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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Free Ticket For Industry Professionals View Details



50 Exhibitors Estimated Count

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Banking & Finance


24-25 Feb 2019 2nd Edition

Frequency Annual
Next edition likely in Feb 2020 Interested

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Ashar Saleem

Ashar Saleem

Analyst at Saudi kuwaiti finance house

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Saleh Butaish

Saleh Butaish

Consultant at Selfemployed

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Iyman Almaliki

Iyman Almaliki

Center manger of Abha CCI business women center at Abha Chamber of commerce and industry

Abha, Saudi Arabia


Project Manager at Camme Information Technology Corporation

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


PM at tayfe science

Riyadh Al Khabra, Saudi Arabia
Mosaed Abdulrahman

Mosaed Abdulrahman

Managing Partner at Access consulting

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia



Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Ahmed Alenazi

Ahmed Alenazi

Vice President of Business at STC Pay Saudi Arabia
Craig Ramsey

Craig Ramsey

Head of Real-Time Payments at ACI Worldwide Northampton, United Kingdom
Eleni Kitra

Eleni Kitra

Regional Head of Financial Servicesand Automotive, Facebook
Khaled Moharem

Khaled Moharem

Regional General Manager, MENA, FSS Technologies Egypt
Ahmed Hamdan

Ahmed Hamdan

CEO & Cofounder of Unifonic Saudi Arabia
Mansour AlHarbi

Mansour AlHarbi

Director, ELM Saudi Arabia
Ali Ahmmed

Ali Ahmmed

Head of Planning and Business Development, bKash Limted Pakistan

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Sun, 24 Feb08:00 AM - 09:00 AMDelegates Arrival, Registration and Coffee Registration
Sun, 24 Feb09:00 AM - 09:05 AMRibbon Cutting
Sun, 24 Feb09:05 AM - 09:25 AMKeynote address Opening Ceremony
Sun, 24 Feb09:30 AM - 09:50 AMKeynote address – Mobile Payments in the Region Session
STC 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 Feb09:50 AM - 10:10 AMKeynote address Keynote
Sun, 24 Feb10:15 AM - 10:45 AMNetworking Coffee Break Networking
Sun, 24 Feb10:45 AM - 11:15 AMFINTECH VS. BANKS Session
Keynote: 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 Feb11:05 AM - 11:25 AMSTC Pay: How our digital wallet will lead the way Session
#Open Theater
Sultan Alonazi, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & Banking, STC Pay Register: http://tinyurl.com/y3uoy38s
Sun, 24 Feb11:20 AM - 11:35 AMReal-time payments reality Session
In 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 Feb11:40 AM - 12:30 PMPANEL: How banks, Telecoms & Fintechs can collaborate to unlock new opportunities. Hosted by HalalaH Roundtable
Sun, 24 Feb12:30 PM - 01:00 PMLunch Break
Sun, 24 Feb01:00 PM - 01:45 PMCASHLESS EVOLUTION Roundtable
The 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 Feb01:50 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 Keynote
Sun, 24 Feb02:10 PM - 02:25 PMDecoding QR codes Session
Learn why there is a resurgence of QR codes and how to use and implement them effectively.
Sun, 24 Feb02:30 PM - 03:15 PMMOBILE PAYMENTS Roundtable
PANEL: 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 Feb03:20 PM - 03:35 PMCase study: Improving customer experience using mobile payments Session
Case 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 Feb03:40 PM - 04:25 PMMobile and boosting brand loyalty with mobile Roundtable
Mobile 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 Feb04:30 PM - 05:00 PMEnd of Day Networking Networking
End of Day Networking
Mon, 25 Feb08:00 AM - 09:15 AMDelegates Arrival, Registration and Coffee Registration
The impact of blockchain on paymentsFind out more about opportunities for blockchain technology in payments and finance in Saudi Arabia.
Mon, 25 Feb09:35 AM - 09:50 AMRevolutionising remittance: Blockchain and cross border payments Session
With 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 Feb09:55 AM - 10:30 AMPANEL: The future of digital currencies Roundtable
After 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 Feb10:30 AM - 11:00 AMCoffee break Break
Mon, 25 Feb11:00 AM - 11:15 AMAUTHENTICATION
The 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 Feb11:20 AM - 11:35 AMWearables and the future of identity Session
Wearables and the future of identity
Mon, 25 Feb11:35 AM - 12:00 PMMEFTECH Innovation Awards Award Ceremony
Mon, 25 Feb12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLunch Lunch
Mon, 25 Feb01:00 PM - 01:30 PMAI AND MACHINE LEARNING Keynote
The future of payments with Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Mon, 25 Feb01:30 PM - 01:50 PMFighting fraud and managing risk with AI Session
As 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 Feb01:50 PM - 02:10 PMConversational commerce Session
Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri…the use of smart assistants is on the rise. How will voice payments change the eccomerce landscape?
Mon, 25 Feb02:10 PM - 02:35 PMEnd of Day Networking Closing Ceremony

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Free Delegates

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40 Exhibitors of Current Edition
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Kingdom Centre, Al Urubah Road, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12214
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