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Dubai FinTech Summit to take place on May 6

DUBAI, 26 days ago

Dubai will host the second edition of Dubai FinTech Summit from May 6-7 at Madinat Jumeirah, bringing together 8,000 decision-makers, over 300 thought leaders and more than 200 exhibitors to discuss the latest innovations and challenges, and showcase cutting-edge technologies, a report said.

Organised by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the summit will take place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and President of DIFC, Emirates News Agency, WAM, said.

With an impressive line-up of distinguished local and international speakers, the Dubai FinTech Summit will host a series of panel discussions and fireside chats. More than 20 governors of financial institutions will attend the summit this year.

Mohammad Alblooshi, CEO at DIFC Innovation Hub, said: “Nearly 60% of all FinTech companies in the GCC are currently based in Dubai. With the industry growing at an unprecedented rate, it is crucial for stakeholders to gather and discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

“The Dubai FinTech Summit will bring together the most prominent figures in the industry, with an agenda that is aimed at driving innovation, inclusivity, and growth for all.”

A key highlight of the Dubai FinTech Summit will be the Grand Finale of the FinTech World Cup (FWC). The champions of the FinTech World Cup will be announced on Day 2 of the summit with the winners securing an investment of up to $1 million.

The competition is a growth-enabling initiative by DFS designed to encourage cross-border collaboration and stellar innovation, pivotal to transforming the global FinTech sector.

In line with the D33 Agenda to position Dubai as one of the top four global financial hubs by 2033, the 2nd edition of the Dubai FinTech Summit is designed to encourage cross-border collaboration and innovation, pivotal to transforming the global FinTech sector.

It presents a unique opportunity to explore emerging FinTech trends and their potential to drive financial progress in the MEASA region.

The global FinTech sector is rapidly growing and is predicted to be valued at $608 billion globally by 2029, according to Mordor Intelligence, a market intelligence and advisory firm.

Bucking the downward global market trend, the MENA FinTech market is expected to register a CAGR of over 8% during the period 2024 to 2029.

Dubai FinTech Summit will offer a platform for start-ups, investors and industry leaders to connect and capitalise on the growing FinTech market in the region and beyond.

The MENA region’s FinTech start-up and venture capital landscape is booming, with over 800 FinTech start-ups worth $15.5 billion, according to data by dealroom.co.

Reflecting the ongoing transformation in the financial sector driven by Innovation, Inclusion, and Impact, the key themes this year will be Finance Renaissance, Ecofinance and Impact, Investment Vanguard, Regulatory Frameworks, Global Financial Dynamics and FinTech 2.0.

The inaugural Dubai FinTech Summit attracted over 5,000 C-suite leaders from over 90 countries including north of 1,000 investors and more than 150 speakers. Over 20 memoranda of understanding were signed with global financial leaders during the Summit.

 




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