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Breakfast Buzz: From Marketplaces to Market Networks

From Marketplaces to Market Networks: Perspectives from Complex Industries

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 seventeenth edition of Breakfast Buzz, brought to you in partnership with IE Business School, will explore the new typologies of marketplaces that can help industries such as construction, health, the car industry etc, to complete their path to digitization.

The session will be delivered by Jerónimo Van Schendel, Director of Master in Business for Architecture and Design Program at IE University. Join us at the event to:

1. Understand how marketplace business models have emerged and evolved.

2. Understand how SaaS-enabled marketplaces (market networks) help complex industries to digitize some processes and some opportunity cases.

3. Discuss where digital trading is going, and how can small entrepreneurial projects navigate the context to leverage opportunities.


  • 08:30  Registration
  • 09:00  Welcome & Introduction - by Raja Al Mazrouei, EVP at FinTech Hive
  • 09:05  From Marketplaces to Market Networks – by Jerónimo Van Schendel
  • 09:45  Q&A
  • 10:00   Networking
  • 10:30   End
We look forward to seeing you there!