Singapore FinTech Festival: Here’s what you need to know
The Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) kicks off today (31 October) with over 850 expert speakers and 450 FinTech exhibitors. It is such a big event that you will be hearing A LOT about it, even if you are not in the FinTech space. Here’s a quick round-up of what you need to know to avoid being clueless and how you may qualify for a free ticket at the of the article.
What is the Singapore FinTech Festival about?
SFF brings together the global FinTech community to engage, connect, and collaborate on issues relating to the development of financial services, public policy, and technology.
What are the organisations behind the Singapore FinTech Festival?
SFF is organised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Elevandi, and Constellar and in collaboration with the Association of Banks in Singapore.
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS): The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is Singapore’s central bank and integrated financial regulator. MAS also works with the financial industry to develop Singapore as a dynamic international financial centre.
Elevandi: Elevandi is set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to foster an open dialogue between the public and private sectors to advance FinTech in the digital economy. It works closely with governments, founders, investors, and corporate leaders to drive collaboration, education, and new sources of value at the industry and national levels.
Constellar: Constellar connects a global eco-system of event partners and consumers through a holistic portfolio of intellectual property (IP) in the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry.
Association of Banks in Singapore: ABS plays an active role in promoting and representing the interests of the banking community in Singapore. In doing so, ABS works closely with the relevant government authorities towards the development of a sound financial system in Singapore.
How big is the Singapore FinTech Festival?
It is the world’s largest FinTech festival. Last year’s edition brought together over 60,000 participants from 160 countries.
What can I expect at the Singapore FinTech Festival 2022?
The seventh edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) kicks off on 31 October as an in-person event. It will last from 31 October to 4 November.
The theme of SFF 2022 is ‘Building Resilient Business Models amid Volatility and Change’.
SFF 2022 will see more than 850 expert speakers and over 250 hours of content across its week-long programme. The Festival is expected to draw participants from more than 110 countries and 2,000 organisations. It will feature 450 exhibitors and 25 international pavilions across the exhibition hall.
What are some of the key events at the Singapore FinTech Festival 2022?
Innovation Lab Crawl: To be held on 31 October and 1 November, it will feature 26 participating organisations, including Asia FinTech Center, Capgemini, NEC Laboratories, BNY Mellon, DBS and HSBC. Located across Singapore, these organisations will showcase their latest FinTech innovations in areas such as alternative investments, decentralised investments, and insurance.
Capital Meets Policy Dialogue: The by-invitation-only Capital Meets Policy Dialogue, to be held on 1 November, will bring together policymakers and investors to discuss the current innovations in financial services, exchange views on emerging risks, and share perspectives on FinTech regulation.
Conference: The Conference segment of the SFF, to be held from 2 to 4 November, will feature more than 400 sessions with government leaders, policymakers, innovators, economists, corporate leaders, and FinTech entrepreneurs.
Elevandi Insights Forum: It will bring together experts from entities such as the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub, the Milken Institute, and the Institute of International Finance, for a series of deep-dive roundtable discussions on issues such as cross-border payments, open finance, Web3, and digital assets. The participants will then follow up through industry whitepapers and lighthouse projects.
Who are some of the speakers to look forward to?
- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Lawrence Wong, will open the Conference on 2 November,
- Ms Adrienne A. Harris, Superintendent, New York Department of Financial Services,
- T.V. Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Aarin Capital and Chairman, 3one4 Capital,
- Ms Sheila Bair, Former Chair, US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Senior Fellow, Center for Financial Stability, and Senior Advisor and Founding Chair, Systemic Risk Council,
- Brian Armstrong, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Coinbase,
- Mark FitzPatrick, Chief Executive Officer, Prudential plc,
- Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, and more…
Who can attend the Singapore FinTech Festival?
There are different tickets and different categories available to get your ticket to the SFF 2022.
There are even discounted and complimentary passes (FREE!) available depending on which category you belong to: Start-up Pass, Coder Pass, Government, Policymaker, Multilateral Agency Pass, Academic Pass, Media Pass, Student Pass, and Trade Visitor Pass.
For more information on Singapore FinTech Festival and to register, visit: https://www.fintechfestival.sg/
*Picture and video credit: Singapore FinTech Festival
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