2nd Edition Conference


"MEFTECH the leading banking and financial technology exhibition and conference"
MEFTECH the leading banking and financial technology exhibition and conference returns to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from the 24-25 February 2019 at the Four Seasons Riyadh Hotel, in partnership with MADA and SADAD and supported by STC Pay. Bringing together 2000 attendees in Riyadh, MEFTECH 2019 is the new FINTECH Hub in the Middle East. MEFTECH will address disrupting technology for all verticals of the financial environment attracting banks, financial institutions, e-commerce, medical, .. continue reading retail, hospitality, manufacturing, educational, travel and transportation industries; and this year’s exhibition and conference will extend across 3,500sqm. MEFTECH 2019 will have a dedicated start-up zone to meet groundbreaking start-ups in the regional commerce space, a world-class conference programme of international speakers tackling the most significant opportunities and challenges such as digital banking, revolutionizing remittance and hanging risk with AI.


  • MEFTECH Innovation Awards celebrates and honour the achievements and innovation in the Saudi Arabia.
  • THE INNOVATION THEATRE is designed to offer exhibitors an opportunity to share perspectives.
  • MEFTECH will have a dedicated Fintech Start-Up Zone, in partnership with Fintech Galaxy.


8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Business)

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2000 Delegates
50 ExhibitorsEstimated Count

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Banking & Finance


24-25 Feb 2019 Interested

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Hasnaa Momean

Hasnaa Momean

Engineer at sedr group Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mamdouh Alshanqiti

Mamdouh Alshanqiti

Entrepreneur at MBSC Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Sadik Allam

Sadik Allam

Dir. at Saudi Telecom Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Syed Ariff Ibna Ahmed

Syed Ariff Ibna Ahmed

Systems Analyst / Team Lead at Saudi Telecom COMpa .. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Saleh Alajaji

Saleh Alajaji

Managing Director at Iaa Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Abdulhamid

Ahmed Abdulhamid

Account Manager at Ncbs Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
nadia mounib

nadia mounib

Marketing Manager at one cmg Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Audience Profile

Business Development Manager
Marketing Manager
Account Manager
Project Manager

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Ahmed Alenazi

Ahmed Alenazi

Vice President of Business at STC Pay Saudi Arabia
Kamran Shahin

Kamran Shahin

Vice President of Blockchain Product Development & Innovation at... Pakistan
Bashar Baides

Bashar Baides

Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Cash International Syria
Janti Abdallah

Janti Abdallah

general manager of STS PayOne Jordan
Basem Al-Sallom

Basem Al-Sallom

CEO of SURE International Technology  Saudi Arabia
Hardy  F.  Schloer

Hardy F. Schloer

Managing Director of Schloer Consulting Group Germany
Alaeddin Elmajed

Alaeddin Elmajed

Director of Payment Services at HyperPay Jordan

Schedule & Agenda

Sun, 24 FebDay 1
Sun, 24 Feb 08:00 AM - 09:00 AMDelegates Arrival, Registration and Coffee
Sun, 24 Feb 09:00 AM - 09:05 AMRibbon Cutting
Sun, 24 Feb 09:05 AM - 09:25 AMKeynote address
Sun, 24 Feb 09:30 AM - 09:50 AMKeynote address – Mobile Payments in the RegionSTC Pay will address the role digital payment providers – led by STC Pay as the main driver in Saudi – are playing in Saudi and the region by pushing for a cashless society in their alignment with and application of Vision 2030, and how that is heavily due to the bigger role STC Group plays as an enabler of mobile payments and IoT.
Sun, 24 Feb 09:50 AM - 10:10 AMKeynote address
Sun, 24 Feb 10:15 AM - 10:45 AMNetworking Coffee Break
Sun, 24 Feb 10:45 AM - 11:15 AMFINTECH VS. BANKSKeynote: Digital transformation in bankingAs digital banking is on the increase in Saudi Arabia, the industry needs to adapt and invest in new technologies, processes and solutions. Find out how to survive and keep up with evolving consumer expectations.
Sun, 24 Feb 11:05 AM - 11:25 AMSTC Pay: How our digital wallet will lead the waySultan Alonazi, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & Banking, STC Pay Register: http://tinyurl.com/y3uoy38s
Sun, 24 Feb 11:20 AM - 11:35 AMReal-time payments realityIn a world that is always on customers’ demands for ease, speed, convenience and security is driving the roll out of real-time or immediate payments. Why should banks in the region embrace real-time and what challenges should they be ready for?
Sun, 24 Feb 11:40 AM - 12:30 PMPANEL: How banks, Telecoms & Fintechs can collaborate to unlock new opportunities. Hosted by HalalaH
Sun, 24 Feb 12:30 PM - 01:00 PMLunch
Sun, 24 Feb 01:00 PM - 01:45 PMCASHLESS EVOLUTIONThe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one country in the Middle East leading in the growth of online transactions, but cash still rules. This panel of experts discusses the economic benefits of increased digital payments and how governments, banks and enterprises must innovate to achieve this 2030 vision. What will it take to accelerate the Kingdom’s move towards a cashless society?
Sun, 24 Feb 01:50 PM - 02:05 PMKeynote: Looking at the effects of Digitization on the Retail Banking industry and how that has affected marketing strategies and the customer centric experience
Sun, 24 Feb 02:10 PM - 02:25 PMDecoding QR codesLearn why there is a resurgence of QR codes and how to use and implement them effectively.
Sun, 24 Feb 02:30 PM - 03:15 PMMOBILE PAYMENTSPANEL: Are wearable devices the future of mobile payments?Wearable technology in the form of items such as watches, bracelets and rings is becoming an increasingly popular way to pay and in 2018 Riyad Bank launched its own contactless bracelet in Saudi Arabia. This panel of experts will discuss the opportunities for wearable devices in the Kingdom and explore the challenges they may face.
Sun, 24 Feb 03:20 PM - 03:35 PMCase study: Improving customer experience using mobile paymentsCase study: Improving customer experience using mobile paymentsWith consumers love for mobile payments in Saudi, hear how a/large retailer(s) in the Kingdom on how they making the most of this to keep their customers close.
Sun, 24 Feb 03:40 PM - 04:25 PMMobile and boosting brand loyalty with mobileMobile phones are the go-to device for consumers in Saudi Arabia. From loyalty apps to targeting marketing, how can you make mobile an integral part of your brand loyalty experience?
Sun, 24 Feb 04:30 PM - 05:00 PMEnd of Day NetworkingEnd of Day Networking
Mon, 25 FebDay 2
Mon, 25 Feb 08:00 AM - 09:15 AMDelegates Arrival, Registration and Coffee
Mon, 25 Feb 09:15 AM - 09:30 AMBLOCKCHAIN AND DIGITAL CURRENCIESThe impact of blockchain on paymentsFind out more about opportunities for blockchain technology in payments and finance in Saudi Arabia.
Mon, 25 Feb 09:35 AM - 09:50 AMRevolutionising remittance: Blockchain and cross border paymentsWith Sama and Ripple piloting the use of blockchain to help banks settle cross border transactions, how should banks and fintech incubators in the region prepare for the future of remittance?
Mon, 25 Feb 09:55 AM - 10:30 AMPANEL: The future of digital currenciesAfter SAMA has pronounced that digital currencies, including but not limited to Bitcoin, is illegal in the Kingdom, what does the future hold for digital currencies in Saudi Arabia and around the world?
Mon, 25 Feb 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMCoffee break
Mon, 25 Feb 11:00 AM - 11:15 AMAUTHENTICATIONThe end of passwords: banking on biometricsThe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one country in the Middle East leading in the growth of online transactions, but cash still rules. This panel of experts discusses the economic benefits of increased digital payments and how governments, banks and enterprises must innovate to achieve this 2030 vision. What will it take to accelerate the Kingdom’s move towards a cashless society?
Mon, 25 Feb 11:20 AM - 11:35 AMWearables and the future of identityWearables and the future of identity
Mon, 25 Feb 11:35 AM - 12:00 PMMEFTECH Innovation Awards
Mon, 25 Feb 12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLunch
Mon, 25 Feb 01:00 PM - 01:30 PMAI AND MACHINE LEARNINGThe future of payments with Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Mon, 25 Feb 01:30 PM - 01:50 PMFighting fraud and managing risk with AIAs digital commerce explodes, the industry needs to be ready to fight the ever-evolving threat of fraud. How can the region’s ecommerce sector integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning to help make customer experiences faster and more secure?
Mon, 25 Feb 01:50 PM - 02:10 PMConversational commerceAmazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri…the use of smart assistants is on the rise. How will voice payments change the eccomerce landscape?
Mon, 25 Feb 02:10 PM - 02:35 PMEnd of Day Networking
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Kingdom Centre, Al Urubah Road, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12214
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