MEBIS Dubai 2021

1-2 March 2021
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


The Region’s Leading Banking & Technology Event

Ten years on from the inaugural Middle East Banking Innovation Summit, growth in the fintech industry in the MENA region is continuing to gather speed. Whilst digital transformation is occurring throughout; with significant developments occurring in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Lebanon, the UAE continues to hold its position as the region’s largest fintech hub as the banking sector joins the global trend of technology transformation and intense digitization. With competition from new market entrants intensified, banks in the Middle East are quickly rising to the challenges and opportunities presented by changing consumer expectations and new regulations, forcing them to continue their development of digital capabilities and banking innovation.

The undisputed market leader in banking technology events in the region, the Summit will bring together banking leaders, fintech experts and over 450 senior financial services executives to discuss the future of digital banking across a two-day agenda hosting over 40 international and regional speakers.



Sponsors and Partners

Featured Speakers

Yuri Misnik |
Yuri Misnik

Group Chief Technology Officer First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Paolo Barbesino |
Paolo Barbesino

SVP, Head of Multichannel Banking Emirates NBD

Ghinwa Baradhi
Ghinwa Baradhi

Chief Information Officer MENAT HSBC Bank Middle East

Jameel Khan |
Jameel Khan

Head of Digital & Innovation Mashreq Bank

Stefan Kimmel |
Stefan Kimmel

Chief Operating Officer Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD)

Pamela Attebery |
Pamela Attebery

MENAT Regional Head of Innovation - HSBC Ventures Digital Business Services, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited

Vikram Sandhu |
Vikram Sandhu

VP, Head of Re-engineering and Robotics, Group Digital Office Emirates NBD

Sri Lakshmi |
Sri Lakshmi

Vice President, Head of Analytics and AI First Abu Dhabi Bank

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2019 in Numbers


10 +
Hours of Networking
20 +
Relevant Topics
50 +
Expert Speakers
450 +
Senior Professionals


2019 Attendee Breakdown

2019 Attendee Breakdown

The 10th Annual Middle East Banking Innovation Summit 2021 will host over 450 senior executives from leading banks, involved in the development and adoption of banking innovation across the region
  • Risk Management
  • Mobile Banking
  • Strategy & Operations
  • Retail Banking
  • R&D
  • Product Development
  • Customer Experience
  • IT
  • Data Analytics

Topic Highlights:

The Summit will host a series of both regional and international keynote presentations,
in-depth case studies, interactive panel discussions and informal fireside chats, all of which
will address the shift in focus from traditional banking services to fully digitalized operations.

Key topics include:

►       The transformative power of process automation in banking

►      The role of the CIO in today’s digitally disrupted banking environment

►      Retail Banking: Threats and opportunities caused by digital banks entering the retail sector

►      Innovation & Digital Transformation: Exploring myths vs realities of cognitive technologies

►      Use of AI & chatbots to support efficiencies in core banking processes

►      Data insights based digital marketing: The power of social media in banking

►      Biometrics in open banking

►      The emergence of digital currencies in banking: Blockchain

►      Optimizing UX for the omnichannel banking customer

►      Data & Analytics: Why data monetization is more than just a revenue stream



Q & A

Case Studies

Latest Innovations

  Panel Discussions

Industry Trends



Benefits of Attending

This Summit will delve into the developments, trends and strategies for developing technology-driven efficiencies in banking operations, digitally savvy marketing techniques and top tips for building banking ecosystems and third-party partnerships, whilst maintaining compliance and integrity in this fast-moving environment.

Attendee Feedback

"The conference sessions and speakers were good. What I like most about the event is that it was organized."

Krisztina Borsi

Business Analyst, Appello
" What I like most about the event is the mix between presentations and networking."  

Jacques Caers

Head of Sales – Financial Matters, Guardsquare
"The onsite event management team was super friendly and very helpful especially Andrew."

Joud Zaumot

Business Development Executive, Temenos


2019 Video Snapshot

Registration Closed!

1-2 March 2021

Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates



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