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Global FinTech leaders to take centre-stage at Abu Dhabi summit

ABU DHABI, September 24, 2017

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has brought together a dynamic line-up of global FinTech leaders, innovators, financial regulators and trend-setters at the upcoming FinTech Abu Dhabi in October.
This will also be the first appearance in the Middle East region for many of the key speakers. FinTech Abu Dhabi Summit promises to be an exciting exchange of new ideas, experience and business opportunities, said organisers.
Taking place between October 22 and 23, the summit will feature several regional and international industry-leading experts and entrepreneurs including: Fadi Ghandour, executive chairman, Wamda Capital; Elizabeth Lumley, Global FinTech Commentator; Ambareen Musa, founder,; Clive Cooke, managing director, R3; Matteo Rizzi, FinTech investor, and many others. 
Ghandour will also participate in the event as a panelist on ‘Transforming the Mena Region into an International Innovation Hub’. He is the founder of logistics and transportation major Aramex, the first Arab world company to list on the Nasdaq. He also started early-stage startup angel fund Mena Venture Investments (MVI), so has a wealth of varied experience that will surely lead to a spirited discussion with his fellow eminent panelists, a statement said. 
Lumley, who has spent over 20 years working in the financial technology space, will be part of the international panel on ‘Thriving Ecosystems: Global FinTech Update’ which will discuss creating and growing ecosystems that foster FinTech innovation.
Benjamin, the co-founder and CTO of Token, an open banking platform that allows financial institutions, businesses, and people to instantly and securely move money wherever they are located, will be hosting a fireside chat on ‘Connectivity of The Future’ with a focus on open APIs and distributed ledger technology.
On the panel ‘Innovation for the Un(der)banked, Musa will share leading initiatives and FinTech solutions to reach low-income and geographically-isolated consumers alongside her fellow panelists. Musa is also the co-author of ‘Entrepreneurial Opportunities On The Internet’.
As part of the panel on ‘Investing in Innovation: The Next Frontier of FinTech’, Rizzi and Cooke will join leading investors to identify the next major areas of disruption and innovation in FinTech. 
Rizzi has been actively engaged in the FinTech space for over 20 years and has valuable connections amongst global banks executives, startups and investors. He founded, the communication platform 2.0 that fosters interactive dialogue in the financial community and co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of SWIFT. And Cooke has extensive experience of managing businesses in the financial markets, having worked in all of the major financial centers. He was also a founding partner at Williams, Cooke, Lott and Kissack Ltd, the first electronic broker of UK Government bonds. – TradeArabia News Service

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