Terrapinn Middle East has revealed the first details of the upcoming Seamless future of fintech summit. Co-hosted by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) and the G20 Saudi Secretariat as part of The International Conferences Program, honoring the G20 Saudi presidency year 2020, the event will take place on the 19th & 20th of October.
The virtual summit will welcome speakers and attendees from homes or offices around the world.
“The Seamless future of fintech summit arrives at a time of unprecedented change to the global financial ecosystem. The summit content is aligned to UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) and big global trends that will help key industry stakeholders improve the lives of their citizens and explore how to function in ‘the new normal.” said Joseph Ridley, General Manager of Terrapinn Middle East.
“Establishing seamless payment systems and enabling cashless economies has never been more critical. Providing
capabilities to facilitate low cost, ethical and effective payments for both the retail and wholesale sectors is paramount. As the world reacts to the Covid-19 new normal, the payments and banking ecosystems are facing challenges unlike ever before,” he said.
“The priorities of governments and policy makers must evolve. Regulation needs to be shaped to enable a competitive, secure environment where innovation will thrive as the industry leaps towards its new digital future,” he added.
“Fintech adoption has proved to be instrumental in: the
evolution of digital economies, the development of inclusive financial opportunities for the underserved such as women, youth and SME’s and, in securing a strong economic growth trajectory.” Ridley said.“Covid-19 has brought with it a forced need for tech growth and adoption. Therefore, the need for cross industry collaboration has never been more prominent.” he added.
The keynote conference is built around four big themes of Payments and Banking Innovation, Financial Regulation, Fintech and Financial Inclusion and will be delivered on a digital event platform, providing an immersive live experience including a virtual exhibition, one-to-one video networking and integrated chat features for all participants.
Globally renowned fintech experts that have been announced as speakers to date include best-selling authors Brett King, Founder and Executive Chairman, Moven, USA, Anna Maj, Fintech Leader and Author, USA, Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey, Governor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, Saudi Arabia, Jim Marous, Co-Publisher, Digital Marketing Report, USA, Adrienne A. Harris, Senior Research Fellow, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Board Member, Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), Bank Director FinXTech Advisory Board, USA, Jo Ann Barefoot, Chief Executive Officer, Barefoot Innovation Group, USA, Nejoud Almulaik, Director, Fintech Saudi, Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Al-Helaissi, Group CEO, Gulf International Bank, Saudi Arabia and Inez Murray, Chief Executive Officer, Financial Alliance for Women, USA with more being announced daily.
Some 4,000 attendees are expected to participate in the event. The organizing committee have made it free to attend for industry professionals, understanding how important it is to learn, benchmark and collaborate at this time.