The DIFC Academy
DIFC Academy has collaborated with The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) to deliver internationally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes through workshops and training sessions, aimed at building current knowledge and skills amongst professionals working at firms based in the DIFC. Read more

The Centre has also joined hands with the International Compliance Association (ICA) to develop local human capital in the UAE, and to equip local talent with the latest knowledge and skills they need to excel in their role and safeguard Dubai's position as a global financial hub and a center of excellence and innovation in the financial services industry. Read more
DIFC's FinTech Hive reveals Scale Up Programme for FinTech startups

The FinTech Hive Scale Up programme is designed for post series A start-up companies with a scalable and repeatable business model. The programme benefits scaleups by helping them grow through strategic partnerships and receiving investment resources through the DIFC FinTech Hive ecosystem Read more
DIFC Invests in Innovative FinTech Start-up Companies

DIFC announced that it has invested in four FinTech start-up companies. The investment reflects the DIFC's commitment to driving the future of finance and is part of the USD 100 million FinTech Fund launched in 2019 to help establish, grow and upscale start-up and growth stage FinTech companies seeking access to the MEASA markets. Read more
DIFC position as the region's reinsurance sector hub reconfirmed

As part of DIFC's vision to shape the future of finance, InsurTech is transforming the industry through developments through digitalisation, innovation and collaboration. DIFC announced its sustained performance in the reinsurance sector and how it grew by 17.4% in 2019. This represents the highest volume of premiums ever written in the market, further reinforcing the Centre's position as the leading reinsurance hub in the region. Read more
Moving Forward Together to Support Dubai's Future Economy

is the title of an opinion editorial written by Arif Amiri, CEO of DIFC Authority and was published in Gulf News. It discusses how Dubai during COVID-19 has stood firm in its resolve and has always demonstrated resilience, creativity and embraced diversification while supporting businesses. Read more
DIFC announces Presidential Directive aimed at providing greater protection for companies and employees
Effective from 21 April 2020 until 31 July 2020 (the Emergency Period), the new Directive provides greater flexibility to DIFC-based employers and increased protection to employees. Read more
 
 
DIFC offers Retailers rent-Free support
DIFC announced a new support package for its retail partners including a three-month's free rent. Read more
 
 
DIFC new Leasing Law to increase protections for property
owners and tenants
DIFC Authority's newly enacted Leasing Law and Regulations introduced areas of protection and assurance to lessors and lessees. Read more
 
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Asia House Webinar
DIFC partnered with 'Asia House' on a webinar titled 'Future of Finance - Opportunities in Digital Financial Services for Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Arif Amiri, Chief Executive Officer of DIFC Authority shared insights about talent and capital deployed at each step of the financial services value chain to drive efficiency, volume and customer experience to a large and underserved young population.
IMF Regional Economic
Outlook Webinar
The IMF, in partnership with the DIFC held a live panel discussion on how COVID-19 is affecting the region's economies and who they should prepare for the recovery phase. Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer of DIFC Authority participated in the discussion on how the pandemic and the restrictive containment measures are causing severe economic turmoil in the region.
 
The DIFC Innovation
Ecosystem: Digitising the
economies of MEASA -
Egypt edition
Dubai International Financial Centre and The Egyptian Exchange, Flat6Labs, and Arab Federation of Exchanges held a webinar on the amazing growth opportunities available for technology firms to digitise MEASA economies. DIFC experts discussed how you can set up shop, develop the right business model and scale your business effectively from the DIFC Centre.
Beyond
Cryptocurrencies -
Investments in
Blockchain Technology
DIFC highlighted opportunities in the MEASA region and shared successful use-cases of how Blockchain technology firms have used the DIFC as part of their growth plans to access the wider MEASA region. The session was hosted by veteran Blockchain investor Jehan Chu, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Kenetic Capital, which invests in equity of Series A/B Blockchain technology companies.
 
RegTech Live: Driving Compliance Through Innovation
The Dubai Financial Services Authority hosted the first edition of their Regulation Technology event, ‘RegTech Live: Driving Compliance Through Innovation’, in partnership with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority.
July
13
Funding and refinancing solutions for businesses and assets in GCC during COVID-19, a webinar with Investbridge Capital and Gibson Dun & Crutcher
 
July
15
AND
22
Improving the resilience and long-term performance of privately owned family businesses and family offices, a two-day webinar with Deloitte
Link to Event page
 
1
Allanite
Capital
2
Branford
Capital
3
Compagnie
d'Investissements
et de Gestion Privee
(Hong Kong)
4
Mitsubishi UFJ
Asset
Management
(UK)
5
Zurich
Workplace
Solutions
(Middle East)
 
6
Atlas
Wealth
Management
7
The
MECO Group
8
BMCE Bank
International
9
F Investment
Bank
10
Pepperstone
Financial
Services
 
11
BCS
Capital
12
Interpay
13
Kababji
Grill
14
Warehouse
Gym
15
Van de
Goudenberg
Art
 
16
Momentous
Beauty
Lounge
17
Naseej
Concept Store
18
Miin
Leather & Textile
19
Warehouse
Gym
20
VFS Global
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