Global event ‘Dubai FinTech Summit’ to take place from May 8

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Dubai continues to solidify its reputation as a global hub for FinTech and Innovation ahead of the Dubai FinTech Summit taking place on 8 and 9 May 2023.

Dubai FinTech Summit is a global event that will bring together more than 5,000 experts, thought leaders, policymakers, and decision-makers.

The summit is being held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Finance of UAE at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.

Dubai FinTech Summit 2023

Dubai FinTech Summit will bring together experts from around 40 sectors related to financial technology including Retail Banks, Government Institutions, Payment Processors, Auditing Firms, and more.

This two-day summit, organized by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), will feature 60 distinguished speakers, discussing 20 important topics, with attendees expected from over 100 countries.

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).

Dubai FinTech Summit in May
Speakers included in the Dubai FinTech Summit.

Dubai FinTech Summit sets the standard for financial innovation in the region by connecting global FinTech experts, technology innovators, and startups with pre-qualified CFOs, CEOs, CTOs, Heads of Business Transformation, Chief Digital Officers, Heads of Innovation, government authorities, and FinTech investors.

The summit is a thought-leadership-driven, business-focused event that deep dives into the latest challenges and technology trends in the global financial services sector. Furthermore, it consolidates Dubai as a rising FinTech hub, encouraging startup innovation and investment under its visionary leadership.

Future of FinTech & Finance

The event features exciting keynotes, enterprise use-case presentations, product showcases, panel discussions, and tech talks. The Dubai FinTech Summit will provide the perfect environment for connecting startups, investors, and industry leaders tapping into this opportunity as they advance in the region and beyond.

Dubai FinTech Summit

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. The event will cover a wide range of topics related to the FinTech industry, including blockchain technology, digital payments, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and regulatory frameworks.

Some of the key objectives of the Dubai FinTech Summit included fostering collaboration and partnerships among FinTech stakeholders, facilitating knowledge-sharing and learning opportunities, and creating a supportive environment for innovation and entrepreneurship in the FinTech space.

The event also aimed to showcase the latest FinTech solutions and products and to provide a platform for startups to pitch their ideas and connect with potential investors and partners.

Dubai FinTech Summit from May 8
Speakers in the Dubai FinTech Summit.

At the summit, attendees can participate in panel discussions, keynote speeches, networking sessions, and interactive workshops covering a range of topics related to FinTech, such as blockchain technology, digital payments, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and regulatory frameworks.

The event aimed to foster collaboration, knowledge sharing, and investment opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, and stakeholders in the FinTech industry.

FinTech & Innovation Sector

During 2022, investment in DIFC’s FinTech and innovation community exceeded $615 million and the total number of active firms in the sector grew 36 percent to 686.

The Fintech and Innovation sector in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region is growing at pace with a market value forecasted to double in size from $135.9 billion in 2021 to $266.9 billion in 2027, according to DIFC FinTech Hive’s 2022 FinTech Report.


Currently home to 60 percent of all FinTech companies based in the GCC, Dubai, and DIFC is being recognized as a global center for innovation, with its unique ecosystem and comprehensive approach to business, driving not only the future of finance but increasingly the future economy.

Book your seat now!

The visitors will be able to meet more than 100 FinTech exhibitors and join a series of panels and fireside chats. According to the company, “Tickets start at $599, save $400 by booking early bird tickets before 15 April 2023.”

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