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Singapore FinTech Festival returns in person from Oct 31 at Singapore Expo

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The theme of this year’s edition of the SFF is “Building resilient business models amid volatility and change”.

Singapore FinTech Festival 2022 (SFF 2022) will return as an in-person event from Oct 31 to Nov 4 at the Singapore Expo, announced the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Elevandi, a not-for-profit entity by MAS.

Organised in partnership with Constellar, a global player in the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) industry; and in collaboration with the Association of Banks in Singapore.

The Edge Singapore has been one of the SFF’s official media partners since its inception in 2016. The theme of this year’s edition of the SFF is “Building resilient business models amid volatility and change”.

“With the global economy experiencing a surge in inflation and facing risks of a significant slowdown in growth, many fintech firms are striving to stay resilient and viable,” say the  organisers in an Aug 8 press release.

At this year’s SFF, the orgasnisers will bring together conference participants to discuss how are organisations building and redefining business models that can be more resilient to volatile market conditions? How are organisations balancing corporate responsibility and profitability in order to achieve greater stakeholder satisfaction and engagement? How are organisations designing inclusive business models that cater to the needs of the unbanked and underbanked?

Key stakeholders comprising government leaders, regulators, financial services leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and technology leaders will take stock of the drivers of change and examine these three key questions, say the organisers.

Conference sessions

The conference segment of SFF 2022 will comprise a series of Global and Knowledge
Plenary sessions, and an Elevandi Insights Forum.

The Global Plenary sessions see leaders and organisations address resilient business models, while the Knowledge Plenary sessions will feature breakout sessions on web3 and payments; environmental, social and governance (ESG); banking for businesses; insurance and pensions; international growth markets; and fintech regulation.

Meanwhile, the Elevandi Insights Forum will consist of small, deep-dive roundtables, which bring the public and private sector together to address challenges faced by the financial sector.

Exhibition highlights

SFF 2022 will see the return of a physical exhibition featuring over 500 leading organisations, including fintech firms, financial institutions, technology firms and policymakers. They will showcase their latest innovations and developments in the fintech space, say organisers.

The exhibition will also include free-to-access Ecosystem Stages for attendees to get up close with the newest technologies, products and launches from industry players. The Ecosystem Stages will feature product announcements and product showcases from exhibitors; a specially curated ESG Impact Zone; country and sector deep-dives in the World FinTech Festival ; and finalists’ showcases from the MAS Global FinTech Hackcelerator and Polyfintech100 API Hackathon.

Other programmes

Debuting at SFF is the Elevandi Global Founders Network, an exclusive, annual influencer programme that identifies exceptional founders from around the globe who are building sustainable and resilient businesses with a positive impact in the world, say organisers

Chosen through a nomination process, the global founders will be honoured at the SFF and share their 10-minute insights at the Founders Peak.

Participants can also look forward to the winners’ showcase at the SFF Global FinTech Awards and curated networking sessions including an Investors Summit powered by Elevandi Connects.

Sopnendu Mohanty, chief fintech officer at MAS and chairman of Elevandi board, says: “As the leading global knowledge platform for FinTech, SFF 2022 will focus on bringing best-in-class experts to share industry insights to build business models that remain viable and resilient amid the crisis.”

He adds: “The format this year has been enhanced to add numerous intimate and interactive sessions, to foster deeper discussion between the public and private sector stakeholders. The return of an in-person SFF will energise all stakeholders in the fintech community to stay strong and purposeful despite the strong headwinds ahead of us.”

Jean-François Quentin, group chief executive officer of Constellar, says: “We are delighted to bring the global FinTech community together in Singapore, home to world-class events including SFF. The SFF community is a special one that has continued to connect and collaborate on our hybrid event platforms in the past two years. With live events back in full capacity, the return of SFF in-person will enable personalised and immersive event experiences to catalyse new innovations, strengthen networks and build impactful partnerships.”

Visit to register for SFF 2022.

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