Asia-Pacific (APAC) has one of the world’s most dynamic fintech ecosystems in the world, a burgeoning landscape that has blossomed on the back of an increasingly supportive regulatory environment, the region’s young and digitally-savvy population and rapid adoption of cutting-edged technology including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and digital payment systems.
In this vibrant and ever-evolving ecosystem, a multitude of fintech events are being hosted each year to showcase the latest developments and innovations. These events provide a platform for industry leaders, startups, investors, regulators, and enthusiasts to gather, exchange ideas, and drive the conversation forward.
In this list, we take a look at the top 18 upcoming fintech events taking place in the APAC region over the next two months. These events will cover some of the industry’s hottest trends and topics, including digital banking, payments, blockchain, insurtech, regtech and AI, and are set to bring together the thought leaders, experts and pioneers who are driving fintech innovation and shaping the industry’s trajectory.
Future Finance Kuala Lumpur 2023
August 24, 2023
The Grand Ballroom, Aloft Sentral Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Future Finance Kuala Lumpur 2023, taking place on August 24, 2023, will focus on the digital transformation of Malaysia’s banking and insurance sectors, aiming to review and discuss the transformation journeys of these sectors.
The event is set to attract over 150 of Malaysia’s most influential business and technology leaders and will provide a platform for banking and insurance professionals to hear from industry experts, network with peers, and discuss current trends in digital transformation.
The one-day event will provide attendees with valuable insights into key topics and industry trends, making the event an ideal platform to network with fellow professionals in the Malaysian retail banking and insurance industry while gaining a better understanding of what it takes to succeed in this rapidly changing landscape.
Topics covered will include mobile banking, artificial intelligence (AI), open banking, digital identity and embedded finance.
Fintech Live Australia
August 28, 2023
The Precinct, 315 Brunswick Street, The Stair Stadium Fortitude Valley, Australia
Fintech Live, taking place on August 28, 2023 at The Precinct in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, Australia, will dive deep into the heart of the fintech revolution, spotlighting three of Australia’s most dynamic fintech companies. The event promises to go beyond mere presentations, offering a thought-provoking panel discussion with the luminaries of fintech and exploring the dynamic shifts occurring in Australia’s finance sector as well as the pivotal role fintech plays in driving this change.
Participants will get to experience firsthand the cutting-edge advancements and groundbreaking solutions shaping the financial landscape, and immerse themselves in insightful discussions on the most significant topics within the industry, gaining unique perspectives from those at the forefront of fintech innovation.
The deep dive will culminate at 17:00 and will be followed by a networking session that will allow registered attendees to engage with like-minded professionals and continue the exchange of ideas over drinks.
Fintech Connect Leaders Summit Asia 2023
August 28 – 30, 2023
Raffles City Convention Centre, 80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore
The Fintech Connect Leaders Summit Asia 2023, taking place from August 28 to 30, 2023, at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore, promises to be a paramount event for digital transformation and payments leaders across top Asian financial institutions and merchants.
The summit, presented by Fintech Connect, will offer participants a unique chance to immerse themselves in the thriving fintech community. As a vital platform for industry pioneers, it promises to facilitate connections and enhance sales pipelines.
Participants will get to hear insightful discussions led by 90+ seasoned speakers hailing from top banking and financial institutions in Asia. These trailblazers have conquered the fintech landscape through ingenious strategies and groundbreaking ideas. They’re poised to divulge their secrets, share success stories, and unveil unexpected tricks.
Attendees will also explore the forefront of cybersecurity, delve into the prospects and risks of ChatGPT, discuss blockchain for tokenizing traditional assets, and contribute to global climate change efforts through blockchain-powered carbon credit generation. All this and more will be delivered through a series of interactive workshops, debates, and knowledge cafes, offering the chance to collaborate and tackle challenges head-on.
Fintech Pitch Night Melbourne
August 29, 2023, 18:00 – 20:30 AEST
246-260 Bourke Street, Level 5, Melbourne, Australia
The Fintech Pitch Night, taking place on August 29, 2023 from 18:00 to 20:30 AEST in Melbourne, will serve as a platform for innovation within the fintech domain.
The event, organized by The Startup Network and Fintech Australia, aims to showcase pioneering concepts and revolutionary ideas emerging within the fintech sector, promising insights and conversations that contribute to the growth of this dynamic field.
Under the theme “Ignite the Future – Fintech Innovators,” the event will bring together forward-thinking minds, startups, and industry experts. Through a series of curated pitches, this event will provide an opportunity to explore the latest advancements that are reshaping financial services.
The evening will see four carefully selected finalists presenting their groundbreaking business ideas to a panel of judges, comprised of industry professionals, entrepreneurs, and domain experts.
Indonesia SME Summit & Expo 2023
August 29 – 31, 2023
Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD City, Pagedangan, Tangerang Regency, Banten, Indonesia
The Indonesia SME Summit & Expo (ISSE) 2023, scheduled to take place from August 29 to 31, 2023, is set to unit over 50,000 active sellers from across Indonesia with key stakeholders in the industry. The event will provide an unprecedented opportunity for diverse segments, including government bodies, online sellers, logistics providers, social media platforms, payments entities and service providers, to converge and foster meaningful connections.
This summit and expo event is a prime opportunity for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) stakeholders and governmental bodies to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the ever-evolving digital ecosystem. This understanding holds the potential to elevate businesses to new echelons of success.
The event will provide a firsthand experience of the contemporary digital landscape that characterizes Indonesia’s SME sector. Attendees will have the chance to delve into key trends of consumer behavior, use-cases, categories, applications, technologies, and cost structures that are driving the industry’s growth.
The Singapore Business Show 2023
August 30 – 31, 2023
Singapore Expo, Singapore
Asia’s largest business show is back for 2023, returning to Singapore Expo on August 30 and 31, 2023. The Singapore Business Show will help SMEs and startups grow and develop with a focus on getting Asia back to business by disclosing the secrets of business innovation and adaptation.
Built from the ground up to equip, educate and encourage the small businesses and entrepreneurs of the world, the Singapore Business Show will gather and showcase the knowledge and services of hundreds of business experts and leaders and feature 300 exhibitors, 350 inspiring seminars and unmissable masterclasses.
The event will help aspiring entrepreneurs and SME and startup owners to start, develop, and grow their dream business, providing them with access to the products, services and guidance to carve their path to success.
Last year, the Singapore Business Show welcomed 5,000 aspiring entrepreneurs, SME and startup business owners through its doors. In its second year, the event is expected to see exponential growth due to the increasing demand for resources in the world of startups.
Get tickets here.
Korea Blockchain Week 2023
September 04 – 09, 2023
Seoul, South Korea
Founded by Factblock, a Web3 ecosystem accelerator, and co-hosted by Hashed, a leading Korean-native venture capital (VC) fund, the annual Korea Blockchain Week event brings together each year the brightest minds in the industry to discuss, redefine, and celebrate the future of finance.
This year, the event will take place from September 04 to 09, 2023, promising an action-packed crypto and blockchain gala featuring keynote speeches by industry heavyweights, panel discussions by world-renowned experts, and networking opportunities for investors and crypto enthusiasts.
The week-long event will be headlined by IMPACT, a two-day conference hosted by Factblock and Hashed, and designed to bring together the industry’s best players and pioneers to discuss artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, decentralized finance (DeFi), and Web3.
Fintech Futures Australia
September 05, 2023, 17:00 – 19:00 AEST
X101, Level 1 NUSpace, University of Newcastle City Campus Cnr Auckland and Hunter St, Newcastle, Australia
The Fintech Futures seminar is scheduled to take place on September 5, 2023, from 17:00 to 19:00 AEST, within the premises of X101 on Level 1 at NUSpace, University of Newcastle City Campus. The seminar is set to delve into the profound influence of fintech on the contemporary landscape of finance, credit, and debt, particularly as they intersect with the lives of young individuals.
As the financial landscape becomes increasingly digitized, the event aims to navigate the complexities that arise. Notably, fintech innovations have introduced transformative shifts in economic dynamics, evolving faster than the research and regulatory frameworks that govern them. Fintech Futures seeks to uncover the myriad ways in which individuals engage with fintech, explore the specific financial information they access, and understand how fintech shapes their financial behaviors and overall well-being.
Featuring notable scholars in the field, the seminar will be geared towards positioning social science research at the forefront of comprehending the evolving trajectory of fintech. The presentations will critically analyze various facets of fintech, from its impact on decision-making to the creation of value within digital platforms, and from gamified debt practices to the influence of gambling.
Global Fintech Fest India
September 05 – 07, 2023
Jio World Convention Center, Mumbai, India
Global Fintech Fest (GFF) is the largest fintech conference in South Asia, jointly organized by the National Payments Corporation of India, the Payments Council of India, and the Fintech Convergence Council. Over the past three years, GFF has demonstrated the pivotal role of fintech in driving sustainable global advancement by showcasing a 360-degree view of its transformative potential.
The theme of GFF23 underscores the need for collaboration and articulates the key imperatives to shape the future of the financial ecosystem globally. The current global macroeconomic indicators are more unsettled than at any point in recent history. The pandemic strained the geo-political situation: soaring interest rates, rising inflation, funding winter, volatile markets and tapering growth are creating complex, once-in-a-generation challenges.
The financial services landscape needs to be re-imagined, resetting the parameters and rebuilding the balance sheets of nations, corporations, and individuals. fintechs would have a key role in making it more efficient and equitable.
Building a resilient financial ecosystem requires deep collaboration between governments, financial institutions, fintechs and consumers, GFF23 will bring together the stake holders to contemplate, discuss and collaborate to create such solutions.
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Fortifying Financial Frontlines: Insider Insights on Fraud Prevention (Online)
September 6, 11:00 – 12:00
Asia’s increasingly digital population and the growing sophistication of bad actors is creating a perfect storm for the rapid rise in fraud.
From sophisticated synthetic ID theft to account takeovers there are no shortages of threats towards consumers in the financial services space.
MoneyLIVE Asia 2023- Singapore
September 12 – 13, 2023
Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore
MoneyLIVE Asia 2023, scheduled for September 12 and 13, 2023, at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, is set to offer an unparalleled platform for professionals in the banking, payments, and fintech sectors to discuss the hottest trends and most pressure issues, and connect with their peers.
Designed to cater to industry leaders and forward-thinkers, MoneyLIVE Asia boasts an impressive speaker lineup and cutting-edge topics that promise to keep attendees at the forefront of the latest developments. Over 60% of the audience represents financial institutions, including top-tier executives at the C-level, presidents, directors, and vice presidents.
This year’s event will provide a valuable opportunity to connect with the brightest minds and cutting-edge insights in the industry. By attending, participants will get to harness the power of collective expertise, gain actionable insights, and position themselves at the forefront of innovation in banking, payments and fintech. Topics covered this year will include digital banking trends, open ecosystems, data management strategies and the future of customer experiences.
September 13 – 14, 2023
Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore
TOKEN2049, Asia’s premier Web3 and crypto conference, will take place from September 13 and 14, 2023 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The event is set to welcome over 10,000 attendees from over 3,500 companies and will feature an expansive programme of over 300 side events and networking opportunities taking place from September 11 to 17, throughout the city-state.
This year’s agenda spans the ever-evolving regulatory landscape, the rise of AI, Web3 gaming, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse, DeFi, scalability, interoperability, and many more. The speaker line-up includes Balaji Srinivasan, founder, investor and author of The Network State; Joe Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys; Stani Kulechov, founder and CEO of Aave; Mike Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Digital; Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon; and Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple.
Gathering global industry leaders, top decision makers and innovators, new additions in the 2023 agenda include hacker houses, technical workshops, and NFT galleries among others.
Get your tickets here.
7th Annual Philippine OpenGov Leadership Forum 2023
September 14, 2023, 10:00 – 16:30
Dusit Thani Manila, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila Philippines
The Philippine OpenGov Leadership Forum is an annual event that brings together governments and enterprises to break down silos, collaborate, and work together on the next phase of digital opportunities.
This year’s event will provide participants with the opportunity to build meaningful connections, meet industry peers, learn from industry leaders, and get exposed to first-hand knowledge and intelligence from subject matter experts across Asia Pacific to accelerate growth and progress.
Topics covered this year will include AI, big data analytics, blockchain, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data centers, data sharing and digital identity.
For the past few years, OpenGov has consistently gathered over 250 top decision makers and civil servants to meet their international counterparts to discuss key issues relating to digital transformation.
See more details here.
Philippines Blockchain Week 2023
September 18 – 22, 2023
Marriott Grand Ballroom, Pasay, Metro Manila Philippines
Philippine Blockchain Week 2023 will take place from September 18 to 22, at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Newport World Resorts in Manila.
The annual convention, which was created to facilitate the education and promote the growth of blockchain technology in the Philippines, will bring together international and local thought leaders from the digital and blockchain industries to discuss the sector’s most pressing issues and biggest opportunities.
The event will feature sessions with renowned experts about blockchain, fintech and the metaverse, workshops, a business exhibition, startup pitch competitions and tournaments, as well as networking sessions.
See more details here.
Insurtech Leaders Summit Kuala Lumpur
September 20 – 21, 2023
Park Royal Collection, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Insurtech Leaders Summit, taking place on September 20 and 21, 2023, will bring together insurers, founders, investors, and experts that are spearheading the industry’s digital transformation and shaping the future of the insurance ecosystem. Experts will discuss the technological advancement, infrastructure systems development, the partnerships that needs to be forged to incentivise innovation and transformational strategies for success in a shifting landscape.
This two-day event is designed to be intense discussions, presentations and hands-on workshops, and aims to address the rapid technological changes within the insurance industry.
The event will delve into topics including achieving excellence in governance and corporate leadership, transitioning from financial products to value propositions, and securing personalized customer experiences for the future.
At the summit, expert speakers will share insights and strategies for navigating the rapidly evolving insurance landscape. Attendees can access exclusive research and data analysis on next-generation risk insurance 4.0, and connect with peers who are paving their own paths to success.
See more details here.
Future Finance Vietnam 2023
September 21, 2023
Mai House Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Future Finance Vietnam 2023, set for September 21, 2023 in Vietnam, stands as the premier convergence of key figures from the banking and insurance sectors within the nation.
Hosted at the five star Mai House Hotel, the one-day symposium will bring together industry trailblazers, each at the forefront of pioneering new technologies and strategies that drive digital transformation. Their insights will center on the utilization of technology to craft innovative solutions that fulfill customer needs while simultaneously fostering business expansion.
Participants will get to network with peers and glean invaluable insights into emerging trends, best practices, and strategies for achieving success. Attendees will not only access invaluable information but also tangible resources with the potential to revolutionize organizational operations.
Scheduled speakers for the summit include:
- Sylwia Kulesza, Executive Vice President, Head of Innovation and Digital Strategy, Techcombank;
- Jonas Eichhort, CEO, Timo;
- Quang Nguyen, CEO, CAKE by VPBank; and
- Duong Nguyen, Chairwoman, EY Consulting Vietnam.
Fintech Festival Asia Thailand
September 27 – 28, 2023
Royal Paragon Hall, 991 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand
Fintech Festival Asia 2023 is set to be an exceptional gathering, featuring an array of industry leaders. Taking place on September 27 and 28 at the Royal Paragon Hall in Bangkok, Thailand, this event will offer a deep dive into the world of fintech. With a focus on collaboration and innovation, the festival will unite visionary thinkers, thought leaders, and experts to shape the future of finance and technology.
The first day’s agenda will include sessions on AI and machine learning’s role in fintech, the future of payments with digital assets, cryptocurrency’s geopolitical implications, the intersection of privacy and cybersecurity, and digital assets and investments.
Day two will build on this momentum, covering emerging investment trends in Asia, blockchain and gamification, smart contracts in fintech, the future of digital banking, fostering fintech innovation, and fintech’s role in cross-border and domestic payments.
Attendees can expect a range of opportunities, from networking and learning about trading, Web3, robotics, and AI, to gaining insights from industry leaders.
Get your tickets here.
Fintech Frontiers Awards Malaysia
October 04, 2023
Dome at Boathouse, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The inaugural Fintech Frontiers Awards Malaysia, organized by Fintech News Malaysia, is designed to honour and celebrate the remarkable achievements and groundbreaking innovations of fintech companies and individuals in the country.
The event, taking place on October 04, 2023, at the Dome, Boathouse in Kuala Lumpur, will recognize the industry’s most innovative startups across seven categories: Top Payment Startup, Top Wealthtech Startup, Top ESG Startup, Top Islamic Fintech Startup, Top Insurtech Startup, Top Lending/Financing Startup, and Top Regtech Startup.
The event will kick off with a glamorous awards night that offers attendees an opportunity to network and celebrate the triumphs of the industry’s best and brightest. The event will culminate in a one-day conference with fireside chats in a captivating exchange of the latest trends in the Malaysian fintech space featuring some of the award winners.
This post originally appeared on TechToday.