also reveal we’ve been asked to produce Seamless TV on behalf of the organisers, serving up insightful interviews with key industry leaders, so do get in touch if you want to get your company and people involved.”

View the full agenda for Seamless and check out all the exhibitors. Visit for more information and to register.

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