Under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), the inaugural Fintech Forward 2023 (FF23) event will be held in Bahrain between October 10 and October 12, 2023. The event will bring together global and regional fintechs, financial institutions, investors, academics, thought leaders, and industry experts to discuss the latest trends and advancements in the fintech realm. FF23 will also feature a host of immersive digital experiences and innovative activations.


Artificial intelligence (AI) and innovation are integral components of the global fintech industry. By leveraging AI-powered technologies like machine learning algorithms and predictive analytics, financial institutions can derive valuable insights from large datasets, improving decision-making and risk management capabilities. This transformative impact of AI is creating new avenues for growth and revolutionizing the way financial services operate.


Governments and regulatory bodies worldwide recognise the need to adapt regulations to the evolving fintech landscape. RegTech enables more efficient oversight while maintaining a balance between innovation and consumer protection, hence it is reshaping regulatory frameworks in the global financial technology industry.



Investments contribute to creating vibrant fintech ecosystems, growing talent and positioning regions as influential players in the global fintech landscape. By investing in fintech talents, such as data scientists and Artificial intelligence (AI) experts, countries around the world are developing the necessary human capital to spearhead fintech advancements. Simultaneously, investments provide the much-needed financial support and resources to fuel innovation and drive the transformation of traditional financial services.