11:00 - 12:00

11:30 – 11:45
15 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

Welcome & Opening Keynote

Reserved For Mashreq Bank . 
11:45 – 12:00
15 Minutes
Paid
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

Leadership, Empathy & Innovation

Speakers

Amnah Ajmal

Executive Vice President, Market Development, EEMEA

Mastercard

12:00 - 13:00

12:00 – 12:15
15 Minutes
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

Keynote Presentation

Speakers

Ahmed Mohamed Al Awadi

Managing Director & CEO

United Arab Emirates

FintX (Emirates Post Group Company)

12:15 – 13:15
60 Minutes
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

Innovation though partnerships : A Roadmap for successful fintech collaboration

A discussion on the technological and business frameworks to enhance the market access to financial  innovation.   

Speakers

Ahmed Mohamed Al Naqbi

CEO

United Arab Emirates

Emirates Development Bank (EDB)

Sabinije von Gaffke

Catalyst, Moderator, Speaker, TV Host, Head of Sustainability and Global Partnerships

"Planet IX/Nibiru Studios & The Planet Nine Foundation"

Sweden

Ahmed Mohamed Al Awadi

Managing Director & CEO

United Arab Emirates

FintX (Emirates Post Group Company)

David Shepherd

Global Head of Strategy- Risk intelligance

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)

Tan Bin Ru

CEO (SEA)

OneConnect Financial Technology

Charu Ramchandani

Associate Vice President, Digital & Fintech Partnerships

Emirates NBD

13:00 - 14:00

13:15 – 14:15
60 Minutes
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

Defining New Rules : Global Regulatory Trends in a Rapidly Changing World

Small and agile or big and established ? Analysing  the successes and challenges of digital banking and if the challanger banks have really provided 

Speakers

Ahmed Alwazzan

General Manager, Financial Services

Tap Payments

Arushi Goel

Data & Blockchain Expert,

World Economic Forum

Nezar Alhaidar

Director

Fintech Saudi

Mohamad El-Khalil

Dubai Financial Services (DFSA)

United Arab Emirates

Director, Head of Prudential Supervision

Nouran Youssef

Senior Financial Sector Specialist,

Arab Monetary Fund

Brian Yeoh

Head of Technology and Data Governance,, Financial Technology & Innovation

FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY AUTHORITY (ADGM)

Sabinije von Gaffke

Catalyst, Moderator, Speaker, TV Host, Head of Sustainability and Global Partnerships

"Planet IX/Nibiru Studios & The Planet Nine Foundation"

Sweden

14:00 - 15:00

14:15 – 15:00
45 Minutes
Paid
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

ESG and Fintech: Society, Inclusion and the Environment

Understanding the principles of the newest investment paradigm - Environmental, Social and Governance - and its implications in the start-up world.

Speakers

Nizam Uddin OBE

Chief Strategy Officer

Algbra

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi

Director General

National Information Technology Development Agency (NTIDA)

Alexandra Topalian

Host

Fintech Surge

Dr. Cédric Jeannot

CEO

Be Mobile Africa

15:00 - 16:00

15:00 – 15:30
30 Minutes
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

Shariah-Compliant Digital Money

Introducing the ethics-first Shariah-compliant financial ecosystem with the mission to empower the world's Muslim community with a financial instrument for the Digital Age. This discussion brings together the pioneers using a blockchain to enable seamless transactions and interaction, while supporting innovation and philanthropy.

Speakers

Alexandra Topalian

Host

Fintech Surge

Khamis Buharoon Al Shamsi

Board Member & Vice Chairman

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Mohammed AlKaff AlHashmi

Co-Founder, CBO, Executive Board member

Islamic Coin

Hussein Mohammed Al Meeza

Co-Founder , Member of the Executive Board

Islamic Coin

Peter J.Rafferty

Managing Director & Founding Partner

United States of America

Xtellus Advisors

Andrey Kuznetsov

Co-Founder

islamic coin

15:30 – 16:00
30 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

End of Day 1

11:00 - 12:00

11:00 – 11:15
15 Minutes
Paid
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

Welcome & Opening Keynote

11:15 – 12:00
45 Minutes
Paid
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

Accelerating Consumer Adoption of Open Banking Payments in MENA

Speakers

Tristan Brandt

Director of Innovation & Design

United Arab Emirates

RAKBANK

Nabilah Annuar

Editor

United Arab Emirates

MEA Finance

Gabrielle Inzirillo

Head of Ecosystem Development

United Arab Emirates

Financial Services Regulatory Authority at Abu Dhabi Global Market

Hisham Al-Falih

CEO

Lean Technologies

12:00 - 13:00

12:00 – 12:15
15 Minutes
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

Keynote Presentation Reserved for RASAN

Speakers

Muaiyad Abdullah Al Fallaj

CEO

RASAN

12:15 – 12:50
35 Minutes
Paid
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

Will Super Apps Redefine the Future of Financial Services?

The promises and fallacies behind one of the most talked about areas in the retail finance domain - will mobile apps become an all-encompassing, one stop shop platform or remain as a set of independent services? 

Speakers

Rushikant Shastri

VP

India

State Bank of India

KRC Murty

SVP - Head of RTB and PMO

Kotak Mahindra Bank

Muaiyad Abdullah Al Fallaj

CEO

RASAN

Sabinije von Gaffke

Catalyst, Moderator, Speaker, TV Host, Head of Sustainability and Global Partnerships

"Planet IX/Nibiru Studios & The Planet Nine Foundation"

Sweden

Mohammed Al Balooshi

FinTech Sector Head

DIFC

12:50 – 13:00
10 Minutes
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

Metaverse Opportunity for Fintech

Will there be a first-mover advantage for banks and Fintechs to enter the metaverse? What are the new business opportunities for retail and corporate clients? How can Web 3.0 technologies like blockchain and NFTs be used to integrate services and better exchange value?

Speakers

Khalifa Al Shamsi

CEO

United Arab Emirates

E&Life

13:00 - 14:00

13:00 – 13:45
45 Minutes
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Leveraging Embedded Insurance: Value Bridging Between Consumer Products & Insurance

An overview of the state of innovation in the retail insurance world. Will innovative technologies be able to bridge the gap between delivering new features and customer value without disrupting one of the most traditional sectors? How can the human touch be maintained as AI takes hold and how can automating digital sales and claims better optimize the experience of the insurance client?

Speakers

Peter Englund

Senior Executive Officer, Head of Commercial Insurance, Middle East

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Paul McLeod

COO,

Emirates Insurance Company

Walid Daniel Dib

CEO

Hala Insurance

Gilbert Ohana

Co-founder and Managing Partner

FinTLV Ventures

13:45 – 14:30
45 Minutes
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

The Customer is the King - Providing a Tailored Experience Across the Customer Journey

What can be gained by integrating customer journey technologies in financial product offerings and how can this be done? This discussion looks at why offering variety of online payment methods in Ecommerce is crucial for merchants’ growth. What are the key strategies to enhance the payment experience and reduce basket abandonment by implementing solutions in digital commerce with a focus on mobile, personalization and security.

Speakers

Amit Sharma

Project Manager

LYOPAY

Esraa Gamal

COO

Telr

Kartik Taneja

Chairman of the Board

NeoPay mashreq

Sailesh Malhotra

General Manager (GCC)

United Arab Emirates

geidea

Ngozi Megwa

SVP – Digital Partnerships (MEA),

Mastercard

Sabinije von Gaffke

Catalyst, Moderator, Speaker, TV Host, Head of Sustainability and Global Partnerships

"Planet IX/Nibiru Studios & The Planet Nine Foundation"

Sweden

14:00 - 15:00

14:30 – 15:20
50 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

Fintech Saudi Arabia: Lid off to Lift-Off

The liberalisation of Saudi Arabia's economy is creating exciting opportunities. Explore how Saudi Arabia is using fintech to deliver on its Vision 2030 objectives, what this means in practice, the implications for the region on regulatory harmonisation following the Kingdom's launch of open banking, and the impact on innovation and investment. How can investors, innovators and financial services organisations across the wider MENA and South Asia region get a piece of the action?

Speakers

Simon Hardie

CEO & Founder,

Findexable

Grant Niven

Head of Group Digital

Banque Saudi Fransi

Abdulla Al Furaijhi

Chief Digital Officer

Al Rajhi Bank

Nosaibah Alrajhi

CEO/ Founder

United Arab Emirates

Forus

Sultan Alonazi

Managing Director

tap payment

Renier Lemmens

Group CEO

geidea

Nayef Alabdulwahed

Director, Regulatory Policy Development

Capital Market Authority

15:00 - 16:00

15:20 – 16:00
40 Minutes
Paid
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

RegTech: Aligning Tech and Compliance for Maximum Operational Impact

Implementing a RegTech strategy to deliver on the full potential of potential cost savings through streamlining AML & KYC for efficiency improvement and impact on the value chain . 

Speakers

Ahmad Jamal

Head of Sales - MENA Region

United Arab Emirates

Shufti Pro

Alex DeVries

Founder

Digiconomist

Michal Gromek

Co-chair ,Digital Action Task Force

Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime

16:00 - 17:00

16:00 – 16:30
30 Minutes
Paid
  • Fintech Surge
  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

End of Day 1

11:00 - 12:00

11:00 – 11:30
30 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

Fireside Chat: Founder's Story: How Rapyd Turned A Startup Idea Into A Global Decacorn

Speakers

Arik Shtilman​

Co-Founder & CEO 

RAPYD

11:30 – 11:45
15 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

Fireside Chat: Cashless Future: Digital Currency and Payments

Speakers

Renier Lemmens

Group CEO

geidea

11:45 – 12:30
45 Minutes
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

Panel: Payment Innovation: Open Banking Empowering Consumers and eCommerce

How banks, technological providers, start-ups and governments can connect their data in a secure and convenient way to benefit the consumer and streamline cross-border clearing and remittance processes. 

Speakers

Lochan Sim

Head of Product Offering

Checkout ,Payoneer

Soliman Aldukhil

Group VP

Tap Payments

Yoav Soffer

Project Manager

CBDC, Bank of Israel

Evan Kaldelis

CEO

Mena ,3S Money

Nameer Khan

Founder

MENA FINTECH ASSOCIATIONMENA

Eyal Gilad

Regional Vice President- Europe

Amdocs

12:00 - 13:00

12:30 – 12:45
15 Minutes
Paid
  • Fintech Surge
  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

Collaboration of Business and Government for a Prosperous Crypto Future in the Ukraine

Speakers

Yulia Parkhomenko

Director - Digital Economy Directorate,

Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

12:45 – 13:30
45 Minutes
Paid
  • Fintech Surge
  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

DeFi & Digital Currencies: The Challenges for Regulators, Opportunities for Banks and Value for Consumers

A deep dive into the concepts and technologies of Distributed Finance, one of the most rule-defying topics in the financial innovation world. A regulatory, economic and technological look at how digital currencies has transformed the fintech landscape in the past years.

Speakers

Xi Chen

Associate Professor - Stern School of Business

United States of America

New York University

Yoav Soffer

Project Manager

CBDC, Bank of Israel

Stephane REVERRE

Founder

SUN Tsu Lab

Sourabh Kumar

CEO

World Crypto Council

Christian Borel

Senior Executive Officer

Seba Bank

Saqr Ereiqat

Founder

Crypto Oasis

13:00 - 14:00

13:30 – 14:00
30 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

Enabling Fintech Innovation through Investment and Incubation

Investors and entrepreneurs analyse the market demands vs the technological opportunities that will shape the financial world over the next decade. 

Speakers

Gilbert Ohana

Co-founder and Managing Partner

FinTLV Ventures

Alan Vaksman

Managing partner & Founder

Digital Horizon VC

Adrian Bialonczyk

Founder and CEO

Kwantx

14:00 - 15:00

14:00 – 14:30
30 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

AI and ML: Has it reached its potential, did we get all from it or is there more to come? [Tech/CTO panel]

Artificial Intelligence is the next big leap in human development in the coming decades. How will it affect the financial world and what new capabilities will it bring to the consumer?

Speakers

Abe Seksek

COO and Chief of people

Rainmaking Mena

Vivek Zakarde

Leader- Data Services

IKS Health

Anil Marc Sethi

CEO

Creed & Bear

Engr Dr. Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat

Dep Governor of Lagos, Nigeria

14:30 – 14:45
15 Minutes
Paid
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

The Relationship between Fintech, Health & Longevity

Speakers

Dr Ira Sobel

Founder & CEO

Fintech 4Longevity

14:45 – 15:30
45 Minutes
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

Financial Innovation for the Future of Aging and Longevity

We are living longer and the pressures to finance late life living is increasing. What tools can start-ups offer, what services can financial institutions provide and what regulations can governments enact in servicing the most rapidly growing age group in the 21st century?

Speakers

Dr Ira Sobel

Founder & CEO

Fintech 4Longevity

Nizam Uddin OBE

Chief Strategy Officer

Algbra

Prof Francis Davis

Professorial Fellow

Oxford Institute on Population Ageing - University of Oxford

Alexandra Topalian

Host

Fintech Surge

15:00 - 16:00

15:30 – 16:00
30 Minutes
Paid
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

Panel: The Omnichannel Way: Paving a New Path for eCommerce

Speakers

Oliver Lange

Head of H&M Beyond,

H&M

Jonathan Chippindale

Founder & CEO,

Holition

Lisa Chatterton

Business Manager,

London College of Fashion

Omokehinde Adebanjo

Senior Vice President, Merchants and Commerce

Mastercard

16:00 - 17:00

16:00 – 16:30
30 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

End of Day 3

11:00 - 12:00

11:00 – 11:15
15 Minutes
Paid
  • Fintech Surge
  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

Fireside Chat: Powering Ecommerce with Fintech and Logistics

11:15 – 11:30
15 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

KEYNOTE: Fashionable Fintech with the Human Touch

Speakers

Ranjith K Shyamaladas

Founder & CEO

bio-idz

11:30 – 12:00
30 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

Security and Privacy - Ensuring the right balance between Security, Data Privacy and Compliance

A behind-the-scenes look at the technological challenges in sharing data - identity theft, money laundering and black-hat hacking. What can be done and how are we doing that?

Speakers

Robson Albuquerque

R&D Cyber Security Specialist

Nubank

Angus McCormick

Managing Partner

Settlenmint

Ranjith K Shyamaladas

Founder & CEO

bio-idz

Julian Sauer

, Business Architect for Blockchain

DGC

12:00 - 13:00

12:00 – 12:30
30 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

BNPL, Point-of-Sale (POS) Financing and the Future of Credit Cards

Is there a shifting balance of power in the market for consumer credit? Fintechs like Klarna and TechFins like Apple are going head-to-head in the BNPL space on global scale. Payment processors, banks and credit card companies, where do they stand? Who will join forces and what will it take to win in the years ahead.

Speakers

Esraa Gamal

COO

Telr

Kokila Alagh

Founder

KARM Legal Consultants

Gaurang Shah

Executive Vice President, Product & Engineering

EEMEA

Paul Carey

Executive Vice President – Cards & Payments

Al-Futtaim

12:30 – 13:00
30 Minutes
Paid
  • Fintech Surge
  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

Mobile Drives the Financial Next Digital Universe

For the Financial Services Industry, the Next Digital Universe will be characterized by customers interacting with intelligent services through Mobile applications using the concept of SuperApp. This talk will discuss the drivers for that transformation, the key capabilities and the benefits for both FSI companies and their customers.

Speakers

Ronald Raffensperger

Senior Transformation Expert

China

Financial Industry, Huawei

13:00 - 14:00

13:00 – 13:30
30 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

Panel: Bank and Fintech Collaboration - Consolidating financial services for a seamless and more engaging CX

Is bigger always better? Can competitors also be partners? Banks, tech providers and entrepreneurs discuss synergies, differentiation and go-to market strategies trying to formulate the rules to achieve the goal of better servicing the customer of today

Speakers

Olivier Crespin

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Zand

Imane Elmajdoubi

Director-Financial Services Industry

Microsoft

Nameer Khan

Founder

MENA FINTECH ASSOCIATIONMENA

13:30 – 14:00
30 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

Proptech: A Benefit, Burden or Distraction to the Business of Real Estate?

Old meets new. How can technology disrupt one of the oldest financial domains and improve it and become more ubiquitous and  accessible to all?

Speakers

Faisal Zaidi

Managing Partner,

Crypto Oasis (Metaverse Collection)

Ana Monteiro

General Manager

Huspy | Stanford LEAD candidate

Tanvir Shah

Managing Director

The Partnerships Advisory

Mohamad Kaswani

Managing Director - Mortgage FinderManaging Director | Mortgage Finder

Property Finder

Rus Kolinko

Co founder and Managing PartnerCo founder and Managing Partner

hometree

Lynnette Sacchetto

Director Data & Digital Transformation

Allsopp & Allsopp Group

14:00 - 15:00

14:00 – 14:30
30 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Fintech
  • Zabeel Hall 5

Fintech 2030: What's next? A Look at Everything that's Not Being Talked About

What will the financial future look like? What are the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls in the coming years?

Speakers

Andrew Mortimer

General Manager (UAE)

Barclays

14:30 – 15:00
30 Minutes
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  • Zabeel Hall 5

END OF DAY 4