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Sunday, October 21 • 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Scaling & Investing in Global Fintech: Lessons from EMEA

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To effectively grow fintech businesses or regional ecosystems requires overcoming key challenges in operating and growth capital, the regulatory environment, industry partnerships and human resources. TransferMate, based in Dublin, Ireland, is a global B2B payments tech company for international banks and businesses that send and receive foreign currency payments. It's rapid growth has required extensive investment, expanding its global regulatory footprint and development of an international banking network. The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a key contributor to the fintech growth in the Middle East. The Centre's independent regulation, common law framework, tax-friendly regime, and enabling environment make it the ideal hub to access the region's rapidly growing demand for financial and business services. This session explores these two compelling real-world case studies of scaling fintech in different global regions: Europe and the Middle East.

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Varun Mittal

Global Emerging Market Fintech Leader, EY
Varun Mittal is the Global Emerging Market Fintech Leader at EY covering emerging technology and business models in financial services across emerging markets. Previously Varun was the first marketing and sales employee at helloPay (acquired by ANT Financial, Alibaba Group), led payments... Read More →

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Gary Conroy

Chief Product Officer, TransferMate Global Payments
Gary Conroy serves as Head of Product with TransferMate Global Payments, helping businesses and banks across the world to send and receive cross-border payments. TransferMate has secured equity investment and partnership deals with banks ING and AIB, bringing the total Series A investment... Read More →
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Raja Al Mazrouei

Executive Vice President, FinTech Hive at DIFC
As Executive Vice President of FinTech Hive at DIFC, Raja Al Mazrouei oversees the region’s first FinTech accelerator, which brings together Financial Institutions, Government entities, technology partners and entrepreneurs to develop technologies that benefit the financial industry... Read More →

Sunday October 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Wavemakers at Lido Ballroom, Level 3