FINEXT ASIA 2019

25th – 26th April 2019, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

 Conference Venue

FiNext Conference Singapore 2019 Gallery

Who Attended

FinTech Startups

If you’re a startup, working on the latest and greatest solution in the finance space. This event will provide you the right platform to show off your solution and your team’s talent to the world!

Investors

We provide the best platform for investors to meet the creators of latest innovations in Finance space, hear out their solutions at length in investor specific sessions, while also allowing you to network with industry leaders.

Banks

Calling on all financial professionals to attend this two-day conference to examine emerging opportunities and innovative solutions for the banking industry. It is your opportunity to get your hands on the latest products and technology that are revolutionizing the future of banking.

Payment Companies

The conference is the pivotal intersection between end users, operations, marketing, finance and technology where we will discuss and answer all of your questions. We will do more than just talk and present products but walk through the experience that helps you personalize the payment solutions.

Media

As FinTech companies pave their way up the value chain, new technologies emerge that revolutionize how the worlds banks, enable their enormous customer base to invest, pay bills and do business. We give them a platform to interact with the industry experts along with the much-needed exposure through our media partners.

Service Providers

Not just the Finance industry but the vendors in this space called Platform Service Providers have emerged in parallel and they need equal acknowledgment as any other entity in this industry. If you are a Financial services company or providing services to Finance firms, this is the place to be.

Speakers

Event Schedule

Registrations, Snacks and Morning Coffee

08:00 AM to 08:45 AM
Kick start your day, grab a cup of coffee and visit the registration desk upon arrival at the conference venue and state your first and last name to check-in and collect your badge. Registration opens at 7.30 AM

Conference Open by Chair

08:45 AM to 09:00 AM
Conference chair would declare the conference open and would set the stage for two days of education, inspiration, and networking, providing technological solutions in the finance industry with a welcome note from our organizing company InternetShine, Inc.

Fintech & Banking – Bridging the Divide

09:00 AM to 09:30 AM
The pace of fintech innovation and investment has rapidly increased in recent years. PWC estimates that within the next three to five years, investments in fintech will exceed over $150bn. However, the firm also highlighted how the lines are being blurred between technology firms and traditional financial institutions in a report entitled, ‘How fintech is shaping financial services’. Accordingly to the research, 83% of the financial institutions who took part in the report believe their business is at risk of being lost to stand-alone fintech companies.

Panel Discussion: Women in FinTech

09:30 AM to 10:10 AM
While there has been a marked change in the number of women working in the fintech industry over the past decade, more needs to be done to ensure they are given the opportunity to rise through the ranks, lead teams, develop company and industry policy as well as invest in the companies and the people that they believe in.

Panel Discussion: Entrepreneurship in Finance

10:10 AM to 10:50 AM
Data from the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Small Business Finances shows that the owners of one quarter of corporations less than five years old, and nearly half of sole proprietorships that age, personally guarantee the debts of their businesses. Given that only a minority of businesses borrows externally at all, this means that most of the capital that entrepreneurs borrow is personally borrowed or personally guaranteed.

Breakfast and Networking

10:50 AM to 11:10 AM
Get coffee and make connections!

Future of Payments

11:10 AM to 11:40 AM
The global payments ecosystem is constantly evolving into a complex global network. As new Fintech startups disrupt the way we move money around the world, businesses of all sizes need to keep informed about the changing payments landscape. To remain relevant and competitive, you need to understand today’s payment trends and consider how to advance your payment processes to meet the demands of modern commerce.

Panel Discussion: Trends in Financial Markets and Services

11:40 AM to 12:20 PM
Embracing disruption examines the forces that are disrupting the role, structure, and competitive environment for financial institutions and the markets and societies in which they operate. The post-crisis regulatory frameworks have been gradually settling into place, and financial institutions have been adjusting their business models accordingly

Digital Disruption and Innovation in the FSI Markets

12:20 PM to 12:50 PM
The financial services industry (FSI) is under siege. Traditional banks are facing competition from non-banking organizations providing banking services.

The diversity of non‐bank competition is increasingly threatening, and consumers are drawn to the non‐bank competition out of convenience, efficiency, security, and the sheer reality that it is state‐of‐the‐art.

Lunch and Networking

12:50 PM to 1:50 PM
Knowledge is exhaustive. Eat and network with industry leaders!

Payments in Asia – Changing the way that 3 billion people bank

1:50 PM to 02:20 PM
Every bank in the world has their eyes on Asia today. When it comes to Fintech, China is undisputably one step ahead of the rest of the world. Four of the largest Fintech unicorns are from China. In fact, the financial arm of the tech giant Alibaba, Ant Financial, is the largest unicorn in the world with a valuation of US$150 billion.

Panel Discussion: Digital Future of Finance

02:20 PM to 03:00 PM
Future Digital Finance brings together some of the brightest minds at American’s most innovative financial institutions. Our content will give you the actionable strategies you need to meet changing consumer expectations and to create meaningful long term relationships with your customers.
Innovation doesn’t happen overnight

Group Photograph

03:00 PM to 03:20 PM
Group Photograph

Evening Snacks, coffee and networking

03:20 PM to 04:00 PM
Get coffee and make connections!

The War of Decentralization: Bringing the Next 100 Million Users to Crypto

04:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Decentralization is a core principle of blockchain-based technology. The Entire Crypto Community right now is moving in a wrong Direction, moving towards Centralization, Where trading in the volatile market of cryptocurrencies that already comes with its fair share of risks, do we really want to take in any of the centralization-related risks as well? Centralized exchanges are often hacked, Centralized Exchanges are “Honeypots for Thieves” as many Experts Quote. Recently, the sudden death of crypto exchange owner who held private-keys to cold-wallet for QuadrigaCX exchange, the exchange lost nearly $140 million of Users crypto assets.

The trend of P2P Crowdfunding in emerging markets

04:30 PM to 05:00 PM
The P2P lending market is driven by growth in emerging markets owing to increase in knowledge of marketplace lending, greater investment transparency, and lower interest rates to consumers. … By end-user types, the market is segmented into consumer credit loans, small business loans, student loans, real estate loans.

Award Distribution: Excellence in Finance - Companies

05:00 PM to 05:20 PM
Held as a part of FiNext, the Awards of Excellence is your opportunity to meet the rock stars of the FinTech industry and hear their inspiring stories of hope and achievement.

Day 1 Closing Remarks

5:20 PM Onwards

Registrations and Morning Coffee

08:15 AM to 09:00 AM
Kick start your day, grab a cup of coffee and visit the registration desk upon arrival at the conference venue and state your first and last name to check-in and collect your badge. Registration opens at 7.30 AM

Practical Disruption: Blockchain for Entertainment Industry

09:00 AM to 09:30 AM
The decentralized system of blockchain helps to create a platform where management is completely automated, and profits are kept by the artists. There might be several other future applications that haven’t been realized yet. As the applications of blockchain become more mainstream and smart contracts prove their usage in distribution and licensing, the movie industry will be able to adapt to the technology in the next few years. Some experts believe that blockchain is a total paradigm shift. But we must keep in mind that the evolution of the digital world can only be realized if the blockchain challenges are solved.

Marketing Innovation in FinTech: Be More Human

09:30 AM to 10:00 AM
In today’s ultra competitive lending market, finTechs have taken a march over traditional banks with their digital first service and speed of closing loan applications. Automation reduces the cost and time of loan processing, improves credit accuracy, assists in the operations optimization and in enabling paperless transactions. Lending automation players are financial institution’s best bet as they often combine the best of what is available in the lending technology market along with relatively fast deployment, and not necessarily heavy upfront investment.

A case of Tacoma: Nurturing a Tech Ecosystem

10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
A successful tech ecosystem allows for many smaller companies to bring innovation to market. Operating alone would be difficult, and in many instances, impossible, without the on-going help of a tech ecosystem in a market typically dominated by a select few large cap companies. In our market, any tech startup will find it very hard to grow but as the market matures the network of support will no doubt make things easier.

Panel Discussion: Banking and Technology

10:15 AM to 10:55 AM
Impact Investing has expanded in scale and importance in part due to new financial technologies. Innovative companies are leveraging new technologies to connect social enterprises with investors and raise awareness about sustainable investing opportunities.

Get coffee, Get snacks, Make connections

10:55 AM to 11:20 AM
Get coffee, Get snacks, Make connections

Token-economy in the distributed cybersecurity solution

11:20 AM to 11:50 AM
A new set of web technologies are enabling a more distributed economic model based upon the blockchain and token markets. These token markets greatly reduce our dependency on centralized organizations and expand markets as systems of distributed organization. In this video we explain the workings of the blockchain, tokens, distributed markets and token investments

Panel Discussion: AI, ML, Blockchain in Finance

11:50 AM to 12:30 PM
In the developing parts of the world, fintech offers financial services to millions of unbanked people. It’s an important innovative tool in ensuring financial inclusion. Unbanked people account for a third of the world population and are mainly concentrated in emerging markets of Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Group Photograph

12:30 PM to 12:40 PM

Lunch and Networking

12:40 PM to 01.50 PM
Don’t get exhausted!

Machine learning based opportunity identification and conversion.

01:50 PM to 02:20 PM
The addition of AI-powered machine learning can not only take the time and hassle out of poring through masses of data, but also finds new ways to monetise this data and deliver personalisation at scale. By providing faster and more intelligent feedback, it’s allowing more time for performance teams to experiment and apply creativity to greater effect; and this is the stuff that will deliver a fast return and greater impact on the bottom line.

Governance in BlockChain

02:20 PM to 02:50 PM
Governance of blockchains is one of the more fascinating and complicated topics in the space. Which blockchain networks can adapt, and how they adjust, will be vital to shaping the future landscape of the industry.

Panel Discussion: How FinTech firms can scale innovation to solve consumer problems.

02:50 PM to 03:30 PM
Emerging technologies, heavily leveraged by FinTech and BigTech firms have created a paradigm shift in customer experience that eliminates multiple pain points across the customer lifecycle.

Coffee and Networking

03:40 PM to 04:00 PM
Get coffee, Make connections!

IEO - Initial Exchange Offering

04:00 PM to 04:30 PM
As the token sale is conducted on the exchange’s platform, token issuers have to pay a listing fee along with a percentage of the tokens sold during the IEO. In return, the tokens of the crypto startups are sold on the exchange’s platforms, and their coins are listed after the IEO is over. As the cryptocurrency exchange takes a percentage of the tokens sold by the startup, the exchange is incentivized to help with the token issuer’s marketing operations.

Non-Profits in Finance

04:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Nonprofit organizations impact communities and individuals by delivering services, providing advocacy, and building community. Behind the scenes, powerful missions, innovative programs, and passionate staff and volunteers are supported by financial activities and decisions. Healthy nonprofit organizations employ financial management practices that build stability and flexibility both today and in the future.

Award Distribution & Vote of thanks!

05:00 PM & Onwards

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