Global finance executives from 41 different countries in Abu Dhabi for the fifth edition of the ADGM Fintech Abu Dhabi Festival


ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2021 / PRNewswire / – Held under the patronage of His Highness the Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Abu Dhabi’s flagship Fintech Abu Dhabi Festival Global Market (ADGM) will kick off tomorrow with a highly anticipated program filled with over 200 speakers, 80 sessions and 40 hours of content shaping the global fintech landscape. The event will bring together the world’s top decision-makers and decision-makers, fintech innovators, unicorns, financial industry leaders and investors. The fifth edition of from the Middle-East the biggest Fintech festival will take place from 22 to November 24, 2021 in an exciting hybrid format, with the physical event hosted at ADGM. The Festival agenda is available for consultation here.

The Festival’s virtual platform is enjoying record international interest compared to previous years, with three times more registrations and participants from 41 different countries.

This year’s festival features 14 different forums and segments, including the return of the highly successful Innovation Challenge, Fintech100, Investor Forum, Government Fintech Forum, Youth Circle, Fintech Awards, as well as exciting new forums:

  • CxO21, a digital banking innovation summit that delves into the world of business innovation and digital banking;

  • Token, focused on the rapidly changing world of digital assets and currencies;

  • Fintech for Good, a dedicated forum that takes a closer look at the intersection of sustainability, fintech and innovation;

  • Fintech Souk, a close examination of cutting-edge developments in retail and payments; and

  • Risk4.0, a forum focused on risk management in Fintech and financial security.

Having marked its biggest gathering of 2020, this year’s Festival promises to be even bigger and better, featuring a stellar lineup of speakers. These include:

  • HE Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi, President of ADGM

  • HE Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Economic Development Department

  • HE Dr Abdulrahman A. Al Hamidy, Managing Director Chairman of the Board of Directors, Arab Monetary Fund

  • HE Mohamed Alabbar, Founder and Managing Director of Emaar

  • Jeff Sprecher, Founder of ICE and Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange

  • John collison, co-founder and president, Stripe

  • Bill Winters, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Group

  • Hana Al Rostamani, CEO of the First Abu Dhabi Bank group

  • Sandeep Chouhan, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank group

  • Dr. Bernd Van Linder, CEO of the Commercial Bank Group of Dubai

  • Akon, musician turned fintech entrepreneur

  • Nuseir Yasin of Nas Daily fame

  • Kevin o’leary, entrepreneur and venture capitalist

Commenting on this year’s Festival, His Excellency Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi, President of ADGM, said: “Given the rapid pace of transformation in the financial services industry, the continued sharing of knowledge on how best to approach and embrace these changes is crucial. At ADGM, we are very proud to welcome the most the region’s leading FinTech festival alongside esteemed colleagues and respected decision makers, and leading representatives of the financial industry and FinTech. This year’s FinTech Abu Dhabi Festival will be no exception to previous editions in its aspiration to be inspiring, challenging and transformative, underpinned by a commitment to highlight Abu Dhabi as the world capital for financial innovation, investment and regulatory excellence. “

ADGM invites all interested participants to register for the virtual event here.



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