Finance Digitize

Date: 14th September 2023
Dubai, UAE

Finance Digitize will focus on the finance sector in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) across various industries and shed light on the crucial role of finance heads in leveraging technology within their companies. This conference aims to bring together finance professionals, industry experts, and technology leaders to explore the dynamic landscape of finance in the UAE and discuss how technology is reshaping the role of finance heads. The conference will emphasize the pivotal role of finance heads in harnessing the power of technology within their organizations.


The objective of the conference is to bring together finance leaders, industry experts, and technology innovators to explore and discuss the transformative role of technology in finance functions across various sectors. The conference aims to provide a platform for finance heads to exchange knowledge, insights, and best practices in leveraging technology to optimize financial operations, improve decision-making, and drive business growth. The conference aims to foster collaboration and networking among finance heads, enabling them to forge valuable connections and partnerships for future collaborations. The objective of the conference is to equip participants and the attendees with the knowledge and tools to leverage technology as a catalyst for innovation and efficiency in their roles across various sectors.

Key Themes

  • Digital Transformation in Finance
  • Data Analytics and Insights for Financial Decision-Making
  • Risk Management and Compliance in the Digital Age
  • Enhancing Financial Operations: Automation, Process Optimization and Efficiency in enhancing financial operations.
  • Embedded Finance
  • Sustainable Finance and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting
  • Investor Relations and Capital Markets: Effective Communication and Strategic Funding
  • ERP Trends and Innovations for the Future
  • Emerging Technologies in Risk Management

The Growth and Projection

Finance Sector

The gross domestic product in the United Arab Emirates grew by 8.5 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2022, following an 8.4 percent expansion in the previous three-month period. In the long-term, the United Arab Emirates GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 4.30 percent in 2024 and 4.70 percent in 2025, according to our econometric models. The biggest sector of the United Arab Emirates’ economy is services, which accounts for 40 percent of GDP. Within services the most important segments are: wholesale and retail trade and repairs (12 percent of GDP); real estate and business services (9 percent) and transport, communication and warehousing (8 percent). Oil and natural gas exploitation create 38 percent of the wealth. Construction and electricity, water and gas distribution contribute for 13 percent of the output and manufacturing for 8 percent. Agriculture, cattle ranching and fishing account for the remaining 1 percent of GDP.

Why Should You Attend?

Attending the Business and Technology Conference is an excellent opportunity for professionals seeking to thrive in today's fast-paced business world. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider attending the conference.

Chat, Connect & Collaborate

This conference provides a unique platform to meet and interact with like-minded professionals from various industries. It is a chance to expand your professional network and develop new connections while meeting potential mentors or collaborators.

Meet the Mentors

By attending this conference, you will have access to the latest research, techniques, and advances in your field. You can learn from industry experts and keynote speakers, as well as engage in workshops, panel discussions, and presentations.

Reskill & Upskill

Conference attendance can help you develop new skills, stay updated on industry trends, and keep up with the latest technologies. Impress your employer or prospective employers with your commitment to staying up to date in your field.

Innovate And Accelerate

By listening to industry leaders, you can feel reinvigorated in your work. Attending the conference will provide a chance to learn about innovative practices, new ways of thinking about complex problems, and exposing yourself to new ideas.

Industries to be covered:

Expected Outcome

The conference will give participants a forum to obtain insightful information, share ideasand encourage collaborations that can lead to innovation within their organisations. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the best practices and strategies for effectively integrating technology into finance operations. They will learn about successful case studies and real-world examples, allowing them to apply these learnings to their own organizations. The conference will facilitate networking and collaboration among finance professionals, providing an opportunity to share experiences, challenges, and solutions. Through interactions with industry experts and peers, participants will be able to build a network of contacts and resources to support their ongoing efforts in incorporating technology in their companies.

What To Expect

15 +

Expert Speakers

20 +


150 +


100 +


10 +

Focused Sessions

Who Will Attend?

  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Director/VP/Heads - Finance
  • Director/VP/Heads - Accounting
  • Finance Controllers
  • Head of Tax
  • Head of Risk
  • Finance enthusiasts


Pawnesh Maniramka


Citymax Hotels and Foodmark, Landmark Group

United Arab Emirates

Ahmed Fahmy

Group Chief Financial Officer

Albaddad Capital Group

United Arab Emirates

Kishore Purswani

Group CFO

Lifecare International

United Arab Emirates

Ahmed Dawoud

Chief Financial Officer

PepsiCo Middle East Foods

United Arab Emirates

Umair Ashraf

Group CFO

Samana Group

United Arab Emirates

Ajai Thomas

Chief Financial Officer

Kuwait International Bank


Ramesh Subramanian

Chief Financial Officer

Government of Ras Al Khaimah

United Arab Emirates

Tamil Selvan Ramadoss

Chief Financial Officer

Masa Trading FZE

United Arab Emirates

Mohamed ELRouby

CFO Middle East Africa and Global Commercial Finance Lead


United Arab Emirates

Ramkumar Balasubramaniam

CFO - Middle East & Africa

Barclays Bank

United Arab Emirates

Jarna Gaglaani

Chief Financial Officer


United Arab Emirates

Giovanni Funes Nova

Chief Financial Officer

The Bahri & Mazroei Group

United Arab Emirates


World Business Outlook

Media Partner

Financial IT

Media Partner

Mid-East Information

Media Partner

Scope Solutions

Silver Sponsor


Registrations & Networking 08.30 AM
Welcome address by Master of Ceremony 09.30 AM
Opening keynote by Government Representative09.40 AM
Keynote spot by Global CFO 10.00 AM

Topic: Future of Finance: Strategies for CFOs in an Evolving Landscape The goal of this conversation is to discuss the role of CFOs and how experts can use technology to successfully navigate the evolving finance market. It explores issues like embracing digital transformation, utilising emerging technology, streamlining financial operations, controlling risk in a changeable environment, and promoting sustainable growth.

Panel discussion 10.20 AM

(1 Global CFO, 2 regional CFOs with 1 sponsor and 1 moderator)
Transforming Finance Leadership in the Age of Technology The panel will discuss the role of technology in the finance industry as we move into an increasingly digital and interconnected world. Discussion will be on how industries can streamline operations, enhance customer experience, and create new opportunities for growth using smart technologies.

Sponsor slot 10.50 AM

Topic: Cybersecurity and the CFO: Safeguarding Financial Data in a Digital World The conversation explores topics such as robust security measures, including multi-factor authentication, encryption, and intrusion detection systems. It also delves into the significance of educating employees and customers about cybersecurity best practices, fostering a strong security culture within the organization, and staying updated on the latest security trends and technologies.

First coffee break and networking Representative11.10 AM