FINTECH ABU DHABI LAUNCHES TWO FULL DAYS OF ACTIVITIES FOR STARTUPS, INVESTORS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
4th September, 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: FinTech Abu Dhabi Summit 2018 will go ‘live’ in two more weeks with two full days of exciting activities for FinTech start-ups and lively discussions on industry matters and issues that affect the development and growth of the financial services industry.
This leading FinTech and financial event, organised by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council for the second consecutive year.
FinTech Abu Dhabi comprises of a newly designed ‘Bootcamp Day for FinTech start-ups’ on September 16th and the official Summit Day on 17th September 2018 at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi. Confirmed speakers include H.E. Abdullah Saeed Al Darmaki, CEO of Khalifa Fund, Ahmad Bin Ghannam, CEO of Abu Dhabi Investment Office, Mr. Austin Alexander, CEO of Kraken Digital Asset Exchange, Mr Sagar Sarbhai, Head of Regulatory Relations (APAC/ME) of Ripple, Mr. Martin Markiewicz of Silent Eight, global regulatory authorities, RAKBank, Plug and Play, KPMG Digital Village, to name a few.
As part of the ADGM-KPMG Industry Adoption Challenge, four Abu Dhabi institutions and their FinTech firms will also be showcasing their latest FinTech solutions to the audience.
The FinTech Bootcamp Day on 16 September is a purpose-driven, practical and engaging platform that is especially designed for FinTech start-ups attending 2018 FinTech Abu Dhabi. Bootcamp Day comprises a series of interactive workshops by industry leaders and mentors focusing on topics including ‘the role of conversational AI in Regulated Environments’, ‘Lego Blocks in a Digital Economy’ to ‘Legal 101 for start-ups’. FinTech attendees will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and know-how from ADGM’s RegLab Firms and interact with ADGM’s team of FinTech regulators and global industry partners. In addition, world’s most active tech VC and ADGM partner – Plug and Play – will be showcasing their latest selected list of FinTech firms.
In keeping up with current trends and developments in the FinTech and financial space, senior Abu Dhabi leaders, global FinTech players and international regulators, will deep-dive into open conversations such as ‘FinTech and Technology as Enablers of Economic Growth’, ‘How To Train Your Algo’, ‘Open APIs and Empowering SMEs’, ‘Blockchain in Financial Services: Hyped Ledger’, ‘Looking into Regulators Crystal Balls’, to ‘FinTech Petri Dishes: How to Nuture FinTech Innovation’ on the Summit Day on 17 September.
FinTech Abu Dhabi 2018 will give attendees valuable opportunities over the two-day event, with the chance to interact with a stellar line up of some of the industry’s most established and experienced financial leaders and entrepreneurs.
To register for the event, FinTech firms and the community are invited to visit FinTech Abu Dhabi website at http://www.fintechabudhabi.com
Notes to editor:
Please find the full list of speakers on the website here: https://fintechabudhabi.com/our-speakers/
Please find the full Summit Agenda on the website here: https://fintechabudhabi.com/agenda/
Please find more information on the Innovation Challenge here: https://fintechabudhabi.com/innovation-challenge/
Please find more information on the Bootcamp Day here: https://fintechabudhabi.com/bootcamp-day/
About FinTech Abu Dhabi 2018
Bringing together global and local financial institutions, FinTech start-ups, investors, regulatory agencies and the business community to network, collaborate and exchange expertise and knowledge in FinTech developments in Abu Dhabi, the wider MENA region and internationally. For more details of the ADGM’s FinTech Abu Dhabi event, visit http://www.fintechabudhabi.com to register interest and follow us on @FinTechAD, #FinTechAD and #InnovationChallengeAD
About Abu Dhabi Global Market
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial centre (IFC) located in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, opened for business on 21 October 2015. Established by UAE Federal Decree as a broad-based financial centre, ADGM augments Abu Dhabi’s position as a global hub for business and finance and serves as a strategic link between the growing economies of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia and the rest of the world.
ADGM’s strategy is anchored by Abu Dhabi’s key strengths including private banking, wealth management, asset management and financial innovation. Comprising three independent authorities: ADGM Courts, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority and the Registration Authority, ADGM as IFC governs the Al Maryah Island which is a designated financial free zone. It enables registered financial institutions, companies and entities to operate, innovate and success within an international regulatory framework based on Common Law. Since its inception, ADGM has been awarded the “Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)” for two consecutive years for its initiatives and contributions to the financial and capital markets industry in the region.*
For more details of ADGM, please visit http://www.adgm.com or follow us on Twitter: @adglobalmarket @FinTechAD, #FinTechAD and Linkedin: ADGM
* Source: The Global Investor Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Awards