A fintech revolution in the making

Event Overview

The last 18 – 24 months have been a dynamic period for Kuwait’s financial sector. The country’s Central Bank has been at the crux of driving change. From the recent launch of Weyay, Kuwait’s first digital bank, the launch of the digital banking framework, overhauling the e-payment regulations, opening the market to new payments providers, to the most recent launch of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) regulations, all transformations point to an overarching fact – Kuwait is on the verge of a fintech revolution. 

The trigger for the next phase in the Kuwait’s fintech journey is the launch of the awaited open banking regulation, currently in the sandboxing phase. As it has done to European and other GCC countries, which have embraced and launched open banking, the framework has the potential to disrupt the country’s banking and financial sector.  

From driving collaborations between incumbents and fintechs paving the way for heightened innovations, elevated levels of customer experience and improved regulatory oversight among plethora of other positive transformations, open banking is set to mark the beginning of a new era for the city-state. The significant progress in Kuwait’s fintech ecosystem is complemented by robust support from the government and regulatory bodies, financial institutions, and a fast evolving fintech sector. This collaborative effort ensures the development of a thriving fintech sector, opening doors for disruptive innovations in payments, lending, blockchain, and more.  

Fintech Kuwait, taking place on 20 & 21 November in Kuwait, aims to prepare and position the country to capitalize on the emerging opportunities as Kuwait enters into an era of financial technology innovations. The conference will discuss opportunities in Kuwait’s burgeoning fintech space, discuss market trends and address gaps  to position the country to leverage the full potential fintech will unleash and subsequently, become a market leading force in the GCC. 

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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 country

Products showcase & exhibition

Showcasing innovative and cutting-edge fintech products and solutions for the Kuwaiti market

Fintech startup pitch

Enabling the next big game changing technology for the financial sector to take shape by providing fintech startups an exclusive opportunity to present their ideas in front of VCs, funds and banks on the look out for promising technologies/companies

Networking

Extensive opportunities spread across two days to meet with local’s regulators, banks and fintechs

Exclusive workshop

Tailored to address challenges of incumbents in the uptake and successful deployment of customer-centric fintech solutions

Top Event Themes

Digital banks

Digital payments

Open banking

Fintech regulations

Fostering a fintech ecosystem

Cyber security and data privacy

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 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

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

Address challenges in the uptake and scaling of fintech solutions by the banking sector

Who Should Attend?

Ministries, Central Bank, Other Regulators and Policy-makers

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

Conventional Banks and Digital Banks

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

 

  • Digital / digital transformation / digital banking
  • Fintech
  • Cards
  • Digital payments
  • Innovations
  • Private, consumer & digital banking
  • Fintech & partnerships
  • Mobile banking
  • Information technology
  • Information/data management
  • Emerging technologies
  • IT & cyber security  
  • Merchant acquiring
  • Data privacy

Fintech associations

Retail companies & merchants with e-commerce and payment gateways

Investment funds & venture capital firms

Fintech startups

Chiefs, Managing Directors & Vice Presidents from:
  • Innovations & Digital Products
  • Payments
  • Investments

Agenda

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

Why Partner?

Gain first-mover advantage

Become one of the firsts to offer services and solutions in your category in a fresh burgeoning market

Become market shapers

If you’re an international player with background of extensive work with various stakeholders, Kuwait’s fintech sector provides an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to shaping an evolving market

Secure one-to-one meeting with key stakeholders

Network with key decision makers from policy makers, governments, banks, major retail firms and fintechs to address their unique requirements

Showcase your products & services​

Strategically position your brand in front of your target client via thought leadership, brand positioning and leveraging tailored marketing opportunities

Win business ​

With new regulations being launched and numerous upcoming ones in the works, Kuwait banks and retailers are on the lookout for fintech solutions that help them drive customer engagement and optimize customer experience through diversified, user-friendly and customized offerings

Payment technology providers

  • Payment gateway providers
  • BNPL providers
  • Payment processing API providers

Open banking enablers & solution providers

Platform & infrastructure providers

Consultancies

Other fintech solution providers

Digital verification providers

Gain first-mover advantage

Become one of the firsts to offer services and solutions in your category in a fresh burgeoning market

Become market shapers

If you’re an international player with background of extensive work with various stakeholders, Kuwait’s fintech sector provides an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to shaping an evolving market

Secure one-to-one meeting with key stakeholders

Network with key decision makers from policy makers, governments, banks, major retail firms and fintechs to address their unique requirements

Showcase your products & services

Strategically position your brand in front of your target client via thought leadership, brand positioning and leveraging tailored marketing opportunities

Win business

With new regulations being launched and numerous upcoming ones in the works, Kuwait banks and retailers are on the lookout for fintech solutions that help them drive customer engagement and optimize customer experience through diversified, user-friendly and customized offerings

Who Should Sponsor?

Payment technology providers

  • Payment gateway providers
  • BNPL providers
  • Payment processing API providers

Open banking enablers & solution providers

Platform & infrastructure providers

Consultancies

Other fintech solution providers

Digital verification providers

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    Speaking Inquiries

    Serah Ben  

    Conference Director 
    serah@gmevents.ae  
    +971-52 793 3292 

    Sponsorship Inquiries

    Bencily Thomas 

    Head of Sponsorships 
    bencily.thomas@gmevents.ae 
    +971-52 969 7209 

    Marketing Inquiries

    Rovie Garcia 

    Marketing Manager 
    rovie@gmevents.ae
    +971-58 806 0053

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