Manama, Bahrain: –Bahrain FinTech Bay will host  “OpenX 2020” an Open Banking conference held under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain. The conference will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel, Bahrain Bay on Thursday, February 27th from 8:00am - 3:30pm. The conference will host 25+ speakers, and aims to attract over 300 delegates and will cover pertinent topics such as regulations, monetization of open banking, APIs and data protection.

The platform will bring together leaders and innovators from top banks, payments, FinTech and big Tech companies to discuss the latest insights in Open Banking technologies and trends. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet potential clients, partners and suppliers. In addition, the platform will host networking sessions creating an environment to connect with peers and discuss crucial topics.

The agenda includes keynote speeches and various panels highlighting the emergence of a new regulatory banking landscape, the global perspective and adoption of open banking, Open Banking in Practice, and more. The panels will address several points such as how to maximize the strategic opportunities of open banking: new products, business models, and services, differentiating in an increasingly competitive market, with new, non-financial players, mitigating against the potential vulnerabilities of opening up access, and more. Additionally, successful case studies on building and using APIs at scale will be shared.

CEO of Bahrain FinTech Bay, Khalid Saad stated “As part of its continued efforts to develop world class and forward-looking FinTech regulations, Bahrain has become the first country in the Middle East to embrace Open Banking at a national level. Open Banking is transforming the way financial institutions operate and interact with their customers. OpenX aims to be the platform that brings together different stakeholders to shed light on this new paradigm and explore collaborative opportunities.

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About Bahrain FinTech Bay

Bahrain FinTech Bay (“BFB”) Bahrain FinTech Bay (“BFB”) is the leading FinTech Hub in MiddleEast, located conveniently in the Arcapita Building, Bahrain. Bahrain FinTech Bay provides a physical hub to incubate insightful, scalable and impactful FinTech initiatives through innovation labs, acceleration programmes, curated activities, educational opportunities and collaborative platforms. Bahrain FinTechBay partners with governmental bodies, financial institutions, corporates, consultancy firms, universities, associations, media agencies, venture capital and FinTech startups to bring the full spectrum of financial market participants and stakeholders together.

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About FinTech Consortium (“FTC”)

The FinTech Consortium is a fintech Incubator and Ecosystem Builder that aims to further the development, interaction and acceleration of fintech ecosystems. We foster synergies among market players, including government bodies, financial institutions, corporates, investors and innovators, who believe that technology can bring added value to the financial industry. Through our FinTech incubation platform, we offer corporate incubation, research lab and venture acceleration as well as provide access to analytical tools and FinTech related resources. We believe that FinTech is a crucial infrastructure layer to strengthen financial services.

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