What to expect from Singapore Fintech Festival 2019?

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The world’s largest Financial Technology event, with nearly 45,000 participants from more than 130 countries, is an obvious must-attend for the CFTE team. The Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) takes place in one of the fastest developing regions, Singapore, during the week of 11th-15th of November and is expected to attract thousands of executives, entrepreneurs, investors and regulators from all around the World.

The Festival will be concentrated at the Expo during the first three days (11th-13th) and then spread all over the city to different lab Crawls and industry events to discuss some of the biggest trends and challenges in Fintech. SFF 2019 promises to be even bigger and better than the previous years. Great efforts have been made to ensure more than 300 top-level speakers from leading institutions, allowing participants to get a unique view of Asia’s vibrant Fintech ecosystem. It will be also substantially easier to network with other attendees and speakers through the matchmaking platform SWITCH.

This year’s programme key themes include: 

  • Sustainability, Finance and Tech
  • Future of Finance
  • Investments and Global Markets Opportunities
  • Exponential Technologies

With such an intense agenda, it might be hard to choose what events to attend. CFTE team decided to make it easier for you this year and handpicked the most interesting events that you don’t want to miss:

  • How AI Transforms Compliance (5:30 pm, Monday, 11th November)
    Gain a detailed understanding of the increasingly important role that Artificial Intelligence plays in the Compliance industry, by learning from experts in this field such as the Head of UOB Compliance. Hosted by CFTE, Paypal and UOB with the participation of Onfido and Tookitaki. Register here, and don’t forget to use the code “CFTEXALUMNI” to get a discount.
  • IBF Lifelong Training Hub (Monday 11th – Wednesday 13th) 
    Come to the roadshow to learn more about how jobs will be transformed in the financial industry and the key skills that will be in demand over the next few years. Alessandro di Lullo will be sharing valuable insights on the importance of mastering AI in Finance. Find out more here
  • What SME’s and platforms need to know – 2020 and beyond (Wednesday 13th)
    Janos Barberis (Head of Entrepreneurship, CFTE) will be speaking in the panel discussion at the SFF from 2:45 pm to 3:20 pm: “What SMEs and platforms need to know – 2020 and beyond” along with Chin Kok Poh (Managing Director, Sesami Singapore), Dr Santitarn Sathirathai (Group Chief Economist, Shoppee), Nikhilesh Goel (Co-Founder, Validus Capital Pte Ltd) and Sundeep Mohindru (CEO, M1xchange). 
  • Alumni Meetup (7:30 pm, Wednesday 13th)
    Organised by Singapore’s Local Chapter, we’re gathering our local community of learners and experts for an informal meetup. Register here, and get an opportunity to collect a hardcopy of your certificate by emailing support@cfte.education in advance.
  • 80RR Innovation Lab Crawl (Thursday 14th – Friday 15th)
    Come and visit our booth at the FinTech Hub. Expect an exciting line-up of talks and presentations by international experts from the Regtech, Digital Banking & Artificial Intelligence (AI) firms. Register here.


Register your tickets now at //www.fintechfestival.sg/register-now.

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