The Financial Technology (FinTech) landscape is set to be electrified with the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) 2023, taking place from November 14 to 17. Now in its eighth edition, the festival will convene leaders and experts from around the world in finance, technology, and public policy, focusing on the pivotal role of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
SFF 2023’s theme, “AI for good. AI for good?” encapsulates the dual nature of AI — its potential to boost global GDP by US$7 trillion over the next decade, and the associated risks that come with its widespread adoption. SFF 2023 will delve into AI’s promise as well as pitfalls, providing a platform to explore a unified vision for the future, harnessing its benefits while mitigating its risks.
Besides focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI), SFF 2023 will facilitate dialogues on re-architecting the financial system, preparing for future risks in technology and climate, and powering entrepreneurs and the future tech workforce.
SFF 2023 will expand on previous conversations about driving low-carbon transitions, enhancing financial inclusion of underserved populations, strengthening digital economy resilience, and scaling promising AI and Web3 solutions across regions.
Curtain Raiser and the Signature SFF Conference
The event will kick off with Elevandi Insights on November 14, an exclusive gathering for regulators, policymakers, and industry leaders, featuring the Capital Meets Policy Dialogue and Public-Private Roundtables designed to foster actionable outcomes.
The main conference, running from November 15 to 17, will feature an impressive lineup of over 800 speakers and provide more than 300 hours of content across eight themes:
- Responsible Tokenisation
- Beneficial AI
- Accelerating ESG
- Efficient Payments
- Scaling Insurances and Pension
- Digitising Inclusion
- Advancing Talent
- Empowering Entrepreneurship
Speakers and Festival Highlights
Noteworthy speakers include Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund; Ajay Banga, President of the World Bank; and Tharman Shanmugaratnam, President of the Republic of Singapore.
A record-breaking exhibition with nearly 700 exhibitors and 36 international pavilions will be divided into thematic zones to encourage networking and collaboration. The Innovation Lab Crawl, running concurrently, will showcase cutting-edge FinTech innovations from 25 participating organizations across Singapore.
Furthering its commitment to education, SFF 2023 is partnering with top Singaporean universities to offer Certificate Programmes in AI in Finance and Green and Sustainable Finance. The festival will also introduce The Big Spark, a Mediacorp business TV series, aiming to spotlight Southeast Asian startups and provide them with mentorship and investment opportunities.
Sopnendu Mohanty of MAS and Paul Lee of Constellar highlight the transformative potential of AI in FinTech and the festival’s role in fostering innovation and resilience within the global FinTech community.
The Singapore FinTech Festival 2023 is organised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Elevandi, and Constellar, in partnership with The Association of Banks in Singapore.
For more details and SFF 2023 registration, visit www.fintechfestival.sg.