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Regional fintech focus. Global fintech solutions.

400+ senior attendees. 20+ demoers. 60+ expert speakers. Only at FinovateMiddleEast.

Alongside Strategic Partner, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Finance, Finovate brings together the Middle East's fintech community to showcase cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology on a global scale.


Check out the Finovate blog for more news, the Finovate TV YouTube channel for more interviews and the Flickr page for event photos!

Best of Show winners announced!

The votes have been tallied and the people have spoken! Learn more about the winners of our Best of Show awards for FinovateMiddleEast 2019.

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FinovateMiddleEast 2019 photos

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FinovateMiddleEast 2019 live tweets

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Best of Show Demo - Amber Labs

Amber Labs won BOS for its Bitcoin Bank, where people anywhere in the world can get all the benefits of a robust, global financial network, without the technical and jurisdictional restrictions, nor the inherent asymmetries, associated with the modern banking system.

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Best of Show Demo - efigence

efigence won BOS for its EFI4 Digital Banking Platform, a seamless digital banking experience that guides retail banking customers through the complexity of the banking world using a three-screen environment.

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Keynote: Sonia Wedrychowicz

Looking ahead to the next 10 years of banking innovation, as well as walking you through the last 10 years of the world and banking digital transformation, this keynote presentation will show the context and tangible examples of state of the art digital implementations in financial institutions across three continents, and give you an outlook into future developments.

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What makes Finovate unique among fintech events?

We do not waste your time. Finovate is curated, fast-paced, and gets right to the point. And we have been delivering value for over 10 years.

Something for everyone

Fintech innovation continues at a blistering pace. You cannot afford to be left behind. 

FinovateMiddleEast will help you stay informed and find the next big advantage – before your competition does.

Top 6 reasons to attend
20+ live product demos

FinovateMiddleEast features 20+ demoers showing you their latest innovations. Each company has just 7 minutes – with no slides or video allowed. So you see live technology with no filler.

We handpick each company to create a balanced agenda with demos from startups and established and public companies innovating in all areas of financial services. 

2019 demoing companies
Insights from global fintech leaders

As well as seeing the latest innovative technologies live on stage, attendees heard about the latest regional trends and macro issues affecting financial technology from the UAE Ministry of Finance, Emirates NBD, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Startupbootcamp Dubai and many more.

2019 speaker lineup
Specialised focus. Specialised knowledge.

Two dedicated agenda streams help attendees gain insights on the latest trends, opportunities and challenges on:

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Meaningful connections to the fintech industry

Join 400+ senior financial and banking executives, venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, regulators and entrepreneurs from across the Middle East.

This is not your typical trade show floor. It is your chance to speak directly to innovators behind the most exciting tech in finance. And meet senior people from financial institutions and VC firms interested in using or investing in it.

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Networking measured in quality and quantity

We will help you connect with the people you want to meet through:

  • hot-topic round tables
  • high-impact networking sessions
  • Brella networking and matchmaking app – more details 
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Live Demos

Cut to the chase. Stay ahead on the best and latest innovations. 20+ product demos (not just pitches) of financial services technology over a single day.

Not only will you see innovations from key countries locally -- United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Bahrain -- but also globally: Europe, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Canada and United States.

FinovateMiddleEast by the numbers

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Be Seen. Be Heard.

We provide the platform to connect with hundreds of senior fintech decision-makers. Tell us your business goals. We will help you achieve them.

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