About the FinTech Forum
Following the success of the 2018 edition, the MEA FinTech forum returns on the 21st February 2019.
Bringing to you an unparalleled line up of speakers, leaders, CEOs, innovators and entrepreneurs, the Third MEA FinTech Forum promises to be the most inclusive and innovative yet.
Hosted by the Central Bank of Bahrain and sponsored by ABC bank and AFS, the forum will present invited guests with a series of unparalleled, world-class experts and pioneers, governors and CEOs, leading discussions around future trends, empowerment and financial inclusion – the future of banking itself.
Banking is beyond disruption. The financial landscape is rapidly changing. Historically, traditional financial institutions have been slow to react to change. Today, there is little room for complacency. A failure to adapt to the future could mean the rapid decline of banks, supplanted by agile, digital-only start-ups.
Yet it’s not just the technology that’s evolving. People are changing too. The days of societal barriers to financial services, whether gender or wealth, are of the past. The development of micro-financing and cloud banking, open to anyone with a smart phone, is levelling the playing field.
FinTech is empowering individuals and breaking down barriers. Now is the time to find out how. To find out why …
AI and Fintech
How AI, Crypto and Open Banking are Changing Finance
The Radical Transformation of Banking
Micro Entrepreneurs in the New Age of Fintech: From Unbanked to Underbanked to Financial Acumen
HE Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj
Governor – Central Bank of Bahrain
Sael Al Waary
Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Bank ABC
Founder of Metro Bank, Financial Services Innovator
Dr. Pippa Malmgren
Former Chief Advisor to President Bush for Economic Policy and Financial Markets
Dr. Ayesha Khanna
Expert in Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities and FinTech
Focused on FinTech and crypto
Futurist, International Bestselling Author
FinTech Entrepreneur and former Managing Director of Google UK and Ireland
21st February 2019
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
About the FinTech Forum
Following the success of the 2018 edition, the MEA FinTech forum returns on the 21stFebruary 2019.
Bringing to you an unparalleled line up of speakers, leaders, CEOs, innovators and entrepreneurs, the Third MEA Fintech Forum promises to be the most inclusive and innovative yet.