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FinTech R/Evolution and DIFC

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is pleased to invite you to participate in a breakfast briefing to find out more about the FinTech R/Evolution and DIFC. Discussions will focus on updates relating to the FinTech Hive at DIFC which is the first Fintech Accelerator in the Middle East, Africa & South Asia, and the latest DFSA regulations including innovation testing licenses. It is also an opportunity to hear from industry experts about why FinTech is important to them, as well as gain an understanding of how DIFC based FinTech companies are operating.

Event Objective

The role of the event is to showcase FinTech activities already taking place in the DIFC, and the role of FinTech Hive at DIFC in amplifying these initiatives within the Centre.

Event Agenda

Welcome Address: FinTech and the DIFC
Raja Al Mazrouei, Acting Executive Vice President, FinTech Hive at DIFC

Keynote Address: Regulations and FinTech: Innovation Testing License
Peter Smith, Managing Director, Head of Policy and Strategy, Dubai Financial Services Authority

Panel Discussion: What the rise of FinTech means for banks and financial firms, moderated by Mirna Sleiman, Strategic Advisor, Union of Arab Banks.

  • Amandeep Sandhu, Senior Vice President and head of customer franchise management, Citi Bank
  • Paul Boots, Partner, Osprey Advisory
  • Peter Tavener, Chief Finance Officer & Chief Operation Officer, Beehive
  • Sara Grinstead, Director, Innovations, RAK Bank
  • Xavi Anglada, Chief Executive Officer, Cash Credit