November 26, 2018 (9:00 am - 9:30 pm)
Wyndham Grand Manama
With 3 events in 1 day, there’s something for everyone:
Global Islamic Fintech Huddle
(9:00am – 12:30pm | Wyndham Grand Manama)
The Global Islamic Fintech Huddle is an international gathering of industry influencers andFinTech visionaries passionate about using technology to drive financial inclusion in a Shariah compliant and ethical manner. Featuring a series of high-level panel discussions, demo sessions and networking events, the Huddle is designed to be the epicenter of IslamicFinTech ideas and innovation with the primary objective of connecting all stakeholders of the IslamicFinTech ecosystem – start-ups, investors, policymakers and intermediaries – to facilitate the exchange of ideas and create new collaborative business opportunities.
Islamic Finance Innovation Day
(2:00pm – 4:35pm | Wyndham Grand Manama)
The future for Islamic FinTech is bright but its long term advancement depends on the effective development and empowerment of young industry talent to drive sustainable growth and progress.
Young professionals born in the digital age undeniably have a different relationship and affinity to technology than a majority of their more seasoned peers. It is also ultimately their preferences and demand for digital services that is driving the transformation agenda of banks, so who better to lead change?
With this in mind, this year’s Islamic Finance Innovation Day event, held in Strategic Partnership with the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), aims to shine the spotlight on the important role that the next generation of leaders in Islamic finance are and will need to play in the drive for FinTech innovation. The event will bring a fresh perspective to the Islamic FinTech debate by creating a platform to showcase the voice of rising stars.
In doing so, it will feature participation from a group of talented young professionals that are already making their mark on the industry or undertaking education and professional training that will enable them to help drive and lead the next wave of Islamic Fintech innovation. It will also engage senior strategy and HR specialists from leading Islamic financial institutions, education and training providers and other relatedFinTech experts.
A series of panel discussions will focus on exploring the views of young Islamic finance professionals on the pace and impact ofFinTech innovation on the industry today, existing obstacles, new methods and approaches required for growth and existing programmes and initiatives available for developing and empowering the next generation of Islamic FinTech leaders.
World Islamic Fintech Awards
(7:00pm – 9:30pm | Bahrain FinTech Bay)
The World Islamic Fintech Awards (WIFA) honors exceptional and deservingFinTech providers in the Islamic finance space for their outstanding work in driving Shariah compliant financial services through disruptive and collaborative technologies.
Taking place at the beautiful Bahrain FinTech Bay this awards evening is to celebrate and network with some of the most innovativeFinTech companies in Islamic Finance.