FinTech Abu Dhabi Fest 2020 Witnesses Record High

The fourth edition of the FinTech Abu Dhabi Festival (FinTech AD) concluded and says to record the event’s largest edition yet, attracting more than 25,000 participants from around the world.

The festival was held under the patronage of Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and co-hosted by the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). The FinTech AD Festival 2020 was held in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, the Authority of Social Contribution, Ma’an and Masdar.

The last day of FinTech AD’s three day agenda featured keynote addresses, panel discussions and fireside sessions led by renowned financial figures, wherein they highlighted the latest developments and emergent trends across the FinTech sector, including Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, venture capital and startup scaling.

The FinTech AD Festival once again says to hold the FinTech Awards, showcasing the very best in global FinTech innovation in the UAE and the region. The Awards claim to elevate grassroots talent and celebrate the boldest ideas and initiatives driving the industry. The winners of this year’s FinTech Awards include Michele Grosso, CEO of Democrance, Dinarak, ClauseMatch, Shorooq Partners, Manzil, UAETradeConnect, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), Nameer Khan of the MENA FinTech Association and Neha Mehta, Founder of FemTech Partners.

This year’s FinTech AD Education Partner, the ADGM Academy presented a fireside chat titled ‘Inside Wall Street: JP Morgan’s Approach to Digital’ featuring Helene Panzarino, Director of the London Institute of Banking & Finance, as well as Umar Farooq, CEO of Onyx by JP Morgan. The session discussed J.P. Morgan’s digital transformation strategy, competitiveness in the modern age and its relationship with blockchain technology.

The fourth edition of FinTech AD also notes to present the Investor Forum, bringing together key figures across the investment landscape to discuss pertinent issues across the sector, including risk management, post COVID-19 investment strategies and early stage investing.