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Mark your calendars, the second MENA FinTech Forum is kicking off soon and you don’t want to miss ou



Can you guess where the second Middle East & Africa FinTech Forum will be held at? Yep, it’s going to be held right here in Bahrain, on March 7 and 8 under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain and hosted by Bank ABC and Arab Financial Services (AFS).


This year’s forum will be opened by the Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj and it will be under the theme “Beyond Disruption.”

The forum brings together leading and well regarded global experts and industry leaders to address and discuss some of the most common and pressing issues regarding FinTech. Some of these topics include Artificial Intelligence, cryptocurrencies and more.


Curious about the speakers? This year’s FinTech forum is bringing a number of influential experts, these include Anthony Thomson, founder of the first UK digital bank, Atom Bank and the award-winning Metro Bank, Greg Cross, Chief Business Officer at Soul Machines, and much more.


Chairman of AFS and deputy grow CEO of Bank ABC, Sael Al Waary commented on the upcoming Forum saying: “This FinTech Forum goes beyond disruption and helps facilitate the establishment of a cashless society and more sophisticated financial technology services in Bahrain and the region as a whole. AFS, as a key regional payments provider and FinTech enabler, is taking this initiative to ensure that all future prospects of the financial industry vis-a-vis technology are explored.”


Last year’s AFS MENA FinTech Forum which was held in March 2017 had over 350 attendees with notable speakers such as Susanne Chisti, the author of FinTech Circle, and experts from PayTM India, FSS, Visa, McKinsey, IBM and ai Corp.

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