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Main Conference: November 20-21, 2019
Additional Summit Day: November 19, 2019
|The Ritz-Carlton DIFC,Dubai

Regional fintech focus. Global fintech solutions.

400+ attendees. 35+ demoers. 60+ expert speakers. Only at Finovate.

Alongside Strategic Partner, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Finance, Finovate brings together the Middle East's fintech community to showcase cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology on a global scale. See the latest fintech innovations demoed live on stage and hear insights from global financial services experts.

Demo your latest fintech!

Learn more about demoing your latest financial services innovation or solution in front of 400+ C-level execs from FIs, VCs, tech giants, media and more.

What makes Finovate unique among fintech events?

We don’t waste your time. Finovate is curated, fast-paced, and gets right to the point. And we’ve been delivering value for over 10 years.

Something for everyone

Whether you’re a banker, venture capitalist, entrepreneur or member of the press, Finovate has the insight and ideas you need to stay current. 

Fintech innovation continues at a blistering pace. You can’t afford to be left behind. 

FinovateMiddleEast will help you stay informed and find the next big advantage – before your competition does.

Top 6 reasons to attend
35+ live product demos

FinovateMiddleEast features 35+ demoing companies showing you their latest innovations live. Each presenter has just 7 minutes – with no slides or video allowed. So you see live technology with no filler.

We handpick each company to create a balanced agenda. Startups, established and public companies innovating in all areas of financial services are encouraged to apply. Last year's themes included blockchain, lending, digital banking, customer acquisition and engagement, investment, wealth management, and security. 

Don't see your focus there? That's even better! Apply to demo.

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Beyond the demos: Insights from global fintech leaders

In addition to seeing the latest innovative technologies live on stage, you will hear about the latest regional trends and macro issues affecting financial technology.

Plus, two dedicated agenda streams help you gain insights on the latest trends, opportunities, and challenges on what matters to you.

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Networking measured in quality and quantity

Join 400+ senior financial and banking executives, venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers, regulators, and entrepreneurs from across the UAE.

Who attends FinovateMiddleEast? - find out here

We’ll help you connect with the people you want to meet through:

  • hot-topic round tables
  • high-impact networking sessions
  • NEW for 2019, the Brella networking and matchmaking app – see more details 
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New for 2019 - Summit Day

FinovateMiddleEast 2019 will feature an add-on Summit Day on November 19th to take a deeper dive into new technologies and Islamic finance. Switch between the two summits at your leisure. Attend the sessions that matter most to you.

Add the Summit Day to your main conference ticket and save $100.

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Islamic Finance Summit - learn more

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Stand up and be heard

Whether you’ve got a new innovation to demo, a new initiative to announce, or expertise to share, FinovateMiddleEast has something for everyone. 

Contact our team to find out the best way for you to get involved. 

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FinovateMiddleEast by the numbers

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fintech innovators demoing
financial institutions represented

Live Demos

Cut to the chase. Stay ahead on the best and latest innovations. 35+ product demos (not just pitches) of financial services technology over a single day.

Not only will you see innovations from key countries locally -- United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Bahrain -- but also globally: Europe, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Canada and United States.

The Conversation Continues

Visionary keynote speakers and power panels keep you up to date on the latest opportunities for your business. Leave with dozens of new ideas for your future product roadmap and strategic planning.

New Technologies and Islamic Finance Summit

FinovateMiddleEast 2019 will feature an add-on Summit Day to take a deeper dive into these topics

Hear real life examples, successful implementation, advice and insights. Switch between the two summits at your leisure. Attend the sessions that matter most to you.

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