MAS announces second edition of Singapore FinTech Festival

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today announced the second edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival, to be held from November 13-17, 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 event last November, which drew more than 13,000 participants from across 60 countries.

Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer
Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer. Photo courtesy: LinkedIn

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.”

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 startups and disruptive technologies to local and global investors, with a view to facilitating 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.

Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer
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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.

Organised by the MAS in partnership with the ABS 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. The main sponsors of the festival include Deloitte.