Home to 39% of all fintechs in ASEAN, Singapore is the fintech leader in Asia Pacific (APAC) and the fourth top fintech city in the world, according to the inaugural Global Fintech Index City Rankings 2020 report.
Like previous years, Singapore will be hosting some of the region’s biggest fintech events in 2020. The following 19 conferences are some of the most anticipated fintech gatherings to take place this year in the city state.
Compliance Collective Presents: Payment Services Act
January 15, 2020
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre (Room 302), 1 Raffles Boulevard
The Compliance Collective, a new consortium of trusted compliance-focused service providers, is hosting its inaugural meetup on January 15, 2020, which will discuss two consultation papers by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) that are impacting payment firms.
MAS had issued a consultation paper on December 23, 2019 (closing January 28, 2020) relating to the regulatory scope of money, e-money, and DPTs, as well as the regulation of payment services based on these emerging forms of payment.
In another consultation paper, MAS proposes certain amendments to the Payment Services Act, to expand digital payment token (DPT) services providers’ activities.
The meetup will discuss the practical implications of these consultation papers on payment services firms. Participants will also get feedback from participants, which will be distilled into a set of written submissions to the MAS.
The Future of Banking – Is the Future of Banking Fully Digital?
January 15, 2020
SPECTRUM, 3 Fraser Street #05-21
In partnership with the Singapore Digital Chamber of Commerce (SGDCC), SPECTRUM will be bringing together a panel of experts who are at the forefront of the banking digital transformation to share their perspectives on the future of banking.
Panelists will include Dr Lillian Koh, Founder and CEO, Singapore Fintech Academy (moderator); Dr Dennis Khoo, Group Head of TMRW Digital Group, UOB; Kelvin Tan, Venture Lead, SC Ventures, Standard Chartered Bank; and Anthony Koh, Co-Founder and Group CEO, MC Payment.
Blockchain Impact: 2020 Perspectives “Supply Chain”
January 22, 2019
The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, The Floating PODs “VOYAGE”
On the evening of January 22, 2020, leading supply chain experts and blockchain thought-leaders will sit together to explore the ways in which blockchain technology can reduce costs and increase efficiency and transparency in supply chains.
In addition, the panel will discuss how this technology is currently implemented and is adding value to the supply chain across various industries.
Speakers and panelists will include Ethan Ng, CEO of crypto exchange BiKi; Herbert Sim, a.k.a. The Bitcoin Man, founder of Crypto Chain University; Robert van der Zalm, Board / Finance of Karuschain; Daphne Ng, founder of JEDTrade; Loh Sin Yong, director of the Trade Sectoral Transformation Group at the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA); and Jeremy H.K Goh, founder of Food Chain.
“AI-first” for Banks… How can banks leverage it for new business models
January 31, 2020
Seminar Room B1-1, Basement 1, School of Economics & School of Social Sciences, 90 Stamford Road
On January 31, 2020, the Singapore Management University will be hosting an event focusing on the usage of artificial intelligence (AI) in banking.
The speaker, Vijay Nayudu, Executive Director, Fintech, Ecosystem and Innovation, Group Channels & Digitalization, UOB, will share his view on how AI is being used to develop new business models in the digital environment, enabling banks to better meet customer needs and expectations while keeping new competitors at bay and the regulators happy.
Nayudu will share examples of this through first-of-a-kind applications in ASEAN, viz. He will also explain why ecosystem partnerships can help banks grow and capture new customer segments at scale, and how fintech capabilities can to improve productivity and better manage risk. He will also share his experience on the challenges of using AI for business and operations.
Artificial Intelligence for Enterprise Asia 2020
February 12 – 13, 2020
Novotel Singapore on Stevens
The Artificial Intelligence for Enterprise Asia 2020 will convene with the theme “Beyond the Hype – Driving Business Intelligence, Customer Insights & Operational Excellence through Artificial Intelligence”.
Key decision makers and end users from across industries will share practical examples of how machine learning, predictive analytics and other AI technologies have been applied in real business environments, their transformation journey, and key business impact generated.
A fully case-study driven program, participants will take practical insights back to their organization to develop real, implementable systems in the different stages along your AI adoption journey.
Key themes for 2020 will include AI adoption in Asia, practical examples of implementing AI technologies across key sectors with lessons learned, an expert-led master class on where to start with the AI journey, interactive roundtable discussions divided into six broad industries: banking and financial services industry, retail and consumer goods, manufacturing, healthcare, logistics and supply chain, and government, and finally, a blueprint for success for businesses to transition from RPA to cognitive automation to AI.
Future of Finance and CFO Asia Summit 2020
February 12 – 13, 2020
Novotel Singapore on Stevens
The Future of Finance and CFO Summit Asia is the leading platform for finance leaders to stay ahead of the finance evolution curve and be well-equipped for the next wave of disruption.
This year’s event will focus on bridging the gap between industry 4.0 and 5.0 – the next phase in the digital finance transformation, has been strategically developed to drive finance transformation in preparation for the next wave of disruption.
CFOs from LIXIL Asia, Bank Islam Malaysia, Farm Fresh, Peugeot, Electrolux, Alcon, Aetna, Yeo’s, Intel, Asurion, Pall Corporation, Draeger, Indorama, Schneider Electric, AirAsia BIG, Propertyguru, Luxasia, Brenntag and more will be sharing their success stories.
Finance Digitalisation Forum 2020
February 17 – 18, 2020
Finance Digitalisation Forum is the premium event bringing together forward thinking senior CFOs and finance executives with technology and service solution providers. An invitation only event taking place behind closed doors, the forum is the only one gathering digital CFOs in an intimate environment for a focused discussion on technology integration, digital transformation and more.
marcus evans’ Finance Digitalisation Forum 2020 once again gathers your peers for real-life case studies and strategies. Hear success stories, discuss the impact of your plans for technology in the finance department, and leverage the expertise of finance leaders regionwide. An exemplary panel of experts and speakers will be cascading insights and learnings from actual experience and practice.
February 25 – 26, 2020
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre
EmTech Asia is co-organized by MIT Technology Review, the world’s oldest and most respected technology publication since 1899, and Koelnmesse, one of the world’s largest trade fair companies since 1924.
Since its inception in 1999, EmTech has become the world’s most influential conference on emerging technologies that matter, growing into a global community which runs in the US, Europe, South America, China and Singapore.
At EmTech Asia, participants will meet the innovators, the scientists, the investors and the tech executives at the heart of the next technology revolution. Throughout two exhilarating days of networking and learning, they will get inspired from 30 speakers and amazed by the ingenuity of the 20 innovators under 35 and 800 participants who are leaders in their field.
The event will bring together the brightest minds in AI, materials science, biomedicine, immersive media, space, and much more, from around the world to share breakthrough research and discoveries.
Enter the discount code ETA20FINTECHNEWS at registration on EmTech Asia’s website: https://emtechasia.com/registration.
The Open Banking Working Group (OBWG) – Southeast Asia
February 26, 2020
The Working Capitol, 1 Keong Saik Rd.
On February 26, 2020, the Open Banking Working Group (OBWG) – Southeast Asia workshop will bring together industry leaders from around the world into a regional working group where they will share insights, solutions, successes as well as failures.
Participants will hear from experts and those who have actually implemented open banking solutions in numerous markets. Speakers will discuss collaboration opportunities and strategies for banks, insurers and startups, and will share their views on how open banking will evolve in Southeast Asia during 2020.
Use of Machine Learning for Personalization in Retail Banking
February 28, 2020
Seminar Room B1-1, Basement 1, School of Economics & School of Social Sciences Singapore Management University, 90 Stamford Road
At the Use of Machine Learning for Personalization in Retail Banking session, organized by the Singapore Management University, Raghav Mathur, Head of Data Science and Analytics, Grab Financial, Lending, will explore some interesting use cases, provide a recap of machine learning and analytics methodologies powering personalization, and explain why using machine learning for personalization is relevant in the mobile context.
Raghav looks after data science and analytics for Grab’s lending business. He specializes in credit risk analytics from traditional and alternative data sources, machine learning and advanced analytics for a large spectrum of use cases including fraud, marketing, text analytics and the Internet-of-Things (IoT).
CX Leaders Week Asia 2020
March 2 – 5, 2020
Sands Expo & Convention Centre
The CX Leaders Week Asia 2020 will focus on three industry verticals: financial services, media and telecommunications, and energy and utilities. The multi-day event will provide customer experience (CX) leaders an unrivalled opportunity to explore how they can leverage CX to achieve competitive advantage in a fast changing customer and business landscape.
Spanning four days with a series of high-impact discussions, the CX Asia Leaders Week Summit will focus on industry-specific CX trends and developments, how best to maximize CX ROI and drive cross-functionally alignment to embed customer-centricity as an integral part of their organization’s blueprint.
Register here and enter the code FintechNew10SG to get 10% off.
Customer Contact Week Asia 2020
March 2 – 5, 2020
Sands Expo & Convention Centre
As the region’s number 1 contact center event, Customer Contact Week Asia 2020 will provide the region’s contact center leaders with actionable insights on building the contact center of the future through four focused tracks on “AI & Digitization”, ”Automation & Operational Excellence”, “Digital Customer Care & Experience” and “Service & Quality Transformation”.
Featuring more than 40 case studies, the 11th edition will highlight how contact centers leaders can drive continuous value-add to their organization by delivering a high-performing and customer-centric engagement hub.
Register here and enter code FintechNew10SG to get 10% off.
Money 20/20 Asia 2020
March 24 – 26, 2020
Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave
The Money20/20 events are globally acknowledged as the center stage of the payments and financial services sector providing a platform for industry participants to build brand awareness, form partnerships and launch new products.
Money20/20 Asia is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.
This year, Money20/20 Asia will bring actionable, Asia-focused intel to help participants refine their game plans and learn from those already well on their way.
2020 themes will include consumer payments, business-to-business (B2B) payments, financial inclusion, disruptive tech, the platform play, challenger banks, regtech, banking transformation, and more.
Blockchain World Forum 2020 – Singapore
March 26 – 27, 2020
The Blockchain World Forum 2020 – Singapore will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with blockchain.
The event is an initiative in creating an interactive platform for the 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 2020 – Singapore will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including the legal sectors, financial services, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more. Within the conference, there will be an exhibition of technological and business application innovations for the industry.
Leveraging Fintech for Business
March 30, 2020
Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive
Organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS), Leveraging Fintech for Business will help participants deepen their understanding of the rapidly changing fintech landscape and the impact of new innovations on traditional business models. Attendees will be equipped to identify opportunities for disruption, and harness new technologies to build a better business.
Among other key topics, the event will explore current and emerging technologies around financial payments and markets, business model innovations, digital strategy, and advanced analytics.
11th CFO Innovation Asia Forum
May 9 – 10, 2020
At the 11th CFO Innovation Asia Forum, top-tier finance industry stakeholders in the region will convene and share best practices and strategies on developing strategic agility to mitigate the impact of any disruptions and unpredictable economic scenarios; harnessing technology to achieve efficiencies in finance process and remain competitive; re-evaluating and updating their investment portfolio, GRC and tax risk strategies; taking a countercyclical approach to research and development (R&D) expenditures, tech investment, processes streamlining and recruitment to win in the next upswing; adopting green finance to generate long-term sustainable returns.
Echelon Asia Summit 2020
May 14 – 15, 2020
Every year, Echelon gathers APAC’s brightest minds in tech. With over 200 exhibiting companies from Asia hustling for investment and customers, Echelon is the best place for seeking out partners to collaborate and build strategic relationships.
The event will feature three stages where veteran and upcoming entrepreneurs, corporations, investors will shed light on today’s tech landscape insights in Asia, giving participants insights on tech and business trends in the region.
At the exhibition zones, in the lounges, and during facilitated business matching activities, attendees will have countless networking opportunities with investors, corporates, developers, and entrepreneurs.
In 2019, 12,000 participants from 40 countries attended the event, including top innovators, startup founders, key executives and decision-makers from corporates, investors, and representatives from different government sectors across APAC.
June 15 – 17, 2020
Every year, the Finovate conference series presents the latest cutting-edge finance and banking technology. It holds conferences in spring and fall in different world regions and each time with a unique agenda. The aim is to offer attendees insights into the future of fintech through expert speakers, interactive discussion panels, workshops and innovative short-form demos.
This year, FinovateAsia 2020 will feature 30+ demoers showing attendees their latest innovations. Each company has just 7 minutes – with no slides or video allowed. Finovate hand-picks the companies that demo to insure only the best innovations and latest advances in the industry are presented.
This year’s key topics will include the future of fintech in Asia, emerging Asian markets, the impact of regulation and digital transformation to insurtech, investech, payments, lending, virtual banking, AI and blockchain applications.
Singapore Fintech Festival 2020
November 9 – 13, 2020
Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Dr
The Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) is the world’s largest fintech festival and a global platform for the fintech community.
The 2019 festival saw 60,000 participants from 140 countries. Attendees comprised fintech players, technopreneurs, policy makers, financial industry leaders, private equity/venture capitalist investors, and academics. Last year’s event saw a record 569 speakers, close to 1,000 exhibitors and 41 international pavilions.
Like in 2019, SFF will be combined with the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) in 2020 to present SFF x SWITCH. SFF x SWITCH will return from November 9 – 13, 2020, and will build on the energy, ideas and partnerships established in 2019 to further strengthen the ecosystem for fintech and deep tech in Singapore and the region.
9th Annual CIO Leaders Singapore Summit 2020
November 26, 2020
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre
The upcoming 9th Annual CIO Leaders Singapore Summit 2020 is set to bring together over 150 of the country’s leading CIOs, heads of IT, IT directors and technology leaders on November 19 at Marina Bay Sands Expo And Convention Centre.
This year’s theme will be focused around “The Future of Technology and the Workplace” where there will be over 15 presentations, workshops and roundtables taking place over the day.
Attendees will have the opportunity to personalize their own agenda and maximize their time out of the office by engaging in only the most relevant sessions for their business. Topics will include risk management in the digital era, the future of software asset management, cybersecurity in a multi-cloud world, and more.
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