The FinTech Occasions highlights 4 commerce exhibits and conferences that principally went digital this previous November. From Dubai and Abu Dhabi within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Istanbul in Turkey to Lagos in Nigeria – here’s a abstract of three main ones.
SEAMLESS MIDDLE EAST
Seamless Center East returned for its 20th yr on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th November because the world of funds, fintech, retail and e-commerce adapt to the ‘new normal’, specializing in key themes resembling cashless initiatives and the exponential progress of e-commerce. The convention and exhibition is devoted to serving to companies capitalise on new enterprise alternatives accelerated by the pandemic. It was held each bodily at Dubai’s World Commerce Centre (WTC) and nearly – distinctive as a lot of the world at current attributable to COVID-19 have nonetheless remained digital.
Held underneath the patronage of His Highness Lieutenant-General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Inside, and in partnership with the Dubai Free Zone Council and Dubai Financial system, Seamless Center East introduced business leaders at a time when it’s wanted most.
Seamless Center East General Supervisor, Joseph Ridley, commented, “Seamless Middle East is proud to lead the way for B2B events in the region and will run following the strictest health and safety guidelines. Whilst it will be different this year, we are grateful and excited to receive such fantastic support from both our government partners and the business community.”
NIGERIA FINTECH WEEK
Nigeria Fintech Week went digital from Monday, 2nd by means of Friday, sixth November 2020.
The weeklong occasion would function 20-product pitches/launches, 10-keynotes, 15-panels/shows, 70+ audio system, 2000+ attendees, would promote options for well being, training, agriculture and advance insights round buyer expertise, digital expertise, way forward for fintech, blockchain amongst others.
Companions included Ecobank, Zenith Bank, Infobip, Entry Bank, 9mobile, Bank of Industries, Comfortable Alliance, Providus Bank, Odu’a Funding Firm Ltd, BitLoad4u, AELEX, NCC, Coinnewsextra, InfoWARE, Binance, Financial Authority of Singapore – amongst others.
ISTANBUL FINTECH WEEK
Istanbul Fintech Week 2020 (IFW) was held on-line within the week of 9-13 November this yr attributable to COVID-19. At its first version in 2019, IFW hosted 148 worldwide audio system from 30 nations and greater than 1200 folks that gathered at Vodafone Park Beşiktaş Stadium. This time, IFW 2020 On-line took its international data exchange in an ever-changing monetary companies business to a 5-day run of debate panels and pitches from ninth to 13th of November 2020. Accordingly, IFW 2020 On-line hosted 5 particular summits: Funds Summit (9 November), Blockchain Fest (10 November), Digital Banking Summit (11 November), Insurtech Summit & Startup Day (12 November) and AI in Finance Summit (13 November).
Istanbul Fintech Week stays to be a hotspot in growing the monetary expertise and innovation ecosystem within the area due to collaborating specialists and leaders from each native and international markets. The IFW 2020 On-line served to facilitate understanding alternatives and challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic within the monetary companies business. In direction of 5 days of various subjects of fintech dialogue, practitioners from numerous sub-sectors mentioned the present standing and future outlook of the monetary innovation companies. The occasion aimed welcomed greater than 80 audio system from 30 nations.
FINTECH ABU DHABI
The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) and Abu Dhabi World Market (ADGM) will collectively host and organise the fourth annual FinTech Abu Dhabi Pageant (FinTech Abu Dhabi), powered by Unbound, which will probably be held from 24 to 26 November 2020. Fintech Abu Dhabi will carry over 150 worldwide audio system, over 27 hours of immersive fintech content material and 10 international fintech unicorns.
As CBUAE continues to play a vital position in shaping the way forward for monetary companies and improvements within the UAE, the FinTech Abu Dhabi partnership between CBUAE and ADGM reinforces the continued nationwide focus and efforts within the monetary sector and additional accelerates the introduction of monetary improvements and associated applied sciences to higher serve the UAE and the broader Center East and North Africa (MENA) area.
His Excellency Abdulhamid Saeed, Governor of the Central Bank of the UAE, mentioned, “We are pleased to collaborate with ADGM to co-host FinTech Abu Dhabi 2020. ADGM’s goals are in line with the Central Bank of the UAE efforts solidifying our position as the regulatory body responsible for promoting healthy development of the financial services sector and market behaviour.”
Different notable occasions have occurred throughout the Center East and Africa (MEA), such because the Africa Fintech Summit amongst many different high-profile occasions. The FinTech Occasions was a media associate with all 4 of the commerce exhibits and conferences highlighted above.