Meet the Market - Middle East and Africa

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Join us and discover what the Middle Eastern & North African regions hold for fintechs considering international expansion.

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Hosted by the Mayor’s International Business Programme, this Meet-the-Market session will explore the myriad opportunities for fintechs in the Middle East and North Africa.

You will have the chance to hear from our partners, sector specialists and other companies in the regions who will be sharing their experiences and advice to keep in mind when considering expansion to the Middle East and North Africa.

Who should attend:

This event is aimed at Mayor's International Business Programme members who are interested in expanding to the Middle East or North Africa, particularly those in the financial services and tech space looking to sell into banks and other financial firms.

If you're not already enrolled on the programme but want to sign up, you can apply here.


👉 10am: Introduction and welcome

👉 10.05am: Presentations from specialists in each region

  • UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi)Bahrain
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Riyadh and Jeddah
  • Egypt

👉 10.30am: Breakout sessions for companies with each region

👉 11.25am: Back to the main session to hear from an expert speaker about etiquette, culture and macro-economics across the Middle East and North Africa

Guest speakers include:

🎙️ Joe Hepworth

CEO, British Centres for Business

🎙️ Dalal Buhejji

Director of Business Development, Financial Services, Bahrain Economic Development Board

🎙️ Richie Santosdiaz

Head of Middle East and Africa, The Fintech Times

🎙️ Noha Shaker

Secretary General, Egyptian Fintech Association

🎙️ Simon Penney

Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan, UK Department for International Trade

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Twitter: London & Partners / London & Partners Business

LinkedIn: Mayor's International Business Programme / London & Partners


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