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Spotlight Middle East and Africa: In Conversation with Terrapinn Live From Seamless MENA

This special Spotlight Middle East and Africa (MEA) series will reflect on conversations from the recent Seamless Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that was held on the 29th and 30th September, 2021. This is part one of seven. 

Economic development advisor Richie Santosdiaz spoke with various organisations throughout the Seamless Middle East show, which was a first for The Fintech Times. Stay tuned during the upcoming Spotlight MEAs by The Fintech Times to watch more from the following companies.

Watch below Richie Santosdiaz giving an introduction at the Seamless Middle East trade show:

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 StatesArab Federation of Digital Economy, and Dubai Economy, Seamless Middle East united industry leaders to drive the UAE forward as a global leader in payments and eCommerce. The show was held right before the inaugural Expo 2020 Dubai. 300+ conference speakers took part in the two day event alongside thousands of visitors.

Terrapinn is the organiser of the show. The company’s Middle East General Manager, Joseph Ridley commented prior to the show, “As markets and travel corridors continue to open up, we look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors live and in-person from across the fintech, payments, eCommerce and retail communities in September. Dubai plays an important role on the international stage in enabling business across the region as well as leading the way globally in re-opening the events and tourism industries.”

Watch Joseph Ridley speak with Richie Santosdiaz during the Seamless 2021 show:

Seamless returned for its 21st year this year. This was the first show The Fintech Times physically took part in at MEA and was pleased have recorded video interviews and presenting these special edition Spotlight MEAs. To follow the rest stay tuned here.


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