Singapore, 3 August 2020… The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Enterprise Singapore announced that the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH) will expand to become the world’s first week-long round-the-clock, hybrid digital and physical event. Running from 7 to 11 December 2020, participants may attend in person at key physical locations around the world as well as be connected in an online city experience.
SFF x SWITCH 2020 will provide a combined online-offline platform for the global FinTech and deep tech communities to continue to engage and connect in spite of the current challenges with international travel. The event will feature a hybrid experience knitting together an online city with various physical locations around the world, centred on businesses activities to boost sales cycles, discover partnerships and generate investments.
During ‘Golden Hours’ across time zones, participants worldwide will see keynote speakers from different regions coming together to share their perspectives on topics such as Financial inclusion, Green technologies and Sustainability. REGISTER HERE
The pandemic has underscored that innovation and resilience are what enables us to overcome the greatest challenges. The theme for this year’s event is “People and Talent”. SFF x SWITCH will shine a spotlight on the trailblazing pioneers who have made a difference as well as rising stars with the potential to transform global industries. It will also honour individuals who have demonstrated remarkable resilience in overcoming obstacles to create new opportunities that have significantly advanced our society. The event will support initiatives and community activities that drive talent development, reskilling and upskilling of the finance and tech workforce.
Participants can also look forward to other key events, including Deal Fridays, internship programme, the revamped MAS Global FinTech Hackcelerator and MAS FinTech Awards, SLINGSHOT 2020, and TechInnovation, which will culminate in special digital showcases at the week-long event. A new element this year includes digital events to engage the African FinTech community.
Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft
Jane Fraser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Consumer Banking, Citi
Ajay Banga, Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard
Larry Fink, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Blackrock
Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer, Accenture
Dan Schulman, President and Chief Executive Officer, PayPal
Raghuram Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago’s Booth School
The event agenda spans across five days, and includes presentations and panel discussions on various topics. Click here to see the Agenda