Transform Finance MENA
26th January 2023 | Sofitel Downtown Dubai

Gathering leaders from the financial services from across MENA in Dubai to discuss financial crime prevention, fraudulent activity, and role of technology to enhance efficiency, improve customer service, and protect your business.

We’re excited to welcome all our delegates, speakers and sponsors to the event this Thursday 26th January at Sofitel Downtown in Dubai!

All delegate tickets are now sold out!


Sofitel Downtown Dubai – Sheikh Zayed Rd –
Downtown Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates.

For any further questions regarding our Event, please feel free to contact Reina directly on the below details.

Reina Villanueva
Tel: +447496088010


⁠Delegate Registration opens at 8:00 am and we’re kicking off the agenda content with the Chair’s opening remarks at 09:00am.

We’ve set aside plenty of time for networking breaks throughout the day including complimentary refreshments and lunch is provided.

The content agenda will wrap up at 04:15pm, followed by drinks reception.

Transform Finance MENA – Dubai, 26th January 2023

Transform Finance MENA in Dubai brings you 3 topics under one roof focussing on AML, KYC, Fraud & Cyber, for a content-centred day, invigorating discussion with excellent networking opportunities alongside a select group of leading technology suppliers.

Changing customer expectation, innovative technology and cyber security fears are disrupting commercial banking and the financial services landscape. The banking sector must adapt and evolve faster than ever before. Next generation technologies and systems are fighting criminal activities, but the threats and risks continue to rise. Meanwhile, regulators are implementing stricter controls that institutions must follow whilst navigating market changes.

To stay on top, there is a need for financial institutions to be flexible and innovative, while constantly evaluating consumer risk.

C-suite, VP, Directors, and head of department will be sharing their perspectives on core subject-areas on of our three agendas, to discuss, collaborate, and share best practices among peers.

Connect with over 200+ senior executives in AML, Fraud and Technology, across the entire banking and financial services sectors in the MENA region and stay ahead of the curve with the latest developments in an exclusive and engaging in-person environment.

200+ Financial Executives | 20+ Industry Speakers | 1 days of top-quality discussion content

Discussion Leaders

Covering the hottest topics impacting the industry including:

  • Financial Crime Prevention: The Risks and Opportunities

  • Fraud & Cyber Security: Prevention & Detection Solutions

  • Emerging Technologies: The Adoption of Analytics & Increased Use of AI, ML, Biometrics, Automation, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

  • Public-Private Partnerships: The importance of international cooperation​ & information sharing beyond the big banks

  • KYC Innovation: Digital Onboarding & Developments

  • Growing FinTech Ecosystem: The Rising Role of Fintech's​ & Digital Payments

  • Risk Management: FinCrime and compliance risks for designated non-financial ​businesses and professions (DNFBPs)

  • Transaction monitoring: Developments & Innovations

  • Regulations: The evolving Risks in RegTech, AML & FinCrime​​ & The UAE Authorities' efforts to prevent AML​​

Who will be there

More than 200+ C-suite, VP and Director level executives from across the Financial Services in the MENA region including banking, fintech’s, NFPPs, MSBs, traders, industry and government bodies representing a diverse group of innovators in Compliance, Risk, Transformation, AML, Payments, Transaction Monitoring, Digital, Innovation, Security, Quantum, Fraud, KYC, Financial Crime, Cyber, Security, AI, Automation, Analysts, Anti Money Laundering Officers, Anti-bribery, Anti-corruption, Data and Technology.

Previous Audience Members

Why should you attend?

Hear from 20+ financial services industry focused speakers

Physical network with 200+ attendees in Dubai

Engage in top-quality discussion content

Select 1-2-1 meetings with the latest financial service innovators

Book meeting rooms to network and connect with the community

Get a fresh perspective from MENA industry innovators

What Our Attendees Say:

Interested in sponsoring?

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We are always open to sponsorship enquiries from organisations that share our values and have something interesting to say. Find out more

Return on Investment

High quality connections that deliver you revenue

Unrivalled interaction

1-2-1 meetings, networking, group discussions, drinks receptions

Top-flight content

Align your brand with the very best speakers from the world largest banks


Very limited number of sponsors = maximum visibility and delegate access

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Ways to get involved

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