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25 - 26 Feb 2020 New Date Reminder
The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaGet Directions
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"MEFTECH is the Middle East’s longest running Banking, Finance & Financial Technology event"
MEFTECH is the Middle East’s longest running Banking, Finance & Financial Technology event. Since inception, it has assembled 12,000 senior executives and 1,000 innovative tech providers to conduct business.Taking place in Riyadh, KSA, on 25-26 February 2020, MEFTECH is held in partnership with mada & SADAD and Title Sponsor STC Pay. Hosted at the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, MEFTECH features a high level conference and expansive exhibition.Top decision makers from government, banks, and large and small enterprises attend MEFTECH to discuss vibrant FinTech ecosystems, e-commerce & payment strategies, and how financial technology can support all industries and assist in delivering the 2030 Vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


  • Be inspired by young FinTech firms creating and testing new market solutions
  • Stay on top of new regulations and financial technology trends
  • Omni-channel solutions are the only way forward, and the Kingdom is ready.


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

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Banking & Finance
IT & Technology


Feb 2020 3rd Edition
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Schedule & Agenda

All TypesBreakRegistrationOpening CeremonyKeynote
Tue, 25 Feb 12:00 AM - 01:00 PM Break
VIP lunch and networking Dhuhr prayer time at 12:07
VIP lunch and networking Dhuhr prayer time at 12:07
Tue, 25 Feb 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Registration
Delegate arrival, registration & coffee
Delegate arrival, registration & coffee
Tue, 25 Feb 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Opening Ceremony
Official VIP Opening & Tour of MEFTECH
Official VIP Opening & Tour of MEFTECH
Tue, 25 Feb 09:30 AM - 09:35 AM Opening Ceremony
Welcome remarks from the organizer
Welcome remarks from the organizer
Tue, 25 Feb 09:35 AM - 09:40 AM Opening Ceremony
Welcome remarks from SAMA
Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey, Governor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA)
Tue, 25 Feb 09:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Instant payment solutions and other tools helping the Kingdom realize Vision 2030
Creating a cashless society in Saudi Arabia, bolstering the Kingdom’s position on the global financial stage,and digitizing the economy....continue reading
Tue, 25 Feb 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Keynote
How this month’s new regulations ensure an efficient and safe payment services sector
Minimum payments, capital requirements and data protection rules are just some of the guidelines released this month by SAMA for the issuan...continue reading
Tue, 25 Feb 10:30 AM - 10:35 AM Break
Break (5 min)
Tue, 25 Feb 10:35 AM - 10:45 AM Keynote
Middle East FinTech survey insights
Deloitte surveyed FinTech firms regionally. Here are select insights from their study of FinTechs in the Middle East.Anthony Yazitzis, ...continue reading
Anthony Yazitzis
Anthony Yazitzis Partner at Deloitte Middle
Tue, 25 Feb 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
FinTech hubs to foster community
Selling the dream of serving 34 million Saudi Arabians and the Middle East’s largest economy, plus their international neighbors. Creating ...continue reading
Karim Fawaz
Karim Fawaz Partner | Riyadh, Dubai
Mirna Sleiman
Mirna Sleiman Founder & CEO Fintech Galaxy
Tue, 25 Feb 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Keynote
Customer experience (CX) & self-service approach in branch
Creating a meaningful experience in branch transformation within the long term context of Connected Commerce. Banks need to evolve with the...continue reading
Eman Ramel
Eman Ramel Senior Product Manager for ATM and self-servi..
Tue, 25 Feb 01:00 PM - 01:10 PM Keynote
UAE Banking Pulse report for 2019
Key performance indicators of the UAE banking industry, and a deep look at the country’s top 10 listed banks.Asad Ahmed, Managing Direc...continue reading
ASAD AHMED Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Fin..
Tue, 25 Feb 01:10 PM - 01:50 PM
Redefining the bank
A depository, a service company, an insurer, a risk manager, an asset manager, a lender. Which is it? All of them? None? What roles will ta...continue reading
Daniel Gould
Daniel Gould Deputy CEO Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank
ASAD AHMED Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Fin..
Tue, 25 Feb 01:50 PM - 02:20 PM Keynote
Strategies that made Liv. the fastest growing bank in the UAE
Considered a ‘Lifestyle-Centric Digital-Only’ offering, Liv. has revolutionized banking in multiple ways, including by offering instant acc...continue reading
Jayesh Patel
Jayesh Patel Head of Liv. Digital Bank
Tue, 25 Feb 02:20 PM - 03:20 PM
Neobanks vs challengers vs community-based vs digital branches
What does it take to launch a completely digital bank in the Middle East? How receptive have target audiences been? Here are the business m...continue reading
ASAD AHMED Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Fin..
Nizar Head of Beehive KSA
Tue, 25 Feb 03:20 PM - 03:40 PM Break
Break Asr prayer at 15:25
BreakAsr prayer at 15:25
Tue, 25 Feb 03:40 PM - 04:20 PM
Letting go of cash: How the Kingdom can be cashless
Vision 2030 calls for 70% of all transactions in Saudi Arabia to be cashless. Though seamless systems are being developed across financial ...continue reading
Hazem Alrashed
Hazem Alrashed Head of Products R&D – Retail Banking
Khalil Alami
Khalil Alami Chief Executive Officer of Telr
Tue, 25 Feb 04:20 PM - 05:00 PM
Making them spend more, via AI-powered incentives, new ease-of-access
When we imagine the Saudi shopper of tomorrow, what does he or she look like and what services does he or she require when it comes to movi...continue reading
Tue, 25 Feb 05:00 PM - 05:00 PM
End of Day One MEFTECH Conference
End of Day One MEFTECH Conference

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