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Finovate Teams Up with UAE Ministry of Finance; Sets Date for Dubai Event

It’s official! FinovateMiddleEast has partnered with the UAE Ministry of Finance and joined the UAE Innovation Month Celebration next year. On February 26 and 27, 2018, FinovateMiddleEast will showcase the latest in fintech innovation live from the UAE’s most populous city, Dubai. This brings Finovate’s signature, fast-paced, 7-minute, demo format to the Middle East for the first time, and marks the beginning of an exciting new relationship between Finovate and the UAE.

“Supporting fintech globally is the crux of Finovate,” said Finovate Vice President Heather Stowell. “We are excited to showcase the region’s fintechs, as well as grow the dialogue and interest in fintech for the region and the UAE as a fintech hub.”

Register by Thursday, December 21 and lock in our lowest rate for FinovateMiddleEast – a savings of $400.

Now in five locations around the world – New York, London, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, and Dubai – Finovate brings together early-stage fintech startups, established industry veterans, financial institutions, VCs, media, and more for an exploration into the future of fintech today. And with the addition of keynote speakers and panel discussions, Finovate is now the place for deep dives as well as live demos. Join us as we explore regional and global trends in fintech, the impact of regulations, and the opportunities for innovation thanks to breakthroughs in machine learning and AI.

The partnership between Finovate and the UAE Ministry of Finance will be formally announced at a launch event on December 12 at the Conrad Dubai Hotel. The event will feature a welcome address from His Excellency Younis Al Khouri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance, UAE, and feature a panel discussion titled Innovation vs Digital Disruption: Perspectives from Banks and Fintechs. To enquire about attending this launch event, please email

For information about FinovateMiddleEast, visit our information page.

FinovateMiddleEast is partnered with United Arab Emirates Ministry of Finance, and sponsored by Temenos and Loxon Solutions.