The week-long Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) will be back in town this year, with richer and more exciting programmes on the line-up. If you have always wanted to learn more about how technology is changing the financial landscape, come join us.

Register here and use the code “SFF17Partners20” to enjoy a 20% discount on the 3-day conference pass (original price at $779).

 What’s Different?

While the festival will be retaining its Global FinTech Hackcelerator, FinTech Awards and the FinTech Conference as the key components, it will introduce an Investor Summit or “Deal Day” on the final day. The summit will showcase Singapore-based start-ups and disruptive technologies that are worthy of investment to local and global investors, with a view to facilitate FinTech investment deals.

Furthermore, this year’s agendas of RegTech Forum, Tech Risk Conference and FinTech Conference will merge into a single multi-track conference at Singapore Expo. Over 100 renowned speakers will discuss and share their thoughts on areas such as Data Analytics, RegTech, FinTech Application and FinTech Financing.

The conference as a whole will focus on how FinTech is progressing across developed and emerging markets. It will also look at how technology can be utilised to boost financial inclusion and support growth in emerging economies.

“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,” stated Sopnendu Mohanty, the Chief FinTech Officer of MAS.

SFF 2017 will bring together FinTech players, policy makers, financial industry leaders, private equity or venture capitalists, investors, technopreneurs and academics from across the world including ASEAN, Africa and Latin America.

 

Singapore FinTech Festival 2017: Why It Is Different and Eight Reasons You Should Attend
Credit: SG FinTech Festival Facebook Page

 

“Last year’s Festival was a great start. This year’s Festival will be brighter, bigger, better.” -Mohanty

 

Why Should You Attend?

SFF 2017 has something to offer to everyone. Whether you are a start-up or an investor looking to network, there is going to be a huge takeaway from this event. Here are eight reasons why you should attend.

 

Networking

Throughout the festival, regardless of which events you attend, you will be able to interact with the FinTech community from start-ups to inventors to financial institutions and government agencies.

Innovation

Because FinTech and innovation are inseparable, there will be various programmes that will showcase new experiments in the field. Mark your calendar for Innovation Lab Crawl and visit some 20 labs across the nation that will open their doors for demos, exhibitions, and tours. Apart from that, a three-day mega exhibition will also be held at Singapore Expo where you can look at the latest innovations.

Investment

Not only is the festival a platform to build connections, it is also where investors will be able to source for deals and listen to the top 20 global teams pitch their financial solutions at the Hackcelerator Demo Day.

Conferences

By attending these sessions, you will gain valuable insight into the future of the industry as well as share your thoughts and ideas with the experts. They include IBM Fellow and Nobel Prize Winner J. Georg Bednorz who is well-known for his research on superconductivity.

Workshops

Many workshops will take place on the final day of the festival. These include communications strategy, legal issues, financing and digital solutions.

 FinTech Awards

In this Academy-Award-like ceremony, you can witness the crème-de-la-crème of the industry being acknowledged for their efforts.

Live Music

Listening to your favourite playlists is one thing. Watching musicians perform live is a different experience altogether. At the end of the second day of the festival, unwind with some live music brought to you by DJ Shigeki and Singapore’s very own cover bands 53A.

Food

Foodies, rejoice! With an array of choices from street food to high-end delicacies like the sous vide egg with truffle, you can expect to be taken on a journey back to the 1960s of Singapore.

The Singapore FinTech Festival 2017 will be held primarily at Singapore Expo from 13 – 17 Nov 2017.

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Anna Haotanto is the Advisor (former CEO) of The New Savvy. She is currently the COO of ABZD Capital and the CMO of Gourmet Food Holdings, an investment firm focusing on opportunities in the global F&B industry. She is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and heads the Women In FinTech and Partnership Committee. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni. Anna invests and sits on the board of a few startups. Anna is also part of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Career Women’s Group executive committee. Anna’s story is featured on Millionaire Minds on Channel NewsAsia. She hosts TV shows and events, namely for Channel NewsAsia’s “The Millennial Investor” and “Challenge Tomorrow”, a FinTech documentary. Anna was awarded “Her Times Youth Award” at the Rising50 Women Empowerment Gala, organised by the Indonesian Embassy of Singapore. The award was presented by His Excellency Ngurah Swajaya. She was also awarded Founder of the Year for ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards. She was also awarded the Women Empowerment Award by the Asian Business & Social Forum. Anna has been awarded LinkedIn Power Profiles for founders (2018, 2017), Tatler Gen T, The Peak’s Trailblazers under 40 and a nominee for the Women of The Future award by Aviva