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Dubai Continues to Grow as a Fintech Hub, as DIFC holds Fintech Event on 28th of June, 2022

(Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 June 2022) : As Dubai continues to grow as a fintech hub, The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is hosting its first Fintech Week on June 28th and 29th, 2022. This event will be held at Ritz Carlton DIFC, and will host the region’s top players in the fintech sector. 

DIFC Fintech week expects over 1,000 attendees, which will include top players of the industries including innovators, leading investment firms, policymakers, banks, and service providers. 

The CEO of DIFC Authority, Arif Amiri, expressed his expectations of the event: 

“We have been defining the region’s financial technology market for several years and hosting the DIFC FinTech Week reflects our commitment to accelerate the next phase of its growth. DIFC FinTech Week provides the ideal platform for influential contributors from the sector to come together and drive ideas forward to help accelerate growth and innovation. Clients in DIFC’s ecosystem have and will continue to lead digital innovation, ranging from the metaverse to embedded finance through to environment, sustainability and governance (ESG) initiatives. DIFC will continue to provide the best environment to help them shape the ‘Future of Finance’.”

The highlight of the event will include more than 40 keynote speakers, panel discussions, product showcases, and enterprise use-case presentations to highlight the next-gen technology solutions. The focus of DIFC Fintech week will be on 10 key themes which include, Web 3.0, metaverse, NFTs, crypto, blockchain, payments, embedded finance, open banking, regtech and ESG.

A few confirmed keynote speakers include Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, Rene Michau, global head of Digital Assets at Standard Chartered, Arshad Ghafur, president of Bank of America MENA, Henri Arslanian, managing partner at Nine Blocks Capital Management, Dr Bernd Van Linder, CEO of Commercial Bank of Dubai, and Navin Gupta, MD, South Asia and MENA, at Ripple.

The summit will be an excellent opportunity to connect, learn and grow with the innovators in the industry and witness the future unfolding right in front of your eyes. 

About DIFC Fintech Week

DIFC Fintech Week is a thought-leadership-driven and business-focused summit that engages with the latest trends, challenges and technology developments in the Middle East’s financial service sector. The summit sets the standard for financial innovation by connecting global experts and startups to create an environment where innovation flourishes. To learn more about DIFC Fintech Week, visit https://difcfintechweek.com/.

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