Event name

The Euromoney Lebanon Conference 2018

27 June 2018
Beirut, Lebanon

Sponsors

There is no better way to network with your key clients whilst providing a host of interesting panels and lively workshops to keep them informed on the latest market trends. Euromoney conferences provide an unparalleled opportunity for you to reach and remain at the forefront of your market.

To find out how you could benefit from sponsoring a Euromoney Conference please contact us on +44 (0) 20 7779 8488.


Official Supporters

Banque du Liban
Capital Markets Authority

Lead Sponsor

BLOM BANK

Lanyard Sponsor

Banque Libano-Française

Association Partners

American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce
LIFE Lebanon

Fintech Community Partner

Fintech Galaxy

Community Partner

Alt City

Business Community Partner

Executive Magazine

Media Partners

Al Morakeb Group
El Iktsad
GlobalCapital

Event Overview

The fourth annual Euromoney Lebanon Conference took place in Beirut on Wednesday 27th June 2018.

This year we turned our focus towards some of the most important tech trends in finance. Our diverse line-up of speakers delved into topics such cryptocurrencies, AI, cloud tech, blockchain, regulatory sandboxes and much more. The ultimate aim of the discussions was to explore if and how fintech can really change the Lebanese financial landscape – or whether the hype surrounding these new technologies is no more than a passing phase.

Lebanon is a unique country – with huge opportunities and strengths – but also with significant and unique challenges.  Each of our discussions at the event were designed to explore whether Lebanon can leverage the energy and quality of its people to overcome some of these challenges by applying unique technological solutions in its vibrant financial sector.

For sponsorship enquiries for the 2019 event, please contact Verity Adamthwaite at verity.adamthwaite@euromoneyplc.com or +44 (0) 20 7779 8387.

For speaking enquiries, please contact Sara Leech at sleech@euromoneyplc.com

Speakers

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Keynote Speaker

H.E. Mr Riad Salamé

Governor
Banque du Liban

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Saad Azhari

Chairman and General Manager
BLOM Bank

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Hoda Younan

Country Manager, Lebanon
Microsoft

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Lina Hediah

Executive Director, MENA
ConsenSys

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Wai Lum Kwok

Executive Director, Capital Markets, Financial Services Regulatory Authority
Abu Dhabi Global Market

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Verity Adamthwaite

Conference Manager
Euromoney Conferences

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Omar Bader

Chief Executive Officer
PinPay

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Richard Banks

Consulting Editor
Euromoney Conferences

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Victoria Behn

Director Middle East and Africa
Euromoney Conferences

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Angus Blair

Chief Operating Officer
Pharos Investments

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Paul Chucrallah

Managing Director
Berytech Fund II

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Hadyah Fathalla

Executive Director
C5 Accelerate

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Nadine Mezher

Co-Founder
Sarwa

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Dr Fadi Osseiran

General Manager
BLOMINVEST Bank

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David Parker

Executive Director, Financial Services
Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)

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Mirna Sleiman

Founder & CEO
Fintech Galaxy

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Nadim Zaazaa

Chief Executive Officer
UK Lebanon Tech Hub

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Videos

Fintech Blog

Critics of bitcoin focus too much time on bitcoin and not enough time on the transformative power of the technology that underlies it – and its crypto-cousins. It’s like vehemently pressing home the design and safety shortcomings of the first ever motorcar, and ignoring the potential of the internal combustion engine that powered it.

Richard Banks explains how cryptocurrencies actually work, and why the distributed ledger technology that underlies them will change the world in ways we do not yet understand, in his two part blog.


Part 1: Genesis. "At a series of evening talks last week I explored the world of blockchain in the company of experts and hundreds of businesspeople from the Middle East. What surprised me were the widely varying levels of understanding, excitement and scepticism..." Read more here.

Part 2: Metamorphosis. "One of the frequent misunderstandings about cryptocurrencies revolves around the nature of anonymity in the system.  If all transactions are recorded in the distributed, tamper proof, blockchain ledger how can the markets be fraudulent? This question goes to the heart of both the challenges and opportunities presented by blockchain technology..." Read more here.

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