Finastra Universe DubaiFinastra Universe Dubai

Finastra Universe Dubai

5 - 6 November 2018


About the Event

Finastra Universe is one of the anchor events for the Middle East’s financial services market. Now in its fourth year, this two-day event draws together global and regional experts to explore the growing impact of technology on the banking sector and the challenges facing banks as they accelerate their transformation into strategically focused, technologically adept and operationally agile organisations.

More than 400 senior executive attendees are expected to join us this year, from across the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Europe, to explore the developing future of financial services in areas such as open banking, artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain, digital transformation strategy and more.

The banking market is changing.

Financial services are evolving from what used to be a bricks and mortar model, with financial institutions viewed as trusted partners, to a digital, service-focused market, driven by customers and consumers that demand new services that can be accessed from anywhere.

Finastra Universe has been specifically built to help banks address the challenges posed by an increasingly dynamic market, offering expert insight into the latest developments in technology and process efficiency across retail, corporate and treasury to accelerate their transformation into strategically focused, technologically adept and operationally agile organisations.

Why Attend the Finastra Universe?

The conference will help you to:

  • Develop your competitive strategy by exploring the long- and short-term trends shaping the future of technology in banking
  • Create a tailored experience to get the highest possible return for your time out of the office, with three streams covering challenges specific to Retail, Corporate and Treasury
  • Gain insight into the latest technologies in the global banking market and understand how they will impact you, your competition and your customers
  • Explore how to build new internal efficiencies and improve customer experience with sessions dedicated to AI, robotics and automation
  • Network with your peers, building new connections with the region’s technological pioneers and leaders
  • Fine-tune your digital transformation strategy, building a new business model that puts the customer at the heart of the bank

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A snapshot of 2017

334 attendees - 109 FS institutions - 51 speakers - 33 countries

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Event Location

The Ritz-Carlton, DubaiThe Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: ‍+971 4 399 ‍4000

Rooms at AED 1700 per night for guests who will be attending Finastra Universe, Dubai. Last day to book – 11th October 2018

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For additional rooms in case the main hotel is full, please book here.


Build your experience.

Dedicated agenda streams

  • Retail & Digital Banking
  • Corporate Banking & Payments
  • Treasury & Capital Markets

Meet subject matter experts

  • One-on-one expert meetings
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Over 5 hours of networking
  • Pre-event reception and award ceremony

At-a-Glance: Monday, 5th November

12:00 P.M.Partner Day
19:00 P.M.Finastra Universe Cocktail reception


At-a-Glance: Tuesday, 6th November

08:00 A.M.Registration and networking
09:00 A.M.Welcome to Finastra Universe
09:30 A.M.Finastra executive address: Powering the Financial Universe
9:50 A.M.Keynote panel discussion: Collaborate to Innovate
10:30 A.M.Keynote panel: Get ready for the new era in technology that is driving business model change
11:00 A.M.Networking & Refreshment Break
STREAMSRetail & Digital BankingCorporate BankingTreasury & Capital Markets
11:30 A.M.Vision: Retail Banking in 2021Vision: The Connected Corporate BankVision: The future begins with Capital Markets
12:15 P.M.Panel discussion: Re-imaging Retail Banking to create awesome customer journeysPanel discussion: Intelligent Trade ServicesPanel discussion: The Automated Treasury
12:45 P.M.Networking & Lunch Break
14:00 P.M.Panel discussion: How will initiatives in Open Banking transform retail banking?Panel discussion: Cash & Trade ConvergencePanel discussion: Maximizing revenue from your FX value chain
14:30 P.M.Digitization and transformation initiatives in Islamic BankingPanel discussion: Real Time Liquidity: Transforming the corporate experience through Immediate Payments and Open BankingPanel discussion: Regulations or Deregulation: What’s Next?
15:00 P.M.Networking & Refreshment Break
15:30 P.M.Industry Keynote Speaker
16:00 P.M.Keynote: Accelerating Fintechs in the region
16:20 P.M.Fintech competition showcase
17:00 P.M.Closing

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Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Lunch Sponsor

Become a sponsor

Link with over 400+ Senior Decision Makers

Finastra welcomes its strategic partners to benefit from this high-profile platform by unveiling your solutions and expertise.

Here’s your opportunity to showcase your solutions to decision makers from across the region’s banking fraternity, joining our global sales force to accelerate existing opportunities and close potential deals. Finastra Universe promises to deliver real business value through sponsorship with measurable ROI.

Here’s how we can help you as our strategic partner:

  • Align your brand with ours by highlighting your expertise through tailored, thought-leadership experiences
  • Secure face-to-face time with new and existing prospects through branded event presence and extensive networking
  • Network and develop new business with hard-to-reach decision makers and business leaders from the international banking sector
  • Promote your participation across high-level media channels across the world

For more information on how to increase your regional penetration please contact:

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Finastra Universe Partner Day

We are delighted to announce the return of our Finastra Universe Dubai partner event.

Join us on Monday 5 November 2018 for our dedicated partner event, which promises to be an interactive and inspiring session. You will have the opportunity to engage with our senior leadership team, hear the latest around the strategic direction of our global ecosystem and discuss our regional focus, key GTM activities and innovation and technology updates.

At-a-Glance: Monday, 5th November

12:00 P.M.Partner Welcome Lunch
13:30 P.M.Partner Day Event
19:00 P.M.Finastra Universe Cocktail reception


Partner registration

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