Dubai FinTech Summit to bring together global Innovation & Finance experts

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Dubai FinTech Summit _ by DIFC

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub, will organize the Dubai FinTech Summit from 8 to 9 May 2023 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister, UAE Minister of Finance and the President of DIFC.

The Summit will bring together 5,000 global FinTech and technology experts to discuss how they can shape a new wave of innovation, enterprise, and growth for the international financial industry.

The Dubai FinTech Summit, which takes place at Madinat Jumeirah, will provide the perfect environment for connecting startups, investors, and industry leaders tapping into this opportunity as they advance in the region and beyond.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; UAE Deputy PM & Finance Minister, President of DIFC.

The Summit will host esteemed local voices such as HE Abdullah Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, and HE Essa Kazim, Governor of DIFC and it is focused on generating tangible outcomes, including reports, strategies, and action plans that can help chart the way forward for the financial services industry.

As per the company, “It spotlights all things impacting the future of finance from Web 3.0, Metaverse, and Blockchain to decentralized finance, regulation, and policymaking, and the greater need for increased financial inclusivity.” Visitors will also be able to meet more than 100 FinTech exhibitors and join a series of panels and fireside chats.

The impressive list of speakers at the summit include Mr. Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered, Mr. Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, Ms. Melissa Guzy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures, Mr. Michael Shaulov, CEO of Fireblocks, and so on.

“Fireblocks is excited to participate in the Dubai FinTech Summit and explore some of the best FinTech solutions from around the world,” said Mr. Shaulov.

Dubai FinTech Summit_ Mr. Mohammad Alblooshi
Mohammad Alblooshi
DIFC Innovation Hub & FinTech Hive

“The demand for FinTech services has grown significantly in the last few years, powered by digital technologies and innovation across sectors. In recent years, DIFC has successfully cemented its position as the finance and innovation hub in the MEASA region by offering the most comprehensive FinTech and venture capital environments. In line with its vision to drive the future of finance, DIFC has created lucrative opportunities for startups, global players, and unicorns to set up a base in the Emirate. I’m confident that the Dubai FinTech Summit, organized by DIFC, will soon become the premier platform allowing us to capture the industry’s attention and fulfill our vision of making Dubai a new home for the future of FinTech and finance.”

Mr. Luis Valdich, Managing Director at Citi Ventures, noted that, “FinTech is one of the most exciting industries in tech and banking alike. Trends like digitization, open banking, embedded finance, financial inclusion, the democratization of investing, the modernization of the core banking stack, and the emergence of the creator and shared economies are driving disruption and economic progress, all over the world.”

Visitors can now purchase tickets for the Dubai FinTech Summit with early bird prices available till 15 March 2023.

Dubai International Financial Centre

Dubai FinTech Summit _ Organised by DIFC

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is one of the world’s most advanced financial centers, and the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA), which comprises 72 countries with an approximate population of 3 billion and an estimated GDP of $8 trillion.

With a close to 20-year track record of facilitating trade and investment flows across the MEASA region, the Centre connects the fast-growing markets with the economies of Asia, Europe, and the Americas through Dubai.

DIFC is home to an internationally recognized, independent regulator and a proven judicial system with an English common law framework, as well as the region’s largest financial ecosystem of over 36,000 professionals working across over 4,300 active registered companies, making up the largest and most diverse pool of industry talent in the region.


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Trescon has presence in 51 countries including Germany, Russia, Canada, India, UAE, Singapore, and Australia. The conferences and expos organized by Trescon create real economic impact by connecting and empowering the key ecosystem of government organizations, regulators, policymakers, private sector companies, solution providers, startups, investors, accelerators, advisors, consultants, associations, academia, and more.

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