Euromoney Holds 6th Annual Conference in Jordan
Today the 6th annual Euromoney Jordan Conference 2019 took place in Amman, held in partnership with the Central Bank of Jordan as the official Co-Host, Arab Bank as the Senior Lead sponsor, and Fintech Galaxy as the Fintech Community Partner
This year's Euromoney Conference encompassed topics relating to the financial future of Jordan aiming to create a comprehensive road map that will aid the Kingdom in reaching its full economic potential. This year's event welcomed over 300 local and international delegates, with participants from tech start-ups, banks, accelerators, investors, regulators, financial institutions and more.
Euromoney was delighted to welcome to the stage H.E. Dr Ziad Fariz the Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan for his opening keynote interview. During his session on stage H.E. Dr Ziad Fariz said:
"Jordan's stability has persevered, thanks to strong foundations built over years of macroeconomic reforms. The Central Bank of Jordan is mandated to sustaining monetary and financial stability, as well as ensuring the soundness and resilience of the banking system."
His Excellency the Governor then went on to talk about financial technology explaining: "The trend toward digitalization and technological innovation will likely reshape the global financial sector and fintech will pave the way for financial inclusion through creating new opportunities."
Mr. Nemeh Sabbagh, Chief Executive Officer of Arab Bank followed His Excellency, the Governor with an opening keynote speech. Mr Nemeh Sabbagh stated that the turnaround in exports has been important, and the tourism sector is seeing a third year of impressive recovery. He added that Jordan is well positioned in its path for digital transformation and has positioned itself as a regional hub for services.
Notable speakers at the conference also included, H.E. Mothanna Gharaibeh, Jordan's Minister of Entrepreneurship and Digital Economy who spoke about how Jordan can be sustainably competitive in the development and application of digital technology
H.E. Dr Mohamad Al-Ississ Jordan's, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation and State Minister for Economic Affairs also took to the stage for the closing keynote interview to speak about Jordan's international relationships and the London initiative.
The conference went on to address how Jordan is managing its transformation to digital financial services. The agenda included a presentation by Mrs Maha Bahou, Chief Executive Officer of JoPACC, Jordan's very own innovative payments and clearing company. Mrs Bahou spoke about Jordan's digital payments landscape and the huge potential and opportunities in this sector.
International speakers included senior representatives from The World Bank, Microsoft, ASMA Capital B.S.C, ReBootKamp and Liwwa. There will be video footage of the various speeches and panel discussions on the Euromoney Conferences website after the event.