UBF banking forum focus on tech-based banking
Artificial Intelligence will top agenda as bankers look to get ahead of the curve
The UAE Banks Federation (UBF), a professional representative body comprising 48 member banks operating in the UAE, has released the full agenda on the Middle East Banking Forum.
The fifth edition will be held on November 22 in Abu Dhabi.
Hosted by UBF in association with Financial Times Live and The Banker, and supported by the Central Bank of the UAE, the conference will gather senior industry executives to explore the theme ‘Harnessing the Forces of Global Disruption’. The UBF has confirmed that Dr Andrei Kirilenko, director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at the Imperial College Business School, will be the keynote speaker.
“As a flagship event, the Middle East Banking Forum will steer the conversations on banking and finance towards critical areas of advances and emerging trends. In line with the recently announced UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI), financial institutions will have to further embrace the forces of technology, and [an] event like the ME Banking Forum is an important addition,” said Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, chairman of the UAE Banks Federation.