11 Fintech Events to Attend in APAC in Q2 2024

11 Fintech Events to Attend in APAC in Q2 2024

by April 12, 2024

In Asia-Pacific (APAC), the financial landscape is evolving rapidly amid technological advancements, changing customer expectations and the rise of fintech. This vibrant ecosystem is demanding finance and fintech professionals to stay updated with the latest trends and innovations.

Against this backdrop, numerous fintech events are being organized across the region, serving as hubs for networking, knowledge-sharing, and showcasing cutting-edge solutions. Here’s a curated list of the top fintech events taking place in APAC in Q2 2024.

World Financial Innovation Series

April 15 – 16, 2024

Melia Hanoi, Vietnam

World Financial Innovation Series

Despite its relative infancy, Vietnam’s fintech sector is experiencing rapid growth, projected to exceed $18 billion by the year 2024. The country has emerged as a magnet for investment, attracting significant capital, with notable achievements such as raising $375 million in funding during the third quarter of 2021.

This growth is attributed to several factors, including supportive government policies aimed at fostering economic expansion, a population that embraces mobile technology, and a substantial number of opportunities for industry involvement. Over the past six years, the fintech industry in Vietnam has expanded by more than fivefold, with 95% of Vietnamese banks actively adopting the latest technologies for digital transformation.

In response to this burgeoning sector, both the Ministry of Finance and the State Bank of Vietnam have collaborated to establish a regulatory sandbox, aimed at promoting technological innovation within the financial ecosystem. Furthermore, Vietnam’s Prime Minister has endorsed the pilot use of cryptocurrency by the State Bank of Vietnam. The government’s overarching agenda now focuses on the complete digital transformation of the Vietnamese economy through the National Digital Transformation Programme.

In collaboration with the Vietnam Banks Association (VNBA), the World Financial Innovation Series is returning to Vietnam this year to provide a direct avenue for engagement with the country’s financial services industry. The event, which will take place on April 15 and 16, 2024, at the Melia Hanoi, will convene over 500 technology and business leaders from prominent banks, insurance companies, and micro-finance institutions across the nation.

The event will comprise three main components:

  • A conference featuring presentations by industry leaders on key topics and enriched by Q&A sessions, serving as a platform for thought leadership and the dissemination of cutting-edge knowledge essential for the growth of the business community;
  • An exhibition where organizations will have the opportunity to showcase their offerings to pre-qualified delegates in real-time, utilizing technology to enhance their demonstrations and generate leads from top companies in the industry; and
  • An exclusive networking session designed to facilitate informal interactions among attendees, fostering connections with industry peers, thought leaders, and potential customers.

2024 Asian Banking and Finance Forum – Bangkok

April 23, 2024

Shangri-La Bangkok, Thailand

2024 Asian Banking and Finance Forum - Bangkok

The Asian Banking and Finance Forum 2024 is scheduled to take place on April 23, 2024, at the Shangri-La Bangkok in Thailand. This event aims to serve as a prominent gathering for key figures and leading minds in the banking, finance, and insurance sectors across Asia. It strives to facilitate dynamic exchanges of innovative ideas, cutting-edge strategies, and best practices shaping the future of the industry.

At the Asian Banking and Finance Forum 2024, attendees will have the opportunity to forge meaningful relationships, engage in thought-provoking conversations, and establish valuable contacts through interactive sessions and networking opportunities designed to foster collaboration and partnerships.

They will also gain to absorb insights from renowned leaders through compelling talks, panel discussions, live case studies, and presentations that unveil the latest trends, challenges, and breakthroughs in Asian banking and finance.

Moreover, participants will stay abreast of technological innovations and regulatory changes transforming the financial landscape, gaining a competitive edge by learning from success stories and strategies implemented by industry leaders. Acquiring actionable insights and knowledge directly applicable to organizational optimization, customer service enhancement, and growth strategies will be a central focus.

The 2024 Asian Banking and Finance Forum event series spans various financial hubs across the region, commencing in Ho Chi Minh City on March 12, followed by Bangkok on April 23, Jakarta on May 14, Kuala Lumpur on June 25, and concluding in Manila on October 01. The event is positioned as a catalyst for progress and industry advancement in Asia, catering to seasoned executives and emerging leaders alike.

Money20/20 Asia (FNN Recommendation)

April 23 – 25, 2024

Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Money20/20 Asia

Money20/20 Asia will set to take place from April 23 to 25, 2024 in Bangkok at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. The event will gather an exceptional lineup of influential speakers, industry experts, and decision-makers to explore the latest trends, technologies, and strategies shaping the future of fintech and financial services. The show will feature a dynamic agenda comprising keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel discussions, and interactive workshops, offering attendees unparalleled opportunities for learning, collaboration, and networking.

In addition to its content-rich program, Money20/20 Asia will showcase the latest advancements in fintech across a wide range of sectors, including payments, banking, regtech, insurtech, lending, and more. The show will also address key industry themes such as financial inclusion, sustainability, cybersecurity, and regulatory frameworks.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the latest innovations, engage in product demonstrations, and forge strategic partnerships that will drive growth and shape the future of fintech in Asia.

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April 30, 2024

Deloitte, Sydney, Australia


Scheduled for April 30, 2024, in Sydney, Australia, #ACCELERATERegTechGlobal is the Regtech Association’s global program series designed to elevate conversations surrounding regtech and suptech. This initiative brings together policymakers, supervisory authorities, innovation leaders, risk experts, and technologists to discuss opportunities, challenges, and emerging trends in a supportive environment.

Themes for the 2024 series will revolve around “Protecting People”, covering topics such as cyber/scams/fraud, financial crime, applications using generative artificial intelligence (AI), data and privacy, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.

The agenda for the 2024 Australian event includes a keynote address on regional regtech perspectives, a fireside chat on the importance of regtech in consumer protection, a panel session discussing the thoughts of regtech customers, a regtech showcase where five companies will address the conference themes, the announcement of winners of the RTA Regtech Awards for the APAC region, as well as a networking session.

Malaysia Wealth Management Forum 2024

May 08, 2024

Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia Wealth Management Forum 2024

The Malaysia Wealth Management Forum 2024 will take place on May 08, 2024, at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hosted by Hubbis, this annual event serves as a platform for the private wealth management community to analyze how Malaysia’s wealth market is evolving and explore the growth opportunities in the market.

The Malaysia Wealth Management Forum 2024 will feature a half-day-plus format starting at 09:00 and concluding at 14:00 after lunch, offering an efficient and engaging agenda, discussions, and networking opportunities. It will bring together professionals in the private wealth management community, including senior management, gatekeepers, relationship managers from local retail banks, private banks, asset management companies, securities firms, independent and digital wealth managers, as well as professional advisers like lawyers and tax specialists.

Key elements of the event include specialist presentations, panel discussions, and an opportunity to hear from more than 20 local and international speakers who are experts in the Malaysian onshore and offshore wealth management and wealth advisory and solutions community. Networking opportunities, coffee breaks, and lunch will also be provided.

Topics covered during the event will include trends, opportunities, and challenges for the industry, wealth migration, evolving platforms and propositions, strengthening customer lifetime value, strategies to pursue the wealth opportunity in Malaysia, and more.


BFSI IT Summit

May 16, 2024

JW Marriott Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia

BFSI IT Summit

The BFSI IT Summit, slated for May 16, 2024, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, is a premier event designed for technology and innovation leaders in the Indonesian banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) sector. This invitation-only, in-person summit, themed “Digitally revolutionizing the Indonesian BFSI industry”, aims to address the accelerated digital transformation and rapidly changing business environments shaping the Indonesian BFSI sector.

Bringing together over 120 CTOs, CIOs, CISOs, heads of digital transformation, IT infrastructure, cyber security, information and communication technologies, and other IT experts from the BFSI industry, the summit will serve as a platform for learning and networking. Participants will delve into the industry’s challenges and identify best practices for overcoming them, focusing on policies and strategies to create a diverse and effective financial sector. Key topics of discussion will include digital banking, financial inclusion, digital payments, data privacy, and protection.

The event boasts an impressive lineup of speakers for 2024, including:

  • Andang Nugroho, President, ISC2 Jakarta Chapter
  • Miguel Soriano, Senior Operations Officer – Financial Institutions Group, International Finance Corporation (IFC) – World Bank
  • Arif Ilham Adnan, Chairman of the Permanent Committee of the Jakarta Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Founder and Co-Chairman of the Association of Digital Leaders Indonesia
  • Charles Budiman, Chief Digital Officer, Maybank Indonesia
  • Anton Pranayama, Chief Information Officer, PFI Mega Life
  • Purnama Sulfa, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Bank Mandiri Taspen
  • Krisna Kurniawan, Vice President – Governance, Risk, and Compliance – SHINE Project, PT. Bank KB Bukopin Tbk
  • Sigit Prihatmoko, Vice President-Corporate Innovation Centre, Bank Negara Indonesia
  • Lusiana Saleh, Head of Digital Banking, Branchless & Partnership, CIMB Niaga
  • Wahyu Prasetyo, Head of IT & Cyber Risk Management, PT Bank Mega Tbk
  • Destya Pradityo, Head of Digital Strategy, Allo Bank Indonesia
  • Benny Jioe, Head of Digital Transformation, Zurich Insurance
  • Toto Hugo, Chief Technology Officer, IFABULA
  • Irina Latushkina, Chief Business Development Officer, AIROME Technologies


Singapore AI Week

June 02 – 09, 2024


Singapore AI Week

Singapore AI Week, scheduled from June 02 to 09, 2024, in Singapore, will encompass a series of independently organized side events focused on SuperAI. The main events are set to take place on June 05 and 06, 2024.

Attendees can expect a wide range of activities, including meet-ups, workshops, hackathons, and exclusive networking opportunities. This week-long event aims to bring together professionals, enthusiasts, and experts in the field of artificial intelligence to discuss, learn, and collaborate on various topics related to AI.

The Finnies 2024

June 06, 2024

Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont, Sydney, Australia

The Finnies 2024

The Finnies 2024, slated for June 06, 2024, will be held at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf in Pyrmont. Now in its eighth year, The Finnies continues to be the foremost awards ceremony recognizing excellence within the Australian fintech industry. The event serves to highlight the accomplishments of founders and innovators who have made significant contributions to the sector, often showcasing unsung innovation within the industry.

This year, over 20 awards will be presented, including categories such as Best Workplace Diversity, Positive Impact, Emerging Fintech Leader Of The Year, Female Fintech Leader Of The Year, and Outstanding Fintech Leader Of The Year.

Insurtech Connect Asia 2024 (FNN Recommendation)

June 04 – 06, 2024

Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore

Insuretech Connect Asia

ITC Asia is the region’s largest insurance event – offering unparalleled access to the most comprehensive and global gathering of insurance industry incumbents, tech entrepreneurs and investors.

Over the course of three days, the industry will convene to share their insights and trends in the insurance market, learn how to increase productivity and reduce costs through innovation and digital transformation. The result of this gathering will enable you to increase your industry knowledge, improve efficiency and ultimately enrich the lives of policyholders. The superlative networking, with tens of thousands of meetings, is one of the hallmarks of an ITC event.

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Future Finance | Singapore 2024

June 20, 2024

Aloft Singapore Novena, Singapore

Future Finance | Singapore 2024

Future Finance | Singapore 2024 is scheduled for June 20, 2024, at the Aloft Singapore Novena in Singapore. This event will offer invaluable insights into navigating Singapore’s dynamic financial landscape, focusing on open banking strategies, optimizing customer journeys in the digital age, and capitalizing on emerging fintech trends. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with top industry leaders and gain insider strategies for success.

During this event, participants will explore the vast potential of open banking, gain a deeper understanding of evolving customer expectations, and prioritize profitability in their digital strategies. Industry leaders, such as HSBC Life Singapore’s CEO, will share their insights on optimizing customer journeys and striking a balance between innovation and maintaining a human touch. Companies like GXS will provide valuable insights on engaging customers throughout their lifecycle, delivering seamless services, and accelerating innovation to seize new opportunities. Attendees will also engage in discussions on building collaborative ecosystems and explore the future of Singapore’s financial landscape.

Key thought leaders scheduled to speak at the event include:

  • Harpreet Bindra, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Life Singapore
  • Jean Fernandes, Group Chief Financial Officer, GXS
  • Nadeesha Senaratne, Head of Retail Products and Journeys, HSBC
  • Joey Tan, Head of Customer Experience, GXS
  • Isabella Carvalho, Head of Digital, Chubb Asia Pacific
  • Roopa Malhorta, Head of Customer & Digital, Asia Pacific, Zurich Insurance
  • Marnix Zwart, Global Head of Partnerships Retail Bank, Standard Chartered
  • Alp Altun, Chief Business Applications Officer, Prudential
  • Rafael Lam, Partner, Bain & Company (Event Chairperson)

Future Finance | Manila 2024

June 26, 2024

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, the Philippines

Future Finance | Manila 2024

Future Finance | Manila 2024 will take place on June 26, 2024, at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in the Philippines.

Attendees will have the opportunity to draw inspiration from industry leaders such as RCBC and FWD Philippines, who are at the forefront of digital innovation. RCBC will share insights on creating customer-centric solutions while harnessing the power of technology, demonstrating the importance of balancing innovation with customer-centricity. FWD Philippines will showcase their success in operating like a tech company, emphasizing seamless digital experiences and empowering their team to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Featured speakers at the 2024 event include:

  • Lucose Eralil, Executive Vice President and Head of Enterprise Technology and Operations (ETO), Security Bank
  • Samson Kenneth Radovan, Head of Transformation, AIA
  • Lito Vilanueva, Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation & Inclusion Officer, RCBC
  • JC Principe, Chief Information and Transformation Officer, FWD
  • Sara Ann Venturina, Chief Data Officer, GCash
  • Lester Cruz, Head of Customer Franchise, UNO Digital Bank
  • Michelle Fernandez, Head of Digital Experience, GCash
  • Ronaldo Jose “Ron” Puno, Chief Technology & Transformation Officer, UnionBank
  • Lionel Gacad, Chief Experience Officer, GOTyme Bank
  • Masayuki Fujimoto, Head of Technology Philippines, Standard Chartered
  • Charisse Rossielin Cruz, Financial Services Business Consulting Partner, SGV/EY


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