February 21, 2019 - February 27, 2019 (All Day)
The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) will be hosting the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Fintastic Bahrain Week. As part of this week, in strategic partnership with Euromoney Conferences, we’ll be hosting this year’s GCC Financial Forum. The theme is ‘The Reinvention of Financial Services’ where we will analyse Responsible Finance, Women Driving Innovation in Finance, Open Banking, Global Trends and much more. The events will showcase top leaders in the FinTech and financial sector’s experiences, thoughts, and predictions on the current and future state of the GCC’s finance sector. We’ll also be hosting other events and immersive workshops for the local FinTech community.
The GCC Financial Forum 2019
Date: 26-27 February
Euromoney and the Bahrain Economic Development Board will bring together 800 global participants to meet, network and share their thinking on how financial services is being reinvented. We’ll have guests from regulators, fintech challengers, global banks and policy-makers across the Gulf and across the world. If your business sees financial services disruption as a challenge or as an opportunity – you should join us in Bahrain for two days of structured discussion, insight and conversation.
The Third Middle East & Africa FinTech Forum
Date: 21 February
Time: 8:00am – 5:30pm
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain (Google Maps)
Bank ABC and Arab Financial Services (AFS) will be hosting two days of discussions led by industry experts from FinTech to Artificial Intelligence (AI) to explore the potential of new trends to impact the future of banking, crowdsourcing and more. There will also be partnership development activities, meant to drive further synergies across the GCC’s growing FinTech sector.
Bankruptcy Law and its Impact on Banking and Startups Workshop
Date: 24 February
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: ARCAPITA, Bahrain Bay (Google Maps)
Join the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism as they lead an interactive discussion on Bahrain’s new Bankruptcy Law, and how the legal landscape is constantly evolving to respond to the needs of today’s fast paced economy.
Date: 25 February
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel (Google Maps)
Held under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) and organised by the Bahrain FinTech Bay, RegFact offers a platform for FinTech ecosystem partners – from global regulators to policy advocates – to exchange knowledge and collaborate in finding innovative solutions for the enhancement of RegTech practices.
BDB Rowad Majlis “Fireside Debate”
Date: 25 February
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Venue: McGettigan’s, Outdoor Garden, Adliya
International Venture Capitals and startups come together for a stimulating FinTech debate.
About the Bahrain Economic Development Board
The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is an investment promotion agency with overall responsibility for attracting investment into the Kingdom and supporting initiatives that enhance the investment climate.
The EDB works with the government and both current and prospective investors to ensure that Bahrain’s investment climate is attractive, to communicate the key strengths, and to identify where opportunities exist for further economic growth through investment.