12 August 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE

BRINGING GLOBAL FINTECH & FINANCIAL LEADERS TO ABU DHABI - FINTECH ABU DHABI 2018 IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Bringing together global and local thought-leaders, investors and practitioners to showcase latest innovations and use-cases

16th September is Bootcamp Day for FinTech firms and 17th September is the official Summit

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the award-winning international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, today announced that its second edition of the FinTech Abu Dhabi Summit is open for registration. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the much anticipated FinTech Abu Dhabi Summit will be held at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel, Abu Dhabi on 17th September 2018. 

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Building on the success of the 2017 inaugural event that attracted close to 3000 local and global registrations, the 2018 event will comprise two full days of world-class exciting activities with world-class speakers, designed to unite the FinTech community and support the growth of financial services industry in Abu Dhabi and the MENA region.  The event is exclusively organised and curated by ADGM.

Richard Teng, CEO of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of ADGM, said, “Innovation, including FinTech and digital transformation, is part of ADGM’s DNA. It influences and shapes our service offerings and regulatory framework. As an ecosystem developer, we aim to support Abu Dhabi’s leading position as the FinTech hub and nexus for the MENA area.”

He continued: “This year’s Summit will focus on innovation adoption where our corporate partners will work closely with FinTech firms to create deployable solutions that will transform the financial services landscape. The Summit provides a compelling and unique platform where regional regulators come together to jointly review and address key issues affecting the market. Financial services providers and innovators can explore and introduce transformational changes, enabling them to re-engineer their business models. It looks at how financial institutions and innovators can harness regulations and infrastructures to develop new customer propositions. We look forward to supporting innovation in the local and global community to create sustainable growth.”

For FinTech start-ups, ADGM has specially tailored a brand new addition segment - the FinTech Abu Dhabi Bootcamp Day on 16th September featuring FinTech innovators from ADGM RegLab, the world’s largest start-up accelerator Plug-and-Play, and KPMG Digital Village team, to showcase game-changing FinTech solutions that will address today’s business challenges. FinTech start-ups, investors, mentors and the financial community will have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas on Bootcamp Day.

For the official Summit day on 17th September 2018, local and global FinTech experts, regulators, financial leaders, investors and innovators will gather to deep-dive into trending topics and business issues that will shape the digital economy of the future.  Participants will also find out the results of the Innovation Challenge – Adoption by corporate champions and their FinTech firms.

The 2018 edition is set to immerse participants in the MENA FinTech ecosystem, providing them with an opportunity to collaborate and network, enhance product offerings with innovative FinTech solutions, share real use-cases and exchange knowledge, as well as build new partnerships.

Speaker for the Summit include Mr Munish Varma (Partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers), Mr. Peter Trainor (Co-Founder of Us Ai), Ms Gulru Atak (Head of Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions Innovation Lab in Dublin), Ms Ghela Boskovich (Founder of FemTechGlobal), Mr Sagar Sarbhai (Head of Regulatory Relations of Ripple), Nikhil Kumar (Fellow and Head of Developer Ecosystem - India Stack), Ms Mei Gao (Partner of IDG Capital), representatives from global regulatory authorities, RAKBank, Plug and Play, KPMG Digital Village, to name a few.

For more information and to register your participation, please visit FinTech Abu Dhabi website at www.fintechabudhabi.com

About FinTech Abu Dhabi 2018

Bringing together global and local financial institutions, FinTech start-ups, investors, regulatory agencies and the business community to network,  collaborate  and  exchange  expertise  and knowledge in FinTech developments in Abu Dhabi, the wider MENA region and internationally. For more details of the ADGM’s FinTech Abu Dhabi event, visit www.fintechabudhabi.com to register interest and follow us on @FinTechAD, #FinTechAD and #InnovationChallengeAD

About Abu Dhabi Global Market

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial centre (IFC) located in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, opened for business on 21 October 2015.  Established by UAE Federal Decree as a broad-based financial centre, ADGM augments Abu Dhabi’s position as a global hub for business and finance and serves as a strategic link between the growing economies of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia and the rest of the world.

ADGM’s strategy is anchored by Abu Dhabi’s key strengths including private banking, wealth management, asset management and financial innovation. Comprising three independent authorities: ADGM Courts, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority and the Registration Authority, ADGM as IFC governs the Al Maryah Island which is a designated financial free zone. It enables registered financial institutions, companies and entities to operate, innovate and success within an international regulatory framework based on Common Law.   Since its inception, ADGM has been awarded the “Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)” for two consecutive years for its initiatives and contributions to the financial and capital markets industry in the region.* 

For more details of ADGM, please visit www.adgm.com or follow us on Twitter: @adglobalmarket @FinTechAD, #FinTechAD and Linkedin: ADGM

* Source: The Global Investor Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Awards

For media enquiries, please contact markettiers MENA on behalf of FinTech Abu Dhabi:

Rachel Lewis, markettiers MENA

Email: fintech@markettiers.com,Telephone: +971 (0)4 369 2769

Cheryl King, markettiers MENA

Email: fintech@markettiers.com,Telephone: +971 (0)4 369 2709