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December 4-5, 2017 | Intercontinental Festival City Hotel, Dubai

The most effective way to stay ahead of fintech innovation in the Middle East and North Africa

400+ attendees. 30+ companies demoing. Countless opportunities.

Finovate events bring together the entire fintech community to showcase cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo-only format as well as insights from global financial service experts.

Apply to demo at FinovateMiddleEast

We are still taking applications for companies to demo their latest fintech innovations at FinovateMiddleEast.

What makes Finovate unique?

Fast-paced demos of cutting-edge fintech

30+ innovative fintech companies will have just 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions live. No slides or video are allowed! 

With the amount of noise in the space, staying up to date on fintech innovation has never been more challenging. Our competitive application process means only truly innovative companies will be on stage. 

One-on-one connections with innovators

Speak directly to the founders and senior executives from the demoing companies during FinovateMiddleEast's high-impact networking sessions. 

This isn’t your typical trade show floor, it’s your chance to speak directly with the innovators behind the technology that excites you.

Pundit powered

Each morning Finovate will kick off with a high-energy, visonary keynote. 

Stay tuned for announcements. 

Beyond the demos: Insights from global fintech leaders

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

Networking measured in quality and quantity

FinovateMiddleEast attracts 400+ senior financial and banking executives, venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers, regulators, and entrepreneurs from across MENA. 

You'll meet the decision-makers behind the biggest financial brands in the world through our mobile app, hot-topic round tables, and high-impact networking sessions.

The future of fintech

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

Stay informed and find the next big advantage – before your competition does.

FinovateMiddleEast by the numbers

fintech decision-makers
fintech innovators demoing
financial institutions represented


Cut to the chase. Stay ahead on fintech innovation. 30+ demoing companies will show you their latest innovations live.

Best and brightest thinking on the future of fintech

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 2018 product roadmap and strategic planning.


FinovateMiddleEast is a great professional opportunity. One hour of learning at the event will earn you 1 CPD point. Attend our 2 day conference to earn up to 10 CPD points.

Stand out from the crowd

We provide the platform to connect with hundreds of senior fintech decision-makers. Tell us what you need and we'll help you achieve it. Please contact Victor Cruz at victor.cruz@knect365.com or +44 (0) 20 7017 5593.

Finovate blog

Keep up with the latest in fintech from our global network of industry veterans.

More Event Information

The Finovate Group

The Finovate Group is a research and events firm focused on innovation in financial and banking technology. Our team runs the Finovate and FinDEVr conference series and authors the associated blogs.

Contact Us

Email inquiries to middleeast@finovate.com.

Important Event FAQs

We’re looking forward to seeing you on December 4-5! Here's more information on the event.