Global Finance offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for the event. From standard options to customized exhibitor meeting space and sponsorship programs to meet sponsors’ specific marketing needs and budget. Whether a start-up, traditional financial institution or somewhere in between, these offerings can be designed to achieve sponsors' goals, including: engaging with the senior decision makers shaping the digital economy promoting awareness for company and brand or launching new products to the industry.
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Arab Bank, headquartered in Jordan has one of the largest global Arab banking networks with over 600 branches spanning five continents. Arab Bank provides a wide range of financial products and services for individuals, corporations and other financial institutions. The Bank’s products and services cover Consumer Banking, Corporate and Institutional Banking and Treasury services. Arab Bank’s extensive network covers key financial markets and centers such as London, Dubai, Singapore, Geneva, Paris, Frankfurt, Sydney and Bahrain.
Transaction Banking Partner
ADCB is a full-service commercial bank offering a wide range of products and services such as retail banking, wealth management, private banking, corporate banking, commercial banking, cash management, investment banking, corporate finance, foreign exchange, interest rate and currency derivatives, Islamic products, project finance, and property management services.
Our Wholesale Banking Group plays a vital role in the UAE’s diversifying and growing economy, servicing the entire spectrum of clients from large corporate and government – related entities, to mid-corporates, and smaller sized enterprises.
One of the UAE’s best performing banks for five decades, Mashreq is a leading financial institution with an expanding footprint across the Middle East. We have international offices across Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, and a strong presence in all the financial capitals of the world.
As the oldest bank in the UAE, our 51-year old journey can be traced back to humble beginnings in 1967, followed by periods of rapid growth and strategic expansion. Throughout our history, Mashreq has differentiated itself by pioneering new-to-market concepts and launching unique products and services.
Our innovative approach sets us truly apart. It also continues to win us numerous awards and accolades in all the fields of banking we operate in – Digital, Corporate, Retail, International, Treasury and Islamic, and across the multiple banking channels we deploy – mobile, digital, online, traditional and telephony.
Mashreq is proud to be the only institution in the UAE to be awarded the Gallup Great Workplace Award for six consecutive years from 2014 to 2019.
Islamic Finance Partner
Boubyan Bank is the first Islamic bank to be established in the state of Kuwait as per the Law of Islamic Banks no. 33 of 2003. The Bank was established as a Kuwaiti Public Shareholding Company on September 21st 2004 by virtue of the Amiri Decree no. 88 to practice all banking, financial and commercial activities in compliance with the provisions of the Noble Islamic Sharia.
Boubyan Bank success story is an example of entrepreneurship which is founded on a set of bases and strategies, the most prominent of which is the assessment of the business approach and putting it on the right path, then reinforcing the role and status of the bank in the banking market to place it among the best in the domestic banking institutions in general, and the Islamic ones in particular.
Furthermore, creativity and innovation have always been the corner stone for Boubyan Bank’s business model as the bank is keen on reinforcing this value through the innovative digital and electronic banking services, most of which is offered for the first time in the state of Kuwait.
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Ahli United Bank (formerly Bank of Kuwait and Middle East) prides itself of the prestigious standing it has built among local banks, not only for having been the first bank ever inaugurated in Kuwait and the first building block in the edifice of the banking industry in Kuwait, but also for having the potential to position itself in the lead for over 78 years since it was affiliated to a British bank in 1941 under the name “Imperial Bank of Persia”, by virtue of a concession that was sanctioned by Kuwait’s ruler; H.H late Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
AUBK’s conversion to a Shari’ah–compliant bank on April 1, 2010 was the landmark event and historic turning point in the bank’s history. The conversion into Islamic which was based on a prudent strategy adopted by the major shareholders and put into effect by the bank's executive management under the supervision of its Board of Directors has in fact propelled the bank vigorously towards penetrating the Islamic banking industry until AUBK has been able to position itself in the forefront of Islamic banking in the region.
Finacle is the industry-leading digital banking solution suite from EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly owned product subsidiary of Infosys. Finacle helps traditional and emerging financial institutions drive truly digital transformation to achieve frictionless customer experiences, larger ecosystem play, insights–driven interactions and ubiquitous automation. Today, banks in over 100 countries rely on Finacle to service more than a billion consumers and 1.3 billion accounts.
Finacle solutions address the core banking, omnichannel banking, payments, treasury, origination, liquidity management, Islamic banking, wealth management, analytics, artificial intelligence, and blockchain requirements of financial institutions to drive business excellence. An assessment of the top 1250 banks in the world reveals that institutions powered by the Finacle Core Banking solution, on average, enjoy 7.2% points lower costs-to-income ratio than others
To know more, visit www.finacle.com
ACI Worldwide is helping define and drive real-time payments schemes around the world. Our UP Real-Time Payments solution supports more than half of the UK Faster Payments Scheme members and is used by an unmatched customer base of institutions and PSPs globally to access Singapore FAST and the upcoming U.S., Malaysia, Australia, Saudi Arabia and pan-Europe schemes. ACI has been partnered with SWIFT for over 30 years and was the first SWIFT gpi certified solution on the market. ACI won ‘Best use of emerging or innovative technology’ at the MEFTECH awards for its SWIFT gpi launch of National Bank of Kuwait. Our pre-packaged flexible real-time solutions enable institutions to quicken time to market, reduce risk and lower the cost of real-time operations. www.aciworldwide.com/real-time
MENA FinTech Challenge Partner
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) enables our clients’ success by providing an integrated suite of innovative and tailored cash management and trade finance services to multinational corporations, financial institutions and public sector organisations across the licenses in over 98 countries and globally integrated technology platforms, TTS continues to lead the way in offering the industry’s most comprehensive range of digitally enabled treasury, trade and liquidity management solutions.
Neo Technologies is a UAE based, leading technology services company focused on digital wealth management solutions in the MENA region.
At Neo Technologies, we are committed to providing our clients with leading client interfaces and administrative tools that would redefine how investment services are delivered and administered by incorporating industry best practices and in cooperation with first rate advisors.
We focus on developing leading technologies that empower incumbent financial institutions to distribute investment products and services, digitally.
FinTech Community Partner
Fintech Galaxy is a digital crowdsourcing platform that empowers fintech entrepreneurs and connects them to financial institutions, consultants, tech companies, mentors and investors.
Fintech Galaxy works as an open innovation marketplace for organizations based in the MENA region to post challenges for our global network of startups to take a crack at solving them in order to gain business contracts or cash rewards. The company advises startups on fund raising, operational growth and business development. The platform also brings to the MENA market a network of global fintech experts in areas like blockchain, AI, payments, robotics and data science.
With a wealth of content and a virtual gallery of the best success case studies in the financial technology space, Fintech Galaxy supports the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their journey from inspiration to global growth. Join us on our journey!
The ArabNet website, is a leading reference for digital businesses in the Middle East, featuring news, analysis, expert advice, interviews, and a vibrant community of startups, developers and entrepreneurs. It also features our Startup Database which is the most comprehensive data registry for digital startups in the MENA to date, including more than 1000 registered startups from 19 countries.
Our magazine, also known as, The ‘Arabnet Quarterly’ is the first print release for growing digital enterprises and leading companies with insights and special stories covering the latest e-business, technology, media and entrepreneurship news in the MENA.
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