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Opportunities and challenges

October 10 - 16, 2018

Gulf Weekly Opportunities and challenges


Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB) has announced that the National Bank of Bahrain, Al Baraka Banking Group, Venture Capital Bank and Gulf International Bank will be strategic partners for its upcoming annual forum focusing on ‘FinTech: Opportunities & Challenges’.

The forum will be held on October 31 at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa under the auspices of the Central Bank of Bahrain and expects to attract more than 300 senior representatives from among BAB’s 52 members, regulators and executives of monetary funds.

The agenda will feature a series of high-level keynote speeches and plenary sessions providing expert opinion and commentary on FinTech and the impact of emerging financial technologies on Bahraini banks and the future of the industry. 

Topics to be covered by a diverse range of local, regional and international speakers will include the relationship between banks and FinTechs and legal and regulatory considerations. 

Afrah Ajaj, members affairs manager at BAB, pictured above, said: “Together with our partners, we look forward to bringing Bahrain’s banking community and FinTechs together to explore opportunities and challenges for the industry and the way forward.”

To ensure the forum addresses the industry’s needs, its development is also supported by an eight member steering committee representing the banking sector, FinTechs and other related areas. These include professionals from Al Baraka Banking Group, Bahrain FinTech Bay, BIBF, BAB, and Finmark Communications, the forum’s organiser. 

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