H.E. Essa Kazim, Governor of DIFC, delivering the opening keynote at Dubai Fintech Summit 2023. (Source: https://blog.tap.company/dubai-fintech-summit-2023/)

Dubai FinTech Summit 2024 – Fostering Global FinTech Innovation

A Hotbed for FinTech Innovation

Dubai has established itself as a premier global hub for financial technology, driven by visionary leadership and strategic initiatives to foster innovation. The city’s commitment to becoming a global FinTech leader is evident through its supportive regulatory frameworks, cutting-edge infrastructure, and vibrant ecosystem of startups and established financial institutions. This environment makes Dubai ideal for exploring new business opportunities in the rapidly evolving FinTech landscape.

Exploring Opportunities at the Dubai FinTech Summit 2024

Recognizing Dubai’s dynamic FinTech landscape, the senior management team of G-EMx Technologies, led by CEO Mr. Asmadi Ahmad, along with Chief Operating Officer Mr. Asreen, and Partnership and Compliance Managers Mr. Fadly Mohamed and Mr. Johnson Jude, recently attended the Dubai FinTech Summit 2024 held at the stunning Madinat Jumeirah from May 6th to 7th. The event, themed ‘Pioneering FinTech’s Future,’ was organized by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and attracted over 8,000 attendees, including fintech startups, established financial institutions, regulatory bodies, and venture capitalists from more than 100 countries.

At the summit, the G-EMx team gained valuable insights into pressing themes shaping the industry, including crypto regulations, the future of finance, digitalization of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the role of generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) in finance, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and tokenizing real-world assets. The G-EMx team participated in sessions on cutting-edge financial technologies, networked with industry pioneers, and explored potential business opportunities and partnerships in the Middle East.

Key Speakers and Insights

The summit featured influential speakers who provided valuable insights into the future of FinTech:

  • H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum emphasized the UAE’s commitment to becoming a global FinTech hub, highlighting innovation’s role in economic growth and inclusion.
  • Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, discussed the transformative potential of digital currencies in the evolving digital economy.
  • David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs, stressed the need for collaboration between FinTech startups and established financial institutions.
  • Jack Dorsey, Co-founder of Twitter and Square, highlighted the impact of blockchain technology and decentralized finance (DeFi) on democratizing financial services.
  • Ravi Menon, Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, presented insights on regulatory frameworks that support innovation while ensuring financial stability and security.

Summit Highlights

The two-day event included over 30 side events hosted by local, regional, and international partners. Panels on the second day delved into pressing topics within the financial technology landscape, such as high interest rates, macroeconomic volatility, institutional adoption and regulatory clarity, and the future of crypto. The summit also saw the signing of more than 50 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with global financial leaders and several key announcements from attending businesses.

From left to right: Mr. Fadly Mohamed (Partnership Manager), Mr. Asreen (COO), Mr. Asmadi Ahmad (CEO) and Mr. Johnson Jude (Compliance Manager) representing G-EMx Technologies at the Dubai FinTech Summit 2024, held at Madinat Jumeirah. The team engaged with industry pioneers and explored new business opportunities and partnerships in the Middle East.

Mr. Asmadi, G-EMx Technologies’ CEO, expressed his optimism and excitement about the future: “It was an incredibly productive two-day event for Team G-EMx at the Dubai FinTech Summit. Our discussions with Dubai’s DIFC and DFSA are progressing well, and we are poised to take the next steps in our expansion plans. The region’s expanding opportunities and DIFC’s 20-year track record as a leading hub for finance and growth make it a melting pot of business connections and opportunities. We look forward to the exciting times ahead as we harness these prospects to drive our growth in Dubai.”

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