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Why is Singapore hosting the Biggest Fintech Festival of 2020?


We all want something special for Christmas, and this year Singapore has a present for all the loyal Fintech and Banking enthusiasts out there. Possibly the best line-up of a Fintech event ever seen in one place, the Festival offers 24 hours of entertainment for 5 days to help us all have at least one good memory about 2020.

The Festival is being organized by The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) who press released last week that another 40 global satellite events will be taking place across the world as part of the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH) 2020.


  • 7th – 11th December get your diaries ready and don’t expect to sleep much as the online event platform will be going on 24 hours a day
  • SingEx Group will manage the physical and digital experiences for attendees at the various global satellite events, some might even be in-person attended
  • The online event platform will feature a digital city, supported by partners including Accenture, Microsoft and Pico Art International and will feature more than 800 speakers from around the world
  • There will be five global summits to help us prepare for 2021, on the themes of:
    • Economics
    • Infrastructure
    • Impact
    • Investor
    • Talent
  • The Festival allows participants access to market knowledge, opportunities, insights and tips on business culture from over 42 cities in 31 countries from each continent
  • There will be a digital map to help with all SFF x SWITCH activities across Singapore helping participants find the right zone for you to network and meet people


  • Jane Fraser, President of Citi speaking about how the Financial Services Sector will Respond in 2021 on the 8th of December
  • A Fireside Chat with the Winklevoss Brothers about Crypto being the new Safe Haven on the 8th of December
  • Akon speaking about Akoin City & Beyond on the 9th of December
  • Adena Friedman, CEO of Nasdaq speaking about How Technology is Shaping the Future of the Capital Markets on the 10th of December


  • Dr Abhijit Banerjee, 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Guo Shuqing, Chairman, China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission
  • Hong Feng, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President, Xiaomi
  • Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global, Founder, Huffington Post
  • Sallie Krawcheck, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Ellevest
  • Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft
  • Henry M. Paulson, Jr, Founder and Chairman, Paulson Institute
  • Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer, Google and Alphabet
  • Dr Raghuram Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago’s Booth School
  • Eric Yuan, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Zoom o
  • Arvinder Gujral, Managing Director SE Asia and Senior Director Business Development – APAC, China, Australia, Twitter
  • Henry Ma, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, WeBank
  • Candice Ong, Chief Commercial Officer, ShopBack
  • Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS, Institute Director and Chief Executive, The Alan Turing Institute
  • Professor H.S. Philip Wong, Willard R. and Inez Kerr Bell Professor in the School of Engineering, Stanford University

Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer, MAS, said, “The global pandemic has led to a reimagination of how we can deliver SFF x SWITCH as a global platform. To recreate the connectivity, collaboration and networking that have become the hallmarks of SFF x SWITCH, this year’s unique hybrid format will break new ground to create a truly global and inclusive event for the FinTech community. We are delighted to work with key global partners to deliver over 40 global satellite events for attendees across the globe, and Microsoft and Accenture to design this first-of-its-kind global platform for the FinTech community to innovate and forge new connections, anchored on the delivery of a powerful, new digital experience at scale.”

The Biggest Fintech Festival awaits, whether it can also be the biggest online Fintech Festival is up to us, but the teams at MAS, ESG and SingEx are doing their best to ensure the event is exciting. What does 2021 hold for everyone related to this sector?

#Akon #Blockchain #Fintech #Singapore #SFF #SWITCH #ESG #MAS #SingEx #DigitalCity #2021

Author: Andy Samu

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