service

Fintech Abu Dhabi

The 2022 edition of Fintech Abu Dhabi will continue to zoom in on the sparks of change emerging from the intersection of financial services and technology. The agenda of the conference will focus on key challenges and opportunities presented by the disruption presented by true innovation, with Cybersecurity topics in sharp focus, along with other issues such as multi-trillion dollar opportunity in engineering better systems for global payments.

The agenda will also analyse the promise and potential of Web3, and how the future of content consumption is in the Metaverse. Credit & lending will also feature heavily, as we unpack the direction of travel in this space. Fintech Abu Dhabi will also host a major regulators summit with international regulators from various nations.

Meet our speakers.

Keep an eye on this space

Here's what to expect during Abu Dhabi Finance Week - ADFW 2022

14 Nov / Day 1

EVENT AGENDA

Kindly note attendance is by invitation only.

EMCEE: Rishikaa Gupta

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
9:30 9:40
Presentation

Welcome Address

Dhruv Sehra

Founder & Partner

256 Network

Prashanth Prakash

Founding Partner

Accel

ADGM Auditorium
9:40 10:10
Panel

The Abu Dhabi Opportunity - From UAE to the World

How can fund managers from around the world leverage Abu Dhabi's infrastructure to create long term impact and success.

Arvind Ramamurthy

Chief of Markets

ADGM

Pankaj Gupta

Founder & CEO

Gulf Islamic Investments

Prashanth Prakash

Founding Partner

Accel

Moderator

Dhruv Sehra

Founder & Partner

256 Network

ADGM Auditorium
10:10 10:30
Presentation

The India Opportunity

India has remained to be bright spot among emerging markets and Sudhir will speak on the pockets of sustained opportunity to create alpha in India across sectors.

Sudhir Sethi

Founder, Chairman

Chiratae Ventures India Advisors Pvt Ltd.

ADGM Auditorium
10:30 11:00
Keynote

Technology, Investing, Sports

Shikhar Dhawan, leading Indian cricketer, entrepreneur, Investor & philanthropist will be launching first of its kind multi-Celeb led Global SportsTech Venture Fund based out of Abu Dhabi. He will share his views on how sports ecosystem stakeholders are looking to disrupt the sector with technology integration.

Shikhar Dhawan

General Partner

Da One Global Ventures

ADGM Auditorium
11:00 11:30
Panel

The Family Office Revolution

A comprehensive discussion on the new landscape of PE/VC investing and how there is a prioritisation reset for Family Offices. How will 2023 look like in a time of broadening of scope & function for Family Offices.

Sriram Jaganmohan

CIO

Miras Management

Fadi Ghazi

CIO

ARI Holdings

Saif Rashed Bin Jabr Al Suwaidi

Director

Horizon Energy

Tala Al Jabri

Venture Capital Investor

Saudi Angel Investors

Moderator

Madhu Shalini Iyer

Partner

Rocketship.vc

ADGM Auditorium
11:30 11:50
Panel

Capitalising on the Emerging Fund Manager Opportunity

What would it take for LPs to invest in a first or second time fund manager? How can LPs thinking about derisking this subset of the venture asset class?

Nattaphol Vimolchalao

CEO / General Partner

Siamarajathanee Public Company Limited / Decentralized Cayman

Julia Sohajda

Founding Partner

Vespucci Partners

Ishpreet Gandhi

Founder

Stride Ventures & StrideOne

Kirill Kozhevnikov

Partner

RTP Global

Rishabh Harsh Mariwala

Founder

Sharrp Ventures - Mariwala Family Office

Moderator

Kushal Bhagia

Founder

All In Capital

ADGM Auditorium
ADGM Auditorium
11:50 12:20
Panel

Evolving Global Private Markets - Institutional LP AMA

How are institutional LPs looking at geographical prioritisations in a new geo-political landscape?

What are the big techs trends that need prioritisation and how are fund manager evaluations changing in this recessionary and inflationary environment

Rohit Batra

Managing Partner

Evolvence India

Tushar Singhvi

Deputy CEO & Head of Investments

Crescent Enterprises

Yousuf Al Yousuf

COO

Al Yousuf LLC

Mayank Singhal

Chief Investment Officer

10xAD

Moderator

Anjali Bansal

Founding Partner

Avaana Climate & Sustainability Fund

ADGM Auditorium
12:20 12:30
Keynote

Launch of 256 Emerging Fund Managers (EFM) Program and MoU signing between ADGM and 256 Network

The 256 EFM Program is a one of its kind program to give a launchpad for emerging fund managers from across the globe while raising and deploying their initial few funds. The program is in partnership with ADGM

Dhruv Sehra

Founder & Partner

256 Network

Prashanth Prakash

Founding Partner

Accel

Arvind Ramamurthy

Chief of Markets

ADGM

Pankaj Gupta

Founder & CEO

Gulf Islamic Investments

ADGM Auditorium

EVENT AGENDA

Kindly note attendance is by invitation only.

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
12:30 13:30
Lunch & Networking

The Asset Abu Dhabi global investors forum opens with an official lunch & investor networking session at ADGM.
(Please note: Asset AD is a Private, invitation only event.)

ADGM Atrium
13:30 13:44
Keynote

Keynote Address

A welcome address to Asset Abu Dhabi, from the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development.

H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa

Chairman

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

ADGM Atrium
13:44 14:02
Presentation

The Economic Transformation of the Middle East

As the Gulf economies play an increasingly critical role in the global economic and financial landscape, this special presentation will track the trajectory and look forward to what is next.

Dr. Nasser Saidi

President

Nasser Saidi & Associates

ADGM Atrium
14:02 14:20
Presentation

Building for Resilience - What Investors Need To Know

Join globally renowned economist, Dr. Nouriel Roubini, as he reflects on building an investment portfolio to protect against long term economic, inflationary and environmental factors as well as black swan events.

Nouriel Roubini

Chief Economist

Atlas Capital

ADGM Atrium
14:20 14:40
Panel

Investment Risk Across Asset Classes - a New Paradigm

The period between 2020-2022 has seen sizable economic events. These events and resultant headwinds have seen investors adopt new strategies. This session convenes several global investors to analyse their approach over the next 18 months.

Dr. Arnaud Leclercq

Partner Private Holding

Lombard Odier Group

Hazem Ben-Gacem

Co-CEO

Investcorp

Courtney Powell

COO & Managing Partner

500 Global

Dr. Karim El Solh

Co-founder & CEO

Gulf Capital

Moderator

Volkan Kurtas

Founder & CIO

Vibrant Capital Partners, Inc.

ADGM Atrium
14:40 15:00
Panel

Investing in the Economy of the Future

As a new world economic order unfolds, this panel gathers a range of global investment leaders to bring perspectives on where investors are looking to over the next decade.

Jean-Paul Villain

Director, Strategy and Planning Department

ADIA

Sandeep Bakshi

Head of Investments, Europe

Prosus

Richard Lacaille

Executive Vice President & Global Head of ESG

State Street

Alex Manson

Head

SC Ventures by Standard Chartered

Sarah Cocker

EMCEE

Asset Abu Dhabi

ADGM Atrium
ADGM Atrium
15:00 15:15
Presentation

Family Offices: The Next Generation

Take a look into the complex world of family offices with the Forbes Family Trust. This session will analyse the investment strategies that drive global Family Offices and will unpack techniques for intergenerational continuity.

Keith Bloomfield

CEO

Forbes Family Trust

Paul Homsy

Middle East Senior Advisor

Forbes Family Trust

ADGM Atrium
15:15 15:35
Panel

A Brief Guide To The Abu Dhabi Investment Landscape

The Abu Dhabi investment and capital landscape has activities permeating across the globe. Featuring veteran players from the investment community here, this session will unpack some of what global investors need to know.

William Nash III

Managing Partner, Abu Dhabi & Co-leader, Middle East Practice

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Karim Radwan

CIO

Chimera Capital

Hashim Kudsi

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Liwa Capital Advisors

Arvind Ramamurthy

Chief of Markets

ADGM

Kay French

Advisor to the Chairman

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

Moderator

Diego Lopez

Managing Director

Global SWF

ADGM Atrium
15:35 16:00
Panel

The path to an IPO. Presented by Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

H.E. Sameh Al Qubaisi

Director General of Economic Affairs

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

Andrew Tarbuck

Head of Equity and Capital Markets

Al Tamimi & Co

Aloke Gupte

Head of EMEA Equity Capital Markets

JPMorgan

Seif Fikry

CEO

Chimera Capital

Martin Tricaud

Head of Investment Banking Group

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Moderator

Sarah Cocker

EMCEE

Asset Abu Dhabi

ADGM Atrium
16:00 16:10
Presentation

Closing Remarks from Abu Dhabi Investment Office

Eng. Abdulla Abdul Aziz AlShamsi

Acting Director General

Abu Dhabi Investment Office

ADGM Atrium

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Kindly note all roundtables are private & closed-door events.

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
9:30 12:30

The 256 Network LP/GP Summit

The 256 Network global investor club's Middle East Retreat and LP-GP Summit at Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2022.
(256 Network Summit is an invitation only event)

Moderator

Dhruv Sehra

Founder & CEO

256 Network

ADGM Auditorium
16:00 17:00

The Family Office Roundtable

Breakout session, organised by The Wealth Briefing.

Moderator

Stephen Harris

CEO

Wealth Briefing

ADGM Boardroom
16:00 17:00

The MEVCA Roundtable

Breakout session, organised by The Middle East Venture Capital Association

Moderator

H.E. Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi

Senior Partner

Global Ventures

ADGM Liwa Meeting Room
16:00 17:00

The MEIMA Roundtable

Breakout session, organised by the Middle East Investment Management Association

Moderator

David Rothon

CEO

AD Global Investors

ADGM Hafeet Meeting Room

OPENING CEREMONY

Kindly note attendance is by invitation only.

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
17:30 18:00
Networking

Opening Ceremony Welcome Reception

Invited special guests arrive at the Emirates Palace, for a glittering event - the Official Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Finance Week, 2022 (Please note: This is an invitation only event)

Emirates Palace
18:00 18:05

Multimedia

Opening Ceremony

In this special segment, the ceremony officially commences, as the audience witness a special interpretation of the economic story of the region.

Emirates Palace
18:05 18:20

Keynote

Opening Speech

A special keynote speech by the Chairman of Abu Dhabi's international financial centre

H.E. Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi

Chairman

ADGM

Emirates Palace
Emirates Palace
18:20 18:45

Boardroom Style

The ADFW Boardroom

Global financial leaders gather to discuss and debate a range of critical issues, from economies and finance, to tech and sustainability.

Dinesh Khara

Chairman

State Bank of India

Dr. Samer Haj-Yehia

Chairman

Bank Leumi

Todd Leland

President

Goldman Sachs International

Joachim von Amsberg

Special Advisor to the President

AIIB

Moderator
Hadley Gamble

Anchor

CNBC

Emirates Palace
19:00 21:00
Gala Reception

Abu Dhabi Finance Week's Official Opening Ceremony concludes with a gala dinner

Emirates Palace

15 NOV / Day 2

EVENT AGENDA

EMCEE: Sarah Cocker

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
8:30 9:40
Hospitality

Fintech Abu Dhabi Breakfast Reception

The 2022 edition of Fintech Abu Dhabi opens with an official breakfast & networking session at ADGM.
(Please note: Fintech Abu Dhabi is open to all delegate & executive ticket holders).

ADGM Atrium
9:40 10:00
Presentation

Metaverse - A Parallel Life

With hundreds of millions of users across the globe, streaming platform Eros Now is one of the most important players in world media and entertainment. In this very special event, join their CEO and this very special audiovisual presentation, to leap into the future of the digital human being, and learn how this technology will effect your lifestyle, habits, behaviour and engagement.

Ali Hussein

CEO/Advisor

Eros Now / Eros Investments

ADGM Atrium
10:00 10:20
Panel

The Business Model of Influence

As social media stars race past traditional media companies in terms of how they can move markets and products, join this special session featuring some of the worlds top personalities, and learn how the business model of content is shifting to a new future.

Sasha Kaletsky

Co-founder

Creator Ventures

Caspar Lee

Co-founder

Creator Ventures

Moderator

Souad AlSerkal

Director of Executive Communications - Executive Affairs

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

ADGM Atrium
10:20 10:32
Keynote

The Changing Landscape of Banking in the UAE

What is the role of banks in the Fintech era? Customer and market relationships with big banks is changing every day and technological advancements are shifting the landscape. In this session, the Chairman of the UAE Banks Federation takes us into the future of banking in the UAE.

H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Chairman

UAE Banks Federation

ADGM Atrium
10:32 10:45
Keynote

The State of the MENA Fintech Landscape

An Exceptional level of progress has been made in MENA nations to design financial and banking infrastructure to serve customers and drive economies to be globally competitive. In this session, the Chairman of the MENA Fintech Association unpacks the state of the landscape today.

Nameer Khan

Chairman

MENA Fintech Association

ADGM Atrium
10:45 11:10
Fireside

The Entrepreneurs' Journey

What is the personal experience of an individual who goes from a small idea at their kitchen table, to leading a global tech company in a short time? In this in-depth interview, listen to the story of the Co-founders of Ed-tech giant Byju's as they lift the lid of their story so far.

Byju Raveendran

Founder & CEO

Byju's

Divya Gokulnath

Co-founder

Byju's

Mayank Singhal

Chief Investment Officer

10xAD

ADGM Atrium
11:10 11:40
Panel

The Forces Driving Change in Investing

From major global investment houses, to private individuals, the past decade has seen huge developments in how investors and markets interact. This session explores WealthTech, investing in public versus private markets, portfolio construction and why blockchain tech will unlock a multi-trillion dollar asset class.

Oi-Yee Choo

CEO

ADDX

Mehdi El Amine Fichtali

Founder & CEO

FinaMaze

Simon Goodman

CEO

Peregrine Limited

Moderator

Jon Whiteaker

Senior Editor

Investment Monitor

ADGM Atrium
ADGM Atrium
11:40 12:10
Panel

How Big Banks Drive Innovation

As banks continue to develop their products and services to serve the rapidly evolving needs of customers and markets, this session asks how the establishment and cutting edge tech can work together to improve financial services

Raheel Ahmed

Chief Executive Officer

RAKBANK

Tan Bin Ru

CEO - Southeast Asia

OneConnect Financial Technology

Zul Javaid

CEO

UAE Trade Connect

Moderator

Gabrielle Inzirillo

Head of Ecosystem Development, FSRA

ADGM

ADGM Atrium
12:10 12:35
Panel

Where's the Opportunity for Fintech Startups? The VC Perspective...

Over 50% of all venture capital funding is deployed into startups tackling various aspects of financial technology. Why? This panel of global investors will explain the opportunity.

Jon Medved

Founder & CEO

OurCrowd

Sonia Gokhale

Founding Partner

VentureSouq

Arjun Sethi

Co-founder & CEO

Tribe Capital

Moderator

Vince Molinari

Founder & CEO

FINTECH.TV

ADGM Atrium
12:35 13:30
Fintech Abu Dhabi - Lunch & Networking

Network with other players driving the cutting edge of financial technology at the official Fintech Abu Dhabi 2022 networking lunch.

ADGM Atrium
13:30 14:00
Panel

The ADGM Innovation Challenge 2022

In the 2022 Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge, witness the journeys of highly innovative startups as they tackle major innovation challenges for some of the most recognised and powerful corporations in the market.

Salma Kayali

Vice President of Innovation - Corporate

Aldar

Tristan Brandt

Executive Vice President - Design & Innovation

RAKBANK

Paul Shaw

CTO - Data Technology & Innovation

HSBC

Moderator

Gabrielle Inzirillo

Head of Ecosystem Development, FSRA

ADGM

ADGM Atrium
ADGM Atrium
14:00 14:30
Panel

How are Regulators Responding to Innovation?

Technology and innovation is generally a profoundly positive thing, but with all change comes some risk. This session brings global regulators together to discuss how to encourage innovation, but also protect billions of users of financial services across the world.

Hon. Caroline D. Pham

Commissioner

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

UK Sinha

Former Chairman

Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

Wai Lum Kwok

Senior Executive Director, Authorisation & Fintech, FSRA

ADGM

Giuseppe Siani

Director General for Financial Supervision and Regulation

Bank of Italy

Moderator

Salim Essaid

Business Correspondent

AI Monitor

ADGM Atrium
14:30 15:00
Panel

Warning! Market at Risk

Some experts assess certain financial markets to be more vulnerable than they should be. This session asks how can we achieve greater security for financial markets? What are the strategies and solutions for mitigating cyber-risks? And how can we build a stronger and more resilient merket that removes the threat of malicious actors?

Christina Pitarch

Head of EMEA

Google Cloud Security

Prof. Giovanni Barbara

Professor & Lawyer

LUM Giuseppe Degennaro University

Adrian Hobbs

Chief Platform Officer

G42 Cloud

Moderator

Simone Russo

CEO & Co-Founder

Amagis Capital Group

ADGM Atrium
15:00 15:30
Panel

Balancing Innovation with Risk

Financial innovation can create change for good, and for not so good. This session explores the fine line financial market innovators must take in building products that markets love and need, but at the same time protecting against risks.

Shmuel Chafets

Founder & Executive Chairman

Target Global

Dmitry Tokarev

CEO

Copper.co

Moderator

Eleanor Slinger

Regional Director

Investment Monitor

ADGM Atrium
15:30 15:50
Presentation
A Special Announcement, by ADGM

The CEO of ADGM Courts, Linda Fitz-Alan takes to the stage to talk tech in this highly anticipated opening session of Fintech Abu Dhabi 2022.

Linda Fitz-Alan

CEO - Courts

ADGM

ADGM Atrium
15:50 16:30
Ceremony

The MENA Fintech Awards

Join MENA Fintech Association to celebrate the star performers and leading lights of regional financial technology at the 2022 MENA Fintech Awards.

Moderator

Nameer Khan

Chairman

MENA Fintech Association

ADGM Atrium
18:00 21:00
The Urban Experience

Food, drinks, music, entertainment and quality connections. All of this and more is promised at our Urban Experience social event. Join us!

Capital Square

ROUNDTABLE SESSION

Kindly note all roundtables are private & closed-door events.

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
10:30 13:00

The Regulators Summit

Global regulators assemble in a private, closed door setting to discuss a range of highly consequential issues in world finance.

TBC
ADGM Boardroom

EVENT AGENDA

EMCEE: Zille Rehman / Suha Al Mubarak

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
12:30 13:30
Turnaround, Restructuring & Insolvency 2022 - Lunch & Networking

The inaugural Turnaround, Restructuring & Insolvency (T.R.I.) conference opens at ADFW with an official networking lunch. (Please note, this event is open to all delegate and executive ticket holders)

Auditorium
13:35 13:45

Keynote

Restructuring: The Time Is Now

Since 2020, the global markets have endured significant turbulence and headwinds, and these have caused substantial reassessment in the operating strategies of businesses across the world. This session reflects on these issues and also explains the case for why ADGM is a well positioned financial centre for those involved in the turnaround space.

Sassan Hatam

Partner

Roland Berger

Auditorium
13:45 14:00
Keynote

Global Economic Environment: Implications for Emerging Market Restructurings

Daniel Chapman

CEO/CIO & Founder

Argentem Creek Partners

Auditorium
14:00 14:30
Panel

Distressed Debts in Emerging Markets: Asia & GCC

Moderator

Laura Cuesta

Senior Editor

Debtwire

Arvind Ramamurthy

Chief of Markets

ADGM

Dilip Massand Esq

CEO

Phoenix Advisors Ltd

Berkay Oncel

Head of Middle East Investments

SC Lowy

Edward Bell

Senior Director, Market Economics

Emirates NBD

Auditorium
14:30 15:00
Panel

Corporate Restructuring; Converting Pitfalls Into Opportunities

Moderator

Ola Abdallah

Director, Restructuring Services

PwC

Matthew Wilde

Senior Managing Director

Teneo

Vikas Papriwal

Head of ME Restructuring

FTI Consulting

Naveen Bhojwani

Head of Debt Advisory & Restructuring - Middle East

Rothschild & Co

Dominik Nagly

Senior Portfolio Manager & Co-Founder

Fidera

Auditorium
Auditorium
15:00 15:15
Presentation

Report Launch: Banking Pulse

Sumit Mittal

Senior Director

Alvarez & Marsal

Auditorium
15:15 15:30
Coffee Break
Auditorium
15:30 16:00
Presentation

Restructuring & Turnaround: Stakeholder's Perspective

Anthony Manton

Partner, Business Restructuring Services

PwC Middle East

Esteban Buljevich

Vice Chairman

Rothschild & Co

Michael Davis

CEO

NMC Healthcare

Nicola Reader

Partner

Clifford Chance

Moderator

David Beckett

Founding Partner

SC Lowy

Auditorium
16:00 16:30
Panel

Restructuring & Exits: Ingredients for Success

Moderator

Andri Antoniou

Director

CRI Group

Giovanni Salvetti

Head of CIS Region

Rothschild & Co

John Patton

Portfolio Manager - EMEA & Asia

Argentem Creek Partners

Alex Kay

Partner

Hogan Lovells

ADGM Atrium
16:30 16:45
Keynote

Summary Remarks

Simon Charlton

Chief Restructuring Officer

Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi

Auditorium
16:45 16:50
Closing Remarks

Conclusion of the inaugural T.R.I summit and a call to action for topics and challenges to be included for the next edition to be highlighted

Suha Al Mubarak

EMCEE

T.R.I

Zille Rehman

EMCEE

T.R.I

ADGM Atrium

16 NOV / Day 3

EVENT AGENDA

EMCEE: Vince Molinari

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
9:00 10:00
Crypto Abu Dhabi Breakfast Reception

The inaugural edition of Crypto Abu Dhabi opens with an official breakfast & networking session at ADGM. (Please note: Crypto Abu Dhabi is open to all delegate & executive ticket holders)

ADGM Atrium
10:00 10:10

Keynote

Opening Remarks with Roland Berger

A special welcome to Crypto Abu Dhabi, as we look ahead to the topics ahead of us, across the day. Crypto Abu Dhabi is proudly supported by Roland Berger.

Feroz Sanaulla

Partner

Roland Berger

ADGM Atrium
10:10 10:25

Keynote

Digital Money 2.0

World respected American cryptographer Dr. David Chaum is widely accepted as the Godfather of modern digital currency. In this session, he'll explain the theory behind digital currency, why it's an essential evolution for the financial sector and where it goes from here, in Digital Money 2.0

David Chaum

Founder / CEO

xx network / Elixirr

ADGM Atrium
10:25 10:40

Fireside

Binance & Galaxy Digital - In Conversation

Binance is the largest crypto trading platform in the world & Galaxy Digital is one of the markets most successful investors. In this very special discussion, CEOs CZ and Mike Novogratz bring us behind the scenes of the rollercoaster world of crypto, explain their special relationship with Abu Dhabi, and share views on why crypto is only getting started.

Changpeng Zhao

Founder & CEO

Binance

Mike Novogratz

Founder & CEO

Galaxy

ADGM Atrium
10:40 11:00

Keynote

The Perspective of Nouriel Roubini

In this highly anticipated session, one of the most respected and outspoken figures in world finance unpacks the way forward for the modern digital assets era. This session includes a very special announcement

Nouriel Roubini

Chief Economist

Atlas Capital

Reza Bundy

CEO

Atlas Capital

Moderator

Dan Murphy

Correspondant

CNBC

ADGM Atrium
11:00 11:30

Panel

What Does Web3 Really Mean?

Web3 - a buzzword or the genuine encapsulation of the evolution of the world's most powerful system of global connectivity? This session brings together thought leaders in the space to take us on a tour on the various aspects of the concept and to debate what the future holds.

AU YANG Chi Chun Evan

Group President

Animoca Brands Ltd.

Basil Al Askari

Co-founder & CEO

MidChains

Kinga Bosse

Chief Financial Officer

Lukka

Moderator

Pierre Samaties

Partner, Global Co-Head Crypto Economy

Roland Berger

ADGM Atrium
11:30 11:50

Panel

Crypto-tutional

How do key Abu Dhabi Financial institutions view digital assets? Join Coinbase in this special session to find out.

Prof. Alexander Lipton

Global Head of R&D

ADIA

Brett Tejpaul

Head of Institutional

Coinbase

Marco Massucco

Managing Director & Head of Global Financial Institutions Sales

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Robert Mitchnick

Head of Digital Assets

BlackRock

Moderator

Yasmin Almostehy

Executive Director

MEVCA

ADGM Atrium
11:50 12:20

Panel

Racing Into the Future: Web3 and the Evolving F1 Business Landscape

McLaren is one of the most beloved brands in Formula One. They know the power of supercharging experience better than anyone and firmly believe Web3 presents new heights for Fanfare, as they drive their business into the new era. In this session, join McLaren Racings CEO and the CMO of global crypto giant OKX, as they explore the exponential possibilities of Web3 tech and McLaren Racings Ecosystem.

Haider Rafique

Chief Marketing Officer

OKX

Zak Brown

CEO

McLaren Racing

Moderator

Ersoy Erkazanci

Correspondent

Bloomberg HT

ADGM Atrium
ADGM Atrium
12:20 13:30
Lunch & Networking

Network with other players driving the cutting edge of Digital Assets, Web3 and Blockchain at the official Crypto Abu Dhabi 2022 networking lunch.

ADGM Atrium
13:30 13:45

Keynote

The Latest Global Crypto Trends - What You Need To Know...

Henri Arslanians Fintech Ted Talk is amongst the most viewed on YouTube globally. In this special presentation, Henri takes us through his views across crypto, from Bitcoin & CBDCs, to DeFi and NFTs.

Henri Arslanian

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Nine Blocks Capital Management

ADGM Atrium
13:45 14:15

Panel

Trust with Trillions

Look behind the curtain of the institutional finance world, to find out how real world, multi-trillion dollar assets/funds and banks are testing and applying blockchain based tech in order to improve market efficiency.

Dan Doney

CEO & Co-Founder

Securrency

Xian Chan

Global Head of Digital Assets

HSBC

Herve Francois

Partner - Private Equity, Blockchain and Digital Assets

Investcorp

Gautam Sharma

CEO

BH Digital

Moderator

Gabrielle Inzirillo

Head of Ecosystem Development, FSRA

ADGM

ADGM Atrium
14:15 14:45

Panel

Reputation, Trust & Safety in Digital Assets

As the worldwide adoption and use-cases of Digital Assets grows exponentially, this session looks at how we address market risk and protection, and look at global regulation on the horizon.

Simone Maini

CEO

Elliptic

Mike Belshe

Co-founder and CEO

BıtGo

Moderator

Kevin Reynolds

Managing Editor

CoinDesk

ADGM Atrium
ADGM Atrium
14:45 15:00

Panel

A Presentation from MEAACBA

The Chairman of the newly established Crypto Association MEAACBA presents his case on why it is time to galvanise the ecosystem

Jehanzeb Awan

Founder and CEO / Chairman

J. Awan & Partners, Azakaw / MEAACBA

ADGM Atrium
15:00 15:30

Panel

From Speculation to True Innovation

As we learned by watching the evolution of the internet, all technologies go through a cycle of development. This session discusses the birth of modern digital assets, tracks the journey so far, and projects where it goes from here...

Jaime Leverton

CEO

Hut 8

Kalin Metodiev CFA

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Nexo

Nick Philpott

COO & Co-founder

Zodia Markets Holdings Limited

Daniel Yang

Head of Investment & Diversification

Algorand Foundation

Moderator

Abdul Haseeb Basit

CFO

GBBC Digital Finance

ADGM Atrium

ROUNDTABLE SESSION

Kindly note all roundtables are private & closed-door events.

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
9:00 10:00

Roundtable

US - UAE Business Council Digital Assets Roundtable

Business leaders from the United States gather to discuss the path forward in digital assets, and the special crypto-bridge bridge between the US, and the UAE. (Private, invite-only event)

TBC
ADGM Boardroom

17 NOV / Day 4

EVENT AGENDA

EMCEE: Rachel Pether, Fintech TV

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
12:00 13:00
R.A.C.E Opening Lunch & Networking

The inaugural edition of R.A.C.E (Regulation, Awareness, Collaboration, Ecosystem) sustainability summit opens with an official brunch & networking session at ADGM. (Please note: R.A.C.E. is open to all delegate & executive ticket holders)

ADGM Atrium
13:00 13:08
Keynote

Keynote - The Ministry of Climate Change & Environment

R.A.C.E. 2022 opens with this special Ministerial Address.

H.E. Mariam Bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri

Minister of Climate Change and Environment

Government of UAE

ADGM Atrium
13:08 13:15
Keynote

Keynote - The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

This session will present remarks from the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa

Chairman

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

ADGM Atrium
13:15 13:22
Keynote

Keynote - The Ministry of Finance

This session will present remarks from the UAE Ministry of Finance.

H.E. Younis Al Khoori

Undersecretary

Ministry of Finance UAE

ADGM Atrium
13:22 13:29
Keynote

Keynote - UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators

This keynote will present the perspective of our very special guest.

H.H. Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Executive Director

UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators

ADGM Atrium
13:29 13:44
Keynote

Climate Regulations & Frameworks - Introduction

The CEO of Abu Dhabi Global Markets Regulator introduces the latest developments in climate regulations and frameworks.

Emmanuel Givanakis

CEO, FSRA

ADGM

ADGM Atrium
13:45 14:05
Panel

Regulation: Building Climate Regulation & Frameworks

The debate around the appropriate regulation and supervision of climate frameworks continues to evolve, including focus on the fit into the wide spectrum of economy-wide climate policy. This session looks at how regulators and standard setters are approaching key issues, including data, disclosure, taxonomy, greenwashing and avoiding fragmentation. This session includes a special announcement by ADGM

Adrian Rimmer

Director, Sustainable Finance

LSEG

Issam Abousleiman

Regional Director, GCC

The World Bank

Frances McLeod

Founding Partner

Forensic Risk Alliance

Shargiil Bashir

Chief Sustainability Officer

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Moderator

Danny Sebright

President

US - UAE Business Council

ADGM Atrium
ADGM Atrium
14:05 14:10
Video

A Special Message from BNP Paribas

Hear the latest updates from one of the world's biggest and most influential financial institutions, BNP Paribas.

Jean Lemierre

Chairman

BNP Paribas

ADGM Atrium
14:10 14:15
Keynote

Awareness: Launch of MFTA Sustainability Report

The Chairman of the MENA Fintech Association joins the dots between Fintech and Sustainability in the launch of this special report.

Nameer Khan

Chairman

MENA Fintech Association

ADGM Atrium
14:15 14:25
Collaboration: Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Declaration Ceremony

We welcome to the stage the latest signatories of the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Declaration.

ADGM Atrium
14:25 14:30
Announcement

Collaboration: The View From Masdar

Masdar takes to the stage to unveil the latest developments in the green REIT.

Anthony Taylor

Senior Executive Officer

Masdar Green REIT

ADGM Atrium
14:30 15:00
Announcement & Panel

Collaboration: Financing The Transition To Net Zero

The world's leading financial institutions are making transformational changes to their business strategy to deliver on climate targets and commitments. The panel asks how leading financial firms are setting targets. addressing the challenge of measuring and reporting on 'financed emissions' across supply chains, engaging with clients and developing methods to assess portfolio alignment.

Chuka Umunna

Head of ESG for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

JP Morgan

Nili Gilbert

Vice Chairwoman of Carbon Direct I Chair

GFANZ Advisory Panel

Sonia Weymuller

Founding Partner

VentureSouq

Moderator

Stephen Nolan

Managing Director

UNDP Sustainable Finance Hub

ADGM Atrium
ADGM Atrium
15:00 15:05
Announcement & Panel

Ecosystem: An Announcement from AirCarbon

A special announcement by AirCarbon

William Pazos

Managing Director & Co-Founder

AirCarbon Exchange (ACX)

ADGM Atrium
15:05 15:30
Panel

Ecosystem: Building Sustainable Capital Markets + Announcement

As more companies commit to net zero goals, there is a clear imperative to build out sustainable capital markets. This session will look through the lens of voluntary carbon markets, and look at how markets are developing.

Ben Worley

Co-founder & CEO

Spiro Carbon

David Rouse

CEO

CarbonClick

Vinoda Basnayake

President

Aspiration MENA

Diako Makhmalbaf

Director - ESG Solutions, Global Banking

HSBC

Moderator

Rachel Pether

EMCEE

R.A.C.E

ADGM Atrium
15:45 16:00
Keynote

R.A.C.E 2022 Closing Remarks

ESG Icon Mark Carney closes R.A.C.E 2022 with this special address

Mark Carney

Co-Chair

Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero

ADGM Atrium
18:00 21:00
The Urban Experience

Food, drinks, music, entertainment and quality connections. All of this and more is promised at our Urban Experience social event. Join us!

Capital Square

SPECIAL EVENTS & ROUNDTABLES

Kindly note all roundtables are private & closed-door events.

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
8:00 9:00

The Milken Institute Middle East and Africa (MEA) Summit

The opening ceremony of the Milken Institute Middle East & Africa Summit. (Private event. Invitation Only.)

TBC
ADGM Atrium
10:30 12:00

US - UAE Business Council Sustainability Roundtable

Business leaders from the United States gather to discuss the path forward in sustainability. (Private, invite-only event)

Moderator

Danny Sebright

President

US - UAE Business Council

ADGM Boardroom

14 Nov / Day 1

EVENT AGENDA

Kindly note attendance is by invitation only.

EMCEE: Rishikaa Gupta

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
9:30 9:40
Presentation

Welcome Address

Dhruv Sehra

Founder & Partner

256 Network

Prashanth Prakash

Founding Partner

Accel

ADGM Auditorium
9:40 10:10
Panel

The Abu Dhabi Opportunity - From UAE to the World

How can fund managers from around the world leverage Abu Dhabi's infrastructure to create long term impact and success.

Arvind Ramamurthy

Chief of Markets

ADGM

Pankaj Gupta

Founder & CEO

Gulf Islamic Investments

Prashanth Prakash

Founding Partner

Accel

Moderator

Dhruv Sehra

Founder & Partner

256 Network

ADGM Auditorium
10:10 10:30
Presentation

The India Opportunity

India has remained to be bright spot among emerging markets and Sudhir will speak on the pockets of sustained opportunity to create alpha in India across sectors.

Sudhir Sethi

Founder, Chairman

Chiratae Ventures India Advisors Pvt Ltd.

ADGM Auditorium
10:30 11:00
Keynote

Technology, Investing, Sports

Shikhar Dhawan, leading Indian cricketer, entrepreneur, Investor & philanthropist will be launching first of its kind multi-Celeb led Global SportsTech Venture Fund based out of Abu Dhabi. He will share his views on how sports ecosystem stakeholders are looking to disrupt the sector with technology integration.

Shikhar Dhawan

General Partner

Da One Global Ventures

ADGM Auditorium
11:00 11:30
Panel

The Family Office Revolution

A comprehensive discussion on the new landscape of PE/VC investing and how there is a prioritisation reset for Family Offices. How will 2023 look like in a time of broadening of scope & function for Family Offices.

Sriram Jaganmohan

CIO

Miras Management

Fadi Ghazi

CIO

ARI Holdings

Saif Rashed Bin Jabr Al Suwaidi

Director

Horizon Energy

Tala Al Jabri

Venture Capital Investor

Saudi Angel Investors

Moderator

Madhu Shalini Iyer

Partner

Rocketship.vc

ADGM Auditorium
11:30 11:50
Panel

Capitalising on the Emerging Fund Manager Opportunity

What would it take for LPs to invest in a first or second time fund manager? How can LPs thinking about derisking this subset of the venture asset class?

Nattaphol Vimolchalao

CEO / General Partner

Siamarajathanee Public Company Limited / Decentralized Cayman

Julia Sohajda

Founding Partner

Vespucci Partners

Ishpreet Gandhi

Founder

Stride Ventures & StrideOne

Kirill Kozhevnikov

Partner

RTP Global

Rishabh Harsh Mariwala

Founder

Sharrp Ventures - Mariwala Family Office

Moderator

Kushal Bhagia

Founder

All In Capital

ADGM Auditorium
ADGM Auditorium
11:50 12:20
Panel

Evolving Global Private Markets - Institutional LP AMA

How are institutional LPs looking at geographical prioritisations in a new geo-political landscape?

What are the big techs trends that need prioritisation and how are fund manager evaluations changing in this recessionary and inflationary environment

Rohit Batra

Managing Partner

Evolvence India

Tushar Singhvi

Deputy CEO & Head of Investments

Crescent Enterprises

Yousuf Al Yousuf

COO

Al Yousuf LLC

Mayank Singhal

Chief Investment Officer

10xAD

Moderator

Anjali Bansal

Founding Partner

Avaana Climate & Sustainability Fund

ADGM Auditorium
12:20 12:30
Keynote

Launch of 256 Emerging Fund Managers (EFM) Program and MoU signing between ADGM and 256 Network

The 256 EFM Program is a one of its kind program to give a launchpad for emerging fund managers from across the globe while raising and deploying their initial few funds. The program is in partnership with ADGM

Dhruv Sehra

Founder & Partner

256 Network

Prashanth Prakash

Founding Partner

Accel

Arvind Ramamurthy

Chief of Markets

ADGM

Pankaj Gupta

Founder & CEO

Gulf Islamic Investments

ADGM Auditorium

EVENT AGENDA

Kindly note attendance is by invitation only.

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
12:30 13:30
Lunch & Networking

The Asset Abu Dhabi global investors forum opens with an official lunch & investor networking session at ADGM.
(Please note: Asset AD is a Private, invitation only event.)

ADGM Atrium
13:30 13:44
Keynote

Keynote Address

A welcome address to Asset Abu Dhabi, from the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development.

H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa

Chairman

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

ADGM Atrium
13:44 14:02
Presentation

The Economic Transformation of the Middle East

As the Gulf economies play an increasingly critical role in the global economic and financial landscape, this special presentation will track the trajectory and look forward to what is next.

Dr. Nasser Saidi

President

Nasser Saidi & Associates

ADGM Atrium
14:02 14:20
Presentation

Building for Resilience - What Investors Need To Know

Join globally renowned economist, Dr. Nouriel Roubini, as he reflects on building an investment portfolio to protect against long term economic, inflationary and environmental factors as well as black swan events.

Nouriel Roubini

Chief Economist

Atlas Capital

ADGM Atrium
14:20 14:40
Panel

Investment Risk Across Asset Classes - a New Paradigm

The period between 2020-2022 has seen sizable economic events. These events and resultant headwinds have seen investors adopt new strategies. This session convenes several global investors to analyse their approach over the next 18 months.

Dr. Arnaud Leclercq

Partner Private Holding

Lombard Odier Group

Hazem Ben-Gacem

Co-CEO

Investcorp

Courtney Powell

COO & Managing Partner

500 Global

Dr. Karim El Solh

Co-founder & CEO

Gulf Capital

Moderator

Volkan Kurtas

Founder & CIO

Vibrant Capital Partners, Inc.

ADGM Atrium
14:40 15:00
Panel

Investing in the Economy of the Future

As a new world economic order unfolds, this panel gathers a range of global investment leaders to bring perspectives on where investors are looking to over the next decade.

Jean-Paul Villain

Director, Strategy and Planning Department

ADIA

Sandeep Bakshi

Head of Investments, Europe

Prosus

Richard Lacaille

Executive Vice President & Global Head of ESG

State Street

Alex Manson

Head

SC Ventures by Standard Chartered

Sarah Cocker

EMCEE

Asset Abu Dhabi

ADGM Atrium
ADGM Atrium
15:00 15:15
Presentation

Family Offices: The Next Generation

Take a look into the complex world of family offices with the Forbes Family Trust. This session will analyse the investment strategies that drive global Family Offices and will unpack techniques for intergenerational continuity.

Keith Bloomfield

CEO

Forbes Family Trust

Paul Homsy

Middle East Senior Advisor

Forbes Family Trust

ADGM Atrium
15:15 15:35
Panel

A Brief Guide To The Abu Dhabi Investment Landscape

The Abu Dhabi investment and capital landscape has activities permeating across the globe. Featuring veteran players from the investment community here, this session will unpack some of what global investors need to know.

William Nash III

Managing Partner, Abu Dhabi & Co-leader, Middle East Practice

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Karim Radwan

CIO

Chimera Capital

Hashim Kudsi

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Liwa Capital Advisors

Arvind Ramamurthy

Chief of Markets

ADGM

Kay French

Advisor to the Chairman

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

Moderator

Diego Lopez

Managing Director

Global SWF

ADGM Atrium
15:35 16:00
Panel

The path to an IPO. Presented by Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

H.E. Sameh Al Qubaisi

Director General of Economic Affairs

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

Andrew Tarbuck

Head of Equity and Capital Markets

Al Tamimi & Co

Aloke Gupte

Head of EMEA Equity Capital Markets

JPMorgan

Seif Fikry

CEO

Chimera Capital

Martin Tricaud

Head of Investment Banking Group

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Moderator

Sarah Cocker

EMCEE

Asset Abu Dhabi

ADGM Atrium
16:00 16:10
Presentation

Closing Remarks from Abu Dhabi Investment Office

Eng. Abdulla Abdul Aziz AlShamsi

Acting Director General

Abu Dhabi Investment Office

ADGM Atrium

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Kindly note all roundtables are private & closed-door events.

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
9:30 12:30

The 256 Network LP/GP Summit

The 256 Network global investor club's Middle East Retreat and LP-GP Summit at Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2022.
(256 Network Summit is an invitation only event)

Moderator

Dhruv Sehra

Founder & CEO

256 Network

ADGM Auditorium
16:00 17:00

The Family Office Roundtable

Breakout session, organised by The Wealth Briefing.

Moderator

Stephen Harris

CEO

Wealth Briefing

ADGM Boardroom
16:00 17:00

The MEVCA Roundtable

Breakout session, organised by The Middle East Venture Capital Association

Moderator

H.E. Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi

Senior Partner

Global Ventures

ADGM Liwa Meeting Room
16:00 17:00

The MEIMA Roundtable

Breakout session, organised by the Middle East Investment Management Association

Moderator

David Rothon

CEO

AD Global Investors

ADGM Hafeet Meeting Room

OPENING CEREMONY

Kindly note attendance is by invitation only.

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
17:30 18:00
Networking

Opening Ceremony Welcome Reception

Invited special guests arrive at the Emirates Palace, for a glittering event - the Official Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Finance Week, 2022 (Please note: This is an invitation only event)

Emirates Palace
18:00 18:05

Multimedia

Opening Ceremony

In this special segment, the ceremony officially commences, as the audience witness a special interpretation of the economic story of the region.

Emirates Palace
18:05 18:20

Keynote

Opening Speech

A special keynote speech by the Chairman of Abu Dhabi's international financial centre

H.E. Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi

Chairman

ADGM

Emirates Palace
Emirates Palace
18:20 18:45

Boardroom Style

The ADFW Boardroom

Global financial leaders gather to discuss and debate a range of critical issues, from economies and finance, to tech and sustainability.

Dinesh Khara

Chairman

State Bank of India

Dr. Samer Haj-Yehia

Chairman

Bank Leumi

Todd Leland

President

Goldman Sachs International

Joachim von Amsberg

Special Advisor to the President

AIIB

Moderator
Hadley Gamble

Anchor

CNBC

Emirates Palace
19:00 21:00
Gala Reception

Abu Dhabi Finance Week's Official Opening Ceremony concludes with a gala dinner

Emirates Palace

15 NOV / Day 2

EVENT AGENDA

EMCEE: Sarah Cocker

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
8:30 9:40
Hospitality

Fintech Abu Dhabi Breakfast Reception

The 2022 edition of Fintech Abu Dhabi opens with an official breakfast & networking session at ADGM.
(Please note: Fintech Abu Dhabi is open to all delegate & executive ticket holders).

ADGM Atrium
9:40 10:00
Presentation

Metaverse - A Parallel Life

With hundreds of millions of users across the globe, streaming platform Eros Now is one of the most important players in world media and entertainment. In this very special event, join their CEO and this very special audiovisual presentation, to leap into the future of the digital human being, and learn how this technology will effect your lifestyle, habits, behaviour and engagement.

Ali Hussein

CEO/Advisor

Eros Now / Eros Investments

ADGM Atrium
10:00 10:20
Panel

The Business Model of Influence

As social media stars race past traditional media companies in terms of how they can move markets and products, join this special session featuring some of the worlds top personalities, and learn how the business model of content is shifting to a new future.

Sasha Kaletsky

Co-founder

Creator Ventures

Caspar Lee

Co-founder

Creator Ventures

Moderator

Souad AlSerkal

Director of Executive Communications - Executive Affairs

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

ADGM Atrium
10:20 10:32
Keynote

The Changing Landscape of Banking in the UAE

What is the role of banks in the Fintech era? Customer and market relationships with big banks is changing every day and technological advancements are shifting the landscape. In this session, the Chairman of the UAE Banks Federation takes us into the future of banking in the UAE.

H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Chairman

UAE Banks Federation

ADGM Atrium
10:32 10:45
Keynote

The State of the MENA Fintech Landscape

An Exceptional level of progress has been made in MENA nations to design financial and banking infrastructure to serve customers and drive economies to be globally competitive. In this session, the Chairman of the MENA Fintech Association unpacks the state of the landscape today.

Nameer Khan

Chairman

MENA Fintech Association

ADGM Atrium
10:45 11:10
Fireside

The Entrepreneurs' Journey

What is the personal experience of an individual who goes from a small idea at their kitchen table, to leading a global tech company in a short time? In this in-depth interview, listen to the story of the Co-founders of Ed-tech giant Byju's as they lift the lid of their story so far.

Byju Raveendran

Founder & CEO

Byju's

Divya Gokulnath

Co-founder

Byju's

Mayank Singhal

Chief Investment Officer

10xAD

ADGM Atrium
11:10 11:40
Panel

The Forces Driving Change in Investing

From major global investment houses, to private individuals, the past decade has seen huge developments in how investors and markets interact. This session explores WealthTech, investing in public versus private markets, portfolio construction and why blockchain tech will unlock a multi-trillion dollar asset class.

Oi-Yee Choo

CEO

ADDX

Mehdi El Amine Fichtali

Founder & CEO

FinaMaze

Simon Goodman

CEO

Peregrine Limited

Moderator

Jon Whiteaker

Senior Editor

Investment Monitor

ADGM Atrium
ADGM Atrium
11:40 12:10
Panel

How Big Banks Drive Innovation

As banks continue to develop their products and services to serve the rapidly evolving needs of customers and markets, this session asks how the establishment and cutting edge tech can work together to improve financial services

Raheel Ahmed

Chief Executive Officer

RAKBANK

Tan Bin Ru

CEO - Southeast Asia

OneConnect Financial Technology

Zul Javaid

CEO

UAE Trade Connect

Moderator

Gabrielle Inzirillo

Head of Ecosystem Development, FSRA

ADGM

ADGM Atrium
12:10 12:35
Panel

Where's the Opportunity for Fintech Startups? The VC Perspective...

Over 50% of all venture capital funding is deployed into startups tackling various aspects of financial technology. Why? This panel of global investors will explain the opportunity.

Jon Medved

Founder & CEO

OurCrowd

Sonia Gokhale

Founding Partner

VentureSouq

Arjun Sethi

Co-founder & CEO

Tribe Capital

Moderator

Vince Molinari

Founder & CEO

FINTECH.TV

ADGM Atrium
12:35 13:30
Fintech Abu Dhabi - Lunch & Networking

Network with other players driving the cutting edge of financial technology at the official Fintech Abu Dhabi 2022 networking lunch.

ADGM Atrium
13:30 14:00
Panel

The ADGM Innovation Challenge 2022

In the 2022 Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge, witness the journeys of highly innovative startups as they tackle major innovation challenges for some of the most recognised and powerful corporations in the market.

Salma Kayali

Vice President of Innovation - Corporate

Aldar

Tristan Brandt

Executive Vice President - Design & Innovation

RAKBANK

Paul Shaw

CTO - Data Technology & Innovation

HSBC

Moderator

Gabrielle Inzirillo

Head of Ecosystem Development, FSRA

ADGM

ADGM Atrium
ADGM Atrium
14:00 14:30
Panel

How are Regulators Responding to Innovation?

Technology and innovation is generally a profoundly positive thing, but with all change comes some risk. This session brings global regulators together to discuss how to encourage innovation, but also protect billions of users of financial services across the world.

Hon. Caroline D. Pham

Commissioner

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

UK Sinha

Former Chairman

Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

Wai Lum Kwok

Senior Executive Director, Authorisation & Fintech, FSRA

ADGM

Giuseppe Siani

Director General for Financial Supervision and Regulation

Bank of Italy

Moderator

Salim Essaid

Business Correspondent

AI Monitor

ADGM Atrium
14:30 15:00
Panel

Warning! Market at Risk

Some experts assess certain financial markets to be more vulnerable than they should be. This session asks how can we achieve greater security for financial markets? What are the strategies and solutions for mitigating cyber-risks? And how can we build a stronger and more resilient merket that removes the threat of malicious actors?

Christina Pitarch

Head of EMEA

Google Cloud Security

Prof. Giovanni Barbara

Professor & Lawyer

LUM Giuseppe Degennaro University

Adrian Hobbs

Chief Platform Officer

G42 Cloud

Moderator

Simone Russo

CEO & Co-Founder

Amagis Capital Group

ADGM Atrium
15:00 15:30
Panel

Balancing Innovation with Risk

Financial innovation can create change for good, and for not so good. This session explores the fine line financial market innovators must take in building products that markets love and need, but at the same time protecting against risks.

Shmuel Chafets

Founder & Executive Chairman

Target Global

Dmitry Tokarev

CEO

Copper.co

Moderator

Eleanor Slinger

Regional Director

Investment Monitor

ADGM Atrium
15:30 15:50
Presentation
A Special Announcement, by ADGM

The CEO of ADGM Courts, Linda Fitz-Alan takes to the stage to talk tech in this highly anticipated opening session of Fintech Abu Dhabi 2022.

Linda Fitz-Alan

CEO - Courts

ADGM

ADGM Atrium
15:50 16:30
Ceremony

The MENA Fintech Awards

Join MENA Fintech Association to celebrate the star performers and leading lights of regional financial technology at the 2022 MENA Fintech Awards.

Moderator

Nameer Khan

Chairman

MENA Fintech Association

ADGM Atrium
18:00 21:00
The Urban Experience

Food, drinks, music, entertainment and quality connections. All of this and more is promised at our Urban Experience social event. Join us!

Capital Square

ROUNDTABLE SESSION

Kindly note all roundtables are private & closed-door events.

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
10:30 13:00

The Regulators Summit

Global regulators assemble in a private, closed door setting to discuss a range of highly consequential issues in world finance.

TBC
ADGM Boardroom

EVENT AGENDA

EMCEE: Zille Rehman / Suha Al Mubarak

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
12:30 13:30
Turnaround, Restructuring & Insolvency 2022 - Lunch & Networking

The inaugural Turnaround, Restructuring & Insolvency (T.R.I.) conference opens at ADFW with an official networking lunch. (Please note, this event is open to all delegate and executive ticket holders)

Auditorium
13:35 13:45

Keynote

Restructuring: The Time Is Now

Since 2020, the global markets have endured significant turbulence and headwinds, and these have caused substantial reassessment in the operating strategies of businesses across the world. This session reflects on these issues and also explains the case for why ADGM is a well positioned financial centre for those involved in the turnaround space.

Sassan Hatam

Partner

Roland Berger

Auditorium
13:45 14:00
Keynote

Global Economic Environment: Implications for Emerging Market Restructurings

Daniel Chapman

CEO/CIO & Founder

Argentem Creek Partners

Auditorium
14:00 14:30
Panel

Distressed Debts in Emerging Markets: Asia & GCC

Moderator

Laura Cuesta

Senior Editor

Debtwire

Arvind Ramamurthy

Chief of Markets

ADGM

Dilip Massand Esq

CEO

Phoenix Advisors Ltd

Berkay Oncel

Head of Middle East Investments

SC Lowy

Edward Bell

Senior Director, Market Economics

Emirates NBD

Auditorium
14:30 15:00
Panel

Corporate Restructuring; Converting Pitfalls Into Opportunities

Moderator

Ola Abdallah

Director, Restructuring Services

PwC

Matthew Wilde

Senior Managing Director

Teneo

Vikas Papriwal

Head of ME Restructuring

FTI Consulting

Naveen Bhojwani

Head of Debt Advisory & Restructuring - Middle East

Rothschild & Co

Dominik Nagly

Senior Portfolio Manager & Co-Founder

Fidera

Auditorium
Auditorium
15:00 15:15
Presentation

Report Launch: Banking Pulse

Sumit Mittal

Senior Director

Alvarez & Marsal

Auditorium
15:15 15:30
Coffee Break
Auditorium
15:30 16:00
Presentation

Restructuring & Turnaround: Stakeholder's Perspective

Anthony Manton

Partner, Business Restructuring Services

PwC Middle East

Esteban Buljevich

Vice Chairman

Rothschild & Co

Michael Davis

CEO

NMC Healthcare

Nicola Reader

Partner

Clifford Chance

Moderator

David Beckett

Founding Partner

SC Lowy

Auditorium
16:00 16:30
Panel

Restructuring & Exits: Ingredients for Success

Moderator

Andri Antoniou

Director

CRI Group

Giovanni Salvetti

Head of CIS Region

Rothschild & Co

John Patton

Portfolio Manager - EMEA & Asia

Argentem Creek Partners

Alex Kay

Partner

Hogan Lovells

ADGM Atrium
16:30 16:45
Keynote

Summary Remarks

Simon Charlton

Chief Restructuring Officer

Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi

Auditorium
16:45 16:50
Closing Remarks

Conclusion of the inaugural T.R.I summit and a call to action for topics and challenges to be included for the next edition to be highlighted

Suha Al Mubarak

EMCEE

T.R.I

Zille Rehman

EMCEE

T.R.I

ADGM Atrium

16 NOV / Day 3

EVENT AGENDA

EMCEE: Vince Molinari

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
9:00 10:00
Crypto Abu Dhabi Breakfast Reception

The inaugural edition of Crypto Abu Dhabi opens with an official breakfast & networking session at ADGM. (Please note: Crypto Abu Dhabi is open to all delegate & executive ticket holders)

ADGM Atrium
10:00 10:10

Keynote

Opening Remarks with Roland Berger

A special welcome to Crypto Abu Dhabi, as we look ahead to the topics ahead of us, across the day. Crypto Abu Dhabi is proudly supported by Roland Berger.

Feroz Sanaulla

Partner

Roland Berger

ADGM Atrium
10:10 10:25

Keynote

Digital Money 2.0

World respected American cryptographer Dr. David Chaum is widely accepted as the Godfather of modern digital currency. In this session, he'll explain the theory behind digital currency, why it's an essential evolution for the financial sector and where it goes from here, in Digital Money 2.0

David Chaum

Founder / CEO

xx network / Elixirr

ADGM Atrium
10:25 10:40

Fireside

Binance & Galaxy Digital - In Conversation

Binance is the largest crypto trading platform in the world & Galaxy Digital is one of the markets most successful investors. In this very special discussion, CEOs CZ and Mike Novogratz bring us behind the scenes of the rollercoaster world of crypto, explain their special relationship with Abu Dhabi, and share views on why crypto is only getting started.

Changpeng Zhao

Founder & CEO

Binance

Mike Novogratz

Founder & CEO

Galaxy

ADGM Atrium
10:40 11:00

Keynote

The Perspective of Nouriel Roubini

In this highly anticipated session, one of the most respected and outspoken figures in world finance unpacks the way forward for the modern digital assets era. This session includes a very special announcement

Nouriel Roubini

Chief Economist

Atlas Capital

Reza Bundy

CEO

Atlas Capital

Moderator

Dan Murphy

Correspondant

CNBC

ADGM Atrium
11:00 11:30

Panel

What Does Web3 Really Mean?

Web3 - a buzzword or the genuine encapsulation of the evolution of the world's most powerful system of global connectivity? This session brings together thought leaders in the space to take us on a tour on the various aspects of the concept and to debate what the future holds.

AU YANG Chi Chun Evan

Group President

Animoca Brands Ltd.

Basil Al Askari

Co-founder & CEO

MidChains

Kinga Bosse

Chief Financial Officer

Lukka

Moderator

Pierre Samaties

Partner, Global Co-Head Crypto Economy

Roland Berger

ADGM Atrium
11:30 11:50

Panel

Crypto-tutional

How do key Abu Dhabi Financial institutions view digital assets? Join Coinbase in this special session to find out.

Prof. Alexander Lipton

Global Head of R&D

ADIA

Brett Tejpaul

Head of Institutional

Coinbase

Marco Massucco

Managing Director & Head of Global Financial Institutions Sales

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Robert Mitchnick

Head of Digital Assets

BlackRock

Moderator

Yasmin Almostehy

Executive Director

MEVCA

ADGM Atrium
11:50 12:20

Panel

Racing Into the Future: Web3 and the Evolving F1 Business Landscape

McLaren is one of the most beloved brands in Formula One. They know the power of supercharging experience better than anyone and firmly believe Web3 presents new heights for Fanfare, as they drive their business into the new era. In this session, join McLaren Racings CEO and the CMO of global crypto giant OKX, as they explore the exponential possibilities of Web3 tech and McLaren Racings Ecosystem.

Haider Rafique

Chief Marketing Officer

OKX

Zak Brown

CEO

McLaren Racing

Moderator

Ersoy Erkazanci

Correspondent

Bloomberg HT

ADGM Atrium
ADGM Atrium
12:20 13:30
Lunch & Networking

Network with other players driving the cutting edge of Digital Assets, Web3 and Blockchain at the official Crypto Abu Dhabi 2022 networking lunch.

ADGM Atrium
13:30 13:45

Keynote

The Latest Global Crypto Trends - What You Need To Know...

Henri Arslanians Fintech Ted Talk is amongst the most viewed on YouTube globally. In this special presentation, Henri takes us through his views across crypto, from Bitcoin & CBDCs, to DeFi and NFTs.

Henri Arslanian

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Nine Blocks Capital Management

ADGM Atrium
13:45 14:15

Panel

Trust with Trillions

Look behind the curtain of the institutional finance world, to find out how real world, multi-trillion dollar assets/funds and banks are testing and applying blockchain based tech in order to improve market efficiency.

Dan Doney

CEO & Co-Founder

Securrency

Xian Chan

Global Head of Digital Assets

HSBC

Herve Francois

Partner - Private Equity, Blockchain and Digital Assets

Investcorp

Gautam Sharma

CEO

BH Digital

Moderator

Gabrielle Inzirillo

Head of Ecosystem Development, FSRA

ADGM

ADGM Atrium
14:15 14:45

Panel

Reputation, Trust & Safety in Digital Assets

As the worldwide adoption and use-cases of Digital Assets grows exponentially, this session looks at how we address market risk and protection, and look at global regulation on the horizon.

Simone Maini

CEO

Elliptic

Mike Belshe

Co-founder and CEO

BıtGo

Moderator

Kevin Reynolds

Managing Editor

CoinDesk

ADGM Atrium
ADGM Atrium
14:45 15:00

Panel

A Presentation from MEAACBA

The Chairman of the newly established Crypto Association MEAACBA presents his case on why it is time to galvanise the ecosystem

Jehanzeb Awan

Founder and CEO / Chairman

J. Awan & Partners, Azakaw / MEAACBA

ADGM Atrium
15:00 15:30

Panel

From Speculation to True Innovation

As we learned by watching the evolution of the internet, all technologies go through a cycle of development. This session discusses the birth of modern digital assets, tracks the journey so far, and projects where it goes from here...

Jaime Leverton

CEO

Hut 8

Kalin Metodiev CFA

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Nexo

Nick Philpott

COO & Co-founder

Zodia Markets Holdings Limited

Daniel Yang

Head of Investment & Diversification

Algorand Foundation

Moderator

Abdul Haseeb Basit

CFO

GBBC Digital Finance

ADGM Atrium

ROUNDTABLE SESSION

Kindly note all roundtables are private & closed-door events.

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
9:00 10:00

Roundtable

US - UAE Business Council Digital Assets Roundtable

Business leaders from the United States gather to discuss the path forward in digital assets, and the special crypto-bridge bridge between the US, and the UAE. (Private, invite-only event)

TBC
ADGM Boardroom

17 NOV / Day 4

EVENT AGENDA

EMCEE: Rachel Pether, Fintech TV

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
12:00 13:00
R.A.C.E Opening Lunch & Networking

The inaugural edition of R.A.C.E (Regulation, Awareness, Collaboration, Ecosystem) sustainability summit opens with an official brunch & networking session at ADGM. (Please note: R.A.C.E. is open to all delegate & executive ticket holders)

ADGM Atrium
13:00 13:08
Keynote

Keynote - The Ministry of Climate Change & Environment

R.A.C.E. 2022 opens with this special Ministerial Address.

H.E. Mariam Bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri

Minister of Climate Change and Environment

Government of UAE

ADGM Atrium
13:08 13:15
Keynote

Keynote - The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

This session will present remarks from the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa

Chairman

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

ADGM Atrium
13:15 13:22
Keynote

Keynote - The Ministry of Finance

This session will present remarks from the UAE Ministry of Finance.

H.E. Younis Al Khoori

Undersecretary

Ministry of Finance UAE

ADGM Atrium
13:22 13:29
Keynote

Keynote - UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators

This keynote will present the perspective of our very special guest.

H.H. Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Executive Director

UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators

ADGM Atrium
13:29 13:44
Keynote

Climate Regulations & Frameworks - Introduction

The CEO of Abu Dhabi Global Markets Regulator introduces the latest developments in climate regulations and frameworks.

Emmanuel Givanakis

CEO, FSRA

ADGM

ADGM Atrium
13:45 14:05
Panel

Regulation: Building Climate Regulation & Frameworks

The debate around the appropriate regulation and supervision of climate frameworks continues to evolve, including focus on the fit into the wide spectrum of economy-wide climate policy. This session looks at how regulators and standard setters are approaching key issues, including data, disclosure, taxonomy, greenwashing and avoiding fragmentation. This session includes a special announcement by ADGM

Adrian Rimmer

Director, Sustainable Finance

LSEG

Issam Abousleiman

Regional Director, GCC

The World Bank

Frances McLeod

Founding Partner

Forensic Risk Alliance

Shargiil Bashir

Chief Sustainability Officer

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Moderator

Danny Sebright

President

US - UAE Business Council

ADGM Atrium
ADGM Atrium
14:05 14:10
Video

A Special Message from BNP Paribas

Hear the latest updates from one of the world's biggest and most influential financial institutions, BNP Paribas.

Jean Lemierre

Chairman

BNP Paribas

ADGM Atrium
14:10 14:15
Keynote

Awareness: Launch of MFTA Sustainability Report

The Chairman of the MENA Fintech Association joins the dots between Fintech and Sustainability in the launch of this special report.

Nameer Khan

Chairman

MENA Fintech Association

ADGM Atrium
14:15 14:25
Collaboration: Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Declaration Ceremony

We welcome to the stage the latest signatories of the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Declaration.

ADGM Atrium
14:25 14:30
Announcement

Collaboration: The View From Masdar

Masdar takes to the stage to unveil the latest developments in the green REIT.

Anthony Taylor

Senior Executive Officer

Masdar Green REIT

ADGM Atrium
14:30 15:00
Announcement & Panel

Collaboration: Financing The Transition To Net Zero

The world's leading financial institutions are making transformational changes to their business strategy to deliver on climate targets and commitments. The panel asks how leading financial firms are setting targets. addressing the challenge of measuring and reporting on 'financed emissions' across supply chains, engaging with clients and developing methods to assess portfolio alignment.

Chuka Umunna

Head of ESG for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

JP Morgan

Nili Gilbert

Vice Chairwoman of Carbon Direct I Chair

GFANZ Advisory Panel

Sonia Weymuller

Founding Partner

VentureSouq

Moderator

Stephen Nolan

Managing Director

UNDP Sustainable Finance Hub

ADGM Atrium
ADGM Atrium
15:00 15:05
Announcement & Panel

Ecosystem: An Announcement from AirCarbon

A special announcement by AirCarbon

William Pazos

Managing Director & Co-Founder

AirCarbon Exchange (ACX)

ADGM Atrium
15:05 15:30
Panel

Ecosystem: Building Sustainable Capital Markets + Announcement

As more companies commit to net zero goals, there is a clear imperative to build out sustainable capital markets. This session will look through the lens of voluntary carbon markets, and look at how markets are developing.

Ben Worley

Co-founder & CEO

Spiro Carbon

David Rouse

CEO

CarbonClick

Vinoda Basnayake

President

Aspiration MENA

Diako Makhmalbaf

Director - ESG Solutions, Global Banking

HSBC

Moderator

Rachel Pether

EMCEE

R.A.C.E

ADGM Atrium
15:45 16:00
Keynote

R.A.C.E 2022 Closing Remarks

ESG Icon Mark Carney closes R.A.C.E 2022 with this special address

Mark Carney

Co-Chair

Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero

ADGM Atrium
18:00 21:00
The Urban Experience

Food, drinks, music, entertainment and quality connections. All of this and more is promised at our Urban Experience social event. Join us!

Capital Square

SPECIAL EVENTS & ROUNDTABLES

Kindly note all roundtables are private & closed-door events.

Time
Session
Speaker(s)
Venue
8:00 9:00

The Milken Institute Middle East and Africa (MEA) Summit

The opening ceremony of the Milken Institute Middle East & Africa Summit. (Private event. Invitation Only.)

TBC
ADGM Atrium
10:30 12:00

US - UAE Business Council Sustainability Roundtable

Business leaders from the United States gather to discuss the path forward in sustainability. (Private, invite-only event)

Moderator

Danny Sebright

President

US - UAE Business Council

ADGM Boardroom