As the biggest and most prestigious event in the Middle East and North African region, this exhibition is the one to be seen at if you are anyone in the world of finance and FinTech. Held in Abu Dhabi on March 13 th and 14 th, and supported by the country’s government, the event offers an exhibition space for financial institutions and the so-called Matchi FinTech Pavilion – sponsored by the FinTech solutions provider Matchi – where speakers included the likes of Chris Skinner of The Finanser, Jim Marous of Digital Banking Report and our very own Pau Velando and Marc Torrens from Strands, to name but a few.

Pau on the benefits of attending exhibitions of this kind:

“There are more and more events appearing all the time as the FinTech sector grows, but for us there are a handful that are key, like MEFTECH in Abu Dhabi, that give us an opportunity to engage in innovative debate with the movers and shakers in this industry, share knowledge and keep abreast of tendencies around the world”.


This year claims to be their ‘best-ever line up’, with more international players and the biggest names in finance, stating that 95% of the Middle East spend on financial technology is controlled by delegates at MEFTECH, equating to over US$13 billion per annum.

Take a look at the MEFTECH website for more information on this year’s participants and the topics discussed over the two-day event.