What is The Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2022 Extravaganza?

What is the Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2022 Extravaganza

With the year coming to a close, Abu Dhabi has presented to the world its ace card. The path-breaking Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2022 has been launched by the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). The first edition of this week-long extravaganza will also feature Fintech Abu Dhabi, the Centre’s acclaimed festival.  

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Scheduled from 14th to 18th November, this financial business programme is organised to discuss numerous economic issues in the region. These issues range from regulatory practices and economic policy to financial technologies and venture funding. Attendees are in for a delight as they can expect popular speakers from the industry to speak on the major issues. 

On the first theme day, Asset Abu Dhabi started with a congregation of financial market leaders belonging to a wide array of backgrounds. The event is organised by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) in collaboration with its strategic economic partners, Etisalat, G42, and the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED). 

Abu Dhabi Finance Week features a pre-eminent line-up of innovators, disruptors, and financial leaders who will address the entire spectrum of economic issues sprawled across the financial landscape. The perspectives would be shared on Venture Funding & Investment, Fintech, Capital Markets, Economic Policy & Regulation, Sustainability, Crypto, De-Fi, and Blockchain. 

Key Themes of Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2022

Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2022

The Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2022 events will focus on the themes given below. 

  • Fintech

The 2022 instalment of finance week continues to be centred around the change brought about due to the amalgamation of financial services and technology. The main aim of the conference is to address key opportunities and challenges due to the disruption caused by true innovation. Some topics in sharp focus are cybersecurity and multi-trillion-dollar chances for the development of enhanced systems for global payments. The meeting will also analyse the potential of Web3, and the scope of content consumption in the Metaverse. Credit and lending will also play a huge role, as we unravel the travel in this direction.

Some Notable Speakers

    • H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair – Chairman, The UAE Banks Federation
    • Byju Raveendran – Founder & CEO, BYJU’S
    • Ali Hussein – CEO of Eros Now and Advisor to Eros Investments
    • Caroline Pham – Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
    • Cristina Pitarch – Head of EMEA, Google Cloud Security
  • Crypto


This year’s edition of the Abu Dhabi Finance Week will also venture into the next generation of digital assets. The main aim of the convention will be to focus on the underlying cryptography and blockchain technologies that are the major drivers of innovation, and how financial products are affected by their application. The meeting will also be directed toward how the major financial organisations in the world are now evolving digital asset strategies. One of the major agendas of this year’s convention is to deliberate how the tokenization of private market assets can lead to new multi-trillion opportunities for global investors, and why regularisation is crucial.

Some Notable Speakers

    • Changpeng Zhao – Founder & CEO, Binance
    • Nouriel Roubini – Chief Economist, Atlas Capital
    • Gautam Sharma – CEO, BH Digital
    • Zak Brown – CEO, McLaren Racing
    • AU YANG Chi Chun Evan – Group President, Animoca Brands Ltd.
  • R.A.C.E

The R.A.C.E convention of 2022 is taking place at a crucial time, as the COP27 Conference in Egypt draws to a close. The theme of the conference will deliberate on the key agreements and outcomes of COP27. We can look forward to what we can expect when COP28 is hosted in the UAE in 2023. Some of the topics include climate regulation, transition to net zero, sustainable capital markets, and climate regulation with an emphasis on voluntary carbon markets.

Some Notable Speakers

    • H.H. Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa AI Nahyan – Executive Director, UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators
    • H.E. Mariam Bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri – Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Government of UAE
    • H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa – Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development
    • Jean Lemierre – Chairman, BNP Paribas
    • Mark Carney – Co-Chair, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero
  • Startup Campus at Capital Square

The most anticipated Startup Campus will gather and exhibit over 100 innovative startups developing with growth, in a spirit of technology and resilience. The campus will feature investors and founders of global Unicorns interacting in the exclusive ‘Founders Club’ and exchanging their ideas and knowledge at a dedicated mentor session. There will be numerous social activities like live entertainment, music, dinners, drinks, food trucks, etc. 

Some Notable Speakers

    • Deepak Chopra – MD, FACP, Founder, The Chopra Foundation
    • Kevin O’Leary – Chairman, O’Leary Ventures
    • Kimberly Smith – Chief Capital Formation Officer, Techstars
    • Metta World Peace – Founder & Chairman of Artest Management Group; Tech Investor; Founder of XvsX App; NBA Champion
    • Stuart Sopp – CEO and Founder, Current

Reasons To Attend ADFW

Reasons To Attend ADFW

Given below are some of the reasons that make this ADFW simply unmissable:

  • Delve into New Frontiers

During the week in Abu Dhabi, some of the most prominent entrepreneurs, global speakers, financial regulators, experts, and investors will deliberate on the next finance generation, and what relevance it holds for society. Experts will discuss how new technological advancements are now finding their path from the blueprint to the mainstream and dictating the future of finance.

  • Positive Impact

The finance week in Abu Dhabi will grant the platform to transform ideas into end products with the larger vision of creating a positive impact. Investors, global leaders, business leaders, and regulators will discuss how we can develop communities and working relationships to sanction better results for all of us.

  • Interacting with Global Investors 

Signature events throughout Finance Week such as the ‘Investors Forum’ and ‘Fintech Abu Dhabi’ will aid the ecosystem to navigate the diverse environment. They will provide insight into the viewpoint of leading global investors, policymakers, regulators, and finance leaders. You can also get an understanding of their perspectives on the global financial sector’s scope.

Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2022 Tickets

You can either redeem or book the tickets to the events at Abu Dhabi financial market. To purchase the tickets, fill out the registration form on the official website, choose the desired ticket, and complete your payment. A redemption code is required to redeem a ticket. Please head to the official website of Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2022 for further details. 

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

When will the Abu Dhabi Finance week 2022 start?

One of the most anticipated fintech events, the Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2022 was scheduled from 14th to 18th November 2022.

Who are the speakers of ADFW 2022?

H.H. Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa AI Nahyan, H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, and Deepak Chopra are some notable speakers who will be embracing the stage of Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2022.

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