Singapore FinTech Festival 2020 will be world’s first week-long 24 hour physical-digital hybrid event, alongside SWITCH

This year, Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH) will expand to become the world’s first week-long round-the-clock, hybrid digital and physical event.

The event will run from December 7 to 11, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Enterprise Singapore said in a press statement.

SFF x SWITCH 2020 will provide a combined online-offline platform for the global FinTech and deep tech communities to continue to engage and connect, in spite of current challenges with international travel.

It will feature a hybrid experience knitting together an online city with various physical locations around the world.

Photo courtesy: Facebook/SWITCH Singapore
Photo courtesy: Facebook/SWITCH Singapore

Themed “People and Talent", SFF x SWITCH 2020 will shine a spotlight on the trailblazing pioneers who have made a difference as well as rising stars with the potential to transform global industries.

It will also honour individuals who have demonstrated remarkable resilience in overcoming obstacles to create new opportunities that have significantly advanced our society.

"This year, the extraordinary challenges brought about by the global pandemic has triggered a paradigm shift for SFF x SWITCH. We have an opportunity to redefine our approach and look towards an expanded and exciting new collaboration model," said Mr Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer, MAS.

"We are exploring a creative way to integrate global centres through an immersive digital engagement experience. We are confident that this approach will be able to bring together the global innovation community in spite of the current constraints in travel and meetings.”