Ant Group announced on Wednesday new dates for the INCLUSION Fintech Conference, which will be September 24th to 26th. The event originally was set to take place in April 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was put on hold.
According to Ant Group, the INCLUSION Fintech Conference will feature a combination of online and onsite events to enable a global discussion among the financial and technology communities on how digital technology can help build a more inclusive, green, and sustainable world, especially as economies and businesses continue to recover from the pandemic.
Ant Group further revealed that the event’s online sessions will bring together speakers and thought leaders from a range of organizations, from financial institutions and technology companies to research institutes, from around the world via video conference. Keynote speeches and panel discussions aim to foster dialogue and the sharing of ideas on major themes such as the global digital economy, innovative technology, digital finance, technology for social good, and sustainability. While sharing more details about the event, Simon Hu, CEO of Ant Group, stated:
“Ant Group’s INCLUSION Fintech Conference will take place during an unprecedented time. COVID-19 has upended the way people live, work, and interact with one another. Now more than ever, we recognize the pivotal role digital technology can play in bringing the world equal opportunities and envisioning a more inclusive future for all.”
Ant Group went on to add the INCLUSION Fintech Conference will present over 40 online and offline sessions, with 13,000 square meters in onsite exhibition space. To commemorate the launch of the event, INCLUSION Fintech Conference will host a nature-themed music festival along Shanghai’s iconic Huangpu River on the first evening of the three-day conference.