Still with six months to go, the Monetary Authority of Singapore is already gearing up for the second Fintech Fest in the city-state. In an announcement, MAS indicated that the fintech event will be from November 13 to 17. It will be in partnership with The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and in collaboration with SingEx Holdings.
Last year, the event was graced by more than 13,000 participants from across 60 countries.
The central bank said it will merge 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.These various tracks will include various tracks of conferences on data analytics, tech risk/cyber security, regTech, finTech application and finTech financing.
"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," MAS Chief Fintech Officer Sopnendu Mohanty said.
Apart from the conferences, the Global Fintech Hackcelerator and the FinTech awards will still be one of the highlights of this year's festival.
In addition, an Investor Summit or "Deal Day" will be introduced in the programme line-up. This summit will showcase investment-worthy Singapore-based start-ups and disruptive technologies to local and global investors, with a view to facilitate FinTech investment deals.
MAS is aiming to invite FinTech players, policymakers, financial industry leaders, private equity/venture capitalists, investors, technopreneurs, and academics.