ABOUT THE EVENT

OiFF2019 is the first of its kind in Oman to bring the potential of Islamic Fintech under the limelight.

While some neighbouring countries pioneered in adopting Islamic Fintech, Oman Islamic Fintech Forum will set the stage for Islamic Fintech experts to meet and share their expertise in order to assess Oman’s potential in embracing Islamic Fintech to promote economic growth and develop the industry of Islamic Finance.

Oman Islamic FinTech Forum aims to become the exclusive Islamic Fintech reference in Oman. This event will bring industry experts from various fields of expertise – regulators, bankers, entrepreneurs, investors, and IT experts to share their experiences and insights in developing the FinTech ecosystem for Islamic finance in Oman.

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POWER NETWORKING

OiFF is a gathering of top-notch industry experts coming from different regions to explore potential collaboration opportunities. The event serves as a platform for knowledge transfer and networking between different stakeholders in Islamic Finance and FinTech industries – regulators, banks, start-ups, investors, academics and financial institutions.

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HOT TOPICS

We will be covering the different type of technologies used in financial services with a particular focus on the usage of FinTech in banking. Our sessions will combine panel discussions to debate and exchange relevant ideas and keynote speeches to showcase Islamic FinTech success stories in other countries. Our guests are all high-level regulators and industry professionals who will be providing insights about the readiness of Oman’s financial sector to adopt FinTech and potential it has to enhance financial inclusion and develop Islamic Finance industry further.

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THE WAY FORWARD

OiFF will not only be a platform to present and discuss Islamic FinTech but also the stage where new initiatives and collaborations between different stakeholders will be initiated. The event is a venue to discuss the current status-quo with its present challenges, to think out viable solutions and to launch valuable partnerships for the growth of the industry.

IN LINE WITH OMAN VISION 2040

FINTECH FOR ISLAMIC ECONOMY

Oman is set to be the new emerging FinTech hub in the GCC region as part of its economic diversification plans. While some neighbouring countries were early adopters of fintech, Oman plans to benefit from their experience and tailor-make its own success story to enhance financial inclusion and digitalize its traditional banking services.

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200

DELEGATES

15

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

70

DECISION MAKERS

25

SPEAKERS

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OUR SPEAKERS

We curate the best high-level industry experts to enrich the event’s sessions by their expertise, their thought-provoking discussions and their astute analysis.

Join our experts to learn more in-depth about Islamic Finance, Fintech, RegTech, Crowdfunding, Sandboxes, Blockchain, Cyber-Security, Entrepreneurship and many more aspects of Islamic Fintech.

OiFF 2019 is the place-to-be to keep up with the latest industry developments in the GCC and beyond.

MORE SPEAKERS

CEO | IAP Malaysia

Joann Maryam Enriquez

Founder & CEO | Thawani Technologies

Majid Al Amri

Khalid Al Kayed Islamic FinTech Bank Nizwa CEO

CEO | Bank Nizwa

Khaled Al Kayed

Executive Vice President | Central Bank of Oman

Dr. Qais Issa Al Yahyai

Meethaq Islamic Bank

Shamzani MD Hussain

Hamid Rashid Finterra

Founder | Finterra

Hamid Rashid

Forum AGENDA

Main Event

wednesday, june 26, 2019

8:30AM

Registration & Networking

8:30AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM

Inauguration

9:00AM - 9:30AM

  • Quran Recitation
  • Welcome Remarks
  • Opening Remarks | Dr. Qais Issa Mohammed Al Yahyai – Executive Vice President- Central Bank of Oman –
  • Waqf Blockchain Launch
  • MoU Exchange
9:30AM

Morning Coffee break & networking

9:30AM - 9:45AM

9:45AM

KEYNOTE: Do we really need an “Islamic” Fintech?

9:45AM - 10:00AM

Ahmad Sabree, Islamic FinTech Advisor | US

10:00AM

Session 1: PayTech Solutions in Oman and GCC

10:00AM - 10:45AM

Where cash remains king, more and more non-cash transactions are burgeoning in GCC, namely with the development of PayTech solutions. With the high smartphone penetration rates and large young population, the GCC region continues to experience strong growth in mobile transactions.

The session will focus on the thriving PayTech sector in Oman and GCC, and what are the security challenges when it comes to data protection and fraud prevention.

10:45AM

How can Islamic Financial Institutions use Crowdfunding to finance SMEs? Malaysian Experience

10:45AM - 11:00AM

Joann Enriquez, CEO | Investment Account Platform – Malaysia

11:00AM

Crowdfunding for Charities

11:00AM - 11:15AM

Ebadur Rahman, Co-Founder & MD | MuslimGiving – UK

11:15AM

Session 2: Beyond Cryptos: Blockchain for Islamic Banks and Islamic Financial Institutions

11:15AM - 12:00AM

Blockchain is often associated with Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies but the technology has many more applications beyond digital coins. In this session, we will all discover what Blockchain solutions are there for financial institutions to cut costs and improve compliance.

12:00PM

Islamic Fintech Solutions

12:00PM - 12:15PM

Dr. Shaher Abbas, Managing Director, IFIN Services

12:15PM

Lunch Break & Prayer

12:15PM - 1:30PM

1:30PM

Session 3: Fireside Chat with CEOs: Bank Transformation

1:30PM - 2:00PM

In this panel, CEOs will talk digital and share their insights about the readiness of the Omani banking sector to embrace the fintech revolution. As heads of leading financial institutions,

our guests will also share their expectations for the Omani market in terms of growth and market adoption.

2:00PM

Session 4: Regulatory and Compliance for the Development of FinTech in Oman

2:00PM - 2:30PM

It’s hard to picture a healthy development of the financial sector without proper regulation in place to safeguard all stakeholders’ interests.

While regulatory changes take time to come into place and technology development runs at full speed, the focus will be on how regulators can provide a flexible margin for FinTech to thrive and

how technology can enable better compliance.

2:30PM

Session 5: Islamic Investment in the Digital Era

2:30PM - 3:00PM

The latest tech developments and digital solutions gave Muslim investors access to a wide variety of asset classes at the tips of their fingers and at very low costs. Ranging from Shariah-compliant Equities and Sukuk, to Islamic ETFs and Real Estate, the session will discuss how technology is shaping the future of Islamic investment.

3:00PM

Session 6: Muslim Entrepreneurship Talk

3:00PM - 3:30PM

The emerging wave of startups and Fintech initiatives is mainly driven by the young generation of Millennials especially within Muslim communities.

Be it in the US, Europe, Africa or Asia, Muslim entrepreneurship is burgeoning everywhere and young leader Muslims are leading the change.

In this session, we will host some of these brilliant, enthusiast Muslim entrepreneurs to share with us their journey, their motivation and what they have to say to the youth here in Oman.

3:30PM

Afternoon Coffee Break & Prayer

3:30PM - 4:00PM

4:00PM

Role of Private Investors in nurturing and scaling up small businesses

4:00PM - 4:30PM

Banks, alone, cannot cater to all businesses’ funding requests because of the high risk some of them pose.

Here comes the role of other financial parties such as angel investors, VCs and PEs that are ready to absorb higher risks and fill up the funding gap.

4:30PM

Keynote: theShukran - Muslim Social Network

4:30PM - 4:45PM

4:45PM

CASUAL B2B SESSION

4:45PM - 5:45PM

MORE INSIGHTS ABOUT DEVELOPING THE FINTECH ECOSYSTEM IN GCC

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Supported By

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Platinum Sponsor

Digital Islamic Bank

Islamic FinTech Partner

Gold Sponsor

Strategic Partner

Regional Partners

Knowledge Partners

Media Partners

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