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Breakfast Buzz: Emirates NBD API Sandbox – DIFC FinTech Hive Kick-Off

Emirates NBD API Sandbox – DIFC FinTech Hive Kick-Off

Breakfast Buzz, hosted by DIFC FinTech Hive, creates a monthly forum that stimulates and encourages discussions on the latest FinTech trends and developments. If you want to be kept well-informed, enlightened and up-to-speed on what’s new in the world of financial technology, join us in hearing insights from industry leaders and share your views with members from our ecosystem.

The eleventh edition of Breakfast Buzz, brought to you in partnership with Emirates NBD, will introduce Emirates NBD's API Sandbox to all FinTechs at DIFC FinTech Hive to develop prototypes. The FinTechs who build effective, working prototypes/ demos using the APIs, within the given time frame, will get the opportunity to present to senior Emirates NBD leaders and will also receive a co-branded certificate acknowledging their participation and capabilities.

Join us at the session to learn more about:
  • Introduction and technical features of the API Sandbox
  • List of APIs available and use cases
  • Launch and explanation of the operating model for all FinTechs at DIFC FinTech Hive



  • 08:30 Registration & Coffee
  • 09:00 Welcome & Introduction - by Raja Al Mazrouei, Executive Vice President at FinTech Hive
  • 09:05 An Intro to the Emirates NBD FinTech Engagement Model - by Gorkem Cokcetin, Vice President, Head of FinTech Engagement at ENBD
  • 09:15 A Sneak Peak into the API Sandbox - by Afzal Ibrahim, Vice President, Research & Development at ENBD
  • 09:45 Q&A Panel
  • 10:00 Networking
  • 10:30 End


We look forward to seeing you there!
Emirates NBD is a leading banking Group in the region. As at 31st December 2018, total assets were AED 500.3 Billion, (equivalent to approx. USD 136 Billion). The Group has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry, with over 90 per cent of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The bank was declared the Most Innovative Financial Services Organization of the Year at the 2017 BAI Global Innovation Awards.
The bank currently has 230 branches and 1069 ATMs and SDMs in the UAE and overseas and a large social media following, being the only bank in the Middle East ranked among the top 20 in the ‘Power 100 Social Media Rankings’, compiled by The Financial Brand. It is a major player in the UAE corporate and retail banking arena and has strong Islamic Banking, Global Markets & Treasury, Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Brokerage operations.
The Group has operations in the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and representative offices in China and Indonesia.
Emirates NBD Group is an Official Premier Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai. For more information, please visit: