The 13th edition of the New Age Banking Summit (NABS), a leading platform for the banking and Fintech sector in the Middle East, will see nearly 200 leading bankers and technology speakers gather to discuss challenges and devise comprehensive strategies to negotiate the ever-changing banking ecosystem.
The event, which will be held at Dusit Doha, Qatar, on February 12, 2020, will look at a range of topical issues like the future of lending in Qatar, the likely implementation of VAT and its navigational challenges. There will a number of panel discussions and presentations on crucial developments in the banking sector in Qatar and the Middle East pertaining to credit quality, financial markets, regulatory cooperation, RegTech, Fintech, Blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, Islamic finance and anti-money laundering efforts. Poonam Chawla, Associate Publisher, BusinessLive ME the organisers says, “The banking business is being constantly redefined by technology, changing customer expectations and evolving business models. The speed of change brings in newfound challenges in its wake. NABS Qatar will train the spotlight on some of the most important issues facing the Banking industry globally and in the region adding immense value.”
An eminent line up of thought leaders and industry experts will share case studies, strategies and next practices in latest technologies. The stellar line up of speakers include Ewald Müller, Managing Director, Qatar Financial Centre – Regulatory Authority; Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group Chief Executive Officer – Doha Bank; Janos Barberis, Millennial In Fintech – Top-35 Global Fintech Leader; Malike Bouaoud, Expert, Cyber and Information Security – Qatar Central Bank; and Amit Sah, Executive General Manager, Retail Banking – Commercial Bank of Qatar and other illustrious speakers.
Apart from speeches and panel discussions, the event will also see the presentation of the prestigious NABS Qatar Awards. The Awards will honour the best company’s and personalities in the industry, who have consistently demonstrated exemplary performance.
These awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement and contribution to the banking and financial industry, have established themselves as a benchmark for excellence, inspiring other banking and financial institutions to attain similar levels of excellence.
The day-long event is supported by a host of prestigious sponsors. The Bronze Sponsors are – Software AG and Network Sponsor – Comviva, A Tech Mahindra Company. Other Sponsors include QIIB, Doha Bank, Al Khaliji, Capital Banking Solution, Turkish Airlines. US Qatar Business Council is on board as Associate Partner.