Webinar: Fintech, a Catalyst for Growth During COVID-19

Wednesday 6 May 2020 |
 9:00 am
 – 10:00 am


Wednesday 6 May 2020

Start Time:  

9:00 am

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a game changer in terms of customer behaviour for the foreseeable future. A world where social distancing becomes an essential part of the “new normal” cannot function seamlessly without financial innovation or Fintech. Home delivery and e-commerce platforms are set to grow at a faster pace, enabled by financial innovations. QFC is increasingly looking at digital payments, wallet solutions, and smooth remittance channels that cannot only allow for a cashless society, but also cater to new demands for instant insurance, real time investments, digital access and KYC solutions.

Fintech is a catalyst for growth, especially in the GCC region. During this webinar, we will be interviewing experts in Fintech and exploring what opportunities lie ahead in Qatar.

The webinar will offer three insightful interviews with leading industry experts who will share advice on how the Fintech sector can grow while assisting its customers amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.


11:00 AM – 11:05 AM
Opening Remarks
Henk Jan Hoogendoorn
Managing Director, Financial Sector Office
Qatar Financial Centre


11:05 AM – 11:20 AM
Henk Hoogendoorn Interview with Radboud Vlaar
Radboud Vlaar
Former Partner, Mckinsey
Founder and Partner, Finch Capital


11:20 AM – 11:35 AM
Thaddeus Malesa Interview with Ben Brabyn
Thaddeus Malesa
Senior Advisor for Economics and Research
Qatar Financial Centre

Ben Brabyn
Innovation Ecosystem Expert and Former Head of Level39


11:35 AM – 11:50 AM
Andrew Dahdal Interview with Douglas Arner
Andrew Dahdal
Section Head of Economic Diversification
Qatar University

Douglas Arner
Professor in Law and Expert on Financial Regulation
University of Hong Kong


11:50 AM – 12:00 PM
Results and Closing Remarks

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