Fintech Summit

Middle East


April 24, 2024


Manama, Bahrain


Fintech Summit Middle East (April 24, 2024, Manama, Bahrain) will bring together 300+ professionals from across the fintech, payments, banking, retail, ecommerce, tech firms, fintech startups and investors to discuss the latest innovations, challenges and the future direction of the industry.

Fintech Summit Middle East will offer a unique platform for startups, investors, and industry leaders to connect and capitalize on the growing Fintech market in Bahrain.

Fintech Summit Middle East will offer attendees a platform to participate in a series of panel discussions, fireside chats, networking opportunities and exchange ideas on emerging trends, regulatory frameworks, and future possibilities.

The event will feature discussions on a range of important industry topics, including ‘Building the Economies of the Future, Digital Banks, Innovation Growth in SME Digital Payments and Payment Innovation, Future of banking Industry, Emerging Role of Embedded Finance, Open Banking and Building a Resilient and Sustainable Financial Sector in the Age of Disruption.


Fintech Summit Middle East gathered the brightest minds in the Fintech world. Learn new skills and get insights from experts and practitioners from all around!

Below you'll find the schedule for Fintech Summit Middle East. We'll keep this page regularly updated with all new speakers and sessions, so be sure to keep checking in!

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

08:00 am – 09:30 am

Networking & Registration

09:30 am – 09:45 am

Chair’s Opening Remarks

09:45 am – 10:00 am

Guest of Honor Speech

10:00 am – 10:45 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: Reshaping Financial Services: What Does The Future of Banking Look Like?

  • Why is the banking landscape facing a period of such rapid transformation?
  • What are the key characteristics of banks and financial institutions?
  • Is there a sustainable future for the high street bank branch?
  • Is the decline of cash and increasing reliance on digital approaches a threat or opportunity for banks?
  • How can banks with a long tradition embrace a modern future?

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Keynote address ‘Building the winning digital bank”

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Networking Coffee break

11:30 am – 11:45 am

Keynote address “Payments in Middle East: leading the innovation charge”

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Panel discussion Succeeding in the new payments ecosystem

  • From instant payments to QR codes: how is the payments ecosystem evolving?
  • Cashless, cardless or something else: what effect will digitisation have on payments?
  • Wallets, BigTech, super apps: keeping an eye on the competition
  • From real-time payments to real-time fraud: what strategies are in place to prevent abuse?

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm

"The Innovation Growth in SME Digital Payments and Payment Innovation

12:45 pm – 01:00 pm

Keynote Presentation: Supply Chain Finance: The role of Fintechs for SME’s.

01:00 pm – 01:15 pm

Unlocking customer engagement: Leveraging user behavioural analytics for your digital product

01:15 pm – 01: 30 pm

Keynote address “Blockchain in cross-border payments: a new frontier”

01:30 pm – 02:30 pm

Lunch Networking Break

02:30 pm – 03:15 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Digital Revolution Is All About Building Banking Technology

  • Exploring some of latest industry trends, with discussion questions including:
  • How important is the implementation of new tech as the banking industry develops?
  • What role do you see fintech companies playing in the future of the banking industry, and how do you think traditional banks will need to adapt to stay competitive?
  • What do you think will be the biggest challenges facing banks as they adapt to the future of banking technology, and how can they overcome them?

03:15 pm – 03: 30 pm

BaaS, marketplaces and beyond: business models for the open ecosystem

03:30 pm – 03: 45 pm

Bringing open banking to the Middle East: where are the greatest opportunities?

Peacock Awards Ceremony

07:00 pm – 08: 30 pm

Photo Shouting and reception

08:30 pm – 11: 30 pm

Peacock Awards Gala-Dinner Ceremony

Who Should Attend?

  • Finance Professionals: From banking executives to financial institution leaders, to fintech and financial experts.
  • Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurs looking for opportunities to develop their fintech ideas and investment.
  • Tech Firms: Working on fintech applications and solutions.
  • Data Analysts and Security: Those interested in financial data analysis and cybersecurity.
  • Policy Makers and Decision Makers: Government officials and economic policymakers seeking to understand the impact of fintech on the economy.

Why Should attend

  • Explore Digital Transformation: Gain insights into how fintech is evolving and how it can improve and streamline financial services.
  • Expand Your Network: Connect with industry leaders and innovators in the fintech sector, fostering partnerships, idea exchange, and opportunities to propel your fintech endeavors forward.
  • Learn Best Practices: Benefit from successful experiences and best practices through knowledge-sharing sessions.
  • Investment Guidance: Discover investment opportunities & partnerships in the fintech space.
  • Engage with Emerging Markets: Understand the challenges and opportunities in developing financial markets in the region.

The Fintech Summit Middle East has a variety of ticket types. Find out the best option for you and your team!

Early Bird Ticket


Includes access to a full day of talks with lovely lunch and plenty of coffee

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  • Entrance all Sessions Yes
  • 2 x Coffee Breaks Yes
  • Lunch Yes

Group of 5 Tickets


Includes access to a full day of talks with a lovely lunch and plenty of coffee

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  • Breakout Sessions Yes
  • 2 x Coffee Breaks Yes
  • Lunch Yes

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