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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
Kuwait Finance House - Bahrain
National Bank of Bahrain

Media Partner

Argaam
Euromoney Magazine
GlobalCapital
Sky News Arabia
Daily Tribune

Event Overview

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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

HE Mr Zayed R. Alzayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Bahrain

HE Mr Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor, Central Bank of 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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Keynote Speaker

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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HE Mr Zayed R Alzayani

Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism
Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Bahrain

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HE Mr Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj

Governor
Central Bank of Bahrain

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Steve Wozniak

Co-Founder
Apple Computers

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Nejoud Al Mulaik

Director
Fintech Saudi

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Mishari Alassailan

Senior Adviser
Fintech Saudi

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Abdulla Almoayed

Chief Executive Officer
Almoayed Technologies

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Henri Arslanian

FinTech and Crypto Leader, Asia
PwC

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Richard Banks

Consulting Editor
Euromoney Conferences

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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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Charlie Corbett

Commercial Editor
Euromoney Institutional Investor

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John Defterios

Emerging Markets Editor and Anchor
CNN

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Umar Farooq

Head of Digital Treasury Services and Head of Blockchain, Corporate and Investment Bank
JP Morgan

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Lubna Forzley

Managing Director
Stories

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Ali Adnan Ibrahim

Global Head of Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Al Baraka Banking Group

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Irfan Khan

Chief Executive Officer And Founder
Yielders

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Steve Kirsch

Chief Executive Officer
Token

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Viola Llewellyn

Co-Founder and President
Ovamba Solutions

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Laurent Marliere

Chief Executive Officer and President
ISFIN

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Nadine Mezher

Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer
Sarwa

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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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David Pritchard

Chair
Euromoney Institutional Investor

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Inge Relph

Executive Director
Global Choices.org

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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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