Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Fintech is definitely more than just a buzzword. Banks in the region have adopted digital technologies to introduce concepts such as WhatsApp chat banking, cardless cash withdrawal, contactless payment solutions, and smart branches, to name a few. At the 9th edition of the Middle East Banking Innovation Summit, being held on 3rd and 4th September 2019 at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai, industry experts from the GCC region and from other parts of the world will discuss the banking trends and challenges witnessed in this region, fintech developments, market readiness, and the opportunities that can be key drivers for growth.

Organized by Expotrade Middle East, the two-day program agenda will cover more than 20 sessions, including five panel discussions; topics on the future of biometrics, digital wallets & real-time payments, the impact of blockchain in banks, cyber-security measures to mitigate risk, and how artificial intelligence (AI) & machine learning is disrupting the BFSI sector will be some of the key topics that will be addressed by leading international and regional banking experts.

Across two days, more than 40 banking experts will deliver keynote presentations, case study sessions and participate in panel discussions. Some of the early confirmed speakers include Mark Diamond, CIO, Al Rajhi Bank – KSA; Vikram Krishna, Executive Vice President, Head of Group Marketing & Customer Experience, Emirates NBD; Ali Alomran, CIO, Arab National Bank – KSA; Shino Thomas, CIO & Head of PMO & Tech Transformation, National Bank of Oman; Sanjeev Mulay, CIO, First Abu Dhabi Bank; Ross Mcnaughton, Head of Group Information Security, Ahli United Bank – Bahrain; Arup Ganguli, Head of MNC Banking, RAKBANK and Sridhar Iyer, Head of Mashreq Neo (Digital Bank) and Marketing, Mashreq Bank, amongst others.

The Middle East Banking Innovation Summit remains the largest banking technology conference in the region, bringing together over 450 senior banking professionals from across the GCC region to engage in discussions and learn from the industry leaders on the future of the banking industry in this region. More information on the 9th Annual Middle East Banking Innovation Summit is now available at 


About Expotrade 

Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 15 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar.

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Expotrade Middle East FZ-LLC
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