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28 July 2023


Beijing, China





Riding the Wave of Open Finance Innovation: DeFi | Metaverse | Generative AI

The financial industry in the Middle East and Africa is rapidly evolving, prompting traditional players to embrace advancements to maintain a competitive edge. Technology is transforming operations from front- to back-end. The entire industry is undergoing an unprecedented migration into the future in a very short space of time. Are you staying up to date?

Decentralised Finance (DeFi) is reshaping the financial landscape, challenging norms. DeFi introduces a peer-to-peer lending ecosystem and decentralised exchanges that will give users more control over their finances. Customer preferences are shifting towards these digital experiences that no longer need banks in the mix. How can banks stay relevant?

A new dimension is the concept of banking in the metaverse with generative AI. The metaverse offers a virtual space for seamless financial interactions and transactions, while Generative AI enhances the user experience with assets and experiences curated for each customer. Is there room in the metaverse for traditional banking?

The convergence of customer preference and technology has compelled banks to unlearn and reinvent. This is your opportunity to keep up with the latest developments and anticipate the disruptions that are on the horizon. We can help you navigate in the dust storm.

The Asian Banker Future of Finance Dialogue 2023 will gather key decision-makers from financial institutions, industry players, and disruptors for an immersive discussion. Through interactive sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the current trends, advancements, and challenges shaping the industry in the region.

Key working sessions:

Out look

Innovative uses of open banking API to boost the economy


Cutting-edge technologies that transform the financial ecosystem

Mobile Payments

Empowering data-driven strategies by harnessing AI applied analytics

Digital Banking

Unleashing the potential of virtual banking in the metaverse

Who should attend?

  • Chief executive officers, business heads and senior executives handling retail and consumer banking, payments and cards
  • Financial technology star-tups, blockchain companies, alternative providers of financing, and e-commerce
  • Senior executives running the operations, technology, systems, digital channels, and seeking insights into operations

Previous Speakers

Steven Barnett

Steven Barnett

Senior Resident Representative in China,
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Li Yang

Li Yang

National Institution for Finance; Development
Member, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
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Richard Koo

Richard Koo

Chief Economist,
Nomura Research Institute
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Zhang Jun

Zhang Jun

Dean, School of Economics,
Fudan University

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Hu Jie

Hu Jie

Professor of Practice,
Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance,
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Zhang Yu

Zhang Yu

Vice President and General Manager,
Banking Department, Tongdun Technology
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Event Pass

  • Full access to MEA Future of Finance Dialogue 2023
  • Full access to the event presentation slide decks
  • Access to the exhibition
  • On-demand access to event videos for six months
  • Access to networking app
  • Lunch and coffee breaks during the event
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  • Customised packages matching your interest and requirements
  • Face to face interactions with key decision makers
  • Thought leadership demonstration to target audience
  • Increased publicity via branding and marketing campaigns
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