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The GCC Financial Forum 2019

26-27 February 2019
Manama, Bahrain

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Co-Host

Economic Development Board

Charter Sponsors

Al Salam Bank Bahrain
BBK
BNP Paribas
National Bank of Bahrain

Media Partner

Argaam

Event Overview

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

HE Mr Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor, Central Bank of Bahrain

HE Mr Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board

HE Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Finance and National Economy, Bahrain

Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder, Apple Computers

 

The GCC Financial Forum will return to Bahrain on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 February 2019. Now in its eighth year, the forum provides a platform for over 800 finance-industry participants including leading bankers, institutional investors, asset managers, policy makers, academics and stakeholders from across the globe.

This year’s conference theme is The Reinvention of Financial Services’. Proudly co-hosted with The Economic Development Board of Bahrain (EDB), we will analyse Responsible Finance, Women Driving Innovation in Finance, Open Banking, Global Trends and much more. View our agenda for a detailed breakdown.

Does your business see financial services disruption as a challenge or an opportunity? High-level speakers from ARK Investment Management, Finocracy Capital, Souqalmal.com, TechUK, Bahrain Fintech Bay, FemTechGlobal and Yielders, amongst others, will answer your questions and share their experiences, thoughts and predictions on the current and future state of the GCC’s finance sector.

[The GCC Financial Forum] has established itself as a landmark event, engaging key decision-makers in dynamic discussions that will ultimately help the private and public sector set the course for the future of finance.“ - J.K. Khalil, Country Manager, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Mastercard

"The 2018 GCC Financial Forum was an excellent opportunity to hear from luminaries in global finance, as well as regional leaders from government and industry. Topics were timely and the conference format allowed for in-depth discussion during, and after, the formal agenda." - Pawel Stefanski, Financial Services Sector Leader, Middle East and Africa, IBM

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HE Mr Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj

Governor
Central Bank of Bahrain

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HE Mr Khalid Al Rumaihi

Chief Executive
Bahrain Economic Development Board

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HE Sheikh Salman Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Finance and National Economy
Ministry of Finance and National Economy Bahrain

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Steve Wozniak

Co-Founder
Apple Computers

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Louise Beaumont

Co-Chair, Open Banking and Payments Working Group
TechUK

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Ghela Boskovich

Founder
FemTechGlobal

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Dalal Buhejji

Chair
Women in Fintech, Bahrain

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Irfan Khan

Chief Executive Officer And Founder
Yielders

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Ambareen Musa

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Souqalmal.com

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Ashar Nazim

Managing Director
Finocracy

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Todd O'Brien

Chief Executive Officer, MENA
Startupbootcamp

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David Parker

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

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Khalid Saad

Chief Executive Officer
Bahrain Fintech Bay

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Catherine Wood

Founder And Chief Executive Officer
ARK Investment Management

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Nasir Zubairi

Chief Executive Officer
The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology

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The GCC Financial Forum 2019 - What to expect

14 January 2019 | Euromoney Conferences

The GCC Financial Forum will return to Bahrain on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 February 2019. Now in its eighth year, the forum provides a platform for over 800 finance-industry participants including leading bankers, institutional investors, asset managers, policy makers, academics and stakeholders from across the globe.