20 Upcoming Fintech and Blockchain Events in Asia Pacific to Attend in 2019by Fintechnews Singapore August 24, 2019
As Asia Pacific’s fintech industry rapidly grow, so does the events that surround it. With new events spawning every day it’s hard to keep track of which ones are worth your time and which ones aren’t.
Here 22 events handpicked by our writers and editors that we feel you should consider attending.
Blockchain Summit Singapore 2019
August 20, 2019
Blockchain Summit Singapore 2019 is a one-day conference and exhibition connecting over 1,500 industry leaders, business decision makers, tech innovators and investors.
One of the largest dedicated blockchain event series in the world, this year’s event will feature cutting-edge case studies offering a “how-to” approach to deploying blockchain technologies across industries like finance, insurance, logistics, utilities, media and entertainment, and more. The event will also feature roundtable discussions and hosted networking sessions which will provide attendees with the opportunity for to connect with peers and deep-dive into topics.
August 23, 2019
Grand Hyatt Erawan, Bangkok, Thailand
Block Hedge aims to be a disruptive knowledge sharing and networking platform with a key focus on the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.
This year’s 2nd annual edition in Bangkok, Thailand is set to bring together 500+ attendees including representatives from Bitcoin Gold, PwC, Arcadia Crypto Ventures and TDA Capital London. Participants will dive into the practical aspect of blockchain and cryptocurrencies and what it means for driving business results.
Some of the event’s most noteworthy speakers include Taiwanese and Vietnamese politicians, as well as representatives of the Stock Exchange of Thailand, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Thailand, and Accenture Thailand.
ABF Digital Payments Summit
August 28, 2019
Hotel ICON, Hong Kong
Following the success of the two niche conferences Priority Banking & Wealth Management and Digital & Open Banking, the Asian Banking & Finance magazine will be hosting the Asian Banking and Finance (ABF) Digital Payments Summit 2019 on August 28, 2019, which will feature “an exceptional line-up of Asia’s top bankers.”
The whole-day event is set to bring together top bank executives, heads of payments and digital, consulting firms and banking associations and over 100 delegates. Topics covered will include digital transformation, the future of cash, emerging payment competitors, payment apps, AI, data monetization technologies, and more.
GTR Asia 2019
September 3 – 4, 2019
Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore
GTR Asia 2019, formerly known as Asia Trade & Treasury Week, will return to Singapore on September 3 and 4, 2019 for its annual event.
GTR’s conference last year conference welcomed over 1,100 industry participants
2019’s event promises to be even bigger and better. Participants will have the chance to hear over 100 of the world’s leading experts reflecting on developments in the Asian market and more globally, whilst also having the chance to network and discuss trade priorities with over 500 different companies.
Blockchain World Forum – Singapore
September 19 – 20, 2019
Blockchain World Forum – Singapore will be held on September 19 and 20, 2019, and will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with blockchain. The event aims to create an interactive platform for leading technologists, entrepreneurs, regulators, investors, academics and financial institutions in the emerging blockchain industry.
Presented in a series of top-level keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies with a focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging blockchain space, Blockchain World Forum will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including legal sectors, financial services, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.
Seamless – Philippines
25th – 26th September 2019
SMX Convention Center, Manila
Seamless is a well-attended regional show that focuses on the entire commerce ecosystem. It is about the big ideas, market disruptors, top industry trends and technologies on which the future marketplace will operate.
The Philippines leg will focuses heavily on payments, e-commerce marketing, retail, financial inclusion, banking & fintech, e-commerce strategy and digital ID.
The event expects to bring together 180 speakers, 100 exhibitors, and 4,000 attendees.
Cashless Asia 2019 Forum
23rd – 24th September 2019
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore
Cashless Asia 2019 Forum by marcusevans gathers leaders in the digital payment and transaction sphere for a single platform to discuss up-to-date trends and challenges such as Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Blockchain for payments, Global Payment Innovation (GPI), Smart POS, Hybrid Cashless Platform, Open Banking landscape, social payment integration and many more.
Accounting & Finance Show HK
September 25 – 26, 2019
Hong Kong Convention Centre, Hong Kong
The Accounting & Finance Show HK is a free to attend conference and exhibition featuring over 150 seminars and 70 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology solutions for accountants in business and in practice.
The event will focus on illustrating the latest accounting and finance technologies such as accounting platforms, ERP systems, payments, digital banking, payroll, tax planning, OCR, cashflow, audit and compliance, and much more.
Islamic Digital Economy Experience 2019 (IDEX)
October 1 – 3, 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This year, the organiser, will co-locate and combine the two main flagship events of the Global Islamic Economy Convention (GIEC, now rebranded as IDEX) and the Global Islamic Fintech Summit (GIFS) into one mega event with an expected audience of more than 900.
New trends will also be discussed such as applications of blockchain and IoT in the Halal industry, new updates and ideas in payments, crowdfunding and regtech.
The event is set to bring together key industry participants including Islamic banks, venture capital (VC) firms, incubators, accelerators, regulators and startup entrepreneurs.
9th Fintech Innovation Forum and Insurtech Asia
October 10, 2019
The 9th Fintech Innovation Forum and Insurtech Asia in Hong Kong will bring together over 150 senior finance leaders and executives to explore the issues that arise when finance and technology merge.
The event will feature case studies, debates, panel discussions on fintech and insurtech topics including financial innovation, cybersecurity, open vault and innovation labs, blockchain, AI, insurtech, APIs, and more.
Participants will get to benchmark against their best-in-class peers, find out how incumbents can capitalize on fintech partnerships, hear from banks who have successfully applied API solutions, gain insights on developing a sustainable innovation plan, and evaluate the latest technologies including AI, robo-advisors, predictive analytics and machine learning.
Asia – Global Payment Summit 2019
October 10 – 11, 2019
The 7th edition of the Asia – Global Payment Summit (GPS) will be held on October 10 and 11, 2019 in Bali, Indonesia. Organized by Currency Research, GPS 2019 will look at the latest national developments in e-payments as well as the larger, cross-border regional platforms that are transforming the Asian payments landscape.
Key topics covered will include regulatory challenges in emerging markets, eKYC and biometric authentication, digital-only banks, QR code standardization, social commerce, cross-border payments, fintech regulation, digital financial inclusion, and more.
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October 14 – 16, 2019
Marina Mandarin, Singapore
The Finovate event series is one of the key fintech events in the world, showcasing cutting-edge banking and financial technology through a unique blend of short-form demos and key insights from thought-leaders.
This year, FinovateAsia will be returning to Singapore, one of the world’s leading fintech hubs, and will feature 35+ demoing companies showing their latest innovations live. In addition, expert speakers will guide participants through the latest regional trends and macro issues affecting fintech.
Key topics will include the future of fintech in Asia, emerging Asian markets, the impact of regulation and digital transformation on insurtech and investech, as well as payments, lending, virtual banking, AI and blockchain applications.
FinovateAsia 2019 will include an add-on Summit Day taking a deeper dive into AI in fintech and blockchain.
15th – 17th October 2019
Federation Square Melbourne
Now in it’s 4th year, Intersekt will feature a 3 day program with international and local speakers, free workshops, satellite events and networking opportunities.
The event is hosted by Fintech Australia and supported by the Victorian Government and it aims to be a melting pot between the banking sector and the fintech industry
Hong Kong Fintech Week 2019
November 4 – 8, 2019
Hong Kong – Shenzhen
Touted as the world’s first cross border fintech event, the Hong Kong Fintech Week will return this year in November.
This year’s event is set to bring together over 10,000 executives, entrepreneurs, investors and regulators from China, Asia and across the world, and will explore two of Asia’s most innovative fintech destinations: Hong Kong, a global financial center, and Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley.
Retail Banking Summit in Asia 2019
November 6 – 7, 2019
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
The 5th edition of Efma’s Retail Banking Summit in Asia will focus on the key priorities and most pressing challenges faced by the banking industry in the region. Like previous editions, this year’s event will bring together the most successful banks and companies in the retail financial services ecosystem from Asia and across the world.
The event will give participants the opportunity to learn from the top leaders about the next digital wave in finance, and will feature the most disruptive innovations and best practices in digital transformation.
Indonesia Fintech Show 2019
November 6 – 8, 2019
Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia
The Indonesia Fintech Show conference is set to bring together the thinking of financial leaders, policy makers, professionals, innovators, service providers, end users and leading industry stakeholders to share knowledge and debate critical issues surrounding the development and regulation of fintech, on both a national and international scale.
Topics covered will include government efforts to support fintech development in Indonesia, the fintech opportunity in Indonesia, digital transformation, Sharia-compliant fintech trends, digital technology platforms, the future of fintech in Indonesia, and more.
Singapore Fintech Festival
November 11 – 15, 2019
Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) is the world’s largest annual fintech event and a global platform for the fintech community, drawing close to 45,000 participants comprising fintech players, technopreneurs, policy makers, financial industry leaders, investors including private equity players and VCs, and academics.
The Festival is organized by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in partnership with The Association of Banks in Singapore and in collaboration with SingEx Holdings.
This year, SFF and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) will come together as SFF x SWITCH to synergize across the themes of fintech and deep tech. SFF x SWITCH will run from November 11 to 15, 2019, and will bring insights from global thought leaders, showcase innovative solutions, engage entrepreneurs, investors and innovators from around the world, and provide rich networking opportunities for participants to collaborate on technological innovation across five key sectors: fintech, urban solutions and sustainability, health and biomedical sciences, advanced manufacturing and engineering, and digital services.
BlockShow Asia 2019
November 14 – 15, 2019
Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore
BlockShow is one of the major international platforms for showcasing innovative blockchain solutions revealing the hottest industry trends, and bringing together blockchain enthusiasts and experts from all over the world.
Powered by Cointelegraph, BlockShow Asia 2019 will take place on November 14 and 15, 2019 in Singapore, Marina Bay Sands Expo. Topics covered will include blockchain regulation, gaming and decentralized apps, AI, blockchain-as-a-service, trading, decentralized finance, and more.
Asia ATM Innovation & Security Congress
November 19 – 21, 2019
Shangri-La, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Asia ATM Innovation & Security Congress, taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from November 19 to 21, 2019, will bring together leading regional and global experts in one of the largest gatherings of ATM industry participants to share ideas, innovate and prepare for the future growth of ATMs in the region.
The congress will incorporate a focus on both physical and cyber security at ATMs and will also address ways to transform the future of customer experience at ATMs in the new digital world.
Payment Asia Summit in Hong Kong 2019
November 21 – 22, 2019
Cordis, Hong Kong
The Payment Asia Summit in Hong Kong 2019 will gather policymakers, analysts, and industry leaders to discuss regulatory conditions, R&D innovation, payment supply chains, and marketing and business development strategies for the payment industry in the Asia-Pacific region.
The event will provide a platform for attendees to share first-hand experiences and high level knowledge, as well as network with other industry peers from around the world.