WIBC's exclusive  FINTECH platform

ENTERPRISE EXCELLERATE

5th december, 2016  |  Art Rotana Hotel Amwaj Islands, Bahrain

Embracing disruption, fostering innovation

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Strategic Partner

Enterprise Excellerate

Partnering with the Bahrain Economic Development Board and building on the success of the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC), we are enthused to introduce a new conference called Enterprise Excellerate. This conference will focus on the growing field of FinTech, entrepreneurs, start-ups and digital banking.

 

Over the past decade FinTech has become a prominent sector within the global startup scene. As the world’s financial systems continue to become more interconnected, the demand for better technology to link these systems rises.  We’ve seen FinTech disrupt the traditional banking sector through new and innovative ways of lending, transferring money and making payments.

 

With FinTech gaining importance around the world, the region is also looking at building entrepreneurial ecosystems where startups, related to finance and other industries, can get their start and grow.  Governments are investing heavily into creating environments where entrepreneurs can gain funding and support, while incubators and accelerators are springing up to aid in this development.

 

The banking industry is constantly looking to evolve to grow and remain competitive, and technology remains to be one of the more important factors that plays into this.  With this, comes the rise of digital banking.  Efficiency, ease and safety are undoubtedly the factors that will enhance a digital banking experience for customers.  How are banks engaging customers, and what do they need to do to remain an edge over others?

 

This summit will be the event to attend to cooperate with advanced FinTech hubs to build on innovation, understand the value in a supportive start-up environment and look towards the future of digital banking.

 

SPEAKERS

Stuart Hutton

CIO

Simply Ethical

Areije Al Shakar

Vice President and Deputy Head, Development Services

Bahrain Development Bank

Ola Doudin

CEO, Co-Founder

BitOasis

David Martinez de Lecea

Founder

Finerd

MORE SPEAKERS

Themes

E2 Startups
E2 Fintech
E2 Digital Banking

Start-Ups

FINTECH

DIGITAL BANKING

With high mobile penetration, a young demographic, skilled and educated workforce and government support – the MENA region is a rich ground for startups. This conference will explore how to best create an entrepreneurial ecosystem around the region, looking at what governments and independent companies are doing to support and fund start-ups.

FinTech is the hot topic in the field of banking, technology and start-ups.   What does this entail, can financial institutions work with them, and how can the MENA region catch up with other countries in excelling in this field?  Enterprise Excellerate will be the event to attend in order to grow, discuss and expand in technology and innovation.

In the GCC, only 34% of banking customers use mobile banking, and 55% percent are not satisfied with the current offerings according to the 2015 EY GCC Digital Banking Report.   Banks in this region need to accelerate the implementation of digital banking to meet the demands of their customers, as well as catch up with countries that are advancing in this field at a quicker rate.   Many of the traditional banks, including those in Islamic Finance, are not innovating fast enough to meet the demands of the customer.   There is a need to understand the value of digitalization in order to retain customers and gain new ones.   This conference will explore the advancements that are being made in digital banking, as well as how we can become more financial inclusive.

OBJECTIVES

Provide an arena for the enhancement of FinTech in MENA

Bring together start-ups with potential investors

Highlight the new technology and innovations that can be embraced by traditional and Islamic banks in digital banking

Discuss the need for further governmental support in creating an environment for entrepreneurs and start-ups to grow

STATISTICS

Only 24 % of Muslim adults have an account at a bank or formal financial institution vs. 44% non-Muslims

In recent years, fintech companies, which are mostly startups, have increased dramatically in number – from about 1,000 in 2005 to over 8,000 in 2016

Investments in financial technology have growth exponentially in the past decade — rising from $1.8 billion in 2010 to $19 billion in 2015

https://ir.citi.com/SEBhgbdvxes95HWZMmFbjGiU%2FydQ9kbvEbHIruHR%2Fle%2F2Wza4cRvOQUNX8GBWVsV – Citi Research

partners

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Cyber Security Innovation Partner

Islamic Finance Services Associate

Knowledge Partner

SILVER Partner

Associate Partner

Media Network Partner

WHY SPONSOR

Boost your profile in the technology, banking and digital field

Position your brand as a thought leader in the industry

Access to the regional and international FinTech ecosystem

Who Should Attend:

Heads of Digital Strategy

Head of eSales

Heads of Mobile Banking

Heads of Online Banking

New Digital Business Development

Incubators

Tech Developers

Heads of Retail Banking

Accelerators

Senior Directors

Heads of Payment Processing

Entrepreneurs

Heads of Digital and Technology

Heads of Marketing

Regional Hubs

Heads of Product Development

Chief Information Officer

Free Trade Zones

Digital Banking Managers

Global Transaction Services

Regulators

Central Banks

Investors

Venture Capitalists

Funds Representatives

CONTACT

Got inquiries about the conference? Please drop us a line

For Sponsorship and Exhibition Inquiries:

 

partnerships@meglobaladvisors.com

For Marketing and Media Inquiries:

 

Nikita Kandath

nikita@meglobaladvisors.com

For Visa Support Inquiries:

 

Aveline Ceballos

aveline@meglobaladvisors.com

For Delegate Inquiries:

 

Regel Aloria

regel@meglobaladvisors.com

For Speaker Inquiries

 

Ayla Iqbal

ayla@meglobaladvisors.com

AGENDA

Conference Day 1

5th December 2016

Welcome Address: Bahrain Economic Development Board

Keynote Address

Thomson Reuters Report Launch: The Bahrain Islamic Venture Capital Report

What is powering the FinTech revolution?

Fostering a culture of innovation: Key lessons from global hubs

Blockchain and cryptocurrency

Coffee Break

The era of AI: Rise of the robo-advisors

Enhancing the digital customer experience: how best to engage customers?

Bridging the gap between investors and startups: Is crowdfunding a game-changer?

Conference Luncheon and End of E-Squared

09:00

09:20

09:40

09:55

10:30

11:00

11:00

12:00

12:30

13:00

13:30

© 2016 Enterprise Excellerate

E2 Startups
E2 Fintech
E2 Digital Banking
E2 Startups
E2 Fintech
E2 Digital Banking

09:00

Welcome Address: Bahrain Economic Development Board

09:20

Keynote Address

09:40

Thomson Reuters Report Launch: The Bahrain Islamic Venture Capital Report

09:55

What is powering the FinTech revolution?

10:30

Fostering a culture of innovation: Key lessons from global hubs

11:00

Blockchain and cryptocurrency

11:30

Coffee Break

12:00

The era of AI: Rise of the robo-advisors


12:30

Enhancing the digital customer experience: how best to engage customers?

13:00

Bridging the gap between investors and startups: Is crowdfunding a game-changer?

 

13:30
Conference Luncheon and End of E-Squared

E2 Startups
E2 Fintech
E2 Digital Banking

ENTERPRISE EXCELLERATE

Embracing disruption, fostering innovation

5th december, 2016  | Art Rotana Hotel Amwaj Islands, Bahrain

E2 Startups
E2 Fintech
E2 Digital Banking

In recent years, fintech companies, which are mostly startups, have increased dramatically in number – from about 1,000 in 2005 to over 8,000 in 2016

Investments in financial technology have growth exponentially in the past decade — rising from $1.8 billion in 2010 to $19 billion in 2015

Only 24 % of Muslim adults have an account at a bank or formal financial institution vs. 44% non-Muslims

ENTERPRISE EXCELLERATE

E2 Startups
E2 Fintech
E2 Digital Banking

For Sponsorship and Exhibition Inquiries:

 

partnerships@meglobaladvisors.com

For Marketing and Media Inquiries:

 

Nikita Kandath

nikita@meglobaladvisors.com

For Visa Support Inquiries:

 

Aveline Ceballos

aveline@meglobaladvisors.com

For Delegate Inquiries:

 

Regel Aloria

regel@meglobaladvisors.com

For Speaker Inquiries

 

Ayla Iqbal

ayla@meglobaladvisors.com