Turkish Arab Financial Forum

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08:30 - 10:00

Registration at The Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

10:00 - 11:00

Opening Session “The new frontiers of Turkish Arab Partnership”

11:00 - 11:15

Networking Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:15

Panel 1: The Future of Financial Services: Innovation and Partnership

  • Regulation, and re-regulation are key.
  • Open banking is driving the innovation.
  • Partnerships to make the difference.
  • Payment and Electronic Money regulation in Türkiye

12:15 - 01:15

Panel 2: The changing nature of financial services

  • How fintech’s and banks partner? And how to make it best?
  • How Arab banks are building on their Turkish pillars?
  • Will banks contribute more to funding the fintech revolution or stay up to VCs.

01:15 - 02:30

Lunch

02:30 - 03:30

Panel 3: Where is Fintech Venture investment heading in 2023?

  • Global trends in fintech venture investment
  • 2022 was a big year for Fintech funding, Is the trend going to continue?
  • Turkish Fintech industry attractions for VCs
  • Deep dive into the Fintech scene in the GCC
  • Exit strategies for venture-backed fintech companies.

03:30 - 03:45

Coffee Break

03:45 - 05:00

Panel 4: DeFi and Tokenization are drawing the future.

  • Decentralized finance, are banks going to embrace it soon enough?
  • Every asset will be tokenized and traded on-chain, fintech and banks may miss the party.
  • How CBDC will affect retail banking?
  • Bitcoin is not yet a hedge against inflation, will it be?

05:00 - 06:00

Closing Remarks followed by a networking coffee break.