Qatar Fintech Summit

Virtual Conference / Summit
Financial Technology - Fintech

Date: 24 Aug '21

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Qatar Fintech Summit 2021 will be held Under the Patronage of Qatar Central Bank

Qatar Fintech Summit, a Virtual Expo and Summit on Fintech, is the definitive meeting place facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue with power packed networking opportunities among C-Level executives, leading industry experts, decision makers, policy makers and government officials from across the value chain to foster collaboration, discuss current challenges, business opportunities, develop market strategies, share knowledge and identify solutions aimed at shaping the future of Fintech.

The financial industry with its banking activities, is one of the key sectors of Qatar's Economy. Fintech holds considerable opportunities for economic diversification and is one of the four pillars of Qatar’s National Vision 2030. The Islamic Fintech sector in Qatar is on track to grow at a CAGR of 19.6% and is expected to be worth billions by 2025.

Ongoing social distancing and other precautionary requirements have forced traditional financial institutions, especially in the MENA region, to hasten the implementation of their digital transformation plans, with customers and businesses demonstrating a heightened level of engagement with Fintech. Accelerated digitization, with banks embracing new Fintech strategies have enabled them to develop products and services that meet existing and ever-changing customer and regulatory requirements, overcome current market challenges, while building resilient systems and enhancing operational efficiencies. Fintech solutions will have to play an ongoing role in the economic recovery, while accelerating the emergence of an inclusive, robust and innovative financial services industry.

Accelerated digitization, with banks embracing new Fintech strategies have enabled them to develop products and services that meet existing and ever-changing customer and regulatory requirements, overcome current market challenges, while building resilient systems and enhancing operational efficiencies. Fintech solutions will have to play an ongoing role in the economic recovery, while accelerating the emergence of an inclusive, robust and innovative financial services industry.

Stay up to date with the latest topics shaping the Fintech landscape. The cutting-edge agenda at Qatar Fintech Summit will explore trends driving innovation, optimization and improvement across the industry from financial inclusion, digital transformation, retail banking, customer experience, Islamic banking, insuretech, blockchain, cyber security, regtech and more.


KEY FEATURES

Collaboration between banks and fintech startups are instrumental in driving digitalization. There will be a special focus on promoting startups at the Qatar Fintech Summit.
The Event will also feature a comprehensive B2B Expo and will showcase an array of avant-garde solutions, specific, transverse and latest technologies, cutting edge innovation, cost-effective products and services to meet the requirements.
The Qatar Fintech Summit will feature an expansive line-up of stellar speakers, case studies, panel discussions, engaging discussions, unique presentations providing access to a wealth of industry leading knowledge, sharing best practices and experiences, spotlighting trends, information exchange, cutting-edge insights and outlooks with actionable takeaways.

WHY ATTEND?

At Qatar Fintech Summit, meet the people who matter, with over 500 industry experts, decision makers, technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, academics and more in attendance, Qatar Fintech Summit, is the perfect platform to engage with the industry and make the virtual connections you need to drive business growth and stay ahead of the curve.

There are a multitude of opportunities for you to engage and collaborate with key stakeholders and industry leaders under one roof. The event will facilitate unparalleled networking and business matching, providing a catalyst for investments, partnerships, business growth and development in the propitious Qatar Fintech sector.

  • Digital transformation and the future of banking presented by Waleed Ali, Digital Government Specialist, Ministry of Transport and Communications, State of Qatar

  • Future of Money: CBDC’s, Crypto and 21st Century Cash presented by Ronit Ghose, Global Sector Head for Banks Research, Co-Head of the FinTech Group and Head of MENA Research, Citi

  • The Future of Islamic Fintech presented by Hamid Rashid, Founder, FINTERRA

  • Developing a culture of cybersecurity consciousness presented by Imran Chowdhury, Global Data Protection Officer, Al Jazeera Media Network

  • The Future of mobile and digital only banking presented by Dr. R. Seetharaman, Chief Executive Officer, Doha Bank

  • Fintech: Accelerating payments innovation & powering digital ecosystems presented by Shyam Mohan, Vice President, Fintechs and Enablers, Mastercard

  • Digital currency :The next frontier for Football Fans presented by Helie D’Hautefort, CEO, FOOTPAY by RCS

  • How to lead in extraordinary times presented by Linoy Kidd, CIO Markets Security Services, HSBC


WHAT TO EXPECT

➤  Product Showcase

Present new products and services in the Product Showcase. Similar to on-stand presentations, you can showcase your products and services.

➤  Exhibitor Virtual Booth

Similar to a live event, you will have a presence at the summit.

Generate New Leads

The meetings function within the Event lets you to connect with the highest level of tech trade industry professionals with direct purchasing power.

➤  Watch Live

Watch presentations, fireside chats and panel discussions from top industry thought-leaders all day, every day!

1-2-1 Meetings

Use our innovative virtual event to connect and share ideas. Schedule individual meetings and network with industry professionals.

Discuss

Comment and question in real time. Spark conversations with your fellow attendees.

Webinars & Round Tables

Attend live sessions debates and forums from industry experts covering a range of key areas.

 ➤ On-Demand

Missed a session? Catch-up in your own time through our on-demand service.

Qatar: Facts & Figures

  • Under the Second Strategic Plan, Fintech is envisaged to play a key role as the main tool for achieving the country’s long-term development goals for the financial sector

  • The Islamic Fintech sector in Qatar is on track to grow at a CAGR of 19.6% and is expected to be worth billions by 2025

  • Usage of innovative technologies by banks and partnerships with Fintech firms have been on the rise and these trends are likely to gain further traction in the foreseeable future

  • COVID-19 and its subsequent impact on customer expectations, banking channels and ways of working has accelerated the Digital Transformation agenda of banks operating in Qatar

  • The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) had projected in 2018 that e-commerce sales would reach US$3.2 billion by 2022. This projection could potentially be exceeded as online sales were boosted by the Covid-19 outbreak, which forced many retailers and consumers to shift to online platforms

Who Should Attend

  • Academia
  • Asset Managers
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Innovation / Technology / Digital Officer
  • Chief Information / Data Officers
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Consultants and Advisors
  • Directors of Cloud
  • Economists
  • Financial Controllers
  • Financial Market Regulators
  • General Counsel
  • Head of Anti Money Laundering
  • Head of Central Banks
  • Head of Customer Experience
  • Head of Compliance
  • Head of Financial Regulatory
  • Head of Islamic Banking
  • Head of Payments
  • Head of Retail Banking
  • Head of Strategy
  • Head of Digital Transformation
  • Head of IT & Infrastructure
  • Head of Legal
  • Head of Mobile Banking
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Policy
  • Head of Risk Management
  • Head of Customer Experience/Engagement
  • Head of Digital Banking
  • Head of Legal
  • Head of Mobile Banking
  • Head of Product Development
  • Head of Research and Development
  • Heads of Information Security
  • Head of Islamic Banking
  • Head of Insurance
  • Investment Funds
  • Management Consultants and Advisors
  • Media
  • Ministries
  • Pension Funds
  • Takaful Agents
  • Treasury Managers

  • Digital transformation and the future of banking presented by Waleed Ali, Digital Government Specialist, Ministry of Transport and Communications, State of Qatar

  • Future of Money: CBDC’s, Crypto and 21st Century Cash presented by Ronit Ghose, Global Sector Head for Banks Research, Co-Head of the FinTech Group and Head of MENA Research, Citi

  • The Future of Islamic Fintech presented by Hamid Rashid, Founder, FINTERRA

  • Developing a culture of cybersecurity consciousness presented by Imran Chowdhury, Global Data Protection Officer, Al Jazeera Media Network

  • The Future of mobile and digital only banking presented by Dr. R. Seetharaman, Chief Executive Officer, Doha Bank

  • Fintech: Accelerating payments innovation & powering digital ecosystems presented by Shyam Mohan, Vice President, Fintechs and Enablers, Mastercard

  • Digital currency :The next frontier for Football Fans presented by Helie D’Hautefort, CEO, FOOTPAY by RCS

  • How to lead in extraordinary times presented by Linoy Kidd, CIO Markets Security Services, HSBC


WHAT TO EXPECT

➤  Product Showcase

Present new products and services in the Product Showcase. Similar to on-stand presentations, you can showcase your products and services.

➤  Exhibitor Virtual Booth

Similar to a live event, you will have a presence at the summit.

Generate New Leads

The meetings function within the Event lets you to connect with the highest level of tech trade industry professionals with direct purchasing power.

➤  Watch Live

Watch presentations, fireside chats and panel discussions from top industry thought-leaders all day, every day!

1-2-1 Meetings

Use our innovative virtual event to connect and share ideas. Schedule individual meetings and network with industry professionals.

Discuss

Comment and question in real time. Spark conversations with your fellow attendees.

Webinars & Round Tables

Attend live sessions debates and forums from industry experts covering a range of key areas.

 ➤ On-Demand

Missed a session? Catch-up in your own time through our on-demand service.

Qatar: Facts & Figures

  • Under the Second Strategic Plan, Fintech is envisaged to play a key role as the main tool for achieving the country’s long-term development goals for the financial sector

  • The Islamic Fintech sector in Qatar is on track to grow at a CAGR of 19.6% and is expected to be worth billions by 2025

  • Usage of innovative technologies by banks and partnerships with Fintech firms have been on the rise and these trends are likely to gain further traction in the foreseeable future

  • COVID-19 and its subsequent impact on customer expectations, banking channels and ways of working has accelerated the Digital Transformation agenda of banks operating in Qatar

  • The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) had projected in 2018 that e-commerce sales would reach US$3.2 billion by 2022. This projection could potentially be exceeded as online sales were boosted by the Covid-19 outbreak, which forced many retailers and consumers to shift to online platforms

Who Should Attend

  • Academia
  • Asset Managers
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Innovation / Technology / Digital Officer
  • Chief Information / Data Officers
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Consultants and Advisors
  • Directors of Cloud
  • Economists
  • Financial Controllers
  • Financial Market Regulators
  • General Counsel
  • Head of Anti Money Laundering
  • Head of Central Banks
  • Head of Customer Experience
  • Head of Compliance
  • Head of Financial Regulatory
  • Head of Islamic Banking
  • Head of Payments
  • Head of Retail Banking
  • Head of Strategy
  • Head of Digital Transformation
  • Head of IT & Infrastructure
  • Head of Legal
  • Head of Mobile Banking
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Policy
  • Head of Risk Management
  • Head of Customer Experience/Engagement
  • Head of Digital Banking
  • Head of Legal
  • Head of Mobile Banking
  • Head of Product Development
  • Head of Research and Development
  • Heads of Information Security
  • Head of Islamic Banking
  • Head of Insurance
  • Investment Funds
  • Management Consultants and Advisors
  • Media
  • Ministries
  • Pension Funds
  • Takaful Agents
  • Treasury Managers

Alan Ainsworth

Head of Policy
Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE)

Alex Mashinsky

Founder and CEO, Celsius

Dr. R. Seetharaman

Chief Executive Officer
Doha Bank

Hamid Rashid

Founder, FINTERRA

Helie D’Hautefort

CEO, FOOTPAY by RCS

Herve Tourpe

Chief Digital Advisor
International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Imran Chowdhury

Global Data Protection Officer
Al Jazeera Media Network

Jeremy K. Balkin

Managing Director, Global Head of FinTech and Innovation for Wholesale Payments
JP Morgan

Linoy Kidd

CIO Markets Security Services
HSBC

Najma Sultana

Chief Information and Security Officer
Veem Inc.

Ronit Ghose

Global Sector Head for Banks Research, Co-Head of the FinTech Group and Head of MENA Research
Citi

Safarudheen Farook

Co-Founder and CEO, Spendwisor

Sholthana Begum

Special Adviser - Innovation and RegTech
Bank of England

Shyam Mohan

Vice President, Fintechs and Enablers
Mastercard

Suleiman Barada

Senior Advisor & Head of UABdigital
Union of Arab Banks

Waleed Ali

Digital Government Specialist
Ministry of Transport and Communications, State of Qatar

Alan Ainsworth

Head of Policy
Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE)

Alex Mashinsky

Founder and CEO, Celsius

Dr. R. Seetharaman

Chief Executive Officer
Doha Bank

Hamid Rashid

Founder, FINTERRA

Helie D’Hautefort

CEO, FOOTPAY by RCS

Herve Tourpe

Chief Digital Advisor
International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Imran Chowdhury

Global Data Protection Officer
Al Jazeera Media Network

Jeremy K. Balkin

Managing Director, Global Head of FinTech and Innovation for Wholesale Payments
JP Morgan

Linoy Kidd

CIO Markets Security Services
HSBC

Najma Sultana

Chief Information and Security Officer
Veem Inc.

Ronit Ghose

Global Sector Head for Banks Research, Co-Head of the FinTech Group and Head of MENA Research
Citi

Safarudheen Farook

Co-Founder and CEO, Spendwisor

Sholthana Begum

Special Adviser - Innovation and RegTech
Bank of England

Shyam Mohan

Vice President, Fintechs and Enablers
Mastercard

Suleiman Barada

Senior Advisor & Head of UABdigital
Union of Arab Banks

Waleed Ali

Digital Government Specialist
Ministry of Transport and Communications, State of Qatar

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