Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The ninth edition of the Middle East Banking Innovation Summit, organized by Exoptrade Global will begin in less than a month. To be held on 3rd and 4th September 2019 at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, the two-day conference will witness over 45 of the world’s and the region’s notable bankers and fintech experts presenting on impact of technology and innovation in the banking industry.

David Bolocan, Executive Director for Retail and Wealth Deposits and Consumer Segments, BBVA Compass – USA; Johnson Poh, Executive Director & Head Enterprise Artificial Intelligence, United Overseas Bank – Singapore; Stephane Malrait, Global Head of Market Structure and Innovation for Financial Markets, ING Bank – London and Morteza Mahjour, Former Group CIO, Lloyds Banking Group and Former Group CIOO, Royal Bank of Canada will deliver presentations on topics such as profitable & unprofitable customer growth, getting ready for artificial intelligence (AI) & machine learning in the banking & financial services industry, adopting a collaborative approach towards fintechs – opportunities & challenges and enabling banks to thrive in a world of disruption respectively.

Across two days, the program agenda will feature over 20 sessions, including 5 panel discussions on topics pertaining to the future of corporate banking, retail banking, power of personalization, data-driven digital transformation and using the next wave of digitalization to mitigate missing out on the unexplored market.

The two day conference will host over 450 senior bankers from across the GCC region. Leading GCC banking experts such as Richard Hicks, Chief Marketing Officer, National Bank of Bahrain, Ali Alomran, CIO, Arab National Bank, Kolood Algofaily, Regional Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, SABB, Ross Mcnaughton, Head of Group Information Security, Ahli United Bank, Leen Al-Atassi, Head of Innovation, CEO Office, Oman Arab Bank, Murtadha Jawad Al Lawati, AGM Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications, Alizz Islamic Bank, P.S Suresh, Head of IT Architecture & Strategy, Bank Muscat and Shino Thomas, CIO & Head of PMO & Tech Transformation, National Bank of Oman will be participating as panelists.

The event has the support of over 35 leading solution providers with IBM as the lead sponsor, Comarch as the platinum sponsor and Canon as the titanium sponsor, along with many others banking technology focused companies will be showcasing its latest technological solutions designed to make banking simpler.

More information on the event 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
Tel: +9714-4542135

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