December 3, 2020

CFTE joins the Central Bank of Hungary and the Budapest Institute of Banking for the World Fintech Festival in Budapest

The Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) is cooperating with MNB, the Central Bank of Hungary and the Budapest Institute of Banking during the World Fintech Festival in Budapest, an official partner event of the Singapore Fintech Festival, which this year will be celebrated in 40+ global FinTech hubs around the world – Hungary being one of. CFTE will be participating in 3 of the events on the 8th and 9th of December this year.

The Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) will be supporting the World Fintech Festival in Budapest, in partnership with the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF). Both CFTE co-founders Huy and Tram Anh Nguyen are Ambassadors of this year’s edition of SFF​. As part of its involvement in the occasion, CFTE will be participating in 3 SFF events during the World Fintech Festival in Budapest.

On the 8th of December, CFTE and the Budapest Institute of Banking (BIB – the training arm of the Central Bank of Hungary) will be hosting the Future of Payments Awards, an event featuring keynote speakers and panel discussions on innovation in the payments’ realm. Speakers on the event include Executive Vice-President of Mastercard Liz Oakes; Director-General of the National Bank of Cambodia, Serey Chea; former Director-General of the European Central Bank Jean-Michel Godeffroy; and many more high-calibre experts. During the event, the results of the Future of Payments Awards competition will be announced and the Payments in Digital Finance online programme co-created by CFTE and BIB​ will be launched.

On the 9th of December Tram Anh Nguyen, CFTE co-founder, will take part in the financial inclusion panel, featuring Chief Digital Officer, Executive Directorate for Digitalization of The Central Bank of Hungary Aniko Szombati; Global Head, Banks Research & Co-Head of FinTech Theme Group at Citi Ronit Ghose; Director of Product Strategy at Mojaloop Foundation Lesley-Ann Vaughan; and CFO at Momo Manisha Shah.

Huy Nguyen Trieu, also CFTE co-founder, will also provide input to the Green & Sustainable Finance session featuring Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Hungary Csaba Kandrács; Digital Asset Co-Founder & CEO Yuval Rooz; Global Green Growth Institute, Assistant Director-General Susanne Pedersen; and Professor of Finance & Director of the Fintech Research Center at Fudan University, Charles Chang.

“Our long-lasting relationship with the CFTE team helped us organising this world-class event with global participation and global reach. The innovative and conscious mindset of MNB touching upon on so interconnected issues as the spread of digital payments and the necessary steps to boost mindful financial inclusion is open to partner with friends with similar objectives”.

Chief Digital Officer of MNB Anikó Szombati says

“The stunning innovations in payments have been not just reshaping the financial sector, but business models in the economy itself. This event is the best occasion to celebrate the launch of the ‘payments in digital finance’ programme. It is the most comprehensive one in digital payments, it helps upskilling and inspiring people from the tech world through commerce till banking, from start-ups through incumbents till regulators”

Executive Director of Magyar Nemzeti Bank and CEO of BIB Gergely Fábián comments

“We’re thrilled to be working alongside the Central Bank of Hungary in the World FinTech Festival in Budapest for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relationships between Singapore and Hungary and. With Budapest Institute of Banking we’re extremely delighted to invite people around the world to attend the launch of the largest programme of Payments in Digital Finance and the Payments Awards”

notes Tram Anh Nguyen

These events will be taking place as part of the Singapore Fintech Festival, but the Future of Payments Awards on the 8th of December will be open to the public. CFTE would love to invite everyone to register and attend the even for free and benefit from expert-led discussions on the future of payments.


About CFTE:

The Centre for Finance, Technology & Entrepreneurship (CFTE) is a global education platform that aims to equip financial professionals with the necessary skills to remain competitive in a rapidly changing industry. With offices in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, CFTE partners with Fortune 500 companies to build their knowledge in Financial Technology, whilst simultaneously supporting their digital transformation process. In a tech world, we bet on people.

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CFTE next launches:

Payments in Digital Finance Specialisation: Since the moment humans began trading and exchanging value, payments have existed. Payments are a fundamental pillar to our economy and carry unique social importance. In a digital era, technological innovations have radically transformed the way value is exchanged, and with it came new concerns on security and data privacy and changes in regulation. CFTE is in the works to create a new specialisation on all things on payments, providing content from top industry experts, for you and your skill progression. To stay updated on our newest course, email: [email protected]

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