Fintech Abu Dhabi, an annual gathering organized by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) – the international Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has announced the participation of eight separate Fintech unicorns for their upcoming event later this month.
Fintech Abu Dhabi has announced that; Kraken, Airwallex, Greensill, Transferwise, OakNorht, OneConnecct and Policybazaar will all be participating in the event.
Simultaneously, Fintech Abu Dhabi announced the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
Fintech Abu Dhabi said the participation of the Finetch unicorns “reinforces that Abu Dhabi is at the heart of the Fintech sector and the role that Abu Dhabi plays in the development and sustainable future of the Fintech and financial services economy in the UAE and wider Middle East and Africa region.”
Richard Teng, CEO, Financial Services Regulatory Authority of ADGM, commented on the participation of the prominent Fintech companies and the support of His Highness:
“We are very thankful for the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan of ADGM’s 3 rd edition of Fintech Abu Dhabi Festival. This is a significant recognition and testament of Abu Dhabi’s ongoing support and commitment to the growth of the startups and entrepreneurial sector in the UAE. As an International Financial Centre and FinTech enabler, ADGM recognises that Fintech has, and will continue to transform the financial services sector. We are excited that a strong lead of 8 global Fintech Unicorns C-suites will be present at Fintech Abu Dhabi. We look forward to these trail-blazers sharing their expertise and inspiring our Fintech startups and community with their experiences. ”
Fintech Abu Dhabi states that these Fintech unicorns have a shared purpose of supporting smaller firms. Small and medium-sized businesses make up 90% of all businesses in the overall Middle East and Africa and employ 50% of the private-sector labor force.
Daniel Seal, Founder and CEO of Unbound, an organizer of the event stated:
“It is fantastic to be able to confirm these speakers from each one of these amazing companies. This global perspective they will be able to share with those at the event really emphasises the notion that innovation and disruption can be found everywhere.”