Arab Payment Week (APW) Event to be held in Abu Dhabi

The Arab Payment Week (APW), which is scheduled on February 26-28, 2024, provides a platform for policymakers, regulators, and payment system practitioners to convene and exchange insights on developing and strengthening domestic and cross-border payment innovation and practices.

With a focus on cooperation opportunities, the APW will drive innovation and promote broader adoption of digital financial services to shape the future of payments in the Arab region and beyond.

The APW is organized jointly by the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) and Buna the cross-border payment system for the Arab world and beyond. The event is gathering speakers and attendees from across the financial spectrum, including leaders from commercial and central banks, and ministries from all continents. This diverse assembly highlights the important role of this event in facilitating economic growth by strengthening the integration between Arab economies and their trade and investment ties with their global partners.

Mehdi Manaa, Chief Executive Officer of Buna said: “The Arab Payment Week marks a significant step towards the future of financial transactions in our region and across the globe. By bringing together the financial community, we are establishing the Arab region as a hub for advancing payments at global level. Buna is happy to spearhead this initiative as we are committed to creating a more efficient and more inclusive payment ecosystem.”

He added: “I would like to thank all our esteemed guests for making this event a success. I would like to also express gratitude for the steadfast support of the central banks and regulatory authorities whose collaboration ensures the realization of our shared vision.”

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