MAS: Singapore FinTech Festival Returns in November

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the 2nd edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival, to be held in Singapore from 13 to 17 November 2017.

The event is organized in partnership with The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and in collaboration with SingEx Holdings. The week-long Festival expects to build upon the success of the inaugural Festival which was held last November. MAS says that more than 13,000 participants from across 60 countries attended last year’s festival.

As part of the event, the Global FinTech Hackcelerator, FinTech Awards and FinTech conference will each be key components of the gathering. New this year will be an “Investor Summit” or “Deal Day”. The Summit will showcase investment-worthy Singapore-based start-ups to local and global investors.

“The Singapore FinTech Festival is an excellent platform for key stakeholders of the global and regional FinTech community to connect, learn from one another, and co-create new solutions to real problems. Last year’s Festival was a great start. This year’s Festival will be brighter, bigger, better,” commented Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer at MAS.

MAS said that conference participants can expect the combination of the agendas of the RegTech Forum, Tech Risk Conference and FinTech Conference into a single multi-track conference spanning three days. The conference will be held in a single location – Singapore Expo – to allow participants greater access to the various discussions.

The various tracks of the Conference will include Data Analytics, Tech Risk/Cyber Security, RegTech, FinTech Application and FinTech Financing. The Conference will look at FinTech developments across developed and emerging markets, as well as how technology can be harnessed to enhance financial inclusion and support growth in emerging economies.

Attendees at this year’s Festival will comprise FinTech players, policy makers, financial industry leaders, private equity/venture capitalists, investors, technopreneurs, and academics. Greater participation is also expected from ASEAN and other emerging markets such as Africa and Latin America.

Singapore is recognized as a leading Fintech Hub. The island country the clear Asian hub for Fintech and challenges London for the global lead. The combination of a business friendly government, very modern infrastructure and a global outlook as benefited Fintech innovation in the country.


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