Dubai FinTech Summit welcomes Emirates NBD as Premium Banking Partner

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Emirates NBD joins Dubai FinTech Summit
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Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey) region, has joined the Dubai FinTech Summit, organized by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), as a Premium Banking Partner, underscoring its dedication to driving innovation and excellence in the financial sector.

The Dubai FinTech Summit will serve as the perfect platform for Emirates NBD to showcase its cutting-edge solutions and initiatives. This event will spotlight the bank’s efforts in developing customer-centric solutions to address the evolving needs of the financial industry.

According to the statement, the collaboration signifies Emirates NBD’s continued commitment to fostering innovation and excellence in the financial sector.

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“We are delighted to welcome Emirates NBD as a Premium Banking Partner for Dubai FinTech Summit 2024. Emirates NBD’s unwavering commitment to FinTech innovation aligns perfectly with the summit’s goal to bring together leading innovators shaping the future of financial technology. Our collaboration is pivotal in nurturing a thriving FinTech ecosystem that attracts and supports the growth of innovative companies. We look forward to delivering an exceptional event that will inspire and empower the FinTech community.”

Emirates NBD as Premium Banking Partner

The official partnership agreement was signed in the presence of Arif Amiri, Chief Executive Officer at DIFC Authority, and Abdulla Qassem, Group Chief Operating Officer at Emirates NBD during the DFS dialogues, where industry leaders came together to drive discussions and set the agenda for the upcoming second edition of Dubai FinTech Summit, to be held on 6 and 7 May 2024 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

Marwan Hadi, Group Head of Retail Banking & Wealth Management at Emirates NBD, said that, “We are pleased to announce Emirates NBD as the Premium Banking Partner for the Dubai FinTech Summit. This collaboration signifies our commitment to fostering innovation and excellence in the financial sector, together with our long-time strategic partner, DIFC.”

“We look forward to contributing to an event that not only showcases the latest innovations in FinTech, but also paves the way for future advancements, instrumental in driving forward the financial technology landscape, both regionally and globally,” Hadi added.

As per the statement, “The bank’s enduring collaboration with DIFC Innovation Hub since 2017 exemplifies its dedication to nurturing the growth of promising FinTech startups, particularly those navigating the dynamic landscape of the metaverse. This partnership has played a pivotal role in translating innovative concepts into tangible prototypes, leading to the successful integration of numerous solutions that enhance customer experiences in the evolving digital era.”

Emirates NBD’s commitment to fostering innovation is far-reaching and includes industry partnerships with start-ups and accelerators. As well as this, the bank takes the next step to actively invite global fintech players to join forces in the collaborative development of cutting-edge products and services for its diverse customer base.

Dubai FinTech Summit

Dubai FinTech Summit is an annual mega-event organized by the Dubai International Financial Centre, the leading global financial center in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region.

In line with the D33 Agenda to position Dubai as one of the top global financial hubs by 2033, the second edition of the Dubai FinTech Summit is designed to encourage cross-border collaboration and innovation, pivotal to transforming the global FinTech sector. It presents a unique opportunity to explore emerging FinTech trends and their potential to drive financial progress in the MEASA region.

The 2nd edition of the Dubai FinTech Summit will bring together over 8,000 global industry leaders, and more than 1,500 investors and policymakers, signaling increased appetite for growth opportunities in the region. The summit stands as a thought leadership-driven platform, addressing industry challenges head-on and championing innovation.

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