Fintech startups are in for a treat: FinTech Abu Dhabi 2019 returns for its third and largest-ever edition with a brand new format, larger scale, and more exciting programme
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the award-winning international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, announced yesterday that its third edition of the FinTech Abu Dhabi Festival will be held on 21 – 23 October 2019.
Building on the success of the previous two editions of FinTech Abu Dhabi, ADGM has partnered with Unbound, a global innovation ecosystem builder with a successful track record of creating innovation events around the world, to deliver FinTech Abu Dhabi. The ambition of ADGM is to make FinTech Abu Dhabi the largest FinTech Festival in the MENA region and one of the leading FinTech events in the world.
The three day event will be held over 21 – 23 October 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), and expects to attract more than 5,000 participants for three days of engaging talks and panel discussions with an expert bench of international and regional speakers, FinTech demo sessions, exhibitor booths, and more.
FinTech Abu Dhabi 2019 will focus on the following four key themes:
- Innovation: Profiling and discussing cutting-edge FinTech and RegTech solutions enabled by AI, data analytics, quantum computing, etc., including actual use cases that have been deployed in the UAE, the region and globally.
- Investment Deal-making: Linking up FinTech entrepreneurs with global and regional investors, and harnessing Abu Dhabi’s strength as an investment and financing hub.
- Belt & Road FinTech Hub: Showcasing investment and Fintech opportunities along the Belt & Road region, and forging global partnerships and connectivity with other FinTech ecosystems.
- Enterprise & Talent Development: Promoting innovation amongst young talent and students, and building a pipeline of talent for Abu Dhabi’s FinTech and wider tech ecosystem.
As part of FinTech Abu Dhabi, ADGM will run a global innovation program to catalyse FinTech startups and innovators from around the world and attract them to come to Abu Dhabi to co-develop their FinTech solutions with local and regional partners, and showcase these at FinTech Abu Dhabi. The centerpiece of this program will be a regional and global roadshow to recruit the best 50 FinTech startups to help solve the challenges affecting Abu Dhabi and the region. This will help attract talent into the Abu Dhabi FinTech ecosystem, create business opportunities, and benefit customers from all walks of life.