In forty days, the Third Middle East & Africa Fintech Forum will bring together an unparalleled line up of speakers, innovators and entrepreneurs to guide you through the FinTech revolution. 

2019 will see technology transform the banking sector in the Middle East and Africa. Next-generation FinTech such as A.I. and neo-banking will empower individuals and communities like never before. The Forum will show you how. 

With world-class experts and pioneers including Ayesha Khanna, Anthony Thomson, Brett King, Dan Cobley and Henri Arslanian leading discussions around future trends, empowerment and financial inclusion, the Forum will be a milestone in how banks, regulators and financial institutions can adapt and thrive in the new digital landscape. 

Commenting of this year’s Forum, ABC Bank’s Deputy Group CEO and AFS Chairman, Mr. Sael Al Waary, said:

“Across the region, banks and other financial institutions are facing enormous disruption from technology. But change should be embraced, not feared. Technology will revolutionize the way we do business. More importantly, it will empower people across the region, and be a force for true inclusion. This Forum will show us how.”

Notes to editors:

Under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain, and hosted by ABC Bank and AFS (Arab Financial Services), the Third Middle East and Africa FinTech Forum 2019 is an invitation- only event, exclusive for business leaders, FinTech experts, policy makers, regulators, representatives of the investor community and those in the Finance and Technology fields to discuss a wide range of issues related to the future of banking. 

It will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Manama, Bahrain on 20th February – 21st February 2019. 

Limited media accreditation is still available. If you would like to attend, please email