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ICC-UAE partners with PayExpo MENA; a major summit bringing over 1000 FinTech experts to Dubai

PayExpo MENA 2016, 5-7 December, Intercontinental Festival City, Dubai


ICC-UAE Secretary General Hassan Al Hashemi

Dubai, 27/11/2016 – International Chamber of Commerce (ICC-UAE) will welcome over 1000 global FinTech experts coming to Dubai to discuss the revolutionary changes in the Payments industry.  ICC-UAE has announced partnership with PayExpo MENA, a two day summit which will focus on the innovations in the payments sector.

With a UAE network of over 250,000 companies, ICC-UAE is the largest national representation of UAE commercial enterprises. The partnership with PayExpo MENA is in line with ICC-UAE’s aim to represent the local business community at the global level, and promotes its competitiveness in international business.

After a period of massive growth, payment solutions in the GCC now account for approximately 40% of all FinTech business, which makes PayExpo MENA a very timely review of opportunities and challenges in the financial services, retail, transport, mobile and leisure markets – from enhancing and encouraging the global FinTech and ecommerce scene, to revolutionising mobile financial services and banking around the world. With RTA as a Host Partner, and Etisalat as a major sponsor,  PayExpo MENA is supported by leading regional and international organisation such as Accenture, Uber, Standard Chartered and World Bank, to name a few.

payexpoWith a global network of 6.5 million members, ICC-UAE is hosted by the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Speaking on why ICC-UAE is partnering with PayExpo MENA, ICC-UAE Secretary General Hassan Al Hashemi says, “The ICC UAE supports the UAE’s goal to become a predominantly cashless society and the increasing innovations in ecommerce and banking technology. In the UAE, the financial services industry is currently facing a wave of change thanks to rapid advances in technology, for example, all UAE banks have joined together to launch a digital wallet. We are delighted to be partnering with PayExpo MENA for the insight this summit will bring into the current evolution in the payments industries.”

iccAmong the topics to be covered at PayExpo MENA, Blackberry’s participation will explore the strengths and pitfalls of digital currency, which are very much in their infancy in the region; Emirates NBD’s will address the security issues around payment systems   Marka VIP – the largest ecommerce retailer in the UAE – will explain what they are doing to stay ahead of the competition, while the speaker from Etisalat will deliver payment leaders predictions. In addition Khaled Abdul Rahman Al Awadhi, Director of the Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA) automated collection systems department, will provide the latest industry updates on Dubai’s achievements as a smart payment city.

Mike Seaman, show director for PayExpo MENA, comments: ‘We’re extremely pleased that ICC-UAE is partnering with this summit and supporting so many payments innovators from the region and across the world on our conference programme at PayExpo MENA. Delegates will certainly learn from the best in their field.”

Complimentary passes are available for those involved with specifying payments solutions in:  retail banks; investors and venture capitalists, merchants; mobile network operators, gaming executives, transport operators, hotel and leisure, start-ups and non-government authorities.

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About ICC-UAE:

With a national network of 250.000 companies, International Chamber of Commerce – United Arab Emirates (ICC-UAE) is the largest national representation of the commercial, industrial and business enterprises. Founded in 2004, ICC-UAE represents, supports and protects the interest of the business community in the UAE. With a global network of 6.5 million members, ICC-UAE aims to foster a competitive and healthy environment which benefits all businesses in the UAE, to voice the interest of the UAE economic communities worldwide and to lead the role for setting rules and standards for the conduct of international trade. ICC-UAE is constantly trying to keep the different industries updated as far as the international rules & regulations and practices are concerned through conferences, workshops and seminars.

About Clarion Events:

Founded in 1947, Clarion Events is one of the oldest independent event organisers in the UK. More recently the firm has developed an international portfolio of brands and now has interests in a multiple industry verticals and delivers more than 200 events each year globally.

About the Payments Portfolio:

Clarion organises a global series of conferences and exhibitions in the Cards and Payments industry to enable banks, retailers, transport operators and payment processors to keep up with the rapidly changing trends in consumer spending behaviours and payment solutions. The Portfolio consists of PayExpo and The Transport Ticketing World Series. For further information and upcoming event dates, visit:

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