The Global Islamic Fintech Huddle

Date: 26 Nov 2018
Location: Wyndham Grand Manama, Bahrain

The Global Islamic Fintech Huddle is an international gathering of industry influencers and fintech visionaries passionate about using technology to drive financial inclusion in a Shariah compliant and ethical manner. Featuring a series of high-level panel discussions, demo sessions and networking events, the Huddle is designed to be the epicenter of Islamic fintech ideas and innovation with the primary objective of connecting all stakeholders of the Islamic fintech ecosystem – start-ups, investors, policymakers and intermediaries – to facilitate the exchange of ideas and create new collaborative business opportunities.


09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Address

09:15 – 09:50 Comparing Notes: From Financial Hubs to Fintech Hubs

What makes a conducive Islamic fintech ecosystem? Listen first hand from leading Islamic financial centers and Islamic fintech start-ups.

09:50 – 10:10 Fireside Chat: Finding the Islamic Fintech Unicorn

Islamic fintech market practitioners share their experience and discuss:

  • What do investors look for when it comes to investing in fintech for Islamic finance?
  • What are the biggest opportunities for Islamic fintech?
  • What are the struggles Islamic fintech start-ups face when it comes to raising funding?

10:10 – 10:40 Power Pitch

Promising Islamic fintech start-ups pitch their ideas

10:40 – 11:10 Coffee & Networking

11:10 – 11:40 Making the case for Islamic Fintech

From crowdfunding, AI, data analytics to payment solutions and digital banking – what can these offer Islamic finance and what challenges do new players face?

11:40 – 12:00 TechTalk

Hear from an entrepreneur leveraging on technology and Islamic financial instruments to create real positive impact on society

12:00 – 12:30 Power Pitch

Promising Islamic fintech start-ups pitch their ideas.

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