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MIDDLE EAST BANKING INNOVATION SUMMIT 2014
29 & 30 September 2014, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

The 4th Annual Middle East Banking Innovation Summit will be held on 29 & 30 September 2014 in Dubai. The event has earned its place as the premier banking technology conference in the GCC, last year attracting over 400 C-level executives, IT experts, retail banking specialists and senior finance professionals eager to learn of the opportunities in the Middle East’s banking and finance sector.

The UAE is fast becoming a key international trading and transaction hub with the local retail and hospitality sectors booming and emerging market trade being routed via Dubai. The global Islamic finance industry is set for double-digit growth in 2014, and the Middle East’s financial sector is expected to be one of the biggest spenders in IT, a market that anticipates over US$32 billion in investment this year.

The challenge of regulation compliance and risk management, will see banks investing heavily into technology to upgrade outdated legacy systems that won’t be robust enough to cope with the new requirements. Technology will need to be flexible so that banks can customize and interrogate it to develop product and service offers that meet the increasing demands of the customers. Banks are now looking to become truly digital organizations, but it will be INNOVATION that will separate the best from the rest.

The Middle East Banking Innovation Summit is the leading platform to network with key industry influencers and decision makers, recognize leading-edge products and solutions, and discuss best practice strategies for applying innovation within your organization.

2013 Summit Highlights Video


MIDDLE EAST BANKING INNOVATION SUMMIT 2014
29 & 30 September 2014, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

The 4th Annual Middle East Banking Innovation Summit will be held on 29 & 30 September 2014 in Dubai. The event has earned its place as the premier banking technology conference in the GCC, last year attracting over 400 C-level executives, IT experts, retail banking specialists and senior finance professionals eager to learn of the opportunities in the Middle East’s banking and finance sector.

The UAE is fast becoming a key international trading and transaction hub with the local retail and hospitality sectors booming and emerging market trade being routed via Dubai. The global Islamic finance industry is set for double-digit growth in 2014, and the Middle East’s financial sector is expected to be one of the biggest spenders in IT, a market that anticipates over US$32 billion in investment this year.

The challenge of regulation compliance and risk management, will see banks investing heavily into technology to upgrade outdated legacy systems that won’t be robust enough to cope with the new requirements. Technology will need to be flexible so that banks can customize and interrogate it to develop product and service offers that meet the increasing demands of the customers. Banks are now looking to become truly digital organizations, but it will be INNOVATION that will separate the best from the rest.

The Middle East Banking Innovation Summit is the leading platform to network with key industry influencers and decision makers, recognize leading-edge products and solutions, and discuss best practice strategies for applying innovation within your organization.

2013 Summit Highlights Video

Who will you meet?

The Middle East Banking Innovation Summit 2014 will host over 400 senior professionals including CEO’s, CIO’s, COO’s, CTO’s, CFO’s, VP’s, MD’s and Department Heads from banks, financial institutions and regulatory authorities across the Middle East involved in the following:

  • Fraud & Risk Management
  • Customer Experience, Marketing & Retail Banking
  • Information Technology & Innovation
  • Product & Service Development
  • Social Media & Digital Channels
  • Strategy, Business Management & Operations
  • Data & Customer Analytics
  • Business Development & Market Research

Topics at a glance

  • Developing risk management and cyber-security frameworks and improving infrastructure to ensure business continuity and protect critical systems
  • Upgrading core banking technology to drive operational efficiency, business performance, and customer satisfaction
  • Evaluating and maximizing return on investment on distribution channel initiatives in the expanding digital landscape
  • Balancing regulatory requirements for Basel III and technological developments
  • Leveraging on technology advancement and big data analytics to meet customer demands and improve product development
  • Creating an innovative culture within the organization for product development and diversity in the competitive market

Top 5 reasons to attend the Summit

  • LEARN from regional and international industry experts about their strategies
    and market perspective
  • NETWORK with the regions top decision-makers from banks and financial institutions across the Middle East
  • RECOGNIZE the leading-edge technology from quality vendors at the
    ‘Innovation Lounge’
  • INFLUENCE and interact with your peers during roundtable and panel discussions
  • GAIN valuable insights into market trends and best practice to take back to
    your organization

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