MANAMA, Bahrain, Sept. 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Bahrain is set to host the inaugural edition of Fintech Forward 2023 (FF23), the first day of which on October 11 will be programmed by Economist Impact. Under the sponsorship of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) and in strategic partnership with the Bahrain Economic Development Board (Bahrain EDB), with the support of Bahrain Fintech Bay (BFB), during the two key days of the FF23, leaders from the financial services and fintech sector will come together to share views, discuss strategies and debate the challenges – and opportunities – that sector disruptors could bring to their businesses. Against the backdrop of immersive digital experiences, conversations will revolve around the three key themes of the inaugural conference: regulation, investment and innovation.
FF23 aims to further promote Bahrain as a destination for all things fintech, encouraging idea generation and foreign investment opportunities through impactful conversations and sessions, outlining the benefits for international companies considering putting down roots in Bahrain, which is currently experiencing impressive economic growth and low inflation. Companies operating in Bahrain benefit from a workforce that combines highly qualified, bilingual and motivated Bahraini citizens with a diverse talent pool that offers a global perspective, resulting in better results and sustainable growth.
With a 75-year track record of evidence-based policy spanning 205 countries, Economist Impact will use its market-leading expertise in informed analysis to bring critical debates to life. Economist Impact will bring together influential world-class business and thought leaders and executives on stage to discuss a range of global business issues and address the most pressing issues in today's financial landscape.
With more than 250 attendees already confirmed for the first day of FF23, which will be preceded by a two-hour high-level networking session, the Economist Impact discussions will bring together 15 leading experts from around the world, including Asia, Europe and North America. Participants include several fintech and financial services consulting companies, including Onyx by J.P. Morgan, Volt, MIT and Visa. The midday panel discussion, titled "Going for Talent: A Future-Ready Financial Services Workforce," will address how the global financial services industry must adapt to meet the growing demand for skilled talent amid advances. technological and job uncertainty.
Joshua Roberts, capital markets correspondent for The Economist, revealed: "While new technologies are reshaping the financial services sector, at its core it is a people business and always will be. The race to attract and train bright and With talent who have the skills to drive fintech innovation, it will define which companies thrive the most thanks to that innovation. I look forward to seeing how our panel fares in this race."
Other sessions curated by Economist Impact address the future of finance and the evolving role of central banks, the potential of superapps and instant payment platforms dominating Asia to displace traditional systems, as well as discussions that examine the landscape in the Middle East, with special attention to the opportunities and challenges for foreign investment companies.
On October 12, FF23 will continue to drive dialogue and innovation in the field of financial technologies with a series of interesting roundtables.
On its second day, the FF23 will host an exceptional cast of pioneers in the sector. Paulo Goulao, Partner at Bring, and Tariq Sanad, CFO of Tarabut Gateway, will discuss the transformative potential of open banking and integrated finance, with an emphasis on financial inclusion. Dania Al Showaikh, co-founder of Daleel, will guide the discussion. Additionally, Yanal Jallad, managing director of Reboot Coding Institute, and Bruno Martins, associate partner at technology consulting firm KPMG, will share strategies for nurturing tech talent in the "Developing the Next Generation of Tech Talent" panel.
Ahmed Fouad Radhi, CEO of SNIC Insurance, and Frederik Bisbjerg, representing Beyon Digital, will delve into leveraging technology and feedback-based approaches to redefine and improve the overall policyholder experience. Their insights will offer valuable insights to attendees interested in understanding the evolving paradigm of customer-centric insurance.
To find out more about the exciting program of events and sessions at FF23, or to register, click on the following link: www.fintechforward.bh.
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