Singapore, 16 May 2017… The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today announced the second edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival, to be held in Singapore from 13 to 17 November 2017. Organised in partnership with The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and in collaboration with SingEx Holdings, the week-long Festival will build on the success of the inaugural Festival last November, which drew more than 13,000 participants from across 60 countries.
The Global FinTech Hackcelerator, FinTech Awards and the FinTech Conference will continue to be the key components of this year’s Festival. In addition, an Investor Summit or “Deal Day” will be introduced in the programme line-up. The Summit will showcase investment-worthy Singapore-based start-ups and disruptive technologies to local and global investors, with a view to facilitate FinTech investment deals.
Participants can look forward to richer programme for this year’s FinTech Conference. MAS will combine the agendas of the RegTech Forum, Tech Risk Conference and FinTech Conference into a single multi-track conference spanning three days, to 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.
Mr Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer, MAS said, “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.”
For more information on the Singapore FinTech Festival, please see the attached factsheet or visit www.FinTechFestival.sg.
About the Monetary Authority of Singapore
As Singapore’s central bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore promotes sustained, non-inflationary economic growth through appropriate monetary policy formulation and close macroeconomic surveillance of emerging trends and potential vulnerabilities. It manages Singapore’s exchange rate, foreign reserves and liquidity in the banking sector. MAS is also an integrated supervisor overseeing all financial institutions in Singapore – banks, insurers, capital market intermediaries, financial advisors, and the stock exchange. With its mandate to foster a sound and progressive financial services sector in Singapore, MAS also helps shape Singapore’s financial industry by promoting a strong corporate governance framework and close adherence to the international accounting standards. In addition, it spearheads retail investor education. MAS ensures that Singapore’s financial industry remains vibrant, dynamic and competitive by working closely with other government agencies and financial institutions to develop and promote Singapore as a regional and international financial centre.
About The Association of Banks in Singapore
The 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. Since its establishment in 1973, ABS has promoted common understanding among its members and projected a unifying voice on banking issues. It has brought its members closer together through various guidelines and banking practices as well as the support of projects of mutual benefit to face the challenges of the financial and banking community in Singapore. Today, ABS has a membership of 154 local and foreign banks. Further information on ABS is available on the website: www.abs.org.sg.
About SingEx Holdings
Wholly owned by Temasek Holdings, one of the largest investment holding companies in Singapore, SingEx Holdings oversees a group of subsidiary companies that specialises in providing a comprehensive range of integrated and customised solutions for venue management and consultancy, as well as organising trade exhibitions and conferences.
Based in Singapore, the SingEx group of companies has played an integral role in the development of the exhibitions and events industry in the Asian region since 1978, bringing the company’s experience and professionalism to the continuous development of innovative business platforms and solutions for regional markets.
About the Singapore FinTech Festival
Organised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore in partnership with The Association of Banks in Singapore and in collaboration with SingEx Holdings, the Singapore FinTech Festival will provide a platform for collaborations, connections and co-creations within the FinTech ecosystem in Singapore and beyond. In keeping with this spirit, the Festival is supported by the industry. Festival main sponsors include Deloitte.
A series of back-to-back events that will take place from 13 – 17 November 2017. The Festival will comprise the Global FinTech Hackcelerator, Innovation Lab Crawl, FinTech Awards, FinTech Conference, and Investor Summit.