Fringe Events


Workshops, Pitching Battles And Networking

At FinTech Abu Dhabi in 2019, exclusive fringe events that took place over the three day event. These included workshops, startup pitching challenges and carefully curated networking events. Read on for more details...

    The Etihad Challenge

FinTech Abu Dhabi 2019 Etihad Challenge

Following the success of 2018’s Innovation Adoption Challenge which resulted in the commercialisation of a miles redemption solution with payments technology startup Modo, Etihad partnered with FinTech Abu Dhabi again.

For 2019, they looked for startups who could provide game-changing solutions relevant to problems statements.

The Etihad Challenge culminated on the final day of FinTech Abu Dhabi. Selected startups pitched their solution, and demonstrated how it could answer Etihad's problem statements below, to a theatre of Etihad executives. The winners will now work with Etihad to explore the opportunity to deploy their solution.

This was an incredible chance for emerging and scaling FinTech startups to pitch, test and possibly deploy their game-changing solution to one of the world's leading airlines and most iconic brands. 

Tokenisation Of Assets Workshop

FinTech Abu Dhabi DLA Piper Workshop

FinTech Abu Dhabi's Bronze Sponsor, DLA Piper organised the 'Tokenisation of Assets  - creating value and liquidity with distributed ledger solutions' Workshop. This Workshop answered your questions surrounding Asset Tokenisation and the opportunities these provide. 

Tokenisation presents a significant opportunity to find and create new markets and generate value from assets that might otherwise be illiquid.  It also presents the potential for a more capital efficient and fair financial world. This session focused on identifying these opportunities and providing practical guidance on how to pursue them. 

Token Night

MENA FinTech Association Token Night ADGM Headquarters
Organised in partnership with FinTech Abu Dhabi Community Partner, MENA Fintech Association, Token Night took place on 21 October at the ADGM Headquarters. Attendees benefited from the chance to network with the movers and shakers of Fintech globally, gaining insights from visionaries in the Blockchain and Crypto space.

Urban Experience

FinTech Abu Dhabi 2019 Urban Experience sponsored by Finablr
The legendary Urban Experience took place at ADGM Headquarters on the second day of FinTech Abu Dhabi. This unique opportunity provided festival attendees with the perfect time to network in an informal and relaxed setting.

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Are you keen to run your own Fringe Event at this year's FinTech Abu Dhabi event? There are a plethora of partnership opportunities available at MENA's largest FinTech Festival. Get in touch now.

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