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Global Banking Sector Challenges and Solutions

Bankers/Tech Experts meet in Doha  to Brainstorm

By: Mohammed Abu,ADM,Accra

In order to address challenges facing the global banking sector ,nearly 200 leading bankers and technology speakers are meeting  in Doha,Qatar,today,February 12th,to discuss challenges and devise comprehensive strategies to negotiate the ever-changing banking ecosystem.

This was contained in a recent Press Release issued in Doha,by the Organizers of the 13th edition of the New Age Banking Summit(NABS), BusinessLive ME.

NABS 2020,a day long event, is  a leading platform for the banking and Fintech sector in the Middle East supported by a host of prestigious sponsors.

The Bronze Sponsors the release disclosed,are – Software AG and Network Sponsor – Comviva, A Tech Mahindra Company. Other Sponsors include QIIB, Doha Bank, Al Khaliji, Capital Banking Solution, Turkish Airlines. US Qatar Business Council is on board as Associate Partner.

The event  the Release said, will look at a range of topical issues like the future of lending in Qatar, the likely implementation of VAT and its navigational challenges.

There will  be a number of panel discussions and presentations on crucial developments in the banking sector in Qatar and the Middle East pertaining to credit quality, financial markets, regulatory cooperation, RegTech, Fintech, Blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, Islamic finance and anti-money laundering efforts.

Poonam Chawla, Associate Publisher, BusinessLive ME,, “The banking business is being constantly redefined by technology, changing customer expectations and evolving business models. The speed of change brings in newfound challenges in its wake. NABS Qatar will train the spotlight on some of the most important issues facing the Banking industry globally and in the region adding immense value.”

An eminent line up of thought leaders and industry experts,the release continues, will share case studies, strategies and next practices in latest technologies.

“The stellar line up of speakers include Ewald Müller, Managing Director, Qatar Financial Centre – Regulatory Authority; Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group Chief Executive Officer – Doha Bank; Janos Barberis, Millennial In Fintech – Top-35 Global Fintech Leader; Malike Bouaoud, Expert, Cyber and Information Security – Qatar Central Bank; and Amit Sah, Executive General Manager, Retail Banking – Commercial Bank of Qatar and other illustrious speakers.

“Apart from speeches and panel discussions, the event will also see the presentation of the prestigious NABS Qatar Awards. The Awards will honour the best company’s and personalities in the industry, who have consistently demonstrated exemplary performance.

“These awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement and contribution to the banking and financial industry, have established themselves as a benchmark for excellence, inspiring other banking and financial institutions to attain similar levels of excellence” the release added.




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Chief Correspondent,,West Africa Region,African Development magazine

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