Qatar Fintech Summit, a Virtual Expo and Summit on Fintech, will take place on 24 August 2021.

Qatar Fintech Summit is the definitive meeting place facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue with power packed networking opportunities among C-Level executives, leading industry experts, decision makers, policy makers and government officials from across the value chain to foster collaboration, discuss current challenges, business opportunities, develop market strategies, share knowledge and identify solutions aimed at shaping the future of Fintech.

The financial industry with its banking activities, is one of the key sectors of Qatar's Economy. Fintech holds considerable opportunities for economic diversification and is one of the four pillars of Qatar’s National Vision 2030. The Islamic Fintech sector in Qatar is on track to grow at a CAGR of 19.6% and is expected to be worth billions by 2025.

Ongoing social distancing and other precautionary requirements have forced traditional financial institutions, especially in the MENA region, to hasten the implementation of their digital transformation plans, with customers and businesses demonstrating a heightened level of engagement with Fintech. Accelerated digitization, with banks embracing new Fintech strategies have enabled them to develop products and services that meet existing and ever-changing customer and regulatory requirements, overcome current market challenges, while building resilient systems and enhancing operational efficiencies. Fintech solutions will have to play an ongoing role in the economic recovery, while accelerating the emergence of an inclusive, robust and innovative financial services industry.


A New Way to Experience a Summit

A virtual event works very much the same as our in-person events, with many of the physical features transferring across to the digital experience. The event will enable you to view the presenters live or catchup through recordings and visit vendors booths and network with anyone on the platform.

All you need is a desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone, and you can digitally attend from the safety and comfort of your office or home. The Event will start on 24 August 2021, 10:00hrs Arabian Standard Time or GMT +3, to ensure global attendance from all time zones.

The Qatar Fintech Summit will feature an expansive line-up of stellar speakers, case studies, panel discussions, engaging discussions, unique presentations providing access to a wealth of industry leading knowledge, sharing best practices and experiences, spotlighting trends, information exchange, cutting-edge insights and outlooks with actionable takeaways.

The cutting-edge agenda at Qatar Fintech Summit will explore trends driving innovation, optimization and improvement across the industry from financial inclusion, digital transformation, retail banking, customer experience, Islamic banking, insuretech, blockchain, cyber security, regtech and more.

The Event will also feature a comprehensive B2B Expo and will showcase an array of avant-garde solutions, specific, transverse and latest technologies, cutting edge innovation, cost-effective products and services to meet the requirements.

Collaboration between banks and fintech startups are instrumental in driving digitalization. There will be a special focus on promoting startups at the Qatar Fintech Summit.

Unique Offerings

Product Showcase
Present new products and services in the Product Showcase. Similar to on-stand presentations, you can showcase your products and services.
Exhibitor Virtual Booth
Similar to a live event, you will have a presence at the summit.
Generate New Leads
The meetings function within the Event lets you to connect with the highest level of tech trade industry professionals with direct purchasing power.
Watch Live
Watch presentations, fireside chats and panel discussions from top industry thought-leaders all day, every day!

1-2-1 Meetings
Use our innovative virtual event to connect and share ideas. Schedule individual meetings and network with industry professionals.
Comment and question in real time. Spark conversations with your fellow attendees.
Webinars & Round Tables
Attend live sessions debates and forums from industry experts covering a range of key areas.
Missed a session? Catch-up in your own time through our on-demand service.

Welcome Note

H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Saud AL Thani

Executive Director
Qatar Central Bank

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Waleed Ali

Digital Government Specialist
Ministry of Transport and Communications
State of Qatar

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Sholthana Begum

Special Adviser - Innovation and RegTech
Bank of England

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Alan Ainsworth

Head of Policy
Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE)

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Xavier Lavayssière

Digital Finance Expert
International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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Monika Olszówka

Business Development Manager

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Jeremy K. Balkin

Managing Director, Global Head of FinTech and Innovation for Wholesale Payments
JP Morgan

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Abdulkarim Abughali

VP Sales & Operations, MEA
Obrela Security Industries

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Nadja Zilic

Enterprise Presales Engineer

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Ronit Ghose

Global Head, Banking, Fintech & Digital Assets
Citi Global Insights

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Suleiman Barada

Senior Advisor & Head of UABdigital
Union of Arab Banks

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Hamid Rashid


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Imran Chowdhury

Global Data Protection Officer
Al Jazeera Media Network

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Dr. R. Seetharaman

Chief Executive Officer
Doha Bank

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Shyam Mohan

Vice President, Fintechs and Enablers

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Helie D’Hautefort


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Linoy Kidd

CIO Markets Security Services

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Safarudheen Farook

Co-Founder and CEO

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Alex Mashinsky

Founder and CEO

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Najma Sultana

Chief Information and Security Officer
Veem Inc.

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Geoff Brooks

General Manager / Founder
First Step MEA

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Thomas Schornstein

General Manager Middle East

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Saumitra Sehgal (Saum)

Roland Berger

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Dr. Martin Hülsen

Roland Berger

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Fahd Rachidy

Founder & CEO

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