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Key Sessions

Chris Skinner

Opening Keynote Address

The Financial Services Club and Independent Commentator, Author & Fintech Guru

Afternoon Keynote Address

08:00 - 09:00 60 mins

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Registration & Morning Coffee

09:00 - 09:15 15 mins

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Welcome Remarks from Dubai International Financial Center

09:15 - 10:00 45 mins

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Opening Keynote Address

  • Speaker Chris Skinner - Founder & Chairman, The Financial Services Club and Independent Commentator, Author & Fintech Guru

10:00 - 10:10 10 mins

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Leadership Brief: Gearing up for the Digital Future – Strategies for Success

10:10 - 11:10 60 mins

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Demo Session #1

Seven startup and established fintech companies have just 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions live. No slides or video are allowed! Finovate's competitive application process ensures only truly innovative companies make it to the stage. 

Demo categories could include:

  • Payments
  • Lending
  • Blockchain
  • Investing & social Investing
  • AI & machine learning

11:10 - 11:40 30 mins

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Networking Break & Refreshments

11:40 - 12:15 35 mins

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Panel: Creating an Ecosystem of Fintech Innovation: Understanding the Regulatory Framework, Supportive Mentorship Program and Market Funding Opportunities Available through the Fintech Hive at DIFC

This interactive session will outline the supportive regulatory framework for fintech start-ups in Dubai International Financial Center to innovate, grow and test new concepts without being subject to the same regulatory requirements as normal firms. DIFC fintech start-ups will join this panel.

12:15 - 13:15 60 mins

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Lunch

13:15 - 14:15 60 mins

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Demo Session #2

Seven startup and established fintech companies have just 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions live. No slides or video are allowed! Finovate's competitive application process ensures only truly innovative companies make it to the stage.

Demo categories could include:

  • Security
  • Digital currency
  • Mortgagetech & proptech
  • Customer acquisition
  • Wealth management

14:15 - 14:45 30 mins

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Fintech Founder Fireside Chat: The Future of Cross Border Money Movements and The Direction They Are Headed

  • Speaker Steve Naude - Head, Middle East & Africa, Transferwise

14:45 - 15:15 30 mins

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Networking Break & Refreshments

15:15 - 16:00 45 mins

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Afternoon Keynote Address

16:00 - 17:30 90 mins

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Networking Reception & Refreshments

Day concludes at 17:30