MEBF 2018 brings together leading banks and international financial institutions under one roof

Saturday 03 November 2018
Dubai - MENA Herald:

The UAE Banks Federation (UBF) has announced the final agenda for its Middle East Banking Forum (MEBF) 2018, confirming the participation of high-ranking names from the global banking industry as well as key official figures that include the governors of the Central Bank of Finland and the Central Bank of Kuwait.

MEBF, a high-profile event supported by the Central Bank of the UAE, will bring together leading banks and international financial institutions to discuss how the future of banking would be 10 years from now, and is set to take place on Sunday, 11 November 2018 at Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, Dubai.

The event will attract an outstanding line-up of key speakers including Brett King, best-selling author of Bank 2.0 and Bank 3.0 and Founder/CEO of mobile bank ‘Moven', as well as Olli Rehn, Governor of the Bank of Finland and Member of the Governing Council for the European Central Bank, as the event's keynote speaker.

H.E. AbdulAziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of UAE Banks Federation, said: “As a true testimony to the remarkable success of its previous five annual editions, Middle East Banking Forum has already attracted considerable interest from banking industry stakeholders for its 6th edition in November. We are confident that the event will see a tremendous turnout of delegates, which in turn will demonstrate the unrelenting commitment of industry experts, executives and professionals towards contributing to the advancement of the regional banking sector.”

Attracting more than 400 senior banking executives and officials, financial regulators, government entities, consultancies, technology companies, law firms, and other stakeholders, the event will discuss how innovations in technology, new developments in regulatory compliance and sustainable banking, as well as a constantly evolving threat landscape will shape the region’s banking sector over the next decade.

The one-day forum, taking place on November 11th in Dubai, is organized in association with the Financial Times, will also focus, among several other topics, on the future impact of mobile payments, open banking, robotics and artificial intelligence, a winning retail banking strategy in the digital age, and ethical banking. In addition to speeches and presentations, the event will feature a host of engaging panel discussions.

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