DIFC New Venture Capital Framework


The DIFC is delighted to invite you to an engaging session on the new DIFC Venture Capital Framework and trends in the region. Learn more about the new regime, DIFC Innovation Hub’s Ecosystem, Future of Finance and the Dubai Future District. Hear more about the regulatory requirements from the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and insights from experts in an interactive panel from Maples Group, King & Spalding, Nuwa Capital, and Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP).


12:00pm - 12:05pm: Welcome remarks, Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer, DIFC Authority
12:05pm - 12:10pm: Introduction of the VC framework, DIFC Innovation Hub’s Ecosystem, Future of Finance and Dubai Future District,  Christian Kunz, Head of Innovation and Group Strategy, DIFC Authority
12:10pm - 12:20pm: Overview of the new VC framework and requirements, Christian Cameron, Director, Conduct, Supervision, Dubai Financial Services Authority
12:20pm - 12:50pm: Panel Discussion: VC trends in the region, the role of Dubai and benefits of the new DIFC VC Framework and other applicable Future of Finance initiatives moderated by Christian Kunz, Head of Innovation and Group Strategy, DIFC Authority   

  • Fred Tabbal, Regional Head of Fund Services, Maples Group
  • James Stull, Partner, King & Spalding
  • Walid Hanna, CEO, Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)
  • Khaled Talhouni, Managing Partner, Nuwa Capital

12:50pm - 1:00pm: Q&A

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