Innovating Jordan's Financial Frontier

with Digital Banking and e-Payments

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Event Overview

The Fintech Jordan Conference, held on May 8th – 9th, 2024, at the prestigious St. Regis in Amman, Jordan, marked a pivotal moment for the nation’s financial landscape. Convening a diverse array of stakeholders including regulators, policymakers, industry thought leaders, and innovators from banks, fintech firms, insurance, e-commerce, telecommunications, startups, and beyond, the event served as a dynamic platform for collaboration and innovation. 

At its core, the conference aimed to delve into the forefront of financial technology, showcasing Jordan’s remarkable advancements while addressing pressing issues such as regulatory challenges, cybersecurity, financial inclusion, and concentration risk. By fostering dialogue and collective strategizing, participants explored cutting-edge strategies and shared success stories, laying the groundwork for collaborative initiatives that promise to shape the future of finance.  

Spanning a wide spectrum of critical topics, discussions ranged from the proliferation of mobile banking apps to the transformative potential of blockchain technology, from the rise of contactless payments to the disruptive impact of AI-driven solutions. These conversations underscored the seismic shifts underway in how we interact with money, banking, and commerce, presenting both challenges and opportunities for stakeholders across the financial ecosystem.  

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Event Features

Two-day conference
Comprising of exclusive interviews, panel discussions, presentations and fire-side chats, the event will address vital topics and address challenges that will enable accelerated pace of adoption and foster innovations in the financial sector.
Diverse Speaker Lineup

The conference guarantees a rich tapestry of insights by featuring a wide array of perspectives from fintech industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators, ensuring diversity in backgrounds, experiences, and areas of expertise.

Products Showcase & Exhibition
Showcasing innovative and cutting-edge fintech products and solutions for the Jordan market
Networking
Extensive opportunities spread across two days to meet with local regulators, banks and fintechs

Top Event Themes

Digital Banking and Finance
Open Banking and Open Finance
Mobile Wallets and E-Payments
Fintech Regulations and
Policies
Financial Inclusion
Cross Border Payments

Why Attend?

A platform for the key stakeholders to convene – a forward-thinking regulator, a government that has placed digital transformation across key sectors at the top of its agenda, a banking sector that’s pressed the pedal on its fintech journey, growing universe of financial technology and service providers, VCs, retail network utilizing payment gateways among others assemble at Fintech Kuwait. Join two-days of intensive discussions that will pave the way for a tech driven finance future for the region.

Join two-days of intensive discussions that will pave the way for a tech driven finance future for the region.

Join Fintech Kuwait to Find Out

Announcements and updates on upcoming regulations
What’s next for Kuwait’s fintech sector as the burgeoning, young sector takes shape – is the banking sector ready to capitalize on the opportunities unleashed by the fintech wave?
Will digital banks become close competition to incumbents in terms of market share and happy customers?
Latest innovations and trends in the payments space
What’s required to ensure the successful uptake of BNPL in the Kuwaiti market? How will BNPL transform Kuwait’s digital lending space?
Is the country ready for open banking? Key factors to ensure preparedness and foster growth and innovation
Is the financial ecosystem mature enough to support fintech startups and the rapidly growing sector?
Address challenges in the uptake and scaling of fintech solutions by the banking sector

Who Should Attend?

  • Governor & deputy governor
  • Undersecretary
  • Heads of financial strategy & planning
  • Heads of digital transformation and technology

Chiefs, Directors, General Managers, Vice Presidents, Heads, Managers from

  • Digital / digital transformation / digital banking
  • Fintech
  • E-Payments/E- Channels
  • Cards
  • Innovations
  • Information Technology
  • Emerging technologies
  • IT & cyber security
  • Data Management/Data Security/ Data Privacy

Chiefs, Managing Directors & Vice Presidents from:

  • Innovations & Digital Transformation
  • Digital Products / E- Channels
  • Payments
  • Investments
  • Information Technology

Chiefs, Managing Directors & Vice Presidents from:

  • Innovations & Digital Products
  • Payments
  • Investments

Chiefs, Managing Directors & Vice Presidents from:

  • Innovations & Digital Products
  • Payments
  • Investments

Chiefs, Managing Directors & Vice Presidents from:

  • Innovations & Digital Products
  • Payments
  • Investments

Advisory Board Members

Ahmed Al Shaikh

Chief Information Officer
Jordan Islamic Bank

Eng. Dina Al Salameen

VP, Head of Cyber and Information Security Department
Bank ABC

Dr. Jihad M. Mohaidat

CEO
National Center for Innovation (NCI)

Ma'moun Abu Shawar

Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation

Raʼed Awdeh

Assistant Secretary General for Scientific and Technological Affairs
Higher Council for Science and Technology

Conference Chairwoman

Yasmeen AbuObaid

Program Manager
Startupbootcamp

Conference Speakers

Ghada Tarawneh

Head of IT Infrastructure Division
The Central Bank of Jordan

Layanah Wreikat

Business Development and Operation Director
Jordan Payments, and Clearing Company (JoPACC)

Lama Arabiat

Director of Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Technologie
Ministry of Digital Economy & Entrepreneurship – Jordan

Sultan Kashoura

CEO
Zain Cash

Mohammad Sammur

Head of Examiners – Finance institutions and Credit Bureaus
The Central Bank Jordan

Sara Tabana
Sr. Director, FinTech Innovation Strategy
Visa
Dr. Jihad M. Mohaidat

CEO
National Center for Innovation (NCI)

Hamzeh Al-Alayani

Board Member
Government Investments Management Company

Mohammed Tawabini

Senior Director of Business
Zain Cash

Ahmed Al Shaikh

Chief Information Officer
Jordan Islamic Bank

Hala Zahran

Head AB Xelerate
Arab Bank

Mohamed Othman

CEO
Valu

Chief Risk Officer
Khaled Malek

Chief Risk Officer
Bank Al Etihad

Suhail Salman

Head of Retail Business and Digital Banking
Jordan Kuwait Bank

Hussam AlKokhon

Head of Trade Finance
CQUR Bank

Ledi Lapaj

Director Customer Experience
Bank Al Etihad

Eng. Dina Al Salameen

VP, Head of Cyber and Information Security Department
Bank ABC

Issam George Shnoudeh

Chief Operations Officer
Tamweelcom

Riyad Jazmawi

Head of Information Security, IT Governance and Business Continuity
InvestBank

Habiba Khaled

Senior Director – Strategy & Market Expansion
Valu

Ma'moun Abu Shawar

Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation

Dr. Rehman Al Zughier

CEO
C-Path

Nisreen Al Khasawneh

General Manager
Tanmeyah

Nivin Abu Snaineh

Financial Advisor
InvestBank

Raʼed Awdeh

Assistant Secretary General for Scientific and Technological Affairs
Higher Council for Science and Technology

Ala Sahawneh

Business Development & Marketing Manager
Ahli Microfinance Company

Hani Murad
Commercial Director Startupbootcamp

Agenda

  • DAY 1 | 8th May
  • DAY 2 | 9th May

08:00 – 09:20

Registration and Networking

09:20 – 09:30

Welcome Message by GM Events

09:30 – 09:40

Opening Remarks by Conference Chairwoman

09:40 – 10:00

Opening Keynote Address: Fintech and Innovation as Key Pillars in Building Jordan’s Digital Economy

Speaker:

10:00 – 10:30

VIP Exhibition Tour

10:30 – 11:15

Opening Panel Discussion:Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: How Collaboration Between Financial Institutions and Fintechs is Pioneering Innovation

Panelists:

Moderator:

11:15 – 11:30

Industry Innovation Showcase Session

Speaker:

11:30 – 12:00

Networking Coffee Break

12:00 – 12:50

Panel Discussion: Cashless Society: Money in the Digital Age

Panelists:

Moderator:

12:50 – 13:35

Panel Discussion: A Defender's Guide for Safeguarding Critical Assets and Upholding Customer Privacy in an Ever-Evolving Cyber Threat Era

Panelists:

Moderator:

13:35 – 13:45

Closing Remarks by Conference Chairwoman

13:45

Networking Lunch and End of Day One

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and Networking

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome Remarks by Conference Chairwoman

09:10 – 10:00

Panel Discussion: Financial Inclusion as a Catalyst for Jordan's Economic Development

Panelists:

Moderator:

10:00 – 10:50

Panel Discussion: Shaping a Seamless Customer Experience Across Industries with Embedded Finance

Panelists:

Moderator:

10:50 - 11:10

Presentation Session: Digital Strategies for Trade Finance Optimization

Speaker:

11:10 – 11:55

Networking Coffee Break

11:55 – 12:40

Panel Discussion: AI's Role in Reshaping the Landscape of Financial Services

Speaker:

Moderator:

12:40 – 13:00

Project Spotlight Session: Fueling Financial Innovation: Empowering Entrepreneurs in Jordan's Fintech Arena

Speaker:

13:00 – 13:20

Fireside Chat: Unravelling Regulations: What to Do and What Not to Do?

Speakers:

Moderator:

13:20 – 13:30

Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson

13:30

Networking Lunch and End of Conference

Sponsors

Gold Sponsor
Innovation Sponsor
Payment Service Provider Sponsor
Strategic Fintech Sponsor
Exhibitor
Exhibitor
Exhibitor
Industry Sponsor
Industry Sponsor
Official Logistics Partner

Media Partners

Why Sponsor ?

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Get in front of your target market:
Get access to key stakeholders involved with digital banking and fintech projects in the region and get insight into their plans to invest in new technologies and spot opportunities.

02.

Increase your competitiveness:

Learn about the challenges faced by the region’s key stakeholders and identify how you can provide them with customised solutions to help them overcome them.

03.

Generate strong leads:
Learn about future asset integrity requirements of the government sectors, banks, ecommerce and retail companies and influence decision makers and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming projects.

Who Should Sponsor?

Floorplan

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Ticket Options:
Government Administration, Ministries, Policy Makers, Banking and Financial Institutions: $99 + 5% Tax = $104
Vendors and Solution Providers: $2799 + 5% Tax = $2938.95
int@j members (Non- solution Provider Only) – 20% discount – $79 + 5% VAT= $83

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    Venue

    The St. Regis Amman, Jordan

    Accommodation

    We are delighted to inform you that we have successfully secured exclusive discounted rates for our valued clients at The St. Regis Amman

    NET Rate for single room is 155 JOD per person per night including breakfast.
    in the event of changes to Government taxes (+ or -), rates will be adjusted accordingly to reflect any changes.
    Important: Please note that room rates and/or category are subject to availability according to hotel’s occupancy. Great Minds Event is not responsible in case of rate increase or unavailability of a room category as this is beyond our control.
    Hotel’s check-in time is: 3:00pm and check-out time is 12:00pm
    Early check in / Late check out charges might apply.
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    Private Banking

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    Privatebanking.com’s FINANCE LOUNGE business network is a vibrant and fast growing online community designed to help financial markets professionals to build network, increase visibility and identify and stay in touch with relevant industry experts and customers alike.

    The Fintech Times

    Established in 2016, The Fintech Times is a global multimedia news outlet centred around our print
    newspaper, the first and only dedicated Fintech newspaper.Chronicling the latest developments in cutting-edge financial technologies including Payments
    Innovation, RegTech, Banking Transformation, AI, Cryptocurrencies, WealthTech, Cybersecurity,
    Insurtech and many more.
    Fintech needs an authoritative voice that gives the industry exposure and integrity.
    They have been building that voice over the years together with the main players in finance,
    international thought leaders and global Fintech firms, with the support of our 150,000 unique
    online readers per month and over 150,000+ copies of the print & digital newspaper circulated
    around the world.
    Their mission is clear and simple – to make Fintech understood and celebrated.

    The Fintech power 50

    The Fintech Power 50 is a annual guide to the most influential and innovative companies, and visionary personalities shaping the Fintech industry. Each year we select 40 innovative companies and 10 of the worlds best Fintech Influencers.
    It acts as a much-needed reminder of all the great things we are achieving in the world of financial technology, and shines a spotlight on those who are transforming financial services for the better.

    The Fintech Power 50 is not just a shinny list of Fintechs and Infulencers but a programme that provides help & support for each and every member over a year.
    They understand for a Fintech to grow there are many areas than just brand visibility & marketing, so we help them in some of the most forgotten and important areas such as hiring the right talent, investment and geographical expansion just to name a few all under one roof.
    They act as connectors and the team bring over 40 years of experience, knowledge and understand in this great industry.
    Members benefit from a yearly program that actively promotes and supports them to a global audience, including bespoke networking and event opportunities, to foster strategic partnerships, brand awareness and connect to financial leaders looking to collaborate on the next big thing.
    They aim to really understand the needs and requirements of every member.
    With Fintech companies from around the world, across a multitude of specialisms.
    Their goal is to recognise the game changers, movers, and shakers who are really making a difference to our industry.

    Icoholder

    ICOHOLDER company is a smart tracker, global analytics platform with the largest crypto database, giving institutional and retail investors access to real-time, high-quality, reliable market and pricing data. As a market data provider they offer a comprehensive, holistic overview of the market and crypto trends. They produce: cryptocurrency trade data, order book data, blockchain and historical data, social data, reports, audits, crypto reviews and a suite of cryptocurrency indices. Their mission is to make the crypto industry more transparent.

    Fintechna

    Fintechna is a media outlet about fintech with over 25.000 unique readers.

    Coinpedia

    CoinPedia.org offers global blockchain and cryptocurrency news, updates, guides, reviews, analytics, and predictions by experts. Our team of analysts, reporters, authors, and experts has high journalism standards and is urged to deliver authentic, impartial, truthful, accurate, and transparent news. and information We understand the importance of this technology and work with the motive to bring this to the world in a simplified and informative manner. Coinpedia is the prime choice of Fintech & cryptocurrency enthusiasts for the latest crypto news and insights. Coinpedia serves information to more than a million readers globally and holds 3000+ active partners. We invite you to join our journey with millions of others to possess the knowledge and explore the opportunities now and in the future.

    Fintech Review

    Fintech Review is an independent online media established in 2020 on a mission to decrypt what is happening in fintech around the world. Fintech Review is at the intersection of business, finance, technology, and economics. From explaining basic concepts to analysing major trends, and interviewing business leaders and entrepreneurs in the industry.

    Finance World Magazine

    The Finance World is a leading finance magazine of MENA that provides all the latest updates happening across all the business sectors of the Middle East and worldwide. Our readers enjoy the perspective offered in the fields of fintech, banking, stock market, digital assets, startups, trade, energy, manufacturing & retail, mergers & acquisitions, healthcare, education, travel and so on. Attracting a wide range of dynamic and influential audiences from the industry we have got something different for everyone and we believe in delivering true value.

    Financial IT

    Financial IT is a digital platform for multimedia and editorial content, rankings and overviews of major industry events. Financial IT magazine is published throughout the year in digital form. Financial IT magazine is available in print form at major trade events through our media partnerships.
    We believe that our competitive edge comes from our established relationships with financial IT companies and institutions, the breadth of the solutions described and the quality of content. Financial IT provides a detailed map of the everchanging space where the IT provider sector meets the broadly defined financial services sector.

    Fintech Finance News

    Fintech Finance work with renowned executives in the industry to provide key decision-makers globally within leading financial services organisations with reliable and accurate intelligence on emerging trends and breakthrough technologies, helping them to make informed decisions. They invest heavily in a continually updated global database of decision-makers to ensure precise and accurate coverage of the budget-holders responsible for purchasing and specifying all the products and services they need to operate successfully. At Fintech Finance, they produce boundless video episodes looking at range of topics within financial services, as well as monthly printed publications, with a constant stream of online news plus coverage from attending the biggest industry events.