FinTech Developments and Investment Opportunities in Qatar

Thursday 16 July 2020 |
 2:00 pm
 – 2:45 pm


Thursday 16 July 2020

Start Time:  

2:00 pm


Qatar has been receptive to FinTech evolution by acknowledging the potential that digital technologies have in diversifying its economy, increasing security and raising competitiveness on a global scale.


This webinar in partnership with Qatar Financial Centre will principally provide insights into FinTech initiatives and developments in Qatar as well as the investment landscape and an overview of the IA’s Global FinTech initiative. We will also hear from two FinTech firms regarding their solutions and expansion into Qatar to further understand the FinTech landscape.


This webinar took place on 16th July 2020, you can view the full webinar below.

14:00 – 14:05     Intro into IA/UK Trade & Investment and the IA Engine Global FinTech Initiative

Speaker: Jack Knight, Deputy Chief Executive, Investment Association


14:05 – 14:15     Overview of FinTech trends, insights and notable regulatory changes in the GCC and Qatar

Speaker: Paul Kayrouz, Head of Fintech, Blockchain & Emerging Technology, PwC Legal


14:15 – 14:30   Interview of Sheikh Hamad Al Thani discussing FinTech developments and investment opportunities in Qatar


–          Henk J. Hoogendoorn, Managing Director (Financial Sector), Qatar Financial Centre

–          Sheikh Hamad Al Thani, Head of Investments at Qatar Insurance Company and Chairman of Qatar Investment Association


14:30 – 14:45   Panel discussion with FinTech firms to explore FinTech trends and the benefits of establishing in Qatar

Moderator: Siobhan Clarke, Chair of the Engine Advisory Panel and Head of International Investment Operations at M&G Investments


–          Hugh Macmillen, Founder, InstiMatch

–          Avere Hill, Co-Founder and CEO, EMEA of Cynopsis Solutions


14:45   Closing remarks

Speaker: Jack Knight, Deputy Chief Executive, Investment Association

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