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Virtual Executive Roundtable

MEA BaaS | Disrupt or be Disrupted

Explore the new markets unlocked by embedded finance and enabled by BaaS


23 November, 2021



In Partnership with


In this exclusive C-level virtual roundtable discussion, we invite banks and telco operators to join Finastra and Connect Global Group in exploring the opportunities presented by embedded finance and Banking-as-a-Service (BAAS) for Middle East & Africa.

We will share the findings and insights from the recently conducted research on BaaS, and address the first-mover advantage in providing open banking services to retailers, telco operators, and smaller financial services providers in the region.

Roundtable guests will delve into how BAAS is decoupling the production and distribution of financial services while enriching the user journeys at the right point of context and creating dynamic new markets.

Key Discussion Points
  • The dangers that challenger/neo banks bring to established regional banks

  • How established banks can leverage embedded finance and BAAS to accelerate their digitization strategies and prevent the loss of market share

  • What is BaaS? What’s is not BaaS?

  • How to identify a good use case for BaaS

  • Explore the ecosystem that can help banks evolve at speed and leverage new API technologies and market shifts

  • Gain insight into how Finastra is recharging global finance

Meeting Agenda

2:00 pm GST 

Welcome and Introductions | Connect Global Group

2:05 pm GST 

Opening Remarks | Setting the Scene for BAAS in MEA |  Nour Sabri & Makram Salloum | Finastra

2:20 am GST 

Open Discussion | Live discussion and interaction between roundtable attendees and panelists

3:25 am GST 

Closing Remarks | Connect Global Group

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About our Partner

At Finastra our purpose is to unlock the power of finance for everyone & redefine finance for good. We’re the orchestrator of open finance; building and delivering innovative, next-generation technology on our open Fusion software architecture and cloud ecosystem. We’re one of the world’s largest FinTechs, working with over 9,000 customers including 90 of the top 100 banks globally.

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