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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250

DELEGATES

30

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

170

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
Joann Enriquez Maryam IAP Islamic FinTech

CEO | IAP Malaysia

Joann Maryam Enriquez

SYSTEMS SECURITIES SPECIALIST | ITA

Saleh Al Himali

Advisor | Oman Capital Market Authority

Kemal Rizadi Arbi

Khalid Al Kayed Islamic FinTech Bank Nizwa CEO

CEO - Bank Nizwa Oman

Khalid Al Kayed

Hamid Rashid Finterra

CEO | Finterra - Singapore

Hamid Rashid

Chief Risk Officer | Alizz Islamic Bank

Venkatesh Kallur

Forum AGENDA

Main Event

wednesday, june 26, 2019

8:30AM

Registration & Networking

8:30AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM

Inauguration Ceremony

9:00AM - 10:15AM

  • Welcome Remarks
  • Quran Recitation
  • Opening Remarks | CBO
  • Official Launching Ceremony
  • Islamic FinTech Launching
  • MoU Exchange
  • Token of Appreciation to Key Sponsors

10:15AM

Morning Coffee break & networking

10:15AM - 10:30AM

10:30AM

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

10:30AM - 10:45AM

10:45AM

Fintech for Financial Inclusion in Oman

10:45AM - 11:30AM

About 40% of Oman’s population remains unbanked according to NCSI’s survey in 2016. The discussion will shed light on how FinTech can help Islamic banks capture the unbanked segment and enable more customers to benefit from financial and banking services.

11:30AM

Regulatory and Compliance for the Development of FinTech

11:30AM - 12:15PM

It’s hard to picture the healthy development of a 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.

12:15PM

Lunch Break & Prayer

12:15PM - 1:30PM

1:30PM

Beyond Cryptos: Blockchain for Islamic Banks and Islamic Financial Institutions

1:30PM - 2:00PM

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.

2:00PM

How can Islamic Banks use crowdfunding to finance SMEs? Malaysian Experience

2:00PM - 2:15PM

FinTech has emerged in the start-up space and is widely used by small companies. Nevertheless, some financial institutions learned how to embrace the technology for their own uses to better serve their customers and streamline their processes. In this session, we will showcase a leading Malaysian success story of how Islamic Banks used Crowdfunding to finance SMEs.

2:15PM

PayTech solutions in Oman and GCC

2:15PM - 2:45PM

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.

2:45PM

Islamic investment in the digital era

2:45PM - 3:30PM

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.

3:30PM

Afternoon Coffee Break & Prayer

3:30PM - 4:00PM

4:00PM

STEPPING-UP THE GAME: Role of Banks in Promoting Fintech Initiatives

4:00PM - 4:30PM

Instead of waiting for startups to develop FinTech solutions for Banks, some of these banks went a mile further by establishing special funds to nurture, incubate and grow FinTech ideas for the benefit of the industry. In this session, our guest speakers will present their banks’ active involvement in promoting FinTech.

4:30PM

Role of Private Investors in nurturing and scaling up small businesses

4:30PM - 5:00PM

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.

5:30PM

PRIVATE DINNER

5:30PM - 7:00PM

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