Where Finance + Technology Create Limitless Opportunities

16 - 20 OCTOBER 2023

DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

NEXT
CO-LOCATED WITH 7 SPECIALISED EVENTS

TAKING PLACE ALONGSIDE GITEX GLOBAL 2023

2022 CONFERENCE TRACKS

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.

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Open Finance Forum

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

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Redefining Financial Services

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

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CX Forum

CX Forum

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

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FROM OUR  LINEUP
FROM OUR 2022 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
Founder & CEO, Bio-IDZ
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
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


Visitor Profile

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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Stripe

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