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 20-22, 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

Day 1 Session 1

  • 0800 Registration & Morning Tea
  • 0850 Organizer’s Opening Address & Chairman’s Welcome Address
  • Sesssion 1 FinTech Landscape & Regulatory Innovation in APAC

  • 0900 Opening Keynote: FinTech Innovation Landscape in APAC Region
  • 0925 FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Guidelines and Industry Incentives in Singapore
  • 0950 The Regulatory Framework Evolutionfor FinTech Industry in China
  • 1015 FinTech Growth in India: Current Status and Prospects
  • 1040 Networking Coffee Break
  • 1110 The Growth of Australian FinTech Ecosystem and the Way forward
  • 1135 FinTech HK: National Commitments and Innovation Incentives
  • 1200 FinTech Landscape in Southeast Asia Region: Prospects & Challenges
  • 1225 Panel Discussion: Regulatory Innovation in APAC for a Better FinTech Future
  • 1255 Networking Luncheon
  • Sesssion 2 FinTech Funding, 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 Incumbent-FinTech Collaboration & the Future of Finance

  • 1630 FinTechDisruption and the Future of Finance
  • 1700 The Explorations on the Incumbent-FinTech Collaboration Models: the Way to New Finance
  • 1730 Traditional Banks in the FinTech Era: Transformation and the Way out
  • 1800 Digitalization &Change
  • 1830 Chairman’s Closing Remarks of the Day 1 Conference
  • 0800 Registration & Morning Tea
  • 0850 Chairman’s Welcome Address
  • Session 4: Advanced Technologies for Finance: Innovators & Disruptors

  • 0900 Innovation & Commercialization: the IoT Trends & the “Fin”-ternet of Things Reality
  • 0930 DLT &Blockchain: Financial Services in Transition
  • 1000 Blockchain Application Case Study in Estonia: Payment, Trading & Signing Transformation
  • 1030 Networking Coffee Break
  • 1100 Robots and AI “Invasion” in Financial Sector
  • 1130 Applying Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics in FinTech
  • 1200 Virtual and Augmented Reality & the Disruption for Banking and Finance
  • 1230 Networking Luncheon
  • 1400 Cloud Computing in Financial Services: Innovation Trends & Cyber Security
  • 1430 The Future of Identity in Financial Sector: Biometric Technology and Application
  • 1500 Smart Data and Big Data: the Coming of Digital Financial Services
  • 1530 Networking Coffee Break
  • 1600 The Innovative Data Analytics Tools and Models for Financial Services
  • 1630 The Construction of the IT Infrastructure for Next Generation Finance
  • 1700 Quantum Computing & Its Potentials
  • 1730 Panel Discussion: The Rising of Innovative Technologies in Finance: Threats or Opportunities?
  • 1800 Chairman’s Closing Remarks of Day 2 Conference
  • Session 5 The Rise of Diversified FinTechs & Start-Ups Demo Day

  • 0800 Registration & Morning Tea
  • 0850 Chairman’s Welcome Address
  • Payment & Remittance

  • 0900 The Payment Innovation Updates& Future Trends
  • 0930 The New Landscape of Mobile Payments in APAC
  • 1000 E-Wallet Startup Demo
  • 1015 Digital/Virtual Currency Startup Demo
  • 1030 Foreign Exchange and Remittance Startup Demo
  • 1045 Networking Coffee Break
  • Alternative Finance
  • 1115 The Future of P2P Lending &Marketplace Lending in APAC
  • 1130 P2P Lending Startup Demo
  • 1145 Marketplace Lending Startup Demo
  • 1200 Crowd funding Innovation Trends & the Way forward
  • 1230 Crowd funding Startup Demo
  • 1245 Networking Luncheon
  • RegTech
  • 1400 Understanding the Rise of RegTech&Its Innovation Trends
  • 1430 RegTech Application Practices in the UK
  • 1500 RegTech Startup Demo
  • InsurTech
  • 1515 The InsurTech Revolution: What’s the Future of Insurance Industry?
  • 1530 Networking Coffee Break
  • 1600 InsurTech Startup Demo
  • InvesTech & WealthTech
  • 1615 Robo-Advisors & the Revolution of Wealth Management
  • 1645 Robo-Advisor Startup Demo
  • 1715 Digital Investment Platform Startup Demo
  • 1745 Chairman’s Closing Remarks & the End of the 3-Day Conference
  • ***The agenda is subject to changes due to uncertain reasons***

    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.