Dubai FinTech Summit Concludes with Over 8,000 Visitors from 118 Countries

DUBAI, UAE - May 14, 2024 - PRLog -- The 2nd edition of Dubai FinTech Summit (DFS), organized by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE, and President of DIFC, concluded with resounding success. The 3rd edition of the Dubai FinTech Summit will be held on May 7–8, 2025, also under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum.

From government officials and policymakers to start-up founders, the two-day summit, held at Madinat Jumeirah, brought together an unprecedented gathering of more than 8,000 decision-makers from 118 countries around the world. These included over 300 thought leaders participating in 125 discussions across five stages and over 200 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge technologies. Over 20 government dignitaries were also in attendance, including the Mayor of Seoul, Central Bank Governors, and Deputy Governors.

His Excellency, Essa Kazim, Governor of DIFC, commented, "The Dubai FinTech Summit is not just a gathering, it is a platform for transformative discussions and collective action. The Dubai FinTech Summit stands as a beacon of impact, progress, and collaboration, creating unprecedented opportunities for growth and innovation. Dubai is at the forefront of shaping the future of finance and will continue to strengthen its position as a leading global hub for FinTech firms."

Arif Amiri, Chief Executive Officer at DIFC Authority, opened day two of the summit, followed by two fireside chats with His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General, Department of Economy and Tourism, and Yie-Hsin Hung, President and Chief Executive Officer at State Street Global Advisors.

During his opening remarks Arif Amiri said, "Today, we are experiencing an extraordinary period of technological transformation where FinTech defines how we transact, how we save, and how we manage our financial lives. FinTech is also defining how traditional financial services companies operate. In recent years, we have seen FinTech revenues grow globally six-fold. We have also seen growing mainstream acceptance..."

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