Where Finance + Technology Create Limitless Opportunities

10-13 OCTOBER 2022

DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

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CO-LOCATED WITH 7 SPECIALISED EVENTS

TAKING PLACE ALONGSIDE GITEX GLOBAL 2022

4 DAYS OF DISCUSSIONS

DIGITAL FINANCE SUMMIT

FINANCE SUMMIT

Join 1000+ international delegates & over 100 global speakers to debate on the future of finance in the MENA region

Global Fintech Strategy

Delve deeper in how to balance security, market integrity, growth, and innovation in your Fintech organisation.

Open Finance Forum

Take a look at how open finance and embedded finance will transform financial services for both consumers and businesses.

Redefining Financial Services

Learn about the trends and disruptions that will dictate the future of financial services.

CX Forum

CX Forum

Trends and strategies that will redefine customer experience and meet the expectations of today's more connected and discerning customer.

 
FROM OUR  LINEUP

POPULAR SPEAKERS

Amnah Ajmal
Executive Vice President, Market Development, EEMEA, Mastercard
Soliman Aldukhil
Group VP, Tap Payments
Khalil Alami
Founder and CEO, Telr
Recognised as “Best CEO for Banking Transformation in the UAE for 2021” by International Finance magazine
Ahmed Mohamed Al Naqbi
CEO, EDB
Fernando Morillo
Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head of Retail Banking, Mashreq Bank
Launching FintX - the Fintech Arm of Emirates Post Group
Ahmed Mohamed Al Awadi
Managing Director and CEO of FintX & Board Member, Emirates Post Group Company
Chris Voss
CEO & Author, Black Swan Group
Former roles include CEO of PayPal (EMEA), COO for Barclays International Retail and Commercial Banking and Board Member of Revolut
Renier Lemmens
Group CEO, Geidea
Leading e& life’s portfolio with Fintech and TV & multimedia (E-vision)
Khalifa Al Shamsi
CEO, e& life. Leading e& life’s portfolio with Fintech and TV & multimedia (E-vision)
Yashish Dahiya
Chairman & CEO, PB Fintech Limited (Policybazaar.com, Paisabazaar.com, Policybazaar.ae)
Rodrigo Santos Silva
Esraa Gamal
COO, Telr
Arik Shtilman
Rapyd CEO & Co-Founder, Rapyd
Ranjith K Shyamaladas
Dr. Ira Sobel
Founder & CEO, Fintech 4Longevity
Dr Nouran Youssef
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Arab Monetary Fund
Sultan Alonazi
MD, Saudi Arabia, Tap Payments
Muaiyad Abdullah Al Fallaj
CEO & Co-Founder, RASAN / Tameeni
Led Velas to be named as a Crypto Valley Top 23 Blockchain Firm and grown partnered with the world-renowned Scuderia Ferrari F1
Farkhad Shagulyamov
CEO, VELAS Network
Some highlights include designing digitally optimized products, servicing and portfolio managing digitally and experimenting with new lending form factors. He launched all major international and domestic wallets in payments
Kartik Taneja
Chairman of the Board – NeoPay, Mashreq
Muhammad Nana
Vice President, Fintech Partnerships, Eastern Europe Middle East & Africa MasterCard
Lennix Lai
Managing Director – Financial Market, OKX
Member of Fintech Saudi, a member of the IOSCO Fintech Task Force (FTF) and chair of Fintech AMERC
Nayef Alabdulwahed
Director of Regulatory Policy Development, Capital Market Authority (CMA)
Sailesh Malhotra
General Manager (GCC), Geidea
Former Technology Architect at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) who Developed Technology Architecture Repository that gives 360 view of the Bank’s IT Infrastructure and facilitated ease of decision making on new IT investment.
Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi
Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
Peter Englund
Senior Executive Officer, Head of Commercial Insurance, Middle East Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Tan Bin Ru
CEO (SEA), OneConnect
Mohammed Al Balooshi
FinTech Sector Head, DIFC
Hussein Mohammed Al Meeza
Vice Chairman - Al Salam Banks, Managing Director & CEO, Dubai Islamic Insurance and Reinsurance - AMAN
Nezar Alhaidar
Director, Fintech Saudi
Afzal Ibrahim
Head of Fintech and Emerging Tech, Emirates NBD
Bulit and launched the Cards and Payment business at ADIB to an annual turnover of $3bn, the Real Estate Finance Mortgage Portfolio to $ 2bn
Tanvir Shah
Managing Director The Partnerships Advisory
Khamis Buharoon Al Shamsi
Board Member & Vice Chairman, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Brian Yeoh
Head of Technology and Data Governance, Financial Technology & Innovation FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY AUTHORITY (ADGM)
Abdulla Al Furaijhi
Chief Digital Officer, Al Rajhi Bank
Roaa Shamlouli
Fintech Solution Advisor, Investera
GM of the Dubai headquartered proptech platform transforming the home buying journey in EMEA
Ana Monteiro
General Manager, Huspy
Andrew Mortimer
Managing Director, Country Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Middle East Barclays Plc.
Coordinating the Bank of Israel's work on the digital shekel
Yoav Soffer
Advisor to the Deputy Governor & CBDC Project Manager, Bank of Israel
Ahmad Alwazzan
Group EVP, Tap Payments
Beverly Rider
CEO, Portfolio T Chief Commercial Officer, Tonomus
Oversees risks across all financial institutions operating in the (DIFC) with special focus on Banking and Insurance institutions
Mohamad El Khalil, Director
Head of Prudential Supervision, Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA)
Formerly with AIG in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Melbourne and Dubai
Paul McLeod
COO, Emirates Insurance Company
heads the Compliance & AML Department across its multiple businesses and platforms and implements her above-mentioned expertise in scaling the business from a regulated and licensed approach.
Solandia Jurdi
Head of Compliance & AML, LyoPay
Nosaibah Alrajhi
Founder and CEO, FORUS
David Shepherd
CAMS, CertPAY, Global Head of Strategy – Risk Intelligence, London Stock Exchange Group
Dr. Cédric Jeannot
CEO, Be Mobile Africa
Robson Albuquerque
R&D Cyber Security Specialist, Nubank (Brazil)
Lynette Abad
Director - Data & Digital Transformation, Allsopp & Allsopp Group
Omoke Adebanjo
Senior Vice President, Merchants & Commerce, EEMEA
Leads compliance and regulation across EMEA at Chainalysis, helping VASPs and financial institutions onboard digital asset services to their clients in a safe and complaint manner.
Amardeep Thandi
Director, Crypto Regulatory and Compliance Lead EMEA Chainalysis
Alexandra Topalian
Master of Ceremony, Interviewer & Moderator
Ida Kymmer
Director of Global Affairs, Journee
An active member of MENSA International´s High IQ Society, a certified Skipper and a Karate JKA Black Belt with an MBA from University of Oxford and a Master of Economics and Public Administration from the London School of Economics
Dr. Rolando Zubiran
Global Head of WEB 3 & Metaverse Services, RRD GO Creative
Ersoy Erkazanci
Dubai Correspondent, Bloomberg HT
Julian Sauer
Business Architect for Blockchain Deutsche Gesellschaft für Cybersicherheit
Stanford graduate and VC enabling the next generation of financial innovation in the Middle East
Hisham Al Falih
Founder & CEO, Lean Technologies
Ngozi Megwa
Senior Vice President, Digital Partners & Enablers, EEMEA, Mastercard
Michal Gromek
Co-chair, Digital Action Task Force, Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime
Has held senior positions in Marketing, Strategy, Sales and Development at Siemens, IBM and ROLM Telecommunications
Ronald Raffensperger
CTO - Digital Transformation,Financial Industry Business, Huawei Technologies
Mohammed AlKaff AlHashmi
Co-Founder, CBO, Executive Board member, Islamic Coin
Amit Sharma
Project Manager LyoPay
Award-winning chartered marketing professional, having won the best marketing initiative of the year at the CCAwards consecutively for the years 2015 and 2016.
Faisal Zaidi
Co-Founder & CMO Crypto Oasis
Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat
Deputy Governor, Lagos State, Nigeria
Adrian Bialonczyk
Founder & CEO, Kwantx
Vikram Pandya
Director FinTech SP Jain School of Global Management
Lochan Sim
Head of Product Offering – Checkout Payoneer
Grant Niven
Head of Group Digital, Banque Saudi Fransi
Akshata Namjoshi
Associate Partner, KARM
Prof Francis Davis
Professorial Fellow, Oxford University
Prabhakar Jayakumar
VP, Payoneer
Gilbert Ohana
Co-founder and Managing Partner FinTLV Ventures
Named TOP 100 CX leaders 2022, BFSI Innovation leader by VAR India, CIO of the year 2021, 2022 and Top 100 Transformation leader by Enterprise IT World
Rushikant Shastri
VP Technology, SBI (State Bank of India)
Nizam Uddin OBE
Chief Strategy Officer, Algbra
Mohamad Kaswani
Managing Director - Director Data & Digital Transformation, Mortgage Finder
Ian Evans
Managing Director – EMEA OneTrust
Vivek Zakarde
Leader- Data Services, IKS Health
Sardar Abubakr
SEVP/Chief Finance & Digital Officer, Mobilink Microfinance Bank
Walid Daniel Dib
CEO, Hala Insurance
Ahmad Jamal
Head of Sales - MENA Region, Shufti Pro
John Dourekas
Chief Business Development Officer, KITCO
Pradeep B
Associate Vice President, Novac Technology Solutions
Mahmoud Sulaiman
Director, Investera
17 years’ experience in Network Television, Radio, and moderating global events including the prestigious Brilliant Minds conference started by Spotify Founder & CEO Daniel Ek.
Sabinije von Gaffke
Moderator, Speaker & TV Host
Anuscha Iqbal
Co-Founder, Spotii, a ZipPay Company
Vladimir Tatarinov
CEO, Armenotech
Andrey Kuznetsov
Co-founder & CTO, Haqq association
Zuhursho Rahmatulloev
Co-Founder, Alif Bank
Alper Celen
Founding Partner, Enhance Ventures
Rus Kolinko
Co-founder & Managing Partner, Hometree
Research focused on Central Bank Digital Currencies, Digital Assets and Cryptocurrencies, Protocol Design and Privacy Protocols and Token Economics
Thamim Ahmed
Digital Asset Researcher, London School of Economics
Gaurang Shah
Executive Vice President, Product & Engineering - EEMEA, MasterCard
Olivier Crespin
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Zand
Naveen Sharma
Founder and CTO ZRIX
Alexander Hizikias
Founder & CEO, EQUB
Former researcher for global financial publishers including The Economist, Euromoney Institutional Investor and IFR
Simon Hardie
CEO, Findexable

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What People Say?

Testimonials

“We came to Fintech Surge to showcase the brand and build recognition in Dubai and the MENA region. The event was a great opportunity to do that. We have some substantial leads both from prospective clients who we can build platforms for, and also from vendors who offered their products as a solution to improve our efficiencies. We were excited to see our brand recognised by peers in Saudi Arabia and by other international brands.”

Islam Fakher
Operations Manager - Rasan

“Fintech Surge is establishing instant credibility as one of the leading technology events in the Middle East, bringing together the region’s best and brightest in the Fintech industry”

Alessandro Astone
MENA Sales Lead - Stripe

“We won the prize for the best fintech and then an option to meet an investor. This is a great opportunity for us and I’m very very happy to be here ”

Alex Zhukov
Business Development Manager Crassula, Latvia Fintech Category Winner

“Fintech Surge is an important event. It’s where a lot of Fintech players are and a lot of people who are interested in Fintech, who want to learn more about what is being served in the region.”

Khalil Alami
Telr

“This is the best place for investors and startups, the ecosystem of fintech will be there”

Miguel Landero
Increase2

“For Fintech Surge the investors, who are our customers and our audience will be there and we can offer our services”

Mahmoud Sulaiman
Moody’s

“I'm very much looking forward to coming to the Fintech Surge in October and doing the workshop to interact with the people in the UAE”

Dr. Xi Chen
NYU
SHOWREEL
FINTECH SURGE

Where Finance + Technology Create Limitless Opportunities

With a clear focus on embedded finance, customer experience and benchmarking global fintech strategies, the Middle East and North Africa’s unrivaled meeting place for global fintech leaders will see the financial industry’s biggest tech-revolutions in the fields of paytech, insurtech, regtech, wealth & asset management and digital banking presented by 100+ globally leading financial services companies and most disruptive startups. Over 100 path-breaking talks by global regulators, financial institutions and unicorns will redefine fintech strategies in the region. Targeted 1000+ startup meetings with tech buyers and investors will drive immediate business impact.

With fintech adoption rates in the Middle East growing year on year, adopting the right strategies and solutions increasing client satisfaction is crucial. Do not miss out to be part of a movement, happening at Fintech Surge, the premier hub for Fintech entrepreneurs, buyers, innovators, investors, regulators, and


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Visitor Profile
  • Banks & Financial Institutions
  • Assets & Wealth mgmt. Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Retail Companies
  • Regulators
  • BANKS & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
  • LAW FIRMS
  • ACCOUNTING & AUDITING FIRMS

UAE HAS POSITIONED ITSELF AS THE LARGEST HUB FOR FINTECH GROWTH IN THE REGION

UAE HAS POSITIONED
Fintech startups in the UAE scaled to a year-on-year record high in 2021
550%
growth of funding deployed into Fintech startup
56%
growth in number of Fintech startup deals closed
Fintech accounted for 21% of all VC deals and 31% of all venture capital deployed into startups
Dubai Crown Prince launched $100 million venture capital fund in 2022 to bolster startups and entrepreneurs
24%
of Fintechs in the region are based in the UAE
GROWING FINTECH INTEREST IN THE MIDDLE EAST

  • $3.45

    Billion

    Value of Fintech marketing in MENA by 2026

  • $999

    Million

    Value of Fintech Venture Investment funding in Q1 or 2022

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