Middle East & Africa International Banking Convention
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai UAE

14:30 – 15:00 Registration
15:00 – 17:30 Opening Remarks
Emmanuel Daniel
, Chairman, The Asian Banker

Keynote Speakers:
Tayfun Küçük
, Chief Technology Officer, OdeaBank, Turkey explains how to engage customers across digital platforms with efficient back-end processes, which compromises the OdeaBank experience.

Gray Stern, Chief Commercial Officer, Landbay, UK, co-founder of the UK’s fastest growing peerto-peer investment platform will be discussing lending opportunities where banks can partner with fintech companies; the emergence of the “bank-as-a-platform”; as well as the Landbay model and how it can be plugged into a bank’s business model to reach other markets.

Transformation of Retail Banking in Middle East and Africa: Past, Present and Future:
Presentation by:
Mobasher Zein Kazmi
, Head of Research, The Asian Banker

Dialogue on Retail Banking Facing a Fintech Uprising
This annual dialogue involves the key decision makers from the Middle East and Africa. It covers a comprehensive range of key issues on leading best practices in the industry emanating from different parts of the world:

  • Exploring current trends and innovation across the MEA region
  • Disruptions in retail banking –what’s the next step between fintechs and banks?
  • Reshaping the digital ecosystems and building intelligent software  that can compete with fintechs
  • Blockchain, bitcoin, biometrics and augmented reality – the new reality!
  • How banks can reinforce safeguarding against cybersecurity threats

Session chaired by Alex Medana, Blockchain Sifu, Fintech & Finserv Advisor and co-chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman, The Asian Banker

17:30 End of Convention

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