Business Unusual: In its fourth year running, the BAFT MENA Bank to Bank Forum returns to Dubai in 2020 featuring an avant-garde approach to other banking forums in the region. Building off previous years and feedback from leading financial services professionals who have attended in years past, the 2020 MENA Bank to Bank Forum will include hot-topic sessions on:

  • Macro-economic fundamentals in the MENA region
  • Regional Payment Schemes
  • IFRS9, Basel III and IBOR
  • DLT and Crypto Enabled Payment Networks
  • Cybersecurity and Data Sharing
  • Sustainability and ESG in Trade Finance
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    Conference Highlights

    Innovation Showcase: Last year we gathered several trade consortia to showcase their blockchain based trade finance and lending solutions in a single showcase. This year’s showcase is built into the conference program with providers presenting in 15-minute sessions on the main stage throughout the duration of the conference, so you don’t even need to leave your seat.

    Country Showcase: A new edition to this year’s MENA Bank to Bank Forum is the Country Showcase. A contemporary approach to feature cross border trade between the Middle East and Africa, this showcase will highlight a country and its specific financial presence in the MENA region.

    Trade Finance Global International Trade Awards: Now in its 5th year running, the TFG International Trade Awards 2020, in cooperation with BAFT, recognize those who have provided an outstanding contribution to global trade and finance. The winners will be announced at the 2020 MENA Bank to Bank Forum in Dubai on 19 March 2020. Want to nominate a company? Visit the awards website here.

    Who Should Attend

    Join 200 senior banking executives, thought leaders, consultants, and technology providers as we gather to focus on the issues most important to the banking industry in the Middle East and North Africa.

    Attendee Testimonials
    “The 2019 BAFT MENA Forum was an excellent event with high quality speakers presenting on important issues in the banking industry both for the region and globally.”
    “Very interesting and relevant topics discussed during the forum. Great opportunity for networking.”
    “A well organized conference overall with topical content. I will attend again next year.”
    Register for the 2020 MENA Bank to Bank Forum

    Two ways to register:

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  • CategoryEarly Bird Registration Fee
    (ends 6 February 2020)
    Regular Registration Fee
    (after 6 February 2020)
    Member$550 USD$650 USD
    Non-Member$750 USD$850 USD
    Government$450 USD$450 USD
    Corporate$350 USD$350 USD