About

MEFTECH is the longest running Banking & Financial Technology event in the MENA Region. Over the years MEFTECH has brought together more than 8,000 financial industry executives and over 1,000 technology providers in Bahrain, Dubai & Abu Dhabi.

Coming up in 2019, building upon this rich pedigree of success, “MEFTECH ” has:

• Expanded 3,500 Sqm Exhibition
• Fintech Start-up Zone Galaxy Infant of FinTech

• MEFTECH Innovation Theatre
• MEFTECH Innovation Awards
• World-class Conference Programme

Conference Speakers


H.E Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey

H.E Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey

The Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA)


MEFTECH, the longest running Banking & Financial Technology event in the MENA Region, returns to Riyadh from 24th to 25th February 2019 at the Four Seasons Riyadh for its second edition in the Kingdom. MEFTECH is initiated, in collaboration with mada, the national payment network, and SADAD Payment and aims to highlight and support the rapidly developing payments, e-commerce and retail industry in the Kingdom.

MEFTECH 2019 edition will have an expanded exhibition space of 3500sqm and will address trends and issues within the Fintech sector focusing on digital economy, blockchain, mobile payments and artificial intelligence within the e-commerce industry.

This edition also marks the launch of the MEFTECH Innovation Awards, which celebrate and honour the achievements and innovation in the Saudi Arabian Fintech ecosystem. The Awards will recognize the best local bank or financial institution within 7 different categories and the winners will be selected by the panel of independent expert judges.

Enter the Awards

MEFTECH Payments will have a dedicated Fintech Start-Up Zone, in partnership with Fintech Galaxy. Fintech Galaxy is a digital crowdsourcing platform that empowers fintech entrepreneurs and connects them to financial institutions, consultants, tech companies, mentors and investors.

THE INNOVATION THEATRE is back due to popular demand and is designed to offer exhibitors an opportunity to share perspectives and to establish their thought leadership; presentations will focus on the key challenges and pain points of the banks, and actionable strategies to address them.

Come and network, exchange knowledge, find out the latest in this region and connect with some of the best disrupters in the FINTECH and Financial Industry.

  • 24 February  – 25 February 2019
  • Kingdom Centre, Olaya Street, Riyadh 12271, Saudi Arabia
Event Timing
    • Days
    • Date
    • Timings
    • Sunday
    • 24th of February
    • 08:00 am- 05:00 pm
    • Monday
    • 25th of February
    • 08:00 am- 4:00 pm.