Fintech Forward 2024

The event will be held at Exhibition World Bahrain, October 2nd - October 3rd, 2024.

Industry Experts

Bringing together global and regional fintechs, financial institutions, investors, academics, thought leaders and experts in the fintech realm.

The Transformation Agenda

Finance reimagined: Challenging the old order



C-Suite Executives
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Strategic Partner
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Platinum Sponsors

Fintech Forward 2023 Highlights


As SNIC Insurance, one of the sponsors of Fintech Forward 2023, we were pleased to have participated in this important event that was held in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Our sponsorship shows our strong commitment to staying updated with the latest trends in the Fintech industry. It highlights our dedication to an ongoing journey of innovation, aimed at delivering exceptional value to our customers—a key aspect of our strategic approach. The organizer's dedication, passion, and attention to detail were evident throughout the event, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience for all attendees. The Fintech Forward event not only showcased exceptional talent and presented insightful discussions, but also fostered meaningful connections and inspired positive change. I am proud to have been part of this event as a panelist and look forward to participating in similar events in the future.

Ahmed Radhi
Deputy General Manager, SNIC Insurance.

As an attendee and speaker at the inaugural ‘Fintech Forward’ event in Bahrain, I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to the FinTech Bay team ably assisted by the event sponsors. We felt that the seniority & quality of the guests present were top-drawer, enabling us, as an inbound firm setting up in the country for the first time, to deepen our network, listen, and learn from tier 1 thought leaders. We can see that the future of regional fintech is very safe in the hands of Bahrain, and the focused branding & clear messaging help financiers, entrepreneurs & policymakers understand what Bahrain wants and stands for. We look forward to supporting you in any way we can!

Simon Davies
Founding Partner, DXB Partners

I had the privilege of attending the Fintech Forward 2023 event in Bahrain, which exceeded my expectations. The event was a true testament to Bahrain's commitment to fostering innovation in the financial technology sector. The organizers did an outstanding job in curating a diverse range of speakers and panel discussions that covered the most relevant and cutting-edge topics in Fintech. The line-up of industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators was truly impressive, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from their insights and experiences. Moreover, the networking opportunities at Fintech Forward were unparalleled. I had the chance to connect with fellow professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors from around the world. The event provided an ideal platform for industry stakeholders to build relationships, share ideas, and explore avenues for collaboration.

Adam Knights
Chief Executive Officer, Howden Insurance Brokers Bahrain

We are grateful to the Central Bank of Bahrain, the Bahrain Economic Development Board, and the Bahrain FinTech Bay team for orchestrating such an extraordinary event. Their dedication to creating a collaborative space for meaningful dialogue has elevated the fintech landscape and positioned Bahrain as a beacon for innovation in the region. We deeply appreciate the opportunity to engage with business leaders and government officials, fostering a dynamic environment conducive to growth.

Vadim Bolotnov
Managing Partner, VM Group


Chief Executive

Bahrain EDB

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The Family Office

Group Chief Executive Officer

National Bank of Bahrain

Director - Fintech and Innovation Unit

FinTech & Innovation Unit at the Central Bank of B

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Chief Executive Officer


Client Advocacy, Solutioning and Client Success EMEA

Onyx by J.P. Morgan

AI Scientist

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab,

SVP, Head of Partnerships, Innovation and Digital Solutions for CEMEA


Senior Vice-President MENA

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer


Chief Executive Officer of Middle East

Standard Chartered