FinTech Abu Dhabi

FinTech Abu Dhabi Hybrid Brand


Organised by Abu Dhabi Global Market and powered by Unbound, on 21-23 October 2019 FinTech Abu Dhabi welcomed over 5,000+ delegates from over 70 countries in Abu Dhabi - MENA’s Leading FinTech hub. Across three stages, over 130 expert speakers including, 13 Unicorns, 6 emerging Unicorns, and a stellar and formidable list of global female leaders sharing their knowledge on key themes driving the financial technology industry forward.

The third edition of FinTech Abu Dhabi also hosted a range of new initiatives from exclusive workshops organised by industry leaders, a prestigious Awards Ceremony across 10 categories, the FinTech50 - a selection of emerging global talent, the Innovation Challenge bringing real corporate challenges to market and the legendary Urban Experience networking event. What’s more, over the past three days some incredible announcements were made!

We’d like to thank everyone who attended, supported, exhibited and enjoyed FinTech Abu Dhabi this year. MENA’s Leading FinTech Festival will return to Abu Dhabi in 2020 – watch this space!

Who Should Attend?

Are you an innovator, startup, analyst, expert, or scale up? Do you work for a VC, government body, investor or regulator? Are you involved in financial technology, data security, mobile banking, insurance, blockchain or wealth transfer? If the answer is yes, then you'll need to be at FinTech Abu Dhabi 2020!

Why Visit?

  • Network with 5,000 fellow FinTech professionals
  • Benefit from 2 days of FinTech-focused content
  • Hear the secrets of success from FinTech unicorns
  • Discover insights from leaders of companies - 2019 saw speakers from companies such as OakNorth, Ripple, OneConnect Financial Technology, NASDAQ, Finablr, Airwallex, Greensill and many more
  • Update your knowledge on topics from cyberthreats to open banking, suptech to tokenization
  • Watch startups and scaleups compete in pitch battles addressing real challenges facing the MENA region
  • Uncover the best of the best at the inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards
  • Boost your business, your contacts and your knowledge with a range of networking experiences including the Urban Experience
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Still Need to Be Convinced?

Here are some of our highlights from 2019!

Etihad Challenge

Etihad Challenge

FinTech Abu Dhabi teamed up with Etihad to find solutions to highly specific FinTech-related problems faced by their finance and accounting teams. Etihad is calling the most disruptive FinTech talent from across the world to address their challenges.
Youth Circle

Youth Circle

The first FinTech themed Youth Circle at FinTech Abu Dhabi entailed a two-hour dialogue on 23rd October to engage youth in an enriching set-up, allowing them to exchange views and recommend initiatives to decision-makers and influential expert speakers.

DLA Piper - Workshop

DLA Piper - Workshop

Carefully curated speakers joined DLA Piper, FinTech Abu Dhabi's Bronze Sponsor, at the 'Tokenisation of Assets  - creating value and liquidity with distributed ledger solutions' Workshop.

ADX - Platinum Partner

ADX - Platinum Partner

“I am delighted to announce ADX’s active participation at FinTech Abu Dhabi 2019 this year, as a Platinum Partner.

This event falls in perfect alignment with ADX’s Digital Transformation Strategy and will provide the right platform to assert and promote ADX’s credentials as a leading regional Exchange."

H.E. Khalid Bin Shaiban Al Muhairi, Chairman of ADX

FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

Real corporate challenges brought to market, giving global leaders in FinTech the opportunity and support to refine their solutions and scale with the Abu Dhabi business community.
FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards

FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards

The inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards set the gold standard for excellence in the field of FinTech, promoting and supporting existing talent within the UAE and MENA region.
FinTech Abu Dhabi Tour

FinTech Abu Dhabi Tour

FinTech Abu Dhabi came to you with The Tour, a series of exclusive dinners, workshops and meetups to connect emerging and scaling FinTech businesses to the Abu Dhabi Global Market and the broader MENA market.

FinTech 50

FinTech 50

FinTech Abu Dhabi showcased companies that are building the future of FinTech. See who took part and apply now to join MENA's premier marketplace for founders of emerging & scaling businesses to connect with investors, government and corporate innovators in 2020.

About Abu Dhabi Global Market

Abu Dhabi Global Market is a broad-based international financial centre for local, regional and international institutions, established in accordance with the Federal Law No (8) of 2004, Federal Decree No (15) of 2013, Cabinet Resolution No (4) of 2013, and Abu Dhabi Law No (4) of 2013. ADGM

ADGM’s three independent authorities – the Registration Authority, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and ADGM Courts – ensure that our business-friendly environment operates in line with international best practice that are recognised by major financial centres across the world. 

In collaboration with other International Financial Centres, global institutions and regulators, Abu Dhabi Global Market develops and supports member institutions with the regulatory framework, legal jurisdiction and attractive business environment they need for sustainable business growth.


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