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ET Convergence Dubai – Payments, finance and cybersecurity

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Focus area: Payments, finance and cybersecurity

This event focus was on technology in payments, finance, cyber security and other categories relevant for senior finance executives from the hospitality industry.

ExploreTECH presents the inaugural ET Convergence UAE, which took place on May 10th, 2024, at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre.

Should you have any queries or require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at  events@exploretech.io.

Some of the speakers on the day were:

AVK Rao Group Director Of Finance Rove Hotels
Ahmed Shawky Regional Director of IT MEA Millennium Hotels
Soumitra Saha VP Finance TIME Hotels
Alejandro Vidales Director Global Hospitality Applications Kerzner International
Stacy Samuel Corporate Director of IT Ishraq Hospitality
Sinto Neelankavil Group Director Cyber Security Five Holdings


Meeting agenda:

09:30 – 10:00 Arrival, registration, and welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:10 Opening keynote and introduction by Ralph Melis of ExploreTECH

10:10 – 10:25 “At a Glance” Getting to know some of the participating technology vendors

10:25 – 11:10 “Payments: The Overlooked Touch Point of the Guest Journey” Keynote followed by a panel discussion with Adyen

11:10 – 11:55 “Integrated Payments in the Hospitality Industry” Keynote followed by a panel discussion with PayOne

12:00 – 12:30 Networking Coffee Break, pre-booked meetings, and live product demos in marketplace area

12:30 – 13:15 “Breached But Not Broken: Securing Hospitality in the Digital Age” Keynote followed by a panel discussion with Cybertrust

13:15 – 13:20 Closing and next events announcement

13:20 – 15:00 Networking lunch, pre-booked meetings, and live product demos in marketplace area

This esteemed lineup will share their expertise and insights, offering a unique opportunity to learn from the best.

Co-Hosted by our premier technology partners for this event

Strategic partner for this event:

George Linu


Discover Unexplored Choices
At ExploreTECH, our primary commitment lies in the efficient exploration of new and innovative tech solutions and emerging brands that might have eluded hospitality industry professionals’ attention thus far. Our goal is to save time while providing a comprehensive selection of innovations in one place. During this event, we aim to equip UAE finance hospitality executives with the insights and connections needed to excel in the competitive hospitality landscape.

Connect and Collaborate
Our primary objective is to foster direct convergence in relationships between hospitality executives responsible for tech procurement and technology providers. We firmly believe that collaborations and partnerships are the cornerstone of innovation. By connecting with the right technology solutions and providers, hoteliers and industry professionals can enhance the experience for themselves and their customers.


May 10
9:30 am - 3:00 pm


The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre
DIFC Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ralph Melis
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