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Regional conference

Thank you for attending MERC 2018!

On 24-25 September 2018, 400 delegates from 25 countries came together in Dubai for the SWIFT Middle East Regional Conference. The event, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of Dubai International Financial Centre, looked at the evolution of the financial sector, and the role of technology in driving this change.

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Interview The Banker - Luc Meurant MERC 2018
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MERC 2018, interview The Banker - Luc Meurant

The instant payments trend will move to cross-border payments and SWIFT is looking to ensure a solution is in place that supports this.
Luc Meurant Chief Marketing Officer
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Post-event report

MERC 2018 gathered more than 400 delegates from 25 countries to talk about the most important trends facing the financial sector in the Middle East. Discussions over the two days focused on the role of technology in transforming the financial industry and

the opportunities this has provided to financial institutions to deliver better service to their customers. We also looked at the challenges of managing risk in a real-time world, with a focus on cyber security and financial crime compliance.

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