DIFC to host the region's most comprehensive FinTech event in June
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DIFC to host the region’s most comprehensive fintech event in June

DIFC to host the region’s most comprehensive fintech event in June

More than 1,000 attendees, including fintech startups, investment firms, banks and service providers, are expected to attend DIFC FinTech Week on June 28 and 29

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Dubai International Financial Centre will host DIFC FinTech Week on June 28 and 29. The event, which will be held at the Ritz Carlton, DIFC, will bring together the region’s fintech sector.

More than 1,000 attendees, including fintech innovators, leading investment firms, banks, policymakers and service providers are expected to attend the event.

The event will include over 40 keynotes from multidisciplinary speakers, panel discussions, enterprise use-case presentations and product showcases – all coming together to highlight the adoption of next-gen technology solutions in the industry.

DIFC FinTech Week will focus on 10 key themes, including Web 3.0, metaverse, NFTs, crypto, blockchain, payments, embedded finance, open banking, regtech and ESG.

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

Arif Amiri, CEO of DIFC Authority, said: “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’.”

In other news, in April, DIFC announced the launch of the world’s first venture studio platform, Studio Launchpad, solely focused on ubiquitous finance and digital asset technologies.

Read: DIFC’s new Studio Launchpad to support SMEs, financial ecosystem

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