Prominent Regional and Global Organizations Set to Join the Inaugural Enterprise Excellerate

E2 will focus on three themes: FinTech, Digital Banking and Start Ups. On this regard, the event will gather over 200 delegates from the technology, finance, entrepreneurial, and banking space to spur discussions on how the Middle East can keep up with the global trends and thus create new digital and tech startups in Bahrain whilst attracting investments for the development of the economy. Leading organizations will be joining this exciting forum to engage in the informative sessions and contribute to the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Amongst the organizations joining E2 is the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) – a broad-based international financial center for local, regional and international institutions that support member institutions with the regulatory framework, legal jurisdiction and attractive business environment for sustainable business growth. The Executive Director of Capital Markets at ADGM, Mr. Wai Lum Kwok will be joining the conference and will speak to the effect of highlighting the GCC as a greater influential hub for global commerce.

In addition to this, Innovate Finance – an association representing UK’s global FinTech community – will join in as an Associate Partner to the conference. Innovate Finance will contribute to the conference through a riveting speech by their CEO, Lawrence Wintermeyer on the trajectory of the FinTech industry within a global standpoint.

E2 will feature discussions on topics relevant to the current market scenario including sessions related to the FinTech Revolution, Digital Banking, the Rise of Robo-advisors, Blockchain and Crypto-currencies and much more. The event will also see the exclusive launch of “The Venture Capital Report” by Thomson Reuters.

The conference further welcomes a large roster of speakers who by and large are connected to the financial technology sector. Some of the confirmed speakers include:

David Parker, Executive Director – Financial Services, Bahrain Economic Development Board

Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO, Innovate Finance

Stuart Hutton, CIO, Simply Ethical

Azzeddine Chaibrassou, Founder, Qardz

Areije Al Shakar, Vice President and Deputy Head, Development Services, Bahrain Development Bank

Haider Al-Mosawi, Co-Founder, Sirdab Lab

Erkki Aaltonen, Executive Director, startAD, NYU Abu Dhabi

Bader Alzahrani, Managing Director, Endeavor Saudi Arabia

Ola Doudin, CEO, Co-Founder, BitOasis

Jan Skoyles, Research Executive, GoldCore.com Infosys

Greg Simon, Co-Founder, Loyyal

David Martinez de Lecea, Founder, Finerd

Junaid Wahedna, CEO, Wahed Invest

Martin Young, CEO, Farringdon Asset Management

Ashar Nazim, Partner, Head of Global Islamic Banking Centre, EY

Wissam Khoury, Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, FIS

Othman Abdullah, Managing Director, Silverlake

Nasser Saleh, CEO, MadfooatCom

Mohammad Raafi Hossain, CEO, Finocracy

Isa Ahmed Al Doseri, Assistant Manager of Investment Division, Bahrain Development Bank

Michael Mellinghoff, Managing Director, Techfluence

Omar Rana, Co-Founder & Director, Strategy & Finance, Finalytix

Dilip Sankarreddy, Founder and CEO, QuietGrowth

Mr. V. Ramkumar, Senior Partner, Cedar Management Consulting International

Ali Mohsen, Chief Product Officer, Level Z

Dr. Amer Alzaidi, Head of Information System Department, Vice-Dean Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, University of Jeddah

Enterprise Excellerate will be a one day event that will take place on the 5th of December 2016 ART Rotana Hotel, Amwaj Islands, Kingdom of Bahrain. For more details log on to: http://e2.wibc2016.com

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