Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

It is my greatest pleasure, on behalf of the Organizing Committee to welcome you to attend the FinTech APAC Connect 2017, to be held on September 20-21, in Singapore.

As how new technologies are changing all other industries, they are disrupting financial industry to an unprecedented degree- a fintech revolution is coming. Technologies are transforming and reshaping the existing financial systems to a new future in a way we still do not absolutely certain yet.

Global investment in fintech increased quickly from 2010-2015; although 2016 saw a little decrease, investors’ confidence in this new industry is still very high.

The rise of fintech industry in APAC is breathtaking, and the growth rate in this region is starting to take the lead. The governments of almost all the APAC major markets, such as Singapore, China, India, HK, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, have taken or are ready to take a positive regulatory approach to encourage fintech developments. And this region will be the biggest potential market for fintech investors, startups, technology providers, as well as other players in the coming years.

The potentials of APAC markets are obvious, while there are still many barriers in the way to fully achieve the fintech potentials, such as regulatory innovation, regional cooperation, technology maturity, costs, risk management, and so on. Moreover, the emerging technologies have cornered the incumbents and it becomes more and more urgent for them to find a way out.

In this sense, a “connect” is badly needed in APAC in terms of regional cooperation, cross-industrial integration and idea sharing. Therefore, the FinTech APAC Connect 2017 comes into place. It’s designed to help your organization to navigate the fintech revolution, and to find the ways out and the ways forward.

I am very much looking forward to meeting you in Singapore!

Best regards,

Organizing Committee of FinTech APAC Connect 2017

Agenda at glance

Session 1 FinTech Landscape & Regulatory Innovation in APAC

  • 0900 FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Guidelines and Industry Incentives in Singapore
  • 0925 FinTech Growth in India: Regulation, Current Status and Prospects
  • 0950 The Regulatory Framework Evolutionfor FinTech Industry in China
  • 1015 Fintech Industry Development in South Korea:Opportunities and Challenges
  • 1040 Networking Coffee Break
  • 1110 The Growth of Australian FinTech Ecosystem and the Way forward
  • 1135 FinTech HK: National Commitments, Regulation and Innovation Incentives
  • 1200 FinTech Landscape in Thailand: Prospects & Challenges
  • 1225 Panel Discussion: Regulatory Innovation in APAC for a Better FinTech Future
  • 1255 Networking Luncheon
  • Session 2 FinTechFunding, Investment &Trends in APAC

  • 1400 FinTech Investment Trends in APAC: Country Index &Sector Priorities
  • 1430 Investment Environment & Public Funding for FinTech in South Korea
  • 1500 VC Investment in Southeast Asia and FinTech Startup Exits Trends
  • 1530 FinTech Investment Models and Risk Management Strategies
  • 1600 Networking Coffee Break
  • Session 3 APIs, Incumbent-FinTech Collaboration & the Future of FinancialServices

  • 1630 FinTech and APIs: the Development Trend of Banks as platforms
  • 1430 Investment Environment & Public Funding for FinTech in South Korea
  • 1700 The Explorations on the Incumbent-FinTech Collaboration Models: the Way to Future Banking
  • 1730 Traditional Banks in the FinTech Era: Transformation and the Way out
  • 1800 Digitalization &Change in Banking
  • Advanced Technologies in Financial Services: Potentials & Use Cases

    day is designed to explore the potentials ofadvanced technologies in financial sector with pilot use cases.

    Session 4 DLT&Blockchain: Potentials & Use Cases in Financial Services

  • 0900 The potentials of DLT in Financial Services
  • 0930 The Latest Innovations and Advances in Blockchain Technologies
  • 1000 How to Implement Blockchain in Banking
  • 1020 Blockchain, DLT and the Capital Markets Journey
  • 1040 Networking Coffee Break
  • 1110 Panel Discussion: Challenges of Implementing DLT &Blockchain Technologies
  • Session 5 Artificial Intelligence (AI): Potentials& Use Cases in Financial Services

  • 1140 Application of Robotics Process Automation (RPA) to Improve Operational Efficiency in Banks
  • 1200 Chatbots and Customer Experience Improvements for Financial Institutions
  • 1220 Rob-Advisors: the Future of Finance
  • 1240 How Machine Learning is Evolving Private Investing
  • 1300 Networking Luncheon
  • Session 6 Big Data, Data Analytics& Data Security:Potentials & Use Cases in Financial Services

  • 1400 Big Data Management in the Financial Digitalization Revolution
  • 1430 Developing a Big Data Strategy and Roadmap
  • 1500 Using Data to Drive Business and Product Innovation
  • 1530 Networking Coffee Break
  • 1600 I Miss My Long and Romantic Walks to My Bank Branch
  • 1630 Cyber Security & Data Protection
  • Session 7 Biometric Technologies:Potentials& Use Cases in Financial Services

  • 1700 The Future of Identity in Financial Sector: Biometric Technology and Application
  • 1730 Panel Discussion: The Rising of Innovative Technologies in Finance: Threats or Opportunities?
  • 1800 Chairman’s Closing Remarks of Day 2 Conference
  • Financial Services Innovation & Fintech Start-Ups Demos

    This day is designed to show the latest progresses and innovation trends of FinTechs in various hottest discussed sectors, with leading startup demos.

    Session 8 Innovations in Payments

  • 0900 Bridging the Gap to Help Payments Thrive
  • 0920 Driving Innovation in Cross-Border Payments
  • 0940 Distributed Ledger Technology to Realize Real-Time Cross Border Commercial Payment
  • 1000 Digital Transformation in Corporate Payments
  • 1020 Networking Coffee Break
  • 1050 Mobile Payments: the Future of Corporate Payments
  • 1110 The Trends of Open Payments
  • 1130 Utilising the Blockchain for Clearing and Settlement
  • 1150 E-Wallet Startup Demo
  • 1205 Digital/Virtual Currency Startup Demo
  • 1220 Panel Discussion: The Innovative Trends of Payments
  • 1250 Networking Luncheon
  • Session 9 Innovations in RegTech

  • 1400 Understanding the Rise of RegTech &Its Innovation Trends
  • 1430 RegTech Application Practices in the UK
  • 1500 RegTech Startup Demo
  • 1515 Panel Discussion: the Rising of RegTech: Opportunities and Challenges
  • 1545 Networking Coffee Break
  • Session 10 Innovations in Lending &Crowdfunding

  • 1545 The Future of P2P Lending &Marketplace Lending
  • 1615 Lending Platform for Small Business Startup Demo/li>
  • 1630 Marketplace Lending Startup Demo
  • 1645 Crowdfunding Innovation Trends & the Way forward
  • 1715 Crowdfunding Startup Demo
  • 1730 Chairman’s Closing Remarks & the End of the 3-Day Conference
  • FinTech APAC Connect 2017, covering the regions like Singapore, China, India, HK, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, will reveal regulatory innovation, regional cooperation, technology maturity, costs, risk management, showing the comprehensive regulation framework and applicable technologies in this market. Download the brochure to know more details.