Dubai: Bank ABC and AFS (Arab Financial Services) announced that the third Middle East & Africa FinTech Forum, the region’s premier fintech conference, will be held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Bahrain on February 20-21, 2019, under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain.

The forum brings together internationally renowned thought leaders, practitioners and innovators from the FinTech and artificial intelligence (AI) arenas to discuss a wide range of issues including the future of banking, AI’s potential impact and how it will transform the future, open banking, crowdsourcing and financial inclusion.

More than 450 delegates attended the forum last year, including representatives from the central banks of Jordan, Egypt and Bahrain and 40 banks and financial institutions from the MENA region.

The 2019 Forum is expected to be an even bigger event with wide representation from all industries across the region.