Forum Agenda

Full-day Events with Dynamic Panelists

Wednesday, 31 October

08:30

Registration and Networking by BENEFIT

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09:00

Opening Remarks

Mr. Adnan Ahmed Yousif, BAB Chairman

9:10

On‐stage Interview

H.E. Rasheed Al Maraj, Governor of CBB, by Nuha Al Ali, CNBC Anchor

9:40

Session 01 : Adressing the human Capital GAP

Khalid Saad

BFB

Moderator

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Prof Riyad Hamzah

UOB

Panelist

Dr. Jeff Zabudsky

Bahrain Polytechnic

Panelist

Dr.jarmo Kotilaine

Tamkeen

Panelist

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Dawood Alashab

BISB

Panelist

10:30

Session 02 : Legal & Regulations

Ashley Freeman

Gateway

Moderator

Khalid Hamad

CBB

Panelist

Dr. Jameel Al Alawi

EDB

Panelist

Ahmed Husain

BCDR

Panelist

Gaby El Hakim

NBB

Panelist

11:15

Networking and Refreshment Break by NETIKS

11:30

Keynote: Speaker

Mr. Melikşah UTKU - General Manager (CEO), Albaraka Türk Bank

Melikşah UTKU

General Manager (CEO)

12:15

Session 03 : The Relationship between Banks and FinTechs

Vineeta Tan

Editor IFN

Moderator

Joe Abi-Aad

Netiks

Panelist

Peter Taverner

Panelist

Beehive

Sohail Nawaz MBE

THSA Technology

Panelist

Ali Riad Achkar

GIB

Panelist

13:00

Session 04 : Fostering a Better FinTech EcoSystem

Dr. Simon Galpin

Moderator

Managing Director,EDB

Khalid Najibi

BCCI

Panelist

Yaser Al Sharif

NBB

Panelist

Mazin Khoury

AMEX

Panelist

Feras Ahmed

E-Gov

Panelist

13:45

Outcome & Closing Remarks

by Wajeeha Hussain, Information Technology, Al Baraka Banking Group

14:30

Launching Bahrain FinTech Talent Report- Bahrain FinTech Bay

15:00

Networking Lunch by BAB

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