FinTech festival kicks off in Singapore today

The third edition of the FinTech Festival kicks off in Singapore alongside the ASEAN summit today. It will begin with the three-day Fintech Conference. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a keynote address in the conference on Wednesday.

IMF, Managing Director Christine Lagarde will also address the audience. The Conference will focus on nine key themes including Artificial Intelligence, AI in Finance, ASEAN FinTech Opportunities; Cyber-Security, Financial Inclusion; Future of Banking; Future of Money. Apart from the Conference, the other attractions of the festival are- Expanded Global Investor Summit, Global Hackcelerator Demo Day, FinTech Awards and Innovation Lab Crawl.

Being held alongside the ASEAN summit, the Fintech Festival features a strong ASEAN theme. Over 250 speakers, 450 exhibitors, 16 international pavilions and close to 40,000 participants are taking part in the festival.

The global summit will showcase the best of next-generation ASEAN start-ups and growth enterprises across all sectors. AI in finance summit will highlight AI and data themes that power the future of financial services and the digital economy.

Global Hackcelerator Demo Day will showcase 20 market-ready FinTech solutions intended to solve real-life industry problems in four categories, including Financial Inclusion and Insurtech and FinTech Awards will recognise innovative FinTech solutions that have been implemented by FinTech companies, financial institutions and technology companies.

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