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Middle East Banking Forum to open in Abu Dhabi on Sunday

UAE Banks Federation says event is expected to be attended by over 500 delegates, including governors, financial regulators

Middle East Banking Forum to open in Abu Dhabi on Sunday

AbdulAziz Al Ghurair, chairman of UAE Banks Federation.

UAE Banks Federation (UBF) is set to host the 7th edition of the Middle East Banking Forum on Sunday, bringing together high-profile speakers and global industry experts to share insights on key banking and financial topics.

The event, which is supported by the Central Bank of the UAE, will be held at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi on November 3 and is expected to be attended by over 500 delegates, including governors, c-executives from official banks, financial regulators and private sector entities.

In light of a period of unprecedented change in the banking industry, UBF said the flagship event will explore the most prevalent trends affecting the sector including digitisation, global volatility, cybersecurity, and FinTech.

AbdulAziz Al Ghurair, chairman of UAE Banks Federation, and Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, governor of Central Bank of the UAE, will deliver opening remarks at the beginning of the forum.

Other confirmed speakers include Greg Cross, artificial intelligence pioneer and co-founder and chief business officer of Soul Machines, and Jamie Woodruff, Europe’s top ethical hacker, who will conduct interactive sessions.

Al Ghurair said: “As we witness dramatic transformation across the banking sector, it has never been more important for us to share our experiences so we can manage this change and achieve greater success.

"As one of the most important events in this sector that brings together such a wide spectrum of key players across the industry, the Middle East Banking Forum provides the perfect stage to explore opportunities and identify ways to address the challenges on the horizon.

"This year’s MEBF will not only reveal fascinating insights into the evolving sector, but also act as a crucial platform for exchanging knowledge, and therefore, equipping financial institutions with the tools necessary to achieve growth for the benefit of the wider economy.”

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