Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has scheduled a Fintech conference to engage Fintech thought leaders, financial regulators and platforms at the upcoming FinTech Abu Dhabi in October 2017. The event highlights the growing interest in the potential for innovative finance in the Middle East Region.
Abu Dhabi is home to one of the worlds largest sovereign wealth funds and is a vibrant global center for business and finance that connects the growing economies of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
Taking place between 22 and 23 October 2017, the conference will feature several regional and international industry-leading experts and entrepreneurs including:
- Fadi Ghandour, Executive Chairman, Wamda Capital;
- Elizabeth Lumley, Global Fintech Commentator;
- Ambareen Musa, Founder, Souqalmal.com;
- Clive Cooke, Managing Director, R3;
- Matteo Rizzi, Fintech investor
- Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
- Yobie Benjamin, co-founder & CTO of Token
- and more.
Ghandour will also participate as a panelist on “Transforming the MENA Region into an International Innovation Hub”, a goal for many countries around the world.
UK based Lumley, described as “The Godmother of Fintech,” has spent over 20 years working in the financial technology space. Lumley will be participating in the international panel on “Thriving Ecosystems: Global FinTech Update,” which tackles how to create an ecosystems that fosters Fintech innovation.
Earlier this month ADGM shared that they had received 166 Applications from 39 Different Countries for FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge – a respectable turn out.