Join 200 senior banking executives, thought leaders, consultants, and technology providers as we gather to focus on the issues most important to the banking industry in the Middle East and North Africa.

Where: Habtoor Palace Dubai
When: 31st August – 2nd September 2020

BAFT MENA Bank to Bank Forum

In its fourth year running, the BAFT MENA Bank to Bank Forum returns to Dubai in 2020. Building off previous years and feedback from leading financial services professionals who have attended in years past, the 2020 MENA Bank to Bank Forum will include hot-topic sessions on:

  • Macro-economic fundamentals in the MENA region
  • Regional Payment Schemes
  • IFRS9, Basel III and IBOR
  • DLT and Crypto Enabled Payment Networks
  • Cybersecurity and Data Sharing
  • Sustainability and ESG in Trade Finance

Conference Highlights

Innovation Showcase: Last year we gathered several trade consortia to showcase their blockchain based trade finance and lending solutions in a single showcase. This year’s showcase is built into the conference program with providers presenting in 15-minute sessions on the main stage throughout the duration of the conference, so you don’t even need to leave your seat.

Regional Showcase: A new edition to this year’s MENA Bank to Bank Forum is the Regional Showcase. A contemporary approach to feature cross border trade between the Middle East and Africa, this showcase will highlight the growing importance of this regional trade corridor and its specific financial impact on the MENA region.

Master Participation Agreements (MPA) Pre-Conference Workshop: For the first year, we will be hosting a pre-conference workshop on August 31 for both the BAFT English Law MPA and the BAFT IIFM Islamic MPA. This workshop is included in the registration fee for the 2020 MENA Bank to Bank Forum. Non-Forum attendees can register to attend for a nominal fee. Limited seats are available and will be allotted on a first come, first served basis.

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