Event Overview

13 - 14 November, 2018

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Middle East Africa Global Transaction Banking Summit brings together the entire corporate, trade and financial services community to address the opportunities of integrating a regional roadmap to foster international trade and finance. This must attend summit will focus on the mandate for trade, with an emphasis of going digital in trade, the effects of blockchain and how corporates can have access to liquidity in the present economic climate.

Industry Overview

Middle East banks are set to increase their share of global transaction banking revenues by at least 25%, according to a survey. The banks in the region will catch a larger portion of the global transaction banking market worth US$509 billion by 2025, with a growth anticipation of 25% or greater. Such success will CenterStage on the adoption of innovative technology as the most critical factor to success. The problem Middle East banks face is they fall significantly behind other regions in their implementation of innovative technology. The region’s banking sector needs to improve its technology adoption rate. In addition, banks must further integrate their cash and trade functions since these functions currently remain very distinct. Transaction banks in the Middle East have an enormous opportunity to leverage the region’s increasing sophistication and strategic position as the gateway to international trade. Realising this potential, however will require recognition of current shortfalls particularly with regard to client-facing, internal banking technology and a clear response to today’s integrated cash and trade needs.

There is an enormous trade finance opportunity in the region through the UAE utilising the country as a global trade hub that connects Middle East with Africa, Asia and Europe. With opportunities, there comes challenges. Banks across the region are urged to fine-tune liquidity management in order to address the new economic cycle. With low oil prices impacting liquidity conditions especially across the GCC, governments are forced to see drops in fiscal revenues which results in tightening liquidity in the banking sector, inflating the costs of funding and dragging down economic growth. This will make loan granting tougher in 2018 and limit access to funding for corporates especially the SMEs.

Why Attend
the MEAGTB Summit

  • Get insights on global economics and its impact on international transactional banking and trade with the Middle East & Africa
  • Understand the significance of applying an innovation digital trade strategy and its impact in building a competitive global transaction banking business
  • Update yourself with wrong trade – AML, Sanctions and other Regulatory compliance matters
  • Explore the potentials blockchain technology and what other digital currencies bring to table and its impact on trade and transactional services
  • With the influence of financial technology innovation, understand how banks and fintech can help each other in the transaction banking space and how it impacts the customer value chain
  • How can Islamic financing more acceptable and compatible with international trade finance?
  • Get equipped with more promising strategies on strengthening the relationship between corporates and banks
  • Get up to date with a rapidly evolving supply chain finance market

Who Attends
the MEAGTB Summit

Financial Regulators, Trade Commissions, Department of Economic Development, Government, Fintech Startups, Mid-Corporates, Corporates and SMEs.

Commercial Banks, Wholesale Banks, Corporate Banks and Transaction Banks:-

CEOs, COOs, CROs, Senior Executive Vice Presidents, Senior Directors, Group Heads and Heads of:

Transaction Banking, Corporate Banking, Wholesale Banking, Commercial Banking, SME Banking, Institutional Banking, International Banking, Correspondent Banking, Trade Finance, Group Treasury, Information Technology, Operations, Financial Institutions, Global Transactional Services, Payments & Settlements, Cash Management, Remittance & Money Transfer, Financial Regulatory, Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud, Compliance, Regulatory Sanctions, Risk Management, Treasury Risk, and Digital Solutions.

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